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.
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.
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.
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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.