Illvis Freshly, Caleb Hart and the Royal Youths, Blackwood Kings, Mt. Doyle and DJ Anger team up to provide a funky fresh blend of music to keep you warm on a cold winter night! Although the music stylings are diverse, they all have one common theme: their passionate, funky fresh stylings will keep your feet moving, your booty and shaking and your heart bursting with love.
Tickets available at Lyle's Place, BC Smoke Shop and online at fortheloveofthemusic.brownpapertickets.com
15$ in advance
Sponsored by BC Smoke Shop and co-hosted by The Zone 91.3
Artwork by IDESIGNSTUFF.CA
Illvis Freshly is a funky, bass heavy, hip-hop monster. They’ve blended the classic sample heavy hip hop sound of the 90s with live rock n roll, guitar, rapping, and turntablisim. The two MCs, Danimal House and Doc Zoo, bring high energy, raw, and unforgiving lyrics with crazy flows and a wide variety of content and themes. DJ Mt Doyle is always on point, scratching, mixing, and keeping the party live. Phil Lyons absolutely shreds the guitar, captivating the crowd with face melting riffs and his ridiculously entertaining antics. Illvis Freshly’s debut LP entitled “What Chu Know About Illvis?” received huge support from the world-wide Hip Hop, Funk, and Electronic scenes. 2015 was a big year for Illvis Freshly, winning Best Urban/Electronic Recording for their song “On The Breaks” and Group of The Year from the Vancouver Island Music Awards. In November 2016 they released their sophomore album, “Illennials,” a take on our current state of affairs regarding everything from politics to the disenfranchised millennials.
Illvis Freshly has been able to bring their feel good party vibes to a number of amazing festivals such as Atmosphere Gathering, Shambhala Music Festival, Rifflandia, Electric Love, Song and Surf, and Tall Tree Music Festival. Illvis Freshly is on a mission to bring their funky fresh sound to the west coast music scene.
*** CALEB HART & THE ROYAL YOUTHS***
"The sound mastered by these guys is a team effort, plainly displayed in their immaculate performances. It's the combination of heart shared by each member of the band, and a flawless synchronicity of talent, skill, and simply soul." - Jessy Savage http://www.jessysavage.com/features/caleb-hart-and-the-royal-youths-road-to-riff
"When you can switch between singing reggae to soulful R&B to sounding just like Shaggy seemlessly, you’re going to blow some minds. Just watch his cover of Shaggy and Rayvon’s ‘Angel’. It’s no wonder his set with the Royal Youth’s at Sugar Nightclub won them a performance spot at Rifflandia. Hart also capped off his year winning a Western Canadian Music Award with his other band Tasman Jude. 2017 is already starting off hot as his voice is heavily featured in Illvis Freshly’s song ‘Upside Down’ playing in rotation on The Zone for January 2017’s Band of The Month. Caleb Hart went from someone I didn’t know anything about to being a name that has been practically seen everywhere within four months. This performance for Do250’s ‘Road To Riff Contest Showcase’ is a shining example of Hart’s vocal chops and stage presence." - Magmazing Music
I am Caleb Hart
The Royal Youths
*** BLACKWOOD KINGS***
Now three years into their evolution, Blackwood Kings has proven to be one of the more unique bands to pop up in the Victoria BC scene. In essence, they’re a punk band, but while contemporaries may lean towards buzz-saw-distorted guitars and shouted vocals, Blackwood Kings favour the reverb-laden upstrokes of ska and dub, producing a politically and emotionally charged brand of reggae fusion that is uniquely their own. And while the foundation of Blackwood Kings sound is comprised of the aforementioned Jamaican genres, no musical idea is off limits, with songs frequently travelling into disparate realms such as math rock, Latin, and jungle/drum n’ bass.
Blackwood Kings' varied and malleable style has allowed them to share the stage with notable acts such as metal-ska weirdos Ninjaspy, Paapa Wastik of Ghana, iconic ska-punks Authority Zero, Polynesian reggae superstar J-Boog, and Jamaican pioneers, Third World. The group has appeared at festivals such as Rifflandia, Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest and Limelight Youth Arts, while also lending their performances to socio-political events such as the University of Victoria "Earth Fest" with speakers such as the Green Party's Elizabeth May, and a fundraiser for building a hospital in Sierra Leone alongside acclaimed reggae/afrobeat group Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars.
Things are truly just getting started for this young, progressive dub sextet.
Just as KRS One once said I am the manifestation of study, not the manifestation of money, same thing rings true of DJ Anger. This self taught turntable virtuoso, devoted business man and music aficionado, has vastly spread his influence as one of the most solid DJs and party rockers on the west coast.
Getting his start after the purchase of a set of Technics 1200′s in grade school, Anger taught himself to DJ and his hobby quickly evolved into moonlighting as one of the city’s most in demand DJs. A chameleon in his sound, Anger’s hip hop roots have developed in versatility to keep him right at the edge of the newest styles, all the while maintaining the throwback influences. Delving into sounds ranging from funk to breaks, reggae to bass heavy, Anger’s ability to keep the crowd dancing keeps him in the limelight and sharing stages with some of the biggest in music today. Whether it be opening up for hip hop giants like Blackalicious or bass executioners like Excision, spinning tunes for fitness classes at Body Dynamic, backing up fiddler Kytami or jumping in as Wu-Tang Clan Raekwon’s DJ, Anger’s ability to seamlessly swing between styles, genres and situations is no match.
Whether you catch DJ Anger behind the decks or in one of his many other specialties, you can guarantee that this professional will keep you dancing and moving regardless of the scene or location. An Antonym of his name, Anger comes correct with style, flair and that trademark smile.
Mt. Doyle is a product of his environment… The outstanding electronic music scene of Vancouver Island. Originally a purveyor of fine Drum n Bass, Doyle has expanded his horizons to include Funk, House, Hip-Hop and Bass, all with his soulful west coast flavor. Over the years Mt. Doyle has played lounges, clubs and festivals all over B. C. including The Commodore Ballroom and The Tall Tree Festival 6 years in a row. In that time he’s shared the stage with international heavyweights Aphrodite, Funkanomics, Serial Killaz, Slynk, Netsky, Camo & Krooked and Andy C, not to mention many of the west coast’s finest. With a mountainous lust for music and versatile style, Mt. Doyle will keep bodies moving any time any place with whatever the hell he wants.