Get ready to enjoy a full night of the best Canadian hip hop you’ve heard in a while when the Move the Mountains Tour 2010 touches down in Nanaimo as part of its six city swing through Alberta and British Columbia. On Thursday, June 17, 2010, Fallan Soldier from Vancouver, Dragon Fli Empire from Calgary, Justin Brave from Victoria/Vancouver, and Nanaimo’s own Royal-T & Lev and Ill Lyrics will be at the Spice Lounge, 240 Skinner Street, Nanaimo. Doors open at 9:30 pm, showtime 10 pm. Tickets are $10 available in advance from www.clubZone.com and at the door. The first 50 persons through the door on the night receive a free three album download card from KerfMusic of all three artists’ latest albums.
“Hip hop is urban music and urban culture” said Fallan Soldier. “There’s a lot in common between the BC and Alberta indie hip hop scenes…it’s just the mountains that seem to get in the way. We thought we’d do something about that by presenting a great night of western Canadian hip hop and take it on the road.”
Fallan Soldier released his debut album “Above The Call Of Duty” in 2009 which played strongly on community and campus radio throughout Canada. He also released a music video of “Fights” and has toured throughout BC. This will be his first tour to Alberta. Fallan Soldier is also actor Harris Allan who played Hunter on Queer As Folk for three seasons and has had numerous supporting roles in film and TV.
Dragon Fli Empire, a duo consisting of emcee Teekay and DJ Cosm, have produced three albums in eight years and are a mainstay in the Alberta hip hop scene with their success spurred in part by the popularity of their bus-rider’s anthem, “Mount Pleasant”. Their most recent album “Redefine”, released in 2009, was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award and charted to #9 on the Earshot Hip Hop chart. They are returning to the BC coast for the first time in four years. For more information or to interview any of the artists on the bill contact Robyn Allan 604-685-4160. This is a show you don’t want to miss.