RSS Feed

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

©2020, Nu Music Group Inc.


March 17, 2020


Toronto-based illustrator and musician J. Hutton, the conductor of The Velvetesque Express, has released his new single ‘Twice’. I would describe it as alternative hip-hop. A slow base-heavy beat and catchy lyrics has me listening to ‘Twice’ on repeat. 

The inspiration for the track occurred when J. Hutton experienced a sort of déjà vu while rambling across the foothills of eastern Toronto. Hutton could hear the beginnings of the song’s melody, he broke into a sprint, running through the streets of the city to arrive at the apartment of Losh, his partner and co-conspirator. 


Losh is the Incredible Projects Founder & CEO, a producer, a recorder, a mixer, and a drummer. J. Hutton brought Losh in to produce the song, which I may add together it took the pair a consecutive fourteen hours to form the soul sound of ‘Twice’. Additional production input from the songwriter and producer Jeff Hazin, the song has been mixed and mastered by Atlanta based Dula. 


This is J. Hutton’s second single release in three years. He seems to be slow to make music but I have to respect his quality over quantity approach. His first single ‘No Complaints’ has a similar slow beat and well thought out lyrics but this single has a notable blues influence, J. Hutton has an apparent penchant for taking his time in music. I will be patiently waiting for his next release.


Listen HERE.



Please reload

the archive

The Youtube comments on this video seem pretty accurate.

This summertime guitar production mixes well with BabyJake's raspy singing, harmonies and a blackbear type of tone.  Also reminiscent of the Dominic Fike wave that's taking over, we're excited to hear more talente...

The drum rhythm of this track is a cleverly-disguised Calypso pattern. You know, the one you hear in all the summer dancehall tracks? I feel it gets redundant after a while. But in this tune, it's done wisely with bouncy and melodic percussion which blends really well...

Discrete is a polished and veteran producer, who’s accumulated an impressive list of accomplishments, particularly in Asia. His new track with lifelong friend Chris Collins is called Better Days. It’s a slick and groovy pop track that they wrote and produced in one 17...

Stevie Wolf is an honest, compelling, and very talented singer-songwriter who’s been getting some buzz. He has followed a rocky road to get here. He’s been diagnosed with Tourettes and major Anxiety Disorder, went to school for economics, moved to New York to chase his...

Adam Hender’s “I Don’t Mind” is a sulky ode to selfless, unconditional love. He croons his desire to see an unrequited love happy, even apart from him. As hopeless as his cause is, I’m sure its a position almost all of us have been in, one time or another. 

Following fr...

Prins is an up-and-coming songwriter from New Zealand, with a big and energetic electronic sound. She just went on her first international tour in August 2019. Magnetic is the first single and title track from her new EP.

Magnetic is a bold, hook-laden pop song, with gl...

Please reload

Listen to Top Music from the Toronto Music Scene on Spotify