West Coast rapper Madchild gets jittery in the latest teaser vid behind his upcoming Lawn Mower Man solo LP, spitting his lines for new single “Underground King” armed with a piping-hot coffee in a Starbucks venti cup.
Atop a lightning-quick piano lick, the Vancouver rhymer pops off a steady stream of lines comparing himself to, among other things, an “iron dwarf” and “restless lion” as he cruises the city with some flossin’ gal pals. You can see the troupe make their way around streets and alleyways down below.
Swollen Members. Members’ members include, Mad Child and Prevail, deliver a brand new music vid, “Almost Famous”, off their upcoming album, Beautiful Death Machine (March 19).
Cop it early on iTunes.
Nominations opened today for the 4th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards, to be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on April 20th, 2013. This year’s show, sponsored by Future Shop, will once again celebrate the best and brightest of the Canadian videogame industry. Developers, publishers and industry leaders from across Canada will gather in beautiful Vancouver to recognize the outstanding achievements of 2012.
“Heading into the holiday season,” said Victor Lucas, co-host and executive producer of The Electric Playground and Reviews on the Run, “videogames are high on everyone’s wish lists. We’d really like Canadians to recognize just how much incredible interactive entertainment was made this year in this country. As the third largest developer of video games in the world, this show celebrates Canada’s place as a world leader in this industry.”
Nominations for work developed in Canada and released in 2012 are now open and are welcome from all parts of Canada’s game industry. The Call for Nominations will close on February 1, 2013. The award categories, as selected by a committee of industry leaders from across Canada, are:
- Best Audio
- Best Console Game
- Best Downloadable Game
- Best Game Design
- Best Game on the Go
- Best Game Innovation
- Best Indie Game
- Best New Character
- Best Original Music
- Best Social/Casual Game
- Best Technology
- Best Visual Arts
- Best Writing
- Game of the Year
The two new categories for this year’s awards show are:
- Best Animation
- Future Shop Peoples’ Choice Award
Finalists in all categories will be announced March 11, 2013, when public voting for the Future Shop Peoples’ Choice Award will open.
The Canadian Videogame Awards will be held during Fan Expo in Vancouver, and
are produced by Reboot Communications and Greedy Productions. The Awards are officially endorsed by the Entertainment Software Association of Canada and DigiBC. The producers are joined by a national industry committee of developers and leaders of the Canadian digital entertainment industry.
Event information, award categories, sponsors, adjudication details, and online nominations are available at www.canadianvideogameawards.com.
Montreal author and photographer Paul Labonté aka Paul 107 will be presenting Sometimes I Take The Pictures at Catalog Gallery (100-56 Powell Street) from August 16th to September 4th. This will mark Labonté’s first show in Vancouver.
A measured departure from his seminal work as an author and photographer, the show will premier original material spanning from photography to multi-media items. Following Vancouver, Sometimes I Take The Pictures will tour through select Canadian cities and then internationally.
Labonté characterizes the works in this show as the direct product of the writer’s block he experienced while working on the great Canadian novel. As he set out to write the new book, Labonté channeled the energy from the affliction of this process to serve as a bed for most of the work in this show.
“I had started work on a new book project, a work of fiction about three generations of a family trapped in Canada’s first industrial slum,” explains Labonté. “It wasn’t going well. I got all blocked up about six months in, writers block I guess. I needed something to distract myself so I started making things. Taking photographs. Basically smaller less daunting tasks. Things that wouldn’t take a year to complete. Most of the stuff in this show was made out of that initial frustration.”
While this frustration may have fueled the initial inspiration behind the work, another more fortunate element illuminated his vision for the show’s dynamics: the reappropriation of his work by others throughout the web.
“A few years ago, I started getting emails from friends about my work showing up on Tumblr’s and mood board blogs. What I tried to do with this show is recreate that web mood board experience in a gallery setting.”
Having always reflected on the notion of tradition as a central theme in his work, Labonté toys with the idea of restructuring the digital experience in a traditional setting, whether it be with his published works or today with the very nature of this new show.
This is a free download from Vancouver, Canada’s only boom-bap band The GroundBreakers (Attikus, GBoXX, Backbone, Babie Paul The Breakcharmer, and DJ Leaf). This feel-good five-man hip hop band lays down velvety flows over this REL!G!ON produced single. The track is available through Wandering Worx Music.
Sleepless Feat The Ground Breakers Produced By REL!G!ON by Wandering Worx
Mixed Martial Arts Expo released its celebrity line-up today for its June 11 – 12 event at the prestigious Vancouver Convention Centre in British Columbia. Now in its seventh year MMA Expo brings to Vancouver a high-energy show with the reputation for delivering action-oriented tournaments, interactive exhibits and some of the hottest celebrities in MMA – the fastest growing sport in the world.
