Archive for January, 2012

Beats, Rhymes & Life

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Do yourself a favour and watch this flick. A poignant look into hip hop culture, ego, friendship, music and the leaders in the field of what we now deem the era of classic hip hop.

Wachu Spotlight On Marketing

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

At Wachu 8 I talked to Kate Morgan and Heatwave & the Vandettas about marketing: how important is “image”, how important is it to have a story and is it more important to spend money, or, use guerilla tactics. Wachu’s Spotlight On Series explores topics or issues in music.

Produced by Redbud Films in collaboration with Wachu.

Backstage Pass: Heatwave & the Vandettas

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

The second of two ‘Backstage Pass’ videos produced by Redbud Films for Wachu. This segment focuses on Heatwave & the Vandettas who performed at Wachu 8. An innovative fusion of Hip hop, Indie and soul that is making waves in the local scene.

The Backstage Pass Series provides background and insight on Vancouver-area artists who perform at the Wachu showcase.

Produced by Redbud Films in collaboration with Wachu.
wachu.org
redbudfilms.com
vandettas.wordpress.com

Also available on YouTube.
youtube.com/watch?v=3eOdShBBPoA

Questlove: What is Soul?

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Mark Kelley, the new bassist for the legendary hip hop crew The Roots, puts it best when referring to Questlove and music in the same breath: “The dude is very knowledgeable. He’s a brilliant music mind.”

I’ve learned a lot from Questlove simply from listening to interviews he’s given and from reading articles and liner notes he’s written.

This is a cool, short article he wrote for the Huffington Post on what soul music is. Check it out.

What is soul?

Backstage Pass: Kate Morgan

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

The first of two ‘Backstage Pass’ videos produced by RedBud Films for Wachu. This segment focuses on Kate Morgan who performed at Wachu 8. A pop, folk singer-songwriter who has toured with the likes of Sarah McLachlin.

The Backstage Pass Series provides background and insight on Vancouver-area artists who perform at the Wachu showcase.

Produced by Redbud Films in collaboration with Wachu.
wachu.org redbudfilms.com katemorgan.ca