LA-based Aussie artist, Lili Kendall | Interview [Heard It From Nas]

We had the chance to chat with LA-based Aussie girl, Lili Kendall who just dropped her killer new single Lifetimeyou can listen to here. Read on to learn more about Lili, her musical influences, and what she has planned for 2018!

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We know that you have just released your new single called ‘Lifetime’ that came out on December 1st. What was it like for you writing this song? What was the creative process/inspiration behind it?

It was produced by my good friend Dean (Deaneaux) Beresford, I wrote it when I first moved to LA in June. The song is about the chase that you and someone are on at the start of a relationship. The back and forth, and lust/want of each other. It’s also about being ride or die for that one person because you know that you have been lovers in previous lifetimes, and it is something worth fighting for.

What was the transition like for you from moving from Australia to Los Angeles? Did you move there to advance your career in music or was it a city you’ve always wanted to live in?

It still feels new for me, I definitely moved here for my music. LA is full of so many different individuals, I feel like there is more room to move, less boxes to be put in. Since moving here, and surrounding myself with so many other boss ass women in the music industry, I’ve definitely felt more able to grow and develop as a human and artist in my own direction. BUT, it is also a lot bigger pond, so if you aren’t prepared to work 3x harder than you originally thought you had to, you will be drowned out, because there are millions of singers and writers here and they are all constantly on their hustle.

Now that you’re living in LA, what do you find yourself doing in your spare time?

I still feel like a newbie foreigner, so I spend a lot of my spare time driving somewhere new, seeing more of California. I try to get out of LA when I can.

How has your music evolved since you first started singing and songwriting?

I started writing at about 12, just me and my guitar, super basic. Then when I got a little older, I started working with producers and writers, they were all a lot older than me. I think when you are 15-17 you are super susceptible to others influence and just want to fit into the box they give to you. So my music was heavily influenced by who I worked with. Now I have found a voice, trust in myself as a writer and vocalist and a new passion for music and my art. Right now my process is sitting with my producer while he makes the track, and just trying to write from the most honest place, I want each song to be a perspective of my mind in that present moment of writing it.

Who is your biggest musical inspiration? Who do you have a lot of respect for?

I have a lot of musical influences. Forever and always influenced by Amy Winehouse, Solange, Ms Lauryn Hill, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Etta James, Frank Ocean. Currently I’m super inspired by Jesse Reyez, SZA, Sabrina Claudio, EARTHGANG, Miguel, Nick Hackim, Raury. I’d say right now my most played album is probably Scum Fuck Flower Boy by Tyler, The Creator. I really admire and respect any artist that trusts themselves enough to push the boundaries and are focused on exceeding their own expectations as a creative, because that’s where the magic comes from.
What is one song that never gets old for you, no matter how many times you hear it?

American Boy – Estelle

What are your future plans for 2018?

Releasing more music, creating new music, putting together a band and playing shows, growing as a human and artist. I don’t have any expectations at this point.

Hitting a Home Run with WayHome 2017 [NAS MEDIA REVIEW]

Friday, July 28th – It’s festival season and one of the biggest overnighters; WayHome has come and gone but not forgotten. The weather was perfect with sun in the sky & clouds for shade from time to time.

Starting WayHome off on the Waybright stage were some cool rocking vibes by Gabrielle Shonk followed by Grace Mitchell. From 3pm to 4pm you could check out the rock duo Haerts or the soulful hip hop R&B vibes brought by Noname.

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At WayHome stage (main stage) you could catch your old favourite high school band, the alt-rock group Dashboard Confessional playing those crowd pleasing throwbacks such as “Vindicated” & “Belle of the Boulevard”. After Dashboard Confessionals the Constantines brought some cool tunes you immediately want on your play list such as “Young Lions” & “Our Age.”

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Also on the main stage, popular New York duo Phantogram came out in a cloud of smoke playing bangers such as “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” and “Running From the Cops.” Taking us back to some high school nostalgia again, Foster the People take over the Waybright stage. Lead vocalist Mark Foster came out looking like Danny Zuko from Grease with a tight black leather jacket and slick back hair. Playing those sweet Foster the People songs like “Pumped Up Kicks” and “Houdini.” Definitely getting the crowd excited and energetic for the rest of the evening.

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The next act, our personal favourite of the weekend, Cage the Elephant dominated the WayHome stage with their first live performance of their new release Unpeeled. A performance the audience will not forget anytime soon. One of the founding brothers Brad Shultz, walked off the stage, straight into the audience and started the show from the moshing crowd. Lead singer, Matt Shultz stormed the stage with energy and charisma that reminded you of the likes of Iggy Pop and Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones. Matt moved, shaked, and sang all around the stage, teasing the audience he was going to crowd surf from the speaker towering over them, which he inevitably did at the climax of the performance. The band played hits such as “Whole Wide World”, “Ain’t No Rest For the Wicked”, “Trouble”, “In One Ear”, “Spiderhead” and the list goes on. This show left you wide-awake wanting more!

