Jul 22

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

The theme this year for the 6th annual Bass Coast music festival is “Mutiny”. Bass Coast takes place every August 1-4th at the home of the previous Merritt Mountain Music Festival in the Nicola Valley, Merritt, BC. This year will be my first time attending the festival, but over the past several months I have been gradually feeling myself becoming accepted and welcomed by the open-arms community that is the “Bass Coast Project”. I’m excited to make the journey out to Merritt soon and discover all the creative arts that this culture boldly represents.

The theme “Mutiny” runs deep within the Bass Coast community and I wanted to find out what this theme represents to people and what should I expect going into it. How does one bring their “mutiny manifesto” to Bass Coast and how exactly are we currently challenging the status quo in our everyday lives? It’s questions like these that I wanted to ask before the festival takes place, so I teamed up with Nathan Skillen at RADTV and we ventured out to the Bass Coast: Mutiny Pre-Party at Open Studios in Vancouver.

We talk to the co-founders of Bass Coast, Liz Thomson and Andrea Graham and also chop it up with several of the people who make up the eclectic mix that is the Bass Coast community outside of Open Studios. That along with killer visuals from the show itself, we present to you.. Mutiny at Bass Coast? – Spliff Breaks x RADTV.

Links@SpliffBreaks X radradtv.com X basscoast.ca

PreviousBass Coast Festival Lineup 2014 

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/mutiny-at-bass-coast-spliff-breaks-x-radtv/

Jul 22

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

The homie LoKeynote recently put me on to a new project he’s been producing for and it’s sick! LoKey linked up with freshman rapper drxgs and lately they’ve been impressing fans with music that’s deep and psychedelic in nature, with the videos mirroring the feel and motif of the entire project to a T. Quarter Moon is offered as a free download on freedrxgs.com via Datpiff. If you’ve been feeling a want for something different out of your hip hop, drxgs and Lokeynote felt your pain and Quarter Moon may be the killer..

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/drxgs-quarter-moon/

Jul 18

Dizzy Wright performs @Fortune Sound – July. 24th (event/show)

Dizzy Wright (Las Vegas, NV) will be performing live and smoking on some of the heaviest OG indica strains he can get his hands on, when he touches down in Vancouver on Thursday, July 24th. Don’t miss Dizzy crushing the stage at Fortune Sound Club and bringing those positive, happy vibes and stoner anthems live in concert.  

LocationFortune Sound Club – Date: Thurs., July 24th/14

Opening support: Northwest Division, Dysfunqtional, J. West, Juvi Dizzle, Vicky Chand and Sailor Gerry

Tickets:  Red Cat, Zulu, Beat Street, and DIPT and online at: bplive.dizzywright

Event infofacebook/DizzyWright@FortuneSound

Linksbplive.ca X @DizzyWright X myfunkvolume.com

Dizzy Wright – The Flavor

Dizzy Wright – World Peace

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/dizzy-wright-performs-fortune-sound-july-24th-eventshow/

Jul 18

Dani and Lizzy – My Life (video)

Dani and Lizzy recently put out a video they made for their song “My Life“. Read what the twins had to say about the video below:

We wanted to make something for the fans, while we work on the finishing touches of our up coming album #WorkofHeart This video is a collection of recent travel and show footage. We shot and edited the video ourselves with the help of some friends. We chose to make a video to this song because it’s all about gratitude and appreciation. We are so grateful for our fans! Hope you enjoy it!

Linksdaniandlizzy.com X facebook/Daniandlizzymusic

Previous: Dani and Lizzy on Global TV Morning News

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/dani-and-lizzy-my-life-video/

Jul 18

Northwest Division – Those Eyes (video)

Northwest Division release another set of visuals to go along with their new album R.B.P.H (Rap Better Party Harder). This time they drop a video for the more mellow, toned down song “Those Eyes”, proving that even though these dudes will rap better and party harder than most, they still know how to get deep and spit that real, real. Hungry dedicates his verse to his son, while Junk reserves his bars for his own father.

