Mickey O’Brien‘s experience as a miner and labour advocate informs his verses and desire to rock over heavy boom bap beats. As the title of his latest album “Shift Change” suggests, party goers quickly pick up the vibe and shed the weight of the week – It’s time to get buckwild and let loose.
A band nerd at heart, Dubgee brings a live production vibe – rapping over his beatbox loops and slaying the melodies with his Keytar. Yes – his Keytar. With influences ranging from classic rock and 90’s rap, expect to be entertained by call and response hooks and heavy lead solo’s. Lasers coming soon.
VIP opening acts
James Hughes is a local legend has been performing in Kamloops since 1998. Known for his fluent fast rap abilities this man is definitely an OG to the hip hop scene.
Blackout Artists is a renown aboriginal hip hop group from T’kemlups. Starting as a group of friends who shared the same love for music and became family, this is the first time in 4-6 years that the group has performed together.
JUNK is a Canadian/German/Italian rapper, born in Germany, living and repping Canada.
Yes, his name is Junk but he ain’t no garbage clown rapper. This man has been surrounded by music from before the cradle. Knowing him means he is rapping to his dying day in a hail of rapid-fire lyrics. His mother followed the emerging punk scene to the streets of London. Round the same time, his old man landed on the scene too. At the time dude was an Italian musician on the verge of massive success with his Italian new age punk band Prozac+. Luck, the universe or whatever the fuck you wanna call it made a pit stop and birthed Junk. Soon after squatting in a derelict house in full punk fashion the pair hooked up and conceived Junk. Now the music industry is taking notice of the filthy, lyrically inclined rapper.
Whether double timing or enunciating syllables for effect (and affect), Junk Sentimentally muses having everything he needs on “Already Rich”. Or the social commentary of the title track Junk upholds the beautifully destructive tradition, he has clear cut in rap music. Junk’s lyrics are flowing like boxes in and out of reno-evicted apartments. Together in Pieces features from the depth of his souls’ diaphragm type of vocals from Vancouver’s’ Omar Khan. Complete with a haunting choir-esque sample by Im’Peritiv, the producer of the album.
Every year is a banner one for Junk. He keeps shoving that dope shit and the world keeps eating it up and asking for more. Stay on that Google cause every day is a new release for the artist known as Junk.