Pitchfork: The 20 Essential Post-Drake Toronto Tracks

R&B artist Allie’s gorgeously soulful voice is a hot commodity in Toronto, and she’s been putting it to good collaborative use alongside producers like Elaquent, Da-P, and TOKiMONSTA. On “I Can’t Wait,” Allie teams up with fellow Toronto producer Birthday…

House of Lords: Birthday Boy – Loot 4 Leo [Mini Mix]

Birthday Boy is a local Toronto producer/artist who’s music bridges Genres. He has a proven track record of producing quality Hip Hop, House, and Funk tracks.  His EP “Music to Soothe the Savage Youth” with Drew Howard was one of our favourite Hip Hop…

The Hundreds: Everybody’s Invited :: Meet Toronto Producer/DJ Birthday Boy

As a kid, birthdays are usually a very big deal. The build up weeks prior, counting down the days and hours until Mother Nature’s clock inevitably ticks that it’s time. Now, imagine if you could hold onto that feeling everyday. Eoin,…

IXDaily: Toronto’s Birthday Boy Drops Double Release “Out of Here/Storm”

Toronto producer Birthday Boy released two new singles bundled up into a release titled “Out of Here / Storm”. These tracks are the first releases where he showcases his full talent of producing and lending his own vocals to the mix…

IndieCurrent: Birthday Boy “Out of Here” & “Storm”

Toronto electronic producer Birthday Boy, who collaborated in the past with Drew Howard and Allie, takes the limelight on two new solo efforts, which show off the producer’s pristine R&B vocals.

Hypetrak: Producer Birthday Boy Shows off His Singing Chops on Two New Tracks

Toronto-based Birthday Boy is known primarily as a producer, lending his syrupy, dreamy production style to artists such as a l l i e and Drew Howard on previous projects…

Complex: The Best EPs of 2015

When you combine the sensibilities of two artists in equal measure, you’re bound to get something more adventurous. What’s that old adage? The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Yeah, that. It doesn’t always work out that way,…

illRoots: DREW HOWARD & BIRTHDAY BOY – MUSIC TO SOOTHE THE SAVAGE YOUTH (EP STREAM)

Drew Howard and Birthday Boy come together to create a new EP titled Music To Soothe The Savage Youth. The duo has made six tracks for this project, now available for your listening pleasure. Stream this EP below and purchase…

Pitchfork: Birthday Boy / Drew Howard “Benny and Lil Ze”

Is it too early for 2000s nostalgia? On “Benny & Lil Ze”, Toronto’s Drew Howard and Birthday Boy channel the young protagonists from 2002’s Brazilian cult crime drama City of God and tag-team the syncopated stumble of funk carioca—a Rio…

The FADER: 10 Songs You Need In Your Life This Week

It feels like there are a million different flows on Drew Howard andBirthday Boy‘s boasty “They Love Me,” and every single one of them is worth having stuck in your brain for a day or five.

The Verge: This is your next jam

If I had to pick the best song of the week, it’d probably be this one. Toronto rapper Drew Howard and producer Birthday Boy (no OVO affiliation… YET) dropped an EP this week called Music to Soothe the Savage Youth,…

Complex: The Best Canadian Songs Of October

Birthday Boy appears to be on a systematic mission to scoop up all the best vocalists in Toronto for collaborations. After he dropped “I Can’t Wait” with a l l i e, he’s unleashed a six-track EP in tandem with…

The FADER: Drew Howard And Birthday Boy Present New Possibilities For Toronto On Music to Soothe the Savage Youth

At some point over the past few years, something that can be defined as a distinctly Toronto sound was birthed. It’s all syrupy flows over trap-borrowing beats, a meld of the 6’s wintery culture and influences from south of the…

Into The Crowd Magazine: Shagabond talks music, influences, Bondax and more

From bedroom disco slow trot to x-rated Galaxy hops shimmer, young producerShagabond has been making serious waves this summer, gaining respect for his creativity and style from a number of artists at home and abroad. We sat down with Nick, mastermind behind Shagabond, after…

