Late last night at the Drake Underground in Toronto, Africa Hitech changed the world. The vibe was set by My Man Henri and the stage was seamlessly traded off to the Warp Records duo who initially kept it cool with some classic dub and African beats.
The clip drops you in at the moment of transition, right as their set takes off into the realm of the unexpected. You will be pleased by the stunning vocal work of Steve Spacek while Mark Pritchard gracefully refines the amplified sound of spinning wax. Praised as “casually killing it” by the Colorado Daily, they have each been producing for 20-odd years and are now touring to celebrate their newest release 93 Million Miles. Sit back and enjoy.
Here are some tracks from last night’s setlist:
My Trance Girl – Joker [recommended]
Better Than (Lorn Remix) – Jammer [recommended]
[Artwork by Jeff Jay Tripper]
Low-Life brings you Jonwayne, live and uncut, to Canada’s metropolis. North America’s east coast has been blessed with his presence for the last month or so and we knew that there was no way he was going to just pass Canada by without paying us a visit.
With much deliberation and zero pre-planning we jumped at the opportunity to host him and now we are one very successful show deep with another in sight for the extremely near future. After recently killing it in Montreal with my better halves on Thursday, Jonwayne is rumoured to be ‘recouperating’ at LL.MTL.HQ before a quick plane ride and an equally as anticipated show here in Toronto. His recent album release, The Death of Andrew, attributes to this lengthy jaunt around the country; that being said his tour is quickly coming to a close so don’t miss this opportunity if you are in the Toronto vicinity.
This coming Wednesday night at the Rainbow Palace, Jonwayne will be out to play. There are no excuses, this week’s payday is the perfect reason to celebrate and the energy is going to be out of this world. Jonwayne’s set will be preceded by one of Bassmynt, a Toronto local and legend originally from Nelson, BC, who we met earlier this year.
The bill will also feature local artist Silvermayne, a late addition yet an integral member of Toronto’s beat scene. I only recently met Andre but his presence alone is telling of the talent you are soon to witness. If there is a set in Toronto worth attending, Andre will be there.
Event specifics can be found here:
Presale $10 tickets can be acquired from Rotate This, Soundscapes and any of the listed sellers on Facebook. There will also be tickets available at the door for $15.
Low-Life thanks YOU for your unconditional love and support and we look forward to seeing you out this Wednesday for some quality low-living.
The Haggard Pigeon