WL13 Night Two: Doldrums, Cadence Weapon, Blue Hawaii + more
Blonde Elvis, Thighs
1087 Queen St. W
Toronto, ON, M6J 1H3
This event is 19 and over
Watch & Listen
A hypnotic mixture of beat-laden trance, sensuous pop, sample collage and noise experimentalism, Doldrums come to us by way of Toronto, with numerous cult favourite releases, including a split with Portishead on XL, three 7" records on We Are Busy Bodies, and a VHS split with Parrot Talk.
His new album, Lesser Evil, is being released Feb. 2013 on Arbutus Records, also home to Grimes.
Deemed by Dazed and Confused as "hip hop's saviour", Cadence Weapon continues to firmly establish his legacy as a sonic pioneer while constantly pushing the rap and electronic music envelope. Following his critically acclaimed, Polaris Music Prize nominated albums Breaking Kayfabe and Afterparty Babies and a two year term as Edmonton's Poet Laureate, he returns with Hope In Dirt City out now on Upper Class Recordings. Hope In Dirt City is a clearly defined and emotionally mature statement of intent that represents the culmination of these experiences. Composed of a unique hybrid of psychedelic soul, old school rap, IDM and mutant disco; Hope In Dirt City is a groundbreaking achievement in hip hop, and Cadence Weapons' third Polaris Music Prize nominated album.
Following festival appearances at M for Montreal, SXSW, CMW, Primavera Sound and the release of Hope In Dirt City in May, Cadence Weapon toured the UK & North America with punk darlings "Japandroids" for 29 sold out nights, Cadence Weapon joined New York experimental noisemakers "Liars" for 12 dates in North America stunning fans with his unique brand of intelligent, high-energy rap. "Cadence Weapon put two hours worth of energy into a 45 minute set, and by the end of it, he had arrested everyone's attention and response to his music - the sign of a true rising emcee" - KEXP Radio
Blue Hawaii tells the story of a lush paradise. The way begins ambient and uncertain, but beautiful white shell beaches and carefree sunshine parties await and nourish those travelers with love in their hearts; their peace thus raised above the arguments found along the rocky road. The duo consists of Raph and Agor; they use voice, guitars, synths, drum machines, and other electronics to create a kind of tropical-pop with love ache melodies and experimental club rhythms.
Blonde Elvis warms you on the coldest of nights like a cherished whisky perfected by the sixteen men of tain.
Mike from Hot Dog Musique said James Lindsay from Pleasance Records said "that Dave from the Soupcans said "they just make you suck that one note over and over, like: suck-suck-suck-suck, suck-suck.