Vancouver based artist Daniel Denton is an iconic part of Canadian hip-hop. Performing musical feats under any one of his mysterious aliases, (Ron Contour, Torch), Moka Only is consistent and unmatched in his delivery. He is an acclaimed underground champion, and a true storyteller with an unfathomable collection of stories to tell. Moka Only’s release, Patina (Instrumentals), is a showcase of Moka’s signature smooth, jazzy hip hop beats. The eleven-track self-produced LP is now available as a digital release via URBNET.
Daniel Denton is an iconic artist in Canadian hip-hop, based out of Vancouver, performing musical feats under any one of his mysterious aliases. Guised as Ron Contour, Torch, or most notably, as Moka Only, his delivery is consistent and unmatched. He is an acclaimed underground champion, and a true storyteller with an unfathomable collection of stories to tell.
Moka works as a multi-faceted artist, and has been writing, producing, and creating relentlessly since the late nineties. He has celebrated acknowledgment through a 2015 WCMA rap recording of the year nomination, and three Canadian Urban Television nods. As Co- founder of the collective rap group Swollen Members, a name that Moka recalls, with tongue in cheek, coming up with while “…sitting in a Denny’s”, and “…because I liked the double entendre”, his successes garnered him Three Juno Awards, Seven Platinum Plaques, and Seven MMVAs. He has also collaborated with legends such as MF Doom, J Dilla, and Grand Puba, and has toured internationally with artists such as Tanya Morgan and ILLA J, only to name a few.