Backburner – Eclipse coming February 28th, 2015


Here it is: ECLIPSE Cover artwork by Ghettosocks!!! Be one of the first to get the album next SATURDAY FEB 28th at Rancho Relaxo (Toronto) featuring live performances by BACKBURNER CREW

Extra Science – April 29th – Halifax, NS – La Trinidade

Fraction and Fresh Kils Find A Perfect Balance With Extra Science

Fraction, one of Canada’s most lyrically-gifted emcee’s, along with established Toronto-based producer/engineer Fresh Kils released their first collaborative effort, Extra Science on April 5th. It was during one night at BeatLounge, an event featuring some of the GTA’s finest producers dropping beats in a competitive free round robin rotation, where what began as a simple idea in the wind led to a studio session a month later. “It wasn’t even supposed to be a studio session” says Fraction. “We just ended up vibing out and making something insane – that’s when I knew the creative chemistry was crazy.”

That chemistry can be heard in spades on Extra Science, dripping with a classic, soul-infused vibe and is the kind of record which will have fans of underground and mainstream hip-hop moving all the same. From the lyrically poignant title track which opens the record, the album maintains an intoxicating pace that rises and falls out of its own volition. Tracks like “Change” and “This Is My Life” occupy a space reminiscent of a smoky jazz club at 3 A.M. First single “The Balance,” a beautifully haunting peek into the psyche of these two highlights the album’s themes: importance of knowledge of self, knowing how to balance life’s variables all the while maintaining a grip on sanity. In short, Extra Science should be mandatory listening for all those who consider being stuck in a traffic jam as a serious problem in one’s life.

When one looks back at what Fraction and Fresh Kils have accomplished, you can see how Extra Science was in a sense, unavoidable. Fraction was named one of the winners of 91.5 the Beat’s Rhythm of the Future Contest in 2008. That same year, he released the hit single “My Way” featuring Canadian legend Saukrates to considerable acclaim. In 2011 he appeared on CBC’s hit show Dragon’s Den promoting an educational LP. Fraction has performed with Raekwon, Akon, Nas, Redman, and Obie Trice among others. An Honours graduate of the Harris Institute, Fresh Kils has been in front of a soundboard since the early nineties, having toured the US and Europe with some of Canada’s most esteemed hip-hop artists including De La Soul, GZA, Kid Koala, and Buck 65. He is a JUNO nominated producer and engineer and his resume credits collaborations with notables including D-Sisive, Fabolous, and Ron Sexsmith.

Much like the BeatLounge surroundings which brought Fraction and Fresh Kils together, Extra Science is a record full of life, love and beats. It looks at the bigger picture and remembers a time when hip-hop was expressive, if not slightly rebellious at times but always endearing to those who treat it as the search for something bigger.

Stream the album here:

“An album that sounds immediately familiar and inviting” – Scratched Vinyl

“That late 90s boom-bap feel with a 2012 shine” – City On My Back

“The extra-prolific Fresh Kils pairs with the hyper-verbose Fraction for a banger.” – Reductive Reviews

The Cure – A Visual Poem

On March 9th, with the amazing help of Egg Films, we are releasing a Cure “A Visual Poem”. Directed by the talented young prodigy Jenn Millington, this video grabs your heart strings and makes poetry out of the worst moments of my life. With the dedication of volunteers we made something that I think alot of people will enjoy. The point of this event is to help get word about this video out there. Please share it. This is the …story of my time with anxiety and the people who reminded me who I was when I forgot. A special dedication goes to my friend Jason Lionel Walsh who lost his life to mental illness. He was one of the nicest guys you could ever hope to meet and an amazing musician. His loss is still felt.

November 2009, Michael Kimber was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder at the age of 25. Facing terrifying insomnia and constant anxiety he turned to the Nova Scotian mental health system and was told he would have to wait six months to see a state sponsored therapist. While many of his friends got to this point and stopped looking for help, Michael was lucky enough to have a family that could pay for professional counseling and with the help of friends, family and his first love he recovered.

In November of the 2010, he started the internationally recognized Come Out campaign, encouraging people with mental illness to tell their own stories to show how terrifyingly common mental illness actually is. By speaking for himself, he has encouraged thousands to do the same.

Michael is currently working on a book about his experiences called the Cure, about his own struggle to accept himself and the people that reminded him who he was when he forgot. Michael wants us to start talking about mental illness. Join the conversation and speak for yourself.

Learn more about Michael Kimber @

The 902 Documentary on ASN

In honour of this Documentary being broadcast Saturday July 31st, 2010 on ASN in Atlantic Canada, we are re-posting a link we found. Over the years it has also been broadcast on Discovery Channel & IFC Canada. Word em up:

The 902 from Warren Jefferies on Vimeo.

Rock that Body Beach Party Saturday July 17th, 2010 @ Victor’s Bar & Grill

Haliwood Party Productions & 50/50 Konvict Muzik
alongside Victor’s Presents:

Rock that Body Beach Party

Attention Ladies & Gentlemen summer has landed and we are heating up Victor’s Miami Style so Come out and rock the Beach Wear & Beach swag for this event.

Do you have a Birthday in July? If so post a message on the wall to get on the Guest List or email:

Drink Special’s:
$5 Martini’s ALL NIGHT
More TBA

Saturday July 17th, 2010
Victor’s Bar & Grill
5657 Spring Garden Rd. (2nd Floor Parklane)
19+ – With Govt. ID – Strictly Enforced

Cover: Ladies $5 all night or free if wearing Beach Wear before 11
Men: $5 before 11pm $10 After
Group discount’s for groups with minimum of 4 people
Guest List until 11:30pm


On the 1’s & 2’s….. Spinning the hottest:
Hip Hop/R&B/Electro/Dance/House/Reggae/Mash Up’s/Party Anthems

50/50 Konvict Muzikc & Real Talk’s own DJ Little Row (Official Canadian DJ For Universal Recording Artist Kia Shine & Dipset Artist Tom Gist)

Supporting DJ’s:
DJ M.I.B (Champagne Ent.) (Toronto)
DJ WyFy (Halifax)

Hosted by:

Free Giveaways From:
Don Deez, Real Talk & 50/50 Konvict Muzik

Wordburglar Live in Halifax – Sat Aug 8th

It’s the Halifax Release party for Wordburglar’s new CD “BURGIE’S BASEMENT” as The Backburner Awesome shows, Great Tour Continues!!!

Here are all the details and be sure to invite your friends:


The Seahorse.

1665 Argyle Street




Hope to see you there!!!