June 2nd, 2021

No Wives Club #1 Hip Hop album at CJAM FM

Chadio & The Dirty Sample’s No Wives Club was the #1 hip hop album at Windsor’s CJAM FM for the week of May 17-24 as well as the #4 album on their Top 30. Thanks to all the DJs at the station spinning the record.

June 2nd, 2021

Save the Date: Upcoming interview with Nevamind!

On June 14 at 7PM EST, Nevamind will be talking with The Bone Yard about his music, including his new The Yesmen album with Royal-T. Watch the interview live on Facebook or Twitch.

Promo video courtesy of Sunday Wilde.

May 28th, 2021

Chadio & The Dirty Sample – “Pot Roast” video & DJ Pack

The second visual accompaniment for Chadio & The Dirty Sample’s No Wives Club is for the song “Pot Roast”, a straight up weed jam. The video was shot (and edited) by Chadio in his living room, where he kicks his rap flow into high gear over a string-laden, rumbling beat by The Dirty Sample. The video is short and to the point with a pair of Chadios involved in a dangerous little smoke session in his apartment, trading razor sharp raps while the smoke alarm is unplugged to avoid any interruption! The single also includes a spooky, contemplative flip from Imaginations Treetrunk mainstay Aalo Guha.

May 21st, 2021

Chadio & The Dirty Sample – “Two Page Letter” video & DJ Pack

The first video from Chadio & The Dirty Sample’s No Wives Club is “Two Page Letter,” out at midnight on May 21, 2021. Directed by Nigel Berringer (@yknowlo), the video was shot over the course of two days around Chadio’s apartment and neighbourhood, roughly detailing a regular day in the life during these isolated times. The single, a love story where music wins out over the girl performed as a diary entry, is accompanied by a remix from the mysterious Vancouver-based Pasquale, who swaps out The Dirty Sample’s elegant instrumentation for a harder, grittier beat. 

May 14th, 2021

Chadio & The Dirty Sample’s No Wives Club out now!

Download, stream or purchase the cassette for Chadio & The Dirty Sample’s No Wives Club with any of these nifty links…

May 1st, 2021

Pre-order Chadio & The Dirty Sample’s No Wives Club

Chadio & The Dirty Sample’s No Wives Club drops on May 14, but pre-orders for the cassette or digital versions of the album are now live. Order now and get the songs “Clocking In” and “Partner” (featuring SOS aka Sauce). And stream the full album right here for a limited time only:

About No Wives Club
It’s a classic team up as underground Canadian legends Chadio and The Dirty Sample join forces for their first full-length collaboration. The two rapper-producers have known each other through live shows since the early 2000s, but aside from a few remixes they hadn’t really worked together despite their desire to do so. Cut to 2020: Chadio and The Dirty Sample are both going through breakups, so No Wives Club is born. The Dirty Sample provides a classic era Vancouver sound over which Chadio is able to express how they are both feeling. It’s no surprise heartbreak, betrayal and relief are major themes of the album, but Chadio also explores the feelings of rapping as an old man in a young man’s game.

About Chadio & The Dirty Sample
Chadio cut his teeth freestyle battling on Vancouver radio show The Morning Drive By with Maximus Clean, and stood as the freestyle champ from 1998-2000. Since then he has released eight solo albums and additional projects as a member of Imaginations Treetrunk (with Azrael and Aalo Guha), Quoted Motives (with Azrael), Dance Dance Revolution Will Not Be Televised (with Azrael, Shay Faded and Cons), and 50 Fingers (with Azrael, Kaboom Atomic and the Gumshoe Strut). He has established a unique vocal style that is organic and flips easily between flows and rhyme schemes while his lyrics tend toward the personal. Chadio also started making beats in 2016, and recently he has been releasing bootleg projects and beat tapes as Pasquale. 

Calgary’s The Dirty Sample started rapping at an early age, evolving through a series of aliases from Planit through Crash Silverback and Apeface to current MC alter ego Ol’ Gorilla Bones, but he found his true calling when he wasn’t getting the beats he wanted and picked up a sampler. Now with 30+ albums under his belt, The Dirty Sample has a catalogue that includes instrumental works, remix projects and numerous collaborations. His biggest hit, Raw Produce (Phonographique, 2015), received positive features from XXL, Mass Appeal, Complex, and 2DopeBoyz thanks to key single “Three Sixty Five” with Roc Marciano.

April 13th, 2021

Pre-Order Nevamind & Royal-T’s The Yesmen on digital, CD or cassette

Nevamind & Royal-T (The Yesmen) release their fourth and final release with this self-titled album. Originally recorded in 2016 and finished just one week before Royal-T’s passing, the album was therapy for T and an opportunity to chill with his hip hop fam before his time was up. With debauched lyrics about sex, drugs, and the rap life, The Yesmen and guests flip through a variety of flows over Nevamind’s neck-snapping production. Aside from a current mix of the album, all ten songs remain as T would remember them, and they continue to hold up five years later.

The duo met in Thunder Bay, ON, in 2000, when chopper Royal-T competed in a rap battle where judge Nevamind—a rapper, producer, photographer and comedian—was so impressed he invited the battle rapper back to his Nevres home studio and subsequently impressed T with his own mic and production skills. The two quickly became like brothers, and would constantly “yes” each other, leading to their group name. They dropped their first album together, TBay Classics, in 2002, and followed up with NO in 2012, and the Return of Pee Wee EP in 2014. In between The Yesmen albums, Nev and T also released a number of solo albums and collabs with their fellow Deepcave fam. 

Nevamind & Royal-T’s The Yesmen drops April 16 on digital, CD and cassette from Hand’Solo Records.


March 9th, 2021

Raised by Cassettes review of Magick Show’s Dark Night of the Soul

“It’s refreshing to see something like this in music, as it does feel like the cassette itself could put a curse on you or one of your enemies.” – Raised by Cassettes

Very awesome to see this excellent review of Magick Show’s Dark Night of the Soul cassette posted today at Raised by Cassettes.

Read the review below, or click the image to read it on their site and see more photos…

February 27th, 2021

Mickey O’Brien’s Twin Flame – Reshuffled out now!

All these many ways to listen to DJ Matto’s remixes of Mickey O’Brien’s Twin Flame EP.

February 25th, 2021

Pre-order Mickey O’Brien’s Twin Flame – Reshuffled

Celebrate the one-year anniversary of Mickey O’Brien’s Twin Flame – The Honeybear Saga with this remix of the EP by DJ Matto. It’s a whole new experience!

The EP drops on February 26. Pre-orders are open. You can preview one song on Bandcamp, but you can preview the full EP here, and only here, until the album officially drops…