I've been waiting on this one for a while! The Extremities (Fresh Kils and Uncle Fester) just released their latest project, Re:Fresh. The 11-track release features official remixes from various artists' original projects. All of the superb production is handled by Kils and Fes, and all cuts are handled by Fes (with the exception of DJ Grouch on "Like This" and DJ Pangea Delphi on "Lift Off"). A couple early favourites are "Don't Sleep" with Rich Kidd, "Just The Day" with Relic & Saukrates, and "Recreation" with Ghettosocks. Stream and pay what you can for Re:Fresh below.
The Extremities are all set to release their latest project Re:Fresh this Wednesday, May 8th, and to get you prepped for its arrival, they've released the cover art and track list for the album. If you've followed our posts on The Extremities in the past, you'll know that I was a huge fan of their previous album, The Mint Condition. With an absolutely solid lineup of guest appearances announced for Re:Fresh, their upcoming album promises to be just as special. For a taste of the project, check out their remix of The Get By's "Lift Off". Check out the track listing below, as well as a preview of the album. Track list: 1. Cold Cheese w/ ELMNT, Brandon Dramatic & Roshin 2. Like This w/ D-Sisive, Guilty Simpson & DJ Grouch 3. Don’t Sleep w/ Rich Kidd 4. Likkle Champion w/ Ain’t No Love & Skyzoo 5. Lift Off w/ The Get By 6. That Purple w/ JD Era 7. Lost & Found w/ Ambition 8. Just The Day w/ Relic & Saukrates 9. Morning After w/ Apollo & Wordsworth 10. Recreation w/ Ghettosocks 11. The Getaway w/ Fraction, Prince Po & Maya Killtron
My introduction to Kitchener/Waterloo soul singer Rufus began a few years back, when I stumbled upon him as a feature artist on Justis' "Tryn To Live". I was impressed back then, but hadn't heard anything from him since. Fast forward three years, and now Rufus is putting the finishing touches on his self-written, co-produced debut album, Growing Pains. Featuring a combination of hip-hop, soul, and r&b, Growing Pains is shaping up to be a strong debut for the Kitchener/Waterloo artist. Stream the album sampler below, and check out what Rufus had to say about the album.
"This album is an autobiographical journey that outlines my growth as an individual, a songwriter and an artist. Growing Pains has something for everyone, it combines a unique flavor of old school rhythms, new school vibes with a touch of soul. The ultimate goal for my music is to become the bridge between the youth and elders of today, the kid next door that people can relate to and the catalyst for growth and change in our communities." - Rufus
Kitchener/Waterloo slash Toronto rap trio The Get By (from left: Justis, Pangea Delphi, and Mantis) just dropped the video for "Faster" off their 2011 debut album, Let Go. I'm more than excited to post about this as I've been following them for a while, and I had the chance to see Justis and Pangea perform in London earlier in March. On "Faster", they bring along Rich Kidd for a guest verse and Richie Hennessey on the chorus for one of the album's strongest tracks. Rich Kidd also handles the production on this one. Check out the visuals to "Faster" below. Photo credit to Patrick Moore.
The Extremities (Fresh Kils & Uncle Fester) just dropped the remix for The Get By's "Lift Off", the first single off their upcoming remix Extremities EP, Re:Fresh. The beat BANGS in this one! If you dig it, you should check out The Get By's solid debut EP Let Go, and The Extremities' very dope previous project The Mint Condition. Check out the visuals for "Lift Off" below.