With the release of their debut album “Ode to Hyde”, MAGNOLIUS shares with the world a project nearly twenty years in the making. Though the project was recorded over a much shorter period of time, it is the product of a life long friendship between members Liquid Serebral & Dexter Noizulli. Both members have been writing and performing as part of a larger six man Toronto collective known as Soliva Spit Society. As a collective, the crew released their debut EP “Test the Waters” in 2003 and began to create a buzz in the Canadian independent hip hop scene. The EP received rotation on various college stations across Canada, the US and the UK. The group went on to share the stage with some of hip-hop’s key figures such as Del the Funky Homosapien (Hieroglyphics), Edan, Louis Logic, C-Rayz Walz (def jux), and Canadian heavy hitters Kardinal Offishall and Swollen Members.
After several years of experimentation and sound searching, MAGNOLIUS isolated themselves in the studio for nearly six months in early 2007 and aimed to create something the world had never heard before. The outcome? Their first full length opus entitled “Ode to Hyde”. “Ode to Hyde” is nothing short of an experience. The album’s ten tracks hurl the listener through a melange of experimentation and moods. The chemistry between the two emcees throughout the album is unparalleled. Serebral and Noizulli’s nimble word play juxtaposed against the eclectic concoctions of the album’s prominent producer, Mike Denheyer, is a marriage made in the cosmos.
After the completion of the project, the duo took their sounds on the road. Pushing the limits on record was simply not enough for the MAG. The group set off on their second national tour with fellow Toronto artists Wine to deliver a live show unlike any other. Accompanied by four television sets, the emcees spew out their tracks with intense energy while the screens display a video montage perfectly co-ordinated with the lyrics and music. The subtle intricacies and dynamic stage presence that MAGNOLIUS displays, is simply a testament to a decade of performing experience.
MAGNOLIUS is currently working on their second album which will be produced entirely by Toronto production team Sixth Street Voodoo as well preparing for a their
tour in Asia in November.
Soliva Spit Society - Test the Waters EP (2003)
Incredible Trebled Rebels - Looking Glass (2004)
DJ Alibi - Music on the Way Back (”For Music Sake”, “Revolving Doors”, “Exit”) (2004)
LEO37 - Summer (”Giant Steps”) (2006)
PPF Basement Suite Compilation (”Scratch it Out”) (2007)
DJ Alibi - One Day (”Champion Sound”) (2007)
DJ Alibi - Insight/Bamboombox (“Don’t Look Down) 12” (2007)
MAGNOLIUS - Ode to Hyde (2007)