February 24th, 2015

Backburner release party reminder

Just a friendly reminder about only the best party in the world on this Saturday. If you live in Toronto, come on out!

Check the Facebook event page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/432281566918976

February 21st, 2015

First review for Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM!’s The Raw

Fingers On Blast comes through with the first review for the new album from Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM!, entitled The Raw. Apparently they liked it, saying of the album “the whole thing plays perfectly from start to finish.” Read the review and pick up the album…

Read the review here: http://fingersonblast.com/album-reviews/ultra-magnus-dj-slam-the-raw.html

February 16th, 2015

HAN022 – Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM! – The Raw (2015)

Track Listing:

01. The Raw
02. Bill Clinton
03. Bun Tings
04. Autobot Anthem
05. HELL-O-L
06. Damage ft The Mighty Rhino
07. Censorship
08. Game Over
09. Rock The Mic ft. M.O. Littles & Dynamic
10. Microphone Thrillah [produced by Sean One]
11. ODB ft M.O. Littles
12. Yogibear ft Wordburglar
13. Revenge Fantasy
14. Trigger
15. The Final Battle (It’s Over) ft Maya Killtron

Lyrics written and performed by Ultra Magnus except where noted
Recording, mixing, DJing and production by DJ SLAM! except “Damage” produced by Digs and “Microphone Thrllah” produced by Sean One.
Mastered by Dorc for Banging Masters
Artwork by Amy Lloyd, Elijah Masek-Kelly & Caelin Williams

Website Links:

Ultra Magnus Facebook
Ultra Magnus Twitter
DJ SLAM! Facebook
DJ SLAM! Twitter
DJ SLAM! Bandcamp

February 14th, 2015

Fandomania video list – Valentine’s edition

For his February list of recommended videos, Chad Walker opens with a batch of Valentine treats followed by a few that are just recent and cool, including the newest from Primordial Emcee, his Matrix-inspired “The Path of Prime”.

The list includes a bunch of cool videos with brief descriptions for each. Stop by and check a few out.

Check out the full list of videos here: http://fandomania.com/geek-music-videos-for-february-2015/

February 14th, 2015

Geek Dad’s 12 Indispensable Albums of 2014

I just found out about this Best of 2014 list from Z. on Geek Dad and on this list of geeky goodness is Stay Up from Chokeules. Here’s his description of the album:

Or check out the listing along with the other 11 albums here: http://geekdad.com/2015/01/nerdy-dozen-albums-2014/

February 7th, 2015

Weekend @ Burgie’s – Episode 11

I’m a week late with this, but it’s still a weekend, so check out Episode 11 of Weekend @ Burgie’s as Wordburglar talks hip hop, Halifax, and Backburner with Jesse Dangerously on his longest episode yet.

Check it out here: http://www.modernsuperior.com/2015/01/29/episode-11-jesse-dangersously/

February 5th, 2015

Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM! – The Raw Release Party!

Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM!’s The Raw is officially in the hands of the manufacturer, who is likely treating the album like the delicate flower it is, and so it is time to prepare to unleash this behemoth upon the world. Release party is February 20 at Duffy’s Tavern in Toronto.

Here’s the release party poster:

For more info, check the Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1536288046656941

February 5th, 2015

Fingers On Blast reviews Rift & Savilion’s Carry the Fire

Just discovered this very impressive review of Rift & Savilion’s Carry the Fire from Fingers On Blast. They described the album as:

“This album is packed with emotion and sincerity, we highly recommend listening to it while you’re doing something creative like cooking, painting, writing or whatever.”

Read the full review here:

Or read the review here: http://fingersonblast.com/album-reviews/rift-savilion-carry-the-fire.html

January 23rd, 2015

Two Hand’Solo albums on Fandomania Favourites list

Earlier this week Chad Walker published his Favorite Geek Music of 2014 at Fandomania and both albums released by Hand’Solo Records in 2014 have made the list. It’s alphabetical, so just scroll down if you want to read what Chad wrote about Choke’s Stay Up and/or Rift & Savilion’s Carry the Fire. Both were also previously reviewed by him on the site, too.

And don’t forget to check out a few other albums on that list…

Read the full list here: http://fandomania.com/chads-favorite-geek-music-of-2014/

January 19th, 2015

NEW VIDEO: Primordial Emcee – The Path of Prime

The first single from Primordial’s upcoming X-Faction 2:Reanimated, “The Path of Prime” is produced by Faction’s Chief 4syt and inspired by The Matrix. The DIY video was filmed, directed and edited by Prime over a few months. Of the song, Prime says: “I wanted to show people my life, what I can do, and in relation to this world we live in being a matrix. The theme has so many topics I like to rhyme about, from conspiracy subject matter to science fiction, religion, a little bit of sexual humour, and just a bunch of metaphors, puns and similes from my perspective.”

Mutants, outcasts, and fans of underground rap, be prepared to throw your X’s in the air once again as X-Faction 2: Reanimated drops on Hand’Solo Records in May 2015.

Watch the video here: http://youtu.be/CpKJ4GyFnlM