Colin Munroe is an archetype of the "playlist" music generation - a cohort of music lovers whose tastes are genre-agnostic. Munroe gets this. He grew up this way. As a young, small-town homeschooler, he fell in love with his father’s LPs from the 60s and 70s; and then again with the urban and alternative styles he discovered when he left home for Toronto at the age of 18. He started hanging out with MCs and DJs and was soon writing and producing for them. Self-taught, Munroe writes, produces, and performs nearly all of his own music with little more than a guitar and a sampler, mixing the aesthetics of pop and underground effortlessly.
Munroe’s remix of Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights” put him on the map in 2008, but its his more recent collaborations with the likes of Drake, Talib Kweli, Travie McCoy, Kendrick Lamar and Wale amongst others that have since boosted his exposure and revealed how much of a musical chameleon Munroe can be. Karmaloop and WeSC X RZA: Chambers by RZA are proud to present Munroe’s latest body of work, #UnsungHero. The first track is the simultaneously epic and understated “The Fight of My Life” which features Grammy-nominated artist Pusha T over a sample of Tender Mercy by London-based Goth Pop band Au Palais. With “The Fight of My Life” Munroe returns with the same genre bending magic that first caught the eyes and ears of so many.