Harrison - Vertigo ft. Allie
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine states that Vertigo can occur during or after a sustained head rotation, or it may be pathologic due to vestibular dysufunction. This has nothing to do with Last Gang artist Harrison and a l l i e's newest offering but I thought I'd share it just the same. The track is an uptempo, funky ride with a l l i e 's pop inspired vocals carrying the tune. A little bird told me that the video for this one will be shot in Jamaica which should be a trip; As you may be well aware BanTOR is a fan of Harrisons music videos. Of the record Harrison told Pigeons & Planes "Traditionally, her music is half the rtempo and rooted in RnB and hip-hop. I wanted to see what she could do with something that was double the tempo and rooted in funk. What she delivered turned the vibe up 200% with her deliciously harmonized pop melodies, while also keeping it sultry. The woman is a force to be reckoned with. I am very grateful that she's a part of this record."
Charlotte Day Wilson - Where Do You Go
This week Charlotte Day Wilson released her EP CDW. The 6 tracks include some previous release's and 4 new tunes including the one featured above. Wilson's talent as a vocalist and musician stands out on this EP as all the songs except Where Do You Go are produced by her. She's told the FADER that she wants to be part of a 'musical revolution' in the city that creates something bigger instead of dividing. "I would love to be a part of something bigger than us all making songs. It can't be a coincidence that so many musicians in Toronto right now have a similar vibe. I'm sure the city informs something in that, but it's a bit annoying to be grouped into the moody, centralist R&B category. I know that's not what I'm trying to do.
Murda - Can't Let the Summer Pass ft. PARTYNEXTDOOR
Murda, murda, Murda! The Fort Erie native has been on a tear for the last year and his star only seems to be rising higher as he expands the roster of artists he's worked with to include PARTYNEXTDOOR. I can already tell this tune is going to be a summer jam special as the chorus is toooo sweet MISSisauga tings/ are so pretty 'round this time. The tune is co-produced by Toronto natives Frank Dukes and Maneesh.
Louis VAL - The Most ft. Che Ecru
In the same week that PND dropped his ballad to Sauga tings, Louis VAL released a song dedicated to the beautiful women from his city. Louis hails from Flower City aka Brampton where the shorties do the most. Louis gets some help on this tune from fellow R&B crooner Che Ecru and its produced by Tay Lewis. Louis has stayed consistent with his sound and continues to release strong work after his LIMBO EP which came out last month.
Jessie Reyez - Figures
Toronto's own Jessie Reyez got some international love this week with Zane Lowe premiering her song 'Figure' on his Beats1 radio show. While Reyez was actually born in St.Michael's not Colombia, the recognition from Lowe is very much deserved. On Figuers Reyez shows off her vocal range as she sings about unrequited love over electric guitar strumming. The song is a great showcase for the young artist as she takes the next steps in finding her sound.