We are looking for local Vancouver Aboriginal / First Nations fashion designers who are interested in taking part in a fashion show in Blood Alley on Friday June 21st as part of the Day Of The Alive celebration.
Day Of The Alive is a street style festival which aims to merge local communities in various DTES locations for a day of celebration of life and culture.
This is an all ages FREE event.
Designers if selected would show their line, collection or designs, no more then 5 minutes long. Designers are responsible for providing models, hair and make up.
If you would like to learn more please respond with some information about yourself, some photos of your work and a brief statement as to what fashion and community means to you.
This is an awesome opportunity for designers young and old to expose their work and network with like minded individuals while contributing to the event and our community as a whole.
Vancity’s premiere rap duo Checkmate & Concise drop a switcharoo and bring the party to you! Follow them alongside Fizal Stars and P. Jericho to the Stackhouse for some grown up drankin. Shot by S.G.D.I.
Go get that Love & War already!
Shout out to Team Heartbreak always!
This week Canadian emcee Nostic links up with Maryland producer Chisom Uzosike to give y’all a soulful jam about overcoming life’s obstacles no matter what, with cuts by Chisom and features by Canadian affiliates NapzMeka (U.G.L.I) and Phakt, what sets us apart from everyone else is simple, attention to detail, this is mos definitely one of them joints you’ll have to rewind! Enjoy!
Download this new collaboration HERE!
Over the past several years most of you will have become aware of me via my DIY (’till I die) releases of instrumental hip hop beats. It was a great time we had wasn’t it? Every few months I’d excitedly release my latest creations for digital download (for free) and you would get some new tunes for your computer, phone or music player. However that was never really the entire plan I had in mind. Making music originally for me never started in front of a computer, it started with friends over ten years ago emulating our favorite rappers in friendly and often competitive freestyle sessions. Perhaps it is about time that I revisited my old haunts and shared that part of my creative life with you.
This album isn’t just a release of my instrumentals, but also a release of my cherished freestyle techniques, used with multiple takes to construct song. In the tradition of indie hip hop innovators like Sage Francis, Buck 65 and D-sisive this music brings a reflective, rich storytelling to my music.
Not only do I take you on songwriting trips to my local park in Park Bench and discuss my early fascination with hip hop in Origin Story, I also went further to explore how hip hop beats can be made. Using everything from traditional MPC style sampling, playing the keys via synths, scratching using a turntable and even smacking a set of electronic drums; I bring a clearly tactile sense to my music. Clearly building away from the point and click dominated environment we see today. I almost forgot to mention the lovely vocals from Angela Ingram on the second track Hello (YUM).
It has been a fanatical journey to create a selection of music with this much depth. It finally feels like a great release to finally have it released. However my work is far from done, there will be more exciting news coupled with this release in the future. For now, feel free to check out A Dirty Science in it’s entirety via both the Soundcloud and Bandcamp links below. If you want to heckle me, ask me a question or just say hello, use the social media/email. I’m easy gong.
Word up! Download the album HERE!
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Shine Nightclub, Cherchez & #BlueprintLIVE presents..
+ DJs CHERCHEZ x LECHANCE x RELLY RELS
PUNK x POST PUNK x MINIMAL ELECTRONICS Music Party in the Back with the WILD ZERO Bros.
& an OUTDOOR BBQ brought to you by WELCOME TO EAST VAN
364 Water St.
19+ w/ ID ONLY
$10 ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW AT http://blueprintevents.ca/events/92995/1317/NACHO-PICASSO—#LIVE—-SHINE-NIGHTCLUB-Shine-Nightclub.html
“stoned, and gangster as shit”
MAKE SURE if you want to
Become a fan:
Kerry Grant (the asset manager for AARTI Investments which now owns our building) came into the store today to tell us that our lease is being reinstated, and we’re NOT being EVICTED!
He specifically mentioned that they weren’t expecting such a fuss and were just looking to run a “nice place”. He also asked us to take the “IS BEING RENOVICTED” banner down… i wonder if our neighbors would like to borrow it now?
In any case, thank you for all your support! The online articles and outcry from the community has certainly helped, and the Spartacus collective deeply appreciates all the love we’ve been receiving since the bad news broke out.
Gentrification continues in the DTES and people are still being displaced, but our resistance has (temporarily) stalled these developers from having their way! Keep fighting capitalism, and hope to see you at our upcoming 40th anniversary celebrations!