Out today through New Dawn Records, “Cold Start” is the fourth single taken from the upcoming album release “Cautionary Tales” by Anthony Kannon and Frost Gamble, and finds the award winning Ithacan rapper in aspirational mood.
Through a free flowing stream of quick fire rhymes, the desire to break free from the shackles forged by the code of the streets through the power of the pen is clear. The optimism of ambition to emerge from the rat race focused and unscathed is the narrative, underpinned by Frost’s uptempo soundtrack fused by soulful breaks and beats.
As reported recently, the pair have also just announced two upcoming live events to mark the release of the album on October 20th. On Thursday October 26th, the pair play The Osborne Taphouse in Winnipeg followed by a further show on Saturday November 18th at Deep Dive in Ithaca where Anthony will perform the entire album with a live band and special guest Justo the MC, while Frost provides a DJ set.
“Cold Start” is available to stream and download from all major digital platforms including Apple / iTunes, Tidal, Amazon and below on Bandcamp and Spotify
Official visuals are also playing on the label’s Youtube channel
All information regarding any of New Dawn Records’ releases is available at the label’s official website www.newdawnrecs.com
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Award winning upstate NY rapper Anthony Kannon and hip hop producer Frost Gamble release their new album “Cautionary Tales” through New Dawn Records on October 20th 2023
The pair have just announced two special launch events to mark the release
The first takes place on Thursday 26th October at The Osborne Taphouse, 112 Osborne Street Winnipeg where Frost relocated from Binghamton NY some years ago.
Doors open at 8pm with entry on the night priced at $15.00 CAD, and tickets can also be purchased online at Eventbrite.Joining the pair will be special guests Kairo & Hoopaloop, Dag & Tek Pro, Serge Pauland DJ Benz. You can call the venue on 204 219 0477 for further information, or better still connect with Frost who organised the event on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter
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The second event takes place on Saturday November 18th at Deep Dive, 415 Old Taughannock Blv, Ithaca NYwhere Anthony will perform the entire album with a live band, joined by special guests Mr McBean, Brooklyn’s Justo the MC who will be performing tracks from his new album “Urban Testimony” out November 3rd, and Frost performing a DJ set
Doors open at 8pm with entry on the night priced at $20.00, although tickets purchased in advance from EVENTBRITE cost $12.00 plus fees.Contact details for the venue can be found via their website www.deepdiveithaca.com, and they can also be called on 631 912 0651
All affiliated singles and the album itself will be available to stream and download from a wide variety of digital platforms including Apple / iTunes, Bandcamp & Spotify. Check the pair’s releases page at the label’s website HERE for direct links to your preferred store.
All tracks have official visuals, and you can watch those for the singles released so far on this Youtube playlist
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Released today, upstate New York rapper Anthony Kannon and producer Frost Gamble return to the ring for another round of gritty beats and bars in “Second Floor”, the third single taken from their album “Cautionary Tales” out on October 20th through New Dawn Records.
The gloves are off in a salvo of punchlines, delivered with laser-like precision while dancing around the hustlers and title contenders. Blows traded and targets on the ropes, Frost’s powerful soundtrack is the last thing they hear before the bell. The street’s talking but only one comes out walking…..should’ve come prepared.
News of album launch events scheduled to take place in Canada and New York will be announced shortly.
New Dawn Records & UrbanElite Productions affiliate Qadir has returned to channel his inner Morpheus in tribute tothe traditional elements of hip hop culture in his new production “Welcome to the Real”, just released as a video on Youtube.
It was also put together in part to help launch the label’s new video playlist, “Welcome to the Realness” which consists of singles they’ve released by artists from the US & UK, reppin’ the best of beatmaking, turntablism and rhyme skillz.
The tracklist is also reproduced like for like in audio format on Spotify
Prolific Brooklyn rapper Justo the MC releases his new album “Urban Testimony” on November 3rd, a collaborative project with UK producer Brelstaff.
The entire theme depicts events leading up to and including his curtailed time at Clark Atlanta University, a fascinating insight and deeply personal narrative documenting the trials and tribulations which unfolded and led him to a turning point in life.
The instrumental version of the album was released earlier this year, with tracks having already featured on “Focus Beats” broadcast on the world renowned BBC Radio 1 and Radio 6.
Out today on New Dawn Records, the trans-Atlantic duo get their steez on early in this first single “High”, a dope blend of infectious chilled beats which fuel a blissful journey of slick rhymes to the four corners of the mind. Enjoy the ride.
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“Smoother than butter corn”, once again slick flows deliver the jewels as award winning upstate NY rapper Anthony Kannon returns with the new single “Make It Rain”, the second from the album “Cautionary Tales” produced entirely by Frost Gamble which releases October 20th 2023.
Consistent with the album’s emotionally charged biographical themes reflecting on traumatic childhood experiences, the consequences through adolescence and the subsequent progression to new horizons, the new joint addresses the journey and struggle to escape the perceptions of the past.
A powerful narrative dipped in the hot sauce of a gritty skewed beat marinated with a generous helping of soul, a choice cut out now on New Dawn Records.
The accompanying video for “Make It Rain” has been released on the label’s official Youtube channel
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The Focus Beats show, produced by Manchester’s Reform Radio, broadcasts through the night at the weekend on BBC Radio 6, and is then repeated through the week on BBC Radio 1.