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From the lively performance that CTE gave us, the Shins brought in a sobering calmness to the festival with their acoustic harmonies. After the Shins, the Day 1 headliner Flume lit up the WayHome stage with a cool set design of 3D LED cubes that would light and synchronize to the bass kicks. The lights and loud music would take over your senses of sight and hearing while losing control of your body. Flume kept the dancing nonstop with their hundred million view hits such as “Say It”, “Never Be Like You” and “Drop Game.”

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To keep the dancing going Justice brought out “D.A.N.C.E.” and the crowd went wild! They had a very smoky stage with cool lighting. To end day one off, the crazy Danny Brown brought his A game to the WayAway stage with his non stop flow. Rapping songs such as “Grown Up”, “Lost”, “Ain’t It Funny” and “Kool-Aid.”

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With day 1 coming to a close with tons of amazing performances and music it left you with enough energy to last the whole weekend!

Saturday, July 29 – With day two starting, the weather was a cloudless sunny day bringing joy to all the WayHome fans. The grounds opened to festival goers at 1PM and music started at 2PM, giving everyone ample time for nourishment from all the different food vendors for the full day of music ahead.

With a quick walk to the Waybright stage you could catch the sultry sounds of Charlotte Cardin with songs such as “Like It Doesn’t Hurt” &”Dirty Dirty”. Right after Cardin you could catch the high energy & good vibes that Flakes was sending out! With his unique producing style, he used an electric drum set to create each rhythm making it great to watch! He also brought out a friend Cheryl to help on some hits such as “Onward”.  Nas Media was fortunate to talk to Flakes after his performance and the interview can be seen here.

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Darcy’s takes the Waybright stage after a WayHome wedding! The couple decided that this beautiful day would be the day they wed and their first taste of live music, as a wedded couple, was the Darcy’s! This gave the band and crowd an extra bump of enjoyment & participation with a performance full of love and passion. The Darcy’s definitely delivered a special day for everyone!

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The British rock group Blossoms rocked out over at the WayAway stage playing some very cool old school British rock sounding songs such as “Charlemagne”, “Honey Sweet” & “Getaway.” After Blossoms, the free spirited Magic Giant perform taking the stage looking like a hippie troupe from Woodstock. The band was amazing moving from left to right of the stage and climbing into the audience while performing from the heart of the crowd. The band ended their set from the heart of the crowd, leaving the guests chanting for an encore from this incredible band.

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On the WayHome stage the heavy hitting hard rock duo Death From Above 1979 rocked out with some gnarly bass solos and some of the best drumming of the festival! The band definitely gained a few more fans after their performance “Trainwreck 1979” being the crowd favourite.

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After DFA79, we enjoy a few hours of hip-hop, starting with rap group THEY! The duo stormed the stage jumping onto the speakers, an arms length from the roaring crowd and performed their entire set from there! This made everyone go even crazier when “U-Rite” came on. At the WayHome stage the hugely popular rapper Schoolboy Q came out with his song “Gangsta” getting the crowd turnt and ready to party! He delivered hit after hit making the crowd go their craziest yet this weekend. Especially once he started “That Part” and covered Kendrick Lamars “Humble”, making it a show that you will be telling your friends about.

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Canadian hiphop artist Jazz Cartier followed Q and did not disappoint. Cartier came out as a ball of energy jumping up and down and showering the crowd with water from water bottles on stage. He kept the crowd hyped through the whole set with bangers like “Dead or Alive” and at the end of Cartier’s set he ran through the crowd to a poutine truck and then crowd surfed from the top, leaving everyone ready to exploded with excitement and joy.

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After those happily intense hours of hiphop, Vance Joy and Solange brought a cool calm sound over the festival. With Vance Joy on the WayHome stage and Solange on Waybright stage, you’d find enchanting sounds everywhere you go. Vance playing his soothing hits like “Riptide”, “Georgia” & “Mess is Mine” and Solange playing “Cranes in the Sky”, “Don’t Touch My Hair” & “Mad”.

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PUP is up next on the WayAway stage bringing back the hype with some great punk rock, getting the crowd to mosh and sing along to almost all of their songs. The top two favourites possibly being “Reservoir” & “DVP” with lead singer Stefan Babcock finishing the performance from high up on the stage scaffolding.

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The next performance is what a lot of WayHomies were waiting for… Imagine Dragons!! They started the set with their new hit single “Thunder.” After that they paused for a humbling moment to address recent tragic happenings at the Ariana Grande concert and other events. Reminding us how lucky we are to experience these nights and events in Canada. Followed by lead singer Dan Reynolds speech they started “Believer” and jumped into the front row of the crowd and did the song from there.  From that point on, the band did not stop giving 100% to their fans playing, “Sucker for Pain” and “Demons”. Performing like it was the last rock show ever!  It was a memorable once in a lifetime experience.

