The beginning of another week means another 7 days of great musicians coming to Vancouver. Every artist you hear here, you can see too! Listen to this newest Do604 x Vancouver Is Awesome playlist to get the scoop.
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Kytami "The Jackal"
If a line exists between classical and electronic, between ancient and new age, synthetic and organic, Kytami has sliced them all using only a violin bow... but what more does she need? Apparently nothing at all, as Kytami has already been dubbed a 'music revolutionary' by Whats Up Magazine USA, a 'violinistextremist' here at home, and has been summoned to bring her violin thunder to audiences as far reaching as Taiwan, Dubai and Berlin. Through an alchemy of classical, fiddle styles fused with the heavy bass elements of Drum n Bass, Dubstep and Hip Hop, Kytami has managed to soar above the constraints of musical genre and labeling and today she is regularly dubbed Canada's most diverse and engaging fiddle player.
Good For Grapes "London Fog"
Good For Grapes is a Folk/Alternative band from Surrey, BC. Innovators of the 'Folk Stomp,' the national winners of both the Rogers urMusic Battle of the bands and Supernova's 'Band on the Run to the UK', Peak Performance Project Finalist, and Best Emerging Artist at Edmonton Folk Fest 2013.
Leon Bridges "Lisa Sawyer"
After finding his voice, 26-year-old Leon Bridges has completely immersed himself in soul. The Fort Worth, Texas native and Columbia Records artist released his debut album, ‘Coming Home,’ in June of 2015 to critical and public acclaim. "I'm not saying I can hold a candle to any soul musician from the '50s and '60s," Bridges says, "but I want to carry the torch."
Radiation City "Milky White"
Founded in 2009 amid the glow of one budding love affair, Radiation City quickly blossomed into a family, finding itself with a second couple and another multi-instrumentalist besides. The quintet's early live shows and debut LP The Hands That Take You quickly earned them a reputation as one of Portland, Oregon's most promising young acts. Since then, the band's expanding soundscape of new romanticism has drawn accolades from Rolling Stone, NPR, Time, and many more.
Jim Byrnes "Take Out Some Insurance On Me"
As a musician, Byrnes has won the Juno Award for Blues Album of the Year three times, for That River in 1996 and House of Refuge on Black Hen Music in 2007, and for "Everywhere West" in 2011. Byrnes was also honoured at the 2006 Maple Blues Awards, as Male Vocalist of the Year, and at the 2006 and 2009 Canadian Folk Music Awards.
The Ludvico Treatment "White Flag (Dido goes shoegaze)"
Daughter is an indie folk band from England. Fronted by North London native Elena Tonra, they were formed in 2010 after the addition of Swiss-born guitarist Igor Haefeli and drummer Remi Aguilella from France.
Northwest Division "My Youth"
Most successful music artists separate the worlds of work and play. Northwest Division prefers to smash both worlds together in a collision of epic proportions they call “rap better party harder”. This 4 man combo is more than a team, it’s a division, and judging by the momentum and buzz they have mustered in a short time, NWD is in a league of their own. Comprised of Vancouver rappers Junk and Hungry, beat boxer/DJ/hype-man Gboxx and rapper turned manager/promoter, Katch. NWD met in the underground of Van City’s budding hip hop scene. Junk and Hungry helped pioneer the new generation of battle rap in Vancouver, duking it out in the first battle of the first KOTD event in the city’s history. Shortly after battling each other, the two combined forces and teamed up to create NWD.
Zulu Panda "Not War"
This Will Destroy You "They Move On Tracks Of Never-Ending Light"
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU began in earnest during the mid-00's in San Marcos, TX. In many ways, the initial sound of the band was the logical destination point for four friends (Christopher Royal King, Jeremy Galindo, Raymond Brown, and Andrew Miller) that had been playing in a variety of bands together throughout their teens. In 2005, the group began writing and recording what was intended to be a simple 6-song documentation of where they were at musically. Externally, Brown had been accepted into medical school, King was working on high profile graphic design gigs, and the four genuinely thought that they'd be moving into other fields, ultimately requiring the dissolution of the band.
Dr.Seiz "Lle?vame (Original Mix)"