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Background information
Also known asTorch, Durable Mammal, Ron Contour, The Most Prolific, The Martian, Captain Crunch, Captain Random, Colonel the Slaw, Dr. Do Much, The Magician, Kareem Serene
Born(1973-11-14) November 14, 1973 (age 43)
Langford, British Columbia, Canada
OriginVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
GenresUnderground hip hop
Alternative hip hop
Horsejazz
Occupation(s)Rapper, producer
Years active1989-present
LabelsURBNET Records, Beautiful Records
Associated actsTorchlight Commission (Moka Only, Ishkan, Mr. Brady, LMNO, Jon Rogers, A-Ro, Jeff Spec, Potatohead People, Illa J, Nick Wisdom, AstroLogical, Jules Chaz, Mosaic, Tanya Morgan), Swollen Members, Prevail, Dave McIntyre, Lord Diamonds, Len, Nowfolk, Rushden & Diamonds, Souls of Mischief, Chief,[1] Flipout, Abstract Rude, Nic Bam, Awol One, Factor, Aceyalone, J Dilla, Classified, Maestro, Choclair, Dezperado

Daniel Denton (born November 14, 1973),[2] better known by his stage name Moka Only is a critically acclaimed Canadian underground hip hop artist. He has won 3 JUNO Awards, 5 MuchMusic Video Awards, and has been nominated for 11 Western Canadian Music Awards.[3]

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. Moka has released albums through Feelin' Music, Legendary Entertainment, Battleaxe Records, Domination Recordings, Camobear Records, Wandering Worx and URBNET Records. Moka Only often works with different hip-hop artists and groups, and often works under his alias Ron Contour.[4]

Contents

  • 1 Discography
    • 1.1 Studio albums
      • 1.1.1 Moka Only
    • 1.2 Collaborative work
      • 1.2.1 Mr Mista (with Mr. Brady)
      • 1.2.2 Perfect Strangers (with MadChild)
  • 2 Awards
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Studio albums

The following are the releases with Wikipedia pages.

  • Saffron (2010)
  • Bridges (2012)

Moka Only

  • Upcoast Relix (1995)
  • Dusty Bumps (1996)
  • Durable Mammal (1997)
  • Fall Collection 97 (1997)
  • Apenuts (1998)
  • Monsterpiece (1998)
  • Mount Unpleasant (1999)
  • Mr. Behaviour (1999)
  • Everyday Details (1999)
  • Beauty Is a Free Road (2000)
  • Flow Torch (2001)
  • Mokefluenza (2001)
  • The Quick Hits (2001)
  • Road Life (2001)
  • Moka Only Is.... Ron Contour (2001)
  • Lime Green (2001)
  • Flood (2002)
  • Lowdown Suite (2003)
  • Martian Xmas 2004 (2004)
  • The Desired Effect (2005)
  • Fall Collection 2005 (2005)
  • Desired Effect (2006)
  • Dirty Jazz (2006)
  • The Creepee Eepee (2006)
  • The Station Agent (2006)
  • Airport (2007)
  • Vermillion (2007)
  • Moka Only vs Numata (2007)
  • Dog River (2007)
  • Martian Xmas 2006 (2007)
  • Martian Xmas 2007 (2007)
  • Airport 2 (2008)
  • Clap Trap (2008)
  • Hotdog (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)
  • Martian Xmas 2009 (2009)
  • Saffron (2010)
  • Rontario (2010)
  • Airport 4 (2010)
  • Dynamite Sandwich (2010)
  • Martian Xmas 2010 (2010)
  • Airport 5 (2011)
  • Barbecued Horse Contest (2011)
  • Longmile Buggedness (2011)
  • Martian Xmas 2011 (2011)
  • Crickets (2011)
  • Bridges (2012)
  • Airport 6 (2012)
  • Martian Xmas 2012 (2012)
  • Doctor Do Much Mixtape (2013)
  • Mutant Mixtape (2013)
  • Vintage Beats 2002 vol. 1 (2013)
  • Martian Xmas 2013 (2013)
  • Sex, Money, Moka (2014)
  • Martian Xmas 2014 (2014)
  • California Sessions Volume 1 (unreleased 2003) (2015)
  • California Sessions Volume 2 (unreleased 2003) (2015)
  • Chicken Wingz (2015)
  • Magickal Weirdness (2015)
  • Martian Xmas 2015 (2015)
  • Martian Xmas 2005 (2015)
  • Brutal (2016)
  • São Paulo (2016)
  • Re-Bent Twisted and Gnarled (2016)
  • I'm Delighted (2016)
  • Presents Malkin Jackson - Summerland (2016)
  • #99 (2016)
  • California Sessions Volume 3 (unreleased 2003) (2016)
  • Milky State (2016)
  • Martian Xmas 2016 (2016)
  • The Next Season (2016)

