Winniecooper.net is excited to present two YUNG LEAN shows in Vancouver on July 18th. First an early ALL AGES show at Chapel Arts at 6:30pm w/ support by SAD BOYS and Jade Statues. Buy tickets here! Then a second show at Fortune Sound Club at 9pm, which is also Winniecooper’s anniversary party, featuring local acts: Cherchez, Christian Flores and Rook Milo. Get tickets for that show here!
Whether your going to one show or both you don’t want to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity. If your like myself and have been following Yung Lean then you known how special it’s going to be. Tickets are selling fast so get yours quick!
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Vancouver based TOUGH LOVERS are playing a show Thursday to kick off The PEAK Thursdays Concert Series at Library Square.
If you’re not familiar, this four piece band play catchy rock and roll with a distinct indie pop slant, and it’s really great to see live.
Cover is only 5 bucks, but arrive early cuz doors are at 9pm with the show at 10.
For details on the event and The PEAK Thursdays, CLICK HERE.
New Vancouver indie act Sprïng was birthed from the destruction of favourite local spazz-punk band the SSRIs. When I found out that the new project would be called “Sprïng,” I wondered if the band was determined to hide from people on the internet. I sat down to chat with the guys in Sprïng in the band’s kitchen and the boys assured me that if you manage to type the “ï” that the band is the only google search result–along with some World of Warcraft thing. Then they taught me how to type an “i” with an umlaut, among many other things. Listen to our chat!
Sprïng “Pastel” Why did the band choose this song to play during the show? You’ll have to listen to the interview!
The SSRIs “Rows” Here’s a track that will show this new band’s music roots.
the interview show is everywhere!
www.cjsf.ca (Vancouver, BC, Mondays 4:30-5pm PST and Wednesdays 12:30am PST)
www.ckdu.ca (Halifax, NS, Fridays 12:00-12:30am AST)
www.radiocfxu.ca (Campus Community Radio, Antigonish, NS, Fridays 11pm-12am AST)
www.cfru.ca (University of Guelph Radio, ON, Tuesdays 3pm EST)
www.umfm.com (Winnipeg’s Hit Free Radio, Fridays 6-6:30pm CST)
www.caperradio.com (Cape Breton University Radio, NS, Wednesdays 3-3:30pm AST)
www.localfm.ca (Campus Radio Saint John Inc., NB, Tuesdays 11:30am and Fridays 3:30pm AST)
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All y’all deep house lovers can’t miss out on this show. The American producer LE YOUTH will be playing at Fortune Sound Club on Monday, June 30th! As a part of the long weekend party performers, Wes James (Le Youth) is bringing in his very own Cali vibes and a European flair that will rock da house!
Tickets going for $17.50 at Highlife, Zulu, Red Cat, Beatstreet Records and online at http://bit.ly/1kP71xP
More info on the event page
Posted by @JuanMarFreile
This Friday night at Shine Nightclub there’s a special lil’ get together in the back room.
Also with Jimmy Edgar (Berlin | Ultramajic) in the main room, the vibes are plenty and your bases are covered.
Guestlist is available for this, please email with full names: winnie.cooper.guestlist @ gmail.com
See you at Shine!
New Blood Diamonds produced track that was originally intended for Rihanna.
I think i’ve listen to it 10 times in a row. Obvs new song of the summer / #1. Cowboy hats=v relevant
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We know how much you guys love to support & empower your very own Vancouver rappers. After contacting them via Fortune Sound Club, we managed to get a small interview with the rap collaboration Northwest Division who immediately agreed to share their love just for YOU:
1. NWD has experienced a lot of growth recently. With your first project released just in 2012, what do you think is what made NWD stand out?
Hungry – I think I would have to say if anything, our live set is where we really stand out the most. We have put countless hours into attempting to perfect, what I think is our own unique style of performance. If you have ever seen our set you will notice that we do a lot of back and forth, bar for bar, double time rhymes where we will literally need to know almost every word of every one of each others verses. To execute this successfully our timing has to be absolutely perfect. I know no other group in the city is rapping like that. I think if you are doing something original that no one else is doing, it’s definitely easier to get noticed.
2. You have defined NWD as a division that collides work & play to create an innovative spectrum of rap & hip-hop. Was this aggregate a planned, strategized combination? Or how did it come to be?
Junk – The work ethic was always there it was just a matter of syncing every individual to his particular niche. In the last two years we’ve all learned a lot from one another. Learning and accepting each other’s strengths and weaknesses has ultimately matured us as a group and in result has made us see the horizons of success. That being said we have learned to put in the effort but not to forget to enjoy ourselves while doing it because essentially, it’s the journey that is the most beautiful thing of all.
3. After opening & co-hosting nights with iconic rap figures such as People Under The Stair, Grieves & Ghostface Killah (amongst others), what do you consider to be a fundamental attribute for acknowledged rap music? Has this evolved over time?
Hungry – I feel like I am still a young hip-hop head so I might not be the best person to ask about it evolving over time haha. I would assume it has a little bit at least. I think the most fundamental quality for music I personally enjoy is authenticity. I can definitely appreciate ignorant shit as well, but my favorite is that real life true from the heart type shit. That’s just my personal preference though. I also think it’s super important to be able to make songs that the average person can relate to. I feel like being able to connect to your audience in that way is a special thing.
4. As of today, do you guys find inspiration in other rappers around the globe? Where do you get your inspiration from?
Hungry – We definitely find inspiration from other artists around the globe. People like Cyhi the Prynce, Rittz, Caskey, Big Krit. Sometimes we will hear a beat ENG or someone made and right away start thinking of concepts and be inspired to write. Also each other. When one of us finishes some crazy bars it can definitely spark the start of another verse. Seeing or playing a really good show can also be really inspiring. I’m sure after we finish touring this summer we will be very inspired to start our next project. I guess you could say we draw inspiration from our life experiences and the people around us.
5. Looking back at where NWD was two years ago, what/whom do you think is the person/thing that mostly contributed to your success?
Junk – It’s definitely not a single person or thing, it’s an accumulation of people and opportunities interconnected at the right moments. Although there are a few key contributing factors, one being Fortune Sound Club. That place probably helped and influenced our success the most in the last two years. Reasons being, the people. Starting from the managers to the busboys all supporting us and giving us the time for us to grow. I mean they give us the city’s best sound system and venue as our rehearsal room. Can’t ask for more. Fortune serves as the backbone to multiple successfully developing entities such as Fanfair, SJS, Timbre and also the group Bestie. There is also a wide but closely-knit range of people who help us be the well-oiled machine that we are becoming. It’s a giant family and everyone does their part. We love everybody there and really appreciate what they have done for us.
6. We all know NWD is releasing its new album “Stay Sharp” in August this year. What are your plans after this? Can your fans expect a potential tour being set up?
Junk – Stay Sharp is pretty self-explanatory; it’s a free digital mix tape that we will release in between albums. This way we don’t keep our fans salivating too long. Haha. The title is exactly what we are doing, we are staying sharp lyrically meanwhile remixing popular songs that we’ve been fans of. This project will also symbolize the integration of Gboxx in our recorded music. Won’t give away too much though. We are recording this mixtape as we speak. As for touring? We are headlining our Close To Home western Canadian tour, while bringing along NWD affiliates J.Dohe & DJ Bates. We are still booking shows for it so hopefully it gets bigger and expands as far as possible. To top everything off, we will be playing the world wide famous Shambhala Music Festival. 2014 has been very good to us.
Posted by: @JuanMarFreile