Party rockin’ by CHIEF BEATS (SASKATOON)
Local acts TBA
In an interview released on Youtube Feb, 19, 2015 a man identified only as “Mark” informs Abstract, Relic and Cquel that a disc shaped craft crashed into a lake in Manitoba Feb 18. “Apparently a disc shaped craft was seen crashing through the ice on the lake and at least one person got photographic evidence but, has since been detained by the Canadian military.” The man would not say where exactly the crash occurred, except that it came down into a frozen lake, located on a rural Manitoba reservation. “Mark” did not give a name for the reservation. It wasn’t until after that we had learned that the incident occurred in Jackhead.
People from Jackhead say the name of the reservation is named Kinonjeoshtegon First Nation reserve. It also goes by Jackhead Indian Reserve, on Google maps.
The trio has now set out to discover just what went down over the lake. their plan is to search rural Manitoba & Saskatchewan in an investigative hip-hop expedition, in search of this mysterious crashed landed UFO.
Join us for the debriefing April 1st at Vangelis Tavern on Broadway
Featuring RELIC (Toronto) & Cquel (Sask) performing along side Abstract Artform (Winnipeg) and we will also be celebrating his Birthday!!!!
Abstract Artform (Winnipeg)
2 cups vinyl, 2 cups microphones, 1 cup bass guitar, 1.5 cups drums, mixed in a large crate, add 1 tablespoon old school hip hop, 2 tablespoon funk, blend thoroughly than simmer at 450 degrees for 3 minutes 20 seconds. Now you’re ready to FUNK SH*T UP! This is what happens when these prairie boys create and perform their music. Canadian hip hop group ABSTRACT ARTFORM is a perfect recipe of golden era hip hop combined with funk and soul from the 70’s, and of course some new school influence. Members who have all discovered their passion for music at young ages, with a blazing path started by lead vocalist/producer Kid A’s musical roots, the future of Canadian hip hop couldn’t be brighter. 450 degree’s bright. The release of the 2nd full length LP His Story In The Making will pave that trail the previous LP, Prairie Kid started. With success and plenty of recognition from Much Music, to Microsoft sponsorship, North by North East festival feature, countless interviews, raving reviews and shows all across Canada. It couldn’t be better said than the catchy hook-line from the track Here We Are, “Here we are. We’re gunna do something, to change the way it is.”
– Relic A.K.A. Rel McCoy (Toronto/GTA)
PharCyde, Slaughter House, Pharoahe Monch, Killah Priest, R A the Rugged Man, Zion–I, Kev Brown, Choclair, Jeru the Damaja, Masta Ace
These are a few of the household names that Rel has shared the stage with. No surprise. You see, Rel is not your fly by night rapper, but rather holds the mic with the presence of an old school veteran emcee,
shaping words into hard hitting projectiles that just hurt so good. As if that wasn’t enough, he incorporates a brand of singing that is soulful and genuine.
Cquel released his most recent EP entitled ‘Meal Ticket’ in October of 2014. It was entirely produced by Juno award winning producer Relic (Shad, Ghetto Concept), and has already appeared numerous times in the National top 10 charts on college radio. This is his third release in the last two years.
In 2014 alone Cquel performed 50 shows including a co-headlining show with Kyprios (formerly of Sweatshop Union), and he shared stages with Canadian hip hop heavy weights like SonReal, Merkules, Pigeon Hole, D-Sisive, Sweatshop Union, Moka Only and more. He started off 2015 with a Western Canadian tour with Evil Ebenezer and Factor Chandelier, doing shows along the way with MadChild and Demrick, Merkules, and Kirby Dominant of Paranoid Castle. He has also shared the stage in 2015 with Grand Analog, is now on an expedition to find the truth behind the UFO crash at Jackhead with Relic and Abstract Artform!
Chief Beats in the mix for the night on the turntables