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Following up Imagine Dragons; Mura Masa on the WayAway stage brought some great dancing tracks to get you ready for Marshmello, who brought to town an unbelievable light show and tons of great mashups! Also ending the day off, Russ brought out some awesome hip hop tunes to get you moving. Especially to his song, “What They Want.” Russ even did a song acapella from the heart of the crowd. With day two coming to an end the excitement for Day Three was keeping everyone up.

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With Day Three starting, the sadness of Wayhome coming to an end begins to kick in, but the lineup for the day is too good to keep you down!

Sunday, July 30th – The music started off with Clairmont the Second on the WayBright stage, kick starting everyone’s day with some new hiphop tracks like “No Favors”. After Clairmont, the breezy sounds of Skott on the WayHome stage enchanted us with her songs like “Porcelain”, “Wolf” & “Mermaid”. The Drums were up next playing some great Indie Pop for the masses who heard favourites like “Lets Go Surfing”, “How It Ended” & “Money”.

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Next, the up and coming yet already hugely popular Rag’N’Bone Man starting his set off with “Skin”. Bringing tears to some of the audience with such a peaceful melody.  He then kept the joy coming with “Grace” and especially when he sang his hit single, “Human”.

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The mesmerizing sounds of bands Mitski and Hundred Waters could be found playing next. Both bands and their lead female vocalists created an euphoric experience. To top off theses great female leads, Banks came out wearing a black veil that was held by two pure red female dancers creating an Eye’s Wide Shut aesthetic. You could imagine being in some sort of a psychedelic movie.

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The iconic Charles Bradley was up next on the Waybright stage coming out with an aura that drew the entire festival to his stage. Playing unbelievable covers such as “Changes” which was originally performed by Black Sabbath. It was almost like he put you in a time machine with his performance, outfit, moves and vocals. Some of my favourites he played were “Stay Away” & “Heart of Gold”. Then at the end of the set Bradley tossed roses into the audience.

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Porter Robinson followed up Bradley by bringing some awesome dance tracks to get you moving and pumped up for Car Seat Headrest and Tegan & Sara. CSHR played a great folk rock set and he even wrote a song minutes before the set about Oro-Medonte (where WayHome is held) which was amazing! Later on, Tegan & Sara played a great set with so many hits with some being “North Shore”, “Closer” & “Where Does The Good Go.”

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Overall, WayHome does it again with an incredible weekend filled with so many fun memories and spectacular performances by artists worldwide. We are already counting down the days until WayHome next summer!

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Bud Light Dreams Festival 2017 [NAS MEDIA Review]

Friday, July 7 – The day that we have all been waiting for has finally come, Dreams Festival 2017! The festival doors opened at 4PM with a line up of excited fans waiting to enter back into the place where their hearts are stolen every year. The sun was shining down bright on all of the dreamers and they were ready to get their groove on. We headed over to the Dream House stage to watch DJ Hydee put everyone in the Drum and Bass mood. While Hydee was delivering all the DnB, Ryan Shepherd and Jamie Kidd were bringing over some great techno and house vibes to the Echo Beach and Waterfront Stage.

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As the day continued more and more great acts began to hit the stage, such as What So NotSteve AngelloThomas JackBaauer, and many more!

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When the evening began to hit, the clouds started to get darker and sounds of thunder were approaching. Unfortunately rain took over the area for about an hour and 45 minutes, and all stages had to shut down briefly while this weather warning took place. Guests began to find cover and everyone was allocated to the Budweiser Stage area to wait out the weather warning.

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Shortly after, the sun decided to make its entrance once again, and the music started right back up. A little rain won’t stop these dreamers!

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As the guests made their way back to the main area, the headlining acts took over the three stages, Loco Dice, Andy C, and Above and Beyond. Each stage held different sounds but nonetheless the hype and the fun was definitely present all throughout RBC Echo Beach. Day one closed off with fireworks in the sky, which left Dreamers counting down the hours until they can get their dancing shoes back on for day two.

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Saturday, July 8 – Day two is here, with the doors opening earlier at 2PM, Dreamers are already pumped and looking forward to the days activities. As Dreamers are entering the grounds, there are a bunch of different vendors, jumping castles, Bud Light Living stations and much more! There were also beautiful art installations on the hills where guests can lounge and hangout with their friends when they needed a little break from all the grooving. Now, let’s get to the music! Day two started off with openers such as Saad Ayub, Mark Oliver, House Yoga, and more!

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Toronto decided to bless us with some incredible weather and gave us blue skies and full shining sun throughout the day. Not a drop of rain was in sight, thank you 6ix God! We headed over to the Dream House stage where Infected Mushroom were playing their electronica beats, leaving the crowd raging and wanting more. If you’ve ever seen Infected Mushroom play live, you know what we’re talking about. They truly bring the energy to another level during their sets.

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We decided to make our way over to the Waterfront stage, where a completely different vibe took place throughout this area. The stage was covered with a variety of leaves representing a type of jungle/forest aesthetic. There was a little hill that guests could sit/lounge on while watching their favourite DJ’s perform in front of them.