“We’re excited about bringing our popular event to Vancouver”, stated Gerald Chopik, founder of MMA Expo and president of Fight Media’s new Events Division. “BC-area fans are passionate about MMA and together with the Fight Network we look forward to giving them access to all that is MMA including top celebrities that most will otherwise only see on pay-per-view.”
For fans looking to get photos and autographs with MMA stars there is a long list of great names on the Vancouver roster: Carlos Newton, Canada’s first-ever UFC Champion; Shonie Carter, MMA veteran of over 70 fights and holder of 16 belts; Jason “The Athlete” MacDonald fresh from an impressive win at UFC Toronto; also coming off an outstanding 20-second KO at UFC Toronto, Vladimir Matyushenko; rising star 6’ 11” Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve; Brendan “The Hybrid” Schaub; former UFC Welterweight Champion, Matt “The Terror” Serra sponsored by Xyience; and appearing at the HEADRUSH booth, former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Shane Carwin.
For serious bragging rights Paradise Warriors Retreat on the show floor offers the unique opportunity for on-the-mat seminars with Jake Shields, Gilbert Melendez and legendary coaches Shawn Tomkins, Firas Zahabi and Pat Miletich. No experience necessary. PWR instructors will also be available for autographs and photos through the weekend.
Exhibits include martial arts training facilities, suppliers of equipment, gear and apparel, distributors of supplements, nutrition products and energy drinks, MMA media, as well as fight promoters, the MMA Expo Hottie models and the introduction of the new Rockst*r Lager.
Also featured on the MMA Expo Vancouver show floor are four action-packed martial arts tournaments held under the umbrella of the West Coast Combat Championships. Round-robin competitions showcase the diverse styles of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, No Gi Grappling, WKC Continuous Sparring and Amateur Mixed Martial Arts. Spectators have access to all tournaments with general admission to the Expo.
Admission to MMA Expo is $20 including tax. Celebrity autographs and photos are free of charge.
For more information visit www.MixedMartialArtsExpo.com.
Mixed Martial Arts Expo comes to Vancouver, BC on June 11-12, 2011 at the prestigious Vancouver Convention Center for the first time ever. Featured on the show floor is an action-packed, multi-style amateur martial arts tournament, the West Coast Combat Championships. Four individual tournaments showcase Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, No Gi Grappling, WKC Continuous Sparring and Mixed Martial Arts styles of competition.
All tournaments take place on the show floor in front of a large audience of MMA Expo visitors and celebrities with competition designed specifically for amateur martial artists who want to showcase their martial arts in a safe and controlled environment. With youth divisions for ages 6 to 12 as well as teen and adults categories for male and female competitors, the West Coast Combat Championships will be one of the largest martial arts tournaments held in the province.
“We have a reputation for hosting quality tournaments under the MMA Expo umbrella; well-attended tournaments thoroughly enjoyed by competitors and spectators alike”, says Gerald Chopik, president of MMA Expo. “We also believe that young, rising talent need an opportunity to shine. For that reason most categories are designed for competitors with 3 years or less experience. Winners of each division receive gold, silver and bronze medals.”
Chopik goes on to say, “For seasoned individuals, this tournament also offers BJJ and No Gi Absolute Divisions open to all amateur adult male and female competitors regardless of years of experience. These divisions are sure to attract some of the most talented competitors on the West Coast with winners being awarded an MMA Expo Championship Belt.”
Competitions begin Saturday with the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and No Gi Grappling divisions featuring exciting throws and ground wresting competitions. Saturday morning comprises all the BJJ categories (with Gi uniform) with the No Gi divisions held in the afternoon.
Sunday morning hosts WKC Continuous Sparring, a fast-paced style that limits competitors to kicking and punching only. The afternoon tournament highlights the very popular open-style category of Amateur Mixed Martial Artists. All divisions feature a round-robin format guaranteeing amateur competitors multiple matches and therefore the best possible opportunity to showcase their martial arts skills.
“The sport of martial arts has certainly evolved over the past few years and the community has come to expect well-organized competitions”, adds Chopik. “MMA Expo will deliver two exciting days of on-the-mat action for Vancouver-area martial artists and fans.”
For more information please visit www.MixedMartialArtsExpo.com/vancouver
Beast Van Productions presents Vancouver hip hop artist Kid Lithium’s new single “World 1-2″, feat fellow Vancouver emcee and crew member Fresh Logic.
Part hip hop history lesson, part hip hop braggadocio, in “World 1-2″ Kid Lithium and Fresh Logic take it to the next level.
Kid Lithium feat. Fresh Logic World 1-2 by kidlithium
Mr.Vegas makes his 1st appearance to Vancouver and here’s an exclusive mix by DJ Arems. Download it http://www.mediafire.com/?rug36km7hgzbjuf
Here’s Vancouver crew BC Trees with Imperfect Paradise.
bctrees.bandcamp.com the Album is free to download.
