Bridging the underground hip-hop appear of J Dilla and Pete Rock and roll using the neo-soul of artists like Dwele and Raphael Saadiq, Toronto-based producer/singer Slakah the Beatchild first made an appearance around 2007, creating Canadian R&B and hip-hop artists like Arabesque, Ayah, and G. Stokes. Getting into the business enterprise through audio executive, Slakah gained respect along with his effort ethic, getting the trust of performers on the way. Recommending a lyric occasionally at first resulted in his learning to be a songwriter, but he held some tracks for himself. The very best of these amounts made an appearance on Spirit Movement, Vol. 1, his debut recording released from the BBE label in 2008. Using the lyrics talking about performers like De La Spirit and A Tribe Known as Pursuit, the album’s soulful solitary “What’s This Sense” described the old-school nature Slakah was trying to fully capture. Digital variations of the recording was included with a 22-minute interview with Slakah dubbed “Maker Commentary.” A sequel, offering appearances from famous brands Glenn Lewis and Ayah, adopted on BBE in 2014.