Links@NWD604 X facebook/northwestdivision X soundcloud/northwestdivision

Previous: Northwest Division – “Burn Em” (video)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/northwest-division-those-eyes-video/

Jul 18

What Is PudsBrand? (video)

What is PudsBrand? Well, click play and find out for yourself.. I feel honored to be included in the long list of amazing names that are featured in this video. Definitely looking forward to working with my man Puds again soon!


Previous: Evan The Pirate w/ Dirty Animal (Live @ Awesome Island)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/what-is-pudsbrand-video/

Jul 15

Spliff Breaks at Wu-Tang Clan in Winnipeg (recap video)

Back on June 27th when the Wu-Tang Clan performed for the first time ever in Winnipeg, Manitoba, we sent Dutchie and Jon-C out for spliffbreaks.com to cover the show. They, along with Gritty Boy Media (grittyboymedia.com) headed out to the Burton Cummings theatre and got some trivia poppin’ off with a few Peg-City Wu fans.. they also bump into U-God and Inspectah Deck at the Pyramid Cabaret after hours.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have a few audio issues and some cam troubles during our night out. We had to go rogue inside the theatre cause they were trippin’ on the cameras and sometimes a purse is a dope place to stash a recorder… other times it isn’t.

Regardless we had a blast and it was an epic show and bumpin’ after party, s/o to Deck and U-God for stopping by and thanks to Timbre Concerts for the love..

@spliffbreaks X @Snoozeroony X @JONCHEATBAG

Previous: Wu-Tang Clan in Vancouver @The Orpheum (Pictures)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/spliff-breaks-at-wu-tang-clan-in-winnipeg-recap-video/

Jul 11

Cool Shit Friday


Another beautiful summer Friday has been bestowed upon us and with that I return the fav with another installment of Cool Shit Friday!  This week I have a mountain of Cool Shit to offer up, In Sync Kittens/Weed Delivery App/ Three Dimensional Goldfish and so much more!



Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/cool-shit-friday-63/

Jul 10

Spliff Breaks X Shambhala Music Festival Ticket Contest Winner…

spliffbreaks.com is proud to announce the winner of our 2014 Shambhala Music Festival ticket giveaway! This contest was created to bring awareness to the annual #hiphopshowcase that takes place during Shambhala on each Saturday afternoon during the festival at the Village Stage. To read out interview with coordinator/host of this years Hip Hop showcase Emotionz, click HERE..

We asked people to submit their stories describing their own most memorable moment of any previous Shambhala Hip Hop showcase or if they’ve never been to Shambhala before, to tell us why they thought hip hop is important/needed at Shambhala! We decided that the person with the most unique story that received the most likes/shares would win a ticket to this years 2014 Shambhala Music Festival

So many amazing, passionate, creative and honest stories came pouring in, but the one story that resonated with the people the most was that of Tim Feng (@fengbbx) whose Beatbox inspired story earned him a total of #26-likes.

Runners up:
Cassie Shazzam McLenna – #17-likes
Tyler Guryan – #16-likes

Thank you to everyone who participated, I love seeing how much the culture of hip hop lives inside each and every one of ya! I still hope to see all of  you at the Hip Hop showcase this year at Shambhala! #shambhalahiphopshowcase

John Zee – Twitter @spliffbreaks X Instagram: @spliffbreaks

You can read Tim Feng’s story below..

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/spliff-breaks-x-shambhala-music-festival-ticket-contest-winner/

Jul 09

The Victoria Ska Festival (Photos & Review)

Fishbone @Victoria Ska Fest - Photo c/o @Sean Behnsen

Photos and post-show review of the 15th annual Victoria, BC Ska Festival that took place at the Inner Harbor and various other venues from July 1st-5th are now up and can be viewed HERE..

Victoria Ska Fest celebrated it’s 15th anniversary this year in Victoria, BC. With headliners like Shaggy, Barrington Levy and Fishbone, it was guaranteed to be one for the record books. Ska and Reggae music continues to grow and expand across the planet, fusing with other genres like rock, punk, hip hop, jazz and more. Ska Fest is the most colourful festival to hit Victoria, not just in musical style and culture, but visibly through art and clothing….

(to see the full set of pictures and post-show review, visit: spliffbreaks/the-victoria-ska-festival)

Permanent link to this article: http://www.spliffbreaks.com/the-victoria-ska-festival-photos-review/

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