Though championing that incendiary 808 sound as well as dabbling in a few different variations of bass fuelled music over the years, when we asked if the he wouldn't mind contributing to our ongoing Crate Diggin' series, the trap hero decided to dedicate his to the stalwarts of Canadian hip hop and R&B. A sound that is no doubt of heavy influence to his current persuasion (listen out for the plethora of Rick Ross and Drake samples in his music), the Brighton based selector also produced a number of hip hop beats early on in his now prolific career.
Wondagurl - The North
Hucci: In my opinion she's one of the hardest hip-hop producers around right now. This nearly blew my head off the first time I heard it.
Illangelo feat. St Barthe - In My Head
Never heard anything like this before. A weird one but cool.
The Weeknd - Outside
This is one of my favourite songs by The Weeknd. Off the mixtape Echoes of Silence. The instrumental's made by Illangelo, sampling 'Go Outside' by Cults.
Eestbound - Refuge
Another gifted producer from Toronto.
PARTYNEXTDOOR - West District
Redway - YKTO
A great sound out of Mississauga. This one is produced by Wondagurl. Sad to say I only heard about his music once he passed. R.I.P. Redway.
The Weeknd - Wanderlust (Pharrell Remix)
Drake - 5AM in Toronto
Can't really make this list and not include Drake. I think this song is a good representation of how he can rap. Produced by fellow Toronto native Noah "40" Shebib.