Sep 30, 2014
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Posts tagged: Toronto

LargeUp Interview: Viral Vibes with Lucas DiPasquale


Words and Photos by Ola Mazzuca

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LargeUp Premiere: Lucas D – “Make My Rounds”

Words by Jesse Serwer

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This past spring, Canadian teenager Lucas Di Pasquale became an unlikely Internet sensation with his acoustic cover medley of songs by dancehall star Popcaan. While dancehall fans worldwide were won over by Lucas’ earnest, emotive take on Hot Skull tunes like “Party Shot,” and “Only Man She Want”, it was in Jamaica where the Toronto native and his impressive command of patois drew the biggest response. This summer saw Lucas touch down on Jamaican soil, where he appeared on the nation’s top celebrity interview program OnStage TV and took the stage during Popcaan’s set at Dream Weekend, turning in one of the most talked-about appearances during the Negril all-inclusive.

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LargeUp Premiere: The Parent Trap’s “Bumbaclot!”

Words by Jesse Serwer

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Earlier this summer, we introduced you to The Parent Trap, the new project from Toronto-via-Jamaica’s Melodic Yoza and T-Dot producers YAKOBEAN, The Bass6, and TMB, via a premiere of their debut single “Bad Up.”

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LargeUp Interview: Dr. Jay De Soca Prince is Toronto’s Carnival King


Words and Photos by Ola Mazzuca

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LargeUp Premiere: “Bad Up” With Toronto’s Parent Trap

Words by Natalie Weiner—BADUPCOVERFINAL

Straight out of Toronto, Parent Trap is a brand-new, genre-bending musical collective featuring the lyrical stylings of Melodic Yoza, the Saint Thomas, Jamaica-born MC whose sound spans reggae, hip-hop, and soul. We last heard from Yoza on last year’s jazz-inflected “We Got Love,” shortly after his music was featured on The Jersey Shore (island vibes, beach vibes..) Now, he’s working with a group of talented T-Dot producers, including YAKOBEAN, The Bass6, and TMB, to “provoke the endless boundaries of urban music.”

The collective’s first single, “Bad Up,” has a gritty hip-hop vibe to go along with the tune’s straight-from-yard title. Yoza’s ragamuffin flow goes easy over the swaggering beat, a big hip-hop groove with a hint of dancefloor-ready EDM. Listen below, and get ready for more from Parent Trap on their upcoming EP Treehouze.

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Bumboclaat!: Rob Ford’s Drunken Patois Rant

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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West Indian culture is arguably more deeply embedded in Toronto than in any other farin city—even New York and London. What other place could have given us such patois-slanging yankees canucks as Drake and Snow?

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