Torch aka Moka Only
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"BEATS & RHYMES Hip Hop Reviews"

Torch (aka Moka Only)
By Thomas Quinlan

With album after album of self-produced beats, Psychodelic is a refreshing switch for Moka Only, even if the label situation looks a little low budget. Still, producer/label head Tre must have had enough money to get Moka to lace almost 21 of his beats (there are a few instrumentals) for this album, and Moka is in fine form. He flips styles, harmonizes a little bit and continuously kicks it in his effortless, laidback swagger, but he also displays a newfound enthusiasm, perhaps in part energized by what he calls his "musical vacation," or beat break, on "Key In the Ignition." Or maybe it's from replacing his jazzy, lo-fi basement beats with the heavier funk of Tre's crisp, clean, catchy and sometimes quirky production. Whatever it is, the collaboration works. The beats are perfect for Moka and the result is a damn fine addition to the Moka Only catalogue and a great debut for Tre. (Threat House) - Exclaim! Magazine

"Pumping: Torch A.K.A. Moka Only — Psychodelic"

There's an old cliche about quality over quantity, and Moka Only has put out at least three records in the last year. But I gotta say, this album (which actually came out last year) is pretty decent. - CHARTattack Magazine


Psychodelic (2008) LP
Carrots and Eggs (2008) LP
Vermilion (2007) LP
Station Agent (2006) LP
The Desired Effect (2005) LP
Martian Xmas (2004) LP
Lowdown Suite (2003) LP
Flood (2002) LP
Lime Green (2001) LP
Moka Only is... Ron Contour (2001) LP



Torch (a.k.a. Moka Only) was born Daniel Denton on November 14, 1973, and raised on Vancouver Island in a small town called Langford. Freestyling at house parties, he started to make a name for himself as an MC, which led to him pursuing a career as a solo hip hop artist in 1994. Torch is best known for his work as Moka Only, A founding member of the multi-platinum selling Canadian rap group Swollen Members, who are also Canada's highest selling rap group to date. He has released over a dozen solo full-length albums, as well as numerous compilation and group projects, and has sold in excess of 400,000 records independently. The winner of three Juno awards and seven Much Music video awards, Torch continues to pursue his solo career, making a name for himself as a highly creditable hip hop artist and producer.