Moka Only

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Moka Only
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Background information
Also known as Moka, Ron Contour, Flow Torch
Born (1973-11-14) November 14, 1973 (age 40)
Langford, British Columbia, Canada
Origin Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Underground hip hop
Alternative hip hop
Rock
Occupations Rapper, producer
Years active 1989-present
Labels URBNET Records
Associated acts Swollen Members, Prevail, Len, Nowfolk, Souls of Mischief, Chief,[1] Flipout, Abstract Rude, Sound Advice, Awol One, Factor, Aceyalone, J Dilla, Classified, Maestro, Choclair

Daniel Denton (born November 14, 1973),[2] better known by his stage name Moka Only, is a Canadian underground hip hop artist.

Originally from Langford, British Columbia, near Victoria, he is now based in Vancouver. He was previously part of the hip hop group Swollen Members, and briefly a part of Len. His albums are released by Feelin' Music, Legendary Entertainment, Battleaxe Records, Domination Recordings and URBNET Records.[3] Moka Only often works with different hip-hop artists and groups, and often works under his alias Ron Contour.[4]

Discography[edit]

Albums

  • Upcoast Relix (1995)
  • Dusty Bumps (1996)
  • Durable Mammal (1997)
  • Fall Collection 97 (1997)
  • Apenuts (1998)
  • Monster Piece (1998)
  • Mount Unpleasant (1999)
  • Mr. Behaviour (1999)
  • Everyday Details (1999)
  • Style Gangsters (1999) (with Ishkan, as Nowfolk)
  • Rappin Atchu (1999) (with Jeff Spec, as The Rappers)
  • Beauty Is a Free Road (2000)
  • Flow Torch (2001)
  • Mokefluenza (2001)
  • Quick Hits (2001)
  • Road Life (2001)
  • Moka Only Is.... Ron Contour (2001)
  • Lime Green (2001)
  • Code Name: Scorpion (2001) (with Abstract Rude & Prevail, as Code Name: Scorpion)
  • Flood (2002)
  • Super Future Stars (2002) (with Kirby Dominant, as Dominant Mammals)
  • Lowdown Suite (2003)
  • Nowfolk II: The Moon (2004) (with Ishkan, as Nowfolk)
  • Martian Xmas 2004 (2004)
  • The Desired Effect (2005)
  • Fall Collection 05 (2005)
  • The Desired Effect II (2006)
  • Dirty Jazz (2006)
  • The Creepee Eepee (2006)
  • The Station Agent (2006)
  • Airport (2007)
  • Vermillion (2007)
  • Moka Only vs Numata (2007) (with Atsushi Numata)
  • Dog River (2007) (with Def 3)
  • Martian Xmas 2006 (2007)
  • Martian Xmas 2007 (2007)
  • Airport 2 (2008)
  • Clap Trap (2008)
  • Hot Dog (2008)
  • Psycodelic (as Torch) (2008)
  • Carrots and Eggs (2008)
  • Martian Xmas 2008 (2009)
  • Lowdown Suite 2...The Box (2009)
  • Airport 3 (2009)
  • Summer of Ron (2009)
  • The Beach (2009)
  • Summer Notations (2009) (with Nebz Supreme)
  • Martian Xmas 2009 (2009)
  • Melba (2009) (with Psy, as The Nope)
  • Saffron (2010) (with Factor)
  • Rontario (2010)
  • Airport 4 (2010)
  • Dynamite Sandwich (2010) (with E.D.G.E.)
  • Martian Xmas 2010 (2010)
  • Airport 5 (2011)
  • Barbecued Horse Contest (2011)
  • Longmile Buggedness (2011)
  • Martian Xmas 2011 (2011)
  • Crickets (2011) (with Chief)
  • Zzbra: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2011) (with Evil Ebenezer, as Zzbra)
  • Bridges (2012) (with Ayatollah)
  • Airport 6 (2012)
  • Martian Xmas 2012 (2012)
  • Doctor-Do-Much Mixtape (2013)
  • Mutant Mixtape (2013)
  • Martian Xmas 2013 (2013)
  • Sex, Money, Moka (2014)
  • Voice of the Misfits (2014)

EPs

  • The Crystal Senate (1997) (with Sixtoo)
  • Imagine Me (2000)
  • Where's My Honey (2003) (with Wicked Lester)
  • The Honey EP (2006) (with Wicked Lester)
  • Creepee Eepee 2 (2007)
  • EP (2008) (with DJ Motive)
  • Run & Find EP (2008)
  • Do Work (2009)
  • Rain All Day (2009) (with Psy, as The Nope)
  • Isn't Over EP (2010)
  • Sinus EP (2014) (with Psy, as The Nope)

Singles

  • "Live from Rio" (2000)
  • "Been There" (2000)
  • "I'll Be Cool" (2002)
  • "Once Again (2005)
  • "Flaunt (2009)
  • "Like That" (2012)

Guest appearances

  • Birdapres & RKV - "Now" (1997)
  • Isosceles - "All I Got" from Face the Music (1998)
  • Abstract Rude - "She's Always Right" (2001)
  • Pelding - "Lonewolf" from Pelding (2001)
  • The A-Team - "Every Breath" from Lab Down Under (2003)
  • Fat Jack - "Warriors" from Cater to the DJ 2 (2004)
  • Planet Asia - "Time After Time" from The Sickness: Part One (2006)
  • Lenny Diko - "Nothing to Prove" (2006)
  • Crunk23 - "Yeah" from Dirty Bling (2008)
  • Sweatshop Union - "Shoot Low" from Water Street (2008)
  • Dragon Fli Empire - "Paradise" from Redefine (2009)
  • Jennifer Abadesso - "Did You Think" from Expose (2010)
  • King Dylan - "I Still Fly" from Disheartened (2010)
  • Factor - "Went Away" from Lawson Graham (2010)
  • Awol One & Factor - "The Wasp" from The Landmark (2011)
  • Sixo - "Paper Pathways" from Free Floating Rationales (2012)
  • Myka 9 & Factor - "Ode to Cosmosis" from Sovereign Soul (2012)
  • Muneshine - "Show Me the Money" (2012)

Productions

Awards[edit]

  • In 2002 and 2003, Moka Only won two consecutive Juno Awards as a part of the multi-platinum Swollen Members.[5]
  • Nominated for "Favorite Urban Artist/Group" at the 2009 Independent Music Awards (Indies).[6]
  • Won the first ever RFR broadcast standards award.[citation needed]
  • Won Indie Masta wusabi blasta awards 2008.[citation needed]
  • Won "The Most Proclaimed Rapper" Award, given by Hip Hop Incorporated.[citation needed]
  • Won "Most Fabulous Canadian Man" Award in 2009, given by Livia Murray Incorporated.[citation needed]
  • Ranked #12 on CBC Music's "The 25 greatest Canadian rappers ever" feature.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://soundcloud.com/chief_beatmaker
  2. ^ Devlin, Mike. "Going solo", Times-Colonist, 2005-08-23, p. B5.
  3. ^ Fraughton, Holly. "The many faces of Moka Only: A versatile Canadian artist’s journey through the hip hop industry", Pique, 2008-11-12. Retrieved on 2008-12-04.
  4. ^ "justLISTEN! Moka Only x Ron Contour". justalilhype!. Retrieved 2013-10-12. 
  5. ^ Sayani, Fateema (February 4, 2010). "Dave and Moka blend grooves", Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved April 24, 2010.
  6. ^ "2009 Nominees/Winners | INDIES". Indies.ca. 2013-01-24. Retrieved 2013-10-12. 

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