Jul 23

Spliff Breaks X Woodhead – Bass Coast 2015 (Teaser)


While during our visit to Bass Coast this year, we had the chance to hang out with Darren Woodhead. A veteran in the EDC and Festival scene in Vancouver and surrounding areas of British Columbia. So naturally his insight on not only music but also the festival culture on a whole, is in depth and we were lucky enough to soak up some of those experiences with him during our time spent at this amazing festival.

This video clip gives you a brief hint of what’s to come from our interview with Woodhead at Bass Coast 2015!   (Full video dropping soon

Filmed by Spencer Rieu and Paddy Lane – tmmedia.ca – Video edited by: Spencer Rieu

Host / Producer: John Zee

Linkssoundcloud/woodhead X mixcloud/woodhead X @DarrenWoodhead X homebreakinrecords.com

Previous: Why We Love Bass Coast.. X Woodhead – Make Music Festival Vancouver & Recovery Room (DJ mixes – June 2015)

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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

‪‎Spliff Breaks‬ has 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

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/how-do-you-enjoy-a-spliffbreak-highlights/

Jul 29

“It’s The Music” (A.Skillz + Stickybuds Remix) by The Mighty Mocambos ft. Afrika Bambaataa, Charlie Funk + More..

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A.Skillz (Hertfordshire, UK) + Stickybuds (Kelowna, BC) remix “It’s The Music” by The Mighty Mocambos feat. Afrika Bambaataa, Charlie Funk, Hektek and Deejay Snoop. To purchase this funky jam, visit: beatport.com.

You can catch both these great DJ’s/Producers getting busy at this year’s Shambhala Music Festival in the Fractal Forest with Stickybuds throwing down his ritual set at 1:00am on Friday, Aug. 7th and A. Skillz tearing it up at 11:30pm on Sat., Aug 8th. 

Linksfacebook/ASkillz X stickybuds.com

Previous: RE:LIVE – Shambhala Music Festival – Stickybuds [Fractal Forest set]

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Jul 29

New45 – Lighten’up


New45 is a Vancouver Island based producer/mcee duo made up of former Character Traits members Seth Bibbs & Kale Jackson. Check out their fresh new jam “Lighten’up” below and make sure you scoop the free download via their soundcloud page.


PreviousNew45 – Faded

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/new45-lightenup/

Jul 25

Janet Jackson – “No Sleeep” Feat. J. Cole (Video)


Where my R&B heads at? cause this song is pure dope.. While the video is a bit cheesy and has Janet Jackson making her way back into the music charts via tapping into current pop culture (make some noise for good PR teams), overall I’m feeling this joint. Sure Janet plays the tease role the entire clip and strings J. Cole along like bait on a fly trap, that shit aside… this song is bumpin’. I’d imagine Cole quite enjoyed this whole scenario, I know I would.. Run tell dat..

“I love diving in your mind and coming out with every diamond I could find” – J. Cole

Linksjanetjackson.com X jcolemusic.com

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/janet-jackson-no-sleeep-feat-j-cole-video/

Jul 21

DJ Jazzy Jeff & Dayne Jordan – “The Memoirs Of Dayne Jordan”

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Jazzy Jeff’s latest project sees the legendary DJ behind the boards again, this time producing for fellow Philadelphia hip-hop artist Dayne Jordan. Read up on what Dayne and Jeff had to say about the project and then give the continuous album a listen through below. You can also download “The Memoirs Of Dayne Jordan” for free via their soundcloud page.  

“The Memoirs of Dayne Jordan” chronicles Dayne Jordan’s personal and musical path. “In Progress,” the opening chapter of this autobiographical project, sets things up by touching on working at Foot Locker while developing his lyrical skills to launching on the scene with a co-sign from and tour with Lupe Fiasco when using the moniker Dosage.

DJ Jazzy Jeff is an integral part of his career and the album’s producer, his first full-length project since 2007’s The Return of the Magnificent. Jordan also tours the globe acting as Jeff’s MC.

Jeff states, “It’s rare when you work with someone who is as pure and focused as Dayne… this was hands down the most enjoyable project I’ve ever done.”

The remainder of the album covers his childhood in North Philly, his early experience with women, eventually becoming a father, tapping into his creative potential and more. It is supported by Jeff’s production that ranges from gentle to hard driving depending on the topic at hand, much like the score for a movie. He dips into classic sounds while remaining modern throughout.

It’s an ambitious project: an intimate introduction to an artist that reveals his journey, the good and the bad.

You can catch DJ Jazzy Jeff headlining this years Shambhala Music Festival on Saturday, Aug. 8th on the Fractal Forest stage at 9pm.

Linksdaynejordan.com X @THEREALDOSAGE X djjazzyjeff.com X @djjazzyjeff215

Watch Dayne Jordan get introduced to English Breakfast on while on tour with DJ Jazzy Jeff for Vinyl Destination – Ep. #8

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Jul 21

Junk (NWD) presents: Monday Massacre #3 (video)

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Junk keeps his weekly freestyle series going strong with his third edition of Monday Massacre. Watch as the Northwest Division spitter blacks out over a beat on a bridge in Vancouver after eating some (questionable?) pizza at incendio in Gastown.

Get caught up with the previous MM’s here and here..

Links@JunkNWD X facebook/junkfan

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Jul 21

Cody The Catch – “Strange Powder” ft. Merkules


Legendary Hammers presents Cody The Catch’s newest song “Strange Powder” featuring Merkules. This joint is a sneak preview of what you can expect to hear from Cody’s upcoming LP, Secret Ooze. Take a walk through gritty, Van City with these two Mutants as they both spit some serious grime over the Steps Necessary produced banger.

Links: legendaryhammers.com X soundcloud/codythecatch X facebook/CodyTKach

PreviousCody The Catch – That Raw (video)

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Jul 20

¡MAYDAY! – Fuel To The Fire


“Fuel To The Fire” is the newest music from ¡MAYDAY! off their upcoming album Future Vintage, dropping Aug. 21st on Strange Music Inc.

Links: maydayonline.com X @MAYDAYMUSIC X facebook/maydaymusic

PreviousAileron joins ¡MAYDAY! (Strange Music) on upcoming North American tour

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/mayday-fuel-to-the-fire/

Jul 17

Big Gigantic – Summer Vibes (Mix)

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Big Gigantic is an Electronic duo from Boulder, Colorado that consists of Dominic Lalli (Production/Sax) and Jeremy Salken (Drums). They infuse instrumental livetronica, hip-hop and jazz music combined with electronic beats, live saxophone and drums percussion.

They recently released a new mix titled “Summer Vibes” that features some of their favourite jams, some unreleased tunes and some songs by several of their personal favourite artists. For the full track listing, visit their soundcloud page.

Also if you’re like me and will be attending this years Shambhala Music Festival, be sure to catch Big Gigantic crushing the Village Stage at 11:00pm on Sunday, Aug 9th. For a example of how incredibly awesome their live sets are, check out this video of them performing at Shambhala 2013.

Linksbiggigantic.net X @BigGigantic X IG: @BigGigantic

PreviousBig Gigantic – Diplo and Friends Mix on BBC Radio 1

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Jul 17

LNDN DRGS – “Burnout” (Video)

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LNDN DRGS is a rapper / entrepreneur duo from the Bompton side of Compton that includes Jay Worthy and his producer Sean House, both originally from the Westside of Vancouver. Check out their latest video for “Burnout” shot in their hometown in California that perfectly captures that West Coast feel. Created by ShutterShot45.

Links: lndn-drgs.com X soundcloud/LNDN_DRGS X @LNDN_DRGS

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