November 10th, 2020

Question the taste of Tales of the Salty Bag…

There’s this odd blog called Tales of the Salty Bag that reviews potato chips with a side of music. A recent review of Covered Bridge’s Fried Pepperoni potato chips (sounds yum!) is accompanied by some very kind words about mcenroe, soso, and most importantly Epic and his album Aging Is What Friends Do Together. Follow the advice of the Salty Bag and grab a bag of chips and give Epic some time in your earholes.

Read the full review of both album and chips below, or click the image to read it on their site…

November 10th, 2020

RapReviews reviews Electric Sheep, rated 8/10!

I just discovered I’m a week late posting this review of Touch & DJ Matto’s Electric Sheep album by Flash at RapReviews, and it’s very awesome the album received a rating of 8/10 from this tough but fair review site.

Read the review below, or click the image to read it on their site…

October 30th, 2020

Magick Show’s Dark Night of the Soul out now!

The Magick Show EP is now available to download and stream. Pick your method of delivery below:

Magick Show is a rap duo from Sudbury, ON made up of working class poet Mickey O’Brien and lyrical/sonic explorer Max Moon. A horrorcore project that transcends the genre, their debut record Dark Night of the Soul is a collection of 6 songs defined by quick-switch delivery, haunting yet abrasive production, and lyrics that draw imagery from the unknown, magic, mysticism, and the occult. Out October 2020 via Hand’Solo Records, with limited edition cassettes and 7” vinyl to follow, Dark Night of the Soul features contributions from Moka Only, Fresh Kils, Will Himsl, DJ Slam! and DJ Matto. This is no Canadian nice guy hip-hop record. Magick Show is here to sacrifice any who dare stand in their way.

October 27th, 2020

First video from Magick Show

Mickey O’Brien and Max Moon are Magick Show… And they just dropped their first official video at 11:11 AM today.

Magick Show is a horrorcore rap duo from Canada. The video release for “Black Mass” brings to the world the first official single from their debut EP, Dark Night of Soul. “Black Mass” is produced by DJ Matto, with cuts from scratch renegade DJ Slam! The video, created by Here Kitty Kitty Productions, is a psychadelic danse-macabre, filmed in the isolated wilderness of Northern Ontario. The track itself is a super-hyped barrage of occultist references and dark ritualistic imagery, backed by haunting symphonic strings and pulsating tribal/rap drums. It’s the perfect soundtrack for Halloween jams, demon summonings and human sacrifices!

PRE-ORDER:

October 23rd, 2020

“Gotta Go” – new Alien Trap Lords video

Brand new video from Alien Trap Lords for “Gotta Go” from their album 3L3M3NT 115. Features a boom bap remix from Fresh Kils.

They were here for a minute, but now it’s time for them to go. Last stop on the 3L3M3NT 115 tour is Japan. Alien Trap Lords invade video game culture with a reality-bending, boundary-breaking, black hole-penetrating music video. “Gotta Go” is a visual triumph and a leap in quantum 2D video game technology. Order your copy today.

October 22nd, 2020

Pre-order for Magick Show’s Dark Night of the Soul EP

Mickey O’Brien and Max Moon release their debut collaborative EP as Magick Show on Devil’s Night, but the project is now available to pre-order. Pick it up on cassette with bonus instrumentals for all of the songs, opt for digital, or pick up the 7″ with the two singles.

October 20th, 2020

Magick Show leak first song…

My dude Mickey O’Brien has teamed with his Nickel City best bud Max Moon to form occult rap group Magick Show. Their debut EP and first single/video is set to drop on Devil’s Night this year with an option to pre-order the EP on cassette (instrumentals included) and/or the first single on 7″ vinyl, backed with “Oz” featuring Moka Only. The pre-order will be available soon, but Magick Show couldn’t wait to reveal their new project so yesterday they leaked title track “Dark Night of the Soul” accompanied by visuals from a classic Canadian kid’s show.

October 16th, 2020

New Video: Mickey O’Brien – Sophia

New video from Mickey O’Brien for “Sophia”, the third and final single from Twin Flame: The Honeybear Saga. For this one he went with a backing band and recorded the song live off the floor.

On Valentine’s Day 2020, Mickey O’Brien released Twin Flame: The Honeybear Saga, an EP exploring love, loss and relationships. In contrast to his grittier debut, My Drift, the EP established the MC from Sudbury, ON as a multi-faceted artist, and not one to shy away from matters of the heart. And then the world was in the grip of Covid-19. The live music community took a major hit, but O’Brien continued to sharpen his lyrical sword. Once able to emerge from isolation, he brought together some of Nickel City’s finest players for an energetic rendition of “Sophia”, the third and final single from Twin Flame. Both versions of the tune feature acclaimed Sudbury jazz/soul vocalist Sarah Craig, and she plays keys on the “Live off the Floor Band Mix”, which also features Matt Saroka on guitar, David Cameron on bass, Christopher Dardick on drums, and DJ Seith on the wheels of steel. The performance was recorded live off the floor in the old Northern Breweries building, a well-weathered Sudbury landmark, and filmed and edited by Shawn Kosmo (Here Kitty Kitty Productions) for release as a video.

Engineered By Teo DeSimone 
Recorded Live at The Brewers Lofts Sudbury ON

Video directed and edited by Shawn Kosmo for Here Kitty Kitty Productions

October 15th, 2020

Cups-N-Cakes reviews Electric Sheep

“A new sci-fi rap force has arrived. Ironically, despite the lack of braggadocio here, Electric Sheep proves Touch and DJ Matto are some of the best in the game.” – Cups-N-Cakes Network

A very awesome new review of Electric Sheep from Touch & DJ Matto…

Read the review below, or click the image to read it on the Cup-N-Cakes site as one of their two Picks of the Week.

October 9th, 2020

New Primal Winds video for “Griefers”

Awesome new video for one of the best tracks on the latest Primal Winds album, The Renegades

Online gamers are surely familiar with the troll sub-species known as The Griefer, a bad faith player who uses aspects of the game in unintended ways to harass other players. With “Griefers”, the first single from new Primal Winds album The Renegades, District Prime and Iron Wind make their case for rising up against the system, or griefing the establishment, with tight, evolving deliveries over a hard, grinding synth-wave hip hop beat by Iron Wind, who also provides two further equally heavy alternate version to accompany his original, while DJ Matto takes the track in another direction with his airy, ethereal remix featuring new cuts for the chorus. And as usual, the duo deliver another incredible video filmed in a unique setting filled wth neon lights and oddball props, shot and edited by talented workhorse Patrick Younger. Join the revolution, fight for the user!