Time keeps ticking. People keep moving. Others are seen running.
But homie Dr. Mad is in no rush as he keeps things classic with the boom bap beats strictly for the timeless. Just another day in the city bumping to the Montreal beat.
It was great to see so many people come and hang out just for the sake of being all together.
This music biz may be tough and all us emcees and producers but when you got real friends to back you, suddenly life has more meaning. And at the end of the day what more can you ask except gratitude for the sun.
Peace and blessing to all ya'll!!!
Epic battle of Montreal's world beat champions giving it all they got at Théâtre Fairmount for Nuits d'Afrique's Grand Final Syli D'or.
The music and performances were pushed to such heights from groups Yamoussa Kora & Thousand Colors, Los Viejha and Akawui, they all deserve the love and recognition.
Congratulations Akawui for the winner and grand prize!
Had the pleasure of attending one classic evening of jazz and hip hop music with BUeLLER_TOUT'NOU and THe LYONZ at Studio VICTOR.
Witnessing such great talent, it makes me proud to be surrounded by amazing artists straight from Montreal.
A special thanks to Huile Records for making the night happen!
Had the pleasure of witnessing an amazing performance of Caltâr-Bateau's second album release of La Bavure Des Possesions at Cabaret Lion d'Or.
Seriously this band in my opinion is one of the coolest and most refreshing groups in the city. Such great music from such amazing people. I wish them all the best in their future projects!
Ah Shieeet!!! So much love!!!
A great joy and pleasure to hear such ancient music into a modern contemporary context.
A healing experience to say the least!
Keepin' that hip hop alive!
The good the bad and the totally nonsensical. Had the privilege of visiting Mr. Deraspe at the office and where all the craziness and inspiration comes from. Gotta say it was one hell of a destructive day!
Made my way to Honey Martin last Sunday to check out Illa J for a little intimate jam session of hip hop and some sweet soul music.
Also had some great vocals from FAWNA and guitar riffs with Atamone to give the jam just what it needed.
Check out it out every Sunday!
Chillin out with my cousin Jesse Mancini and jamming to some dope beats with the super talented and humble Illa J on a warm April evening.
Gotta say that his new album coming out in early fall is gonna be killer! See ya'll Sunday night at Honey Martin for some Dilla vibes.
Had the pleasure of being present for the recording of ILAM's next project at OBORO studios.
Gotta say that the whole team has really been putting in the work and the upcoming music sounds very promising!
Made my way to Quai des Brumes last week to chill out with some good friends and check out the rockin' Bolduc Tout Croche for an awesome night of good music.
Also had some good openers from Mon Doux Saigneur and Lewis Barlot to set the mood just right! Fun times!
Had the pleasure of seeing ILAM in the heart of Place des Arts for a beautiful and soul moving performance. The crowd couldn't contain themselves and literally had to get off their seat and dance!
Another dope jam session at Le Bleury-Bar à Vinyle for new round of Urban Science presents #LECYPHER. This time had the whole Pure Luck X crew showing up with some dope rhymes and cool threads. As always, the night was sick!
Met some of the members of Throw Poetry Collective at Chez Boris for a night mixed with insightful poets and hilarious local comedians ranging from the witty to the satirical.
The night was filled with good laughs and plenty of words for thought.
Thanks @Chris Masson and @Pilgrim Patrick for the awesome night!
Visiting MASSIVart's Anniversary party celebrating their 6 years of artist promotion and cultural influence in the Montreal scene.
Thanks so much for the fun party! Here's to another 6 years!
Made a little visit to Jack Saloon Vieux-Montreal to meet veteran blues duo Angel Forrest and Denis Coulombe for some heart warming music and some good times with friends.
Listening to them that night, no wonder they received the blues singer and song writer of the year award. Felt my heart melt at certain points.
The journey of life can sometimes lead to dark and uncertain places with periods of dark thoughts and deep reflection. Hanging out with up and coming music producer Raydon was filled with introspective talks and finding a way out of the cave of our own minds. Searching for the light.
Visited the Westmount Public Library with singer and song writer Emma June for a relaxing time of acoustic guitar on a sunny winter morning. The sun shining through the windows was just right for the perfect picture!
Week 14 at Bar a Vinyle for another week of #Le Cypher. This time hip hop band The Commission and veteran DJ Killa Jewelz came by to rock the night out for one of the illest jams ever! Seriously... it was really dope...for real.
