January 9th, 2019

MTM interview with Filthy Animals

J.Smo is back to work, hard!, as he follows up his interview with Whatevski very quickly with his interview with Filthy Animals. Mid-Tennessee Music showing Hand’Solo love! Here is the intro and answer to the first question… Click the image or the link at the bottom to read the full interview.

Read the full review here: https://www.midtnmusic.com/interview-filthy-animals/

January 8th, 2019

MTM interview with Whatevski

Returning from some well-deserved family time over the holidays, J.Smo returns to Mid-Tennessee Music to post his interview with Whatevski. Here’s the awesome intro and wild first question… Click the image or the link at the bottom to read the full interview.

Read the full review here: https://www.midtnmusic.com/interview-whatevski/

January 4th, 2019

Filthy Animals – “Don’t Need Her” video and DJ Pack

“Don’t Need Her” is Winnipeg rap duo Filthy Animals’ 4th single off of their latest album, Still Filthy. released November 30, 2018 on Hand’Solo Records. Combining elements of pop, traditional hip hop and trap, the production is a modern merging of sonics. The song starts with a notoriously infectious hook that rockets the listener straight into the grimy world of the filthy duo. The visuals for “Don’t Need Her” were shot at Teasers Palace in Winnipeg, MB, and stars Playboy model Zamy Wens as an overworked woman who has finally had enough. Directed by Dag of Natural Aspects Promotions, what begins as the usual rap video takes a sudden and interesting turn. The single is also available as a free digital DJ Pack with album, clean, instrumental, and acapella versions, plus a slamming, dancefloor-filling remix from Abstract Artform.

Written and performed by Big Bear & Pnutty
Produced by Pnutty, except tracks 5 and 6 remixed by Abstract Artform

January 3rd, 2019

Chaps picks 5.1.nine.0.2. for Best Of 2018 list

It was very exciting to learn that Saskatoon podcaster (Third Verse) and tastemaker DJ Chaps selected an album from Hand’Solo Records to grace his Top Ten Records (vinyl) of 2018. The only fully Canadian group on the list, 5.1.nine.0.2. comes in at #5 with their debut album When a Name is Just a Number. It’s a great record that should be on more Best Of lists for 2018, but thank you to Chaps for recognizing the quality. His year-end show for You Know The Rules, features one track from each of his album picks…

Listen here: https://umfm.com/programming/broadcast/you-know-the-rules-december-30-2018

December 31st, 2018

The East picks 2 Tachichi songs for Top 100 for 2018

The East has published their massive The Best Music of 2018 with 100 songs, and two of those are from Tachichi. One is selected from Chico’s 90s Project and the other is the first single from Top Ten, his upcoming album dropping January 25, 2019. Slides in just under the wire.

Here are the two listings for Tachichi:

Read the full list and all descriptions here: http://www.theeastmag.com/2018/12/30/the-best-music-of-2018/

December 29th, 2018

Whatevski – Blast Off DJ Pack featuring Touch & Mindbender

Step out into an eerie world with veteran space age rappers Touch (Edmonton, AB) and Mindbender (Toronto, ON), their big, bold boasts and braggadocio delivered with a voice and tone that demands the listener join them on the journey. “Blast Off” is the second single from E. Whatevski’s Cult Classics album, his production for this song simple yet epic, and constantly changing; the drums hit haaaard and Wal Martian provides some deadly, deep keyboard work. As a special bonus, the “single version” has an additional section of cuts from the infamous DJ WeezL, and the free-to-download DJ Pack also contains chilled remixes from Moves and Wal Martian, as well as all instrumentals and an acapella to create your own remix. “Blast Off” is a certified, out-of-this-world banger, so download and share with confidence!

01 – Blast Off (single version) ft. Touch & Mindbender
02 – Blast Off (clean single version) ft. Touch & Mindbender
03 – Blast Off (Moves Remix) ft. Touch & Mindbender
04 – Blast off (Wal Martian Remix) ft. Touch & Mindbender
05 – Blast Off (instrumental)
06 – Blast Off (Moves instrumental)
07 – Blast Off (Wal Martian instrumental)
08 – Blast Off (acapella) ft. Touch and Mindbender

Lyrics written and performed by Touch & Mindbender
Tracks 1, 2 and 5 produced by Whatevski with keys by Wal Martian
Tracks 3 and 6 remixed by Moves
Tracks 4 and 7 remixed by Wal Martian
Cuts on tracks 1, 2 and 3 by DJ WeezL

December 29th, 2018

Candy & Coombs at #50 on Joyful Union’s Top 100 Cassettes of 2018

Joyful Union Cassette Blog has just recently published their list of Top 100 Cassettes of 2018, and narrowly making the first half at #50 is The Dirty Sample and Max Prime as Crash Silverback & Max Muthaphukin’ Stax with their previously unreleased collab project Candy & Coombs. The list is also presented as a mixed series of four sets of 25 songs. The audio is published on Mixcloud so you can’t fast forward or rewind, but if you don’t mind listening through an hour of mostly chill hip hop instrumentals, the last song is a little something from Candy & Coombs.

Or visit their Mixcloud site to listen to this episode and others, and to also see the full list of 100 cassettes that they picked: https://www.mixcloud.com/JoyfulUnionCassetteBlog/joyful-union-cassette-blog-top-26-50-cassettes-of-2018/

December 28th, 2018

More Or Les talks Nerd Love with Geek Hard

For last week’s episode, live to air on December 21, Geek Hard Show hosts Andrew Young and Mr Green reviewed the new Transformers movie, Bumblebee, and talked with More Or Les about Nerd Love. It’s an hour well spent, I say…

Listen here, or find alternative links for streaming: https://geekhardshow.com/2018/12/geek-hard-episode-446-nerd-love-for-bumblebee/

December 23rd, 2018

Ed the Sock Talks with Big Bear (of Filthy Animals)

Now those are bunch of words I would not have expected to arrange in such a manner. But there it is. Ed the Sock Talks with Big Bear. Of Filthy Animals. Mr the Sock riffs a lot and offers his opinion on the new album, Still Filthy, and Bear’s personal hygiene… Also, there’s a big reveal at the end that the video for the new single, “Don’t Need Her”, is dropping on January 4, 2019. An exciting start to the new year!

December 23rd, 2018

More Or Les guests on MikeAll’s “Just for the Record (Stylus Remix)”

First Scarborough rapper MikeAll appeared as Wolverine on More Or Les’s “Choose Your Own Avenger (Mighty Version)” posse cut, and now Les returns the favour by appearing on MikeAll’s ode to vinyl, “Just for the Record (Stylus Remix)”, which recently got the video treatment…

True school ode to vinyl records and HipHop’s epicenter, the DJ!

Just for the Record (Stylus Remix)
MikeAll featuring More Or Les & Zeppo
Produced by royceBIRTH
Video Directed by MezMariye

Head over to YouTube to watch the video and read the lyrics: https://youtu.be/hGDJHqrnrIA