Albums that the artist releases for free.

[Album] Quake & Kayo- The Search

I think I respond to new music really well when I discover it on my own or someone with a good music judgement tells me to take a listen. Not when an artist tells me "check out my music it's the shit". When Classified came to town a couple of weeks ago, Kayo was touring with him and he knew I was doing going to do an interview with Classified, Kidz in The Hall, J-Bru, basically everyone in the crew, I could sense he wanted me to interview him but he didn't directly ask me and plus I wasn't familiar with Kayo's music. After paintball I was about to head home to freshen up and Classified asked me to do an interview with Kayo, I was like cool. I went home took a shower, made some food, and researched what Kayo was about. I was surprised and I was so happy that I didn't miss the opportunity to interview Kayo...watching music videos like Heavy this young artist from St.Lucia really wowed me. My interview with Kayo should be out Mid-may for now enjoy this new album by Quake & Kayo- The Search. Update: April 19, 2011. Kayo just released an EP on itunes today, entirely produced by Classified. You can purchase it on itunes now. P.S. Quake actually added me to BBM a week before telling me about this project but I completely forgot about it.

[LP] dBiscuits – Biscuits & Logistics Vol. 0: The Medulla Oblongata

A couple weeks ago, Port Perry/London/T.O. producer--and my pal-- dBiscuits released the debut single "As I Survey The Landscape" from his full length LP Biscuits & Logistics Vol. 0: The Medulla Oblongata. In the post for that track, I wrote a bit about dB's sample-oriented mosaic approach to hip-hop production which embraces re-contextualization, humour, and a mosaic aesthetic that is more specifically referred to by brains in academic places as "intertextual" music--  a result of a deliberate process of mashing up (often considered) culturally disparate musics and sound clips. It's essentially experimental sample-based hip-hop. Think Madlib, only B&L is not $39.99 and at least at this point is sans a Stones Throw co-sign. Some clips are gratifyingly recognizable, others more esoteric. At moments, the experience of listening to B&L is like spinning the tuning dial on the FM: you never know what tinny dislodged sound dB is going to bring up next.

After a couple years being pieced together meticulously on his laptop as part of--believe it or not--a Masters degree project, Biscuits & Logistics crossed the mixing boards of the illustrious Wormwood Jagger (aka Dr. Jay) and has finally its way onto mediafire and bandcamp -- the latter of which you should visit to drop a donation in support of a much deserved vinyl release --  for viral dissemination. We're proud as hell to bring dBiscuit's debut to you as a The Come Up Show premiere.


You can preview a couple tracks below ("Dan, Man, Wake Up!", "Tree Top Hop" and "As I Survey The Landscape"), but keep in mind the album is meant to listen to from front to back like a (real) DJ set. Hit the skip to check out H. Gordon's rad artwork (I love crystal skulls) and view the full tracklisting.

[audio:|titles=12 12.Dan, Man, Wake Up!]

[audio:|titles=14 14.Tree Top Hop]

[audio:|titles=26.As I Survey The Landscape feat. Big Rube]