Groove Series: Kay the Aquanaut and Factor Chandelier
- July 1, 2017 - Doors at: 8:30pm
Opener: Parab Poet and Hip Hop Hippies
ABOUT KAY THE AQUANAUT
Kay the Aquanaut is one of the most successful and hard working independent musician’s within the Canadian hip hop genre. He has released six solo albums, one album as a member of the group Metropolis Now, and over a hundred songs in the last decade. From his previous releases Spinning Blue Planet and Nickelodeon Ethics, Kay has been able to tour across Europe, South East Asia, and Canada and gain a very loyal fan base along the way.
ABOUT FACTOR CHANDELIER
Starting out as a DJ in 1998, Factor Chandelier has evolved into one of Western Canada’s busiest producers. He is continuously working and touring with high caliber Canadian and American artists including: Awol One, Open Mike Eagle, Moka Only, Myka 9, Ceschi, Sole, Aesop Rock, Buck65, Gregory Pepper, Astronautalis, Sunspot Jonz, Evil Ebenezer, Merkules, Xzibit, Kool Keith, Def 3, Kay the Aquanaut and the Side Road Crew. He is known for continuously dropping top-notch product out of Saskatoon since the late ‘90s. He is the founder, owner and operator of Side Road Records (2001), releasing over 30 professional albums between Side Road and Fake Four Inc. Factor's music has garnered international distribution and he has received positive critical acclaim by way of magazine and website reviews, as well as, receiving radio play on college/community radio all over Canada, the US and Japan. His collaborative album Wildlif3 with Def 3 won the Western Canadian Music Award for Best Hip Hop recording in 2015.
Together, Kay the Aquanaut and Factor Chandelier are one of Saskatoon's premier Hip Hop duos, representing the prairies for almost 20 years. This June marks the release of their collaborative album, 7 Vessels, released through Fake Four Inc. The emcee / producer team have a high energy and engaging performance with a modern rap edge, all while staying true to their prairie roots. They have toured solo and together across Canada, Europe, US and Asia rocking shows with their experimental yet catchy sound.