Jun 10

Spliff Breaks & BlueprintLIVE present: Ayetown – (Music Video Monthly)

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John Zee from Spliff Breaks interviews Ayetown as part of +Music Video Monthly+ at Fortune Sound Club.

Ayetown is an independent rapper and hip hop recording artist who originates from Victoria, B.C. but now calls Vancouver his home. Ayetown recently released his debut mixtape “Only The Fresh Survive” which is a mix of collaborations he has done over the last few years. Get to know what drives and inspires Ayetown to make music and how he fell in love with hip hop in this exclusive interview with spliffbreaks.com.   

To listen to Ayetown’s “O.T.F.S” mixtape, visit: soundcloud/ayet0wn/only-the-fresh-survive

Ayetown links: @ayet0wn X IG: @ayet0wn X FB: Ayetown X soundcloud/ayet0wnant

Artists & Musicians looking to inquire about our videos, filming opportunities, and/or to reserve a spot for an upcoming event, please email submissions to: spliffbreaks@gmail.com – You can also visit our MVM event page here..

Video shot / edited by: Ramshackle Pictures and co-presented by BlueprintLIVE and Fortune Sound.

PreviousSpliff Breaks & BlueprintLIVE present: Grossbuster (ft. MC Orilla & Dj Jetts) – (Music Video Monthly)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/spliff-breaks-presents-ayetown/

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 06

Sammi Morelli – “Everthing You Are” ft. Stevie Ross

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Sammi Morelli is a singer/song writer based out of Saint Catherine’s, Ontario who recently put out her new single titled “Everything You Are” featuring Vancouver rapper/singer Stevie Ross. Add this jazzy, up-tempo song to your summer playlist and get it now for free download.

Links@sammimorelli X facebook/sammileemorelli X soundcloud/sammimorelli

PreviousTom MacDonald – “2 Litre” ft. Brevner & Stevie Ross

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/sammi-morelli-everthing-you-are-ft-stevie-ross/

Jul 06

A-Trak crushes this routine of Jack Ü – “Beat Steady”

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A-Trak – artist, producer, Fool’s Gold boss and #RealDJing king – absolutely crushes this new turntable routine with his own take on Jack Ü’s (Skillex & Diplo) high-energy “Beats Knockin.” Crazy skills being flexed here.

Links@atrak X facebook/atrak X IG: atrak

Previous: Cam’ron & A-Trak— Dipsh*ts (video)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/a-trak-dj-routine-jack-u-beat-steady/

Jul 01

Buffy Sainte-Marie – “Working For The Government” (A Tribe Called Red remix)

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Happy Canada Day to everyone! As an appreciation on this celebratory day, A Tribe Called Red has gifted it’s fans with a free download of a remix they did of Buffy Sainte-Maries song Working For The Government. For those unaware, Sainte-Marie is a Canadian-American Cree singer-songwriter, musician, composer, visual artist, educator and social activist.

There’s no stream available for this song, but the remix can simply be downloaded and received by entering your email in the box below. If you’re using an iPhone or Android to download, you may run into some troubles. However using a laptop for this download should work fine. Enjoy!

Linksatribecalledred.com X facebook/atribecalledred X @atribecalledred

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/buffy-sainte-marie-working-for-the-government-atcr-remix/

Jun 30

Woodhead – Make Music Festival Vancouver & Recovery Room (DJ mixes – June 2015)


Quickly becoming my go-to DJ for the summer, Darren Woodhead, also just simply known to many as Woodhead, is a veteran on the Vancouver Electronica/House/Funk/Nu-Disco scene. Representing several crews and labels such as Homebreakin Records and East Van Digital, Woodhead is solid as oak when it comes to delivering tunes and selections that seem to go down as smoothly as a mixed cocktail on a hot, sweltering sunny day. Included in this post are two mixes that he recorded at recent gigs in Vancouver in the month of June.

If you’re looking to ring in your Canada Day celebrations early, you can catch Woodhead throwing down a set *tonight* at The Waldorf for their Legendary Long Weekend : Canada Day Crasher. Also if you’re planning on attending the Bass Coast festival next weekend (which I surely hope you are!), be sure to catch Woodhead spinning at the Slay Bay stage Friday July 10th at 3:30am.

