Hi-Lite In #The_6ix

Every 1st of the month we will be highlighting 2 of Toronto/GTA’s talent. We will be selecting 2 artists who we personally think are dope and remixing their records in a production form which I call “Instrumental-Art”.

These artists may be well known, on the come up or off the radar whether I know them personally or not!

Let’s support each other there’s enough space for us all…

WHAT TO EXPECT: On every 1st of the month I will be dropping “Instrumental-art” produced by me remixing an original song from the artist who is being highlighted!

 

Lil 6

 

Also featured for this month’s #HiLiteinThe6ix is Lil 6. This Toronto artist’s Instagram name is @forthquartert and he is also known as 6th man.
His song “Free Throw” talks about making moves in the GTA and the teamwork that him and his squad believe in. This video is available on YouTube and has almost 200,000 views.
His latest banger “Van Vleet” was released a few months ago and already has made a bunch of noise. Even if you don’t dance, this song will have you moving. Written by Lil 6 himself, produced by Bavaro Beats and ShotbyDolo it was recorded and mixed by Mnstream.
Coming soon is a track with Lil 6 and @m24official1, Keep your ears open for this.
Lil 6 will be performing at #The6ixInLondon, an event bringing London and Toronto together; bridging the international gap.
 Hosted by @banana_coach, @Dwade_theceo and many more make sure you grab your tickets for this unique event.
Written by: Ty Thomas

Young Kye

 

For this month’s #HiLiteInThe6ix we got Young Kye, one of the London performers who will be putting on a show at Aures London soon.

His song “Round One” has that summer, caribana feel that showcases his ability to sit with the other hit makers of this time @Youngkyeofficial’s song “Higher” featuring Nafe Smallz shows him making music of a different style then “Round One.”

This song has a slower beat and the video has over 200 thousand views, making this video his loudest one yet.

His song “Anyone” featuring Wiley & Reds also has a ton of views on YouTube. This song was produced by Penacho and has a harder feel and shows life in the streets in London.

Also December 11th, 2018, The #DBMixShow week special Guest!

@youngkyeofficial Ahead of his performance at @the6ixinlondon THIS TUESDAY 9-11PM #DBMix on @thebeat1036fm.

If you wanna know more about @youngkye check out his Instagram page, his profile is private so click that follow button.

Written By: Ty Thomas

@tythomasthepoetess

Nadia Stone

 

The first artist highlight of November 2018 is @NadiaStone !
Nadia Stone, who will be performing @the_6ix in London has also been chosen to be apart of the Artist Appreciation for November.
Her latest song “Xhausted” is a spin off of the oldie “Candy Rain” by Soul For Real; it has that 90s feel with the funk of today’s day and age.
The video is super lit with fast cars, Nadia’s gangster side and an amazing storyline.
This song was directed by Omari J and Karma Jonez.
Her most recent song “Top Love” is a slow and sexy song that talks about reaching higher levels with your partner and not wanting the feeling to end.
It connects with women who are in relationship and missing their boo, this song has a soulful.vibe.
Both of these songs/ videos can be found on YouTube. Make sure you check it out and get ready for Nadia’s performance at @the_6ix in London, you don’t wanna miss it!
Original Song – @NadiaStone – Xhausted (Prod: @jmakgotthejuice) Directed, Shot & Edited: Omari J & Karma Jonez
Written By: Ty Thomas ( @TyThomasThePoetess )

Thorobread

 

One of the Toronto artists hitting the stage for the @the_6ix in London event is @thorobreadofficial.

We’ve selected this artist to be appreciated for the month of November. You may have seen @thorobreadofficial’s music featured on the Toronto rappers page where he’s made quite some noise.

He’s been making music for a while now, some of his music videos on YouTube dating back to 7 years ago; no wonder he’s making such a huge name for himself in the streets of Toronto.

His songs like “Need More” and “F the Politics” are just a few examples of his lyrical abilities. His latest song “1 of 1” featuring Northside Benji recently had its visual dropped and is on YouTube now. The video is shot on the streets of Finch St W and Worwick St in Toronto, and gives the viewer a taste of the environment that @thorobread grew up in.

