January 12th, 2016

Fandomania reviews “Seppuku” with Primordial & Iron Wind

For his first set of reviews for the new year, Fandomania‘s Chad Walker reviews the SGRP-produced Organic EP featuring the excellent new track from Primordial and Iron Wind entitled “Seppuku”.

Check out the review here:

Or read the full column with additional reviews for Kordlyss’ Not the B-Sides and The B-Sides and Mayor Wertz’s Midnight Movie EP here: http://fandomania.com/geek-music-releases-for-january-2016/”

January 12th, 2016

Geek Music Podcast interview with More Or Les

Fandomania‘s Chad Walker interviews More Or Les for episode 39 of his new-ish podcast series, Geek Music Podcast. The two have a great discussion about music, technology and the whole Snowden thing.

Listen to the podcast here: http://fandomania.com/geek-music-episode-39-more-or-les/

December 31st, 2015

More Hand’Solo albums on Indie Rock Mag’s Year End lists…

Spoutnik has compiled his list of his Top 100 Hip Hop Albums for 2015, and TWO releases from Hand’Solo Records made the cut this year. Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM! appear at #12 with The Raw and Backburner appear at #25 with Eclipse. It’s also nice to see Backburner members Ghettosocks and Wordburglar coming in at #52 and #58 for We’re Gonna Drink A Lot of Wine This Year, Boys.2 and Rapplicable Skills, respectively.

Check the full list of albums (and the additional EPs and mixtapes list) here: http://www.indierockmag.com/article27061.html

December 28th, 2015

Backburner’s Eclipse makes Indie Rock Mag’s list of Top Ten Hip Hop Albums of 2015

A definite favourite site of Hand’Solo Records, Indie Rock Mag has included Backburner’s sophomore album Eclipse in their list of Top Ten Hip Hop Albums of 2015, and it’s in good company with the likes of Busdriver, Ceschi & Factor, Kool Keith, and more.

Here’s the video for the first single from Eclipse, “Bottle Caps”:

Read the full list here: http://www.indierockmag.com/article27055.html

December 28th, 2015

NEW MUSIC: Primordial & Iron Wind – Seppuku

While awaiting the release of his new album, X-Faction 2: Reanimated, Primordial Emcee has been working on multiple new projects and many collab appearances. The latest collab for Prime is “Seppuku”, a battle rap that teams martial arts enthusiasts Primordial (Hand’Solo Records) and Iron Wind (Protect Your Neck Records), two-thirds of Toronto rap group Faction, over a chill, Asian-inspired beat produced by Studio Giant Redeye Production. “Seppuku” is one of six tracks contained on the SGRP-produced and -released ORGANIC ep compilation, which also features additional GTA rappers TRPL-R, Cuban Pete, Tri Shy, Chief 4syt, H4Z4RDOUS, Super Ego and Bent Halo. And it’s available for FREE!!

Written & Performed by Primordial & Iron Wind
Produced by SGRP

DOWNLOAD THE FULL ALBUM HERE: https://sgrp.bandcamp.com/album/organic-ep

December 7th, 2015

The Return of $5 Rap Show!!

$5 Rap Show returns on December 10 at our new location, Handle Bar in Kensington Market. Check out the stacked line-up!

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/655090464594324/

December 7th, 2015

Hypersonica reviews of Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM!’s The Raw

Natxo Sobrado of Spanish site Hipersonica has come through with a new review of Ultra Magnus & DJ SLAM!’s The Raw album, giving the album 9/10 and saying the duo have talent to spare.

“Ultra Magnus is the machine gun that spits rhymes at high speed…”

Read the full review in the original Spanish: http://www.hipersonica.com/2015/12/04/ultra-magnus-dj-slam-the-raw/

Read the full review translated into English: https://translate.googleusercontent.com

November 25th, 2015

Stoner Girls’ Guide interview royceBIRTH

royceBIRTH talks music, marijuana and just a little bit about cats, cats, cats! with Onya Ganja for Stoner Girls’ Guide.

“I acknowledge how time is limited, so I usually remind myself that I gotta invest in it wisely…or at least try to stretch it… “ – royceBIRTH

Here’s a quick sample of the interview, or click the image or link below to read the full interview…

Read the full review here: http://stonergirlsguide.com/2015/11/25/the-stoner-girls-guide-to-roycebirth/

November 24th, 2015

Fat Beat Diet interviews royceBIRTH

On Friday, November 20, royceBIRTH took part in a fairly in-depth interview with radio show Fat Beat Diet on Calgary station CJSW. Royce discusses Art on Fire!!, his approach to making music, and building the long-needed infrastructure for the Canadian hip hop scene. It’s a damn fine interview, but the playlist is also awesome, including alongside royceBIRTH’s tracks classics from LL Cool J, Roc Raida, Run DMC, UTFO and Toronto’s Da Grassroots.

Listen to the full show here: http://cjsw.com/program/fat-beat-diet/episode/20151120/

November 24th, 2015

The Screen Girls interview royceBIRTH

“It’s all about the risks…” – royceBIRTH

On Wednesday, November 11, The Screen Girls‘ Sarah and Christina invited royceBIRTH onto their radio show at Vancouver’s CITR to discuss the direction of his new album, hip hop and psychedelic music, his upcoming tour, and more. They also speak with artist Pencil Fingerz about his illustrations. While the show is primarily a talk show, this one-hour episode also features music from Kid Cudi, Eminem, MF DOOM and a few others.

Listen to the full show here: http://www.citr.ca/radio/the-screen-girls/episode/20151111/