Our homies BADFUNmedia (Halifax) have really outdone themselves with this amazing new music video supporting local RnB / Hiphop feels supergroup the The WAYO’s new EP. The song’s called Undone.
Catch The WAYO in Halifax at Reflections Cabaret alongside Wet Paint, Walrus and more April 19!
It’s Wednesday, so here’s some feels to help u thru the rest of the week. NEW sounds from Wet Paint, French Kiwi Juice and Tennyson. All around groovy hiphop, RnB, soul/jazz sounds.
Excellent juxtaposition of futurebass sounds and golden era brass samples. Check it out.
New from Halifax, NS comes Michael Cluett’s future folk/indie outfit Elephants in Trouble. Beautifully melodic acoustic rhythms laden with pop hooks and silky smooth texture.
Montreal’s Pomo has been making some really interesting sounds lately, drawing influence from both the beat-scene ie. FlyLo but also gaining support from some more four-on-the-floor style goliath groups such as Disclosure.
There’s nothing I enjoy more than hearing some tripped out sounds at a club.
Beginning his career with an interesting DIY live instrumental hip-hop sampling type of production, DHB has since taken his music in a more RnB/vibe slow-jam #turndown direction. Which is cool with us.
I find this more stripped down sound we’re hearing quite appealing, and I believe you will too.
East coast up-and-comer electro aficionado PINEO flips the Gorillaz hit “Dirty Harry” with a gritty mid-tempo, bass induced jam of a production. With a nod toward his roots in pop/nudisco style electro, PINEO has yet to disappoint. Expect more from Mitchell in the coming weeks, as festi-season approaches; east coast dates to be announced soon! Don’t sleep on this tune.
If you’re a fan of heavy, fast electro, make sure to check out his newest EP release - similar in nature to Justice, Feed Me, etc. Jam the fuck out.
Catch PINEO on the internet:
#Dancehall and #Reggae fans rejoice, Halifax’s Dub Kartel have just released their newest single along with a hilarious video - “Payday”. The wonderfully mastered piece showcases some of the groups more groovey hooks and is a testament to their innate song-writing abilities and vibing charm.
Summer’s coming, surf’s up, we’ll be seeing these guys tomorrow night (Sat. March 15, 2014) at the Seahorse Tavern alongside the Sensi Bros and Zulkamoon.
Here’s a download link to their new single, via Bandcamp.
Let me introduce you to Murmurs, a small internet-based, international artists collective started up in Spring 2014 by some close friends from Halifax Nova Scotia.
From their Facebook page: ‘Murmurs is a group of like-minded artists and friends who aim to foster creativity and growth, not simply amongst ourselves but within the global artistic community as a whole. Our philosophy of positive thinking, DIY attitude, and an intense desire to succeed fuel a feedback loop of inspiration and self-improvement. We’re also committed to creating and maintaining connections between other indiviuals and groups who share our passion, as well as a determination to be the best they can be. Welcome to the family.’
With members from Montréal, Chicago, and even as far away as Germany and South Africa, the collective prides itself on the quality and artistic competency present on its roster.
Each member exudes potential and a strong work ethic, as well as the desire to work as a real team to meet goals set for the group. The term ‘family’ is used for a reason. To get a taste of what they have to offer, you can browse their Soundcloud page, where individual songs and full releases are frequently reblogged. However, we decided to include a few of our favourites below:
Delusion - Colors x Who We Are
Lou Francis - Stupidity pt. 1 (Eelahno Remix)
NOCON - Thieves
T!BE x Magoni (as SUNDAY SP) - SUNDAY SP
The first official release from Murmurs comes in the form of Methuselah’s Demo EP, due out this coming Monday, March 17th. Check the teaser below:
Their first compilation album is due for release on April 17th, and is meant to exist as a showcase of their talents and capabilities, both as individual artists as well as a cohesive group.
Follow Murmurs. Collective on:
RSVP HERE (via Facebook).
Saturday, March 29 in Halifax - the dopest event thus far of the new year is going down at the Marquee Club. A night of live visualizations courtesy of KDZ (Homebass) & Jonah Hache, and large electronic sounds from some of the cities premiere original electronic acts; you won’t want to sleep on this one - this is not yr average night at the club.
First up, we’ve got Scientists of Sound (Craig Mercer & Colin Crowell). This live electronic looping madness duo have been killing the east coast festival / club circuit since before I have even known about it. Incorporating all kinds of visual elements and live aspects, the team rips up the stage turning from live keyboards to full drum kits and electric guitar, all held together by a tightly mixed electro bass sequencer.
AA Wallace - formerly lead guitarist of the Sleepless Nights, this dudes been chopping up rad samples and infusing his own DIY disco/nudisco club sound over top, and most recently playing with a full band as well.
Whale Skin is another interesting live remix band who are joining in the fun; relatively new but have been spinning some hot twists on other local acts. Really dig the gritty Ed Banger vibe these dudes have been putting forward.
Wet Paint is a new electro/hiphop funk/soul duo consisting of James Gaudet and Dan Shanahan. Incorporating live guitar into their DJ mix of originals and remixes. Not to be missed!
PINEO will also be joining the #Halifax crew in this gigantic basstravaganza. Being an electro-house specialist, the rise and fall of his bangers will keep the dance floor rocking steady.
With a video directed by Steve Cutler (SUNS), XXX CLVR (Kid Clever) was poised for success on this release.
Beat by fwdslxsh.
Tripped out hiphop for fans of the Underachievers, Earl Sweatshirt, etc.
XXX CLVR on Soundcloud
SUNS on Vimeo
fwdslxsh on Twitter
Incredible debut album from Georgia-based producer Navigateur. Get into it.
If you loved their remix of James Brown, you’ll love this bass laden banger - set to release EP’s in the coming months with Adapted Records (AUS) and Philos Records (US), this electro funk duo have got some big plans for the spring involving EP touring and festival season. Keep an eye on them if you’re into the big bass sound.
Catch Wet Paint at www.wetpaintmusic.com
Been killing this ever since it dropped. Such smooth vocal clarity and fluid instrumentation; really inspirational. They even dropped a remix of Beyonce that I really want to upload to the SS Soundcloud.
Stay tuned for more releases from the WAYO
#Halifax! This Saturday at the Seahorse, catch Halifax DJ’s T-Woo and Loukas Stilldrunk w/ special guest Wet Paint dropping the bass until 2am! Doors at 10pm, get there early to secure a spot on the dance floor ;) always an amazing time, cover’s only $5.