Srikala is a man looking to expose the spirituality of mindful music. Having spent six years living in an Ashram in New York, he's had many years to reflect on the beauty of the world around us. Focusing on meditation and spiritual guidance Srikala's music is weighted equally on sound and message. His songs are influenced by hip-hop, R&B, dub and reggae; everything this unique musician listened to growing up. Srikala's also directed a Flash Mob meditation in New York's Time Square and created an organization called UniTribe Productions, which organizes socially conscious nightlife events. There's a great community around this inspirational man so keep your eyes out. -R
The Canadian songstress, Lowell, has just released her debut album "We Loved Her Dearly" on soundcloud through the legendary Canadian label, Arts & Crafts. Ladywood fell in love with Lowell a year ago after an impromptu street performance caused by the devastating 2013 flood. She was scheduled to headline Sled Island, a 4 day music and arts festival when a massive flood swept through Calgary and resulted in the music festival getting cancelled. Lowell, being the determined and fearless soul that she is, said "The show must go on!" and organized a Sled X: Flood Island street party with a generator, speakers, lights, hot dogs, and over a hundred spectators. Ladywood was so enamoured with Lowell that we caught up with her after the event (see "Interview with the Lovely Lowell" here).
Her album is so on point that even CBC Music gives a brilliant review: "As expressed in the album’s first single, Lowell is like dynamite: ferocious, unrelenting, and determined – but not only when it comes to her music. Writing each song to empower not only herself, but also her listeners -- to challenge gender conventions and inspire freedom from social limitations, rules, and misogynists’ abuse of power; to celebrate and uphold individuality, and to “take away your pain” as sung in “88,” the EP’s sing-a-long-friendly liberation anthem.
Keep an eye out for this gem and definitely go see her live because she rocks! With love, Hannah
7 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Horseshoe Tavern
19 – Toronto, Ontario @ TIME Festival
23 – Ottawa, Ontario @ Arboretum Arts Festival
14 – Victoria, British Columbia @ Rifflandia Festival
You think you are Canadian, then you go to a rave in a hockey rink.
The first ever Secret Solstice Festival took place in Reykjavik this weekend from June 20-22. We were lucky to get a deal on some Friday passes and go check it out. Disclosure was good and Eats Everything was pretty awesome, but the highlight was definitely the festival itself.
Just people watching would have been enough. Because it never gets dark here, the energy of this festival is a totally different ball game. The place wasn't crowded, but everyone was just having a time, with enough space to get down.
Everyone just felt lucky to be there it seemed. At the main stage, Daniel Pearce (Eats Everything) yelled 'Conga line!' and without hesitation, the entire crowd had their hands on each other's shoulders and were dancing around past the stage.
Then we went to Hell. Here, inside the hockey arena, DJs were scheduled to play until 5am. Again, a pretty crazy experience to leave the darkness and strobe lights only to find complete daylight outside.
For those who picked up weekend passes, there were day long pool parties at Reykjavik's biggest outdoor pool right next door (with the acid trip water slide we visited earlier this week). Saturday was shaping up to be a good jam, with Banks and Massive Attack on the docket.
On our walk home, we chatted with an Icelandic author who was reviewing the festival. Obviously. Everyone here is some kind of genius.
Check it out. If it happens again, it should not be missed. http://www.secretsolstice.is
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Happy Sunday from Panama City my friends!
Whether you partied it up last night, found yourself sleeping on a cold bus floor, or on top of your sister to keep warm; Ladywood has got some fresh tracks that will get you moving! Get off the couch and go outside to enjoy the beauty of life.
- Love and light, Hannah
Today we have a Ladywood Exclusive- Zwette's Dub remix of the Milk and Sugar track featuring Venezuelan singer, Maria Marquez. The track (which is the perfect musical accompaniment to your FIFA celebratory after parties, especially you Chilean fans) is infused with Latin charm. and combined with Zwette's musical finessing the track comes alive. Hope you enjoy and Boa Sorte to all the players! -C
Guys we have an amazing opportunity for all of our Canadian Fans of First Aid Kit. We have a Vinyl and CD copy of their latest release Stay Gold available for you to win thanks to With a Bullet promotions. All we need for you is to send your (Canadian) mailing address, and your name to email@example.com by June 30th. Good luck and keep on keepin on! -C
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