Stream & Buy: Tonedeff's 'Hunter EP (Polymer 3/4)'
Kokayi 'A Track A Day' 2014 Series
BUY PackFM's Featured Material 15th Anniversary Box Set

[PODCAST] Tacos & Chocolate Milk #63: “Dass Where U Wronk”

Posted 21 hours, 28 minutes ago

The fellas return after a lengthy (but productive) one-month hiatus with a brand new episode of Tacos & Chocolate Milk, where they chop it up re: First record deals, upcoming projects and Joey Buttafuoco. (Recorded 10.19.14)/

Por favor, send your questions and comments (audio or written) to tacos[at], tweet us @tacmpodcast and be sure to rate/comment us on iTunes!



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[PRE-ORDER] Sheisty Khrist x LoFidel - Cold Winter - 10.28.14 - Artwork

Posted 3 days, 22 hours, 58 minutes ago

Sheisty Khrist x LoFidel – Cold Winter – Drops Digitally 10.28.14

Frequent CunninLynguists collaborator and honorary QN5er, Sheisty Khrist, has burst out of left field with the announcement of an entirely new solo project entitled Cold Winter dropping digitally on October 28th!!!

Sheisty Khrist quickly shot to the top of many people’s “Best Rapper List” when he teamed up with Deacon The Villain for 2010’s, Niggaz With Latitude, project. Similar to NWL, Cold Winter is an unapologetically raw album that gives fans a new glimpse into the mind of this mysterious MC. The project is entirely produced by Lexington, KY’s own, LoFidel and has limited guest appearances (Kentucky legends: Natti, Deacon The Villain, Emtre, Rob Jackson, Bianca Spriggs & Frank Mabson).

Digital downloads will be available October 28th. Shipping for physical’s starts on or around November 6. There are three, very limited, pre-order packages available @ Cold Winter’s bandcamp page which contain:

• CD in Gate-fold Case
• Limited Edition Autographed and Hand Numbered Blood Splatter Cassette (50 units)
• Limited Cassette in Jewel Case with Special J-card insert (150 units)


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[INTERVIEW] Tonedeff Breaks Down 13 Quotables @

Posted 1 week, 3 hours, 19 minutes ago

Recently, Tonedeff shared the motivations and provided deeper context to 13 quotables from his recent Hunter EP with the good people at watchLOUD. This insight begs the broader question – what are YOUR favorite Polymer quotables so far? Share yours in this thread. As always, be sure to comment/like/share the article with friends to show your support of more Tonedeff coverage!



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[PRE-ORDER] Fjer - Beautiful Home - 10.27.14 - Tracklist + Artwork

Posted 2 weeks, 1 day, 5 hours, 31 minutes ago

Fjer – Beautiful Home – 10.27.14 | Photo: Jesper Justesen | [PRE-ORDER HERE]

Fresh off the heels of the remix for the lead single, “Children” Danish Singer/Songwriter/Producer Fjer is set to release her conceptual second EP, Beautiful Home on October 27, 2014 via QUINTIC.

Shortly before the release of 2013’s A New Start, Fjer was boarding in a Brooklyn brownstone owned by a 90-year old woman . It was there that she became inspired to build a floor by floor portrait of a home and the stories of chaos, love and loss contained within the walls. Setting herself apart from her electro-soul contemporaries, Fjer lays the foundation of the record in emotive piano & string ballads to go with the booming retro-flavored 808s and modern chillwave soundscapes. Sampling a plethora of household sounds and noises, Beautiful Home draws you into its atmospheric narrative the second you press play.

You can pre-order the physical CD digipak + exclusive sticker right now @ Shipping starts November 3.

1) Beautiful Home
2) Floors
3) Children
4) Stairs
5) Roof

Executive Producers: Fjer & Peter Anthony Red
Photography: Jesper Justesen


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[AUDIO] PackFM & Substantial - “Infinity Freestyle (1999)” - #FlowBackThursday @ Pack.FM

Posted 2 weeks, 4 days, 21 hours, 51 minutes ago

Pack.FM is now live and in full effect (shouts to everyone who attended the INSANE Livestream launch). As promised, Pack kicks the exclusive content off with this unearthed gem – the first installment of PackFM‘s #FlowbackThursday series features perhaps one of his rarest appearances. Recorded for 24HourMC in 1999 with crew member Substantial, the duo also known as “Pack-Y-Stan” spit a “shit-load” of punchlines and head-nodding flows. This freestyle was previously unreleased.


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[NEW RELEASE] PackFM - Featured Material 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Posted 3 weeks, 2 days, 1 hour, 35 minutes ago

PackFM’s Featured Material 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition – Shipping starts: 10.03.14

FManiacs rejoice! PackFM returns with a new website and a super collectible for longtime fans with his Featured Material 15th Anniversary Collector’s Edition, which contains all 4 CD volumes of his Featured Material mixtape series which spans 1999-2014.

