11:11 – 11:11 EP

Following the release of impressive single ‘BYO‘, Toronto’s 11:11 releases his self-titled debut.  The vocalist and producer undoubtedly takes cues from his fellow countrymen The Weeknd and Drake, but it’s where his smooth R&B intersects Trap that things get really interesting.  The seven track EP is a superb introduction to an artist that shows plenty of…

11:11 – BYO

Toronto R&B singer 11:11  has releases ‘BYO [Break You Off]’ from his self-titled debut EP.  The track clearly shows influence from Toronto natives Drake and The Weeknd, while demonstrating his own atmospheric, Trap-inspired sound, coupled with the perfect Mariah Carey sample.  11:11 effortlessly glides over the production by Matthew Burnett, Mike DZL and himself; his voice blending…

KAYDEE – MISSION STATEMENT

Venturing away from the traditional, boom bap production that we are used to hearing Kaydee flowing over, Kaydee experiments with some more eerie production on new track ‘Mission Statement’.  The Toronto rapper brings his eccentric character, delivering flows that range from the aggressive to the slightly unhinged.  His biting lyrics come together over Sammir’s impressive…

JAY BEE – HIGHLY FOCUSED

Having released the Gripp-featured single ‘Peace‘ last week, Jay Bee drops his debut LP, ‘Highly Focused’.  The 11 track album features contributions from a selection of MCs from across the States [such as Johnny Hoack, Mayhem and Toony Tunes], with the Toronto producer placed firmly at the helm.  A very earnest collection, the album is full…

BADBADNOTGOOD X GHOSTFACE KILLAH – GUNSHOWERS [FT. ELZHI]

Having linked with the Wu Tang legend before on ‘Six Degrees‘, BadBadNotGood announce a collaborative LP with GhostFace Killah entitled ‘Sour Soul’ with new track ‘Gunshowers’.  Scheduled for release February 16th on Lex Records, the album will pair the Toronto Jazz group’s slick, moody instrumentals with Ghost’s aggressive vocals, and we cannot wait.  Stream the…

SWEATER BEATS – DARK MATTER [FT. ALLIE]

With tracks like ‘Dark Matter’, we can’t wait for Sweater Beats’ upcoming EP, ‘Cloud City’.  On the track, SB enlists the help of Toronto vocalist a l l i e, who provides some delicately smokey vocals over his marching drums, huge synths and gentle piano refrain.  Stream below via SoundCloud, and look out for ‘Cloud…

BLACK MILK X BADBADNOTGOOD – NOW OR NEVER

The very mention of this Converse-facilitated collaboration sent blood rushing to one of Province’ appendages in particular, and it didn’t disappoint after pressing play.  BadBadNotGood have made quite a name for themselves by bridging the gap between Modern Jazz and Hip Hop, collaborating with the likes of Tyler, The Creator, Danny Brown and Ghostface Killah and, of course, brilliantly…