beat sampras returns with “All On You”, the newest single from his forthcoming project, This Was Once The Future. “All On You” is a track that captures the essence of winter in Toronto perfectly, with moody synths layered over forward-thinking drums, and an underlying melody that evokes the simultaneous senses of anxiety and euphoria. The song features Calgary native Lisa Lobsinger (Laser; Reverie Sound Revue; Broken Social Scene), whose vocals seemingly lure the listener into Toronto’s underground. If there’s a track that sums up the experience of escaping a cold city night in a dimly lit after-party, and warming yourself up with a glass or three of Jameson, then this is that record. Stream “All On You” below, and support the track on Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal.
Multi-talented Toronto artist Just John lets go of a funky new Fevra-produced rap track called “NOISE”. Look out for his new project, Black Beret EP, dropping on December 8th via our friends over at Bedroomer.
Toronto veteran producer DJ Agile connects with Sacha Williamson for a funky new R&B/house track called “Lovers”. Released by Tokyo Dawn Records, the song is featured on their new compilation, The Move Vol. 2, and is available to stream/download at their official website. Press play and dance!
Summer is over. The temperature is dropping. Evenings come earlier. TIFF season is upon the city. Nightlife abounds. It’s always around this time of year that Toronto seems to come to life (there’s a reason The Weeknd calls himself the “King of the Fall”). For me, the soundtrack to autumn in Toronto needs to be peppered with a healthy dose of deep house vibes, and that’s exactly what my guy beat sampras brings to the table with his latest offering, “3AM”. On the track, warbled synth stabs lead into a brooding bassline, followed by whispered vocal samples paired perfectly with electronic melodies. Inspired by the “Toronto bump” stylings of friend and fellow Toronto producer, Michael Imperial (see his previous releases here), sampras concocts a track that immaculately evokes late night strolls down Queen Street in the crisp autumn night air. “3AM” is infectious, it’s funky, and it’s going to be in after-party rotation for quite some time. Cheers on another huge release brother.