Published Jun 06, 2014Ahead of NXNE's Beat Academy-sponsored "Battle of the America's: USA vs. Canada" event, the beat proffered by #TeamTO at a similar event at SXSW last March has now been let loose to the public. You can stream the city-saluting "416" down below.
#TeamTO comprises WondaGurl, Rich Kidd, Chef Byer, J Reid, Nick Nikon, Superville, 2oolman, DZL and C-Sharp, and are mentored by Boi-1da. The group effort starts off slowly with a low synth melody and a choir of AutoTune-touched voices crooning out the area code, but the song soon builds up to a blend of wobbly keyboard tones, haunted house melodies and a jack-hammered snare.
You can sample their shout-out to TO down below courtesy of Complex.
The Team Canada lineup for the June 21 battle at the Virgin Mobile Mod Club, meanwhile, will feature Will Ridge, Wild Blue, TNB Beatz, PiTT Tha KiD, NeoMaestro, Mike F. The Hitman, Chef Byer, Beat Busta, T-Lo, Jay Glavany, C-Sharp and J Reid.
The U.S. squad comprises Trakk Sounds, Tony Dark, Kush Skywalker, King Henry, Jameil Aossey, City of Dreams, Point 1, Phinestro, Mozaic, King Dion, Logic, and Dual Output.
You'll find more info about the upcoming contest over here.