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As we arrived to this stage, we were lucky to see the one and only DJ Hanzel (aka Dillon Francis) head onto the stage dressed in his German persona, wearing Ray Ban sunglasses and a buttoned up black dressed shirt.

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He brought all of the deep house vibes and literally left the fans screaming for more. There were signs that fans made of DJ Hanzel throughout the crowd and a lot of die hard fans ecstatic that DJ Hanzel made his first appearance in Toronto. [We’re definitely the lucky ones, here.]

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We grooved over to the Echo Beach stage where DVBBS was performing and without surprise, they already had the crowd going wild within just a few minutes of their set. CO2 cannons blasting and the heat of fire blazing out from the stage was more than enough to have fans even more ecstatic while listening to DVBBS big room house tunes. Watching DVBBS perform live is always a fun time because the energy they bring to the stage is always at level 100.

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As the evening hit, the headliners came through… MalaaMarkus Schulz, and Dillstradamus entered onto their stages. Malaa brought the dance and electronic music to the Waterfront stage where guests were packed side to side waiting to see the French producer. Moving on to the Dream House, Markus Schulz brought the trance vibes and had the Dream House tent full to capacity with fans raving to their favourite tunes from this German-American DJ.

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Last but not least, over at the Echo Beach stage was Dillstradamus, where two incredible DJ’s Dillon Francis and Flosstradamus paired together for an unimaginable trap/house set. It was the duos first time performing together as Dillstradamus in Toronto and boy, were we in for a treat. The main stage was packed with ravers chanting for their favourite trap and Moombahton DJ.

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Their entrance to the stage was unlike no other, with deep bass vibing through the speakers and lines of fire repeatedly covering the front of the stage, both of the DJ’s entering the stage separately on two risen platforms. As soon as they stepped up on the platforms the crowd went wild, the fire was still blazing throughout the stage and the trap beats began to come through.

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They were playing songs from hip hop artists such as Lil Uzi VertDrake, as well as some original songs by Dillon Francis and by Flosstradamus. The two DJ’s of the hour ended their set with fireworks in the sky and a lot of big thank you’s to their Toronto fans.

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Dreams Festival continues to show that year after year, the City of Toronto continues to stand out with their events and nightlife. This was only the first festival of the summer and there are still many more to come. We may be biased, but nobody holds a festival like our city does. Toronto ravers and fans will forever go hard for their favourite artists and our music scene is still stronger than ever. Thank you Dreams Festival for having Nas Media out once again and we are already looking forward to next year!

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For the full album of photos from Dreams Festival, click here.

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KELLY BADO TO PERFORM ON PARLIAMENT HILL JULY 1 AS PART OF CANADA 150

KELLY BADO

TO PERFORM ON PARLIAMENT HILL JULY 1st

AS PART OF CANADA’S 150th

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BILINGUAL SINGER-SONGWRITER TO PERFORM ALONGSIDE ALESSIA CARA, SERENA RYDER, WALK OFF THE EARTH AND MORE! 

NOMINATED FOR TWO 2017 BREAKOUT WEST AWARDS: FRANCOPHONE ARTIST OF THE YEAR AND WORLD MUSIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR

 

Toronto, ON – June 26, 2017 – Celebrate this Canada Day on Parliament Hill with Kelly Bado! The bilingual singer-songwriter will hit the Parliament Hill Stage at 8:30pm to celebrate Canada’s 150th along with Alessia Cara, Serena Ryder, Walk Off The Earth, and others, and will perform a medley with Kinnie Starr and Jean Cormier. 

Kelly Bado takes listeners on a beautiful journey with her songs. Discovering her musical and artistic passions at a young age, Kelly performed in local choirs in her native Côte d’Ivoire.  In 2007, Kelly ventured to Canada, where her love of music continued to flourish.

In early 2016, Kelly was one of three artists chosen by Manitoba Music to journey to Los Angeles to showcase for a selected group of music industry heavyweights.  LA-based Canadians, singer-songwriter producer, Andy Stochansky, and entertainment lawyer, Lisa Whynot, fell immediately in love with Kelly’s soulful voice and invited her to spend an afternoon in the studio with Stochansky and fellow LA-based Canadian, Grammy award winning songwriter-producer, Brian West.  The four have spent the last year developing Kelly’s unique talent and writing and recording songs for a new project, while Kelly continues to promote her French language EP, Entre Deux – a French and Spanish-language album with a mixture of sweetness and rhythm.

The EP has led to nominations for two awards at the 2017 Breakout West Awards: Francophone Artist of the Year and World Music Artist of the Year. Kelly will also be performing at the Awards’ Kick Off Concert on September 14th at the Myer Horowitz Theatre.  With lyrics inspired by love, hope and social equality, and a sound that marries pop with R&B/Soul, one cannot help but get swept away into Kelly’s magical voice!

