Vancouver, BC – Another solid booking from Timbre Concerts as they team up with Hyphy Events to bring Denzel Curry to Alexander Gastown (91 Powell St.) on Friday April 1st.
This is no April Fool’s joke though. Curry’s 2055: The Ult Experience Tour will feature the likes of Allan Kingdom and JK The Reaper and will be sponsored by yours truly at HipHopCanada. Get serious and cop tickets here or in store at DIPT, Beatstreet, Zulu or Red Cat Records because this one is sure to sell out.
Vancouver, BC – This past week a large portion of the worldwide hip-hop community celebrated the life and death of one of the most influential producers in rap, J Dilla. Timbre Concerts is teaming up with Alexander Gastown to throw a Vancity celebration and tribute the the late Jay Dee for their very own Dilla Day.
Donuts will be had and heard and a special performance from Dilla’s brother Illa Jis set to take place as well as performances from Frank N Dank, Moka Only, David Morin, DJs Hedspin, Flipout & Nick Bike
Thursday March 3rd at Alexander Gastown (91 Powell St.)it all goes down and HipHopCanada is on board to sponsor. Purchase tickets here.
Vancouver, BC – To celebrate their one year residency at Alexander Gastown, Hyphy Events is teaming up with Timbre Concerts to bring SAFE to Vancouver on February 26th at an event proudly sponsored by HipHopCanada.
He’s been on the minds and mouths of everyone from Fader to Noisey, not to mention the 6 God himself but the young emcee will have a chance to prove his star power on the West Coast at Vancouver’s Alexander Gastown (91 Powell St.). Guest Stevie Ross will be in the building along with DJs Marvel and Jolin Ras. Tickets can be purchased online here.
Vancouver, BC – Just in time to commemorate the good Doctor’s birthday, Alexander Gastown (91 Powell St.) is hosting Vancouver’s official Dre Day on February 18th.
Drink Gin & Juices, wear khaki’s & locs, get a selfie at “The Chronic” photobooth and win prizes playing “The $20 Sack Pyramid”. The best part? The evening will be hosted by and feature a performance from The D.O.C. with the all Dre and Dre related music played by some of the best rap DJs that Vancouver has to offer: Flipout, Marlon J English, Jay Swing, Rhek, DJ, Seko, Kutkorners, Cherchez, Nick Bike, The Stunt Man and Cam Crillz.
HipHopCanada is thrilled to be sponsoring this event and will definitely be in the building. So if you funky enough, you should be too.
Calgary, AB – Luniceis a graduate of Red Bull Music Academy London 2010. Since then, he continues to work with the Academy year round and worldwide, through fireside chats at RBMA Bass Camp programs in Montreal, features on RBMA Radio and most recently, an free public lecture with Grammy Winner Todd Edwards in the UK.
Wildly known for his paramount energy and visceral, sculptural live performances Lunice humbly has collaborations with Kanye West, Rockie Fresh, Angel Haze, and Le1f. He is the true embodiment of producer as frontman, artist and performer, and following his 180 EP release, excitement continues to build around his upcoming debut album release in 2016.
Lunice will head across Canada on a four-stop tour with Red Bull Music Academy this month, hosting a series of sessions and live shows in Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. A rare opportunity for Canadian producers, instrumentalists and DJs to be mentored directly by the international recording artist, Lunice will share his insights and personal experience as an Academy Alumni with participant hopefuls as they curate their own applications for 2016’s upcoming Red Bull Music Academy in Montreal.
Public club nights will follow each local session across Canada, treating audiences to Lunice’s new live show set up. Fresh off recent tour dates with Madonna, Lunice will also be joined onstage by fellow London 2010 Academy Alumni Ango at each stop, along with additional Canadian support acts.
Check out the official tour dates after the jump. For more info visit Red Bull Music Academy’s site here.
Toronto, ON – Toronto vet Deuce Deuce from Concrete Mob and Young Noble from the Outlawz are on their “90z Shit” in this new VSOP Films-directed video. The song comes in support of the pair’s collaborative album, The Code, which is the second joint effort they’ve put out. “90z Shit” is HipHopCanada’s Song of the Day. Check it out after the jump link below.
Vancouver, BC – Northwest Divisioncopped a pretty impressive feature from Strange Music emcee Rittz for their single “Dunning Kruger”. This is the lead from their upcoming album Orange & Black set to drop early March (available for pre-order on iTunes here).
The video features Junk, Hungry and Rittz chopping it up on stage during their last show together in Vancouver and was shot by Joel Dufresne. Peep it below.
Toronto, ON – On Feb. 9, the good people over at the Prism Prize announced the Top 20 short list for this year’s awards.
In case you’re not familiar, the Prism Prize is a national, juried award that recognizes the artistry of music videos within Canada. The award is co-produced by the Association for Music and Innovative Arts (AMIA), and features a jury comprised of more than 100 music and film professionals.
After combing through hundreds of Canadian music videos, the judges narrowed down the submissions to a Top 20 list. The Top 10 list will be announced on March 22, 2016, followed by a grand prize winner announcement on May 15 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
Vancouver, BC – With his upcoming release The Sex Tape discharging appropriately on Valentine’s Day, Stroker Deluca reaches his climax with his video “Max Domi” – shot by Trevor Fox.
Paying a little nod to the Canadian hockey player Max Domi, (because his government name itself is worth a giggle) Stroker scores with his stick and puck rhymes while rocking a surprisingly suitable mullet and ‘stashe combo.
“I stick handle / They can’t handle it / Max Domi / Gettin’ my Roman Hamrlik’d”. Oh boy! Check it out below.
Vancouver, BC – The first listen to any type of audio can be a completely euphoric experience. It has the potential to grab hold of your senses for a short amount of time, and completely alter your emotional reality for a couple minutes. Vancity, experimental group, SO LOKI, dropped their highly anticipated mixtape this weekend, titled Supermaniac, and solidified their spots as the most boundary-pushing artists coming out of Vancouver. The release of this introductory, 12-track project was one that was extremely hyped within the music community, and it’s release definitely didn’t disappoint. On first listen, you may not understand – whether it fits into a straight genre, whether you’re listening to rap or spoken word or an electronic group, and why you feel the need to listen to it again (and again). The groups sound is fluid, and non-definitive. It’s electronic, but rap, but melodic, but also manages to insert jazz influences. It’s exactly what you would classify as “experimental” but still surprising in the literal variety within it’s composition. And, undoubtedly, it’s epic.