UTU’s TripSixx is back with some elite fire in the form of “Casino”. It is produced by Krinny and he comes through with a fucking tough instrumental with amazing high hats and smooth bassline. This is guaranteed to blow up. Yes, that is a bold statement but “Casino” meets all criteria for a viral song; 1) Dope bars 2) Melody 3) Amazing instrumentation 4) Clean audio engineering. TripSixx is solidifying himself as a legitimate ringleader for UTU and the Toronto rap scene. If you are not milly rocking the fuck out the club to this song at a club, you’re a fucking lame straight up. Excellent work. MAKE A MUSIC VIDEO TO THIS TRIP.
OVO’s extremely talented duo DVSN releases a new sexy R&B ballad called “Think About Me”. Listen above.
New song from one of our favourites, Ziyaad Luceō comes through with a refreshing remake of Designer’s hit single “Panda” which he cleverly named “Yin Yang Bear”. This amazing instrumental is produced by GeoTheory and is mixed and mastered by Ziyaad Luceō himself. This song also features Jai Mar$hin. Ziyaad is back at it again with yet another banger, the Toronto-based artist has been killing it recently and this release had us on the edge of our seats waiting for more.
Ziyaad choses another instrumental with a beat switch but this time it is more upbeat and fast paced than we are used to hearing from him. “Yin Yang Bear” showcases Ziyaad’s raw talent by keeping a great amount of diversity between his songs which is why many people love the up and coming R&B artist. A nice relaxing vibe with contradictory explicit lyrics is fitting with the title of the track. This song talks about a range of different subject matters that all interlock such as drugs, his musical aspirations and his frustrations in his life. Our favourite line was ‘Like Mike Off the Wall, I’m the next King of the Fall’ which can be very possible with the direction Luceō is heading of late. After Ziyaad’s verse, there was an intense and artistic as fuck beat drop that transitions to a quality verse from Jai Mar$hin which added more energy and hype. The track concludes with a brief narrative that brings the whole song together.
We absolutely LOVED this song! It has been on repeat since it was released. It’s amazing to see how versatile Ziyaad Luceō can be from song to song. His unique voice reminds us little bit of the old House of Balloons “The Weeknd” and Michael Jackson. Here are Toronto Central can not wait for his next release and what else he has in store. If there is any piece of suggestion we could offer Ziyaad is to keep improving his vocal strength and continue to be experimental with his songs. This young man has some profound in his horizon, mark our words!
Here is our favourite songs from Summer 16. We absolutely LOVED all the vibrations, stories, people and relationships we saw over this short season. We experience a lot of new music from mainstream and underground artists from Toronto. From OVO’s Roy Woods and PND dropping their two projects “Waking at Dawn” and (the much anticipated) “PARTYNEXTDOOR 3” to banging singles released by Jazz Cartier, Sean Leon, J-SOUL and more. We are so proud of Toronto and we are even more excited to see what the end of this year brings to the table.
Enjoy the playlist.