Danger Grove, Awards, D-Sisive – Tickets – The Cave. – Toronto, ON – October 18th, 2018

Danger Grove, Awards, D-Sisive

Danger Grove

Awards

D-Sisive

Thu 10/18

Doors: 8:00 pm

Toronto, ON

$12.00

This event is 19 and over

Danger Grove
Danger Grove
It began with one simple remix. Colorado-based beatmaker/producer Lizard “Liz” Grove stumbled upon a track by Ottawa-via-Halifax alt-rap legend Jesse Dangerously she liked, applied her magical treatment and sent it back to him, much to his approval. Sounds innocent enough, huh?

Well, that spontaneous gesture soon exploded into the full-fledged collaboration known as Danger Grove, and a 10-track debut album called Want, For Nothing that is sure to alter the perception of Canadian hip-hop. With Liz providing the sonic foundation for Jesse’s often brutally confessional rhymes, the pair build on their mutual love of groundbreaking artists such as Aesop Rock and spin it off into strange, new worlds where it wouldn’t be out of the ordinary to hear Drake rapping with Neutral Milk Hotel.

Just to back up a bit, Danger Grove really coalesced through the Nerdcore Hip-Hop Facebook group, which holds an annual competition that challenges a producer/vocalist team to create five original tracks in three-week intervals to be judged by their panel of experts. Despite facing stiff competition each round, Danger Grove was voted the overall winner for 2017, with the next logical step seemingly to release those five songs as an EP. However, with their creative juices now flowing, the pair put together additional tracks—several graciously featuring their Nerdcore Hip-Hop contemporaries—to flesh out a full album.

What makes Danger Grove truly work is how these two artists who met online complement each other’s strengths so well. Danger Grove’s Want, For Nothing is indeed the beginning of a beautiful friendship destined to produce more exciting, powerful and unclassifiable work with the potential to shape the future of Canadian hip-hop for years to come.
Awards
Awards
AWARDS is a Canadian-European experimental hip-hop duo comprised of London, Ontario rapper/vocalist Thesis Sahib and French producer/multi-instrumentalist Funken. On their debut full-length album Warm Computers, the pair blend post-rap, art rap, art pop, new wave and intellectual disco into a dizzying kaleidoscope of sound that obliterates any categorization.

AWARDS is a product of the pair’s involvement with several hip-hop collectives including Backburner in Canada, and the wide-ranging network of musicians Funken has developed in France known as Cocktail Pueblo, which Thesis largely credits for the album’s sonic tapestry. Under his birth name, James Kirkpatrick, Thesis is also an acclaimed visual artist whose disciplines include everything from painting to sculpture.

Several years ago, he decided to take an extended trip outside of Canada, which ultimately led him to cross paths with Funken. Thesis says that many of his initial ideas for songs come to him during the fog and exhaustion of travelling. But he also draws heavily from his experience as a graffiti artist on the track “Ink Or Paint,” while “Dinosaur Bones” explore the effects of global warming and excessive consumption.

But perhaps the overall message of Warm Computers is best conveyed by the opening title track and album closer “Welcome To Goggle,” which focus on our obsession with technology, and the struggles artists face trying to survive within it.

Power on.
D-Sisive
D-Sisive
Venue Information:
The Cave.
529 Bloor St. West
Toronto, ON, M5S 1Y4