Toronto-based duo Free n Losh release their first all-original single “Lost”, which features the soulful vocals of Toronto’s Cat Lewis. “Lost” is the debut release off recently launched LA-based, charity-driving record label, Next Wave. Next Wave, seeks to raise money for various charities each month by providing FREE DOWNLOADS to listeners in request for donations to the charity of their choice. This month it is The World Wildlife Fund.
Previously: Free n Losh – “You Had My Mind”
Did somebody say ‘new artist’? Well, Francesco Yates is the newest artist from Toronto making noise south of the border, with his latest single and video for “Call”. His sound has even caught the attention of award-winning artist/producer Pharrell Williams, so who knows what these two might come up with!
For more info: francescoyates.com
Toronto-based duo Majid Jordan drop their first official single and music video for “A Place Like This” off their upcoming EP due out July 22nd on iTunes. If you’re unfamiliar with the name Majid Jordan, just think back to that Drake hit record “Hold On, We’re Going Home” and you should remember the feature from the virtually unknown Majid Al Maskati and Jordan Ullman. Pay close attention, because they’ll be releasing a lot more music and visuals over the next few months.
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It seems like Toronto-based band Beatface are back with a new single entitled “Turtle Cove”. This summer vibe song is perfect for that late night chill session, road trip playlist, or even cottage life. Give it a listen and let us know what you think?
Previously: Beatface – “I Wanna Love U”
Summer is in full swing and we’re back with one of our biggest SUMMER SALES events to date! Join us this weekend, Friday-Sunday at The Distillery District as part of Bacardi’s Festival Libre. Our pop up shop will be featured in this three-day cultural experience, celebrating rum culture in Toronto’s largest licensed outdoor patio! There will be everything from live music, food, cocktails, art, fashion, and of course more rum than you can drink.
Tees and Tanks are on sale for $20 this weekend, or 2 for $35! Make sure you check out the map below to see where all the action is taking place!
For more info: festivallibre.ca
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Tom Chitty is a Toronto-based illustrator, cartoonist, and animator who’s worked in digital media, video production (directing and storyboarding animation), as well as publishing. We found some of his Toronto centric prints and thought we’d share them with you. If you like what you see here, he’s also drawn some major city landmarks such as Honest Ed’s, Sam The Record Man, Trinity Bellwoods Park and more.
For more info: drawnbytom.com
Canada vs. America. No matter the context or competition this rivalry is deep rooted. The Battle of America’s is a series wherein a Canadian and American team of 12 producers, compete 1 nation against the other to determine who makes the best beats.
The inaugural competition occurred at SXSW where Canada/Toronto came through with the W. When locations shifted North to NXNE the US came through extra hungry. When all was said and done and the MOD club floor stopped vibrating from the bangers blasting through the speakers, the US narrowly defeated Canada in a contest so tightly contested it came down to the final round. Despite the lose Canada’s DJ TLO was awarded best beat of the competition for his Boom-Bap beat in the 3rd round of competition.
The night was a wild success. Attendees were privy to an atmosphere promoting creativity and positivity and we can guarantee you’ll be hearing these producers in your ear buds, car speakers and in arenas in the very near future.
For more info: thebeatacademy.com
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NXNE Interactive & Sennheiser Canada present October’s Very Own Creative Director and Drake’s co-manager Mr. Oliver El-Khatib on Saturday, June 21st, 3pm, at the Hyatt Regency. With the help of moderator Gavin Sheppard (The Remix Project), Oliver will be discussing everything from the creation of a global brand (OVO), working in the music industry, and his influences in art, culture, music and more. Don’t miss out on your chance to see a rare appearance by Oliver!
Photo by Zach Gold
For more info: nxne.com