April 26th, 2019

Touch & The Dirty Sample release Jawz! Out now!

Everyone knows Jaws is a fictional creation—a fisherman’s tale, like the one that got away. Except it’s YOU that got away, only so you can live to spread the legend. Whenever you dip your toe into veiled waters, that enormous, tumultuous, mythical creature can gnaw its way from the back of your mind to the forefront of your nightmares. You thought you were safe. You believed your surroundings were benevolent. You convinced yourself that you were in control. But, in less time than it takes you to gauge the water’s temperature, a shark can swallow you whole—or simply take a souvenir, like a leg or a forearm. Right now you may consider yourself the king of your block, the ruler of your people, the OG, or the G.O.A.T., but sharks live amongst us all, and they can smell your unease and taste your apprehension. Next time you tread into deep water, be aware of your surroundings because Touch & The Dirty Sample are on the hunt as Jawz.

01. Jawz (intro)
02. Keep It Moving
03. I Don’t Write
04. Pugilistic (co-produced by Loophole)
05. No More
06. Long De-Vision
07. Zaat Interlude
08. Gangsta Shit
09. Cheap Skate
10. Deep Water (feat. Apeface & Ghettosocks)
11. Time Line
12. Canada Day
13. A Touch Joint
14. Consignment
15. Down You Go
16. Psychometry
17. Quint Dies (outro)

All tracks written and performed by Touch, except track 10 written and performed by Touch, Apeface and Ghettosocks

All tracks produced by The Dirty Sample, except track 4 produced by The Dirty Sample and co-produced by Loophole

Mixed by The Dirty Sample
Mastered by Dorc for Banging Masters
Art design by Ghettosocks

April 25th, 2019

Damaged Goods interview with The Mighty Rhino

Jess & Illy attempt to tame The Mighty Rhino

On this episode the trio talk:
– The Mighty Rhino’s life and career
– Deep religious stuff!
– How to be happy
– The 3 voices in your brain debating every decision

It’s certainly magnificent, like The Mighty Rhino himself!

check more Damaged Goods here: https://damagedgoodspod.libsyn.com/

April 25th, 2019

Jawz CDs have arrived!

April 20th, 2019

Celebrate 4/20 with “No More” FREE DL from Touch & The Dirty Sample!

It’s April 20th, the first 4/20 in Canada since marijuana was legalized. Touch & The Dirty Sample have the perfect song for just such an occasion. “No More” is off upcoming album Jawz, dropping April 26 on Hand’Solo Records. Over The Dirty Sample’s laid back, jazzy production, Touch celebrates our newfound freedoms and all the things we don’t have to worry about no more. The song is a perfect pairing with the date, so “No More” will be released April 20, ahead of the album, and is available free to download all day. Download “No More” and… let’s get high!

Lyrics written and performed by Touch
Produced and mixed by The Dirty Sample
Mastered by Dorc for Banging Masters
Art Design by Ghettosocks

April 17th, 2019

Record Recollection recollects Psybo’s Wherewithal

Last year Hand’Solo Records finally released the long-awaited album from Psybo, Wherewithal. The historical hip hop blog Record Recollection did a little interview with Psybo regarding the album and its release. A great read for fans of Psybo, Toolshed, or the Backburner crew.

Read the full interview here: https://therecordrecollection.wordpress.com/2019/04/16/psybo-wherewithal-2007-2018/

April 8th, 2019

Touch & The Dirty Sample – 1st single is Deep Water (feat Apeface & Ghettosocks)

Don’t move. Don’t breath. Try as hard as you can to slow the beat of your heart to an undetectable rhythm. And just when you think it’s safe, out of the “Deep Water” swims Jawz! The Dirty Sample hones in on the electromagnetic frequency emitted by your worst fears and produces a sound to trigger a feeding frenzy in fellow apex predators Touch and Ghettosocks. Drowning is preferable for any unsuspecting meal that encounters these three hungry sharks as they flow through the “Deep Water”. For the first single from their upcoming summer blockbuster, Jawz, dropping April 26 on Hand’Solo Records, Touch & The Dirty Sample are joined by guest Ghettosocks on the raps and art design, and receive a remix from Illions (The Dirty Sample and Metawon). “We on top of the food chain, and you what we chewin’…”

01 – Deep Water (feat. Apeface & Ghettosocks)
02 – Deep Water (Radio Edit) (feat. Apeface & Ghettosocks)
03 – Deep Water (Illions Remix) (feat. Apeface & Ghettosocks)
04 – Deep Water (Illions Remix Radio Edit) (feat. Apeface & Ghettosocks)
05 – Deep Water (instrumental)
06 – Deep Water (Illions Remix instrumental)
07 – Deep Water (acapella) (feat. Apeface & Ghettosocks)

Written and performed by Apeface, Touch and Ghettosocks
Produced by The Dirty Sample, except tracks 3, 4, and 6 remixed by Illions (The Dirty Sample and Metawon)
Mixed by The Dirty Sample
Mastered by Dorc for Banging Masters
Art design by Ghettosocks

April 7th, 2019

RapReviews really liked Mickey O’Brien’s My Drift!

“Mickey O’Brien’s ‘My Drift’ is a certified hit. 8/10” – RapReviews.com

‘Nuff said! Except for this whole review, of course… Or click the review or link at the bottom to read the review providing all the song links and video being discussed as any civilized music fan would.

Review this review of rap on RapReviews at http://thewrestler.net/wordpress/2019/04/mickey-obrien-my-drift/

April 6th, 2019

Upcoming Wordburglar shows

A good friend of the label, Wordburglar has two upcoming shows with Hand’Solo Records artists…

The first show is with More Or Les, Good Luck Shop, and Juliana Eye at Junction City Music Hall (2907 Dundas St West) in Toronto on Thursday, April 18.

Facebook Event page for further info: https://www.facebook.com/events/820140878366529/

The second show is with Touch, Nitehawks, and Discount Lion Safari at Bohemia (10217 97 St NW) in Edmonton on Thursday, April 25.

Facebook Event page for further info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2369466593083813/

April 6th, 2019

Mickey O’Brien speaks with CBC Radio

Mickey O’Brien recently spoke with CBC Radio’s Morning North program about his new album, rap, and his job as a miner. You can listen to his segment here…

April 5th, 2019

Mickey O’Brien employee spotlight in The Vale

A third generation miner with INCO, now Vale, an employee spotlight from his company newsletter surely means a lot for Mickey O’Brien aka OB orebody. The opening of the article is posted below, but you can click the image or the link to read the full article.

Read the full article here: https://valenews.ca/this-hard-rock-miner-just-released-his-first-album/