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Canada Day Celebration

July 1 @ Parliament Hill stage

8:30pm

ROOKS MCCOY EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH [HEARD IT FROM NAS]

ROOKS MCCOY EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH

HEARD IT FROM NAS

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Rooks McCoy is back at it again and bringing more exclusive news to his fans. Last week he released his brand new music video for his single ‘With You’, directed by Nas Media. This week he has some brand new content out again for his fans to learn more about him and how he started his music career as well his influences and a little talk around his new album called the Sonny Boy Wonder LP.

Watch the full Heard It From Nas exclusive interview on Rooks McCoy below, directed and shot by Nas Media.

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Matthew Logan Vasquez hits Toronto during North American tour. [NAS MEDIA]

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Monday, May 1st, 2017 – What a perfect way to end the Monday blues by watching Matthew Logan Vasquez live at The Drake Hotel. Michael is currently on his North American Tour and graced Toronto this week with a great rock n roll performance.

The opening band, F. Scott & The Nighthawks are an ALT country band playing influences from both rock and country songs. The band had a lot of energy with several different solos by the lead guitarist and bass.  F. Scott & The Nighthawks are a large band with many different instruments coming together making an enjoyable country sound.

After a 15 minute set break Matthew Logan Vasquez and his band took stage starting the show off with some of his heavy hitting rock songs. Each member of this three piece band brought unique performances. The bassist was wearing a Canadian tuxedo and having a blast! Matthew had on a custom jacket that matched his calm cool performance style and the drummer didn’t hold back offering hit after hit.  When they performed one of their most popular songs, Red Fish, the whole crowd was singing along.

Both bands created a small hometown country bar atmosphere at The Drake and a break from the hectic city.

Check out a few of the photos taken by our photographer Harrison Haines below.

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SCORPIO MUSIC ANNOUNCES MAJOR INTERNATIONAL A&R DRIVE

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Two unknown producers could win the opportunity of a lifetime thanks to Scorpio Music, one of France’s biggest independent electronic music imprints.

https://wavo.me/scorpiomusic/a-r-talent-search-competition

The label that brought Love Symbol (Prince), the Village People, Martin Garrix, Hardwell and Deorro to France announces today a huge new international A&R drive to discover new, unsigned talent – and it could be you!

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Win, and you’ll have automatic access to a mammoth platform that will distribute your music to millions of fans worldwide – a move that could prove one of the biggest breaks in your career.

The brief from Scorpio is about as wide as it gets, the only stipulation being tracks must be between 120-135BPM. Other than that, it’s up to you what genre, what style and what production you use.

To enter, simply upload your track to https://wavo.me/scorpiomusic/a-r-talent-search-competition before May 12th, then share with fans and friends alike. The 10 most popular singles in terms of SoundCloud listens by the end of May will then go through to be judged by Scorpio Music’s A&R team in Paris.

First prize in the competition includes a two-single release contract on all digital stores and streaming platforms, global PR campaign from Scorpio Music’s official publicist Get In!, and song upload to the Scorpio Music YouTube channel with over 1 million subscribers. The runner up will receive the exact same prize but for a solo single release.

Over the space of 4 decades Scorpio Music has proven time and again to have their ear bang on the big money. It should come as no surprise to observers that their well-oiled A&R department is finally shifting its attention to larger waters flexing its significant muscle outside of France.

Full competition terms and conditions can be found at https://wavo.me/terms-of-service. Entrants must be over 18-years-old, or between 13-18-years-old with parental consent.

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Gucci Mane added to Flosstradamus’ HDYFEST 420

Gucci Mane added to Flosstradamus’ HDYFEST 420

April 20, 2017 at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado

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Featuring performances by Flosstradamus, Gucci Mane, What So Not
Gryffin and Branchez

 

Gucci Mane will join Flosstradamus at the annual HDYFEST this month at Red Rocks Ampitheater. After a sold out event last year, Flosstradamus is ready to celebrate yet another epic holiday alongside the famed rapped as well as What So Not, Gryffin, and Branchez.

 

HDYFEST has become the ultimate destination for the HDYNATION – a devout group of fans that have adopted a HDY-lifestyle cultivated by Flosstradamus and their music over the last decade. Colorado has become the new home for this annual event after its inception at Stubbs in Austin, TX on April 20, 2015.

 

Tickets to HDYFEST are available now at HDYFEST.com.

