Thursday, July 01, 2010
Custom Canada Day Chucks by Sole Brother [via Customsnkr.com]
So I'm a bit conflicted today. Its a holiday here in Canada but this was also supposed to be the launch date for a project that I have been working on with my fellow Connoisseurs of Culture, Benhameen of Pleasedontstare.com and Stone of The Couch Sessions called Independent's Day. The concept was a mixtape of collabs between independent artists (mostly) from the T.dot (Toronto) with independent artists from the DMV (DC-Maryland-VA) all produced by new and up-and-coming Toronto and DMV-based beat-makers. The goal was to launch it in conjunction with July 1, Canada Day (aka Canada's Birthday or Canadian independence day) and the US Independence day, July 4.
We've been working on it for a few months but even our best planning and efforts underestimated how long and how much of an undertaking this was really gonna be that, now that the deadline is finally upon us, we found ourselves nowhere close to being ready to release it yet.
Plans for the mixtape are still going ahead though. We are gonna push it back to later this year so that we can not only finish it but do it right meaning: getting all the artists we wanted and getting them the best beats to spit over that we can. We want to do the concept proper justice because we are putting in far too much work to settle for anything but the best possible project we can create. Besides, there's too many bullsh-t blog-sponsored mixtapes flooding the
In the meantime though, I'm gonna post videos and music from some of the Canadian artists we are gonna be featuring on Independent's Day today and will do the same for the DMV artists on July 4. Enjoy and stay tuned for updates on Independent's Day in the upcoming months as the project starts to come together in a more concrete way. But before I get into that, let me post this....