Slakah the Beatchild announces Spring Tour featuring Tingsek and Ebrahim [PSA]
Toronto, ON – JUNO Award winning performing producer Slakah the Beatchild embarks on 4-city tour featuring singer/songwriters Tingsek from Sweden and Ebrahim from Vancouver.
On the heels of the release of his electrifying video “Enjoy Ya Self V2” featuring Canadian hip-hop sensation Drake, currently seen on MuchMusic, VH1, Tempo, Centric TV, as well as hundreds of websites and blogs, Slakah the Beatchild has announced his upcoming tour dates for Spring 2010. The tour will visit select cities in Ontario, Quebec and the U.S. from May 26 – 30 and features JUNO nominated singer/songwriter Ebrahim from Vancouver and, for the first time in Canada, Swedish singer/songwriter Tingsek. This will be the Beatchild’s first opportunity to showcase music from his alter ego, The Slakadeliqs, a live, multi-genre group with sounds fueled by artists including Andre 3000, Neil Young, Lenny Kravitz, the Zombies, k-os and The B-52’s.
Kicking off on May 26 at Movement 2010 in Detroit, the 4-city tour will visit Montreal, Toronto and the small city of Sarnia, Ontario where Slakah was raised. The full tour schedule is as follows:
May 26 – Detroit, MI – Movement 2010
May 27 – Sarnia, ON – Coffee Lounge (Exmouth)
May 28 – Toronto, ON – LuLa Lounge
May 29 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
“I am so excited to hit the road with two of my music inspirations and friends. Around this time last year I was touring in Sweden with Tingsek and now it’s his turn. These shows are going to be very special”, said Slakah who is passionate about collaborating with great talent. Tour mate Tingsek praised the Beatchild by saying, “I’m not used to working with other producers and songwriters as I’ve been doing most of it myself for 14 years, but the second me and Slakah started working together, a whole new creative frequency opened up and gave me instant goose bumps. I can’t wait to come to Canada for the first time and I’m extremely lucky and honored to be touring with 2 such great artists as Slakah and Ebrahim.” Ebrahim went on to say, “The words “genius” and “brilliant” are used pretty freely these days, but if there’s any one person I could use these words on, at the risk of sounding cliché, it would have to be Slaks.”
About Slakah the Beatchild:
Hailing from Canada, with roots in Carriacou, Grenada, Slakah the Beatchild is pure talent personified and the true essence of a jack-of-all-trades. Known amongst the Canadian music scene as the “go-to hit maker” for producing Divine Brown’s Juno Award winning, #1 pop single “Sunglasses”; for the #1 College Radio Single “Out of this World” with his group Art of Fresh, and for his work with many of Canada’s young talent including Ebrahim, Tona, D.O., and Melanie Durrant, Slakah the Beatchild has quietly been making noise worldwide in Countries such as the U.K., Sweden, Germany, Japan and Australia. Last year “Slakah” traveled to Sweden to work with singer Tingsek on his 4th studio album, Restless Soul and is featured on 3 tracks on the CD. Currently the Beatchild is working with Grammy Nominated artist Glenn Lewis to develop tracks for the R&B singer’s new CD, performing spot-dates and working on a new album with his group Art of Fresh, and embarking on a 4-city mini-tour with Ebrahim and Tingsek to promote his alter ego, The Slakadeliqs, forthcoming release. The Slakadeliqs project, which is vastly different from his previous hip-hop and soul focused work, showcases Slakah the Beatchild’s range and musical diversity drawing inspiration from an eclectic mix of artists including Neil Young, The Guess Who, The Zombies, The B-52’s, UB40, Jimmy Cliff, Bob Marley, Andre 3000, The Beatles and Lenny Kravitz. The highly anticipated debut album entitled “The Other Side of Tomorrow” by The Slakadeliqs is due to be released late summer 2010.
Swedish singer-songwriter Tingsek has a voice so passionate and powerful that it can stop time. With the blend of influences ranging from Bob Marley to John Lennon, Radiohead to Al Green. Tingsek is the most beautiful sound you’ll ever hear. Named Sweden’s most sexy man in 2007 by Elle Magazine, Tingsek has never focused on making hit singles or copying someone else’s sound because it’s “hip”. Previously a member of several bands in Sweden, Tingsek released Restless Soul, his fourth studio album as a solo artist in 2009.
Without resorting to faulty gimmicks, hyped guest appearances or massive clique appeal, Vancouver born singer-songwriter Ebrahim has been grinding to bring musical goodness to audiences since the early age of 4. He has captured the attention of the world with his one-man beat-box mash-ups of well-known classics, which have over a million collective views on youtube. His works include the critically acclaimed, 2008 Juno nominated album Goldrush, which sold over 12,000 albums independently. His silky smooth voice with beautiful harmonies a la D’angelo, blended with neck snapping beats reminiscent of J-Dilla, breathes refreshing timeless vibes. Ebrahim’s is currently working on his 2010 release, featuring friends Slakah the Beatchild, Häzel and more.