Vancouver's I M U R has become synonymous with bass-heavy beat and sultry RnB vocals, and “is one of the raddest acts you’ll find out of Vancouver" (Earmilk). The electronic-r&b trio's eclectic mix of instrumental melodies and "slick hip-hop production" (Georgia Straight) transcends genre and "induces true goosebumps" (All Things Go). Recently, I M U R performed on the Bumbershoot Festival main stage, playing alongside acts like Flume, Solange and Odesza, was nominated for Electronic/Dance Artist of the year by the Western Canadian Music Awards and ranked #5 on Billboard's Global Viral Spotify Charts.
Jacob is from Angleton, Texas and has been performing professionally in Austin for 12 years. If you are what you eat Jacob is a tequila-flavored chorizo taco with cannabis sauce. His music landscapes inverted rhythms and melody with a soft delivery & sensitive lyrics that can be addicting to audiences.
Janette King is an alt-RnB artist, producer and DJ based in Montreal. Janette’s unique sound blends together soulful vocals, upbeat production style and honest lyrics to create a truly captivating listening experience.
Jayd Ink a Toronto R&B Recording Artist/ Songwriter released her first EP “Invitation Only” in 2015/headlined her first show in Toronto at Tattoo following the project. Jayd secured her first placement on the hit tv show “Power” with her song “Deep Under” on season 3, performed in Japan alongside DJ Whoo Kid & Kcamp and was named “Toronto Musicians to Watch in 2017” by NOW Magazine. Early 2018 she won Episode 5 of “The Launch" a new music tv show challenging participants to create a hit song in 48hrs created by music mogul Scott Borcheta. Her rendition of “Codes” - a pop song she recreated into an R&B/Reggae vibe reached #4 on iTunes R&B charts
JayWood is Jeremy Haywood-Smith from Winnipeg MB
Current live band members include: Sara Provencher, Ben Stokes, and Tyler Wagar.
What started as bedroom "sad jangle pop songs" just singing about how sad or miserable I was, things slowly started to change as time went on (both style and direction wise) into the more "psych funk" sound that is shown today! JayWood carries a unique sound that has been entirely self-taught, and manages to combine indie-pop with jazz chords and a psychedelic feel. His music is heart-felt and therapeutic at its core, but hosts a feel-good dance party at live performances.
"Electronic groove has shone brightly on JayWood, illuminating the multi-faceted sound with lightning bolts of funk, psych-rock and pop. Comfortable within these jumbled spaces, JayWood’s rhythm is ever-changing, but always consistently emerging triumphant!" - BIG FUN
Jeremy Dutcher is a classically trained operatic tenor and composer who blends his Wolastoq First Nation roots into his music. Dutcher’s debut album, Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, involves the rearrangement of 110-year-old recordings from his community. “…if you lose the language, you lose an entirely distinct way of experiencing the world.”
Jon Bryant is a true artist whose popularity within the international music industry keeps growing and certainly leaving a lasting impression with his unique musical style of haunting-ambient dream-pop and singer/songwriter roots. His forthcoming album "Cult Classic" releases early 2019.
Jon Mckiel plays vital guitar rock and bent-string lullabies, equal parts blister-forming-grit and punch-drunk-wistfulness, a system of love, both solo and with comrades-in-peace Jay Crocker (of Joyfultalk), Sean Dicey (Joyfultalk), and Aaron Mangle (of Cousins). Jon is an extraordinary and generous collaborator and an inspiration to the Atlantic Canadian independent music scene. His 4th album, Memorial Ten Count was released by You’ve Changed Records in 2017.
Born to the dying synthesized bells of the 80s and reincarnated from the velvet gentlemen of the 50s, Joseph of Mercury first debuted in 2017 with a self titled 6-song project. The crooner's melancholic, heart rending synth pop is a glorious slow burn that recalls a wide range of influences.
Juice Girls is an all-girl, five piece band; A combination of dreamy pop, upbeat rock songs, and bluesy harmonica solos that will pull you into a trance. From the Juice Bar to the stage, we'll make all your dreams come true ❤!
Justin Tokimitsu Nozuka (born September 29, 1988) is a Canadian-American singer and songwriter. His debut album Holly has been released in Europe, Canada, Japan and the United States. He has licensed the album to indie label Coalition Entertainment Records, distributed by Warner Music in Canada, Outcaste Records in the UK/EU distributed by EMI and Glassnote Records in the US distributed by Universal Music Group.
Kayo Guevarra was born and raised on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. Inspired by the likes of Bob Marley The Fugees Kardinal Offishall 2Pac and Jay-Z Kayo. Kayo turned his poetry to songs that “sugar with the medicine” approach to songwriting is the basis for what Kayo’s music.
Keonté Beals, multi-award winner, age 21, was born and raised in North Preston, N.S. Keonté began singing at the age of 7, grounded by his singing roots in Gospel choirs at Saint Thomas Baptist Church. He continues to bring forth incredible vocals, introducing a new sound to Halifax's Music Scene.
KP has been an A&R for about 22 years he started as a DJ for the group Parental Advisory and moved onto the record business by becoming one of “L.A.” Reid’s first hit men at LaFace Records. Today KP heads Pharrell’s creative collective i am OTHER.
Kxng Wooz is a lyrical powerhouse representing Halifax, Nova Scotia, but don't let his prowess on the microphone fool you - he's much more than a rapper. Heavily involved in the city's scene, Wooz has been a driving force behind his group Gentlemen Mafia (teamed with East Preston Heavy, MAJE), as well as the creator and facilitator of The RAW Cypher, and the three year old, annual U.N.I. (United Not Isolated) Festival which takes place in the heart of Metro Halifax.
Lesley Ann Foster a.k.a Lesley Ann Foster blends rhythm and percussion echoing from years spent living in Argentina Chile and Mexico blended with her love of R&B with U.K. dance music. Touring Canada the U.K. and South America L.A. is set to debut her new record in early 2019.
Their indie rock is wrought with gospel, soul and folk sensibilities and offers complex arrangements and a unique sonic depth. Crowned best local folk show by CULT MTL and the 2012 Montreal FRINGE Festival’s most outstanding group.
Sink into the drowsy guitars and blissful, washed-out textures of Winnipeg’s Living Hour. The band made up of dream-pop revivalists’ atmospheric and pillowy melodies are coloured by psychedelic accents and the enthralling coos of vocalist Sam Sarty. Brushed-Snare Beats, droning reverberations, and wobbly romanticism conjure up a tranquil and exploratory state of mind.
Lo-fi elements of indie rock combined with otherworldly atmospheres produced by spacey synthesizers, horns, and guitar. Their performances are characterized by driving grooves with sprawling shifts in dynamics that feature both subtle, ambient textures and massive walls of sound.
Hip hop artist Michael Alexander Jerome Earle, AKA MAJE, is on the come up. After a brief period of laying low, MAJE is back in full force. Having released his full-length album (Insert Flame Emojis Here), working on a laundry list of upcoming collaborations and projects and performing at a showcase slot at last year's OBEY Convention, 25-year-old MAJE wants to hit a balance between quality and quantity.