BlogTO: Top 5 Remixes by Toronto DJs from Summer 2015

Shagabond took this original on a slow walk through a serene park and came out with a new best friend. The smoothness of this version got the nod of approval from taste-making YouTube channelMajestic Casual, where it’s racked up almost…

Complex CA: Toronto’s Next DJ’s You Should Know

Birthday Boy flips are one-of-a-kind. Earlier releases on his Soundcloud page are ripe with funk and disco influence, while fresher ones come from a more…

THUMP: Meet the Young Producer Who Landed on the ‘Bondax and Friends’ Before His 18th Birthday

“I was drinking a martini… don’t ask, I don’t know why,” laughs Nicholas Arvanitis while shaking his head. The Waterloo, Ontario producer, known as Shagabond, is…

Pitchfork: Birthday Boy & a l l i e – I Can’t Wait

There’s been a sea change in Toronto’s R&B landscape of late. The shift from monochromatic mumbling to Technicolor melody figures most prominently on the Weeknd’s new dancefloor-minded…

Hypetrak: Birthday Boy & a l l i e – I Can’t Wait

Collaborating together for the first time, Toronto’s a l l i e and Birthday Boy have collided musical affinities on a new track titled “I Can’t Wait.” An amalgam of Birthday…

Complex CA: 10 Best Things We Saw At NXNE

On Saturday, NXNE, NUDE, and the East Room teamed up to throw the first ever NXNE Block Party, an afternoon east-end parking lot party with food, art installations, and no shortage of good tunes. The outdoor vibes were right, with…

The Hundreds: The Happenings in Toronto’s Underground

I’m baaaack! You know when villains say that in movies when they get out of jail or somehow escape what would normally be insurmountable situations that should kill any man woman or dog in half a second? Well, that triumphant…

IX Daily: 7 Emerging Toronto Artists

With such a sophisticated sound, it’s hard to believe that Shagabond, is just eighteen years old… Nightizm, a Toronto based producer that we’ve been following for quite some time, is on the up-rise…

Hypetrak: Nightizm & Polar Youth – LFS

Nightizm is subtly plotting a takeover. Along with the grand announcement of a prestigious headlining spot at Piknic Électronik in Montréal this summer, the Toronto producer has also…

Creatures Creating: Featured Creature – NUDE Founder Zachary Roher

It’s Friday night in Toronto – which of the 12 events that you’ve clicked ‘attending’ on are you actually going to? Better yet, which one will actually be worth it? In a city known for its nightlife, and one where…

Hypetrak: Tei Shi – Get It (Nightizm Remix)

Following a short hiatus, Nightizm is back with a new release, remixing “Get It” by Tei Shi. The emerging producer has taken the song and explored the realms in which he can extend…

Soho House: Spotlight on NUDE’s Art x Night

Link For Members: https://www.houseseven.com/features/spotlight-on-art-x-night

All In Eyewear: Meet Shagabond

A profile on Shagabond through question and answer paired with a visual aspect of him in his natural element…

Complex UK: Best Mixes of the Week – Nightizm for IX Daily

Here’s a short and sweet mix from the famous remixer, Nightizm, clocking in at just over 30 mins. The overarching theme here is hip-hop, or at least versions…

Sidewalk Hustle: An Interview with Birthday Boy

We would like to introduce you to Toronto’s own Birthday Boy, part of the new wave of producers blending House, Hip Hop and Neo-Soul into a new genre as familiar as it is innovative. Although he’s been producing…

She Does The City: NUDE presents Synthetic Love by Dahae Song

Last Monday night at 10 p.m., it was time to get NUDE with Soho House Toronto. The private club is always coming up with new ways to inspire their members and get fresh talent through the door. This week was…

Complex UK: Best Mixes of the Week – Nightizm for THUMP

Nothing makes for a more enjoyable listen than a DJ clearly having the time of his life behind the decks. Don’t let his moody greyscale press shots fool you…

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