 

HDYFEST 2017
April 20, 2017
Red Rocks Ampitheater
Morrison, CO

 

Featuring performances from
Gucci Mane
Flosstradamus
What So Not
Gryffin
Branchez

Canadian Music Week adds a final round of programming including The Dandy Warhols, Yukon Blonde, Tasha the Amazon, Jess Moskaluke and more

CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK 2017 ADDS A FINAL ROUND OF PROGRAMMING INCLUDING THE DANDY WARHOLS, YUKON BLONDE, TASHA THE AMAZON, JESS MOSKALUKE, JAMES BARKER BAND AND MORE

BUNZ, COMPLEX CANADA, SIRIUSXM AND MORE ANNOUNCE SHOWCASES

With less than two weeks until the return of the 35th edition of Canadian Music Week (CMW), the festival is pleased to announce even more programming. Portland rockers The Dandy Warhols, Canadian indie darlings Yukon Blonde, Toronto producer Tasha the Amazon, Juno award winner Jess Moskaluke, country fan favourites James Barker Band and more join the previously announced line-up including Big Sean, Melissa Etheridge, and Wolf Parade. We figured it’s time to break down the can’t miss showcases for you, the homegrown talents, and exactly what your festival wristband will give you access to. The festival, spanning over six nights April 18-23 at venues all across the city, truly has something to offer everyone. The full schedule is now online here: https://cmw.net/music/schedule/

CMW is also pleased to host a number of showcases, with this year’s highlights including late night programming from BUNZ, Complex Canada presents Earl Sweatshirt, the SIRIUSXMHouse at The Great Hall, Exclaim! Presents at the Baby G, The Indies presented by Jim Beam with Indie88, KX Country and Boots & Hearts at Phoenix Concert Theatre,  as well as label presented shows from BUZZ Records, Dine Alone, Six Shooter, and Mint Records.  Lineup and venue information listed below.

This year, Canadian Music Week hosts a country spotlight on France, with a showcase presented by the Cultural Service of the Embassy of France in Canada , Institut Françaisand Bureauexport France at The Rivoli on Wednesday April 19 with featuring performances from Tété, Cleo T, Caspian Pool and other French exports.  The festival will also welcome thousands of delegates from around the world, with highlighted showcases from Italy andTaiwan. Further details on the international program at CMW 2017 can be found below.

BUNZ @ The Garrison
BUNZ and CMW present late night programming all week at The Garrison with DJ sets fromBad Channels, Cadence Weapon, and more! Trade your stuff all week long and stick around for a full night of BUNZ on Saturday night with performances from HSY, Teenanger, Beliefs, Weight, and Eyeballs.

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HSY w/Teenanger, Beliefs, Weight, and Eyeballs
Saturday April 22 @ The Garrison
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Complex Canada presents Earl Sweatshirt with Tasha the Amazon @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Don’t miss Earl Sweatshirt with Tasha the Amazon at The Phoenix Concert Theatre on Saturday April 22, presented by CMW and Complex Canada. These tickets are moving fast – grab yours while you can!

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Earl Sweatshirt w/ Tasha the Amazon
Saturday April 22 @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
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SIRIUSXM House @ The Great Hall
SIRIUSXM presents two stacked nights of programming at The Great Hall on Friday April 21 and Saturday April 22, with headline performances from Wolf Parade and High Valley, and Juno award winner Jess Moskaluke.

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Wolf Parade w/Chastity and The Velveteins
Friday April 21 @ The Great Hall
*SOLD OUT

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High Valley w/Jess Moskaluke and Madeline Merlo
Saturday April 22 @ The Great Hall
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BUZZ Records and Dine Alone @ Lee’s Palace and The Garrison
BUZZ Records and Dine Alone take on CMW 2017 with showcases across the city, with performances from The Dandy Warhols, Yukon Blonde, Weaves and more.

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BUZZ Records + Dine Alone
Greys w/Solids, New Swears, Sam Coffey & Iron Lungs, and No Bro
Friday April 21 @ The Garrison
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Dine Alone
The Dandy Warhols w/ Yukon Blonde, New Swears, Dead Heavens, Dune Rats
Friday April 21 @ Lee’s Palace

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BUZZ Records
Weaves w/Casper Skulls, Vallens, Twist, and PONY
Saturday April 22 @ Lee’s Palace
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Six Shooter Records @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Fresh off her Juno award win, Tanya Tagaq joins Whitehorse, Amelia Curran and NQ Arbuckle at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on Thursday April 20 presented by Six Shooter Records.

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Six Shooter Records
Whitehorse w/ Tanya Tagaq , Amelia Curan, and NQ Arbuckle
Thursday April 20 @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre
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Mint Records @ The Handlebar
Don’t miss New Fries when they join Faith Healer, Renny Wilson, Heaven For Real and Fountain for Mint Records’ Saturday night showcase at The Handlebar!

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Mint Records
New Fries w/ Faith Healer, Renny Wilson, Heaven For Real and Fountain
Saturday April 22 @ The Handlebar
All wristbands accepted, $5 on the door

The Hustle @ Revival
Up and comer K. Forest performs at The Hustle showcase as part of CMW 2017 at The Revival on Saturday April 22, joined by Tangina Stone, Yoko Gold, and Liza.

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K. Forest w/Tangina Stone, Yoko Gold, and Liza
Saturday April 22 @ The Revival
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Exclaim! @ The Baby G
Exclaim is bringing their annual CMW showcase to the Baby G for four nights of Canada’s best talent.

