Dec 08

Spliff Breaks: Ask Bass Coast (2015)

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Spliff Breaks speaks to the people of Bass Coast 2015!

During this years Bass Coast festival, we reached out to the Bass Coast community and asked: “What makes Bass Coast worth it?” x “If Bass Coast was a Spirit Animal, what would it be?” x “What does Tentacular (Bass Coast Theme 2015) mean to You?” x “Imagine Bass Coast was your Homie, what would you say to them?”

Spliff Breaks: John Zee – Host/Producer x Spencer Rieu – Director/Sound/Lighting x Paddy Lane – DOP/Editor Taura Roberge – Production Ass./B Camera x Tiffany Ryan – Assistant Producer/Media Planner

Special thanks: Paul Brooks, Andrea Graham, Liz Thompson, DJ All Good (The Turntemple), Mat The Alien, Darren Woodhead, Fraser Ploss and all the beautiful, unique and funky souls that make up the Bass Coast community.

PreviousSpliff Breaks – Woodhead Interview at Bass Coast Festival 2015 (Video)

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Nov 25

Scott Jackson at Shambhala 2015 (Spliff Breaks Interview)

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Scott Jackson is the 2012 Canadian Beatbox Champion and arguably to this day, Canada’s best Beatboxer country-wide. Spliff Breaks caught up with Mr. Jackson at the 2015 Shambhala Music Festival for an exclusive interview and jam session at The Turntemple. This video also includes original footage of Scott Jackson performing at The Village Stage during the festivals Hip Hop Showcase.

Topics discussed: Scott Jackson’s upbringing and how he became a Beatboxer / Mastering the art of Beatboxing / the importance of being musically versatile / Shambhala’s influence on Scott’s Beatboxing / Laser Beams / Memorable Cyphers and Jam Sessions / Improvising with other Beatboxers / the Global language of Beatboxing / Rewarding aspects of travelling & sharing Beatboxing with the world and much more.

Filmed/Edited by: Spencer Rieu x Audio: Adam Johnson

Special thanks: DJ All Good and The Turntemple, the staff and media coordinators at Shambhala, Tim Feng, Tiffany Ryan, Dustin Villeneuve, Taura Roberge and Kyle Spanos.  

Links@ScottJacksonBB X X IG: @scottjacksonbb    

Scott Jackson X Spliff Breaks (Teaser)

Previous: Scott Jackson ft. Alexandria – 90’s R&B Beatbox/Singing mix (Video)

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Nov 11

Alpha Omega – Prevail x Neph Interview (Parts 1-3)


All 3 segments of our conversation with Alpha Omega (Prevail & Neph) are now live and can be viewed below.

In part 1 of our 3 part interview with Prevail and Neph (Alpha Omega) we discuss the groups upcoming album ’The Concept EP’ (out Nov. 13th), the groups unique writing process and their new video ‘Ghost Town’. From there we branch off into the recent Snak The Ripper vs. Madchild beef and discuss Snak’s initial diss track towards Madchild ‘Assisted Suicide’, the history of Swollen Members and address if there was any bad business between the group and how Prevail and SM bounced back after Madchild’s Oxycotin drug addiction. X 

In part 2 of our 3 part interview with Prevail and Neph (Alpha Omega) we discuss the rumours surrounding Madchild’s continued drug use, the amount of time it too for Madchild to respond to Snak The Ripper with ‘The Funeral’, Matt Brevner’s ‘Waterloo’ diss and if Brevner was properly credited/paid for the ‘Jitters’ song, Prevail’s current involvement in Battleaxe Warriors, feuds between SDK (Stompdown Killaz) and BAX WAR and Prevail’s current relationship with Tre Nyce’s since Tre’s diss record ‘#SADCHILD’.

In Part 3 (and final segment) of our conversation with Prevail and Neph, we discuss Prevail’s current relationship with Tre Nyce and his thoughts on Tre’s diss record ‘#SADCHILD’, if Prevail supports a KOTD battle between Madchild and Snak The Ripper, the art form of battle rap and if Prevail himself would ever battle in KOTD and if the beef between Madchild and Snak is good for the Vancouver hip hop scene.

Alpha Omega’s new EP “The Concept” is out now via Kitsilano Records. Prevail and Neph are also on the road bringing their high energy show across Canada to the following cities on the following dates:

Nov 13 – Calgary, AB @ Dickens Pub
Nov 14 – Edmonton, AB @ DV8
Nov 15 – Nelson, BC @ Spiritbar
Nov 16 – Prince George, BC @ The Croft
Nov 17 – Smithers, BC @ BP
Nov 19 – Red Deer, AB @ Wild Bills
Nov 20 – Lethbridge, AB @inferno Nightclub
Nov 21 – Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis
Nov 25 – Ottawa, ON
Nov 26 – Windsor, ON @ Dominion House
Nov 27 – Toronto, ON @ The Rock Pile
Nov 28 – Oshawa, ON @ Moustache Room
Nov 29 – Sarnia, ON @ The Navy Club
Dec 02 – Woodstock, ON @ Illusions Nightclub
Dec 03 – Barrie, ON @ Foxx Lounge
Dec 04 – Guelph, ON @ Van Gogh’s Ear/DSTRCT Guelph
Dec 05 – London, ON @ The Roosevelt Room
Dec 06 – Hamilton, ON @ Club Absinthe
Dec 10 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune
Dec 11 – Nanaimo, BC @ Queens
Dec 12 – Victoria, BC

