Episode 37: The Halloween Episode

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Tune in to Part 1 of Episode 37: 

00:11-3:05 Monster Mash by Boris “B” Pickett

3:05-6:01 Back From The Dead by RiFF RAFF ft. Skepta

6:03- 9:38 Blessings by Chance the Rapper ft. Jamila Woods

9:40-13:09 Lost by Chance the Rapper ft. Noname Gypsy

13:20-15:00 HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! We chat about why Halloween is a lifestyle.

15:20-23:30 We went to Chance The Rapper‘s Vancouver tour stop for his “Colouring Book World Tour” and we chat about the broadway influences of his show, and Chance’s uplifting music.

23:45-28:00 They Cum They Go by Tommy Genesis

28:04-30:58 Classic by Jviden ft. K Forest

31:59-34:10 Devastated by Joey Bada$$

34:11-37:32 LIT by John Orpheus

Tune in to Part 2 of Episode 37: 

02:18-10:15 Halloween always creates some controversy, when people cross cultural boundaries, by borrowing from cultures for their costumes. We discuss what we believe is appropriation for costumes and what is cultural appreciation.

10:20-15:20 Is it possible to exploit your own culture? We chat about whether using your culture to get ahead is seen as exploitative in the same way as appropriation.

16:55-17:15 John Orpheus is a Toronto based artist, whose music makes a statement on pop culture, and our modern ideals in the West. He just released Goldchain Hennessey, a mixtape follow up to his last effort John Orpheus is Dead.

17:16-Toronto area artist Jviden also released some new music this past week. He dropped Pure, which features frequent collaborators like K.Forest and Ashton. The project feels deeply personal, as Jviden takes us through his life over the last few months.

Day 3 Osheaga artist highlight: Skepta

Skepta has a seen a banner year, since his album Konnichiwa was released in May. He’s been one of the most recognizable names in grime for nearly a decade, but the state side crossover of North America began to take shape when grime gained traction globally over the last two years. Co-signs from American rapper Kanye West and Drake exposed him to hip hop fans, and the masses were quick to accept Skepta into the fold as one of 2016’s most exciting rappers to watch.

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Skepta took the Green stage (Scene Verte)  on the last and hottest day of Osheaga weekend.  Skepta at Osheaga

Skepta performed of the tracks from his latest album Konnichiwa, which has resonated well globally.

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Skepta stayed true to his casual style in grey sweatpants and a white tee.

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Skepta’s show set off a party vibe, which perhaps was more suited to an evening slot, as the sun was still bearing down on Parc Jean-Drapeau, and fans definitely needed a cool down, after moshing along to his raps.

Episode 35: Exploring Osheaga, Canada’s coolest festival

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Tune in to part 1 of Episode 35: 

Tune in to part 2 of Episode 35: 

00:30-5:01 Talk Show Host by Radiohead

05:40 We were at music festivals most of the weekends in July. We started with FVDED in the Park, followed up with Pemberton Music Festival to see Kehlani, and at the end of the month, flew to Montreal for Osheaga Music and Arts Festival.

7:00-8:50 We discuss our thoughts on the location of  Osheaga, which takes place at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal, an island with views of the city centre of Montreal.

9:00-13:14 Brands have become such a huge part of the festival experience and at times it feels like you’re being accosted by marketers as you find your way between stages. We discuss the balance between art, commerce and music at Osheaga, and how brands like Virgin Mobile and Schick Hydro have found a way to make their marketing appealing to concert goers.

13:15-15:29 Osheaga makes art an integral part of the festival experience, and we discuss the various installations that we took in while at the festival.

16:56-20:11 Opera by Jazz Cartier

20:12-24:00 Girls, Women, Ladies by Clairmont the Second. Clairmont released Quest for Milk and Honey and it’s so powerful and timely and good.

24:09-28:24 Cawna Pt. 2 by Staasia Daniels. We pronounced Staasia incorrectly, it’s phonetically pronounced as Stay-Sia. She also just released a project titled Hidden Gems, a very smooth and sexy R&B effort.

30:03-35:10 We give our highlights from Day 1 of Osheaga, which included seeing The Underachievers, Flume and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

35:10-42:00 We recap Day 2 of the festival, and how familiarity kicks in, as you start to understand the layout of the land. We took in Kaytranada‘s set, as well as Best Coast and encountered our first scheduling conundrum between seeing Lana Del Rey and Future. We ended up seeing Lana Del Rey’s set and the Osheaga stage was a perfect fit for her, with fireworks going off during her dreamy performance.

43:15-51:12 Day 3 of Osheaga was definitely the hottest day of the festival. We were there midday for Skepta’s performance and then things cooled down for Grimes set. We were excited to see Disclosure but their set was cancelled due to travel and Radiohead took the stage early and enchanting fifty thousand people for over two hours.

52:21-55:50 Be Somebody by Clams Casino ft Asap Rocky and Lil B

56:10 A reminder that we’ve switched up our format to an extended once a month show. Our next show is scheduled for September 21st.

56:40 Duckwrth is gearing up to release his new project I’m Uugly and he released his new song Get Uugly and we love the video for it. It’s directed by Mancy Gant, and features Channel 3 doing the “Uugly dance” with Duckwrth. He’ll be in Vancouver on September 4th, as part of Anderson Paak and the “Free Nationals” tour.

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