Mar 12

“How Do You Enjoy a Spliff Break” (Highlights) Ft. Devin The Dude, Raekwon, Tech N9ne, Demigodz, Asher Roth, Tajai, Sabota, Pigeon Hole & Stylust Beats

Here at ‪#‎SpliffBreaks‬ we put together a highlight video of answers to our catchphrase question we ask in interviews; “How Do You Enjoy a Spliff Break?”.

Being that the people we interview all come from their own set of diverse backgrounds, the answers we get are often as original and unique as our guests themselves.

Guest features include: Stickybuds, Devin The Dude, Pigeon Hole & Stylust Beats, Tajai (Hieroglyphics), Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan), DJ Nu-Mark, Tech N9ne, Asher Roth, Demigodz (Apathy & Celph Titled), Sabota.

Host / Producer: John Zee – Twitter / Instagram / Facebook: @spliffbreaks 

Video edited by: Matt Pidutti: pudsbrand.com

Contributing Videopgraphers include:
Matt Pidutti – Nathan Skillen: RADTV – Spencer Rieu – David Dalley: hiphopvancouver.com
Johnny Erwin: enterineo.com – Daniel J. Pierce: ramshackle.ca – Colby Rex O’Neil: lotuseatersfilms.com – Trevar Fox: inkspill.com

Previous: Spliff Breaks Interviews: Yelawolf

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May 20

Pigeon Hole – “Girls” (Beastie Boys Remix)

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Pigeon Hole keep their momentum buzzing by continuing to pump out new remixes taken from old classics just in time for the summer season. This time they tackle the Beastie Boys anthem “Girls” by adding their own twist and bass to to the legendary joint.

Links: @PIGEON_HOLE X soundcloud.com/pigeon_hole X facebook/PigeonHole

PreviousPigeon Hole – HU$TLA (EP)

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May 20

Tom Macdonald – “Wheels Keep Turning” (Trailer)

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Tom Macdonald releases the official trailer for his upcoming video “Wheels Keep Turning”, set to drop June 1st. Again I expect to see some dope ass visuals from Mac that continue to look more like short feature films than your standard rap music video.

Directed, written & edited by Tom MacDonald. Shot & co-directed by Nic Kedrock. Audio produced by Tom MacDonald.

Links: @therealmrmac X whoismrmac.com X facebook/TheRealMrMac

Previous: Tom MacDonald – “Fight Your Fears”

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/tom-macdonald-wheels-keep-turning-trailer/

May 20

VanCityBeats – “Sipping On Some Syrup”

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Listen to the new rework of Three 6 Mafia and UGK’s “Sippin’ On Some Syrup” produced by Vancouver’s wavvy and druggy beatmaker, VanCityBeats. This is the fist single off VanCityBeats’ Upcoming EP, “Northside Screw” set to drop early June. Head over to his soundcloud page for more bangers.

Links@Vancity_beats X facebook/Vancitybeats X IG: vancity_beats

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/vancitybeats-sipping-on-some-syrup/

May 19

A Tribe Called Red Ft. Northern Voice – Suplex (Video) X Suplex EP

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Ottawa electronic pow wow trio A Tribe Called Red drop a new 4 song EP titled “Suplex”. The wrestling-themed Suplex EP is the first offering we’ve heard from the Tribe since 2013’s Nation 2 Nation, which won them Breakthrough Artist of the year at the Junos.

Here’s what ATCR member Bear Witness had to say to The Fader about the Suplex theme; “In North America we had pros like Chief Jay Youngblood and Wahoo McDaniel who were indigenous, but had to dress in headdress and tassels to compete.” The new “Suplex” video, directed by Jon Riera, shows how a young indigenous character made his way in pro wrestling without the need to play the mascot and bow to racial stereotypes and caricatures. Something A Tribe Called Red has stood up against in the past. Watch the new Suplex video below and stream the new EP via Spotify.

