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Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Hip Hop Alternative




"Jutes – Lost Cause + Free MP3 Download"

Jutes is a Toronto based hip hop artist who has some serious talent and a solid sound that has our team here jumpin’ in our jimmies. He’s working on an upcoming album called “The Chodelife” and he has a serious knack for combining clever, one liners over dope beats. We are excited to have this guy on our radar and we will keep you updated on any new releases. Please enjoy the beauty that is Jutes’ “Lost Cause”! - The Gigity

"Up and Coming Artist: Jutes"

"I’ve already lived life harder than most grown ups”, is a lyric in the song “Lost Cause” which shares a snippet of personal experiences that 21 year-old Jutes, has overcome.
Living in Toronto, Ontario, Jutes had a passion for basketball. He competed in tournament after tournament, really aiming for a scholarship. In 2010, Jutes packed up his basketball once he realized he was a lot stronger mentally, than he was physically. He knew he wasn’t going to excel as much as he’d like as an athlete, so he decided to bring all his creativity to the table at Humber College, studying film.
During the school year, Jutes started to write lyrics, to hopefully create a song with them in the future. “It was actually funny because I’d walk around telling people that I am going to be a rapper one day”, Jutes said, “and they’d just laugh because my lyrics were horrible.” Harsh criticism did not stop him in any way. The more Jutes got put down and dissed, the more it pushed him to work harder. Then in no time, he found himself acting different, going through life obstacles, and just not being himself. “I was actually in somewhat of a dark place, for the first time in my life. I started writing joke rap songs to entertain myself. All of a sudden I found myself skipping classes just to complete these songs”, Jutes said, “Before this, I had never even attempted writing a song or even rapping at all.” Believe it or not, Jutes has songs that are half written (half written and have been for a while), because he can’t get back into the mood he was in while he was writing it, therefore he can’t finish them just yet.
Jutes met a lot of friends in film school, which has led to steady relationships, as they are now filming his music videos, which visually make them look both professional and original. His friends love to film his videos as side projects, which include lighting crew, makeup artists, and background actors to play different rolls in the music videos. Siloam Entertainment, which is a production company in Ottawa, Ontario, also produces Jutes’ music videos.
Jutes has started to build up a lot of hype in his town. So much, that he decided to put music as his first priority, and is now coming out with his very first EP on September 12th. “The song “Lost Cause”, which I just released, is the first single off my upcoming debut EP that I named “The ChodeLife EP“. I realize that’s a weird title but I imagine it will turn some heads.” Jutes said. Chodelife is a name that Jutes creatively made up himself, which represents the quote, “little guys just trying to get bigger.” Suits himself perfectly, don’t you think?
Make sure to keep your eyes open for “The ChodeLife EP” which is dropping on September 12th on: www.datpiff.com. - We Know The DJ


Originally released in September, The ChodeLife EP comes from the Ottawa-bred, Toronto-based MC/lyricist Jutes, whose party rock spin on rap may be his ticket to success. Surely an EP with such a title is not intended to move mountains or inspire world peace, but the combination of DIY production work and quick-spitting lyrics is one to make note of. From Savage Garden references to intoxication woes, the young artist speaks to an emerging

audience that enjoys silly substance [insert Psy "Gangnum Style" reference here]. Check out his video for the second single "Feel The Vibe" and download the 6-track EP for free here.

Kathryn Kyte - New Canadian Music

"We all just want to be FREE"

Toronto-based rapper Jutes, is an exciting twist to traditional rap! His electro, hip-hop alternative sound locks you in and sets you up to take in his story telling lyrics. His new single “Free” takes you through several meanings of what it could truly mean to be free. Take a listen! Check him out online and put him on your radar! - Undaground Radar

"Free - Jutes"

Today I introduce you to a new face on our site, Jutes. Based out of Toronto, Jutes has a seriously smooth vibe. Jutes has a way of drawing you in with his beats, and then completely mesmerizing you with his lyricism. On his latest release, "Free" gets very personal on his habits. Speaking of drinking and getting high, he is asking for whomever to not judge him because they enable him. He just wants to be free from thoughts and feelings, so he's drinking to try to forget. Lets be real, who doesn't do that. But this track were able to sit down and feel what he's feeling for a few minutes. Its no secret Im really into slower tracks, mainly because they are more personal, but thats what really caught my attention with this track. Then you add Jutes smooth vocals and his lyrical ability, and I was completely caught up in the song. I had to listen to it several times and made sure to put this in my newest playlist. Then I found the rest of his work on his SoundCloud and downloaded it all immediately. If you aren't feeling like yourself, if you're going through a tough time, or if you just appreciate good music, let Jutes calm you down with this track and help you realize you aren't alone. Then make sure you follow Jutes on Twitter, because you definitely don't want to miss any of his newest releases, because this dude is going to blow up. Check out the track below. - Now This Bumps

"Toronto Independent Music Awards 2015"

TIMA 2015 Nominees (Applicants from 2014-15)
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Congratulations to all nominees! Nominees will be contacted via email and phone on or before Monday, October 12, 2015 with further information. Winners will be determined by the TIMA Grand Jury.
Press release: “TIMA 2015 Nominees and Gala Ceremony Announced!” http://fburls.com/52-x0WAKand
*Save The Date: Winners will be announced live at the 2015 Toronto Independent Music Awards Gala and Festival on Friday, October 23, 2015 at Revival in Toronto, Ontario. 19+. Nominees will receive a select number of tickets for band members.
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If you have a correction to your band name, email: info @ torontoima.com
You may announce your nomination on socials! Tag @torontoima on IG, Twitter
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/torontoindependentmusicawards/

