Artist:Kytami Genre:drumnbass Duration:00:04:42 Description: Kytami - Bass Is High
DJ Generic Remix
Original production: Steven Mek
Cover Art by Jai Field
Victoria's Kyla LeBlanc (a.k.a. Kytami) is one of the hottest rising stars in BC. A violinistextremist who acts as a conduit between the disparate forces of classical and electronic music, bringing together fiddle perfection and hip-hop/dubstep forms, her distinct perspective has helped shape the West Coast scene for years, across all musical boundaries. Her work has appeared on albums by hip-hop legends Swollen Members and Sweatshop Union, and political punk act The Rebel Spell, as well as with acoustic punk-rock drinking band Blackie and the Triumphs. She co-founded globe-fusion act Delhi 2 Dublin in 2006, co-writing them to international recognition before leaving in 2010 to focus on her solo career, which proved to be an inspired move. In 2013 alone, she took home "Live Act of the Year" at the Vancouver Island Music Awards, and her self-titled album won "Electronic/Dance Recording of the Year" at the Western Canadian Music Awards.
All fabulous, award-winning electronic music albums leave a trail of remixes in their wake, and Kytami's 2012 self-titled album is no different. East Van Digital has collected seven of the best in one package, showcasing the work of Canada's finest party-rockers. A/V electro space punk collective Drugzndreamz (namely vocalist The Magician, synthesist Marc Nyiti, and drummer Eric J. Breitenbach) tackle "2 Lions". While the original version effervescently transitions from sluggish trip-hop to uplifting breaks, Drugzndreamz give it a more contemplative feel, becoming sparser near the end, while enhancing the bassline to a wall-crumbing grumble sure to crack windshields and put festival sets over the top. This should have been on the Animatrix OST.
In his decade-plus reign as the infamous DJ Generic, Victoria bass music bad-boy Cole Magnusson has scored opening sets for Tipper, Bassnectar, the Freestylers and other such main stage acts, while consistently schooling kids in any Vancouver Island DJ competition he enters. With "Bass Is High" under his guiding eye, Generic takes the heavy metal junglism of the original to a more stadium-friendly sphere, favoring extended guitar lines over the original's head-banging riffs, and injecting a few dubstep stutters into the proceedings.
If a line exists between classical and electronic, between ancient and new age, synthetic and organic, Kytami has sliced them all using only a violin bow... but what more does she need?Apparently nothing at all, as Kytami has already been dubbed a 'music revolutionary' by Whats Up Magazine USA, a 'violinistextremist' here at home, and has been summoned to bring her violin thunder to audiences as far reaching as Taiwan, Dubai and Berlin....
If a line exists between classical and electronic, between ancient and new age, synthetic and organic, Kytami has sliced them all using only a violin bow... but what more does she need?Apparently nothing at all, as Kytami has already been dubbed a 'music revolutionary' by Whats Up Magazine USA, a 'violinistextremist' here at home, and has been summoned to bring her violin thunder to audiences as far reaching as Taiwan, Dubai and Berlin. Through an alchemy of classical, fiddle styles fused with the heavy bass elements of Drum n Bass, Dubstep and Hip Hop, Kytami has managed to soar above the constraints of musical genre and labeling and today she is regularly dubbed Canada's most diverse and engaging fiddle player.After co-founding the critically acclaimed global-fusion sound-storm Delhi 2 Dublin in 2006 and subsequently co-songwriting them toward international musical success until 2010, Kytami surged forward with her own solo career. In short time she garnered her own accolades and in 2013 won “Live Act of The Year” at the Vancouver Island Music Awards and “Electronic/Dance Recording of the Year” at the 2013 Western Canadian Music Awards.With all this enigma, what can you expect at a Kytami show? Well lets start by straightening that out actually, the girl doesn't play shows, she detonates dance floors. Kytami is internationally renowned for one thing: she rocks the fiddle like a woman possessed... and the audience reacts to match. Less
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Footage - Pooya Nabei
Edits - Jim Vanderhorst
Music - Three Drives - Greece 2000 (Chris Reece Remix)
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A Lotus Eaters Production. Edited by Jim Vanderhorst
Cameras: Jim Vanderhorst, Colby O'Neill, Stephen...
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