October 30th, 2018

Filthy Animals get “Freddy on the Block” for Halloween

A little bit about Filthy Animals, the newest artist to partner with Hand’Solo Records for their album dropping next month:

Veterans of the Canadian hip hop scene for over 15 years, founders and co-owners of a long-running Canadian independent hip hop record label (Deepcave Record) as well as a couple of the most well-respected names in the Prairies rap scene, Big Bear and P-Nutty have done what they could to bring the 90s back to the future while maintaining a mixture that includes family, life, music and a passion to entertain.

And a little bit about this Halloween video treat from the duo:

Pnut is a horror junkie with an obsession for the entire genre. And what is more fitting for the video than to have a cameo from a special guest like Freddy? The song “Freddy on the Block” reflects on life as a dream, and you never have the choice of when you might not wake up.

The video was shot and edited by Dag and Gerry Sawatzky. All images captured at Terror on 12.

October 29th, 2018

Whatevski gets Grimm with “Boogie Man”

New single from Whatevski!

“Boogie Man” is the first single from the upcoming Whatevski album, Cult Classics, set to drop Friday, November 2, 2018 on Hand’Solo Records. Inspired by the classic writing styles of the Brothers Grimm, “Boogie Man” is constructed in a way that will spook children as well as adults alike. Sure to stay at the top of your playlist this Halloween season. 

October 29th, 2018


Evgeniy Whatevski is more than a spiritual guide. He is the renowned sound guru that has dedicated his life to obtaining deeper understanding of the esoteric nature of sound and music and he is eager to share this knowledge with his followers. His new record, Cult Classics, was assembled deep within the caves of his secret compound where he and his sect spend their days meditating, listening to, and recording music in an attempt to link sound frequencies and audio vibrations with the human consciousness and our physical realities. 

October 11th, 2018

Houdini Mansions reviews Nerd Love

Another awesome review for Nerd Love, the new album from More Or Les. This one is from Houdini Mansions. Check it out below, minus the album artwork:

Check the full review with album artwork here: https://houdinimansions.com/magnetic-heart/2018/10/10/more-or-les-nerd-love

October 10th, 2018

Epic More or Les interview with Third Verse Extra Podcast

More Or Les talks live in studio with Chaps and Chapter Thrive for their Third Verse Extra Podcast and the result is an epic 3-hour adventure into rap and #NerdLove. And what about that amazing illustration from 319Heads!

Check the interview here: https://soundcloud.com/thirdversecfcr/episode-34-more-or-les-handsolo

October 4th, 2018

Fandomania interview of More Or Les

More Or Les talks about his new album, Nerd Love, with Chad Walker for his Geek Music podcast series on Fandomania.com. It’s half an hour of pure joy.

Listen to the podcast here: http://fandomania.com/geek-music-episode-155-more-or-les-3/

October 3rd, 2018

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Nova Scotia Music Week

Big news! I’m excited to say I have been invited as a Guest Delegate for Nova Scotia Music Week happening November 1 to 4 in Truro, Nova Scotia. Can’t wait to visit the hometown of Hip Club Groove while getting to check out good music and good talks. Check out the website for showcase and conference info…

September 28th, 2018

Virgin Radio ‘We Out Here’ feature song pick is Tachichi’s “Q Word”

Virgin Radio‘s pick for their ‘We Out Here’ featured song of the week for the last week has been Tachichi’s “Q Word”, a song from his upcoming Top Ten album that Tachichi leaked on his Soundcloud page.

Click the article image or the link at the bottom to listen to their chat with Tachichi and/or hear the new song, “Q Word” featuring Pineo & Loeb, and Kim D’Ambrosia. Also get info on his upcoming show at Halifax Pop Explosion as part of his Sipset crew.

Here’s the link: http://www.iheartradio.ca/virginradio/halifax/blogs/we-out-here-tachichi-1.7940950

September 26th, 2018

Raised by Gypsies reviews Psybo’s Wherewithal

A very complimentary review of Psybo’s Wherewithal cassette from the excellent tape blog Raised by Gypsies. Read the review here, and click over to the site with the link below to see a few photos of the cassette in all of its glory!

Read the review and enjoy the photos here: http://raisedbygypsies.blogspot.com/2018/09/cassette-review-psybo-wherewithal-hand.html

September 21st, 2018

Jesse Dangerously and Thesis Sahib on tour…

Danger Grove (Jesse Dangerously and Lizard Grove) and Awards (Thesis Sahib and Funken) are on tour in October, both groups celebrating the release of new albums. When these two awesome Backburner emcees come to your town alongside their prized production partners, break out your best gear and bring out your best buds for a raucous night of rapping about politics, mental health and the effects of technology over a merging of hip hop and electronic beats.

I’ll be part of the crowd at my old 20-something hang out, The Dance Cave, where Danger Grove and Awards will also be joined by rap superstar D-Sisive… See you there?