Made my way to Concordia University to brainstorm some potential ideas with Liliana Argumedo and her colleagues.
Exploring forms and some silhouette lighting in the direction of fine art photography.
A work in progress. To be continued!
Another hip hop soul jam at Bleury Bar a Vinyle for week 13 of Le Cypher. The party just keeps rolling and the music keeps bumping on and on till the early morning.
Starting season 2 with some fresh new grooves and heart warming soul jams with Urban Science presents Le Cypher at Bar A Vinyle. The groove just keeps on moving!
From the shy girl to now all grown up, debut appearance of artist singer and songwriter DC Dame ready to get the ball rolling moving past her younger years of the shy wall flower and blooming into a full out diva! You better make way, uh huh!
he Fourth Quarter Crew saga continues! This time these upcoming DJ rocked the crowd at Club Ivy in a "secret location". Unexpected to bring the house down!
Made my way to Sporting Club to check out some real good music hosted by Saine Scène and Opulence Family last weekend. Insanely awesome beats provided by the who's who of the Montreal DJ circuit. Basement parties are the best! Damn it was hot! Keep sweatin'!
Got access to the first showcase of beautiful play Le Journal D'anne Frank at TNM - Théâtre du Nouveau Monde for the soundtrack release by Jorane.
First time playing the role of "paparazzi" lol. Sneaking some shots during the play like a photo ninja!
Back at it again for 2015. Bass Drive Wednesdays is on and in full force at Le Belmont. This time with veteran DJs Postive, Gnave and flying from way out west, Vanic. Make sure to check out next edition as the music just keeps on coming.
A journey though shapes and vibrations with music producer and sound scientist H.U.G. founder of On The Stick Records. Keeping an open mind to the possibilities of sound and its many faces flowing where the river takes us.
Starting 2015 on some real good music with duo GrandBuda and Noo-Bap at The Blue Dog Motel hosted my MOTO Made . The snow was thick and beats were deep, and the party was turnt' up!!!
The search for self can be lead to many uncertain routes and dark places. And sometimes we can lose ourselves in the process. Showing the devil in form can be a daunting task but it seems Emcee and philosopher David Baow is unafraid to show the dark side we all are unwilling to unmask. Outwitting the Devil.
Good old folk and some solid grooves with Anna Marie & Company for a relaxing evening at L'Escalier Montréal. Great to my cousin pull out his bass and set the mood for some good music.
Check them out!
Official photo shoot with artist, music producer and DJ Carlos aka Truwayz. Finding unbeaten paths and trekking the journey of the hero. Searching for utopia among the greatest of us.
Click Here for more about Truwayz' music.
Made my way last weekend to Divan Orange for some awesome music sprinkled with some Christmas cheer. Thanks to Festival MEG Montréal for the good night out!
Another awesome jam session last Thursday for Urban Science presents #LECYPHER at Le Belmont. Thanks to all the jammers, hip hoppers, and dancers who came out and made the event what it was. Bring your skills for the next one!
We can't do it without you guys!!!
Another awesome jam session last week at Le Belmont for the 7th Edition of Urban Science's Le Cypher.
Thanks to all the jammers who came out and brought their special sauce to the hip hop vibe!
Shooting a debut video clip with my man Hugo Signori of On The Stick Records. Super special thanks to Xavier Ménard-Carignan and Philémon Günter Crête of BoomBoom Prod for the "free" food and time outside of the city hustle and bustle!
There was art. There was music and the special effects were real psychedelic! Happy 7th anniversary Matthieu Thoer! The events keep coming and the Pink Cloud family keeps growing!
Good food, great grooves and awesome jams for the first edition of Urban Science presents LE CYPHER last Thursday at Le Belmont. Round two coming back again this coming Thursday. So bring your skills, your good vibes and let's keep this groove movin'!
Across the world through sound with CKUT FM at Inspecteur Épingle last Friday. From your everyday hip hop beats to African rhythms mixed with a little spice from India equals one hell of an awesome night!
A brief selection of pictures from some of the performances on Av De L' Esplanade Street Party organized by Ariel Ridgeway-Lemercier. Sorry guys..no band pictures this time...if it ain't sick you ain't seein' it!
Cool Chilling at Le Bleury-Bar à Vinyle for the 6th edition of LES BEATS. Classic tracks and rare joints on a rainy Saturday afternoon. Shout out to Aïsha Cariotte Vertus for the event. River Lance...battery died... sorry for no photos bro!