With the exponential rise of Spotify and Youtube playlists geared towards specific usage designed to help with studying, focus and relaxation, the UK’s national broadcaster has recently moved into this territory with its schedulingand broadcasting output, initially aired through the nightbut of course available for playback at any time via its Sounds platform.
This weekend’s edition of the show included the track “Is She [instrumental]” by Edinburgh producer Brelstaff, released as part of his album “Urban Testimony [The Instrumentals]” in April of this year by New Dawn Records.
You can listen back to the full programme on BBC Sounds HERE
You can hear the full album on Spotify, and also watch a full video playlist on Youtube
As was announced on Friday, the full vocal version of the album “Urban Testimony” is a collaboration with Brooklyn rapper Justo the MC, and will release on November 3rd 2023. Three singles will precede the release beginning with “High” on August 1st.
A video trailer was published on the label’s Youtube channel as an early taste of what you can expect
All information about New Dawn Records’ releases is available from the label’s official website www.newdawnrecs.comAll media and DJ enquiries regarding their releases can be directed to ourselves, the label’s in-house promotional division. Simply visit our CONTACT PAGE for details
Hip Hop label New Dawn Records have today announced the signing of Brooklyn rapper Justo the MC and Edinburgh based producer Brelstaff for the release of their new album “Urban Testimony” on November 3rd 2023.
Justo has been a regular fixture in the eastcoast underground scene for many years, first emerging in 2010 while working with his cousin and producer DJ Vic Black of Gangstarr Foundation. The video for their joint “It’s Our Year” released in 2011 featured DJ Premier, and the pair would hook up again in 2017 on Justo’s album “Black Ops” produced entirely by DITC’s Showbiz, executively produced and curated by Vic assisted by DJ Premier.
Since then there has been prolific output through worldwide collaborations including Canadian production team The Lost Info, Brooklyn’s Maticulous, Italy’s Bboy Enea, Nova Scotian DK, the UK’s Remulak and for the first time in 2021 with Brelstaff on their joint “Swagu”.
In 2014 while performing under his born name Daryl Donald, Brel released his debut EP “Kept” and the collaborative album “The Clockwork” with south London emcee Cutta Chase. The release of his instrumental album “Solitude” in 2017 followed in 2019 by “Behold the Spirit” and “Full Circle” built up his reputation as one of the most respected new emerging underground lo fi hip hop producers from these shores, attracting a total of 450,000 listeners and a million streams on Spotify.
Subsequently having adopted the new pseudonym, he released the self titled “Brelstaff” in 2020, and returned to the public arena in February 2023 with the new joint “Cursive” featuring the legendary Fashawn, followed in April by the release of the instrumental version of “Urban Testimony” through New Dawn, securing play on the BBC Radio 1 & Radio 6 show “Focus Beats” in the process.
The new album documents what Justo describes as the “arrival at a crossroads from a life defining year”. A deeply personal narrative which provides a fascinating insight depicting events leading up to and during his curtailed stay at Clark Atlanta University, and he has again turned to Brelstaff to accompany him on his journey. Beautifully crafted, fuelled by skilful lyricism addressing the core messages of mental health, hedonism, loss of faith, redemption and renewed focus all set to the perfect musical score. The perfect partnership.
A series of singles will precede the album release beginning on August 1st with “High”. All will be available to download and stream from major digital platforms including Spotify, Bandcamp, Apple Music, Tidal and Amazon. Videos for all tracks will appear on the label’s official Youtube channel @newdawnrecords where you can now watch the album video trailer.
All international written media and DJ enquiries regarding the album can be addressed to ourselves, the label’s in house promotional division. Our contact details are HERE while the full album press release can be read HERE
Recipient of the title “Best Rapper” at the Ithaca Music Awards in 2019, Anthony Kannon has enjoyed a rapid rise in recognition as one of the most highly rated talents to emerge from NY State in recent years.
His new album “Cautionary Tales” releases on October 20th a collaborative project with veteran producer Frost Gamble, originally from nearby Binghamton and now resident in Canada.
Local media outlets were quick to pick up on the story of his signing with New Dawn Records for the release including a feature in The Ithaca Voice newspaper, a report aired live on tv news station WENY and an interview broadcast on local commercial radio station Z95.5 FM.
The first single from the album “Pitfalls” released today and addresses his own personal growth. An evolution from the hustles of his younger days to more progressive paths while struggling to escape past legacies, the funk fuelled beat lending itself to the air of optimism for the future. As with the entire album, this is the classic art of real life storytelling set to the perfect soundtrack.
Word’s spreading in update New York. On the back of his recent feature in The Ithaca Voice, local tv station WENY sat down with rapper Anthony Kannon to discuss his musical background, his reinvigorated focus on hip hop having been the victim of a shooting during a family home break in, working with producer Frost Gamble on the new album “Cautionary Tales” and signing with label New Dawn Records for the release.
Out on October 20th, there is a video trailer of the new album available on Youtube with the first single “Pitfalls” releasing on June 6th.
Further information about the release is available at the label’s official website www.newdawnrecs.com
All international media, press & radio enquiries about the album and affiliated singles can be sent to ourselves, the label’s in house promotional division. Our contact information is HERE and the full album press release can be read HERE
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