Linkssoundcloud/woodhead X facebook/TheWoodhead X @DarrenWoodhead

Recorded on the The Sound Function Benevolent Crew stage at Make Music Vancouver (June 2015)

Woodhead at Recovery Room on Commerical Drive (June 22)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/woodhead-dj-mixes-june-2015/

Jun 25

A$AP Rocky – L$D (Stylust Beats Remix)

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Stylust Beats recently added his own take on A$AP Rocky‘s addictive song “L$D”. The remix finds Stylust adding more drums, high hats and trap bounce to the A$AP original.

Keep up to date on all things Stylust Beats, including tour dates and festivals he’s playing this summer at: stylustbeats.com

Previous: Bassnectar & Stylust Beats – Loco Ono (Remix)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/aap-rocky-ld-stylust-beats-remix/

Jun 25

The Naked And Famous – No Way (Bassnectar Remix)

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Bassnectar recently dropped a new remix where he takes the song “No Way” from The Naked and Famous and adds more of a rock, guitar-oriented twist to it. Bassnectar‘s Into The Sun will be released in just a short 5 days on June 30th. You can get this remix as well as 4 other tracks if you pre-order the album before its release.

Links: bassnectar.net X soundcloud/bassnectar X @bassnectar

Previous: Bassnectar & Jantsen – Lost In The Crowd ft. Zion I & Fashawn (LOCOJA Remix)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/the-naked-and-famous-no-way-bassnectar-remix/

Jun 23

Stream Thundercat’s ‘The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam’ LP


Stream the new, groovy banger from Thundercat “Them Changes” produced by FlyLo and then get yourself into his new project The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam, which dropped today in its entirety via Spotify.

The “mini-LP” boasts contributions from longtime collaborator Flying Lotus and jazz legend Herbie Hancock, and is said to take “listeners on six spiraling excursions to the outer limits of jazz-funk,” according to a press release. The Beyond/Where the Giants Roam marks Thundercat’s first solo release since 2013’s Apocalypse.

Links@Thundercat X brainfeedersite.com

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/stream-thundercats-the-beyondwhere-the-giants-roam-lp/

Jun 23

New’L – ‘Swollen’


Calgary’s New’L comes with a new joint titled “Swollen” off his upcoming album “Forever Yung” which will be released for free download Mid-July.

Links: @NewLBlazement X facebookNewL X soundcloud/newlblazement

PreviousDirty Harry – “I Do My Thing” ft. New’L & Fingaz

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/newl-swollen/

Jun 23

Joey Beams – ‘Third Eye High’

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“Third Eye High” is the first single from Vancouver’s Joey Beams upcoming album, DMT Dreams (dropping July 9th). Enlisting the help of English Beat-maker Relta, Beams spits high energy raps over a dark landscape of heavy drums and Lil Jon samples. Directed by Marvin Perez, this video is dripping with heavy, trippy visuals. 

Links: joeybeams.com X soundcloud/joeybeams X facebook/JoeyBeams

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/joey-beams-third-eye-high/

Jun 23

Stream Pete Rock’s New ‘PeteStrumentals 2′ LP


After nearly 15 years, the legendary Chocolate Boy Wonder aka Pete Rock has delivered the follow-up to his 2001 classic, PeteStrumentals.

Petestrumentals 2 conjures memories of BBQ cookouts and 70s Blaxploitation scores, rattling summer jeep cruises and blunted Jamaican vacations. There’s a gorgeous requiem to Dilla (“Dilla Bounce (R.I.P),” where the originator pays tribute to the prodigy. You see the full range of Rock’s gifts on display: the meticulously chopped horns, unquantized drums, and air raid sirens. It contains the emotion of a thousand eulogies.

No record can’t be resurrected. There’s no sub-genre or era that can’t be converted into Rock’s singular brand of soul. His music is the closest thing we’ll ever get to a time-traveling DeLorean, effortlessly shifting between past, present, and future.

For the last 20 years, hip-hop heads have argued over the best Pete Rock original productions and remixes. Is it “They Reminisce Over You” or the “Shut ‘Em Down Remix?” Do you prefer Soul Survivor or the first Petestrumentals, his work with INI or the UN? His catalogue can’t be compressed into a bio; you need a book.

This is the latest chapter—an even 20 slaps and rhythmic levitations. It’s Pete Rock at his best, accelerating and kicking cosmic slop, extending wishes, hope, love, gritty drums and eternal wonder.

Links: peterock.com X @PeteRock

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/stream-pete-rocks-new-petestrumentals-2-lp/

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