Previous: Madchild – Fatal Attraction (Snak The Ripper Diss 2)

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Oct 29

Tech N9ne makes a KC Tea (Spliff Breaks x HIP HOP VANCOUVER)


Tech N9ne is world renowned for many things; he’s one of the most successful independent rappers in the game on one of those most successful indie record labels in the world (Strange Music Inc.). He’s known for having one of the most entertaining and energetic live show performances in Rap music, and for creating and popularizing his famous cocktail, the “Caribou Lou”. In addition to that, he’s also known for another drink he’s coined that’s making waves called the Kansas City Tea aka “KC TEA”.

Spliff Breaks host John Zee catches up with Tech N9ne to talk about his new drink and to find out exactly how to properly mix a KC TEA.

Filmed/Edited by: HipHopVancouver

Previous: Tech N9ne: Vancouver at the Vogue Theatre (Pictures)

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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:

Contributing Videopgraphers include:
Matt Pidutti – Nathan Skillen: RADTV – Spencer Rieu – David Dalley:
Johnny Erwin: – Daniel J. Pierce: – Colby Rex O’Neil: – Trevar Fox:

Previous: Spliff Breaks Interviews: Yelawolf

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Dec 13

K-OS & Saul Williams – The Commodore Ballroom (Pictures/Review)


On Wednesday, Dec. 9th K-OS and guest Saul Williams performed in Vancouver at The Commodore Ballroom. Spliff Breaks contributing photographer Ronan Considine was on hand to capture pictures from the show with an accompanied review.

For the full write up and to view the entire photo set, visit: spliffbreaks/k-os-saul-williams-the-commodore-ballroom-pictures

Special thanks: Live Nation


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Nov 24

The Grouch & Eligh w/ Chali 2na & The ReMINDers (Pictures)


The Grouch & Eligh (Living Legends) with Chali 2na (Jurassic 5) and The ReMINDers brought “How The Grouch Stole Christmas” to Vancouver on Thursday, Nov. 19th at Alexander Gastown. Spliff Breaks contributing photographer Ronan Considine was on hand to capture pictures from the show with an accompanied post-performance review from John Zee.

For the full write up and to view the entire photo set, visit:

Special thanks: Timbre Concerts


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Nov 15

DJ Hubbz – Nightmares On Wax (Mix)

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DJ Hubbz recently put together a promo mix for the Nightmares On Wax show he played in Vancouver back on November 5th/2015. Loving this new mix from one of the dudes with the deepest record crates in Van City (he does manage Beatstreet Records after all).

Links@bighubbz X X

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Nov 14

The Librarian – NORTHMIX


Stream the new mix by The Librarian that she recently did for the Northmix Series on Thump/VICE !!

Links: X soundcloud/the-librarian

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

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Nov 14

Mat The Alien – Seratocast 42 (Mix)


New mix by Mat The Alien for SeratoCast!

“A mix of some of my favourite music right now, all kinds of genres and tempos, some new , some older bits + some bits from me & my label Really Good Recordings. I find it exciting times for bass music as people push the boundaries of the genres and just making music for the love of it , not just to sell out arenas or make money.

I’ve Been using Serato for years after seeing mix Master Mike and Roc Raida using it, I love the combination of the new technology like Loops , Cues and glitchy FX but still being on Technics SL1200. I usually do a couple of mixes a year and its a Honour to do this SeratoCast” X soundcloud/matthealien X @MatTheAlien

PreviousMat The Alien – “High As Hell”

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Nov 12

Freddie Gibbs – “Extradite” ft. Black Thought x Freddie Gibbs – “Packages”


Two new songs from Freddie Gibbs will make any given day a good day for me. Gangsta Gibbs is gearing up for the release of his upcoming new album Shadow Of A Doubt LP (November 20). “Extradite” features one of the best rappers to ever pick up a pen in Black Thought (The Roots), while “Packages” slaps you with a bass-heavy trap beat and D-Boy verses Gibbs and ManMan Savage.

“Extradite” f. Black Thought

“Packages” f. ManManSavage

PreviousFreddie Gibbs – “Fuckin’ Up The Count”

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Nov 12

Pusha T – Untouchable (Prod. Timbaland)


New banger from the now new president of G.O.O.D Music, Pusha T. ‘Untouchable’ features a classic Biggie sample produced by none other than Timbaland.

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Nov 11

Snak The Ripper – Triple Homicide


Snak The Ripper responds to Madchild’s Fatal Attraction with yet another diss track. Produced by C-Lance (ya don’t say?)

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