Montreal

By: Underpressure  09-12-2011

by Mickey “Big Brosky” Boston

Two events this week in which no individual in and around this gorgeous island should sleep on. First off, Saturday April 23nd brings out “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” featuring the art of none other than Tim Barnard, Regimental Oneton, JP King and Alan Ganev. Posters to big asses on canvases and everything in between is on display (and for sale). One will not go wrong with the music and the booze. The show will not only have these talented gentlemen in the house, but you can take up your beef with them direct in the flesh. Moreover, the show itself is in a great venue and starts at 8pm. I will be there as well, having a drink and running up some chit chat here and there. This event was initially the night before but got moved to the 23rd.

Info is all on the flyer, you have no excuses.

I first crossed DJ Mana ten years ago alongside Killa Jewel. I was a guest judge and was impressed by what Mana brought to the fore. At that time I was only visiting Montreal and the set by Mana was a memorable one. I recall Jewel to my right and Mana came up on the stage to scratch a good 55 vinyls or so (based on my vague memory) in one minute. With so many years under his crates, the man is a DJ worth paying to see.

From here, I will simply copy/paste the rest from the Nomadic Massive event page…

It’s been a long time coming! After doing a few shows outside of our beloved city Montreal, Nomadic Massive is ready to take the stage again at Bobards on April 23rd, adding a few more musical spices to your plates. Nomadic Massive will be joined by scratch savvy DJ Mana and Parker on keys (GroundFood/SIN). Also joining the bill and opening the night is incredibly musical live Hip Hop band Strength In Numbers(Vermont/Montreal). Just by reading their bio,(see link below), you’ll understand that you wouldn’t want to miss this event. Tell a friend who has 2 friends and all make your way to 4328, boul Saint-Laurent. Doors open at 9pm, show starts at 10:15pm – all of the above for 7$.Oh! Music after the show will be provided by DJ KYOU…

Strength In Numbers’ BIO

Though informed by a wide spectrum of the soul and hip-hop lexicon, the musical identity of Strength in Numbers is altogether fresh. The uncanny ability of each musician to manifest their own musical self in the image of a common sonic purpose endows Strength in Numbers with an artistic maturity that belies their youth.

Booty-shaking backbeats and lush harmonies frame sizzling-hot horn hooks as everybody boogies down to the sounds of a visceral hip-pop that goes on long after the show is over.

Come early and leave late!.

What can I say about LEGZ Crew? This is a League of Extraordinary Gentleman. LEGZ is a crew that I personally have great admiration for, everyone is on the same page and everyone is simply Real, Raw and Authentic. These are real people in the hiphop scene executing perfection. There are some heads within LEGZ that I particularly fond of and very proud of due to their hard work and dedication. b-boy Jestersoul is a brother to me, one of my most favourite individuals who knows his hiphop history, every time I see him at a jam, he rhymes and flows to the music. Pablo Diablo and Chilly always have a smile and Diablo is a very warm and positive individual. Everyone on LEGZ is down to earth, they come to every jam, support Montreal, dont talk shit behind other peoples’ backs and bring it. I admire this because it is so annoying to meet people in the hiphop scene who always have something negative or garbage to say, LEGZ is business and no backtalk or backstabbing.

From here, I would also like to give extended shouts to members Flash and DKC. DKC is always there for the poppers, he’s worked with everyone in Montreal and is not only a mentor but has seen the young grow in their craft. Expect a solid show and if you are new to the b-boying scene, you will not be disappointed. Congrats LEGZ, and many more years of success to come. Amen.

Saturday 23 april 2011

Doors open at : 7h pm
Jam starts at : 7h pm

3 vs 3 popping battle :
Juges : Express(New Energy), D-Hit(Flowrock, Funksoldiers, Legz) and one more …

5 vs 5 bboy battle :
Juges : Zig (Fresh Format, Flowrock,FlavaSquad), Freezer (Flowrock)
Crazy Smooth(Breaks Kru), Flash(Legz crew), Bourrik(Legz crew).

Host : Dr Step .

Djs : The kid (Flowrock), Frank Boulevard.

Doors 10 $, 5$ per participant.

Bboy Cash price 500 $ and Trophy.
Popping Cash price 300 $ and Trophy.

Popping line up :
- Mix’d Mafia
- Eazy
- Chaos

Bboying line up :
- Deadly Venoms Crew
- Sweet technique
- Legendary crew
- CypherSons
- Foreign Mind
- Ill force
- Dirty Laundry
- Closet Monsters
- Ill Abilities

Special concept battle !!!

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011


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