We hope 2014 was as fantastic for you guys as it was for us. And if it wasn't for y'all - from the bloggers and media showing love online, in print and on TV; to the radio and club DJs supporting our music, helping it chart and spreading the word arond the globe; to our artist homies who rolled with us on tour and schooled us proper; to the promoters who believed in us and put us on the huge shows continually; to the supporters who copped the music, merch and tickets - none of this would have been possible. So we'd truly like to thank you all - your love and support for our dreams mean more than you could possibly know.
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Big tings. Next Wednesday September 24th, Cee and Notion open for the Australian MCs who essentially single handedly kickstarted the local scene - Hilltop Hoods! The boys are stoked to have the opportunity so if you're in Montreal, get down to Cabaret Underworld EARLY SON. Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm sharp! Evenko don't play.
I ain't even blogged about this yet, but we got another supergroup on our hands. Random Axe is Black Milk, Sean Price and Guilty Simpson, and the fellas done dropped a video for 'The Hex', their first single from their self-titled album. Shit is as you would expect from these cats. Keen as for the album.
Y'all might have noticed the lack of blog posts in the last week or so. That's because we've been in Austin, Texas at SXSW, bitches. We barely had internet, plus with the whole attending panels/checking out a billion shows/drinking all day, there just wasn't time, goddamnit. So in the last fortnight, I've been at Canadian Music Week and SXSW and seen so many incredible shows, it'll take me all day to write about it. Some of the highlights from CMW included: Shad, French reggae outfit Dub Inc, Eric Hutchinson and Janelle Monae. SXSW awesomeness came courtesy of folks like James Blake, City & Colour, Shad (I saw him like 3 times in a week(, Slaughterhouse, South Dakota soul rockers ShowBaby, Los Rakas, Collie Buddz (STRAAIIIIIIGHT!), Yuck, J. Cole, Melanie Fiona, the AMAZING Marsha Ambrosius, Miguel, Bliss N Eso, Blue King Brown (and having dinner with the band after, awesome people), Black Milk, Curren$y, and Big K.R.I.T. I actually nearly cried when I was denied entry to see Jamie Woon on the last night. He was at the top of my list and I don't know why I left seeing him til the last day. I was genuinely gutted.
The most upsetting part was that Blu and Odd Future both sucked ass. Check out the video below from a vlogger we met at the panels, Anthony Fantano from The Needle Drop.com. Anthony and fellow vlogger Sami (and another dude, forgot the name, sorry guys) were the funnest bastards I've ever encountered on a panel, so it was both entertaining and informative. Plus Anthony was a real nice guy, so double win. But check his review of his SXSW experience below, particularly the Odd Future review, which is spot on.
For a free release of supposed 'leftovers' this is better than 90% of releases in 09'! Not much needs to be said of El's first class lyricism, but look out for some very nice beats by the Black Milk, Jake One and DJ Dez. Nice to see DJ Spinna back on the production credits too!
Listen for the dope electric guitar sample utilised by Oh No on 'The Great'