bizoid, October 19, 2014

NEW DAY by SoS

Random Pictures is proud to present our new music video for Vancouver’s own wordsmith SOS aka Sauce and the lead track from his new self titled EP, “New Day”.

Produced and directed by Random’s creative director, Stephen Gillis, “New Day” is a fun ode to the beloved television staple The Simpsons and the years of memories and characters it gave us as children and now adults.

While discussing various video ideas Sauce showed Stephen pictures from a Simpsons themed party he hosted years earlier and they decided to take on the challenge of making the first ever live action Simpsons inspired music video.

Featuring a cast filled with members of Vancouver’s thriving underground hip-hop community, keep your eyes peeled lyrical beasts you may know and which classic character they’re giving tribute to.

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bizoid, October 18, 2014

UPS AND DOWNS by Skulastic

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Skulastic, formally known as Sandra Choromanski, is a Canadian female MC & Producer hailing from Vancouver Island, BC. She has been making music since about 2009, has rocked over 200 shows all over Canada and Europe and has opened up for some of the biggest names in hip-hop. She combines real, raw and captivating lyricism with her own production that ranges from sample-based beats to complete originals. Her music and musical abilities proves her to be a true stand-out talent amongst today’s underground hip-hop artists.

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bizoid, October 3, 2014

SWITCHED ON | Madchild Behind The Scenes

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Madchild just wrapped up a run of sold-out shows with Swollen Members in Australia, but he will have no time to rest as his new album “Switched On” drops this week. To celebrate the release of his new album, Madchild has released a video blog discussing the making of his new album online HERE. Madchild will be touring in support of “Switched On” on the road with Insane Clown Posse, Mushroomhead, Da Mafia 6ix and Jellyroll, before heading out for a series of one-off Halloween shows with Necro in California and Immortal Technique in Colorado.

Madchild has refused to rest since becoming a solo artist. After many years of success with Swollen Members, Madchild branched out creatively to become a solo artist and was rewarded with the highest chart position of his career as “Dope Sick” debuted at #3 and his sophomore effort “Lawn Mower Man” debuted at #2 on the Canadian Billboard Top 200 and #7 on the US Heatseekers chart. Madchild wasted no time taking to the road on a sold-out Canadian tour alongside Tech N9ne, which he immediately followed-up with a 40-date headlining tour across the country performing to packed venues. He’s relentlessly toured for the past few years earning fans in every city on tours with La Coka Nostra, Tech N9NE, Redman, and others. Madchild capped off an amazing year with a Juno Award nomination for “Dope Sick” in the category of “Rap Recording of the Year”, as well as nominations for a Sirius XFM Indie Award and a Canadian Independent Music Award. With a new album and tour dates through the end of the year, 2014 is poised to be Madchild’s most successful year yet.

Machild’s “Switched On” is available with a limited edition t-shirt, ashtray, coffee mug, and signed 8×10 online HERE.

Madchild Tour Dates:
Sep 30 – Columbus, OH – Lifestyle Communities Pavilion
Oct 01 – Pittsburgh, PA – Xtaza Nightclub
Oct 03 – Beckley, WV – Beckley Convention Center
Oct 04 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
Oct 05 – Philadelphia, PA – The Electric Factory
Oct 08 – Fort Myers, FL – Harborside Event Center
Oct 10 – Biloxi, MS – Kress Live
Oct 11 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
Oct 12 – Oklahoma City, OK – Farmers Market
Oct 15 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Amphitheatre
Oct 16 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
Oct 18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Oct 20 – Magna, UT – The Great Saltair
Oct 21 – Denver, CO – National Western Complex Arena
Oct 23 – Bismarck, ND – Bismarck Civic Center
Oct 24 – Fargo, ND – Fargo Civic Center
Oct 25 – Saint Paul, MN – Myth Live Event Center
Oct 26 – Santa Ana, CA – Yost Theatre w/ Necro
Oct 27 – Minneapolis, MN – The Rave
Oct 28 – St Louis, IL – Pops Nightclub
Oct 31 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
Nov 14 – Denver, CO – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom w/ Immortal Technique
Nov 15 – Fort Collins, CO – AGGIE THEATRE w/ Immortal Technique
Nov 29 – Mexico City, Mexico – Salon Caribe

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NEW MIND | OLD SOUL V by KAi Sky Walker

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The fifth installment in KAi Sky Walker’s New Mind | Old Soul series is finally here! Dubbed “Glitch Bounce”, the 60 minute composition fuses electronic production and vibes with the fierce raps and flow that KAi is known for. Switching it up a bit and continuing with the electronic theme, the CATO team has decided to release the project as a single DJ mix, however a track listing with start and end times of each song has been provided for the benefits of the listener. With guest appearances from Matt Brevner, NuG & Fembot, as well as production and remixes of popular tracks by Drake, Hudson Mohawke & Mr. Carmack, New Mind | Old Soul : [Chapter V] is definitely not one to sleep on!

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bizoid, September 28, 2014

SINNER’S PRAYER by Matt Brevner

One of the most meticulous dudes in the industry. Here’s the new video shot by David McDonald and Jon Thomas.

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WALK ON WATER by Kool Keith x Rushden x Diamonds

Shout out to Kass and HHC for the hook-up. If you know Vancouver hip-hop, then you know MIchael Rushden and Lord Diamonds, regardless of your opinion.

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Two of Canada’s most innovative emcees, Lord Diamonds & Michael Rushden have recently been featured on their long time friend in rhyme, Kool Keith’s upcoming album entitled El Dorado Driven.

The album which is set to be released sometime in October also features hip-hop heavy weight Sadat X, DJ Weezl (formerly of Cadence Weapon) and serious production from the Vancouver based producer/emcee Teddy Bass.

Lord Diamonds & Michael Rushden are about to embark on a UK/European tour with Detroit hip-hop legends Slum Village. You can listen to the song below and stay tuned for a list of upcoming dates.

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bizoid, September 12, 2014

yako-na- /water rising/

Born and raised in Eastvan, Paul moved to Texas and is making a homecoming with a short film premiering at the VIFF. Peep it below!

From Paul:

I made this documentary film called “Yakona” – it’s my first feature – about a special river in Texas. The film is experimental and doesn’t have the traditional narration and relies exclusively on soundtrack and cinematography to tell the story of the river’s history and relationships with humans. I’m not sure if you are familiar with films such as Baraka or Samsara but it is stylistically similar. It’s actually considered the longest inhabited place by human beings in North America. We had our premiere at SXSW in Austin, Tx and have been touring the US winning multiple awards since. Vancouver is our international premiere.

Yakona Trailer 1 from Yakona on Vimeo.

More:

Yako­na, meaning “rising water” in a local Native American language, is a visual journey through the crystal clear waters of the San Marcos River and its headwaters at Spring Lake. This film takes the viewer from prehistoric times through the modern era on an impressionistic journey from the perspective of the river. While filming, many extraordinary changes occurred surrounding the springs and river, including the removal of the Aquarena Springs theme park, the restoration of Spring Lake and the uncovering of ancient human remains. We were there to capture these historic changes to the river.

We follow the river from source to sea, through the changing seasons, interpreting the river’s time and memory, and documenting this relationship between the natural world and man. Yakona speaks directly to the viewer with its beauty, appealing to humanity’s higher nature, and the viewer begins to understand this is a river that yearns to remain unchanged despite everything that is changing around it.

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