Agile (producer)

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Agile
Birth name Ajene Griffith
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Hip hop, R&B
Occupation(s) Record producer, DJ, songwriter
Years active 1999–present
Labels Independent
Associated acts BrassMunk, Big Black Lincoln
Website Official Website, Official Facebook Fan Page

Ajene Griffith, better known as Agile, is a Canadian hip-hop producer and DJ from Toronto, Ontario. He is a member of the hip-hop groups BrassMunk[1][2] and Big Black Lincoln.

Biography[edit]

Agile began rapping in early high school, and after a talent show win, he knew music was his passion. One talent show turned into many and the wins spread citywide. Born with a West Indian hustle, he wanted to capitalize on his newfound fame and JLJ Productions (a DJ crew he started with his friends) was born.

While DJing independently and with his crew, by the end of high school, Agile began playing gigs with popular college/commercial radio stations across the city and soon fell in love with the element of production. He has since done production work with the likes of Nas,[3] Kardinal Offishall,[3] Dwele, Jully Black,[3] Glenn Lewis,[4] Ivana Santilli, and Frank n Dank.

In 2009, Agile released the mixtape Toronto Love Jay, which was dedicated to the late producer J Dilla. It won the award for Mixtape of the Year at the 2009 Stylus DJ Awards.

From April 2010, Agile has served as the Dean For Recording Arts at the Toronto Chapter of The Remix Project. Additionally, Agile is in his 2nd term as a Board member of the SOCAN Foundation He sits on the Pop, International Showcasing & Online Committees.

Agile spins at the MGD Friday Night Out Games for the Raptors during the season at the Air Canada Centre's Brewhouse, as well as the Molson "Rilvary Nights" for the Leafs during the season at the Air Canada Centre.

He has also had the honor of representing Canada in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for the Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Program, where he treated Vietnamese partygoers to an unforgettable Canadian-inspired nightlife experience. Agile continues to spin all over the globe, including stops in Canada, The United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Bermuda & the Virgin Islands.

Agile uses Serato Scratch Live, Serato DJ & Vinyl to DJ.

For music production Agile uses Logic Pro, Protools, Akai MPK and Akai MPC 3000

Discography[edit]

Year Release Artist Label
2014 "Chemical Romance" King Reign Independent
2010 "Focused" (Middlefield's Focal Length RMX) Agile feat. Liya Independent
2010 "Focused" (Middlefield's Skool of Deep RMX) Agile feat. Liya Independent
2010 "Focused" (Starting From Scratch/De La Vega RMX) Agile feat. Liya Independent
2010 "Focused" Agile feat. Liya Independent
2008 "The Realest Pt. II" Agile feat. Frank n Dank, Tona, and Famous Independent
2008 "The Realest (Clean)" Agile feat. Frank n Dank Independent
2007 FEWturistic BrassMunk 54th/Virgin Music Canada
2006 "Everybody Knows" Chris Rouse Contessa Group
2006 Heaven's Caught on Fire Big Black Lincoln Capitol Hill/Universal Music Canada
2006 "Freeze Fool" BrassMunk 54th/Virgin Music Canada
2005 "Ease Up!" BrassMunk 54th/Virgin Music Canada
2005 "Livin' in the Ghetto" Jully Black Universal Music Canada
2005 "The Things You Do" Jully Black Universal Music Canada
2004 "Claim the World" (Olympic Fundraiser) Glenn Lewis, Saukrates, BrassMunk, Ivana Santilli, and Chris Rouse CBC
2004 Rhyme Pays (Documentary) CBC
2004 "Everlasting" Ivana Santilli Brown Recordings
2002 Dark Sunrise BrassMunk 54th/Virgin Music Canada
2002 "Heaven" Nas feat. Jully Black (God's Son) Columbia
2002 "Train" Choclair Greenhouse
2001 "Get Right" BrassMunk Heavy Heads/Fat Beats
2000 "Live Ordeal!" BrassMunk A/R/Fat Beats
1999 "One, 2" BrassMunk BrassMunk
1999 "Rap Sheet" Assasini Heavy Heads/Fat Beats

Awards, Nominations and Achievements[edit]

Year Category Result
2011 Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2010 Stylus DJ Awards, Mixtape of the Year Nominee, Lov Lane
2009 Stylus DJ Awards, Mixtape of the Year Winner, Toronto Love Jay
2008 Juno Awards, Best Rap Recording Nominee, FEWturistic, BrassMunk[2]
2005 MuchMusic Video Awards, Best Rap Video Nominee, "Dark Sunrise", BrassMunk
2004 Juno Awards, Best Rap Recording Nominee, Dark Sunrise, BrassMunk[2]
2004 Juno Awards, Best R&B/Soul Recording Nominee, "Pimpin' Life", Big Black Lincoln
2004 MuchMusic Video Awards, Best Independent Video Nominee, "The Throwback", Tone Mason feat. BrassMunk, G-Stokes, and Graph Nobel
2004 MuchMusic Video Awards, Best Rap Video Nominee, "Big", BrassMunk
2003 Juno Awards, Best Rap Recording Nominee, "El Dorado", BrassMunk
2003 MuchMusic Video Awards, Best Animated Music Video Nominee, "El Dorado", BrassMunk
2002 MuchMusic Video Awards, Best Rap Video Nominee, "El Dorado", BrassMunk
2002 North By North East (NXNE) Rising Star Award, BrassMunk
2000 Juno Awards, Best Rap Recording Nominee, "Live Ordeal!", BrassMunk

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BrassMunk", CBC, retrieved 2011-06-04
  2. ^ a b c True, Chris "Brassmunk Biography", Allmusic, retrieved 2011-06-04
  3. ^ a b c Galloway, Matt (2002) "BrassMunk’s time to shine is now", NOW, Vol. 22, No. 16. December 19, 2002, retrieved 2011-06-04
  4. ^ Richards, Jason (2007) "MUSIC DJ SPOTLIGHT: Agile", NOW, August 16–23, 2007, Vol. 26 No. 50, retrieved 2011-06-04

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