Phil Ade

Quick post to introduce you to mister Phil Ade. Dude is from D.C. Maryland and has that good buttery flow. The freestyle posted below is real dope. Pure raw SWAG. I dare you to say hip-hop is dead. In fact, "I double-dare you, motherfucker. Say "what" one more goddamn time."

And a single off his "The Letterman" mixtape

Phil Ade - The Letter

good night,



4:21 The Day After

4:20 was good. Sorry if you expected a post of some sort but I was way too blunted to figure out how to use the interweb. Hope you had a good one.

Here's a bunch of different hip hop & rap tunes to satisfy your thirst.

Master P - Weed & Money
Ice Cube & Daz Dillinger - Iz U Ready 2 Die
Mike G - Forest Green
OGC - The Big Ohh
Moruf - Story Of My Life
Big Pooh - The Strongest Man


damn that OGC shit goes hard, Boot Camp Clik 4 life



Wow, no 4/20 post? I was working until 8 am, sleeping the rest of the day + working again this evening, and I guess the other guys were too stoned to do it. Our apologies.

To win back your trust, here are some love songs, just in time for the weekend.

Jacques Brel- Quand on n'a que l'amour

There's nothing quite like a Belgian poet cooing in your ear to make you want to sit next to a fireplace with a beautiful woman on a polar bear rug, drinking Veuve Clicquot.

504 Boyz- I Can Tell

Following up with a romantic serenade from New Orleans' supergroup 504 Boyz. Perfect background music for a candid breakfast on the patio.

Assassin- Pum Pum Surveillance

A delightful ode to people-watching, straight from Jamaica.

The Weeknd- Wicked Games

The number of times that I've listened to House of Balloons (and especially this song) is starting to be unhealthy. Toronto's very own The Weeknd make some of the sexiest music you'll hear this year. The audio equivalent of foreplay.

I hope that you've enjoyed the post. Later, lovebirds.



Grown Folk: City Wind EP preview

After patiently waiting for a few months, we're glad to finally announce the release of Grown Folk's debut EP on the up-and-coming Australian label Templar Sound, who've also released the Dro Carey Much Coke EP & The Bennisons' debut single.

Grown Folk, who've been featured on Avenge The Virgins pretty much monthly, is the brainchild of Montreal-based Drew (formerly Kid Aloha) and Brendan (formerly Roledex). It should come as no surprise to those of you familiar with their past productions that this talented duo is taking the house music world by storm and razing everything in their path. Today, I present to you a preview of their debut EP City Wind, to be released on May 16th on the aforementioned Templar Sound.

Grown Folk - City Wind EP - Templar Sound (TS003) by Grown Folk

From deep, sultry vibes to dandy grooves and heavy percussive riddims, this EP has it all. This is ballroom rave music, with both feet firmly entrenched in the dancefloor. Grown Folk have always been quite versatile in their production style, and have concocted a stunning debut EP that sounds as great and effective at a late afternoon BBQ party as it does at an early morning after party.

The tracklist, in order of appearance in the preview, is as follows:

1. Uptown Shuffle
2. Halfway House
3. V.V.S. (Very, Very Slightly)
4. Block is Hot

The EP will also feature the Dubbel Dutch remix of V.V.S. (Very, Very Slightly) and the Damu remix of Block is Hot, both of which we're really looking forward to hearing.

Once again, the EP drops on May 16th on Juno & Boomkat, so keep your eyes on their soundcloud and your trigger fingers on the refresh button until then. I, for one, am really stoked that these guys are finally getting to drop their debut release, as we've pretty much profiled them since their inception, and it's nice to see their project come to fruition. This release is going to be major league swag, best believe it.

Finally, I've included their immeasurably rad tune Steady Movin for your listening pleasure. Although we had already included it in the post about Truancy Records, I figure that it wouldn't hurt to remind you why Grown Folk is one of the most promising new acts to keep your eye on. Steady Movin' is a nigh-legendary flip on a Cam'ron sample that has gotten a lot of love, and if there's any justice in the world, we'll be able to someday get our hands on the LOL Boys VIP edit of it and share it with you fine people.

Grown Folk- Steady Movin'


9th Wonder on the beat

Painting by Joan Saló

Quick post to share Big Remo's most recent single produced by none other than the man himself : 9th Wonder. In my opinion, hes probably one of the best hip hop producers of our time.

