DillanPonders just dropped his new EP titled NUMB which this nine track composition is entirely produced by Tay Lewis. No sooner than hitting play on this one, you realize you’re in for a treat. From “HALF DEAD” through to “NOMAD” it’s hard to pin point one track I’m feeling more than another because they’ll all equally unique and each as good as the next. Stream and download NUMB from DillanPonders after the write up via SmashMouth Entertainment for it.
Numb is the magnum opus of DillanPonders sound. This project explores late night experiences and a morbid fascination with escaping by whatever means necessary. Accompanied by deep bass & airy ambience, it takes place in Toronto’s underground downtown scene, filled with the dreams of lost youth and love gone. NUMB is entirely produced by Tay Lewis & the pair have struck an evident artistic chemistry that resonates throughout the tape. Young Toronto is on the rise and Dillan proves he’s the leader of the new wave.
Download: DillanPonders – NUMB
With his second solo release, London artist LionizePRIME is back with a new EP titled Bohemian Cliffnotes that keeps your head nodding the entire way through with that good old hip-hop with soul. LionizePRIME said that “Bohemian Cliffnotes was made to highlight the originality within hip hop. Making something unique, with an avant garde twist. With help from German producer I Am The Chukchee, I was able to bring it to life. I wanted to do something that made people think. Perhaps come back to the album months down the road and hear something within a song they had not heard before.” Stand out tracks like “Bohemian Lullaby” and “PRIME Ride” are definitely one’s you want to check out! Stream and download the EP underneath.
Download: LionizePRIME – Bohemian Cliffnotes
Jet Life Recordings members Curren$y and Smoke DZA release their collaborative EP entitled, The Stage. Produced entirely by Harry Fraud, features on the project include Big K.R.I.T. and French Montana on “10 Bricks.” Earlier this month we had an opportunity to see how everything came together in Jetflix: Making Of The Stage and today, we’re given the final product. Stream/download The Stage below.
Leading up to the release of the EP, Fundament and Fameless dropped “Dont Stop” and “Magnifying Glass” to give everyone a little teaser of what was coming. Now that the EP is finally here, we can all take in this 5 track project to enjoy wherever you listen to your music. All entirely produced by Fameless, him and Fundament team up to bring you their self titled project. Stand out tracks are ones like “Never That” and “Something To Remember Me By”, although the whole EP is amazing! Take this one in and let me know what your thoughts are.
Download: Fundament x Fameless EP
Following the release of his first official single, Toronto’s Jyrome Good drops his debut EP, For The Ride. The 7-track project fuses elements of R&B with mystique production that’s sure to please listeners. Being the first collection of music from the alternative singer, this strong debut is an excellent way to establish a spot in the game. Join Jyrome For The Ride by streaming/downloading the EP below.
For The Ride Tracklist:
01. Cold AF
02. Where I Left Off
04. Instantaneous Abstraction of You
05. Mountain Drive
07. Dirty Deeds
Australian producer P.R recently released Moment In Time, a really dope seven-track EP featuring appearances from the likes of Blu, Skyzoo, Substantial and Cise Starr.
This is the first time we’ve ever shared anything by P.R – and the first time I’ve ever taken his music in – so allow me to provide you with a little background on him. Born Pedram Rouzbehani, the Sydney-based producer admits he draws his influence from the likes of DJ Premier, J Dilla, 9th Wonder, Kanye West, Alchemist, and – perhaps most notably, in my opinion – Nujabes. That influence shows on Moment In Time, even in P.R’s choice of guest artists: it’s worth noting that both Substantial and Cise Starr have collaborated numerous times with the late Japanese producer.
P.R is best known for fusing jazz, soul, and funk into a style that he describes as “feel good music,” and with that in mind, it’s only right that we feature him here on The Come Up Show. Personal favourites off the EP are “Set The Scene” (side note: it’s not often that Skyzoo gets outrapped, but I think Substantial had the better verse here), “Long Walk”, “Next Destination”, and “Missing Years”. Stream and download Moment In Time below.
Toronto emcee THEO3 never ceases to impress whenever he drops new material and if you take it in full, you always coming out learning something or gaining a new perspective on things. In the midst of working on the Freedom Writers project with Frankie Payne, Adam Bomb and Progress, Theology3 drops his highly anticipated free EP titled Enticement. This 5 track mix showcases his style to perfection and is definitely hip hop at its finest. With production from Psycho Les from The Beatnuts, New York City’s Audible Doctor, Phat Tony and Scam. Cuts are provided by DJ Riccachet on “Clouds” as well. Enticement is one you want to hit pay on and listen through fully. Take THEO3′s new project in and let me know what you think below.
1.CLOUDS produced by Audible Doctor cuts by DJ Riccachet
2.THAT’S WHY I CAME w/ DJ Grouch produced by Psycho Les
3.OUTLIVE,OUTSHINE produced by SCAM
4.IN A HEARTBEAT produced by PHAT TONY
5.SO MIND UR BIZNESS produced by SCAM
Download: THEO3 – Enticement
Kitchener-Waterloo emcee/producer G Jones just dropped his latest full-length release, Watch The Funk. The 7-track EP – which is free, by the way – features a wide variety of styles and concepts, most of which Jones pulls off quite well. Listening to Watch The Funk, there’s no question that he’s improved in all facets since last year’s Get Movin; his delivery has stepped up, his songwriting has improved, and overall, the EP sounds much more polished. If Jones continues to improve as he’s done here, I’ll be very excited to see what he creates in the future. A couple early favourites off Watch The Funk are the title track, “Mista Disasta”, “Shua Jones”, and perhaps my overall favourite, “War On Home”. Stream and download Watch The Funk below.
Remember Elli Ingram? Well, she just dropped one of the smoothest EP’s out and it’s definitely worth a listen. Her vocals and stellar production sets her apart from the rest and she does a great job of fusing genres as seen through her remix of “Poetic Justice”. Be sure to listen and download her EP, Sober, below.
ANTHM just dropped his latest work, The Fire Next Time EP. The project runs 8 tracks deep, and showcases the Manhattan-based emcee once again proving why he’s one of the most lyrically-gifted emcees out right now. The man behind When We Were Kings, Joy & Pain and Handful of Dust delivers an inspired effort throughout, and the beat selection is on point as well. A couple early favourites on The Fire Next Time are “We Were Kings”, “I Remember”, and “The Fire Next Time”. For more on ANTHM, check out our interview with him. Stream and download the EP below.
While Kanye, J. Cole, Mac Miller, Statik Selektah, and seemingly ever other rapper on the planet dropped albums on Tuesday, another project worthy of your attention flew under the radar. California duo TiRon & Ayomari just released The Wonderful Prelude pt. 2, a free four-track EP that serves as a followup to – you guessed it – The Wonderful Prelude pt. 1. I’ll admit, the EP isn’t for everyone – if you’re here for gritty lyricism over boom bap beats, this probably isn’t what you’re looking for – but this much can be said with certainty: the two artists make some excellent music, and The Wonderful Prelude pt. 2 is no different. The EP has a subdued feel, driven by light piano riffs and airy synths, as TiRon & Ayomari trade bars in a half-rapped, half-sung delivery. Of course, since their background is still hip-hop, there’s some bangin’ drums throughout the EP. As for early favourites, check out “For The Dreamers”. Stream and download The Wonderful Prelude pt. 2 below.