This dude’s been around for a minute but I missed the start of his come up. I’m gonna try and do a better job staying on top of the new talent coming out of my home town and Canada in general. Frankly, I could probably turn this blog into a Canada-only focused one without affecting the quality of the content in any way. Hmmm….
Unlike some sites who take pride in remaining staunchly conservative and narrowly focused as to what they like and what they consider hip-hop, y’all know we keep it open-minded here at The Kitchen as far as where the genre goes as it changes and evolves (that actually goes for all music but we’re trying to make a point here!)
That being said, when we hear a classic sounding boom-bap banger that’s not just the same ole’ or just knocks a little harder or better than the average record of its ilk, it does a put a smile on our face. “That’s How We On It (Remix)” by underground general Mysonne featuring Wu vet, Raekwon, the seemingly ageless Fabolous and buzzy newcomer, Dave East is one such record. Get your neck brace on then hit play….
Allan Kingdom is based in Saint Paul, Minnesota now but he’s actually a Canadian rapper originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He just released his latest album, Lines today.
(* “Beauty” not actually from Lines but it would’ve made the post headline too complicated to point that out…)
Big night in the 6ix for shows tonight. Nav making his live performance debut at The Mod Club for a sold out show and long time underground electronic artist/activists, Lal headlining a show at Adelaide hall promoting their current album, Find Safety, also featuring Just John and Eyeda on the bill which is definitely worth checking out if you didn’t score Nav tickets. Click HERE for more info and details if interested and hit the jump for tracks from John and Eyeda….
Another one from the inbox that struck us as being a potentially big record:
DYLYN is the new project from singer/songwriter Gwendolyn Lewis who has been making music for a bit and already has a loyal following on socials. After a chance meeting with Colin Munroe (Sky Ferreira, Drake, Kendrick Lamar) in LA, Gwendolyn had a sort of revelation and decided she didn’t want to end up a pop puppet. Enter DYLYN – 80s synths, sultry vocals, and a dose of rock and roll. Her last single, “Mimosa”, saw streaming numbers in the hundreds of thousands. The song premiered with an in-depth interview at Popdust!
“This one is personal. My life was turned upside down and as a result this song emerged. ‘Secret’ became therapeutic, it helped me deal with this crazy thing that happens to so many people, yet often remains a taboo subject; especially in song. ‘Secret’ gave me a chance to connect with people, with my fans whose parents also split up due to infidelity; it became a way of reaffirming for myself and others “You are not the only one going through this.” Like I said, this one is personal.” – DYLYN
Who: Adam & the Ants What: Kings of the Wild Frontier tour When: Jan. 29, 2017 Where: The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto ON Long-time readers know I was born and grew up, until my very early teenage years, in the UK (we are not the self-described “Trill OG Blog” for nothing!) One of the first […]
Just like last year, picking our Top 10 favorite albums for my Village Voice ̶P̶a̶z̶z̶ ̶&̶ ̶J̶o̶p̶ Music Critic’s Poll ballot this year was tough! 2016 was yet another especially good year for music overall and quality full length albums specifically. Many of the ‘Honorable Mentions’ below were more than worthy contenders for a spot […]
Similarly to how it went down for 2015, this year’s list of The Kitchen‘s favorite songs or singles is pretty much what I picked for my Village Voice Pazz N Jop Music Critics Poll ballot. Unlike last year though, I didn’t really have a true, standout favorite song this year. While I definitely really loved […]
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 […]
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