The “L” Word is a series of posts where we feature songs and videos with the word “LOVE” in the title. For most of us, music plays a major role in our lives, especially when it comes to the topic of LOVE. From break-ups to make-ups and everything in between… music has been there along the way. We hope that you’ll be able to relate to some, if not all, of the songs we post.
In this edition of The “L” Word, we’ve selected a Vimeo Staff Pick by Route 94 – “My Love” ft. Jess Glynne. The video was shot entirely with a FLIR thermal camera and was directed by Ryan Staake. Enjoy!
Previously: The “L” Word: Game Of Love
Ivanunknown may have to change his name after his latest release “Fickle”, which has put a spotlight on this Toronto-based artist. If you’re into music like JMSN, Jai Paul, or The Weeknd, there’s a good chance you’re going to like what you hear on “Fickle”. You don’t have to take our word for it, listen for yourself…
Previously: Introducing Ivan Unknown
Maylee Todd releases a new music video for “Hieroglyphics” off her Escapology album. The video was shot in Japan while Maylee was playing shows for Billboard Live. The impromptu video was directed by Jason Lutz, Fred Yurick, and Maylee Todd.
For more info: mayleetodd.com
Previously: Maylee Todd – “Baby’s Got It” (Video)
Toronto’s Beat Academy and hit-maker Boi-1da have hand selected 8 talented local producers to represent Toronto (#TeamTO) at this years SXSW MUSIC FESTIVAL’S first ever International ‘Team Beat Battle’ in Austin, Texas. Multi-Platinum Grammy Award-Winning Producer Boi-1da (Drake, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Eminem and more) is the official Coach with an impressive line up of up-and-coming producers including: 17 year old Wondagurl (from Jay Z’s latest album), Rich Kidd, Chef Byers (produced OB’s “Steve Nash”), Nick Nikon, Superville, 2oolman, DZL, and C-Sharp.
#TeamTO needs our help! They’ve launched their kickstarter campaign in the hopes of raising funds for the trip. Donations will help pay for flight, accommodations, food, travel and documentation. There’s only 3 days left to donate. Let’s continue to put Toronto on the map!!!
For more info: thebeatacademy.com
Follow @1LOVETO #TeamTO
ABOUT SOON COME VOL. 1
DJ’s were always known as the ones to introduce new music to the world, somewhere along the way we stopped doing that. I decided to make this mixtape to showcase the talent that currently resides in my home town, Toronto. This is the first of many.
I wanted to create something you can vibe to, something people can be proud to share to the world as well. I often get asked “who got next?” Well, this is a collection of the ones I believe got next, the ones that are ready to shock the world and propel the Toronto music scene.
The mixtape aptly titled “Soon Come” pays homage to the Jamaican culture that has influenced our language and the Toronto slang. Soon Come means I’ll get there when I get there. In so many ways I think this relates a lot to Toronto, as we’ve never been in a rush to please the masses. The artists that are featured on this album are perfectionists, some have been in the game for awhile and some just starting out, but they all share the same desire to put out quality music on their own accord.
Without further adieu I give you Soon Come Vol. 1!
Steve Aoki’s label Dim Mak records just released a collection of their greatest hits from 2013, which happens to feature Toronto’s very own Keys N Krates. If you’re in Toronto tonight, head down to the Hoxton to see the boys from Keys N Krates perform live!
Check out a quick video interview from “The Aoki Files” (Miami Edition) with Keys N Krates.
Previously: Keys N Krates – “I Just Can’t Deny” (Video)