Property is a three-piece angular-pop band from St. John's, Newfoundland. Made up of bass, drum machine, 2 guitars, and vocals, their sound has been described by the CBC as “edgy pop music with intricate musicality and thoughtful lyrics.” Property’s debut album, Privacy, was self-released on 12/17/17.
Quake Matthews is a hip-hop artist who first made a name for himself in the underground battle rap scene in his early teens. Harnessing the raw energy and competitive spirit found in that arena he was able to transcend into the multi-layered artist he is today.
Focused and fearless, Quiet Parade presents introspective, bleeding-heart folk-rock shrouded in a little fog. Building on a foundation of nostalgia and longing, the Halifax-based band carefully cultivates a combination of folk & pop influences (à la Wilco & Death Cab) to write songs that are as forward-looking melodically as they are lyrically wistful. Their latest, self-titled album presents winding guitar lines, fading choruses and insistent percussion that hooks the ear while the words go straight for the heart.
Hook-heavy, dancy, honest from-the-gut rock n' roll. Purveyors of Yarmouth transfat pop-rock, this is music for lovers - cheeseburger lovers.
Rayannah's voice rises in layers creating soundscapes from scratch. The Winnipeg-based bilingual artist bends noise into music by running voice, breath, synth and percussion through loop pedals. Underscored by intricate beat-making, her visceral lyrics in French and English offer a glimpse into her experiences both dark and sweet.
The Royal Foundry is an Electro-Alt-Pop band from Edmonton. Their latest album has gone on to have three top-30 Alt-Rock singles across Canada and gone on to win them the Canadian Songwriting Competition, John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Edmonton Music Award and been nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award.
27 year-old Sean Leon is a recording artist, visual artist, producer, director and entrepreneur who has his sights set on not only pushing the envelope but completely stylizing it to his liking.
Leon has four projects out to date: his debut mixtape ninelevenne, the tragedy (2013) narcissus, the drowning of ego (2014), I Think You've Gone Mad (2017) & Can't Come with Me This Time (2017). Textured with his experiences of love, fatherhood and loss all while navigating self, Leon is endlessly creating and is a gallery waiting to be seen, heard and experienced.
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- Sean Leon is the founder of IXXI: an initiative focused on delivering unique and creative experiences in music, visual and digital art, content and video.
- He has collaborated with HPX alums Harrison and Daniel Caesar.
- He's consistently described as a forward-thinking, ahead-of-his-time artist - "it's absurd that Sean Leon was left off of Pitchfork's list of "essential" post-Drake tracks, because half of the rappers in the city are currently imitating what he was doing last summer"
Sean-One is a Canadian HipHop veteran hailing from Fredericton, New Brunswick. In his extensive +15 year career, Sean has demonstrated his versatility as a remarkable producer, and proficient lyricist on dozens of quality releases with a ton of notable artists including Classified, Moka Only, Buck65, Jorun Bombay and many more. "Sean-One is one of Canada's best producers out! Don't Sleep" -Ghettosocks
Shevy Price is said to be one of the most influential underground artists to come out of the East Coast of Canada to date. She has opened for numerous artists such as Wu-Tang, Trina, Waka Flocka, Ghettosocks and more. Price is a 2x nominee with Music Nova Scotia for “Hip Hop Recording of the Year” and “African Nova Scotian Artist of the Year” and a 3x nominee with The Coasts #BOH17 for “Best Hip Hop Artist”, “Best Songwriter” and “Best MC”.
She has made appearances on albums such as Ghettosocks ‘For You Pretty Things’ (2013) and most current, Dean Brody’s ‘Beautiful Freakshow’ (2016), which she not only features on but co-wrote allowing her to become the first female rapper to perform at the Canadian Country Music Awards and gaining her first Gold record.
In between her multiple releases REPNT (2016), LUVLETTERS THE MIXTAPE (2014), BULLSHIT&CHATTER (2012), 18YRS6MNTHS (2012) and “Music is What Feelings Sound Like” (2011), Price is continuously working to improve her craft, build her performance resume and continuously connect with her supporters.
Skye Wallace is what happens when a classically trained singer with east coast roots discovers punk rock in their youth and writes music that makes you feel excited.
Since forming in 2016, Soap Opera has become one of atlantic Canada's premiere psych-rock groups. Between touring eastern Canada and opening for renowned Canadian acts like Wolf Parade and Sloan, they strive to create new sounds that push the boundaries of contemporary rock to the edge of vintage psychedelia.
The Sorority is the definition of solidarity. pHoenix Pagliacci, Keysha Freshh, Lex Leosis and Haviah Mighty found themselves at a cypher hosted by TeamBackPack in 2016 for International Women’s Day. Unknown to each other, the four took turns spitting over what would become one of the biggest cyphers of 2016. Noisey asked, “Have you ever heard someone rap so good you had to close your eyes and ask Our Lord Saviour what you did to deserve this?" Drawing the attention of Fader, Rap Season, Boi-1da.net, Noisey and many Canadian music publications, the four decided to form The Sorority.
Sorrey delivers an unapologetic reminder of how the heart pulses strongly during our fading romances. The Prince Edward Island-based band performs shoegazey dream pop featuring direct-to-the-heart lyricism that never loses conviction.
Starting out as four close friends wanting to stay close through jamming Sportsfan has blossomed into a band with power-pop songs fit for a sold-out stadium. They may not actually like sports but each member is a superstar batting one home run after another.
Steven Lambke is a poet of strange voice. He sings an unexpected tune. There are many ways to listen and many ways to speak. A worker and collaborator in independent culture, spinning round and round.
T. Thomason is 23 with 10 years in the music industry under his belt. He has shared stages with Gord Downie, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Collective Soul, to name a few. T.'s music mixes his passion for storytelling with indie pop leaning production, and raw, emotional, rock n roll performances.
Legendary Canadian rapper Tachichi (Low Pressure, Goodnight Musics, LEN) has been steadily putting in work perfecting his lyrical craft and dazzling crowds across Canada for the past two decades. Featured in VICE and THE SOURCE Magazines, T has been widely praised for his incredible abilities and has been claimed as “DJ Skratch Bastid’s favourite rapper.” Recently, Tachichi has been focussing on building a new Canada-wide supergroup called SIPSET which includes Ghettosocks, Aquakultre (CBC Searchlight 2018 Winner), MAJE (Viola Desmond Writer’s Award Winner), Nilla (Hamilton Music Award Winner), and many more Canadian heavyweight artists.
Tallies (formerly known as Thrifty Kids,) is a 4-piece indie pop band from Toronto, Ontario. With strong influences of The Smiths, Cocteau Twins and The Sundays.
Thrillah is easily the most buzzed-about artist in Halifax’s thriving hip-hop scene. Thrillah's music is deeply on point musing about his bright future whilst paying homage to the Church Gang crew and his NS roots Thanks to versatile energetic artists like Thrillah Halifax is seeing a new wave of rap.
Trails is Allie O'Manique a young prolific songwriter from Ottawa Canada who weaves reverb-laden guitars through layers of smoky alto vocals. Trails’ live performances draw the room into a psychedelic haze looping vocals and guitars while channeling artists such as Mazzy Star and Beach House.