Well it’s finally here: the This One Goes To Eleven… 11th Anniversary compilation album for Different Kitchen! It’s been a three to four month journey putting this project together but it came together in a really great way and I’m super happy & proud of the sound of it and how it turned out in the end.
I’ve spent 11 years doing this blog, at some points spending more time on it than others but this is one of the things in my life that I get to do that really reflects who I am, my musical & aesthetic tastes and how I see the world without regard for what is cool, will sell or drive online traffic or what I should be doing from a career or personal life point of view.
All of the artists on the album are ones I really dig, personally and I have backed that up by supporting their music and careers on the blog. I’m glad that they all came through and supported this project with their art. Props go out to The Names Are Known, King Reign & Saukrates, Keita Juma, Brendan Philip, Noah Vinson & Isis Ash, Joel. & Arthur Lewis, J.Nolan, Jai Nitai Lotus & Sam I Am Montolla, Audego, Emay, Third Mind, 416 Band and Mickey Factz.
Also a big thanks goes out to Exclaim! magazine, the top music media outlet in Canada, who came on board as a media partner and co-premiered the album on their site HERE.
Tired of streaming the album and want to play it in iTunes, on your mp3 player or go ‘old school’ and burn a CD copy for the whip? Download the entire This One Goes To Eleven… album complete with art HERE: mediafire (zip file)
Marketing by CoolerBuzz
Audio mastering by Neil McDonald and Paul Kehayas for Echosound Studiolab
Art by Tiffany Pilgrim for Tiffany Pilgrim Art Direction & Graphic Design
Promo Art by Shehab Tariq for Implant Media
Viral video production by Ian Jones for the ear2much collective
Media Partner: Exclaim!
(For songwriting & production credits, click/see the back cover art above or to the album link on Soundcloud HERE to check each song’s credits individually)
I won’t lie: I kind of missed the recent ascent of local, Tdot rapper, Tory Lanez but I caught him at his North American tour final homecoming date at The Drake Underground this past Sunday and quickly got up to speed with his Lost Cause mixtape, which the tour was for, in advance of that.
NOW mag may not have been a tad underwhelmed by the show but I, on the other hand, was pretty impressed (or at least I was with the last 4-5 songs I managed to catch). It’s hard to dismiss a show where an artist has as much control over the audience as I saw Lanez command. As I said on twitter, Lanez seems to have taken Drizzy’s creative template and actually might out-Drake Drake with it.
The tracks above come from Lost Cause. Dig them? Check out the entire Lost Cause mixtape on the Kitchen Facebook page HERE. Between this and the Sean Leon show I caught at The Hoxton, I feel pretty good about the odds of Toronto at keeping a post-Drake stranglehold on hip-hop dominance for the next while. #the6ix
Hit the jump for two more Instagram video clips from Tory’s show Sunday at The Drake Underground including one of him crowd surfing!
Leak track from Drake‘s forthcoming next album, Views From the 6? (Although I’m pretty sure that is some fan artwork above, not official??) I’d love to meet the woman that inspired this song though. Every time the internets finds these women Drake talks about I am singularly unimpressed and I remember why I don’t really connect with his music the way most of his vast number of fans do. I identify with so little of what he talks about in his life. Then again, I guess this one went to law school so maybe this time will be different? Decent enough song though, word to Jodeci…
Latest track by promising English-by-way-of-Sweden MC, Compulsive produced by Imagined Herbal Flows.
Previously on The Kitchen:
– Compulsive ♛ – No Happy Endings [MP3]
– Compulsive ♛ – Witch Doctors [MP3]
Chance, you mad? Tell ‘em why you mad, son!
[via The Rap Up]
Latest track from local Toronto MC/Producer, Keita Juma‘s forthcoming Chaos Theory EP. Good stuff as always.
Also previously on The Kitchen:
– Keita Juma – Ancient Body Language [MP3]
I posted their contribution to the This One Goes To Eleven… compilation album a little while back but I finally managed to get with Alex producer from the NJ-based group, Third Mind a few days ago and chop it up about the group, their #DK11 single, “Life To Be” and life as rappers from New […]
As long time readers know, I’m a big fan of Montreal rapper, Jai Nitai Lotus and his Something You Feel album from last year was certainly that! Enough for me to lend my endorsement to it for nomination consideration for Canada’s Polaris Music Prize last year. That didn’t happen but I stayed cool with Jai […]
What can I say about Melbourne, Australia’s Audego? I discovered this trip hop electronic soul duo while doing a little side gig hustle screening submissions for NXNE this year and I have been a committed fan ever since checking out both of their shows when they flew halfway around the world to perform twice at […]
Gotta give the homie, J.Nolan mad props. He took getting down with the #DK11 THIS ONE GOES TO ELEVEN… album real serious and hustled to get his contribution to the album, a track titled “Deluxe Edition” on all kinds of blogs and sites. Shouts to DJBooth.net, All In A Day’s Work, CWMuzik, AyeBro, TOAN Magazine, […]
The Kitchen has been a supporter of Bronx native, Noah Vinson for a while now ever since we stumbled upon his mixtape, The Life almost two years ago in our submissions inbox. Since then he’s proven to be an adept MC who can handle himself over new school, minimalist trap feeling tracks or classic style […]
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