Blanking’s Debut EP Spirit Minerals


Daps Records is proud to announce Spirit Minerals, the debut EP from Blanking. The project is a Toronto/Ottawa collaboration between Justin Orok (guitar) and Rory Hanchard aka Young Truck (drum programming). Spirit Minerals is a hypnotic and thoughtful foray into digital/analog music, evoking other worlds that emerge as the songs unfold. Incorporating meandering soundscapes with hints of a techno underbelly, it’s a path of mutual discovery by both the artists and the audience. Always chill, yet urgently so.

From Blanking:
“a jazz guitarist who doesn’t want to play jazz, a former jazz guitarist who definitely doesn’t want to play jazz, a little digital machine, an electric guitar and the boxes they plug into. the origins are also digital in nature, only once was the communication irl, the rest are folded through space/time like a guild navigator. leave some hollow space to breathe, poke your head out once in a while”

The EP will be available digitally and physically, with a limited run of 25 cassettes.

Purchase HERE


“Above Top Secret is the trio of Toronto sound powerhouse Ayo Leilani (of the operatic soul project Witch Prophet, whose shows I still can’t make it through without tearing up), together with Brandon Valdivia (Not the Wind, Not the Flag,Mas Aya) and designer, artist, and producer SunSun. Together, the trio gels with infectious chemistry.

“Nah” is a ruthless tribute to dropping your baggage and tripping light through the universe while never looking back, and director Federica Ronchetti’s DIY psychedelics and sunny day aesthetics bridge the song’s otherworldly reverberations to its chilled out confidence.” – K. Jax, Chart Attack