July 19th, 2015

New song from Ultra Magnus & SLAM!

As you’re probably already aware, I’m a big fan of Toronto’s Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM! They’re currently cooking up some exciting concoctions for their sophomore album. In the meantime, their newest work, “Grindin’,” is another excellent collaboration with M.O. Littles, who appeared twice on Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM!’s The Raw. “Grindin’” can be downloaded for free on its own or as part of M.O. Littles’ collaboration EP entitled The Top Off. Give the song a listen…

About “Grindin’”:

Toronto rappers and frequent collaborators M.O. Littles & Ultra Magnus team up over a smooth DJ SLAM! soundscape to highlight the harsh reality of being a hip hop artist in Canada.

Written and performed by M.O. Littles & Ultra Magnus
Produced by DJ SLAM!
From the EP The Top Off by M.O. Littles

About M.O. Littles:

Critically acclaimed Canadian rapper M.O. Littles has laid a solid foundation for his career with sales of thousands of copies of his albums, and supporting Canadian, American, European, and South American tours with international stars Bone Thugs N Harmony, MGK, The Beatnuts, AZ, Statik Selektah, Termanology and Demigodz. M.O. has collaborated with Madchild, Juju (of the Beatnuts), Termanology, and SonReal; has received multiple FACTOR grants; recently won the top spot in the hip hop category for the Song Of The Year Competition; and has showcased at Canadian Music Week and the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Conference & Awards.


About Ultra Magnus & SLAM!:

Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM! is everything the world needs during these tumultuous uncertain times. Another DJ and the 10,000th rapper this week, and from Canada, no less. But what sets this duo apart from the rest is they make music not for their contemporaries but for dental assistants, public servants, Puerto Rican goths, Filipino vampires, sexual deviants, 1990s ravers, dads, people with three dads, your dad, Big Daddy Kane, and you. Yes, even you, rap fan, should find something to like in the rhythmic bleating of Ultra Magnus and the steady beatitude of DJ SLAM!. The Raw is available on Bandcamp: https://handsolorecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-raw



July 13th, 2015

More Or Les live at Crosswires on July 26

More Or Les will be performing on July 26, 2015 along with Childs, Proof of Ghosts, and Doc Pickles, who also hosts. Visuals from General Chaos and music by DJ Gio Zan.

Best of all, it’s Pay What You Can!

For more info, check the Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/856740477741322/

July 13th, 2015

Catch Primordial Emcee at RevFest in Guelph, ON

Primordial Emcee will be performing a set at RevFest, a hip hop music festival in Guelph, Ontario featuring rappers, DJs, breakers and writers. Swollen Members’ Mad Child is headlining the event! The festival is October 6, and Hand’Solo Records should have released Prime’s new album, X-Faction 2: Reanimated, by then.

For more info, check the Facebook Event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1447025085602338/

July 10th, 2015

Fandomania reviews Post Millennium Tension

Another great review for the new EP from More Or Les and Recordface, this time from Chad Walker for Fandomania.

Chad provides a pretty good rundown of many of the tracks, but for those with a short attention span he concludes the review stating [spoiler alert]: “In short, Post Millennium Tension is a really great album. I highly recommend that you go grab it right now.”

He also reviews My Giants, the new EP from Backburner members Timbuktu, Ambition and Uncle Fester.

Read both reviews (and more) here: http://fandomania.com/geek-music-releases-for-july-2015/

July 10th, 2015

Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM! live with D-Sisive tomorrow!

Last minute announcement! Sure, I should have posted this sooner. Still, if you’re not doing anything tomorrow night (Saturday, July 11, 2015) or even if you’re doing something that isn’t really life-altering, you should really check out this excellent rap show. Ultra Magnus & SLAM! are always a pleasure live and really are a must-see act, but the night also features Canadian rap legend D-Sisive, the rapidly rising rap star iLLvibe, and the rap/punk/jazz stylings of Myer Clarity. Rumour has it The Mighty Rhino may also make an appearance. This is as dope as a line-up gets!

For more info, check the Facebook Event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1496454027311400/

July 6th, 2015

Geek Hard reviews Post Millennium Tension

Andrew has come through with his review of More Or Les and Recordface’s Post Millennium Tension for Geek Hard, and though there is no rating it does appear he liked the EP a fair bit. He digs into PMT, noticing that “While the title of the album does sound like the songs would focus on the doom and gloom of society, More Or Les’ opinions skew more to the positive side than can be seen at first glance.” But most importantly, he concludes, “From start to finish, the album has your attention.”

Read the full review here: http://geekhardshow.com/2015/07/les-works-post-millenium-tensions-latest-album/

July 3rd, 2015

Weekend @ Burgie’s – Episode 15 w/ J. Bone

Wordburglar dropped a new episode of his podcast Weekend At Burgie’s on us last weekend, but I didn’t get a chance to check it out or post anything about it until now. I listened last night and it was hilarious. The guest for Episode 15 is comic book creator, artist and Eisner Award nominee J. Bone (Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Superfriends) so this is one for the comic book geeks. And a must for John Byrne fans! Also features music by BA Johnston.

Good thing a new weekend is upon us… it’s a perfect opportunity to enjoy a Weekend At Burgies!

Listen to the podcast here: http://www.modernsuperior.com/2015/06/27/httpwordburglar-libsyn-comepisode-15-weekend-at-burgies-w-j-bone/

July 2nd, 2015

The Stoner Girl’s Guide to More Or Les

Our favourite Stoner Girl offers up her Guide to More Or Les, including an interview discussing coffee, cannabis, creativity and more. Watch Les’ early video for “A Little Too Much Weed”! Or want to know what songs are guaranteed to make Les dance? Find out here! The Stoner Girls’ Guide to More Or Les has it all!

Read the Guide here: http://stonergirlsguide.com/2015/07/02/the-stoner-girls-guide-to-more-or-les/

July 1st, 2015

RapReviews reviews Post Millennium Tension

Another review is in for More Or Les and Recordface’s Post Millennium Tension. Steve “Flash” Juon of RapReviews gives the EP 7/10 and compares it to Deletion 3030. Flash discusses three of the seven songs on the EP in the full review, but here’s his opening paragraph:

Read the full review here: http://www.rapreviews.com/archive/2015_06_PMT.html

June 30th, 2015

Scratched Vinyl review of Post Millennium Tension

The first review is in for More Or Les and Recordface’s collab EP Post Millennium Tension, and Chi Chi’s 8/10 review for Scratched Vinyl is pretty damn positive. He writes of the album: “It’s short and fun, but Post Millennium Tension will give you plenty of food for thought as well.”

Read the full review here: http://scratchedvinyl.com/?q=node/2023