September 13th, 2022

The Dirty Sample’s “Twisted Pleasure” dl and stream

If you’ve ever wondered what an audio interpretation of a stabbing would sound like, The Dirty Sample has your back, and he promises not to stick a knife in it. “Twisted Pleasure”, the killer second single from the Calgary, AB producer’s upcoming instrumental album, Beats to Murder Rappers to, releasing on October 28 for Halloween weekend, is his audio version of a murder by stabbing. A rock hard drum break provides the backbone as little, sharp jabs of samples strike throughout this short and speedy chunky synth beat, these simulated knife twists providing pleasure for both the listener and our murderous producer. Prepare to running man for your life as you face the “Twisted Pleasure” of beat slayer The Dirty Sample!

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September 11th, 2022

Raised by Cassettes review of Specials

“[Specials] opens with instrumental hip hop that definitely reminds me of something from the 1990’s that would’ve been originally released on cassette.” – Raised by Cassettes

A new review of Pasquale’s Specials cassette from Raised by Cassettes. Check their website out for more photos of the cassette.

September 1st, 2022

Raised by Cassettes review of No Wives Club tape

 “If you’re purchasing this as a cassette as opposed to just listening to the digital you get the instrumentals on the flip side and that just shows how musically creative this whole thing is.” – Raised by Cassettes

A new review of Chadio & The Dirty Sample’s No Wives Club by Raised by Cassettes. Check their website for some additional photos of the cassettes.

August 25th, 2022

Mickey O’Brien at 5 Cent City

On Saturday, August 27, Mickey O’Brien will be performing at Sudbury’s 5 Cent City, a FREE event with games, musical and athletic performances, community addresses, food and fun designed to encourage talk about mental health. The event also includes performances from other local acts and special guest D-Sisive.

Click here or the flyer to link to the Facebook event page.

August 21st, 2022

Top 30 Hip Hop Albums of 2022 (so far) by Seb Lapin of Indie Rock Mag

Seb Lapin of Indie Rock Mag has posted his Top 30 Hip Hop Albums of 2022 so far and two releases from Hand’Solo Records made the cut:

August 12th, 2022

The Dirty Sample’s “Linger” download and stream

Evolving from a short doo-wop intro into an off-kilter soulful instrumental, The Dirty Sample’s “Linger” was a bit of a fluke. During a beat-making session, the reclusive producer from Calgary, AB, put on a record, stepped away to grab his coffee, and a perfect loop of a skip happened. Rumour has it he lingered. And then he dropped a meaty bunch of drums behind it. “It was an eerie moment” is how The Dirty Sample describes this ghost skip, a possibly supernatural phenomenon that resulted in a great first single for his upcoming instrumental album, Beats to Murder Rappers To, The Dirty Sample’s creepy new instrumental album dropping Halloween weekend. Put it on and linger. There’s much more to come!

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August 11th, 2022

The Dirty Sample’s “Linger” video

A day before he releases his first single, “Linger”, from his upcoming new album, Beats to Murder Rappers to, out October 28, The Dirty Sample drops a video of the song. Check it out prior to the song being available for streaming and download…

July 29th, 2022

Mickey O’Brien & Ultra Magnus in London, ON

Mickey O’Brien is finally hitting London, ON for a show with frequent touring partner Ultra Magnus on August 5 at Holy Diver, and they will be joined by Falcon2ow. It’s a free show, so all our Hand’Solo homies should be there. It’s going to be LIVE!

More info here.

July 29th, 2022

Mickey O’Brien opens for Junk, Young Stitch and Kryple

Tonight at The Townehouse Tavern in Sudbury, Mickey O’Brien is one of the local acts supporting Junk, Young Stitch and Kryple on their tour. It’s going to be a dope show, so if you’re in the Sudbury area, you’ll want to check this one out!

More info here.

July 17th, 2022

The Dirty Sample interview by DJ Kawon

Recently The Dirty Sample was interviewed by DJ Kawon on his show The Mixtape Show. It was a very excellent interview, but you don’t have to take my word for it. Watch the video here:

And you can listen to the full episode with additional music from T Wrex, P-Ro x CLOAQxDAGGER, The Bad Seed, Pete The Dark Truth, Mr. Ripley and more, here: