Jul 22

Mutiny at Bass Coast? – Spliff Breaks x RADTV (video)

The theme this year for the 6th annual Bass Coast music festival is “Mutiny”. Bass Coast takes place every August 1-4th at the home of the previous Merritt Mountain Music Festival in the Nicola Valley, Merritt, BC. This year will be my first time attending the festival, but over the past several months I have been gradually feeling myself becoming accepted and welcomed by the open-arms community that is the “Bass Coast Project”. I’m excited to make the journey out to Merritt soon and discover all the creative arts that this culture boldly represents.

The theme “Mutiny” runs deep within the Bass Coast community and I wanted to find out what this theme represents to people and what should I expect going into it. How does one bring their “mutiny manifesto” to Bass Coast and how exactly are we currently challenging the status quo in our everyday lives? It’s questions like these that I wanted to ask before the festival takes place, so I teamed up with Nathan Skillen at RADTV and we ventured out to the Bass Coast: Mutiny Pre-Party at Open Studios in Vancouver.

We talk to the co-founders of Bass Coast, Liz Thomson and Andrea Graham and also chop it up with several of the people who make up the eclectic mix that is the Bass Coast community outside of Open Studios. That along with killer visuals from the show itself, we present to you.. Mutiny at Bass Coast? – Spliff Breaks x RADTV.

Links@SpliffBreaks X radradtv.com X basscoast.ca

PreviousBass Coast Festival Lineup 2014 

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Jul 26

Aileron – Praise The Lord (prod. Rob The Viking)

Peep the fun new video from the Vancouver hip hop group Aileron. “Praise The Lord” is produced by Rob The Viking (Swollen Members) and is the first single off their new album “Flight Risk” which drops August. 24 /2014.

“With this video we wanted to have a good time and make fun of all the fake artists out there that sell them self for money, cars and materialism. Spread love and knowledge, not greed.” – Aileron

Linkssoundcloud/aileronmusic X @AileronMusic X facebook/Aileronmusic

Previous: Aileron – Life Is Beautiful

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/aileron-praise-the-lord-prod-rob-the-viking/

Jul 26

The Shambhala Experience Documentary (trailer) X SMF – 2014 “Farmily Favorites” (video)

I’ve included two videos below that were recently released by the Shambhala media camps. The first one is a trailer for an upcoming documentary short by I/O Films (Input/Output) and the second is a short video titled, Shambhala Music Festival – 2014 “Farmily Favorites”. Both have me feeling excited in a multitude of ways cause they explore not only the incredible artists/DJ’s that we are beyond stoked to see play this years SMF and their amazing stages, but they also dive into the reasons as to why attending a festival like Shambhala can be a life-changing/transformative experience. Being that Spliff Breaks is involved in media/press ourselves this year at Shambhala, it also excites us to see SMF investing back into media productions like the videos below and seeing the value in creating such films. Having these videos produced by the outlets mentioned below and by blogs like ours, allows people to continue experiencing the vibes and emotions felt at Shambhala in the weeks/months following the festival… I can’t wait!  

Linksshambhalamusicfestival.com X inputoutputfilm.com

(msg from I/O) - The Shambhala Experience reveals the reasons countless passionate patrons return to the Salmo River Ranch every summer to participate in what they like to call, “a life changing experience”. For many it’s not just another music festival…it’s an amalgamation of creativity and independence where its colourful attendees can truly be free of judgement and societal influence. A film about why people love Shambhala, the documentary is comprised of footage filmed from 2012 and 2013. It speaks the message that this world renowned music festival spreads: that its community is the most outstanding foundation for why festival goers put Shambhala in a class all its own.

It’s all about the people on the dance floor.

Shambhala Music Festival – 2014 “Farmily Favorites”

(msg from Shambhala) – With the 2014 Shambhala Music Festival only days away, we thought we’d give you a little taste of what we’re calling our “Farmily Favorites”—a sampling of some of the incredible talent playing at the Salmo River Ranch Aug 6-11th, 2014. Keep in mind this is just a wee slice of the colossal amount of musical goodness we have in store for you at this year’s festival—over 300 acts on six uniquely themed outdoor stages.

PreviousSpliff Breaks interviews Emotionz re: the 2014 Shambhala Music Festival Hip Hop Showcase

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/shambhala-experience-documentary-x-smf-2014-farmily-favorites/

Jul 25

Cool Shit Friday

Dutch artist Telmo Pieper recreates his childhood drawings!

Once again this summer’s heavy festival schedule has left you without some cool shit for one week (last week if you even noticed or weren’t at Pemby fest lol).  So in order to put myself back in your good graces I have procured a massive pile of Cool Shit for this week!  This edition has such cool shit as interesting ways to counter protest/people drawing selfies/animal stuff/freak hailstorm’s and soo much more..