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Flasher w/Mimico, Monomyth, Nobro, and Smokes
Wednesday April 19 @ The Baby G
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Tim Darcy w/The Luyas, Charlotte Cornfield, Omhouse
Thursday April 20 @ The Baby G
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Duchess Says w/Hoan, Bike Thiefs, and Not Of
Friday April 21 @ The Baby G
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Freak Heat Waves w/Mr. Joy, Menace Beach, Betty + Oswald, and Lab Coast
Saturday April 22 @ The Baby G
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KX Country Hot Shots @ Phoenix Concert Theatre and Boots & Bourbon
KX Country presents two nights of non-stop country music! Drake White will take the stage onTuesday April 18 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre to celebrate the hotly anticipated Boots & Hearts Festival at Burl’s Creek this summer, and James Barker Band keep the party going at Boots & Bourbon on Friday April 21.

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Drake White and The Big Fire w/Alee, Andrew Hyatt, Kendra Kay, Kris Barclay
Tuesday April 18 @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
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James Barker Band, Dan Davidson, The Reklaws, and Dani Strong
Friday April 21 @ Boots & Bourbon
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International Program at CMW 2017

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Spotlight on France
Presented by Cultural service of the Embassy of France in Canada , Institut Français and Bureauexport France
Tété w/Theo Lawrence & The Hearts, Imany, Cleo T, and Caspian Pool
Wednesday April 19 @ The Rivoli
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Focus on Italy
Presented in collaboration with PUGLIA SOUNDS | MEDIMEX
Damien McFly w/Giungla, BIRTHH, Moustache Prawn, Denis The Night & The Panic Party, Bruno Belissimo, and Dizzyride
Thursday April 20 @ The Monarch Tavern
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Taiwan Beats
Presented by Taiwan Ministry of Culture & The Wall Music
P.C.B (Physics and Chemistry Brothers) w/Outlet Drift, and 88 Balaz
Thursday April 20 @ The Rivoli
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Hot Tickets
Charlotte Day Wilson and Wolf Parade have already sold out, but you can still purchase tickets to these can’t-miss shows. Get them while they’re hot!

iHeartRadio Fest w/Big Sean, MAGIC!, The Strumbellas and more
Friday April 21 @ Rebel
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Jim Beam Indies w/Indie88 featuring Hollerado, 54•40, Dan Mangan, The Wooden Sky, Repartee and The Nursery
Wednesday April 19 @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
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Melissa Etheridge
Saturday April 22 @ Danforth Music Hall
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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie *ALL AGES
Friday April 21 @ Danforth Music Hall
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Tasseomancy w/Yamantaka//Sonic Titan, Han Han, and Vanishing Hand
Wednesday April 19 @ The Garrison
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NeXT and POP Montreal @ CMW w/Caveboy, Bossie, Exit Someone, Good Kid, Tess Roby and LOLAA
Wednesday April 19 @ Silver Dollar Room
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NeXT @ CMW w/Japanese Breakfast
Thursday April 20 @ Silver Dollar Room
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Friday April 21 @ Silver Dollar Room
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Saturday April 22 @ Silver Dollar Room
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EXPLORER and EXPLORER+ Passes
We heard you – getting turned away at the door because a venue is at capacity or the allotted wristband holder spots have run out sucks. In 2017, CMW introduces the Explorer+ pass, which gives you priority access to all official venues and allows you to pick up advance tickets, subject to availability, for all Concert Series shows at the CMW box office at the Sheraton Hotel (123 Queen St. W). Explorer+ passes are available for $150CAD, and can be purchased here.

For the casual concertgoer, the regular Explorer pass gives you 6 days of access to all Club series venues (subject to capacity), and is on sale for just $75CAD here. Full list of Concert and Club series can be found below.

Concert Series Venues
Danforth Music Hall
Mod Club
Phoenix Concert Theatre
Rebel

Club Series Venues
Adelaide Hall
Baby G
Boots and Bourbon
Bovine Sex Club
Cameron House
CODA
Comfort Zone
Dakota Tavern
Drake Underground
Garrison
Great Hall
Horseshoe Tavern
Lee’s Palace
Longboat Hall
Painted Lady
Revival
Rivoli
Silver Dollar
Smiling Buddha
Supermarket
Velvet Underground

CMW TICKET INFO 

Festival Passes now on sale on cmw.net/music and Ticketweb.
Media Accreditation is now CLOSED.
All media enquiries please contact: kaitlyn@worklate.ca / 416.858.7440

ABOUT CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK

Now in its 35th year, Canadian Music Week is recognized as one of the premiere entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music. The Canadian Music Week festival spans 6 nights of performances, with hundreds of showcasing artists at more than 30 live music venues across downtown Toronto. All convention functions take place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto.

LINKS

http://cmw.net/music
https://twitter.com/CMW_Week
https://facebook.com/canadianmusicweek
https://instagram.com/canadianmusicweek
 

Miami Music Week 2017 Pool Parties: Nicole Moudaber, Eric Morillo, Pete Tong, Joris Voorn, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Marshmello & More!

