Gov is an exceptional new voice originally from London UK but now based in Toronto Canada. Hitting the scene in 2016 with his debut EP release “Nights”, the project featured artists such as Amir Obe, Keffaleng and Ye Ali who have all been releasing successful records in the last year as well. Premiering the EP via Complex Music, Gov established a genuine sound that fused elements of grime, trap, R&B and hip hop.
Now releasing his second official EP “The Roses”, Gov has been releasing a steady string of gems over the past few months. With heavy new drops such as “Body On Me” and “California”, Gov has built on the sound he established with “Nights” and “The Roses” touches more into an R&B feel with a down tempo electro influence in the production. Several producers are handling production, with the majority of the tracks done by RDY and Vino.
The new EP is now available on all stream services. To build a strong visual connection with the EP and give new fans a first hand look to the creative inspiration behind the music, Gov and his team put together a short film to accompany the project.
Speaking on how the film came together, Gov says “Toronto embraced me with open arms and continues to show me so much love in all ways, it’s only right I did this movie. I felt to do a short film to accompany the project as opposed to a music video simply because I am a big movie geek and love short films and wanted a way to incorporate that into my art, so off of that “The Roses” short film was born. I wrote the screenplay with my close friend and director Anil and we pieced it together over 2 days of filming.”
“The short film was inspired by the music featured on the EP and essentially was a visual presentation of the project. The film highlights the inspirations, the emotions and overall mood of the EP. Whereas my first EP “Nights” was inspired by both my hometown of London and Toronto, “The Roses”, both the movie and EP were both inspired heavily by the city of Toronto. You can see it all in the focal shots of the city – the skyline, Yonge-Dundas Square, Kensington; they’re all as Toronto as you can get. Even the variation in shots, from the warm reds to the cold blues – that contrast is pretty much reminiscent of Toronto in the summer against Toronto in the winter.”
“The Roses” EP and short film are out now! Be on the look out for new drops from the project.
Bane is a rising talent from west of Toronto who has been making a name for himself with creative releases over the past couple years. Bane and his crew have a distinct sound that fuses darker elements of production with lyrical dexterity.
Having released records with some of the city’s top young producers such as WondaGurl and Eestbound, Bane is gearing up to release new music and videos this summer 2017. After a short break from releasing music, Bane has been steadily releasing quality single records and building a fan base online. With creative releases such as his most recent drop “Risk”, which challenge the norms of song structure and writing, Bane brings an artistic approach to his music that is missing in today’s scene.
“Too Close” is an emotionally charged record that captures Bane’s sound perfectly. Building on his villain persona, Bane warns listeners “Don’t get too close to me” as he switches flows and melodies. “Too Close” features Kyle Wildfern and is produced by Edeez.
Following the recent success of “Dáme”, Vancouver-based musician/creative Dkay returns with the second release from his upcoming Rudeboy EP with “Westhill.” The brand new music video marks a defining visual for Dkay that shows the power of influence that the Leftside movement wields over the direction of West Coast culture. Set in the West End of Vancouver or the “Westhills,” the area is typically known as the heart of Vancouver’s high-culture and partying scene.
Canadian rapper Rude Bwoy is one third of the FCF rap group based out of Toronto. This recent release is a solo record “Imma Trap” directed by The Knemesis for Goldmine media 1. These visuals capture the true essence of the trap life and compliment the dope flow and lyrics delivered by Rude Bwoy. Look out for more music and videos coming from the FCF crew as they plan to create a gigantic buzz in Trap Music.
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Toronto’s “Sense” connects with Bay Area artists “F Dot” and “Shugga Shane” during a recent networking expedition and ended up with a simple yet soulful and heartfelt joint that everyone needs to stop what their doing and listen to immediately. From the far north to the west coast, and with a candid video that captures the entire vibe perfectly, “Which Way” is pure gold.
As summer draws near, Derin Falana delivers summer vibes just in time with his latest record Sunset Interlude. The song channels an old school pop sound while Falana manages to deliver bars and melody as he rides the beat. Definitely one for the summer playlist. Produced by HOME, Po and Lucidox.
Hailing from Toronto, Canada newcomer, hiphop artist Ramsey has just released his new single “Feel Nothing“. Ramsey delivers a stunning cover art for fans to visually enjoy the single is a breath of fresh air with hypnotizing production the single will leave fans and new listeners wanting more from the Toronto native. Check out the new single “Feel Nothing” available now on audiomack.
Billionaire B is no longer wondering, “where have you been,“ instead he comes back today with a fresh new freestyle and accompanying visual in the form of “B.L.O.W.” The latest follows up April’s long awaited release “Where Have You Been” featuring the electric Canadian recording artist that is Noah aka No1.
To catch all the action in the new visual “B.L.O.W” director and Vancouver native Joshua LapLap, catches Billi on a cinematic journey through time with clips of him doing some of the things he loves to do the most, on the road doing shows, smoking big blunts, enjoying the company of beautiful women in his condo and counting cash (of course his name is Billionaire).
More on the specifics of what life is like for Billionaire B, he’s writing a whole album about it and calling it YALETOWN. No word on a date but be on the lookout for the aforementioned projectwhich is slated to release later this year.
It’s a “Sauga City” (Mississauga) link up as natives Syph & Devon Tracy team up for the new single “I Just want” Produced by Keanu Beats & Blasian. The LAM frontman is expected to release his new project “Life After Midnight“, SYPH is also expected to drop his sophomore project “Finally” as well.
Directed by RXSH, Keffaleng debuts the stark video for the EP’s title track “Not So Famous”. With production by Yani the vivid sounds feed the story line as a vixen catches the man’s eye during a simple trip to the cornerstone. What happens next is for you to find out.