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Within the past 2-3 years Vancouver has emerged a lot of talented artists ranging from all sides of the musical spectrum but this year we’ve noticed a growth in sound and community. This list is simply Vancouver artists we believe you should keep an eye on in the new year with a handful of new generation artists plus ones that are re-branding themselves, check it out below!
Formerly from Vancouver now based in New York dance duo Bob Moses consisting of Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance got quite the attention from their debut album Days Gone By, their blues infused house sound will continue to impress without a doubt.
Rapper/producer Matt Brevner has been at it for quite some time now even branching out to directing music videos for the likes of French Montana among others. He’s been quietly working on his next project and we can expect big things on it, expect it sometime early 2016.
Originally from Barrie, Ontario Dave Fields has made drastic progression this year producing his own sound, delivering solid deep lyrical content plus collaboration with Vancity’s nicest JayKin on the way. With his debut album coming out in January we couldn’t be anymore excited for this guy.
Trio band DiRTY RADIO have grown past their great covers and this year have put out their own original work that did not disappoint along with some out standing collaborations. They’re currently on tour with Dragonette & Young Empires, we see these guys spreading their sound farther than Canada next year.
Formerly a band member of Said The Whale, Ekali has been one of the fastest growing producers from Vancouver this year having been sampled on Drake’s mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late along with some solid remixes for the likes of What So Not, Denzel Curry, Gallant among several others. We can’t wait to hear what he has in store for the new year.
With only having released three songs so far Harrison Brome has become quite the buzz on the internet, this 19 year old not only has crafted quite the sound but his visuals have backed up every single so far. We’re sure to hear a project release in 2016.
I M U R
Duo I M U R consisting of Jenny Lea & Mikey J Blige released their debut EP Slow Dive which was a lyrically raw electronic R&B ride that has us coming back for more. They’ll be releasing a single a month with their debut full length album out in spring 2016.
A long time Winnie favorite James Deen spread his joyful electronic sound this year participating in the Red Bull Bass Camp in Montreal and releasing the On Vacation EP, I Appreciate U plus several cute remixes. (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ
KAI SKY WALKER
Rapper Kai Sky Walker deleted all of his previous projects and videos this year and released a brand new vibe with “Tylenol” which was the first single from the upcoming album HollywoodNORTH, we’re sure the wait is going to be worth it.
DJ/producer Kempeh has stepped up his production through out the year along with opening for several big acts such as What So Not, Snakehips, Loudpvck among others. His SUMHER EP was a great concept project and latest remixes showcase a promising sound that we’re sure will grow in the new year.
Pop duo Mu consisting of Francesca Belcourt & Brittney Rand got quite the attention with their self titled debut EP, with their latest single “Debauchery” premiering on FADER they’ve got the right eyes on them. Look out for MU II out February 12th.
Producer Nick Wisdom put out a lot of great music this year including Potatohead People’s Big Luxury and production credits on Illa J’s latest album not to mention his own dance jams. We can only imagine what he has in store for the new year.
HW&W Recording artist Pomo released some of the best remixes this year ranging from Sam Smith, Tinashe, AlunaGeorge, Mark Ronson among others. If that wasn’t enough his style has landed on upcoming singer Anderson Paak’s debut album out in the new year, without a doubt it’ll be a promising year for Pomo.
With one of the most unique sounds out of this city Rook Milo has had our attention since his debut EP MMVIII, having released two tracks from his upcoming EP Airhead it sounds very promising.
Local rapper formerly in duo District 36 released his debut solo project See U In LA which has to be one of the finest rap projects to have come out of Vancouver last year. Not only does Seth produce his own music but delivers vulnerability tastefully, we’re sure a new project is on the way.
It was a big year for producer Sleepy Tom who’s constantly growing his fan base with solid collaborations, the pillow cast and even opening for Madonna. Even though he encourages naps… don’t sleep on him this new year.
Sam Lucia & Natura aka So Loki have grown quickly this year capturing a unique sound that is demonstrated well with the two singles they’ve released, their debut album SUPERMANIC is set to be released early new year.
Spotty Josif from duo Spot & Ess released his debut solo project Found Footage 87 which found him not only singing but ranging his sound from Rap, R&B to Pop. It’s easily one of the most diverse local rap projects to have come out this year.
From raw recordings on soundcloud to being the most recent signee to Atlanta’s Awful Records, Tommy Genesis has had a great year releasing her debut album Word Vision which received support from the likes of Noisey, Complex among others. With the album being a trilogy you can expect 2 and 3 in the new year.
Local Fools Gold producer Sleepy Tom teams up with Mad Decent jefe Diplo for one hell of a futuristic house anthem which was featured on Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World on BBC 1 Radio. Stream or purchase below plus Tom’s collaboration with Toronto’s Grandtheft.
Vancouver’s Sleepy Tom has had quite the success with his releases in the past two years, from his debut release The Currency EP in 2013 to his collaborative Jobless EP in 2014. It doesn’t seem Sleepy is holding back for any amount of time putting out a handful of bootlegs and remixes between and after his releases plus his Pillowcast series that he puts out every month. This new year we’re sure will be full of fun and exciting tracks from the Vancity native with “Pusher” being his first single of 2015 which features Australia’s Anna Lunoe on vocals. Stream or purchase the fresh new track and check out our little interview with Tom below!
1. We heard you once were the Fool’s Gold mascot for a Blueprint event before you were with them, how does it feel to go from that to being on the label?
Yeah, it was the hottest day of the year on this A-Trak boat party, and kids really like to take advantage of mascots. Was a tough day lol. I’ve been signed to FG for two and a half years now, but I still feel super geeked to be working with them!
2. How did the track come about with Anna?
Anna put out this song “Breathe” on Fool’s Gold & she and the label asked me to remix it. I think it was one of the easiest remixes I’ve done because her vocal parts were so rad. We just kept and touch and sent some demos back and forth. She wrote on the demo of Pusher back in July & just smashed it :)
4. What are your main influences?
Thanks a bunch to Sleepy Tom for his time!
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Sleepy Tom really did an amazing job on this remix, if you listen to the original track it mind boggles you how Sleepy came up with such an amazing remix. With the huge amount of trap songs being made recently it’s hard to find one that stands out or is good enough to play yourself… this track is one of the best i’ve heard so far from this “EDM Trap whatever you wanna call it” style. Stream and download the track below!
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Vancouver producers Sleepy Tom and Krusha have teamed up for the ultimate display of Vancity talent on this official remix of the single Voyager by Fur Trade. You can grab this massive jungle remix above, an 8bit remix, the radio edit and the original all in the Voyager Remix EP on iTunes.
Sleepy Tom’s debut EP The Currency was exactly what we all expected, fresh and exciting. His sounds are different from the rest but still delivers that strong electro noise with an extra… oomph! The FVDED team is doing a EP Release Party June 19th and honestly… it’s a must attend. RSVP to get on the guestlist HERE and stream or cop The Currency below!
Cop The Currency on Beatport HERE!
Posted by @Hernandizzle
Vancouver’s very own Sleepy Tom has been making quite the buzz lately, back in 2010 he was the Fools Gold mascot at A-Trak’s show and now he’s putting out his debut EP through Fools Gold Records. It’s quite amazing what you can achieve if you sit down and put your head to it, this EP is pure proof of that. From beginning to end the teaser gives you chills and makes you wanna get up and dance, every single track is pure quality electronic music. Congrats to Sleepy for the success and much love for what’s to come. Make sure you get The Currency which comes out May 28th, stream the teaser below!
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