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/cool-shit-friday-64/

Jul 25

Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark “Bom Bom Fiya” X Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark – Bouillon (ft. Del & Murs)

This is exciting.. DJ Nu-Mark is releasing a project he’s been working on with none other than Slimkid3 from the Pharcyde! Below are two songs from the project including the new single / video “Bom Bom Fiya” directed by Pablo Aguilar. Pre-order your own copy from Delicious Vinyl now at: deliciousvinyl/slimkid3-dj-numark

Also be sure to catch Nu-Mark at the upcoming Shambhala Music Festival, Saturday Aug. 9th at The Village Stage!

Links@Slimkid3 X @DJNUMARK


Slimkid3 & DJ Nu-Mark – Bouillon (featuring Del & Murs)

Previous: Crate Diggers presents: DJ Nu-Mark’s Vinyl Collection

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Jul 24

Ottawa Bluesfest ft. Action Bronson, Childish Gambino, Deltron 3030 & Snoop Dogg (Pictures/Review)

Recently our contributing photographer Eric Lee (Wu-Tang X Pharoahe Monch X PUTS X GFK) was out in Ontario and found himself attending the annual Ottawa Bluesfest on July 12th. He witnessed a stacked line up of hip hop performances that day which featured the likes of Action Bronson, Childish Gambino, Deltron 3030 and Snoop Dogg.

Eric snapped some photos and submitted an article breaking down his experience at this years Ottawa Bluesfest. The highlight being: Action Bronson riding around in a golf cart with Del in the back of it while still rapping and also performing his song “SHIRAZ” while inside a port-o-potty!

Check the entire photo set and read the whole crazy story at: spliffbreaks/ottawa-bluesfest-pictures/review

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/ottawa-bluesfest-ft-action-bronson-childish-gambino-deltron-3030-snoop-dogg-picturesreview/

Jul 23

Apathy – Summer Of Sin

A dope new self-produced cut by the homie Apathy (Demigodz/AOTP) “Summer Of Sin” which is the first leak from his upcoming “CC: Weekend At The Cape”, the companion EP which follows his full length LP “Connecticut Casual”.

Summer time anthem, for the rest of your life..

Also we’re proud to say that the interview we did with Demigodz (Apathy & Celph Titled) recently surpassed 10,000 views! Thank you for your support.. (Spliff Breaks interviews Demigodz)

Links: @ApathyDGZ X soundcloud/apathyradio 

PreviousApathy -The Curse Of The Kennedys (video)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/apathy-summer-of-sin/

Jul 23

Illectrix – Spread The Funk ft. Benjamin’s Vibe

We recently received some new music from London, UK producer Illectrix who submitted a super funky and ever so glitchy joint titled ‘Spread The Funk’ (ft. Benjamin’s Vibe). Listen to the stream below for now and in a few short weeks, Illectrix will be giving it away as a free download.

Linksillectrix.com X soundcloud/illectrix X facebook/illectrixmusic

PreviousIllectrix – “Digital Evolution” (Free Album)

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Jul 22

drxgs – Quarter Moon (album) X drxgs- Truth (Lo RMX – video)

The homie LoKeynote recently put me on to a new project he’s been producing for and it’s sick! LoKey linked up with freshman rapper drxgs and lately they’ve been impressing fans with music that’s deep and psychedelic in nature, with the videos mirroring the feel and motif of the entire project to a T. Quarter Moon is offered as a free download on freedrxgs.com via Datpiff. If you’ve been feeling a want for something different out of your hip hop, drxgs and Lokeynote felt your pain and Quarter Moon may be the killer..

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/drxgs-quarter-moon/

Jul 18

Dizzy Wright performs @Fortune Sound – July. 24th (event/show)

Dizzy Wright (Las Vegas, NV) will be performing live and smoking on some of the heaviest OG indica strains he can get his hands on, when he touches down in Vancouver on Thursday, July 24th. Don’t miss Dizzy crushing the stage at Fortune Sound Club and bringing those positive, happy vibes and stoner anthems live in concert.  

LocationFortune Sound Club – Date: Thurs., July 24th/14

Opening support: Northwest Division, Dysfunqtional, J. West, Juvi Dizzle, Vicky Chand and Sailor Gerry

Tickets:  Red Cat, Zulu, Beat Street, and DIPT and online at: bplive.dizzywright

Event infofacebook/DizzyWright@FortuneSound

Linksbplive.ca X @DizzyWright X myfunkvolume.com

Dizzy Wright – The Flavor


Dizzy Wright – World Peace

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