Tomorrow: DillanPonders, Tre Mission, Ain’t No Love & more at The Drake Hotel [News]
Toronto, ON – What’s In the Box? This Monday the Red Bull Sound Select event at The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen Street West, Toronto, M6J 1J3) will feature a dope line-up you won’t want to miss. DJ Nardo (Maylee Todd) will warm things up at 9 p.m. with SmashMouth’s DillanPonders and 22-year old MC/producer Tre Mission scheduled to hit the stage around 9. Hip-hop/R&B group Ain’t No Love is on around 10 along with Montreal’s The Posterz. RSVP here for $3 entry. It’s first-come, first-served. Please note, RSVP does not guarantee entry. Show up early to guarantee admission to the event.
The showcase is part of The Drake’s annual What’s In The Box series created to fill the void between Boxing Day and New Years Eve. Check out the Facebook page for more details.
About Tre Mission
Tre Mission is a 22-year old MC/producer from Toronto with a completely singular approach to music that sets him apart from his contemporaries. The architect of a top to bottom unique sound and aesthetic patching together pieces of hip hop, grime, reggae, dancehall, bass, dubstep, jungle, and house into the full-length debut album Malmaison, Tre showcases remarkable range for a young, self-produced, independent artist. Guarding his integrity both visual and musical like gold, he brings forth a sound that is at once brand new, yet drawing from a series of familiar sounds and places. Born and raised in Toronto; the offspring of a Trinidadian mother and Jamaican father, Tre Mission carries a deep connection to his West Indian roots and culture, citing Bob Marley as his number one influence and gateway into his musical path. From a young age, he’s kept music close to him and considered himself a disciple of hip hop, studying every artist from his city, watching different styles and trends closely and always keeping his sights on authenticity. The discovery of grime was a revelation to him, opening his eyes to an underground culture that was genuine and offered the possibilities of new sounds, production styles and lyrical techniques. A couple of years ago, he entered that world as an outsider from Canada, quickly spreading his name in the scene like wildfire, working closely with genre leaders and making appearances on high profile platforms like Tim Westwood’s radio show and Lord of The Mics 3. Since then, Tre Mission signed to Big Dada Recordings (Wiley, Run the Jewels, Congo Natty) and has been collecting co-signs from all corners of the industry. With an honest lyrical style that marries introspection and bravado, Tre Mission stays away from materialism and builds a narrative that is personal and human. The soundtrack to the world of Tre Mission is just getting introduced and you can believe the best is yet to come.
DillanPonders is The Boy Who Lived… Born in 1991, DillanPonders is a young emcee already making waves as one of Toronto’s most genuine and prolific hip‐hop artists. Though at times waylaid by illicit distractions, DillanPonders’ nose is never far from the grindstone. Since his rap genesis four years ago, he has released five albums, starting with 2012’s Dopamine. Follow up releases Comatose (2012), LUST (2013), Overdose (2013), Numb (2013) and The Boy Who Lived (2014) all radiate indications of Ponders’ drug culture influence, whose appearance ranges in tone from reverence to resentment throughout his catalogue of innovative hip‐hop tracks. His rhymes resonate with listeners who are drawn in by their cutting self-reflexivity. DillanPonders’ lyrical honesty represents one rare constant in his fluid artistic career. Having never allowed more than six months passing between releases, fans may be treated to another creative offering in the very near future.