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Exclusive RiFF RAFF & Bywardofmouth collaboration THE NEON ONE ! Produced by The Bodydonnaz + YoungVico.

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NDMA – Panache EP


NDMA releases Panache EP

Singer/rapper/producer NDMA releases his first EP titled Panache, June 17, via L.A.’s Give N Go Sounds. Mastered by Phil Shaw Bova, who has worked with the likes of Feist, Bahamas, and Socalled, Panachewas written and produced by NDMA (with the exception of one title produced by Laguil, who mixed the entire EP). Featuring 5 tracks that seamlessly blend hip-hop and electronic music, Panache showcases NDMA’s reckless courage in as dashing a manner as the title reveals.


“If Diddy, Kanye West, and Avicii collaborated on a project, it would probably sound a lot like Panache – potential club bangers with catchy lyrics. NDMA’s music, like most artists’ music, is an extension of his personality – it’s fun, it’s unique, and it’s creative,” proclaims Quip magazine on the EP.


To recount the story of opportunity and freedom of expression revealed on Panache, NDMA (a.k.a. Nilton De Menezes) drew on the cultural roots from which he sprouts. Born in Angola and raised in Brazil, Menezes recognized the important relationship between music and community at an early age, fashioning his musical identity on the Portuguese rhythms of his childhood and the ability that music has to bring people together.


“Friends started calling me Panache because of my style and how I carry myself, which is influenced by my Angolan culture and felt in my music,” Menezes explains of the inspiration behind Panache. “Having lived through civil war and poverty, music was my only escape; so it comes from the heart. I wanted this EP to make you happy, dance, and feel inspired.”


Following the Noisey video premiere of Yours for One Night earlier this year (featuring Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group signee Rockie Fresh), NDMA is eager to share Panache’s second release, Burn Slow, available to stream here. Capturing that feeling of wanting something to last forever, Burn Slow draws inspiration from fond memories of family, friends, and falling head over heels in love –universal experiences that Menezes believes everyone can relate to.



1. Bring Us Down

2. Get It In

3. Investigate

4. Burn Slow (featuring Sarah Nixon)

5. What You Want


Upcoming Shows:

June 26 – Babylon Nightclub, Ottawa

July 1st – Estella roof top Party, Ottawa

July 18th – Haitian Fest







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Exclusive new visuals from Ottawa’s own ADDABOE. The video was shot and edited by Captivate Creative Studios. Keep your ears to the street for more production by ADDABOE.

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Bender vs Big T – KOTD


Ottawa’s own ,Bender, is back at it again. This time battling Big T in Los Angeles co-hosted by Sticky Fingaz and Method Man! Much respect to King of the Dot and everyone who attended Vendetta 2 Redemption.

Make sure to check out Al Bender’s Custom Portraits HERE

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Interview w/ So Durand


Just a hobby, because working an entry level position must be my true passion – Simon

Simon Robichaud-Durand is the entirety of So Durand.

So Durand has played shows with Andy’s Ill, Wolf Saga, Dillion Francis, Kill The Noise, UZ, Brillz, Oliver, Grandtheft, Lunice, Birdy Nam Nam, Rockie Fresh, Nick Thayer, Sound Remedy, Tommy Kruise, Diamond Rings, and Monsta.


Shelby Lyn:

What started the EP of Seasons?

So Durand:

So, the whole Seasons EP was written in a somewhat more “triste”
time in my life. I had just been laid off; I recently had to
relocate my life, had gone through a break up, and was losing
touch with friends. Everything hit me at once due to lack of time
and commitment. In other words, I guess I was over committing
myself to music.

It was a very moody time. I had weird emotions, I don’t know if
it was stress or a life change but I was also feeling a huge risk
releasing my first EP with a different sound than expected from



More after the jump.

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Cashtro Crosby is finally back with the unexpected release of his highly anticipated follow-up– and it’s a double disc! “A Million Fans: Gin & Furr” was created in the true classical mixtape form, showcasing his eager return and worthy rise over some of his favorite songs/beats throughout the years.  With his bars top notch on songs like “Dirty Skreetz,” the beats literally undeniable such as “Black Jesus,” and the mood-battle between “turnt up” and “laid back,”  you’ll have no choice but to play it from top to bottom (both).

They say the strongest come out fighting, and it looks like 2014 is set to be the year of show and prove for the Pittsburgh-native/Ottawa-adoptee. Cashtro Crosby’s return is the first taste of much to come in the new year.
Consider this a special treat!

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NDMA – Yours For One Night

NDMA‘s self-produced song “Yours For One Night” featuring MMG’s Rockie Fresh. #bywradofmouth

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