Do Right is pleased to introduce our newest signee The Spandettes, a dynamic female vocal trio backed by a killer seven-piece band who are poised to knock your platforms right off of your feet. Inspired by the lush musicality of disco grooves and the timeless 70’s soul/boogie sound, The Spandettes are here to bring back that feel-good era but with a decidedly fresh and modern twist. Give them a listen and you’ll see just what we mean!
Their debut single, 'Sweet & Saccharine', will be released on August 26, 2013 and is available for pre-order HERE.
We are thrilled to announce Hiatus Kaiyote’s Canadian debut on August 7, performing live at The Garrison in Toronto. Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Hiatus Kaiyote are a young and already internationally acclaimed “future soul” band lauded by the likes of Erykah Badu, Questlove, Gilles Peterson, KCRW and Stereogum. Their highly anticipated debut album 'Tawk Tomahawk' was recently picked up by Sony Records and will be released on July 30 under the Flying Buddah imprint.
Tickets for the show are on sale now at Soundscapes, Rotate This, Play De Record, or online HERE
For those of you who have pre-ordered Maylee Todd’s 7” single “Baby’s Got It”, today is your lucky day - the records are here and are now being shipped. For those of you who didn’t pre-ordered it, the singles are limited to only 300 copies, so be sure to grab one before they’re all gone! Order here
Check out Maylee hyping the crowd with her live performance of ‘Baby’s Got It’ & 'Hieroglyphics' at Billboard Live in Tokyo this past June:
It’s been over two years since the release of Maylee Todd’s debut album Choose Your Own Adventure and now she’s back with her highly-anticipated sophomore release Escapology. Tracks from the album have already been featured on CBC Radio Canada, BBC Radio London, 22Tracks, Radio 6 Netherlands, and KCRW in L.A. The single Baby’s Got It has since landed on the Tokio Hot 100 chart in Japan and its wildly colourful video (directed by Reynard Li) was nominated for the 2013 Prism Prize’s Best Canadian Music video.
For the analog fans and record collectors, first 500 will be pressed on limited white vinyl. Purchase Escapology today and receive an immediate download of the full album + bonus track Do You Know What It Is.
Do Right has a long-standing tradition of teaming up with intrepid DJ and producers to put out exceptional remixes. For Maylee's Baby’s Got It, we enlisted three remixers from various scenes: Greeen Linez (Tokyo/Cambridge), MeLo-X (Brooklyn), and Martino (Toronto). Preview remixes below
Maylee Todd is back with her sophomore release Escapology, the follow-up to her debut Choose Your Own Adventure. Escapology is scheduled for its Canadian release on April 2nd. The self-produced album spans genres from funk, soul, disco-boogie and also features Maylee's now signature harp-focused lullabies.
Escapology will be released on vinyl, CD and digital formats. Pre-order album today and receive the FREE BONUS track Do You Know What It Is
Check out the brilliant video by Reynard Li for new Maylee Todd's single ‘Baby’s Got It’
Maylee Todd is back with a brand new joint, Baby’s Got It, and everyone’s invited to the party! Keeping the heat burning from 'Hieroglyphics', 'Baby’s Got It' features live horns, strings, synth & and guitar that capture the vintage 80s disco-boogie vibe. Whether you’re a fan of classic pop or you dig deep for your rare grooves, 'Baby’s Got It' will resonate and find a place on your party playlist.
Preview the single here and stay tuned for the official digital release along with the video on Dec 3. We just got a sneak peak at the video, and we can tell you to expect the unexpected!
2012-11-02Do Right! 10YRS on October 26 was a magical night with so much warmth and positive energy. Special thanks to all of you who were there and our performers -- Gilles Peterson, Maylee Todd, The Slakadeliqs, Movement, DJ Catalist, DJ EVO! Check photos set hereJoin us Friday Nov 16 at Supermarket -- Do Right 10YRs celebration finale feat. LEFTO w/ DJ John Kong & mymanhenri!
Keeping the spirit of 10YRS in full swing, Do Right welcomes one of the vanguards of European DJ culture, Belgium’s DJ LeFtO (Brownswood Recordings) to Toronto for his local debut on Fri November 16 -- this time in a more intimate dancefloor setting at Supermarket Club. Famed for his eclectic worldwide-inspired sound, LeFtO switches effortlessly between hip hop, funk breaks, jazz grooves, future bass, and primal African rhythms. Also known for curating his worldwide nightlife travels through his very popular Vimeo channel, LeFtO is inspiring the new generation of club music connoisseurs everywhere he goes. Joining LeFtO behind the decks on the vintage and future-classic tip are mymanhenri (92BPM) and DJ John Kong. It’s a meeting of the musical minds guaranteed to project some serious positive vibes onto the dancefloor!
