Nestor Wynrush – Trinnipeg !78

Nestor Wynrush - Trinnipeg !78

CD | CHR016 2009

Six years after his debut record, Guy, I’m From Here, Nestor Wynrush raises the curtain on his newest creation, Trinnipeg !78. On this record, Wynrush (the fabulist) rides the rails from Winnipeg to Toronto, rapping bluesology and forgetting his heart on the window seat at every whistle stop. On board the train with Wynrush are some of Western Canada’s elite. Beats on the new album are provided by soso, mcenroe, Odario Williams, and DJ Kutdown with offerings from undercover upstarts Murdock and Lonnie Ce. Guest appearances by JUNO award winner and DMC Canadian champion, DJ Brace and Grand Analog round out the roster.

The songs are an ode to Canadiana in all its subtle, tragic glory. Trinnipeg!78 is a celebration of roots, agonized love and good times. At times Wynrush’s lyrics describe the painful quest for identity in a “multicultural” society — a quest to find one’s voice in a crowded room. Trinnipeg !78 – The place that he was proudly born into.

TRACK LISTING

01. Winnipeg South Blues
02. Accent (Peanut Punch)
03. Coprock
04. Blood Rock
05. So High (The Richardson)
06. High Park Sunrise
07. Ole Mine Town feat. Grand Analog
08. Metro Radio feat. DJ Brace
09. Liks
10. Garbage Hill

Thesis Sahib – Loved Ones

Thesis Sahib - Loved Ones

CD | CHR012 2006

On his third full length offering, Thesis Sahib showcases his well-honed, rapid-fire delivery, harmonic vocals and imaginative lyrics. An ambitious 30 track album produced by Nyles (of Howl), Loved Ones, is a creative, musically diverse album exploring alternative instrumentation, playful arrangements and tempo variations.

TRACK LISTING

01. Dengue
02. The Butcher’s Daughter
03. I’ll Ride Away *End
04. Mud Pies
05. Thought This as Thoughtless
06. With What We Have
07. How Fortunate
08. On Secondhand
09. Twenty Sick Sweet Teeth
10. Plastic Spoons
11. Punk Rock Soccer Mom
12. Stuffed as a Champion
13. * Abandon
14. Part of the Family
15. And So and So
16. On the Road to Rotting
17. The King’s Men * Lets See
18. Useless Honest
19. Near the Low Stream
20. Crawling on Your Needs
21. A Different * Lullabies
22. Inside Voices
23. Eavesdrops
24. Calling Home
25. Action Man
26. Laugh Lines
27. Sleep to the Sound of…
28. The List * Thin Veil
29. Again and the Guilty Man
30. Face and Hands

Epic & Nomad

Epic and Nomad

CD | CHR010 2005

This new full length album features Epic’s off-kilter, slice of life raps with the charming warbling vocals of Belgium’s Homesick Nomad. Maki has put together a great collection of beats for this album, and Epic enlisted the talents of a number of indie rap’s finest. Cam the Wizzard lends his impeccable baritone flow to a couple of tracks, Nomad’s bandmate Siaz drops on a couple tracks, Canadian DMC Champion Dj Brace rips it on a track and soso chips in a beat as well! Cover art provided by the incomparable, Thesis Sahib.

TRACK LISTING

01. hot 2006 mentality
02. another left wing peace song feat. DJ Brace
03. time flows by
04. from canada to belgium with love feat. Cam the Wizzard & Siaz
05. my name is nomad
06. days n times (whats really good)
07. isolation interlude feat. Asthma & Cam the Wizzard
08. i can’t hide feat. Siaz
09. certain radius
10. act on stage

Recyclone – Corroding the Dead World

Recyclone - Corroding the Dead World

CD | CHR008 2005

The two seminal hip hop albums from mad genius Recyclone. Re-mastered & available on CD for the fist time, these rare recordings chronicle the formative years of the Halifax hip hop explosion. These albums were recorded over the span of 1997-1999 with beats by the one and only Sixtoo (ninja tune) and Graematter (Buck65). The album also features an exclusive bonus track featuring Pip Skid and the remix of Set Fires. The liner notes include a short story authored by Recyclone titled Chapter 1- Dementia.

TRACK LISTING

01. The Beginning Was the End
02. Inside The Industrial Castle
03. Fucking Animals
04. Magic
05. Anthropic
06. Digital Six
07. Contact
08. Grave Architecture
09. Land Based
10. The Great Tree
11. Earth, Human Lab
12. Dog Dick
13. When It Was Real
14. Armour
15. Slow Rot
16. Virus
17. Oil Burner
18. Set Fires (remix)
19. We Don’t Exist f. Pip Skid

Epic – Local Only

Epic – Local Only

Vinyl LP | CHR005-2 2005

We’ve teamed up with Subversiv, one of Europe’s finest imprints for the release of Local Only on limited edition vinyl with new artwork and full colour covers!

Two years in the making, Local Only represents the most comprehensive Epic release to date. Over a fine collection of beats, Epic drops verses about aging rappers, creditors and everyday injustice with his trademark wit and unorthodox flow. Epic enlisted the talents of some of Canada’s finest including mic rippers, Pip Skid, Micill Write, and Conspiracy, turntablist, Kutdown and beatmakers soso, Maki and Muneshine (Lightheaded).