Links: atribecalledred.com X facebook/atribecalledred X @atribecalledred

ATCR – Suplex (stream) – Purchase the Suplex EP via iTunes

Previous: Angel Haze – “A Tribe Called Red” (prod. A Tribe Called Red)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/a-tribe-called-red-ft-northern-voice-suplex-video-x-suplex-ep/

May 14

Def3 – “Wildlif3″ (Prod by: Factor X directed by: Stuey Kubrick)

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Earlier today, Vancouver/Saskatchewan rapper Def3 premiered a new video via Complex for the title track to his 2014 album Wildlif3. Directed by Stuey Kubrick and featuring none other than the ever-so elusive forest monster himself, Sasquatch aka Big Foot.

Beat produced by Factor.

Catch Def3 on the road in Canada, the U.S., and Europe this summer, including appearances at festivals such as Shambhala and the Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival. Click here for dates.

Linksdef3.ca X @Def3 X facebook/Def3

Previous: Def3 – Catalina Wine Mixer ft. Kay the Aquanaut (Prod. By Factor)

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May 14

Northwest Division – “Kill Switch” ft. Bender (Flight Distance)

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Fresh off crushing a sick opening set for Rittz (Strange Music) here in Vancouver, NWD releases a new banger titled Kill Switch that features former KOTD champ, Bender. Beat produced by ENG, cuts by D-rec.

Links@NWD604 X facebook/northwestdivision X soundcloud/northwestdivision

Previous: Northwest Division – No Sleep

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May 05

Cookin’ Soul – “One For The Guru”

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Absolutely love this tribute track that Spanish production duo Cookin’ Soul put together to pay respects to the late Guru from Gangstarr.

‘Keith Elam aka Guru (Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal) was a big influence for us,
his Jazzmatazz series showed the world the fusion of Jazz & Hip-Hop paving the way to other styles like neosoul… Not to mention Gangstarr, still one of our favourite groups of all time… This is how we pay tribute to his legacy… One for the GURU!
“Time is definitely moving on so check your watches and your clocks”.

Linkscookinsoul.com

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Apr 29

Oddisee – “The Good Fight” (Album Stream)

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Oddisee releases his new album The Good Fight, a twelve-track LP in which he is both in front of the microphone and behind the boards. Stream the project below and if you’re feelin’ it, you can cop the album here..

“For Oddisee, The Good Fight is about living fully as a musician without succumbing to the traps of hedonism, avarice, and materialism. It’s music that yields an intangible feeling: the sacral sound of an organ whine, brass horns, or a cymbal crash. It’s a meditation on our capacity to love and the bonds binding us together. It’s our ambition and greed warring with our sense of propriety – a list of paradoxes we all face when living and striving.”

Links: @ODDISEE X oddisee-music.com X facebook/oddiseemusic

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/oddisee-the-good-fight/

Apr 29

Dragon Fli Empire – “Superhero”

Teekay and DJ Cosm from Dragon Fli Empire (Calgary, AB) recently dropped a cool, new comic book inspired video for their song “Superhero”. Watch it below and be sure to catch them live in full effect tonight (Wed., April 29th) at The Railway Club in Vancouver. Full flyer listed below and the event page can be found here..

Linksdragonfliempire.com@dragonfliempire X @teekayDFE X @djcosm

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Apr 21

The Librarian & Max Ulis – (Basscoast Teaser Live Mix)

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The Librarian and Max Ulis (Lighta! Sound crew) just dropped a new mix they’ve whipped up together for We Got This. This mix has both Dj’s tagging in on 15 minute sets back to back with Librarian kicking off the first 15 minutes.

Catch Andrea and Max and a slew of other Basscoast favourites playing select cities right now on their Mutiny Tour.

Also check out our exclusive Spliff Breaks interviews with The Librarian here.. and with Max Ulis (Sabota) here.. 

Links: thelibrarian.ca X soundcloud/the-librarian @maxulis X soundcloud/maxulis

PreviousSabota “Stumble” – Live at Bass Coast 2014

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