Producer Fresh Kils: “…some of the best beats of the year” (NOW, Dec. 2006.)
MC More Or Les: "More Or Les produces some of the most digestible, accessible,
intelligent, memorable and infectious raps we've ever heard." (CD Baby, 2006.)
More Or Les and Fresh Kils: “…a genuine, honest to goodness kick-ass hip-hop show…” (CHARTattack, 2008) .
More Or Les is teaming up with Toronto Producer/engineer Fresh Kils to deliver original “uncut dope” (NOW, November 8, 2007) in the form of a collaborative EP scheduled for early 2009. Titled Les-Kils, this duo (with super-skilled guest DJ Uncle Fester from Halifax) rock as a live drum machine, turntable, high energy rap-infused project for Hip Hop audiences and quality music enthusiasts alike.
With two critically-acclaimed albums, North American and European touring under his belt, MC, Producer and DJ More Or Les is a Hip Hop triple threat. Voted no. 8 in both NOW Magazine and Exclaim! Magazine’s Top 10 Hip Hop Artists of 2006, More Or Les’ over a decade-long performance career includes such highlights as the 2008 Halifax Pop Explosion, Pop Montréal Festival in ’08 and ’07, ManifesTO Cultural Arts Festival, 2008 Under Pressure Festival, the Luminato Festival, Harbourfront Centre, Wavelength’s 7th Anniversary, Canadian appearances on the Vans Warped Tour, opening for Eyedea & Abilities, a tour of Eastern Canada with the Wordburglar, appearances at The Second City, Style In Progress, a trip to each coast with the Perpetual Motion Roadshow, many local clubs around Toronto, Government of Canada Pavilions at the 2003 World Cycling Championships and the Canadian National Exhibition, as well as busking on the streets.
Music releases for More Or Les include his debut and sophomore albums I only stop for the Red Ants and The Truth About Rap respectively, and appearances on the latest release of The Herbaliser. Appearing on their 2008 album "Same As It Never Was", More or Les connected with the group over three shows (Toronto, Ottawa & Montreal) on their 2005 Canadian tour, a week-long gig in London, UK in November 05 and European & Canadian tours in 2006 and 2008.
Toronto Producer/Engineer Fresh Kils has been in front of a soundboard since the early nineties. Earning his producer chops in the underground Hip Hop scene of Halifax, NS, Kils began working with a group of MCs that eventually formed the collective known as Backburner. Production work out of this camp includes projects for SJ the Wordburglar, Jesse Dangerously, Jay Bizzy, Ghettosocks and More Or Les.
As an Engineer, Kils has worked in music studios across the country with K-Cut (of legendary Canadian Hip Hop group Main Source), Saukrates, US
model/musician Tyrese and Hip Hop Producer icon Ali Shaheed Muhammed
(of Hip Hop’s early 90’s mainstay A Tribe Called Quest).
A natural extension of production work, Fresh Kils both records and performs his own projects. Partnered with DJ Echo, Kils has recorded and toured France as Mr. Quibble, provided musical backup for Halifax rapper Ghettosocks on tour in the US & opening for The Herbaliser’s DJ Ollie Teeba, Afrika Bambaataa, Sixtoo, Kid Koala, Pumpkinhead and performed with More Or Les at multiple shows in Toronto and Montreal including Harbourfront Centre and the annual Pop Montreal showcase.
Projects for Kils include a remix project for the CBC called “The New
Tonic” (partnered with Halifax producer/DJ Uncle Fester calling themselves the Extremities) featuring Tonic (members Doug Riley, Chris Mitchel, Jamie Gatti & Dave Burton), Ghettosocks, Kaleb Simmonds (of Canadian Idol fame) & ECMA Nominated producer/deejay Jorun. In addition, Kils continues to
produce and engineer for a number of Canadian underground emcees at his
Toronto studio Backburner Recordings; notably Red Ants (Urbnet), Jordan
Croucher (Half-Life) and Apollo Creed.