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ELAQUENT - WORST CASE SCENARIO Worst Case Scenario is ultimately a public chapter in Elaquent's life, embodying an unhurried yet vibrant form of personal storytelling. "It's a soulful and colourful record" he says. "I was in a different mindset; it was a challenge to myself. I wanted to expand on previous concepts, and make a record that is about doing things not just to do them, but because it makes sense". Unabashedly human, and eager to make it count, Elaquent is a reminder to us all that we're here for a good time, not a long time.
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MOKA ONLY #12albumsFor2016 #12albumsFor2016 Showing no signs of slowing down, Moka Only continued his prolific reign in the hip-hop scene by dropping an album every month during 2016. The collection included new recordings, mystery albums with exclusive unreleased music from the vaults of 2002-2003, as well as collaborative projects from Torchlight Commission crew members including Illa-J, Jon Rogers, Tanya Morgan among others. All 12 albums are available in two very unique and super-cool 6-cassette collections. Quantities are limited, so please order your copy below.
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Fortunato x DJ IV - 2 Bad Dudes
Toronto Born MC Fortunato has teamed up with Nova Scotia's own DJ IV and New Brunswick producer Juliano to create "2 Bad Dudes". Recorded in one session which lasted five hours, the album pays homage to the mixtapes of old and has no features from other artists. Expertly blended into one continuous mix and featuring beats from only one producer creates a seamless musical landscape for Fortunato. He takes full advantage with tracks like "Johnsonville" and "Built Like This" to burn anyone who wants to test.
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SWAMP THING - PRAY TO SCIENCE
For the past five years Toronto's three-headed rap monster, Swamp Thing (Timbuktu, Chokeules & Savilion), have delivered a special sonic treat every Halloween. This year is no different. Back again with perhaps their greatest achievement yet, Pray To Science is a distinguished and sizeable creation, conjuring up themes of the mythical, bizarre, and ultimately, the unknown.

Produced entirely by Savilion and Timbuktu, Pray to Science was conceived and recorded at a remote Muskoka cottage, and features the cuts of DMC champ DJ iRATE. The record delivers uptempo grooves and deep pocket space-aged boom bap, born of and created for the musically creative. Digging into the pantheon of underground hip hop, the records features collaboration from Ghettosocks, Birdpares, Ambition, Wordburglar and Nilla.

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DEF3 - WILDLIF3 Late Night Radio Rmxs
Canadian emcee, Def3, has recently teamed up with Denver, Colorado based producer, Late Night Radio, for a full length collaboration album titled "Small World". The album release is scheduled for late 2016. Both artists have made quite a name for themselves in the past few years amidst the underground hip hop and bass music scenes and have been featured performers in each others sets at Shambhala as well several of Late night Radio's U.S. shows including his sold out Ogden Theatre performance in Denver and Colorado's world famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre where he opened for a sold out Thievery Corporation show. That being said, to celebrate the announcement of this highly anticipated project, the two decided to give you a taste of what's to come, and drop 5 new LNR remixes from Def3 and Factor Chandelier's 2015 WCMA award winning album "WILDLIF3". Side A features the LNR remixes while Side B will include the 5 original Factor Chandelier produced tracks. Enjoy!
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PREMROCK & FRESH KILS-LEAVE INTACT
Taking two of the most tireless acts away from their passports has yielded an album and stage show fit to clobber any unsuspecting rap lover. Fresh Kils is a "producer/DJ/sample magician...involved with two of the 5 most written about rap albums in Canada", according to Allya Kanani at Imprint Show Review.PremRock is no slouch either: "The hirsute and hooded rapper casts himself in a very short but worthy lineage...of rhymers artfully influenced by Aesop Rock" says Jeff Weiss of Pitchfork/LA Weekly.

Thousands of words have been spilled on the technical prowess of Toronto producer Fresh Kils and his assault on the MPC, while New York emcee PremRock has written thousands more crisscrossing the globe studying Tom Waits and Ernest Hemingway. After three tours, countless studio sessions in Toronto, and numerous jaunts spiked by booze in back alley shakedowns, PremRock and Fresh Kilshave officially linked up on record and on the road to milk their notoriety for all it's worth.

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GENEVA - Like Water REMIX
Geneva's powerful debut EP "Exhale" takes the listener on a sentient journey through the mysterious corridors of the heart; at once vulnerable and confessional, yet strong and surefooted, Geneva weaves together a moving tale of endings and new beginnings with the self-assuredness only experience can bring. An uptempo flip on original track "Like Water" from Geneva's EP "Exhale" by long time hip hop and electrosoul producers Circle Research from Toronto. Vibe out!
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BREVNER - BREVNER EP
With the few successes of Vancouver's remote hip-hop scene fading away into history, Matt Brevner's arrival in marked the start of a new generation of game changers for the city. Shaped by his Trinidadian and Japanese roots, Brevner's gritty honesty, matched by his consistent hustle, set a new standard for the underground.
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