Boogey the Beat

           

Boogey the Beat

Boogey The Beat is an Anishinaabe DJ and Producer who blends traditional Indigenous songs with modern electronic beats. A member of the Berens River First Nation on Treaty 5 territory, he was born and raised in Winnipeg, Canada.

First discovering music production in high school, he quickly rose to become one of the top Hip Hop producers in the city of Winnipeg. Working with fellow Indigenous artists such as Wab Kinew, Leonard Sumner, Young Kidd, Drezus, and Winnipeg's Most solidified Boogey The Beat as an accomplished producer on award-winning projects. His first single, HOKA, reached number 1 on the National Aboriginal Music Countdown and landed him licensing opportunities providing music for CBC, APTN, and Vice Media. His SoundCloud page just recently passed 200,000 plays and is on the rise. His DJing skills have landed him on stages for the Indspire Awards, Stage 49 at the Gathering of Nations, and multiple festivals across Turtle Island.

Exquisite Ghost

           

Exquisite Ghost

Exquisite Ghost is an electronic musician and producer from Peguis First Nation, based in his hometown of Winnipeg, Canada. His sounds melds urbanity and primal futurism into fusion of hypnotic, electronic, and hip-hop productions. Equally influenced by J Dilla, Flying Lotus, Steve Reich, and John "Mahvavishnu" Mclaughlin, Exquisite Ghost elevates every element into a kinetic blend of influences and beat-based sounds. Exquisite Ghost is currently working on his debut LP for RPM Records and a collaborative project with labelmate Ziibiwan.

Mob Bounce

           

MOB BOUNCE

Mob Bounce are a northwest coast Native hip-hop duo comprised of The Northwest Kid (Gitxsan) and Heebz the Earthchild (Cree/ Metis) who delivering passionate and soulful music that blends acoustic musicianship and electronics with elements of their Indigenous cultures. Their first album, Mob Medicine, was released in late 2015. They are currently at work on their debut LP for RPM Records.

The See Monsters


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THE SEE MONSTERS

The See Monsters are Dean Hunt (DJ/Production) & Bracken Hanuse Corlett (Live-Visuals). They have been performing across Turtle Island since 2011, initially as members of Skookum Sound System and now as their current audio-visual duo. Both artists retain sonic and visual connection to their Indigenous lineage and bring forth a fused performance of Northwest Coast bass and moving light and images. They are known to transform the spaces they work in - moving fluidly from art gallery, to community space, to dance floor.

Dean has been DJing and producing music for 15+ years. He digs into the realms of bass music with a heavy Northwest Coast influence. He also practices full-time as a contemporary artist working within the Heiltsuk traditions of painting and carving. Bracken comes from the Wuikinuxv and Klahoose Nations and works in a variety of media including digital design, painting and sculpture. He has recently been creating stories and drawings for 2D and 3D animation. 

Ansley Simpson

           

Ansley Simpson

Ansley Simpson is an emerging Anishinaabe singer-songwriter from Toronto. A weaver of haunting vocals and poetics, her songs unfold as stories, immersing the listener in vibrant imagery and journeying us through themes of vulnerably, love, and the raw emotion of heartbreak. Ansley is a natural performer, holding audiences with stunning vocals matched by her warm, refined and intricate guitar playing. She also performs in her sister Leanne Betasamosake Simpson's band and was a composer and performer on her new album, f(l)ight. Ansley's much anticipated solo album, Breakwall, was released in spring 2017 and hailed by Exclaim! as "a stunning debut from an already accomplished artist".

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a renowned Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg artist, musician, poet and writer, who has been widely recognized as one of the most compelling Indigenous voices of her generation. Her work breaks open the boundaries between story and song—bringing audiences into a rich and layered world of sound, light, and sovereign creativity. Her latest album, f(l)ight, was released in 2016. f(l)ight is a compelling collection of story-songs that effortlessly interweaving Simpson’s complex poetics and multi-layered stories of the land, spirit, and body with lush acoustic and electronic arrangements.

SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS

              

SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS

Snotty Nose Rez Kids are a hip-hop duo from the Haisla Nation of the Haislakala speaking people. Recreating their identities within their own contexts, they aim to reclaim their voices and share them with a wider audience. Zazaxsmalis, otherwise known as Yung Trybez is a writer, rapper, photographer and spoken word artist of “The People of the Snow” that is the Haisla Nation. Wa’tla’ka othethise known as Young D or "D" is a songwriter/rapper that was born and raised in Kitamaat Village. Together they are the Snotty Nose Rez Kids. Their S/T debut album was released in 2017 and in Summer 2017 they released their new mixtape, The Average Savage

WHOOP-Szo

                 

WHOOP-Szo

WHOOP-Szo is a wild fusion of folk, metal, pop, grunge, and even classical musical stylings. Though radically diverse in tone, WHOOP-Szo has crafted their many sounds well, and are able to create immersive musical tapestries that evoke deep emotions while conveying troubling stories of civil unrest via layered harmonies, churning guitar, gritty synth, and a whole psychedelic plethora of other noise. They are known for the boundaries that they have bridged between social work, activism, and music making, not only in their hometown of London, Ontario, but also in various communities across Turtle Island. As a band fronted by an Indigenous artist, album and song themes often focus on issues like colonization, language, self-determination, and appropriation. Outreach feats include the creation of an Inuit Youth silkscreen apprenticeship program in Salluit, QC and workshops on Solidarity Through Art in Kingsclear First Nation, NB amongst others.

Ziibiwan

           

Ziibiwan

Ziibiwan is an emerging Anishinaabe, electronic artist/producer from Toronto, Ontario. He began playing guitar and piano as a younger teenager and his melodic, electronic compositions draw deep inspiration from contemporary R&B, Radiohead, and Björk. His ethereal, sonic landscape opens into deeply hypnotic spaces where land, sky, and deep sea meet. Ziibiwan’s debut debut 6-track label EP, Time Limits, was released in 2016. He is currently working on his debut LP for RPM Records and a collaborative project with labelmate Exquisite Ghost.