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Up In Arms Recordings is home to MC and Producer/DJ duo Touch and Nato.

How does a virtually unknown Albertan group reach number one on Chart Attack's top 10 hip hop albums?

The answer is by making incredible music, something recognized by campus radio stations across Canada as Touch and Nato's "Intelligent Design" snuck into the number one spot this past summer, topping efforts by well-known artists like Dizzee Rascal, Moka Only and Madlib.

Their hilarious video for "Adult's Story", a Slick Rick-meets-Maury Povich riot has already received thousands of plays on popular sites like YouTube. A growing list of positive album reviews include respected websites like HipHopCanada, Urbnet and CDBaby. They've even been played on CBC Radio 3's popular podcast, with good friend Cadence Weapon singing their praises.

So, just who are these guys?

"From the land of the pickup truck and black rubber puck" (also known as Edmonton, Alberta) comes Touch, an aggressive, passionate emcee with swagger to spare, and Nato, one of the nation's best kept secrets at making beats and manning the turntables. These two don't care about anything except making booming, raw hip hop music- pop considerations are left at the door.

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Up In Arms Recordings is home to MC and Producer/DJ duo Touch and Nato.

How does a virtually unknown Albertan group reach number one on Chart Attack's top 10 hip hop albums?

The answer is by making incredible music, something recognized by campus radio stations across Canada as Touch and Nato's "Intelligent Design" snuck into the number one spot this past summer, topping efforts by well-known artists like Dizzee Rascal, Moka Only and Madlib.

Their hilarious video for "Adult's Story", a Slick Rick-meets-Maury Povich riot has already received thousands of plays on popular sites like YouTube. A growing list of positive album reviews include respected websites like HipHopCanada, Urbnet and CDBaby. They've even been played on CBC Radio 3's popular podcast, with good friend Cadence Weapon singing their praises.

So, just who are these guys?

"From the land of the pickup truck and black rubber puck" (also known as Edmonton, Alberta) comes Touch, an aggressive, passionate emcee with swagger to spare, and Nato, one of the nation's best kept secrets at making beats and manning the turntables. These two don't care about anything except making booming, raw hip hop music- pop considerations are left at the door.

    Junkyard hosts The Missing Link on CJSR 88.5

    Junkyard hosts The Missing Link on CJSR 88.5

    Here is another full version of my weekly radio show, this is a special episode cuz my 63-year old pal Junkyard guest hosts and he also drops a hot rhyme!! We play our favorite songs about money. Check out the weekly updated Missing Link podcast at http://themissinglink.podomatic.com and also check out http://www.facebook.com/missinglinkradio

    Here's the playlist:

    The Inglewood Junkyard Dog - Got Your Money
    DJ Quik - Dollarz & $ense
    Beatnuts - Off the Books
    Jermaine Dupri & Jay-Z - Money Ain't a Thang
    Terminator X ft. Whodini - It All Comes Down to the Money
    J-Dilla - The $
    Madvillain - Money Folder
    Madvillain - Money Folder Remix
    J-Zone ft. Huggy Bear - I'm F****n Up the Money
    Rack-Lo - The Paperz
    Evil Ebenezer - Money
    Diesel Truckers - I Drop Money
    Camp Lo - Luchini
    Wu-Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M.
    Saukrates - Money or Love
    50 Cent and Milk Dee - I Get Money
    Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full

    • 59 min
    The Missing Link radio show (FULL PREVIEW) [themissinglink.podomatic.com]

    The Missing Link radio show (FULL PREVIEW) [themissinglink.podomatic.com]

    themissinglink.podomatic.com is the home of my new weekly radio show podcast that broadcasts live in Edmonton on CJSR 88.5FM. I will be uploading a podcast every week so subscribe on itunes or through podomatic. Also, become a fan on facebook by searching The Missing Link radio show.

