Nayles The Odd Fellow
Nayles quickly became facinated with art and music at a young age and just plain creating.
In his early years he would watch his Grandfather play the piano and the mouth organ at the same time and was facinated by it. He later became exposed to all styles of music provided by his Aunt (Dee Dee) who worked at Saturn Distributing in Toronto, .. listening to everything from Dead Kennedys to Run-Dmc he landed on playing the drums. After a short stint as a drummer in a garage punk band (NFG) Nayles slowly became more interested in the actual beats of all music. Realizing Hip-Hop was his real passion, he then decided to drop the band, tape a sheet of loose leaf to his drum kit and start writing rhymes to his own drum beat.
In 1999 Nayles steered towards the Hip-Hop culture in full force. He started doing graffitti, writing rhymes and breakdancing at clubs. Realizing the Hip-Hop culture was becoming a way of life rather than a hobby, he started taking all of it even more seriously. He now needed an outlet for his life altering discovery. The Hip-Hop culture had now become a career goal for him.
In2000,He teamed up with Intuit (aka) Jason Cole to create Element Kontrol. A group dedicated to exposing and preserving the elements of the Hip-Hop culture. Later, Beatboxer DynaMic (aka) Ryan Furlong and DJ Kastion (aka) Luke LeClair joined the group to see what they could make of thier combined efforts. EK shared stages with major label artists such as Choclair, Styles Of Beyond and Lupe Fiasco while also sharing stages with Atlantic Canadians: Classified, J Bru, Universal Soul, Spesh K, Phakt, Jay Bizzy, JoFo and many more. Element Kontrol was just around the corner from releasing thier debut album "Not Like You" when the group decided to disband.
Now in 2007 after the group splitting up, Nayles is persuing a solo career with great success. By staying true to himself and maintaining the "Element Kontrol" approach to Hip-Hop, Atlantic Canada is taking notice of this down to earth, Hip-Hop preservationist.
He was recently signed to Classy Criminal Records (a small independent record label based out of St John's Newfoundland) and has released his debut album Mind TheRAPy on thier label. The album features: L.Vision (T.O.), Eardrums (U.K.) and Spesh K (Hfx) and Lee Fitz (St.John's). Production by: Kastion, Darkroot, Hotbox, Splyce 1 and Nayles himself. Nayles has also reunited with former EK member DJ Kastion and they are now busy playing shows and working on a new album. This yet to be named album will feature: Moka Only, J Bru, Classified, Shade & Lottie (U.K.), Spesh K and fellow Monctonian Krista D.
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