Toronto’s record label, Diet Monkey Entertainment makes their production debut with their new Afro Vibes Compilation, Volume 1 album. With songs that feature on the Diet Monkey Riddim, the songs perfectly merges elements from afrobeat and dancehall music, giving us a very caribbean feel good vibe. The project showcases talented uprising acts from both Canada and Jamaica such as Slimflex, Cee Gee, D Will, Fire Lion, Asham (Gyal Idiot), Pink Boss and Nana Ice.
The lead single “Whine for me” by the label’s artist “Slimflex” made its radio premiere this past Monday on Toronto’s Vibe105 with Carrie Mullings, the full project releasing today on iTunes, Spotify and all major digital music outlets.
In coordination with Canadian Music Week’s “I Love Afrovibe” showcase, Slimflex alongside Diet Monkey will be releasing the project’s first music video on Thursday April 20th, 2017. The video will be premiered on the Caribbeans premiere entertainment site, “The Tropixs”.
Established in 2008, Diet Monkey is a record label and talent management agency based in Toronto, Canada. With a combined 20 years experience amongst the team and extended partners, their mission is to utilize their experience and help fuse the African culture in Canada and combine it with the rest of Canada’s diverse market.
Founded by Richard Dawkins, “Diet Monkey” was created after realizing that a lot of upcoming artists were lacking the knowledge on how to market and promote themselves. Starting out in Event production, Diet Monkey presented their first event in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica which highlighted both local and Canadian acts with Anthony B and Singer J being their major acts.
Overtime, the company’s structure grew and their involvement in Toronto’s growing music industry became more prominent. Spearheaded by Richard Dawkins, Richard became more involved within the african community and shifted his focus towards finding ways to combine both his Jamaican Heritage and African roots within his business structure. Diet Monkey has now joined other prominent businesses in the African music community to represent the afrobeat genre during Canadian Music Week. “ I Love Afrobeats” is an event that raises awareness to the genre and its sub genres while showcasing its growth and involvement in today’s music scene.