 

This song was directed by @directorflashjohnson aka #moviesonly who is from the UK. Currently @directorflashjohnson is working on a project to merge Canada and London artists, which is why both @northsidebenji and @thorobreadofficial will be performing at the upcoming music festival in the UK.

 

@Directorflashjohnson has worked with many talented artists and influencers in both Canada and London like: Kisi Jay, Showtime Damion, KM and The Rara.

 

He also created the #TheBigSIXCypher. With a close relationship to Drake’s basketball team leader @Bananacoach, we expect nothing but greatness from this creative genius. @Bananacoach will also be hosting the music festival in London. @NorthsideBenji’s smooth vocals in the course mixed with @thorobreadofficial’s verses and @directorflashjohnson’s creative direction makes for a straight banger.

 

This song definitely has that “Toronto vibe” and we can’t wait to see what @Thorobreadofficial, @Northsidebenji and @Bananacoach bring to the UK stage.

Written By: Ty Thomas ( @TyThomasThePoetess )

Ruth B   [Edmonton, AB]

 

Ruth B : is a Canadian singer and songwriter from Edmonton, Alberta. She started by singing songs on Vine in early 2013. In November 2015, she released her debut EP, The Intro. On May 5, 2017, she released her first album, Safe Haven. Her single “Lost Boy” has accumulated over 300 million streams on Spotify alone as of June 2018, while her YouTube channel has received a total of 138 million views.

GenDirect   [Hamilton, ON]

 

GenDirect :  is an up and coming artist out of Hamilton, Ont. He has a different vibe. His sounds is very atmospheric. He has only released 2 songs under the name GenDirect but has been making music silently for a while now. Ever since he released his first single “Beautiful Life” his spotify numbers have been pretty impressive for a new comer. Keep an eye out for him and his “Hippie Gang” family.

@BAADASSBUKK

 

The first artist highlight of September 2018 is @BaadAssBukk ! This femcee delivered some fire with her new single “Wet” the visuals matched the instant bop with crazy night scenes, captivating day time shots and even a few dance cameos. Definitely keep an eye out for this artist, her flow & delivery is pretty dope! Keep striving @BaadAssBukk, well deserved artist appreciation highlight!

Original Song – @BaadAssBukk – Wet (Prod: @jmakgotthejuice)
Directed, Shot & Edited: @maccadelic
Camera Work: @cholden_ @j.rootsthebarber

@PVRX_ONSIGHT

Another highlight for September 2018 is @PVRX_ONSIGHT ! He recently released a single entitled “Mixed By 40” which was mixed by none other than the guru himself @ovo40 !

The song has that classic Toronto timeless feel and the visuals serve to deliver a great contrast of his Rexdale roots.

You see cameos from residents old and young. Look out for him, I have a hunch that he has a few things in the works. Another well deserved artist appreciation highlight.

Original Song – @PVRX_OnSight – Mixed By 40

(Prod by. @batistatheproducer & @neverheardtay)

Kennedy Rd.

First artist appreciation on this fine Canada Day is, @KennedyRd ! Kennedy Rd. ;who takes her name from the block that raised her has a very therapuetic voice, which compliments her melodies and vocal runs. You instantly get a euphoric vibe the way her voice seems to float over the production, which is something you rarely hear these days. Keep an eye out for this songtress, I have a feeling she has something in the works. Well deserved “Artist Appreciation”, keep it up @KennedyRd !

Original Song: @KennedyRd_ – Last Night (Prod. @WondaGurl) 

11:11

The second artist selected is @1111 ! I’ve searched high and low for a bio to no success, which actually makes this even better. I’ve heard his name buzzing around for a bit.. I took in his latest single “Listen” and the vibe was on 100. I took a listen to his self-titled EP “11:11” and he has some fire (If you haven’t already, check it out). S/O to the homie Fonz #DramaticTraxx also noted that he engineered this record. Fonz was actually one of the first engineers in the city that I met back in 2010 & worked with. Another well deserved “Artist Appreciation”, keep that heat coming @1111 !