Advance ticket available now. For more info visit doright10yrs.com
The Slakadeliqs' 'The Other Side of Tomorrow' is out today! Your choice of double vinyl package or CD. Order online and receive an immediate download of the album. You can stream the full album here
2012-09-12Founded in 2002, Do Right’s mission is to share the best new jazz, soul, funk and hip hop sounds with like-minded souls. Over the last decade, Do Right has earned a worldwide reputation as one of Canada’s most visionary and eclectic record labels. It’s only fitting that the man who has been such an inspiration to Do Right and championed so many of our artists, the great Gilles Peterson, will be coming all the way from London to headline the Do Right! 10YRS event in the vintage dancefloor splendour of The Great Hall.This incredible night of music will reunite Toronto's Movement collective (DJs A Man Called Warwick, Aki, Jason Palma, Nav and John Kong) to once again rock the dancefloor with the sounds that redefined the Toronto club scene; with live performances by Do Right artists The Slakadeliqs and Maylee Todd. Also on the decks is DJ Catalist.100 x $20 early bird tickets are available. Grab yours now before the show sells out. For more info visit www.doright10yrs.com
Do Right Music is honoured to team up with Canadian producer Slakah The Beatchild and his new soul project The Slakadeliqs, on the worldwide release of their acclaimed debut album The Other Side of Tomorrow. Originally an independent digital-only release, the album has received over 100K total plays and downloads, been blogged and shared all over the world to rave reviews by music fans and critics, and long-listed for the Polaris Music Prize in Canada before its official release date. Now, this modern soul masterpiece is available the way it was meant to be heard."An album this good deserves be enjoyed on vinyl,” says Do Right Music boss John Kong, "This is one of those albums that grabs you from start to finish, a rare beast in today’s single-driven world."
The Other Side of Tomorrow balances an epic range of sounds, from folk, psychedelic and prog rock to hip hop, soul and funk; with messages of positivity, inspiration, renewal and hope. Its first single, Keep Breathing featuring Justin Nozuka, is a powerful and uplifting ballad with messages to women everywhere by letting them know it is possible to persevere through any type of adversity. Others on the album’s stellar list of collaborators include: Tingsek, Ebrahim, King Reign, Shad, Sandie Black, and Tanika Charles.
Pre-order your copy of the double vinyl album today for shipping on September 10, and get an immediate download.
Toronto videographer Reynard Li beautifully captures the essence of Maylee Todd in this improv song & dance performance of her new song Did Everything I Could, recently filmed on Toronto Island.
Maylee will be performing on Friday July 13th at Soundclash Festival 2012 at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto. Stay tuned for more info on her upcoming album, and be sure to get your copy of her new Hieroglyphics 12” single featuring a remix by Tall Black Guy & the MAKEOVER
The finale in Maylee Todd’s “Hieroglyphics” remix saga is this limited-edition 12” vinyl release with two totally different yet equally slamming treatments of her recent single: a head-nodding, hypnotic joint from next-generation beatmaster Tall Black Guy; and a percussive tech-house banger from Toronto production duo The MAKEOVER. This new release follows up on the now sold-out 7” remix by Kon & The Gang that had more of a disco boogie vibe.
This release is guaranteed to sell out quickly. Pre-order your 12” now and get an immediate download of the tracks. Begins shipping on July 17th.
Do Right Music is proud to welcome Verve/ Brownswood recording artist JOSÉ JAMES live and direct from New York City, for their first Toronto show in two years, Friday March 2nd at The Great Hall. This incredibly dynamic vocalist packed the house for his last Toronto concert -- and this time around audiences can look forward to a live preview of new songs from his upcoming album “No Beginning, No End”. Presented in association with Nufunk.caDo Right Music Presents in association with Nufunk FestivalJOSÉ JAMES Live! + DJ John KongFriday, March 2nd
The Great Hall (1087 Queen St. W.)$20 advance at Ticketweb.ca, Play De Reocrd (357A Yonge St.), Soundscapes (572 College St.) & Rotate This (801 Queen St. W.)
After thrilling audiences and critics across Canada and Europe for the last several years, The Souljazz Orchestra is excited to be embarking on its first major tour of the United States, a 10-date run that includes stops at some of the top venues in the Northeast and Midwest.
Souljazz Orchestra Tour Dates:
Saturday, January 21st, 2012 - Mavericks - Ottawa, ON
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 - Fête - Providence, RI
Thursday, February 16th, 2012 - Scullers Jazz Club - Boston, MA
Friday, February 17th, 2012 - Nectar's - Burlington, VT
Saturday, February 18th, 2012 - Webster Hall (The Studio) - New York, NY
Monday, February 20th, 2012 - World Cafe Live - Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 - Rock N Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 - Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH
Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 - The Strutt - Kalamazoo, MI
Friday, February 24th, 2012 - Double Door - Chicago, IL
Saturday, February 25th, 2012 - Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN
Maylee Todd is back with a brand new single 'Hieroglyphics'!
