Sep 17

Tech N9ne & Krizz Kaliko in Vancouver @Commodore Ballroom (Pictures/Review)

Photo c/o: Asher Jones Photography

Photos and review of the Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko show from their Strangeulation Tour that took place at the Commodore Ballroom on Sept. 11th are now up and the entire picture set can be viewed HERE..

Photo c/o: Asher Jones Photography

“Last Thursday, September 11th, Tech N9ne brought his Strangeulation Tour through Western Canada and made an impactful visit yet again to Vancouver, BC. His performance was hosted at none other than the legendary Commodore Ballroom, one of my favorite venues to watch live shows at. Spliff Breaks was blessed enough to be granted the opportunity to link up with Tech N9ne a few hours prior to his show that night to conduct an interview with the self-proclaimed Michael Myers of Rap himself…”

(to see the full set of pictures and read the post-show review, visit: spliffbreaks.com/tech-n9ne-vancouver-commodore)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/tech-n9ne-krizz-kaliko-vancouver-commodore/

Sep 10

Spliff Breaks Interviews: LongWalkShortDock at Bass Coast 2014 (video)

Over the last few years, Dave King aka LongWalkShortDock has been emerging on the electronic music and festival scene as one of the most energetic and spazzed out live performers around. His music production is deeply rooted with influences of early eighties gritty video game melody’s and loops, metal and rock music and vintage analog synthesis. Along with his unique beats, also comes this spectacular, odd performance character that embodies head banging and balls-to-the-wall passion that ignites any stage he touches. His live shows often tend to have a particular theme and costume design that easily resonates with crowds and draws people in creating a rather theatrical live performance.

It was all these things that drew me to want to finally interview him and get some insight and perspective behind the man who is… LongWalkShortDock. That opportunity recently came at this summer’s Bass Coast music festival, which takes place annually every August 1-4th in Merritt, BC. The theme of this year’s Bass Coast was “Mutiny” and I thought that theme fit perfectly with who and what LWSD represents. He’s a pretty mutinous character and as is evident in the video below, he absolutely kills it at the Pirate main stage at Bass Coast living up to the mutiny theme wonderfully.

Interview presented by: @spliffbreaks x RADTV (youtube.com/RADTV)

Topics discussed: The meaning and influence behind his name, LWSD / his take on the ‘Mutiny” theme of Bass Coast / his memorable costume choices and the difficulty of performing in them / his live show and the energy he brings to his performances / head-banging injuries? / transitioning from traditional DJ to ecstatic live performer / his use of live visuals and lighting during his sets / creative aspirations and much more…

Links: longwalkshortdock.com X @LWSD9999 X basscoast.ca X @BassCoastProj  

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

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/spliff-breaks-interviews-longwalkshortdock-bass-coast-2014/

Sep 23

Keys N Krates – Understand Why

Keys N Krates (Toronto, ON) are at it again as they drop the second single from their forthcoming Every Nite EP. “Understand Why” combines loopy, pitched up 90s house vocals, knocking rap drums, epic synths, big bass, and haunting voices to form a certified head-nodding banger. The track elaborates on the Keys N Krates sound developed in tracks like “Treat Me Right” and “Dum Dee Dum,” which use morphed vocal samples and 808s to create tension-filled rap beats that are as anthemic as they are strange.

“Understand Why” is already picking up big support from the likes of Hudson Mohawke, Just Blaze and Salva, to name a few.