Original Song: @1111 – Listen (Prod. Akeel.Music)

@Anders.nst

 

The second artist selected for the June edition is Anders (@Anders.NST)! Anders has 2 EP’s out currently (669 & Twos). He has charted on iTunes, been featured on Ebro Darden’s Beats1 program, TIME Magazine, Spotify’s New Music Friday; as well as publications HYPEBEAST, Complex, HotNewHipHop, REVOLT and more. Along with his musical endeavors, Anders and his NST imprint have created strong partnerships with notable brands such as Remy Martin, Lost & Found, Get Fresh Company and more. Anders is on the right path, keep striving @Anders.NST!

 

Original Song: Bad Guy – Anders

@Jayd_Ink

 

The first artist selected for the June edition is Jayd Ink (@Jayd_Ink)! Jayd started her musical venture when she launched her first EP “Invitation Only” back in 2015. What began as an attempt to get other artists interested in her songwriting, evolved into listeners around the world with her unique voice. Jayd has performed in Japan alongside K.Camp, DJ Whoo Kid, and Silento, and was recognized as “Toronto Musicians to Watch in 2017” by NOW Magazine. Jayd appeared on a CTV show entitled “The Launch” which documents an authentic, behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to break a new artist and bring a song to life. Jayd also had a record entitled “Deep Under” which was featured in Episode 6 of 50 Cent’s TV show “Power” on the STARZ network.  We are interested in seeing what Jayd has planned next! Great work thus far, @Jayd_Ink!

 

Original Song: So Many Ways – Jayd_Ink

@EboneyMusic

| The second artist we’ve selected is Toronto’s own @EboneyMusic! Eboney emerged on the scene with her first single “Not About Us”. Eboney is only 18 years old and her raw talent has intrigued many. She has recently performed at a number of events such as 199Z, she has also appeared on a number of blogs and interviews. Keep an eye out for this rising star! Another well deserved spotlight! .

Original Song: Eboney – Not About Us



@HaviahMighty

| The very first artist we’ve selected is Brampton’s own @HaviahMighty! Haviah is currently 25 and is making a very big name for herself. Her 2016 project Bass Loud charted #1 on the Top 10 Hip-Hop earshot charts that year and she has performed at music festivals Honey Jam, Manifesto, TDOTFEST, TeamBackPack MUNY (in New York), and CMW to name a few. Haviah recently released her latest project FLOWER CITY which was a 7-track EP that pays homage to the city in which she was raised. She has also teamed up with 3 other female artist in a combined unit called “The Soroity” and they seem to be making a very loud buzz. They were recently features on CBC television, you can also catch them in the latest Toronto Spotify commercial. Very well deserved spotlight, keep grinding Viah!

Original Song: Haviah Mighty – Like I Wanna Love You [Prod. @BasslineTheProducer]

@TrayvonPalmer

This is a special edition highlight. For the month of May only, we will be showcasing 2 more artists! The first artist we’ve selected is @TrayvonPalmer. Trayvon has been pretty silent for a while, however, he just released his free annual mixtape on May 4th entitled “May The 4th Be With You”. If you haven’t had a chance to listen to it, I recommend taking it in!

Link: https://soundcloud.com/trayvonpalmer/sets/may-the-4th-be-with-you-2018

Original Song: Trayvon Palmer – Through My Eyes Ft. Brandon Leslie & Shawn ‘Avelli

EP

#GriseldaBlanco
@FreeChaotic x @TwoTwoReal

This is a special edition highlight. For the month of May only, we will be showcasing 2 more artist!s For the second selection we’ve decided to pay homage to a record that you’ve most likely already heard (if you’re from Toronto or GTA), “Griselda Blanco”. This record took over the city last summer and is still doing numbers. It has about 3 million views on YouTube and is now bumping internationally in most parts of America and abroad. The two artists on this record Pengz (@FreeChaotic ) & TwoTwo (@TwoTwoReal) teamed up with producer “JP Soundz” to deliver a heavy record. The visuals they provided for the record was also fire and shot by “Limitless Productions”. Both artists are repping ‘Chester Le’ which is a well-known area in the east side of the city, referred to as “CLE not Cleveland” in the record. This track is still in heavy rotation almost a year later.

Original Song: Pengz x TwoTwo – Griselda Blanco