Best Folk Or Roots:
JoJo Worthington
Ash & Bloom
Birds of Bellwoods
Shawn William Clarke
Best Singer Songwriter:
Chris Rivers
Shelley O’Brien
Annie Sumi
Sydney Delong
Castleman (Alistair Bundale)
Best Adult Contemporary:
Angela Saini
Evan Champagne
Sarah Smith
Frank Deresti and the Lake Effect
Brooklyn Doran
Best Country:
Brittany Brodie
Anthony Tullo
Dani Strong
Leah Daniels
Tianna Woods
Kate Todd
Best Out-Of-Province:
Familiar Wild
Bud Rice
Lindsay Kupser
Best Urban:
SJ Stacks
God Made Me Funky
Erik Flowchild
Best Rock or Indie (2 winners will be selected):
Crisis Ctrl Club
The Naked Wild
Lost in Film
Maybe May
Fun Cam
Coyote Kids
A Primitive Evolution
Best Pop:
Lauren Haze
Honey Beard
Dee Bronte
Best Jazz Vocal:
Jordana Talsky
Ori Dagan
Eliza Pope
Natasha Roldan
Best Jazz Instrumental:
Brad Cheeseman Group
Taylor Cook
Bill McBirnie & Bruce Jones (Extreme Flute)
Brownman Electryc Trio
Mike Field
Best World:
Eunice Keitan
Daniela Nardi
Sultans of String
Vandana Vishwas
Ron Korb
Best Young-Songwriter:
Lyric Dubee
Of the Atrium
Melanie Frade
Sydney Delong
Best Instrumental or Classical:
Jay Calder
Alessandra Paonessa
Tomer George Cohen
Best USA:
Lineup Atlantic
Dan Miles
Heather Holland
Christian Lee Hutson
Best International:
The Luis D’Elias Ensemble
Cherisha Etnel
Them & Us
Best Overall EPK sponsored by Sonicbids winners:
Dani Strong
Best Song:
Announced live at the TIMA 2015 Festival and Gala!
Honorable mentions:
Empty Threat
Johnny Active
Sabrina Rogue -


Still working on that hot first release.



Music was never on the radar for Jutes growing up in Ottawa, Canada. A competitive basketball player from age 8, Jutes saw himself playing pro ball. Naturally he found a love for hip-hop early in life but was never limited to one genre. With a Dad who played in a rock band, Jutes was exposed to rock music from every decade. Growing up in the 90’s he has a special place in his heart for grunge and post grunge 90’s rock. It is this fusion of genres that give his verses attitude and edge combined with smooth and catchy choruses.

A prolific songwriter, Jutes has released 2 projects over the past 2 years. Both of which charted on Canadian iTunes. His latest EP “Much Love” was a complete change of pace. Known for his sense of humour and witty wordplay, Jutes’ new EP is a sultry love letter to his “JutesFam” that exposes his darker, more vulnerable side. 

Jutes has won international songwriting competitions and was nominated for ”Best Urban” in the 2014 Toronto Independent Music Awards. This year he was a Canadian Urban Television Awards nominee and winner of a Toronto Independent Music award. Jutes is a natural entertainer and charismatic performer who sings as well as raps. He and his guitarist have shared the stage with touring Canadian and US artists such as SonReal, Camm Hunter, Pryde, the Dirty Heads, Mod Sun, Mike Stud, Cisco Adler, etc. Jutes was selected from among 250 acts as top 10 finalists at Indie Week Canada in 2014 and was recommended by Scene Magazine as one of the top 20 best acts to catch at CMW 2015.

What Do People Say About Jutes

Jutes is a talented rapper with a knack for melody and catchy hooks. His music has got the formula right: from the catchy hooks layered over trap-style beats and his repetitive chorus lyrics that will get stuck in your mind (in a good way), you won't want to stop bumpin' your neck to any of it.   (IXDaily – January 2016)

Infectious and upbeat hiphop meets slacker pop vibe with real earworm potential. (New Canadian Music – December 2015)

Jutes skilfully blends styles and genres and knows his way around a hook.  (Ground Sounds – November 2015)

The best artists create an emotional connection with an audience. As an up-and-coming it’s both necessary and beneficial for developing a successful career. Jutes certainly knows of this truth and it’s the foundation of his work. (Dope on Repeat – August 2015)

Jutes' unique style on the beat - a mixture of hard hitting rap and impressive vocals. We predict this talented up and coming artist is only a step away from blowing up.  (Promoting Sounds – April 2015)

Toronto-based rapper Jutes, is an exciting twist to traditional rap! His electro, hip-hop alternative sound locks you in and sets you up to take in his story telling lyrics.  (Undaground Radar – April 2015)

Jutes has a seriously smooth vibe. Jutes has a way of drawing you in with his beats, and then completely mesmerizing you with his lyricism. (Now this Bumps – April 2015)

Who says white boys can’t spit.  That is not the case with Toronto MC, Jutes.  The beat is tight and his rhymes which talk about slacker-friendly philosophies, are turned into catchy melodies and soaring harmonies.  (Boomboomchik – April 2015)

Jutes produces a unique blend of hip-hop & alt-rock that hits you like a tidal wave! He sends a positive vibe with witty melodies, catchy beats and a homegrown rap that tells tales reaching a huge audience. (The Deli Magazine – Oct. 2014)

Jutes is one of the most talented artists and has one of the most dedicated fan-bases….his music is so easy to get addicted to… although alternative hip-hop is a common genre, Jutes incorporates his own style making his music stand-out from the rest. (Infinity Beats  - May 2013)

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