TRACK LISTING

01. Running Away from Saskatoon
02. Old Guys Are Ready to Rock the Mic f. Micill Write
03. Midnight Move f. Pip Skid
04. Bring the Heat
05. My Briefcase is a Weapon
06. Towtruck
07. Poor People Are Scummy
08. Middle Aged White Guy
09. Where’s the Cipher
10. It Ain’t Easy
11. Masses f. Conspiracy
12. ame 109

Epic – Local Only

Epic – Local Only

CD | CHR005 2004

Two years in the making, Local Only represents the most comprehensive Epic release to date. Over a fine collection of beats, Epic drops verses about aging rappers, creditors and everyday injustice with his trademark wit and unorthodox flow. Epic enlisted the talents of some of Canada’s finest including mic rippers, Pip Skid, Micill Write, and Conspiracy, turntablist, Kutdown and beatmakers soso, Maki and Muneshine (Lightheaded).

TRACK LISTING

01. Running Away from Saskatoon
02. Old Guys Are Ready to Rock the Mic f. Micill Write
03. Midnight Move f. Pip Skid
04. Bring the Heat
05. My Briefcase is a Weapon
06. Towtruck
07. Poor People Are Scummy
08. Middle Aged White Guy
09. Where’s the Cipher
10. Untitled
11. It Ain’t Easy
12. Masses f. Conspiracy
13. ame 109

soso – The Goose Hunter pt 1 & 2

soso – The Goose Hunter pt 1 & 2 soso – The Goose Hunter pt 1 & 2

For the first single from tenth street and clarence, soso extended his capable reach into the realm of instrumental hip hop music. The sound of migrating geese create the backdrop for this evocative two-part piece characterized by beautiful melodies, haunting vocal bits and smart drum compositions. For the limited edition 7″ soso enlisted the talents of visual artist Tamara Bond. Each piece is numbered and signed by soso.

soso – The Goose Hunter pt 1 & 2
Limited edition 7″
CHR006 2005

TRACK LISTING

01 The Goose Hunter pt 1
02 The Goose Hunter pt 2

soso – poor man’s survey

soso – poor man’s survey

A companion piece for the soso 7″, this is a selection of soso’s favourite instrumentals culled from various projects and presented as the poor man’s survey of his work to date. A limited edition disc, individually signed, numbered and made with care.

soso – poor man’s survey
Limited edition CDr
CHR007-LE 2004
OUT OF PRINT

TRACK LISTING

01. *
02. dust
03. Dave Steib
04. hand to the plow
05. middle aged white guy
06. dyke look
07. pretty mound of dirt
08. it goes
09. EPMD
10. towtruck
11. girls
12. it ain’t easy
13. midnight run
14. running away from Saskatoon
15. thought process
16. marcus and tom for city hall
17. cool run ins – Epic & Conspiracy*
* indicates exclusive bonus tracks

Epic – Heater in My Truck 

Epic - Heater in My Truck

Vinyl Ep | CHR004 2003

Released in anticipation of his upcoming album, Heater In My Truck features that combination of charming wit and socially relevant lyrics we’ve come to expect from Epic. The beats knock dang it — superb production handled by soso and Maki. Conspiracy and Ben.e Elim lend their talents on two songs and Kutdown drops by on a couple of tracks to fucking kill it!

TRACK LISTING

SIDE A
01. Poor People Are Scummy
02. I Only Like Rap
03. Girls f. Ben.e Elim
04. Petty Theft on Da Ave
05. Poor People Are Scummy Inst.
06. Old Guys Are Ready to Ric the Mic Inst.

SIDE B
07. It Ain’t Easy
08. Masses f. Conspiracy
09. It Ain’t Easy Instrumental
10. Petty Theft on Da Ave Instrumental

Epic – 8:30 in Newfoundland

Epic - 8:30 in Newfoundland

CD | CHR002 2001

8:30 in Newfoundland Epic’s first comprehensive release, some emcee-type shit…proving once and for all he’s a “militant goon.” A collaborative effort, production by soso with the one good beat provided by Gumshoe Strut and some dope contributions from M.Phasis, Your Brother in my Backpack, soso, Pip Skid.

TRACK LISTING

01. thought process
02. live from the SaskatoonClub
03. Mic Geronimo
04. Fast words slow
05. dog shit tired
06. Canada Student Loans
07. My Friends Like My Songs
08. EPMD
09. 13% rant
10. Subject to a Change
11. Dave Steib
12. Midnight Run

soso – birthday songs

soso – birthday songs soso – birthday songs

In 2002, soso released his eagerly anticipated album entitled birthday songs. This collection of well crafted songs marks the progression of soso as both lyricist and beat smith. Characterized by beautiful, haunting beats and poignant lyrics, birthday songs asserts itself as one the finest productions of the year. Nominated for 2003 Western Canadian Music Award for Outstanding Rap/Hip Hop Recording.

 

soso – birthday songs
enhanced CD
CHR003 2002
OUT OF PRINT

TRACK LISTING

01 waiting for the harmonica to drop
02 it goes
03 for Ruby
04 pretty mound of dirt
05 dyke look
06 birthday song
07 hand to the plow
08 we always thought she’d be the first to go

soso – sour suite

soso – sour suite

Clothes Horse Records inaugural release. A conceptual six track ep, soso marries rich production with tales of infinite woe. This vinyl offering includes six songs as well as two instrumentals. All beats, cuts and vocals by soso, with contributions from Epic and John Smith.

soso – sour suite
Vinyl EP
CHR001 2000
OUT OF PRINT

TRACK LISTING

A01 untitled (paralysis)
A02 drink f. John Smith
A03 blessed f. Epic
A04 drink instrumental
B01 dust
B02 loss
B03 swan song
B04 loss instrumental