MIAMI MUSIC WEEK 2017

POOL PARTIES: NICOLE MOUDABER,

ERIC MORILLO, PETE TONG, JORIS VOORN,

DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE,

MARSHMELLO & MORE!

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Whether you’re all about WMC, Ultra, or the pool-party scene, get in the mood for Miami Music Week (MMW) because it’s back and you won’t believe the events that are lined up for this year. The highly anticipated March break event that returns every year bigger and better than before! These events will be keeping the city lit from start to finish where people from all over the world attend MMW to spend all day and night on the beach until the break of dawn dancing to the sounds of world class international artists and DJ’s.

With Ultra Music Festival (UMF) closing the festivities of Miami Music Week (taking place on March 24-26) If you can’t make it to Ultra, don’t fret. There are all sorts of events happening that will be sure to get your groove on while partying at the best day parties and pool parties in America!

One of the biggest attractions of Miami Music Week are the dance music record label parties. With music ranging from deep house to dubstep and every genre in between, there are no shortage of fresh talent and new music being showcased every year.

No record label sends hair-raising, electrifying waves of emotion with rhythm and passion more than Anjunabeats. Founded by Jonathan “Jono” Grant and Paavo Siljamäki in 2000 and later joined by Tony McGuinness, the trio would band together to form Above & Beyond, one of progressive trance’s most heavily recognized groups. 2016’s edition was hosted at The Raleigh, with performances from Andrew Bayer, Genix, Grum, Ilan Bluestone, Jason Ross, Maor Levi and others. Be sure to “trance around the world” at this year’s rendition taking place at The Raleigh once again!

Nas Media will be in action at Miami Music Week and providing full coverage for these exciting events. Stay tuned and get your sun tan lotion ready because Miami is about to bring the heat!

See below for all of the event listings and ticket information.

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It’s about to get even hotter in the 305 when Miami Music Week hits the city between March 18-26, and there’s no better place to cool off than a MMW pool party at the Raleigh Miami Beach and National Hotel. A champion in modern sophistication, the Raleigh’s grand and curvaceous pool gives even the ocean a run for its moneyexcept unlike the ocean, the Raleigh has a luxurious pool bar. Dive in all week with appearances by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Marshmello, Nicole Moudaber, Chus & CeballosMark Knight, Boris and many more.

Just down the street, and blending classic elegance with chic design, is the National Hotel’s infinity pool. Measuring the longest in Miami, the pool is distinguished by its Art Deco motif and offers plenty of room for both dancing and taking a dip. Don’t miss Oscar GPete Tong, Joris VoornDavid Morales, HectorDennis Ferrer, Stacey Pullen, Cassie, Wally Lopez and more when theyquite literally—hit the decks for Miami Music Week. Finally, Eric Morillo & Friends close out the week onSunday March 26, also in celebration of his birthday!

Not to mention, both the Raleigh and the National Hotel are in partnership with MMW’s only VIP pass, the F*You Band. Skip both the line-up and the ticket booth at the following pool parties—plus a ton of other MMW-sponsored events—even if they’re sold-out.

SEE DETAILS FOR ALL-ACCESS F*YOU BAND

RaleighHotel.com

NationalHotel.com

THE RALEIGH MIAMI BEACH HOTEL
1775 COLLINS AVE, MIAMI BEACH

Wednesday, March 22: DJ Mag Poolside Sessions w/ Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Marshmello & Oliver Heldens

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Thursday, March 23: MoodDAY w/ Nicole Moudaber & Guests
Doors Open: 12:00PM-10:00PM
Tickets | Event Link

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Friday, March 24: Toolroom In Stereo Pool Party w/ Mark Knight & More
Doors Open: 12:00PM-10:00PM
Tickets | Event Link

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Saturday, March 25: 12th Annual Get Wet With Boris & Friends
Doors Open: 12:00PM-10:00PM
Tickets | Event Link

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Sunday, March 26: Anjunabeats Miami w/ Andrew Bayer b2b Ilan Bluestone & More
Doors Open: 12:00PM-10PM
Tickets | Event Link  

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THE NATIONAL HOTEL
1677 COLLINS AVENUE, MIAMI BEACH

Saturday, March 18: Made In Miami w/ Oscar G & Friends
Doors Open: 12:00PM-10:00PM
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Sunday, March 19: Wally Lopez & Friends! 
Doors Open: 12:00PM-10:00PM
Tickets | Event Link

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Tuesday, March 21: Kings of House NYC w/ David Morales & More
Doors Open: 12:00PM-10:00PM
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Thursday, March 23: All Gone Pete Tong w/ Pete Tong b2b Nic Fanciulli
Doors Open: 12:00PM-10:00PM
Tickets | Event Link  

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Friday, March 24: Vatos Locos: Hector, Stacey Pullen, Dennis Ferrer, Cassie and more…
Doors Open: 12:00PM-10:00PM
Tickets | Event Link

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Sunday, March 26: Eric Morillo & Friends [Birthday Pool Party]
Doors Open: 12:00PM-10:00PM
Tickets

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