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Introducing Emma Lokai

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We don’t know much about Emma Lokai, but what we do know is that she’s a Mississauga-based artist who’s been flying under the radar, up until now that is. We managed to find her soundcloud page (shout out HustleGRL), and we instantly fell in love with her sound! Normally, we’d wait to do an interview, but in this case her music is too good to not share immediately! Until we get the chance to speak with Emma, we’ve posted a few of our favourite songs below.

Enjoy!

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Our brother, Bryan Espiritu of The Legends League, just released this video re-cap of his “Naturally Born Strangers” Pop Up Shop and Concert. For those that missed out, the night was a celebration of fashion, culture, community and music with the help of local artists like Rich Kidd, Tona, Adam Bomb, and more. Pay attention Toronto, movement’s like this play an important role in defining who we are as a city. #1LLOVETO

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For more info: thelegendsleague.com

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The Toronto boys from BADBADNOTGOOD are back with the first official single “Can’t Leave The Night” from their forthcoming debut album III, due out May 6th, 2014.

“This album is the sum of all the experiences and growth we’ve had over the past couple of years, touring everywhere, playing with all kinds of brilliant people, learning from everything that’s happened to us, and honing in on this knowledge to make something truly special” explains drummer Alex Sowinski.

Previously: BADBADNOTGOOD – “CS60″

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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

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Ivanunkown – “Fickle”

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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…

Now available on iTunes!

Previously: Introducing Ivan Unknown

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Send Boi-1da’s #TeamTO to SXSW

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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!!!

PLEASE DONATE HERE

For more info: thebeatacademy.com

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Toronto-based DJ Spoonz just released an ALL TORONTO mixtape, featuring music by Partynextdoor, Luu Breeze, Rochelle Jordan, Adria Kain, Majid Jordan and many more.

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!

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