QUITE POSSIBLY ONE OF THE MOST HYPED UP CANADIAN RELEASES WE CAN THINK OF TO DATE, THIS GALAXY COLOURWAY OF THE FOAMPOSITE ONE NRG HAS GAINED AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF ATTENTION SINCE NIKE FIRST POSTED PHOTO’S A FEW MONTHS BACK. RUMORS HAVE BEEN CIRCLING THAT SOME SNEAKER HEADS HAVE BEEN LOOKING TO TRADE THEIR VEHICLE FOR A PAIR.
Southern California emcee Thoughtsarizen teamed with Ariano to proudly unleash the Destructive Love EP for free— or donation—download, now available via www.destructivelove.com.
The duo, which will follow up with a sequel to the concept EP in the Spring, shot a video for the first track laid down, “This Ain’t Living,” which serves as the EP’s single and initial inspiration to record a joint release.
“Ariano brings the more human side of music to the forefront,” said Thoughtsarizen of the collaboration. “Listeners I hope take away a different viewpoint or a relatable tale and, of course, good music.”
Featured artists contributing to the EP include Rakaa from Dilated Peoples, Pacewon of The Outsidaz, Akrobatik and LDontheCut of Technicali sound.
“A lot of people giveaway free music because no one wants to buy it and they don’t feel comfortable selling. You can tell that it’s a free record,” said Ariano. “With this record, you get artwork, video, presentation behind it. It’s cool that there’s that focus, that the album is focused.”
A limited CD pressing is also available, which includes immediate digital download.
Chicago based four-piece Big Science to release their debut LP Difficulty on May 29. The self-released endeavor will be available digitally as well as a limited vinyl pressing. The ten-track album is a combination of past and present pop and new wave sounds with a chemistry only Big Science can create.
As the band tells it, “Big Science is the soundtrack to making out with your junior high crush while watching a John Hughes film at a YMCA lock in.” Difficulty is not far off with special attention to delicately soaked vocals, echoing guitars, and climatic choruses. Together since 2008, the band has had time to perfect their sound through two EPs, Skyscraper Sound and The Coast of Nowhere. Using their self-made recording studio allowed Big Science to create a universe all their own, “…dedicated and in love with the act of making music that captivates and exalts the native tones of being, youth, and the city.”
On March 13th, 4th Pyramid will release his new album, The Pyramid Scheme. It’s Pyramid’s first album since he signed his Silk Ivory label to a joint deal with Lyrics To Go/Universal Music, and now, following the success of the video for debut single “Webslinger,” the Toronto rapper/producer is excited to release the album’s second single, “So Balboa.”
For “So Balboa,” Pyramid teamed up with two of Toronto’s finest, bringing together a legend, in Saukrates, and fellow up-and-comer, in producer Rich Kidd, for a boisterous hometown anthem. Rich Kidd’s beat, all bass and low-end thump, is the perfect fit for Pyramid’s slick brag-raps, and chant-along hook. “We roll clouds over/ Whole town knows us,” he raps on the chorus. “This shit here, is So Balboa.”
For his part, Saukrates matches the tracks energy, delivering a powerful bridge and showing why he’s widely regarded as one of the T. Dot’s finest and most talented. “When we finished the song I kind of wanted a singing bridge to break up the verses,” explains Pyramid, adding that working with Saukrates was a long-time goal. “Saukrates heard the record and jumped on it right away.” The finished track serves not only as a new single, but for 4th Pyramid, it’s also a statement song: “We’re young kings taking over,” he says. “Get ready”
On March 27th, SomeOthaShip Connect, the label co-founded by Georgia Anne Muldrow and her life partner (and frequent collaborator) Dudley Perkins, will release Seeds, a collaborative album between Georgia and producer Madlib. Georgia recently announced the East Coast leg of her upcoming tour to support the album, and now is excited to release the album’s second official single, “Husfriend,”
“Husfriend,” which serves as the b-side to recent single and album title track “Seeds,” is an ode to the beauty of committing to another soul, and the song, built around an “Everything I want is here/ All looks perfectly clear” chorus refrain, comes complete with Georgia’s blissed out signature vibe. For his part, Madlib brings a little grit to the mix, with a beat that pairs bass-heavy low-end with crackling sample chops, a rawness that sits perfectly under Georgia’s free-flowing vocals.
Bleeding Knees Club from Australia just released the first video from their upcoming debut Nothing To Do and it features work from the same animator that did the Simpson’s ‘Treehouse of Horror” epidsode. If you don’t remember that one….I’m way older than you : /
Chicago’s Supreme Cuts dropped a track on The Fader in anticipation of their full length slated for spring release on Dovecoat. Silkk (as in The Shocker) kinda sounds like Mannie Fresh smoking a blunt with Burial.
We’re from Brooklyn. G-Side is from Alabama. We met them last year when we preformed together in Brooklyn. They’re live Niggas. And Live Niggas respect it. DJ SickSentz, Peel Off’s in-house DJ/Producer/Pussy Magician, remixed their track “Recognize”, cuz let’s be real, Real Recognize Real. This is the first drop off of his upcoming remix Mixtape Sativa Edits due out this summer. Sentz will be leaking cuts off the tape in anticipation of his Sick0 Project due out in March, which will be all original material featuring all the members of the “The Peel Off Passion” (Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire, Dallas The Kid, Heron Da Don and Goldie Glo). Sick0 Is not the official Peel Off Passion release, we just make a lot of music, fuck a lot of bitches and pop a lot of bottles. WAVY!
MP3: G-Side “Recognize” (DJ SickSentZ Dub Mix -