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Audio: Junia T ft. LordQuest & pHoenix   Everyday

Following the release of “Too Smooze” a bit back, Toronto artist Junia-T called on frequent collaborator LordQuest, as well as rapping-singer pHoenix (fka pHoenix Pagliacci) to deliver his newest self-produced single, “Everyday”.

“This song was the product from a night of reminiscing on the golden era,” said Junia-T. “I’ve always been a fan of pHoenix and Quest, and it was dope to finally create something timeless with both of them.”

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Audio: The Weeknd   Often

After touring Europe with Drake on the ‘Would You Like A Tour’ tour The Weeknd has been pretty quiet musically, the odd remix here and there is all fans have had to feed on. Last night The Weeknd took to his SoundCloud to change that and did so with the release of some new original material, it’s titled ‘Often’, and you can stream it below.

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YYZ   Take Off (Mixtape)

Toronto has talent! No one said it better than our very own @Ellhah when asked to describe the Toronto music scene in three words-“Talented. Diverse. Hungry.” YYZ (Wise), a Toronto emcee who has been steadily building a core fan base encompasses all of that. If you’re looking for new music to hold you down over the weekend, then take in the debut effort from the Toronto rapper. This mixtape, which houses 9 well produced tracks, showcases his fierce delivery, keen wit and versatility layered over soul-drenched, nostalgia inspiring beats. Something about his sound reminds me of Childish Gambino, who I’m actually a big fan of. Enjoy. Let me know what you think.

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The Nike Roshe Sneaker Gets The OVO x Top SZN Treatment

The custom sneaker market is ever expanding and Nike’s range of sneakers seems to be the main choice of silhouette’s to re-work. The latest is something that has turned out incredibly funky. The popular Nike Roshe shoe gets the OVO x Top SZN treatment via the talented Jake Danklef. The original Black and White colour scheme see’s a slight change with the white being replaced with an eye catching Gold. The OVO on the pull tabs is not the only edit as the in-sole comes with the OVO owl imprinted whilst the heels boast Top on the left and SZN on the right. Danklef’s re-works are never far from impeccable and the latest shows us again why he is one of the best custom sneaker designers there is. View more pictures under the jump and go check out Jake’s official site here.

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Audio: Don Von Jovi ft. Adria Kain   Game (Prod. Fly Boi Eastwood)

As the fourth release from his forthcoming project Dreams.Visions.Journeys., Toronto rapper Don Von Jovi has grabbed a hold of local singer-songwriter Adria Kain, as well as production from consistent collaborator Fly Boi Eastwood, offer “Game”. Playing on the idea that every King needs a Queen and every Queen needs a King, Don Von Jovi delivers a smooth ride-or-die narrative of the working towards dreams, visions and journeys with a significant other. 

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Video: Levar Allen   Believe Me (Cover)

Displaying a true sense of creativity, this Toronto-native has been known to consistently drop top-track covers of some of the best in music, today. Always offering up nothing but raw creativity, mirroring that of a young Pharrell, Levar, equipped with sweep-picking riffs, kick-and-snare beats from MPCs, and slap-funk bass, provides a “Believe Me” cover that is sure to leave your head bobbing and ears begging for more. (more…)

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Audio: Jimmy B   One Whiskey (Bozack Morris Remix)

Toronto indie artist Jimmy B has called upon [one of my favorite people] Bozack Morris to remix his recent single, “One Whiskey”. Grab it below!

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Video: SXSW 2014 Champion Sound Battle Recap Coached by Boi 1da

We talked about it. We conquered it. And now we have a video to prove why Toronto births producers. Check out the SXSW 2014 Champion Sound recap video after the jump, and learn why the 4-1-6 ain’t nothing to mess with.

On March 13, 2014, 16 producers battled it out in 5 incredible rounds for the title in the Champion Sound Beat Battle at SXSW. The event, organized by The Beat Academy and co-produced with the support of Texas’ own SCBB (Houston), included some of the most talented up-and-coming producers in hip hop.

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