DD/MM/YYYY live toronto

Audio & Video: Heartbeat Hotel album download, DDMMYYYY visit Daytrotter, Shad remixes, Timbuktu & D-Sisive, Ian Kamau, Circle Research, The 2020 Project, Tokyo Police Club, Gord Downie, & more

In this download-heavy edition of my weekly Toronto A/V round-up, I feature DD/MM/YYYY's recently recorded Daytrotter session; a free download of Heartbeat Hotel's debut album; a pair of remixes featuring Shad K; a free download of The 20/20 Projects debut EP; mp3s from Circle Research and Timbuktu with D-Sisive; Tokyo Police Club's new music video; live video performances from Boys Who Say No, Ian Kamau and The Hoa Hoa's; a brief visual recap of the ALL CAPS island festival; and a video interview with Gord Downie in which he discusses his commitments to the Lake Ontario Waterkeeper Project.


- The indefinable chaos of a DD/MM/YYYY performance was recently captured by the folks at Daytrotter, who have made the four-song set available for download exclusively to members of the site. Registration is both simple and free, and grants you immediate access to their massive mp3 archives, which host live cuts from countless musical acts from across the globe. Personally, it's one of my favourite music blogs on the internet.

- Two mp3 downloads this week featuring Shad K - the first is the Oddisee Remix of "Yaa I Get It" (mediafire); and the second is the River Kids remix of "All That We Keep" by Welsh singer-songwriter Pete Lawrie, which features a Shad verse towards the end of the track (usershare). I highly recommend that you download the Pete Lawrie track - Shad's rhymes are right at home when surrounded by the worldly folk melodies and soothing voice of Lawrie and his bandmates.

- Toronto psych-rock-pop quartet Heartbeat Hotel have posted their self-produced debut full-length Fetus Dreams for free download via bandcamp.

- Timbuktu and D-Sisive teamed up to create a new track entitled "Falling Off Mars," which they've offered up for free download via usershare (NOTE: actual download link is the one in the middle of the page, not the ad at the top). Timbuktu's latest LP Stranger Danger is available now via URBNET.

- Fellow URBNET labelmates Circle Research have made their track "Stop, Look...Listen To Your Heart" available for free download here.

- The 20/20 Project is a new T.dot hip-hop collective, featuring emcees D-squared and Idrees backed by DJ Unknown's production. The trio have made their debut EP Employees of the Year available for free download via bandcamp.

Ian Kamau - SPEAKout @ ROM

Tokyo Police Club - "Bambi" (official video)

Boys Who Say No - Whippersnapper Funeral

The Hoa Hoa's (with Don from the Zoombombs) - "Blue Gumball" (Live at Sterling Loft)

The ALL CAPS! Island Festival 2010

Green Heroes presents: Gord Downie

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Lead photo of DD/MM/YYYY by Matthew McAndrew.

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