Posts Tagged ‘Funk’
Pomo is a Canadian multi-instrumentalist and producer living in Montreal, QC, Canada. Growing up in Port Moody, BC, he matured through the Vancouver music scene, introducing himself to various elements of music. After moving eastward in 2012, Pomo has hit his stride in the electronic dance music market, joining the likes of Kaytranada, Ta-Ku, and Stwo on the HW&W roster. Drawing from various influences, Pomo makes an effort to distance himself from genre-defining elements while approaching his music from an organic and raw songwriting perspective. Using elements from hip hop, electronic, and 70s/80s funk, the multifaceted producer likes to draw people in with the malleable dynamics of his music, something that attracts himself to artists like J Dilla, Prince, Disclosure, and the emerging EDM scene as a whole. After being featured in Kaytranda’s live set and receiving nods from the likes of Disclosure, Bondax and Gramatik, Pomo has broken into the international market, receiving recognition from media outlets like Vice’s Noisey, THUMP, Earmilk, Soulection Radio, 22 Tracks and many more. Now, growing on his Canadian electronic music notoriety, Pomo is preparing to expand his presence by bringing his live show overseas, making appearances through Europe, North & South America and Australia. Pomo will be returning to Fortune Sound Club June 26th with locals Yurie, Cherchez & Winnie’s JSPH getting things started. You can purchase tickets at Red Cat Records, Beat Street Records, Zulu Records or online here BUT we’re giving away a pair of tickets and all you have to do is email us at email@example.com with “POMO” in the subject line and your first and last name in the body, winner will be contacted by Friday (June 26th). Stream some of his tracks below and good luck!
Icterine (XXYYXX’s side project) releases his first track remixing Allie X‘s pop track “Tumor” and gives it a funky remix that definitely gives the song a refreshing take on it’s catchy vibe, stream below!
Montreal/ Fool’s Gold Records artist Shash’u will be doing his Vancouver debut this Friday at Fortune Sound Club for Happy Ending Fridays with locals Jolin Ras & Winnie’s own Christian Flores getting things started. Shash’U is a Montreal producer, DJ and songwriter who has been active for the past ten years and has been associated with Piu Piu, the electro-beat movement. The artist, of Haitian descent, has a long track record as a DJ for street dance battles. Shash’U has worked in the world of Hip-Hop, Pop and Electro Acoustics with an array of international artists such as James Di Salvio, Youssoupha (Fr), Kutmah (UK), Gage (Fr), Kaytranada (MTL) and Gilles Peterson (UK). His EP and remixes available online, have earned him international recognition and invitations to some of the greatest DJ gatherings and festivals, including Boiler Room, Low End Theory, Piknik Electronic, Hit + Run and Igloofest. Shash’U describes his style as PWRFNK (Power Funk), a genre he made popular through the distinct character of his drums, the ubiquity of his bass and his melodies influenced by 70´s-80´s funk revisited with an urban / vintage-hip-hop /street beat flavour. You can purchase tickets online here and if you’re feeling lucky we’re giving away 2 pairs of tickets to the show and all you have to do is email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “SHASHU” in the subject line and your first and last name in the body, check out some of his work below and good luck!
The Canadian prince of disco grooves Cyclist is back today with this acid-tinged funk flip of Vancouver’s Neighbour, featuring Piper Davis on vocals. One of the heaviest hitting mid-tempo burners we’ve heard at Winnie in a minute, be sure to check out his excellent summertime flips of Rogue Vogue and Anoraak.
London’s Tom Misch remixes Sugarhill Gang’s infamous track “Rappers Delight” and gives it his own musical twist not taking too far from the original sound but definitely giving it a refreshing take, stream or download above!
Vancity’s own Jolin Ras from the Ulterior Motif crew hooked up with Nine. for an exclusive all originals mix that will sway you through so many different vibes including Hip Hop, Soul, Jazz, Reggae and more. Stream or download the mix above and make sure to check out the interview here!
Montreal’s Kaytranada gives T.I.’s single “About The Money” from his ninth album Paper Work a funky remix, stream above!
One of the main reasons for this website is to see local artists grow and succeed in their craft, we first shared Pomo‘s work because Kaytranada gave us a taste of his first songs after the first couple of times he played in Vancouver. Since then Pomo has signed with HW&W along with great label mates like Kaytranada, Stwo, Sweater Beats, Ta-Ku among several others. If you didn’t know Pomo is short for Port Moody which is where he’s from, now he’s located in Montreal where it seems to be the Canadian beat music mecca. David Pimentel aka Pomo draws from several different genres and influences bending elements of Hip-Hop, Electronic and Funk into his own solid sound that stands on it’s own. For Pomo’s recent release of his debut EP The Other Day he’s back in his home town and having the release party at Fortune Sound Club this Friday! Not only are we getting Pomo but New York’s Saint Pepsi will be co-headlining as well along with locals Sadgirl, Kalibo & Cam Jennings. Purchase tickets online here OR if you’re feeling lucky we’re giving away one pair of tickets to one lucky winner and all you have to do is email us at email@example.com with “POMO” in the subject line, winner will be announced this Friday! Make sure to listen to The Other Day below and click here or on the picture above for more info on the event.