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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada | INDIE

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada | INDIE
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In step with the success of his recent Capcity video, Peter Joynt was featured on the cover of the Kitchissippi Times for the week of November 17th. Peter opened his doors to the Kitchissippi Times, a local publication for the neighbourhood in which Peter lives, where he discussed his music and his love for the neighbourhood. Read the full article. - Kitchissippi Times


The interview Peter did for CBC’s Ottawa Morning on November 2nd was broadcast across Canada through a variety of programs the week of November 7th. The interview was heard in cities as close as Montreal and Toronto, and as far away as Vancouver. One such program to pick up the interview was “The Story From Here,” which was broadcast out of Winnipeg on November 9th. Listen for yourself - http://www.cbc.ca/thestoryfromhere/episode-update/2011/11/09/november-9-2011/ in part 2 of the episode. - CBC Radio


The interview Peter did for CBC’s Ottawa Morning on November 2nd was broadcast across Canada through a variety of programs the week of November 7th. The interview was heard in cities as close as Montreal and Toronto, and as far away as Vancouver. One such program to pick up the interview was “The Story From Here,” which was broadcast out of Winnipeg on November 9th. Listen for yourself - http://www.cbc.ca/thestoryfromhere/episode-update/2011/11/09/november-9-2011/ in part 2 of the episode. - CBC Radio 1


The city is buzzing with talk of the The Joynt’s new Capcity video. Amongst other publications, he was featured on the cover of the Ottawa Citizen on November 2, 2011. His tribute to Ottawa earned him an email from Mayor, Jim Watson; interest from the Ottawa Senators and other organizations, as well as huge press from the blogosphere and beyond. The following are just some of the many stories that hit the internet talking of Peter’s love for Capcity.

Ottawa Citizen Cover Story - http://www.ottawacitizen.com/sports/Loving+perfect+city/5642185/story.html
CBC News
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2011/11/02/ottawa-peter-joynt-capcity-video.html
Apt613
http://www.apt613.ca/2011/11/02/the-joynts-hip-hop-tribute-to-capcity/
Ottawa start
http://ottawastart.blogspot.com/2011/10/awesome-ottawa-hip-hop-video-about.html
Local Tourist Ottawa
http://ltottawa.wordpress.com/tag/the-joynt/
- Ottawa Citizen, CBC News etc.


The buzz is growing. The Joynt’s Capcity video made its way to the front page of Hip-Hop Canada’s website on November, 4, 2011. Check it out for yourself at Hip-HopCanada.com - Hip-Hop Canada


Check out the Bless it like a Baptist Video - Peter Joynt


On November 19th, 2009, the joynt’s rhymestate release party was featured on the Ottawa arts site Apt. 613. - Apt. 613


The Joynt appeared on CBC Radio’s Bandwidth hosted by Amanda Putz, on February 20th, 2010. Have a listen. - CBC Radio


The Joynt appeared on CBC Radio on May 15, 2010 for a full interview about his music, his stutter and all things Capcity. Check it out for yourself! - CBC Radio


Discography

The Joynt: Unassisted – 2005
The Joynt: Capcity Dweller – 2006
The Joynt: Art – 2008
The Joynt: Rhymestate (mixtape) – 2009
The Joynt: Go Blaow (single) - 2010
the Joynt - Self Sampled - currently working on the album

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Peter Joynt – a musician, producer and mc from Ottawa, Canada. The Joynt has been rhyming for over a decade, having developed a distinctively strong style and flow. His writing is smart and largely conscious, while his music reflects tones of underground hip-hop. He is known for an energized live performance and spits with a passion often unseen in the world of hip-hop. One intriguing fact about Peter is that he stutters quite noticeably in conversation, yet it disappears on the track. It’s one of the many interesting characteristics that make him a force to watch in Canadian Hip-Hop.

Peter graduated from Carleton University in 2004, where he completed an arts degree in Economics. While at university, he met fellow MC, Kamal McLaughlin. Together they started up the rap group”Capcity,” bringing to life The Joynt’s passion for words and rhythm. Peter produced all of group’s tracks, playing live instruments (drums, bass, guitar, and keys) that were recorded on a 4-track.

The Joynt got his musical start playing drums in various bands throughout high school. He played several shows, and appeared on the “Tom Green Show,” which aired nationwide. Over the years, he picked up other instruments, taught himself, and began experimenting with sounds, song writing, and various genres of music.

Peter eventually stepped out from behind the drum set to grab the mic and delve into the world of hip-hop. He released his first solo hip-hop EP “Unassisted” in 2005. The release featured all his own beats made with live instruments, layered through a digital 4-track. He did it the old fashioned way too - no looping, straight 5 minute takes. It made for some long recording sessions. But it helped hone his skills in performing and recording.

The Joynt followed that up with the full length album “Capcity Dweller” in 2006. The CD received local radio play, and prompted some live performances. The buzz had begun. Following the full length release was another EP – “Art,” which was released in 2008. The Joynt continued to perform live and received radio play in Eastern Canada.

His most noteworthy release to date is “Rhymestate,” a mixtape released in November 2009. The release party received some local press, and was hyped on CBC Radio 1. The album has prompted radio interviews, rotation on CBC, and continues to create buzz.

The Joynt hasn’t stopped there. He continues to make music, and push boundaries with songs like his latest singles “Capcity,” released in November 2011 (produced by The Joynt himself), which got him nationwide media attention when the video was posted on youtube. It seems he is just starting to scratch the surface of his lyrical and production talent. Be sure to keep your eyes out for this MC on the rise.