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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 atThe 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.
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 PrevailandNeph (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 Rippervs. 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.
In part 2 of our 3 part interview with Prevailand 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 nowvia 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
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.
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).
“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”
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 albumShadow Of A DoubtLP (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.