Big Remo - Slumdog (Produced by 9th Wonder)

This other track is an instrumental he produced for the group Actual Proof. Good stuff, I'll do a feature on them very soon. Stay tuned ! For now just a small preview of their steeze.

Actual Proof - Super Genius ft. Cutlass Reid, Skewby, Naledge, Add2theMC, Kendrick Lamar, Brittany Street, The Kid Daytona, & Laws

have a great day,


LOL Boys: LOL Boys EP

If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, our love for LA/Montreal electronic music duo LOL Boys should be apparent. Therefore, when news started spreading that they were releasing their first full length EP, on Discobelle Records, no less, I was extremely psyched. They always have something mindblowingly bizarre up their sleeves, and this self-titled EP is no exception.

LOL Boys are a duo who met through an internet message board, and due to a common love of music/percussion/weird ass rhythms, started linking up and created a monster of a project that has seen DJs, producers and fans alike going absolutely apeshit. Although they were placed into the 'tropical house' box due to the genre's former dominance of the musical landscape at that time, their productions were entirely too unique to pigeonhole. LOL Boys' tunes draw inspiration from genres that are typically at opposite ends of the spectrum, like juke, tribal guarachero (3ball), reggaeton, electro and more. There is a reason that they get a lot of love from their peers, and that is because their whole approach, from the audio to the visual, is unique as hell. Their music is a inescapable meme, an infectious creature that you are irrevocably drawn to. Trippy, tribal & tremendous. (As a sidenote, I am killin' it at the alliteration game)

The self-titled LOL Boys EP is really quite phenomenal, no matter how alien it might sound. These dudes kind of break all of the rules, and it works. Grimy amp feedback somehow warps into something melodic, a bizarre latin carnival sample mutates into a soulful reggaeton rave anthem, something that sounds like a Hans Zimmer soundtrack on DMT feels right at home in the middle of a rainforest, and well, Blockz. The video posted above pretty much describes what goes through my head when I hear it.

LOL Boys - Runaways by LOL Boys

LOL Boys - Blockz by LOL Boys

LOL Boys - Intuition by LOL Boys

LOL Boys - Aisle Seat by LOL Boys

You can cop the EP at either Juno or Boomkat, and if you've enjoyed the tunes, I highly recommend picking it up. At the very least, show these highly creative/innovative/unhinged (and nice) dudes some love at any of the links below. (Oh, and both of them will be at Blue Dog Motel(friday) and Velvet (saturday) this week. It'll be the first time both LOL Boys play together in Montreal, so don't miss it!)



Montreal duo Grown Folk, who you'll recognize from their amazing Steady Movin' track that dropped on Truancy Records last month and their fantastic monthly Grown Folk Collection mixes, recently unloaded their cinema sountrack-worthy remix of Runaways. As usual, they inject their formidable brand of sexy house right into the jugular, and the result is really dope. Perfect for a balmy summer evening.

LOL Boys- Runaways (Grown Folk remix)


Laid Back Sunday #27

Good evening folks, hope you had a good weekend. Laid Back Sunday is back on that crack again. On with the show...

Reks - This Is Me (feat. DJ Corbet)
Reks, an other dope rapper from Boston, recently released his latest album called R.E.K.S.(Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme). This track is one of the many great songs on this compilation. In overall, great productions & Reks has that good hiphop vibe going on through out the album. Been doing his thing for quite some time and also had the chance of collaborating with some of the biggest names in the game (The Clipse, Ghostface Killah, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Redman, De La Soul, Method Man, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Boot Camp Click). Make sure to check him out, he also has a dope song on the album featuring Freeway. gotta looooove it

Knux - Bang ! Bang !
Knux, from New Orleans, Louisiana, is best known for their alternative hip hop style mixed up with a bit of rock and electronic music. This track is considered one of the singles off their debut album called : Remind Me In 3 Days. Sure is a bit more energetic than Reks' track. You can also easily recognize the influence of New Orleans on their style.

L.L. Cool J - I Shot Ya (feat. Keith Murray, Prodigy, Foxy Brown & Fat Joe
Classic track. Always good going back to basics. Big names, big tune.
Bump that shit hard.

Rich Boy - Get To Poppin (Produced By Brian Kidd)
Don't know if you quite remember, but Rich Boy was the shit back when this album dropped in 2007. You got a lot of good southside gems on this album. The infamous Throw Some D's anthem was also part of that. Get To Poppin was one of my favorites. Let's get it.

enjoy your Sunday,