Moka Only EPs

  • The Crystal Senate (1997)
  • Imagine Me (2000)
  • Where's My Honey (2003)
  • The Honey EP (2006)
  • Creepee Eepee 2 (2007)
  • EP (2008)
  • Run & Find EP (2008)
  • Do Work (2009)
  • Isn't Over EP (2010)
  • Crickets Remixes Part 1 (2011)
  • Crickets Remixes Part 2 (2011)

Collaborative work

Code Name: Scorpion

  • Code Name: Scorpion (2001)

Dominant Mammals

  • Super Future Stars (2002)

Mr Mista

  • The Bug Out EP (2012)

The Nope

  • Melba (2009)
  • Rain All Day EP (2009)
  • Sinus EP (2014)

Nowfolk

  • Style Gangsters (1999)
  • Nowfolk II: The Moon (2004)
  • Winter (unreleased 2003) (2015)
  • Magnesium Opium (unreleased 2003) (Released in 2016)
  • The Winter (unreleased 2001) (2016)

Perfect Strangers

  • Forefront EP (2001)

The Rappers

  • Rappin Atchu (1999)

Spacesuits

  • Spacesuits (2014)

Zzbra

  • Zzbra: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2011)

Singles

  • "Live from Rio" (2000)
  • "Been There" (2000)
  • "I'll Be Cool" (2002)
  • "Once Again (2005)
  • "Flaunt (2009)
  • "Like That" (2012)
  • NO (2015)

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)
  • Rushden & Diamonds - "Runway", "I'm Out" from 2010 (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)
  • Dan-e-o - "Cherry On Top" from Immortal (2013)
  • Lord Diamonds - "Change of the Guard" (2014)
  • CGB - "Senseless" from "Homegrown EP" (2016)

Productions

  • Dragon Fli Empire - "Day Job" from Intermission EP (2008)
  • Lil B - "Gods Father" from God's Father (mixtape) (2012)
  • Lord Diamonds - "Bentley Rolls", "Dom Henley", "Lamborghini Bikini Remix", "It's Addicting" & "Change The Knight" from Robert's Quest (2015)

Awards

Best Rap Recording (Swollen Members) 2001 Juno Award

Best Rap Recording (Swollen Members) 2002 Juno Award

Rap Recording of the Year (Swollen Members) 2003 Juno Award

2002 - MuchVIBE Best Rap Video ("Fuel Injected" feat. Moka Only and directed by Wendy Morgan)

2002 - MuchMusic Best Director ("Fuel Injected" feat. Moka Only and directed by Wendy Morgan)

2002 - MuchMusic VideoFACT Award ("Fuel Injected" feat. Moka Only and directed by Wendy Morgan)

2002 - MuchMusic Best Independent Video ("Fuel Injected" feat. Moka Only and directed by Wendy Morgan)

2003 - MuchVIBE Best Rap Video ("Breathe" feat. Nelly Furtado and directed by Todd McFarlane)

2002 - Canadian Radio Music Awards Breakthrough Artist ("Fuel Injected" feat. Moka Only)

2002 - West Coast Music Awards Best Urban Release (Bad Dreams)

2002 - The Georgia Straight Readers Choice Best Urban Act

2003 - COCA Campus Entertainment Awards Entertainer of the Year

2003 - Western Canadian Music Awards Outstanding Rap/Hip Hop Recording ("Monsters In The Closet")

2003 - Western Canadian Music Awards Outstanding Video ("Breathe" feat. Nelly Furtado)

Won the first ever RFR broadcast standards award.

Won "Most Fabulous Canadian Man" Award in 2009, given by Livia Murray Incorporated.

References

  1. ^ "Chief_Beatmaker". SoundCloud. 
  2. ^ Devlin, Mike. "Going solo", Times-Colonist, 2005-08-23, p. B5.
  3. ^ "Moka Only - Biography | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2017-02-03. 
  4. ^ "justLISTEN! Moka Only x Ron Contour". justalilhype! Gregg. Retrieved 2013-10-12. 

External links

  • Official website
  • urbnet.com/mokaonly
  • Cream Magazine interview
  • platform8470 interview, November 2006
  • platform8470 interview, June 2009
  • bio, July 2008
  • Moka Only discography at Discogs
   

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