Tag Archives: R&B

The Free Label – Toys (Single)

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: October 7, 2020

Genre: Pop, R&B

Label: Independent

Toronto’s genre defying and self-described boyband, The Free Label, are back with their newest single “Toys” following a tremendous year that saw the release of their second EP, M.I.A. The Free Label originally formed in 2017 as a funk cover band, before evolving into the multi-instrumental powerhouse you may know them as now, comprised of four charismatic Canadian musicians: Josh Daniel (vocals, guitar, saxophone), Mathew Fantini (bass, vocals), Malik Mungo (guitar, drums, vocals), and Cole Méndez (keys, synth, vocals), who all sing in addition to playing their respective instruments. “Toys” was once again produced by Gabe Galluci, who is best known for working with fellow Canadian artists such as Shawn Mendes, Francesco Yates, Johnny Orlando, and Ezra Jordan.

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The Free Label – M.I.A EP

By Samuel Stevens

Release Date: May 29, 2020

Genre: Pop, R&B, Hip-Hop

Label: Independent

Toronto based, genre defying, and self-described boyband supergroup, The Free Label, have continued to solidify their musical path with the release of their second EP, M.I.A. The EP’s eight tracks hit you with numerous amounts of positive vibes, if it’s from The Free Label’s endless catchy lyrics, or their at times melodic, groovy, experimental, genre defying, and electrifying sound leaving you with what might be the soundtrack to your summer. The Free Label originally formed in 2017 as a funk cover band, before evolving into what you may know them as now, a multi-instrumental powerhouse comprised of four charismatic Canadian boys: Josh Daniel (vocals), Mathew Fantini (bass, vocals), Malik Mungo (guitar, vocals), and Cole Méndez (keys, vocals), who all sing and rap, in addition to playing their respective instruments. M.I.A was entirely self-produced by The Free Label, however it was mixed and mastered by Gabe Galluci, who has previously worked on albums from Shawn Mendes and Francesco Yates, to name a few.

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Northern Touch Music Festival 2019

Photographed by Samuel Stevens

The third annual Northern Touch Music Festival took place this year on June 29th, 30th, and July 1st 2019 at three different venues and featured nearly one hundred artists. The Cube Stage in Old Market Square acted as the festival’s the main stage while each night’s after parties took place at Footw3rk Dance Club and the recently reopened, Royal Albert Arms. Just as in the past, this year seen artists featured from Manitoba, across Canada, and of course, around the globe. This years headliners included Lil Bo Weep, Rel McCoy, Boog Brown, Jaye Newton, Witch Project, and Shah.

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