Containing freestyles, rarities, singles and and exclusive remix of “FMakalishus“by GrandRiggety (hell, even stand-up comedy), this is an absolute must have for every PackFM fan and QN5 completist. As a bonus, the first 100 to order will recieve a HAND-TAGGED 11×17 poster from the artist himself. This one’s not to be missed.




[NEWS] PackFM Livestream + Site Launch + Box Set Release @ Pack.FM

Posted 3 weeks, 4 days, 1 minute ago

TONIGHT @ 9 PM EST! PackFM is throwing an exclusive Livestream event to launch his new site Pack.FM and release the Featured Material 15th Anniversary Edition! Anyone who’s attended any prior QN5 Livestreams already know how much fun will be had for all. Don’t miss it!


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[DOWNLOAD] Tonedeff - Hunter EP (Polymer 3/4) - Tracklisting + Artwork By Becky Cloonan

Posted 3 weeks, 6 days, 23 hours, 18 minutes ago

TonedeffHunter (Polymer 3/4) | Artwork:
Becky Cloonan | DOWNLOAD @:

QN5 Music is proud to announce the release of Tonedeff’s third installment of 4 stylistically unique EP’s that will be combined to form his forthcoming album, Polymer.

EP #3, entitled Hunter deals with themes of delusion, self-worth and competitive nature. Featuring guest appearances by PackFM & Substantial of Extended Famm, scratchwork by Rocksteady Crew’s DJ JS-1, and additional production by DJ Static (Immortal Technique, Akir), Hunter stylistically serves as a bridge between traditional Hip Hop motifs and the synth-flavored loftiness of the Polymer album as a whole. Tracks like “Narcissus” and “Competitive Nature” make use of atypical time-signatures, while “And They Watched Him” plays upon fill repetition to drive it’s point home.

“Polymer is about breaking myself down into fragments, so Hunter is me coming to terms with my own competitive nature,” Tonedeff says of the new release. “I’ve devoted most of my life in pursuit of this cultural idealism that has shaped me for better and for worse, so I needed to really deal with it in an honest way with a style I’m rooted in. These songs are the closest things to traditional ‘Boom Bap’ on the album, but with synths.”

For the third time, the symbol-rich artwork for Hunter was created by Eisner Award Winning illustrator Becky Cloonan, who is illustrating the covers for entire Polymer series of EPs. All songs were written and produced by the multi-talented artist with additional production by DJ Static.

1. And They Watched Him
2. Hunter*
3. Lucky (feat. Extended Famm)
4. Narcissus
5. Competitive Nature

All Songs Written & Produced By: Tonedeff
Scratches by: DJ JS-1
Additional Vocals by: Fjer
*Produced By: DJ Static


The order of the releases are denoted by the Polymer icon located on each cover, with a new molecule filled-in for each release.

Putting a new thematic slant on the format, Tonedeff’s Polymer consists of 4 separate EPs – each stylistically different from the next and focused on a different facet of his personality. Each EP represents a different “molecule” of Tonedeff, which when collected, form a larger more cohesive unit. EP’s 1 through 3 will be released digitally, with the fourth exclusively available on the final assembled version of Polymer. All music on the project has been produced synthetically to mimic an actual polymer’s synthetic structure.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is the final window to pre-order one of the limited collector’s edition packagesQN5 is only pressing what is pre-ordered – after that, all Polydisc/Polymorph collector’s editions will be discontinued. Pre-Orders for Polymer are available now @



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[NEWS] Tonedeff - Hunter EP (Polymer 3/4) Tracklisting

Posted 1 month, 1 day, 16 hours, 41 minutes ago

TUESDAY! Tonedeff’s Hunter EP will be released via QN5 Music on September 23, 2014.


IMPORTANT: The release of Hunter marks the final window to pre-order your limited edition collector’s package – QN5 is only pressing what is pre-ordered – after that, all Polydisc/Polymorph collector’s editions will be discontinued. Don’t miss out! Pre-Order now @



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[PODCAST] Tacos & Chocolate Milk #62: “Bald Eagle Nuggets”

Posted 1 month, 5 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes ago

It’s an INSANELY BUSY WEEK here at QN5, but Tonedeff & PackFM have cut out some time for a new episode of TACM to chop it up re: Mac & Cheese, International Insensitivity & Endangered Species. (Recorded 09.15.14) DON’T FORGET: Tonedeff’s Hunter EP drops on September 23rd and PackFM launches his new site with a livestream and Featured Material Box Set release on September 26th.

Por favor, send your questions and comments to tacos[at], tweet us @tacmpodcast and be sure to rate/comment us on iTunes!



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