We are pleased to announce the release today of the new single “Fine Line” by Brooklyn rapper Justo the MC and Edinburgh lo fi hip hop producer Brelstaff.

Taken from the album ‘Urban Testimony’ which dropped on November 3rd and has also recently enjoyed a Bandcamp front page feature in their New & Notable section.

The entire album is superb, effectively a documentary covering Justo’s trials and tribulations before, during and after his curtailed time studying at Clark Atlanta University which resulted in his reaching a pivotal point in life.

We have chosen “Fine Line” for a further extra spotlight given its subject matter summarizes very well the mental conflicts he endured, and also because the instrumental version was one of several broadcast over the summer months by BBC Radio 1’s “Focus Beats” programme.

Available on APPLE / iTUNES, TIDAL, AMAZON and below on BANDCAMP and SPOTIFY

OFFICIAL VISUALS ON YOUTUBE

You can learn more about Justo and Brel on their specially designated ARTIST PAGE, and also get details of the instrumental and vocal versions of the album and affiliated singles on their specific RELEASES PAGE.

This also marks our final release for 2023, however we will be making an announcement very shortly about what we have lined up for next year, so stay tuned.

Meanwhile, our thanks to everyone who have supported these fanstastic artists’ releases this year.

TEAM NDR

We are very proud to announce the release today of yet another superb album, this time by Justo the MC and Edinburgh lofi hip hop producer Brelstaff.

In the true traditions of the art of storytelling, “Urban Testimony” depicts events before, during and after the Brooklyn rapper’s curtailed and troubled time studying at Clark Atlanta University some years ago. Documented in a deeply personal narrative, details unfold of a conflicted mind on a potential escape route to academia straying rapidly on a hedonistic path and the consequences incurred.

While regrets are clear, the spirit of resilience prevails. Emerging scathed but undaunted and emboldened by second chances, the final scenes present a renewed sense of optimism for the future with lessons duly learned.

A fascinating and brutally honest account is relayed through trademark slick rhymes and deft lyricism, the art of storytelling set to a suitably atmospheric soundtrack provided by Brelstaff’s blend of soulful chilled lofi hip hop beats and ambient electronica.

It is a remarkable piece of work by two masters of their craft which we are extremely pleased to share with you now on APPLE/iTunes, AMAZON, TIDAL and below on BANDCAMP & SPOTIFY.

    There are also official videos for every track which you can watch on the album’s playlist published on our Youtube channel.

    Of course earlier this year we released the instrumental version of the album, and several tracks were broadcast by BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 on their Focus Beats programme.

    It also has a full video playlist on our Youtube Channel and can be streamed on Spotify

    Justo will be performing tracks from “Urban Testimony” when he travels to upstate New York on Saturday November 18th as a special guest of Anthony Kannon and Frost Gamble for their ‘Cautionary Tales’ album launch party at Deep Dive in Ithaca.

    For more information about Justo and Brelstaff including all their social media details, visit their ARTIST PAGE on this site.

    For all media, press, audio & video podcats and radio station DJ inquiries about the release, please contact the official publicist, our in house promotional division UrbanElite PR HERE  

    As ever, enjoy the music and as always we thank everyone for their support.

    TEAM NDR

    We are very proud to announce the release today of the fantastic new album “Cautionary Tales” by award winning New York State rapper Anthony Kannon and producer Frost Gamble, originally of Binghamton NY and now resident in Winnipeg, Canada.

    We first heard the album around a year ago, and after much prepatory work and a summer of several single releases, it’s our great pleasure to finally provide the opportunity for you to hear it in full for the first time.

    Authentically powerful, the young Ithacan lyricist draws on what has been quite a backstory filled with real life battles and challenging circumstances to convey a wide range of subject matter represented throughout the aptly titled release.

    Having survived the trauma of being shot by armed intruders to the family home, it is a remarkable journey encapsulated in a series of biographical depictions, all with an underlying theme of survival, escape, progression and transformation.

    This is Storyville of a life less ordinary deserving to be heard, handled with impressive maturity through a narrative packed full of dope rhymes and skillful wordplay. All set to the highest caliber soundtrack provided by Frost, himself a Juno Awards nominee for his production on Fresh IE’s “Ill Street Blues” in 2020.

