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Kyprios,Cquel, Animal Nation and Stage at Vangelis
March 19, 2014 @ 10:00 pm
3 time Juno nominee Kyprios of Sweatshop Union stops in Saskatoon on his Midnight Sun Tour! This event is also the album release party for Cquel’s new ep ‘Sentencing Circle’.
Tickets $15 in advance and $20 at the door
Kyprios has been a cornerstone for live hip hop since his ‘Mic Tease’ EP dropped in 2000. Pledging to push boundaries of sampled hip hop by utilizing live musicians, Kyp is identified by his fleshed out, full bodied musical style. Writing songs from the ground up, Kyprios is known for his infectious melodies, thought provoking lyrics and his elaborate live performance. The industry has taken notice through a variety of affirmations: 2 solo Juno nominations, 2 Juno nominations from his time with Sweatshop Union, a Gemini nomination, plus a Jessie and a Betty win from writing music for the theatre in both BC and Calgary.
Cquel’s most recent release entitled ‘Sentencing Circle’ features guest appearances from Self Jupiter of the legendary L.A. rap group Freestyle Fellowship, and Cas Metah of Ohio rap group Scribbling Idiots among others, and was produced entirely by DJ Moccasin aka Chief Beats. Cquel is also in the midst of working on a project with Juno nominated producer Relic (Shad, Ghetto Concept).
Animal Nation is a Western Canadian Music Award nominated group from Whistler, BC who combine drum machines, turntables, guitars, harmonicas, bacon & eggs, sampling, banjos, and hilarity to create a hip-hop show unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Animal Nation have rocked festivals including the Telus Ski and Snowboard Festival, Crankworx, the Vancouver Island music Festival, and NXNE, and have also toured the country several times.
Steve Page, Stage, is a Canadian hip-hop artist born and raised in BC. Stage established himself as an emotive musician and vulnerable lyricist by hybridizing the politics of punk and the pain of truth. Influenced by the authenticity of underground, he skipped rapping about “blunts and cereal” all together, and went straight for angst. With just the right cocktail of raw and tender, he smokes cigarettes, because like everybody else who smokes, he wants to die as much as he wants to live.