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 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/

Sep 12

HipHopVancouver (HHVtv) – Dizaster Interview (video)

Our homies over at HHVtv (hiphopvancouver.com) just dropped a new interview they did with none other than Dizaster! They discuss a range of topics including his upcoming battle with Cassidy, the Fresh Coast x FilmOn.com collaboration, Mike Jones vs. Bone Crusher, Drake, Eminem, Daylyt, Charron, Madchild, Pipe Bombs, Total Slaughter Season 2, the Vancouver KOTD Division and more!

Links: @hiphopvancouver

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/hiphopvancouver-hhvtv-dizaster-interview-video/

Sep 10

AHEE – Live In Joy (video)

Live in Joy is the debut music video for emerging LA electro-soul artist AHEE. Directed by Alexander Polinsky, this fantastical journey takes us to the stylized catacombs of a bleak and homogenized future where we meet AHEE in his un-realized self, locked in an unchanging pattern of mundane existence. Through a chance meeting with a beautiful and magical young woman he is taken to a alternate dimension where his old identity is stripped away.

AHEE stands for “A Human Expressing Experience” and is the project of Chris Adams, who has a unique take on music, taking a field recorder around the world for the last 9 years recording everything from water dripping in an well in Africa to a wheat plow in the Midwest to create his free-spirited electronic music.

The video should hit home with the transformative festival folks out there, especially those currently decompressing from Burning Man or just those who (like myself) understand the warm, welcoming glow that beloved acid raindrops can provide.

Linkssoundcloud.com/ahee X facebook/aheemusic

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/ahee-live-in-joy-video/

Sep 08

Aileron – Flight Risk (album stream)

Aileron is a hip hop trio based out of Vancouver that consists of members Eros, Ascend, and Aesthetic Deliverance (A.D.). Aileron has been on the rise quickly in the North American hip hop scene as they recently finished a month long U.S. tour with Zion I and Sol, and will be back on the road with Zion I hitting Canadian cities as they tour across this great country of ours this coming fall. They are touring to promote the release of their new album, “Flight Risk.”

Below I have included a stream of the new album which features ¡MAYDAY! (Wrekonize & Bernz), Zumbi of Zion I and Pep Love of Hieroglyphics. Also included are guest producers Amp live (Zion I), Rob The Viking (Swollen Members) and Gianni Cash (¡MAYDAY!) with Aesthetic Deliverance handling the majority bulk of the albums production credits.

This album is a positive, fresh breathe of air when it comes to hip hop. All members tackle such topics such as personal growth and development, health and well-being and focus on delivering thought-provoking lyrics and bars over crisp and detailed production. Stream album below and download for free HERE..

Links: soundcloud/aileronmusic X @AileronMusic X facebook/Aileronmusic 

PreviousAileron – Praise The Lord (prod. Rob The Viking)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/aileron-flight-risk-album-stream/

Sep 08

KAi Sky Walker – Dopeamine

KAI Sky Walker drops a new party style joint off his upcoming album New Mind Old Soul [chapter V] coming soon.. Beat produced by Astor. #CATO

Linkskaiskywalker.com X @therealKAi X soundcloud/kai-sky-walker

Previous: KAi Sky Walker – “Pay (For What)” RMX

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/kai-sky-walker-dopeamine/

Sep 05

Cool Shit Friday

Another Friday has come and the summer weather is still hitting us with that sunshine!  In case that nasty rain comes back you are gonna some cool shit to save the day.  This week I have all sorts of awesome thing like Anus Tattoo’s/ Mutant Spider Dog/ Bizarre Ghost towns and soo much more.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/cool-shit-friday-68/

Sep 05

Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me (ft. Kendrick Lamar)

FlyLo x K. Dot link up for the song ‘Never Catch Me’ which is taken from Flying Lotus’ album ‘You’re Dead!’ released via Warp Records October 6. For more info on Flying Lotus’s new album, visit: warp.net/flying-lotus

Links: @flyinglotus

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/flying-lotus-never-catch-me-ft-kendrick-lamar/

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