Right now the original version is featured as a free download on mayleetodd.com, but for those of you who prefer their music in analog, Do Right will be releasing an limited edition 7" single on Feb 6, along with a remix by Kon & The Gang.When you pre-order it here now, you’ll get an immediate download of the remix.
Maylee started off 2011 with bang in January by showcasing at MIDEM in Cannes, France last January. In June, she opened for Janelle Monae at C/O Pop in Cologne, Germany. Now, Maylee Todd is wrapping up a phenomenal year by going back to Europe one more time! After starting with two club dates -- at Paradiso in Amsterdam on December 30, followed by Bar du Matin in Brussels on December 1, Maylee will be performing at the Trans Musicales Festival in Rennes, France on Friday, December 2. For the grand finale on Monday, December 5, Maylee drops by Rich Mix in London, UK as part of the CIMA “Canadian Blast vs. Oui Love” Christmas Party; where she’ll share the stage with Zooey and Saida Baba Taliba.Stay tuned for the release of Maylee’s upcoming single ‘Hieroglyphics’, with a remix by Kon and The Gang (of Kon and Amir), coming in January 2012. This new single follows up on her 2010 debut “Choose Your Own Adventure”, whose lead single ‘Aerobics in Space’ was featured on the Do Right Serato Pressing.
Check Maylee Todd's tour dates
We are thrilled to announce the first confirmed dates for Maylee Todd’s 2011 European summer tour, supporting the European release of her acclaimed debut album Choose Your Own Adventure
On Wednesday, June 22, Maylee will be opening for American soul & funk phenomenon Janelle Monae at the 7,000-capacity Theatre am Tanzbrunnen in Cologne, Germany. On Friday June 24, she headlines the legendary Cologne jazz venue, Stadtgarden, as part of the C/O Pop Festival.
The following week, Maylee takes London by storm at The Barbican as part of
Canadian Blast, a two-day Canada Day celebration curated by the Canadian Independent Music Association that represents the largest Canada Day celebrations outside of Canada itself. Maylee will be in the company of such luminary Canadian artists as, Chilly Gonzales, The Hidden Cameras, Woodpigeon, Devon Sproule,Mantler, Sandro Perri, Ryan Driver, and Linda McRae.
Maylee Todd 2011 European Summer Tour Dates:
June 22: Cologne, Germany, Theatre am Tanzbrunnen (opening for Janelle Monae)
June 24: Cologne, Germany, Stadtgarten (c/o pop Festival)
July 2: London, England, The Barbican (CIMA - Canadian Blast)
Stay tuned for more European date confirmations.
In the meantime, check out Maylee's brand-new video for 'Heartthrob', inspired by Nobuhiko Obayashi's 1977 cult classic film Hausu
Announcing the limited edition Do Right! Serato Pressing featuring Maylee Todd + Prommer & Barck!
In 2004, Serato debuted its Scratch Live software, allowing DJs to mix and scratch files from their computer using regular turntables or CDJs. While Serato may be the world leader in advanced digital DJing, they’re still vinyl junkies at heart. The limited-quantity Serato Pressings series is one way they pay tribute to the vinyl they love. Do Right Music is truly honoured to be the featured record label for the 17th edition of this prestigious series -- joining the company of Def Jam, Ninja Tune, Stones Throw, Ubiquity and Tru Thoughts Records. Maylee Todd’s hot single ‘Aerobics in Space’ and the “Spaced-Out” remix by Prommer & Barck (Christian Prommer and Alex of Jazzanova) will appear on the flip side of the record, with the Serato Control Vinyl on the other side.
We are happy to announce Maylee Todd's debut album 'Choose Your Own Adventure' which hits the stores on June 22nd. If you can't wait that long, then why not preview and order the full album today by clicking here. Ordering this CD today will entitle you to an immediate album download, plus 3 very special bonus remixes by Circle Research, Vitaminsforyou, and Jeremy Glenn!
- Lauren Desberg Sideways
- Introducing The Spandettes
- Hiatus Kaiyote Live in T.O.
- Now Shipping: Baby's Got It 7
- Escapology now available!
- Baby's Got It Remixes
- Pre-order Escapology
- Music Video: Baby's Got It
- Maylee's Got It
- Photos: Do Right! 10YRs
- Do Right! Session: DJ Lefto
- Do Right! 10YRS tickets now available
- The Slakadeliqs' album out now & streaming in full
- Do Right! 10YRS party w/ Gilles Peterson
- Pre-order The Slakadeliqs
- Did Everything I Could
- Pre-Order: Hieroglyphics 12" Vinyl
- Sound & Vision: Maylee Todd
- MAR 2: JOSÉ JAMES LIVE IN T.O.
- Souljazz Orch. U.S. Tour
- Pre-order Maylee Todd 'Hieroglyphics'
- Maylee at Trans Musicales+
- Summer Sounds Like Europe
- Do Right! Serato Pressing
- Now Shipping: Maylee Todd's Album