MusicOntario @ Reeperbahn Festival
MusicOntario returns to Canada House at Reeperbahn
Friday, September 21, 2018 @ Kukuun - Hamburg, Germany
MusicOntario is excited to return to Germany for Reeperbahn 2018, where we’ll be joining the seventh edition of Canada House! This is a fantastic opportunity to access the fourth largest music market in the world, with Reeperbahn attracting thousands of artists and music industry professionals from across the globe. Ontario Creates (formerly OMDC) and MusicOntario have a fantastic showcase lined up - have a look!
THE DIRTY NIL – 9:00-9:30pm
The Dirty Nil will release their new album, Master Volume, on Sept 14, 2018. It’s an album that crunches and grooves where the band once smashed and trashed, unleashing the Nil’s undiminished raw power in more controlled waves to better target the back rows. Loaded with steady-grooving songs about living fast and life-affirming anthems about dying young, Master Volume ultimately amplifies The Dirty Nil’s most essential quality: their refusal to be defined.
“We don’t really label ourselves other than just… the best band. That’s our genre!” - Luke Bentham, The Dirty Nil
DOUBLE EXPERIENCE – 10:00-10:30pm
Double Experience - nerd rockers from Ottawa, Ontario - play on the hardest difficulty settings the music industry has to offer. In just a few years, the young band have logged 500 performances across 19 countries and have obtained international radio (USA, UK, DE), festivals (BBC Introducing) and media (Global TV) support alike, with no additional power-ups provided by agencies or labels. Their recent album, “Unsaved Progress”, was released in the spring of 2016 and reached #6 on the National Loud Chart, spawning the viral anthem for the video game Destiny in the process. Double Experience have begun to share their story officially via music industry conventions to the next wave wave of bands who will take control of their own destinies.
MONOWHALES – 11:00-11:30pm
Toronto-based indie rock quartet MONOWHALES have been making waves with their unapologetically raw sound and powerful stage presence. Exploding onto the scene with a DIY ethos and an unforgettable live show, MONOWHALES teamed up with producer AL-P (MSTRKRFT, Death From Above 1979) to release their single "Take It Back", reaching #25 on the Canadian Alt Rock Radio Charts and recognized as "the track that put them on the indie rock-map in Canada" by Canada’s most influential radio station 102.1 The Edge. With the release of their latest EP “Control Freak”, MONOWHALES are ready to hit the road with appearances at Germany's Reeperbahn Festival and tour dates across Canada.
iskwé – 12:00-12:30am
Bridging cross-cultural aesthetics while exploring her own struggle to both fit into and breakaway from modern Western archetypes has been an important part of iskwé’s artistry since the release of her award-nominated self-titled debut album in 2013. Her 2017 album 'The Fight Within' was long-listed for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize and garnered a 2018 JUNO nomination. The album's lead single, 'Nobody Knows' produced by Juno Award nominees The Darcys and featured in the Netflix series 'Between', captivated audiences by turning a stark spotlight on the more than 1200 missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Blending soulful, breathlessly delivered lyrics coloured by the many shades of human nature with a sonic palette that takes its cue from the shadowy atmospherics of the 1990s Bristol sound, iskwé’s music revels in her strength of self and that is her true rallying cry.
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Check out the full lineup at Canada House this year - three days of incredible talent from across the country!