Albums that the artist releases for free.

[Audio] The Happy Unfortunate – “The World Is Mine” ft. Muneshine

If your back is itchy, scratch someone else's. I was quickly checking my messages before logging off for the night when I was enticed by a link to a Canadian Winter piece by the Canadian music whisperer blog herohill. Unprompted and unexpected, they wrote a nice word or two about us and our coverage of CW (as well as how awesome CW is obvi). Once I was there however, I realized it had been a while since my last tear around the hill, so to catch up I spent two hours combing through Naedoo and Ack's always-thorough posts treasure hunting (Naedoo, if you see a spike in hits, blame me).

Needless to say, it's way fahking past my bedtime now. But I've come back with a few gems, one of which is new music from Winnipeg hip-hop duo The Happy Unfortunate. "The World Is Mine" features a guest verse from TCUS fav Muneshine, and takes a home on the February released record No Time To Sleep. Ironic title.

Stream "The World Is Mine" below then head to their bandcamp to download the entire album for free while it lasts.


[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]