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DJ MelBoogie

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Hailing from Toronto, DJ MelBoogie is one of the country’s best-known female DJs. She has 25 years of experience in radio as host and mixshow DJ. Her ability to engage the crowds has landed her top DJ awards and regular DJ residencies with Guess, Roots, Victoria’s Secret, and Ralph Lauren.

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DJ Shub

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Considered to be the Godfather of PowWowStep, DJ-producer Shub continues to pioneer a growing genre of electronic music. Born Dan General, Shub began his career with nationally-acclaimed electronic music trio A Tribe Called Red, performing across North American stages with some of the biggest recording artists in today’s industry and winning a Juno Award in 2014. His EP "PowWowStep" was a nominee in the Indigenous Music category at the 2018 Juno Awards. In 2017, his music video for ‘Indomitable’ (featuring Northern Cree Singers) was also nominated for a Much Music Video Award. 

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DJ Uncle Fester

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15 year Vet of the Halifax Hip-Hop scene DJ Uncle Fester is always creating. A founding member of the Backburner crew, Fes has worked on many award winning albums and with artists from all across North America. Recording, Engineering, Producing, DJing, Beat Making and touring with The Extremities are all ways in which Fes has spread his sound across the map. With all this work already put in and no signs of slowing down, Fes is feeling a little thirsty…so let's get #sippy

 
 

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Dog Day

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Since 2005's debut EP, Thank You, Dog Day has shown a singular ability to manifest excitement. A restful hibernation followed 2013's prophetically named Fade Out, and now the perennial Dog Day is sprouting again. Seth Smith, Nancy Urich, original returning drummer KC Spidle and brand new member Meg Yoshida have coalesced into a brand new doggy. Yoshida and Spidle play together in Bad Vibrations, Yoshida and Urich play together in Not You—this mix of comfort, friendship and Smith's meaningful pop songs is the musical equivalent of pulling out your spring jacket from storage and finding a crisp $20 in the pocket. With a brand new record on the way, Dog Day is emerging from a comfortable silence between friends with something captivating to say.

 
 

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Fat Tony

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As a first-generation Nigerian-American raised in his city’s historic Third Ward, heritage has always been important to Fat Tony. He became a key player in the Houston music scene as a young teen. Inspired by the independent spirits he looked up to—from the Ramones and the Germs to UGK and Slum Village—he began throwing shows at local venues and friends’ houses. He booked bands of all types from all over, hand-made flyers and mailed them to addresses nabbed from the student directory. Meanwhile, he toured regionally and earned a rep as a fierce performer, eventually racking up four consecutive annual “Best Underground Hip-Hop” awards from the Houston Press while studying communications at the University of Houston.

DISCOVER FAT TONY

  • From Third Ward, Houston.

  • He's won the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2013 Houston Press Music Awards' Best Underground Hip Hop award!

  • Fat Tony wrote his second album “Smart Ass Black Boy” in two days!

  • Houston just named July 28th "Fat Tony Day" in his honour.

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Gaelynn Lea

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When Gaelynn Lea won NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, her two decades as a hardworking and talented musician finally crystallized in a beautiful moment of national recognition. Since then, Gaelynn has played over 250 shows in 42 states and seven countries.

With her singular voice and deeply-affecting violin, she guides the listener through a journey that explores the contrasting nature of existence: dark and light, birth and death, anger and forgiveness, sorrow and joy.

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Georgian Bay

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Polaris prize nominated bilingual duo Georgian Bay features the soaring vocal harmonies of multi-instrumentalists Joëlle Westman and Kelly Lefaive. Fearlessly fusing elements of electronic, jazz and chamber music to their folk roots, Georgian Bay’s music explores the human experience through shadow and light, and celebrates the courage within.

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Ghettosocks

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Ghettosocks a true disciple of Golden-Era Rap music, as well as a multiple award-winning, JUNO Award nominated artist. Aside being noted as one of the top rappers in Canada (in The CBC’s Top 25 Greatest Canadian Rappers Ever), Socks is no stranger to touring (The US, Europe, Japan, Australia, and beyond), production or DJing. In addition to the numerous accolades, Socks gets heavy play - everywhere from online indie blogs, to CMJ charts (campus radio), to iTunes, to DJ Premier's "Live from HeadQCourterz" radio show. 

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Helena Deland

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Montréal’s Helena Deland writes songs that are a testimony of a given time or place, converting her memories to something that sounds, in a word, unforgettable. A myriad of influences filter in and out of her writing, from ’60’s Parisian pop to indie folk to fuzz rock.

discover helena deland

  • A relatively new Canadian artist having only released one EP & one four-part album.

  • Helena began writing in High School.

  • She describes her sound as "sincere pop."

  • She loves to read and is currently reading "The Portrait of Dorian Grey."