    AVAILABLE NOW TO STREAM AND DOWNLOAD ON APPLE/iTUNES, AMAZON, TIDAL AND BELOW ON BANDCAMP & SPOTIFY

    There is also a full video playlist for every track playing on our Youtube channel

    There will be two opportunties to see the album showcased live at the special launch events.

    First up is next week on Thursday October 26th at The Osborne Taphouse in Winnipeg, then next month on Saturday November 18th at Deep Dive in Ithaca when Anthony will be performing with a live band and will also be joined by special guest, Brooklyn’s Justo the MC who features on the album alongside Frost’s long time sparring partner Tone Chop.

    Tickets for both are available to buy in advance on Eventbrite, and of course entry on the nights at the door.

    For more information about Anthony & Frost including all their social media details, visit their ARTIST PAGE on this site

    For all media, press, audio & video podcast and radio station DJ inquiries about the release, please contact our in house promotional division UrbanElite PR HERE

    Enjoy the music and again we thank everyone for their support.

    TEAM NDR

    New Dawn Records are pleased to announce the release of the new single “Sunday” today by Brooklyn rapper Justo the MC and Edinburgh producer Brelstaff.

    This is the third in a trilogy of singles ahead of their album “Urban Testimony” releasing on Friday November 3rd, and mapped the key points of the storyline contained within the entire theme which documents Justo’s curtailed and traumatic time spent studying at Clark Atlanta University some years ago.

    The latest single represents his reflections on surviving the experience, regrets, but also a sense of optimism for the future with lessons learned, mirrored by Brelstaff’s soulful cool groove production.

    Justo will be performing several tracks from the album when he appears as a special guest of Anthony Kannon and Frost Gamble at their “Cautionary Tales” album launch event taking place on Saturday November 18th at Deep Dive in Ithaca.

    “Sunday” is available to stream and download at Apple / iTunes, Tidal, Amazon and below on Bandcamp and Spotify

    The official video is also playing on our Youtube channel

    Details about Justo and Brelstaff, including all their social media platforms can be found at their specially designated ARTIST PAGE on this site.

    All press, media and radio DJ inquiries regarding any of our releases can sent to our in house promotional division UrbanElite PR

    We very much appreciate the support as always

    TEAM NDR

    Recipient of the title “Best Rapper” at the Ithaca Music Awards in 2019, Anthony Kannon has joined forces with veteran hip hop producer Frost Gamble, originally of Binghamton NY and now resident in Winnipeg, to release their new album Cautionary Tales through ourselves on October 20th 2023

    Authentically powerful, the themes are a compelling narrative of a life less ordinary packed full of dope rhymes and skillfull wordplay set to the highest caliber soundtrack.

    To mark such a special occasion, the pair have announced two launch events due to take place in their current home towns.

    WINNIPEG – OSBORNE TAPHOUSE – OCTOBER 26th

    The first takes place on Thursday October 26th at The Osborne Taphouse, 112 Osborne Street Winnipeg where they will be joined by guests Kairo & Hoopaloop, Dag & Tek Pro, Serge Paul and DJ Benz.

    Doors open at 8pm with entry priced on the night at $15.00, or you can buy in advance online at Eventbrite.  Contact for the venue itself is by phone 204 219 0477 and email theosbornetaphouse@gmail.com.  Frost himself is the event organiser and you can contact him directly via his social media platforms on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for any further details.

    ITHACA NY – DEEP DIVE – NOVEMBER 18th

    The second event takes place on Saturday November 18th at Deep Dive, 415 Old Taughannock Blvd Ithaca when Anthony will be performing the entire album with a live band which includes his father on bass!

    They will be joined by Frost performing a DJ set, Mr McBean and Brooklyn’s Justo the MC who features on the album track “Take It Easy”.  He will also be performing selected tracks from his upcoming album “Urban Testimony” produced by Brelstaff, another which coincidentally will be releasing through New Dawn Records on November 3rd

    Doors open at 8pm with tickets available in advance priced at $12.00 plus fees & tax available from Eventbrite, or $20.00 on the night.    Contact for the venue is via their website www.deepdiveithaca.com, by emailing info@deepdiveithaca.com or calling 631 912 0651

    You can of course connect with Anthony directly on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

    Just as with the singles released to date, the album will be available from all digital streaming and download platforms including Apple / iTunes, Bandcamp, Spotify, Tidal and Amazon.

    There is also a video playlist of the singles on Youtube. Album track videos will appear here on release

    All media and press enquiries regarding the album and the events can be forwarded to our in house promotional division UrbanElite PR. Their contact details are HERE

    Enjoy the shows !