Linkssoundcloud/keysnkrates X @keysnkrates X keysnkrates.com

Previous: Keys N Krates – “Dum Dee Dum” (video)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/keys-n-krates-understand-why/

Sep 23

RiFF RAFF – Tip Toe Wing in My Jawwdinz (Andrew Luce Remix)

Sometimes its just necessary to get loose and trap the f*ck out.. Enjoy this dope trappy remix of RiFF RAFF’s Tip To Wing in My Jawwdinz done by 16 year old Bay Area producer Andrew Luce. Luce adds a fatter sub and a much catchier tempo to Riff’s original. Head over to Luce’s soundcloud page for a free download of this remix.. (spotted at: runthetrap)

Linkssoundcloud/andrewlucemusic X @AndrewLuceMusic X andrewlucemusic.com

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/riff-raff-tip-toe-wing-in-my-jawwdinz-andrew-luce-remix/

Sep 23

Hugo Kafumbi – Heart And Soul (Video) X Beauty Of A Queen (Audio)

Hugo Kafumbi is a rapper originally from the Congo, Africa but for the past several years he’s been been calling Vancouver home. Check out his video below for “Heart And Soul” below and then peep his Heart And Soul EP out now on iTunes.

Links@Hugokafumbi X instagram@hugokafumbi X soundcloud/hugokafumbi

Hugo Kafumbi – Beauty Of A Queen

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/hugo-kafumbi-heart-and-soul-video-x-beauty-of-a-queen-audio/

Sep 22

Moka Only – Inside My Heart

Really feeling the warmth off this new song/video from the OG Moke.. Inside My Heart is off his new album ‘Sex Money Moka’, out now on urbnet.com. Great vibes all around on this one and I’m digging the nod to Where The Wild Things Are author, Maurice Sendak. I used to love that book as a kid!

Links@MOKA_ONLY X mokaonly.net

Previous: Kyirim – Where I Live ft. Moka Only & DJ K-Rec Moka Only – Sex Money Moka (album stream)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/moka-only-inside-my-heart/

Sep 19

Cool Shit Friday

Check out all of the Hockey Coaches done as classic rap albums here: http://www.tsn.ca/bardown/Story.aspx?NHL%2bHead%2bCoaches%2bOn%2bClassic%2bRap%2bAlbums&id=461999

Another crazy festival weekend (Rifflandia fest) and another Friday that I couldn’t give you cool shit by the heaps but its back and with a ton of great links to help you click-away the spare time you have this weekend.  this week I have a few cool ocean articles/Minefield clearing rats/19 stoner questions and so much more in this weeks edition of Cool Shit Friday.

 

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/cool-shit-friday-69/

Sep 18

drxgs -The Weight Of Gold (Rebus Video)

Trippy visuals for the new video “The Weight Of Gold” (Rebus Video) by drxgs. Prod. by LoKeynote for Parallelogram Pictures. I’ve seen a few videos done by Lokeynote for drxgs and I still have no idea what drxgs looks like… well played.

re·bus – n. pl. re·bus·es – A representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols, often presented as a puzzle.

Links: facebook/freedrxgs X @freedrxgs X facebook/LoKeynote X @LoKeynote

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

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/15684/

Sep 18

Parallax – Strength

Something new from the London, UK reppin’ Parallax.. You may remember a ways back we showed the bloke some love on his dope joint, Hip Hop Philosophy.. now he’s back around again with another tough cut titled Strength that’s matched with a classic M.O.P sample on the hook. Beat produced by Fredo, Cuts by Sam Zircon.

Links@parallax_uk X soundcloud/parallaxofficial X facebook/ParallaxOfficial

PreviousParallax – “Hip Hop Philosophy” (Video)

 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/parallax-strength/

Sep 15

Run The Jewels – Oh My Darling Don’t Cry

Some new music from El-P and Killer Mike. This is a nice set up to tide us over as we wait for the duo’s upcoming sophomore album “Run The Jewels 2″, on Mass Appeal Records, that arrives on October 27th.

Linkstherealrunthejewels.com

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/run-the-jewels-oh-my-darling-dont-cry/

Sep 14

Childish Gambino – Sober

Childish Gambino is releasing his first ever Gangsta Grillz mixtape titled STN MTN/Kauai. It should be dropping in the coming weeks and “Sober,” is a track off the upcoming tape. Digging the vibes on this one..

Linkssoundcloud/childish-gambino X iamdonald.com

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/childish-gambino-sober/

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