    Playlist:

    Missing Link Intro
    Camu Tao – Hold The Floor
    Troy Dunnit and Lotus – Nu Flava
    Jay Dila ft. Illa J and Cue D – See That Boy Fly
    Junkyard's Album Review
    DJ Quik & Kurupt – Do You Know
    Gangrene – Under Seige
    Infamous Mobb – Who We Ride For
    Marco Polo & Torae – Rah Rah Shot
    Nestor Wynrush – Coprock (Produced by Kutdown)
    Soul Assassins ft. Cynic – World We’re In
    Royce Da 5’9” – Street Hop 2010
    Magnum K.I. – Gun Shy
    Max Prime – Polluted Resurrection *Missing Link EXCLUSIVE*
    Phat Kat – Nasty Ain’t It?
    Blaq Poet – Voices

    Saukrates – Hate Runs Deep instrumental
    Kool Moe Dee – Pump Your Fist
    Kool Moe Dee – Death Blow
    Grand Puba – Dedication
    Slick Rick - An Adult Story
    ODB – Brooklyn Zoo
    Big L – Ebonics
    Run DMC – My Adidas
    Big Pun ft. Prodigy and Inspectah Deck – Tres Leches
    Eazy E – We Want Eazy
    Eric B. and Rakim – I Ain’t No Joke
    Notorious B.I.G. ft. R.A. The Rugged Man – Renaissance
    Tupac – Pour Out a Little Liquor
    Rascalz – Clockwork instrumental

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Meet Junkyard - DJ Kutdown (Episode 1) [ugsmag.com]

    Meet Junkyard - DJ Kutdown (Episode 1) [ugsmag.com]

    http://www.ugsmag.com is the home of Meet Junkyard but I want to give my podcast people a taste of this beautiful little feature that I put together.

    Meet Junkyard takes you into the world of a regular guy who happens to have twelve children, three ex-wives, more scars than Christ, a lengthy criminal record, and been involved in two Vietnam tours. Junkyard has never had a bank account and he doesn’t have a phone, so sometimes he stops by his best pal Nato’s house to chat with friends.

    This episode, Junkyard talks with Frek Sho alumni DJ Kutdown. Look for Kutdown’s Stay Down mixtape out soon on Foultone Records. Kutdown is also finishing up production on albums with Ismaila, Influence (Influence & Kutdown are the Bruise Brothers), and Royal-T.

    Go to http://www.ugsmag.com for future episodes!!

    • 2 min
    Up In Arms Mixtape Vol. 1 - First Flight (2003) PART 2

    Up In Arms Mixtape Vol. 1 - First Flight (2003) PART 2

    Part 2 of 2 (34:22).

    Tracklisting:

    1. It Ain’t One Life To Tell
    2. Uptown Bizness
    3. Coolie High Tricks On Me
    4. Freestyle Ft. Epic & Ira Lee
    5. Community Ft. Reason
    6. Original Soundtrack Billin’
    7. Precise RMX Ft. Politic Live
    8. Verbal Combat Ft. Punch Bros. (Chazm & Chris Plus)
    9. STD – Necro
    10. Shout At Tha Devil

    • 37 min
    Up In Arms Mixtape Vol. 1 - First Flight (2003) PART 1

    Up In Arms Mixtape Vol. 1 - First Flight (2003) PART 1

    PART 1 of 2 (22:30 min)

    This is the first release from Up In Arms Recordings and features 13 guest MC's over instrumentals selected by Nato along with some remixes of classic songs.

    The tracklisting for this segment is as follows:

    1. Intro feat. The Inglewood Junkyard Dog
    2. Chris + The Beat feat. Chris Plus
    3. This Man feat. Dirt Gritie
    4. I'm on a Mission feat. Chaz
    5. MF Prime feat. Max Prime
    6. Different Plain feat. Shortop & Teekay
    7. Devoted feat. Touch & Stray
    8. Still the Last Won

    • 24 min
    Grime Doesn't Pay

    Grime Doesn't Pay

    "We're keeping it grimey but we don't give a shit" is what I think is the quote from JYD on this 30 minute promo of (then) unreleased material from the Up In Arms camp that was released in 2004. The Inglewood Junkyard Dog makes an appearance on here as well as Touch and Nato, Punch Bros, and Max Prime. Check the really long freestyle at the end that was recorded live on CJSR 88.5 FM in Edmonton on February 22, 2004.

    TRACKLISTING:

    1. Come Clean
    2. The Equation - Punch Bros (Chazm & Chris Plus)
    3. MF Prime - Max Prime
    4. It's the SP-12 - Touch and Nato (from the album: Intelligent Design)
    5. Rap Aikido - Max Prime (from the album: Minstrel Cycles)
    6. Truth Serum - Punch Bros.
    7. What I Wanna Say - Touch and Nato
    8. CJSR 88.5 Freestyle Feb 22/04 w/ DJ Nato, Punch Bros., Max Prime and The Blurb

    • 33 min

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