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And the future is in phones. (4/25a)
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One giant collab after another (4/25a)
2017'S NEW CHAMP (UPDATE)
Kendrick completes his ascent to streaming-age superstardom. (4/21a)
"DESPACITO" SETTING STREAMING RECORDS
Add Bieber, see song explode. (4/24a)
WHO IS JASON BOYARSKI, AND WHY IS EVERYBODY TALKING ABOUT HIM?
Prince's guy is making headlines. (4/21a)
WHAT IT IS: With a production range spanning hip-hop (Tory Lanez, 21 Savage), R&B (Tinashe), dance music in its many forms and even indie rock, this Juno Award-winning artist has landed himself in the eye of today’s musical storm. In 2017, the Canadian producer will release Elsewhere, a feature-heavy project with a supporting cast of the who’s who in rap and R&B. His current single, “Hunnid,” features Yakki and E-40.
RELEASE DATE: Fall 2017
LIVE: Has performed on festival circuit domestically (Coachella, Lollapalooza, Made In America) and internationally (Pitchfork Festival, Beyond The Valley, Longitude); supported Flume and Tinashe on their North American tours throughout 2016; finished off 2016 with a headlining tour in Europe (as well as short runs and festival plays in Asia and Australia)
INTERNET: 10m+ Spotify streams; his Secret Songs record label has more than 15m SoundCloud streams and active user base of 70k+ fans; has done content pieces for Funny or Die and Nike, among others
PRESS: New York Times, Pitchfork (“It’s clear that the Canadian DJ/producer has one-upped himself”), Fader (“How to Run a Record Label”), Rolling Stone, Complex (“One of those people who knows how to properly curate sound”), NME, Interview, Exclaim!
BOOKING: Max Braun/Paradigm
MANAGEMENT: Matthew Langille/ People’s Champ