September 23rd, 2016

Bassments of Badmen 3 cover & tracklist

Looks like it’s time to reveal the cover and track list…

All artwork courtesy of Ghettosocks!

September 22nd, 2016

Eternia on Honey Drop Live

Tune into Honey Drop Live show on iLive Radio this Sunday 7-9pm EST for an interview with Eternia. Rumour has it she might just debut an exclusive new song…

Listen live:

September 22nd, 2016

Hand’Solo Records promotes at Maximum FM

Hand’Solo Records is staging a friendly takeover of Maximum FM Hip Hop. Last Saturday (Sept 17) Hand’Solo head Thomas Quinlan and rap phenom Ultra Magnus stopped by Thr33 2 6ix to talk with stand-in host Mic Boogie. Thanks for having us! This Saturday (Sept 24) Thomas Quinlan and Ultra Magnus will be back at Thr33 2 6ix from 3-6pm EST, accompanied this time also by More Or Les and with Chris GotRocks as host. And on Monday (Sept 26) Mr Quinlan (ha, that’s me!) will be live on air with the amazing Fresh Kils and DJ Seditious on Sidechain Slang from 9-10pm EST.

We’ll be playing (different) tracks from the Bassments of Badmen 3 compilation at both shows. Tune in for a sneak peak!

Listen here:

September 19th, 2016

Moka Only’s “Food Truck” first single from BoBM3

Toronto indie rap label Hand’Solo Records is celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year with the third volume in our classic Bassments of Badmen compilation series, this one a 40-song, double disc extravaganza! And a celebration is only as good as the food and the entertainment, both delivered piping hot by Vancouver’s “Most Prolific” Moka Only with first single “Food Truck”, an oddball ode to many of Moka’s favourite subjects (food, travel, music, sex) over one of his own minimalist #horsejazz productions. Available in both original and clean varieties, “Food Truck” is also accompanied by a fun, fast food-themed lyric video produced by the award-winning folks at

The Durable Mammal first teamed with Hand’Solo Records in 1997 for his first vinyl release, The Crystal Senate split-EP with Sixtoo, a rapper-producer from Halifax, Nova Scotia and sometime partner to Buck 65 in The Sebutones, followed by a couple of contributions to the sex rap spectacular, Cock Dynamiks, the next year. It’s awesome to have Moka Only back for Bassments of Badmen 3 alongside new music from Eternia, D-Sisive, Tachichi & Moves, Noah23, numerous members of Backburner, and many more, plus the return of Epic, Halifax rap pioneer Bonshah, and Hip Club Groove’s Cheklove and MacKenzie.

Lyrics written and performed by Moka Only
Produced and mixed by Moka Only
Video by

Bassments of Badmen 3 available September 30, 2016, on Hand’Solo Records.

Come on out to the Bassments of Badmen 3 Release and 20th Anniversary Party (Sept 29) info:

September 12th, 2016

Magnus Opus release party at DMC Championships!

The original Magnus Opus release party imploded rather sadly thanks to a booking snafu, but Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM! have recovered with a new release party as part of the 2016 Canadian National DMC DJ Championships going down at Revival Bar (783 College St, Toronto) on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Come see Toronto’s best rapper-DJ duo kill it and then see the best DJs in Canada battle it out for the title. Also, Scratch from The Roots!

Pioneer DJ Presents – The 2016 Canadian National DMC DJ Championships

The 2016 Canadian DMC Battleground Presented by Pioneer DJ will culminate inside Revival Bar!

Confirmed Competitors

DJ Labo (Toronto, ON)
DJ Brace (Montreal , QC)
DJ So Nice (Ottawa, ON)
DJ Surgery (Victoria, BC)
Kryme Won! (Hamilton, ON)
R. Double (Toronto, ON)
Dustin Def (Calgary, AB)

Encore Performance by Scratch from the Roots

Showcase by DJ Shub (2X Canadian National DMC Champion)

Additional Performances by Ultra Magnus and DJ Slam! (Magnus Opus CD Release)

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
Revival Bar (783 College Street, Toronto, Ontario)
Admission: $15 at the Door
Doors 8:00PM
19+ Licensed Event

For more info, check the Facebook Event page:

September 3rd, 2016

20th anniversary and Bassments of Badmen 3 release party!

Yes, it’s finally happening at the end of this month! Hand’Solo Records celebrates 20 years releasing dope hip hop with a new compilation and a big night at Lee’s Palace, featuring special guest Eternia and headliners Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM!


Location: Lee’s Palace (529 Bloor St @ Bathurst, Toronto)
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Doors: 8:30 PM
Start: 9:30 PM (sharp!)
Cost: $10


CORY BOWLES (Trailer Park Boys / Hip Club Groove)





Plus performances from…


More info can be found on the Facebook event page at:

September 2nd, 2016

Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM! – Magnus Opus album out now!

Grab a copy of the new album from Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM! at Bandcamp:

August 28th, 2016

Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM! – Thirst Trap video

“Thirst Trap” is the first single off Toronto hip hop duo Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM!’s sophomore album, Magnus Opus. A happy-go-lucky, boom-bap summer jam inspired by A Tribe Called Quest, Outkast and Slick Rick, “Thirst Trap” is also an ode to the thot (ie – a girl that seeks attention, who would be thoroughly obsessed with Instagram and the art of thot-ing). Produced by DJ SLAM!, the song samples a cover of The Smiths’ “This Charming Man” by Canadian indie band STARS, pitched down slightly and laid over drums.

The video for “Thirst Trap” is directed and edited by Rayne Reilly, features choreography from Jaden Hong, and dancers Cora Ho, Diamond Osoteo, Amy Vo, and Eujean Kim. Cameo appearances are made by friends and fellow performers Wordburglar, Champa and Chris Frank.

Magnus Opus drops Sept. 2, 2016 on Hand’Solo Records. The CD release party is held on that same evening at The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. West, Toronto, and features a heavy lineup. Entry fee includes a freshly pressed copy of the project.

Facebook Release Party Event Page:

August 27th, 2016

Exclaim debuts new Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM! video…

Exclaim Magazine premiered the video for Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM!’s first single, “Thirst Trap” from their upcoming sophomore album Magnus Opus.

Check out the video and write-up here:

August 25th, 2016

HAN026 – Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM! – Magnus Opus

Track Listing:

01. Day 1 (Intro)
02. Criddown ft Dan-e-o
03. Thirst Trap
04. Half Life ft. Kondriah
05. 4 Tha People ft Snaggapuss
06. The Message ft The Mighty Rhino
07. Junglist Soldier ft Kondriah & Practical Stylist
08. North Is In The House ft Dynamic
09. Ground Zero (skit)
10. Bossanova
11. Echo [prod by Philosophy]
12. Technicolour Dream
13. Now You Know ft Mer [prod by Rayne Drop]

Lyrics written and performed by Ultra Magnus except where noted
Recording, mixing, DJing and production by DJ SLAM! except “Echo” produced by Philosofly and “Now You Know” produced by Rayne Drop.
Additional vocals on “Day 1″ and “Ground Zero” by Frankie C
“Thirst Trap” features vocals by Rayne Riley

Mastered by Dorc for Banging Masters
Artwork by Amy Lloyd

Website Links:

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