Founder and namesake of the 80s Toronto icons, who return to their Queen West roots by revisiting (and revising) their hits at the Drake Saturday (February 19)
buck 65 | Talkin' Honky Blues
"The East Coast collides with hiphop, with great gravel-voiced storytelling on top. Elevating the commonplace through his unique vision and hybrid instrumentation, this guy is a true artist who deserves a wider audience."
shuggie otis | Inspiration Information
"Recorded in the early 70s, it was way ahead of its time in many ways - the melding of genres, the early use of organic-sounding drum machines -that influenced a lot of artists who came after. You can hear Shuggie's influence on Prince for sure."
DIE bibel | in dub
"Our friend Nicolai at Select Cuts in Hamburg just sent this over. What a huge idea - a dub album based on the Bible! God-voiced 'Dubprotector' Rex Joswig narrates Biblical passages over dub tracks by Babylon23, the Alchemist, Small Axe, et al. We don't understand German, but it doesn't matter. Very cool."