“We’re just starting to get things going but we’ve been making hiphop for 10 years and have a lot of love for the music. This record was made using a full band with live drums, bass, and guitar, and then Vocals. We’re about Peace, the environment and good tunes.”
STRAIGHT FROM REIGNING CHAMP, WE HAVE FOUR NEW HOODIES AND TOTE BAGS FOR LIVESTOCK ATHLETICS. THE FABRIC IS A POLARTEC THERMAL PRO WHICH LOOKS SIMILAR TO A CLASSIC HEATHER SWEATSHIRT MATERIAL. THIS FABRIC IS SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT BUT HOLDS BODY HEAT IN TO KEEP YOU WARM. CONTRAST TO THE CLASSIC HEATHER LOOKING FABRICS, WE EMBELLISHED THE GARMENTS WITH COLORED ZIPPERS THAT REALLY POP. THE BRIGHT COLORED NYLON ZIPPERS COME WITH A NEW RUBBER COATING ON THE PULLS. THE SLEEVE CUFFS HAVE THUMB HOLES TO KEEP YOUR HANDS WARM AND SLEEVES IN PLACE FOR WHEN YOU’RE ON YOUR BIKE OR JUST FOR CHILLIER DAYS/NIGHTS. THE TOTE BAGS ARE OFFERED IN THE SAME BRIGHT ACCENTED COLORWAYS AND THE FABRIC KEEPS THE BAGS LIGHTWEIGHT BUT STILL HOLDS ALL YOUR ESSENTIALS. PICK YOUR FAVORITE ACCENT COLOR AND KEEP WARM WHILE STAYING ACTIVE
Vancouver-born hip-hop artist Terell Safadi, 21, has just released his first originally produced mix-tape, The Vancouver Son. Club and radio friendly, The Vancouver Son is a masterfully produced, nine-song compilation with influences from West-Coast hip-hop to electronic. The Vancouver Son has been creating a buzz in the local hip-hop scene through recent performances at various night-clubs.
“ The Vancouver Son is my favourite mix-tape, because I pushed my creative boundaries,” says Safadi.
Terell Safadi is a lyricist specializing in hip-hop, R&B and rap. Blending the three together, he writes songs about issues that are relevant to his life as a young man with a Haitian heritage, a self-motivator, a skateboarder, a son, and an artist. Safadi’s original approach to hip-hop, fresh sound and clever lyrics make this emerging artist truly note-worthy.
Free downloads at www.TerellSafadi.com
Amazing mix for DJ Excel http://www.fortunesoundclublivemix.com/mixes/Excel_happy_endings.mp3
W/DJ PSCHOLOGY (MONTREAL), DJ TANNER (FACTION)
LOTUS AWARDS AFTER PARTY
Wednesday, Nov.10 at Fortune Sound Club (147 E. Pender at Main in Chinatown) doors 9pm, free before 11pm
Get FU’d up with this special Remembrance Day edition of S’UP FU? Wednesdays. The next day’s a holiday!! We are bring in DJ Psychology (http://psychology77.blogspot.com/ ) from Montreal so expect some good tunes as he rips the decks in Montreal’s hottest spots.
Your hump day is about to get humpier and jumpier with a killer clan of rotating DJs, but like you’ve never heard ‘em before! They’ll be round house kicking your eardrums with devastating flash technique and pure fun; there’s no limit to what our DJs will throw onto the most official sound system. And since we’re all disciples of that good stuff, you can expect the Fortune Sound Club quality you’ve come to know and love. So train, train hard, and then train harder because S’UP FU? Wednesdays are comin’ at ya for a round of hand-to-hand combat. Join the FB event http://www.facebook.com/#/event.php?eid=147889035253580&ref=ts Tickets are at door or FREE before 11pm and 12am to industry with biz card
It came down to the final obstacle at the Plaza, but after throwing down a switch bs noseblunt and a switch flip bs lip down the rail, Paul Trep walked away with a total of $2,500 and the RDS Skins Game trophy.
Skins Game Explanation:
“Skins” are what the RDS Skins Game is played for. A skins game pits skaters in a type of match game in which each obstacle has a set value ($500 per obstacle for this RDS Skins Game). The player who has the best trick at the obstacle is said to win the “skin,” and whatever that skin is worth. When skaters tie on a given obstacle, the value of that obstacle is carried over and added to the value of the following obstacle. The more ties, the greater the value of the skin and the bigger the eventual payoff. For example, if three obstacles in a row are skated without a winner, then the fourth obstacle is worth $2,000. An additional $1,000 bonus will be awarded to the skater with the most Skins!