All around the world, Hennessy Artistry brings together some of the most talented artists on stage for an eclectic mix of music, ranging from hip-hop to pop, rock or electronic music, which we like to call the #ArtofBlending.
You’re invited to join us this Thursday, October 23rd, from 10pm – 2am at Switch (55 Colborne St).
RSVP ONLY: firstname.lastname@example.org for you & your guests by 5pm on Thursday, October 23rd.
Arrive early to guarantee entry. (Limited Capacity)
Must be of legal drinking age to attend.
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Toronto-based artist Jazz Cartier aka Jacuzzi La Fleur (from Get Home Safe Crew) just premiered his latest video for “Switch/The Downtown Cliché” on FADER. The raw visual treatment is courtesy of Director Kyle Sanderson and Kelly Jeffrey on Cinematography.
We’ve got this one on repeat!
To listen to more of his music visit: soundcloud.com/jazzcartier
This Thursday, October 2nd, legendary street artist Shepard Fairey will be in Toronto for the launch of the official Hennessy Very Special Limited Edition Bottle/Label Design. The creative collaboration between Hennessy and Shepard follows up successful collaborations with world-renowned artists such as Os Gemeos, KAWS, and Futura. The bottle features the iconic OBEY symbol in the centre of the label, accompanied by his popular star symbol and additional illustrative design elements. The colour palette includes gold, black, cream, red, which together happen to compliment the already existing aesthetic of the cognac.
“MY INSPIRATION FOR THIS LIMITED EDITION DESIGN WAS BASED ON THE LEGACY OF HENNESSY AS A BRAND. TO ME, HENNESSY HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT QUALITY, AUTHENTICITY, TRADITION, AND ELEGANCE.” – SHEPARD FAIREY
The limited edition Hennessy V.S. x Shepard Fairey bottle is now available at participating LCBO’s across the GTA. Some locations have already sold out, so you may be on a bit of a scavenger hunt for this limited edition piece of art. For those of you who are lucky enough to purchase a bottle, feel free to get it signed by Shepard Fairey himself!
Join us on Thursday, October 2nd, from 4:30 – 5:30pm at Tattoo (567 Queen St. W) to meet Shepard Fairey. Please arrive early to guarantee entry!
*Bottles will NOT be available for purchase on site
After more than 100 sold out performances worldwide, the celebrated four-time breakdance world champions, the Flying Steps, will bring the Red Bull Flying Bach world tour to Canada for a series of eight shows this fall. A live performance unlike any other in theatre production today, Red Bull Flying Bach fuses the unlikely combination of contemporary dance and breakdance with live classical music.
Toronto and Montreal will serve as the exclusive Canadian stops of Red Bull Flying Bach’s world tour in Canada this year, following sold out tours in countries including Austria, Australia, Chile, Germany, Iceland, Japan, Russia, Sweden and, most recently, the United States this past June.
“Canada is definitely new territory for us to bring such a huge production,” says Michael Rosemann (‘Mikel’) of the Flying Steps, “we’ve heard the b-boy community is thriving and that show audiences come out with a lot of energy. We feed off of that energy when we perform, so we can’t wait to get there.”
The show spans roughly 65 minutes in length, and features group synchronized breakdance to the backdrop of the live performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier. The Canadian portion of the world tour will feature four consecutive shows in Toronto at the legendary Massey Hall on October 16-19
For more information and/or tickets for Red Bull Flying Bach, visit redbull.ca/flyingbach
Keys N Krates releases their latest EP “Every Nite”, following the success of their previous release, “Solow” in 2013. The new EP, out now on Dim Mak Records, features 6 new tracks, combining hip-hop, electronic and indie sounds that blend together to create their unique Keys n Krates ‘trap’ sound.
“We really tried to make a mini-album as opposed to a collection of songs. We wanted it to feel like a body of work, as much as possible in 6 songs.” – Dave Matisse (synth/keyboards)
The “Every Nite” EP is now available on iTunes.
Previously: Keys N Krates – “Are We Faded” (Official Video)
Upon meeting Daniel Caesar, my first impressions were nothing but genuine sweet thoughts about the Toronto native kid. He’s quiet, polite, wholesome, and something about his presence warms you up and leaves you with no other choice but to smile. His latest seven-piece EP album entitled “Praise Break” took me by surprise because I didn’t expect such a beautiful, sweet, angelic sound was hiding in his quiet and humble personality and demeanor. It immediately melted my heart and I’ve been hooked ever since. This young 18-year-old Toronto soul singer is something else and is guaranteed to sooth the darkest of souls.
Daniel’s latest EP serves as a follow up to his previous “Birds of Paradise” EP, which he released at the beginning of the year in January, and included three songs — one of which was a flawless cover of James Blake’s “Wilhelm Scream.”
For his latest EP, he welcomes the first day of fall in the most breathtaking way possible. Written by Daniel himself and produced by Jordan Evans and Matthew Burnett (yet again), you’re promised another soothing, finessed and polished back-to-back sound.
This time around he has included music and covers from respectable artists who inspire him, such as: Toronto up-and-comer Sean Leon, Ben Foran, Shannon Dooks, J’vell Boyce, Jordon Manswell, Brandon Horniachek, and does a seamless cover from James Vincent McMorrow’s “Chevalier.”
His album artwork was provided by Toronto-based creatives, Liam MacRae and Marco Lee.
Above is Daniel’s first video for his song “Violet,” directed by Liam MacRae, and is set to be the lead single from his latest EP.
Daniel is definitely moving in the right direction with all the right supporters taking him under their wings. His producers Jordan Evans and Matthew Burnett have worked behind the scenes on songs such as Drake’s “Pound Cake” and Eminem’s “Not Afraid.” And 20-year-old Toronto-based director, Liam MacRae has worked on Party Next Door’s videos for “Break from Toronto” and “Recognize” featuring Drake.
So please, sit back and enjoy the soothing sounds from Daniel Caesar. Welcome your new obsession.
For more info: danielcaesar.net
Posted by Christina G. Cheng
Shad drops some visuals for “Progress” (Part 1: American Pie, Part 2: The Future is Here) with the help of artist/director Justin Broadbent. See the comments below for a breakdown of the concept from Justin’s perspective.
“The death of music is similar to the death of visual art. The online, numb, browsing experience has (naturally) started to effect the current state of art. We’ve become a Tumblr’d culture, over Googled, educated and bored in 4 seconds or shorter.
“I made a non-music video for Shad’s “Progress”. It’s a website. It’s a comment on the state of art and also maybe the only video that could attach to such an intensely accurate and poignant song for our generation. It is like the movie credits to now. Tumblr on.” – Justin Broadbent
Previously: Shad & DJ T.LO – “Always Winnin”
Toronto-based songstress Merna just released “Young & Reckless”, the highly anticipated single off her forthcoming album, “The Calling”. The record was produced by Makai Black with help from legendary producer, Ali Shaheed Muhammad. Let’s just say this one’s been on repeat!
Previously: Merna – “Better Run” (Video)