    TEAM NDR

    Releasing on November 3rd 2023, the new album “Urban Testimony” by Brooklyn rapper Justo the MC & Edinburgh producer Brelstaff is now ready to pre-order online HERE.

    In what is one of his most personal releases to date, the entire theme relates to Justo’s curtailed and traumatic time spent studying at Clark Atlanta University some years ago, documenting the experiences and events witnessed there. The narrative reflects regrets, consequences and lessons learned in what is a brutally honest account of a time which by his own description led him to “a turning point in life”.

    The superb lyricism and skillful art of storytelling are bolstered by the atmospheric soundtrack provided by Brelstaff, mixing lofi beats, electronica and jazz fusion for a chilled yet gritty concoction that keep the pages turning.

    The album will be available initially in digital format from all leading streaming and download platforms including Apple / iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, Bandcamp, Deezer and Amazon. Singles released so far include “High” and the AA side “Falling / “Satan’s Grip”

    There is also a video playlist on Youtube of the singles released to date, and videos for all future singles and album tracks will also appear here

    All written media, press or DJ enquiries and requests regarding this or any of our releases can be addressed to our in house promotional division, UrbanElite PR. Their contact details are HERE

    TEAM NDR

    We are very pleased to announce today the release of the new AA side single “Falling” / “Satan’s Grip” by Brooklyn rapper Justo the MC and Edinburgh hip hop producer Brelstaff.

    This is the second taken from their album “Urban Testimony” out on November 3rd, and follows on from last month’s “High”. This is the latest chapter from the album’s overall theme, a narrative documenting Justo’s curtailed and traumatic experience studying at Clark Atlanta University several years ago.

    Carrying the weight of expectations from a household of faith, the essence of the story is that of a conflicted mind on a potential escape route through academia which strays on a path of hedonism in a brutally honest account of events and consequences.

    A chilled soundtrack is the backdrop for the post-traumatic “Falling”, a remorseful narrative reflecting on the mental and physical impacts incurred, while the gritty menacing strains of “Satan’s Grip” fuel a metaphorical conversation on the risks of dancing with the devil.

    Available to stream and download at APPLE / iTUNES, AMAZON, TIDAL and below on BANDCAMP and SPOTIFY

    There are also official visuals on Youtube

    All international press, media and DJ enquiries and requests about any of our releases can be directed to our in house promotional division UrbanElite PR. Their contact details are HERE

    You can find out more about Justo and Brelstaff on their dedicated Artist Page HERE which also includes all their Social Media platform information.

    Enjoy the new music & as ever we appreciate the support.

    TEAM NDR

    In May 2020, New Dawn Records brought you “Panacea” by London rapper Phoenix da Icefire & producer Husky Brown. Nominated for “Best Independent Album” at the AIM Awards 2020 due to its incredible mix of hip hop, soul, r&b, dub and electronica providing the soundtrack for one of the most creative, relevant and prescient narratives of these turbulent times. Issues relating to the environment, physical and mental health, racism, prejudice, street life, aspirations and interdependence were all addressed with a refreshing underlying theme of hope for the future.

    In August 2021 the label released “Lead by Example” by renowned London rapper Ramson Badbonez, his first time behind the boards. One of the most impressive production debuts witnessed for many years is also very rare in nature with such a phenomenal line up of guest featured artists from the UK, US and Canada all standing shoulder to shoulder on the one record delivering a showcase of the highest calibre beats, rhymes and turntablism.

    Finally after the long term impact of the Covid 19 restrictions, you have the first chance to see tracks from these fantastic albums performed live on the same night at London’s Brixton Jamm on Friday November 12th 2021 thanks to our friends at Hoochinoo, the event organizer. A night not to be missed for all hip hop connoisseurs.

    BUY TICKETS ONLINE HERE

    BRIXTON JAMM WEBSITE

    FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

    VIDEO TRAILER ON YOUTUBE

    DOWNLOAD & STREAM THE ALBUM “PANACEA” ON BANDCAMP & SPOTIFY

    DOWNLOAD & STREAM THE ALBUM “LEAD BY EXAMPLE” ON BANDCAMP & SPOTIFY

    All international media & DJ enquiries about our releases can be sent to our in house promotional division UrbanElite PR. Their contact details are HERE

    Enjoy the show !

    TEAM NDR