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[Album Premiere] Different Kitchen presents This One Goes To Eleven…

DK11_ Private Different Kitchen presents This One Goes To Eleven.... Cover Front_Artwork


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)

Album Credits:
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)

[Event + DJ Mix] TONIGHT in Toronto: DJ Andy Smith (ex of Portishead) Live with Paul E. Lopes

Hot Stepper event: DJ Andy Smith (ex-Portishead) w/ Paul E Lopes Boombox Toronto Fri Oct 24

DJ Andy Smith Lovers Rock Selection – Pt 1 by Dj Andy Smith on Mixcloud

At a special Toronto edition of his South London Boombox party at Wrongbar. This is where I’ll be for the second half of tonight. CLICK HERE for more event & ticket details if you’d like to join.

[Event + MP3] Black Milk Live at Tattoo in Toronto (Oct. 23) RECAP

artwork Black Milk's album, If There's A Hell Below, out October 28.

As noted in my IG video above, Black Milk absolutely MURDERED it last night at Tattoo. This was unquestionably one of the best shows that I have seen this year and, believe me, I’ve seen a lot of shows this year and I also say that as very much a casual Black Milk fan, at best.

He’s a dynamic, amazing performer on stage and his Nat Turner band is incredible. Milk is currently on tour. If he hasn’t already been to your market, I urge you to go see him regardless of what music genres you claim to love. Yes, he’s a rapper but this is a flat-out amazing live music experience, period. Faith in music restored….

Track featuring Bun B of UGK from Black Milk‘s forthcoming album, If There’s A Hell Below album, out October 28 but which you can hear now via: New York Times PRESS PLAY | Bandcamp | Pre-order iTunes

[Event] TONIGHT (Oct. 24) in Toronto: Ty Dolla $ign Live at the Mod Club

Ty Dolla $ign Live in Toronto Oct 24 The Mod Club

Where I’ll be TONIGHT (for the first half of the night, at least…)

[MP3 + Instagram Video] Listen to Three Tracks From Tory Lanez’s Lost Cause Mixtape

Tory Lanez - lost cause mixtape

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!


[MP3] Drake – How About Now

Drake How About Now artworks

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

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#DK11: The album, This One Goes To Eleven… OUT NOW



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