August 15, 2019

Le Gros Festival Sucre @Nouvelle Vague (Old Port) - Aug 30th



Si tu aimes manger des desserts au déjeuner, au dîner, au souper, en entrée ou en repas principal, cet événement est pour toi!

Une soirée complètement éclatée où tu pourras manger des desserts, t’amuser avec des jeux géants, danser, boire un verre ou encore relaxer avec un thé... afin de faire de la place pour d’autres desserts.

DJ BLES-SED assurera le son pour toute la soirée !

Viens te prendre en photos dans un flamant rose géant avec ton dessert préféré!

P.S. Est-ce qu'on a mentionné qu'il y aura beaucoup de desserts?
PARCE QUE TOUTES LES RAISONS SONT BONNES!

P.P.S. L'événement est gratuit !

10 artisans sucrés sur place

ECCENTRIC CYPHER - AUG 20th

NDG ARTS WEEK & AGENT LYNX PRESENT:
ECCENTRIC CYPHER

A 2 VS 2 ALL STYLES BATTLE
with an ORIGINAL CONCEPT

throwing back to Agent Lynx's
FIRST EDITION OF ECCENTRIC CYPHER in 2004!!

Dancers will ENTER INDIVIDUALLY
and do a showcase round for prelims.

After prelims the Judges will select the TOP 12 dancers
(plus 4 battle guests who skip prelims)
TOP 16 dancers will then be RANDOMLY PAIRED.

During the battles one of the KEY DIFFERENCES is that dancers
DANCE AT THE SAME TIME DURING THEIR ROUNDS
so the emphasis is on communicating and improvising with each other during the 2 rounds that they have for their crew.


Dancers & all participants are invited to DRESS UP in costume or just give their dance outfit some EXTRA inspiration.

Music by DJ Bles-sed


August 7, 2019

PÔLE HIP-HOP - ÉPISODE #146 - DJ BLES-SED TAKEOVER - AUG 1 2019





Thank you @pole_hip_hop & @whitesocks2phh for having me & @huguesloveski do a takeover show last Thursday! It was so much fun! 80s & 90s #hiphop#EPMD medley 30th Anniversary and then some #newjackswing#teddyriley tribute & early 90s R'n'B haha just happened to sneak in there 🤣🤣🤣

Look forward to coming back again to switch it up with the new!!!

PLAYLIST:
Nubian Crackers Intro
Eric B & Rakim - Microphone Fiend
MC Shan - The Bridge
Boogie Down Production - The Bridge is Over
Nice & Smooth - No Delayin
De La Soul - Buddy Remix
EPMD - You Gots to Chill
Scholly D - Saturday Night
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - It’s a Demo
Jungle Brothers - J Beez Comin Through
Whistle - Just Buggin
Jazzy Sensation - Afrika Bambaataa
Run DMC - Sucker MCs
(EPMD medley for 30th Anni)
EPMD - It’s my Thing
EPMD - The Big Payback
EPMD - So Watcha Sayin
EPMD - Crossover
Boogie Down Production - Jack of Spades
MC Lyte - Paper Thin
Stezo - It’s my Turn
3rd Bass - Steppin to the AM
Special Ed - I’m the Magnificent
Leaders of the New School - Sobb Story
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Straighten it Out
Gang Starr - Now You’re Mine
Main Source - Live at the BBQ
Main Source - Fakin the Funk
Main Source - Looking out the Front Door
Redman - Time 4 Sum Aksion
Naughty by Nature - Uptown Anthem
Diamond D - F*ck What You Heard
Eric B & Rakin - Don’t Sweat the Technique
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - Go with the Flow
Nice & Smooth - Sometimes I Rhyme Slow
Positive K - I gotta Man
Special Ed - C’mon Let’s Move It
UMC’s - Blue Cheese
Kwame - Ownlee Eue
KMD - Peachfuzz
Black Sheep - Strobelight Honey Remix
Kid N Play - Do This My Way
Maestro Fresh Wes - Let Your Backbone Slide
Chubb Rock - Treat Em Right
Pete Rock & CL Smooth - The Creator
Slick Rick - I Shouldn’t Have Done It
Redhead Kingpin - Get it Together
Big Daddy Kane - I Get the Job Done
Big Daddy Kane - Nuff Respect
Full Force - Ain’t My Type of Hype
Today - Why You Get Funky On Me
Heavy D & the Boys - Somebody for Me
If I’m not Your Lover - Al B Sure feat. Slick Rick
Keith Sweat - I Want Her Remix
Guy & Heavy D - Do Me Right
Teddy Riley & Tammy Lucas - Is It Good To You
Wreckx N Effect - Tell Me How You Feel
Guy - Teddy’s Jam
Guy - You Can Call Me Crazy
Guy - I Like
Ralph Tresvant - Money Can’t Buy Me Love
Jade - Don’t Walk Away
Soul II Soul - Back to Life
The Boys - Dial My Heart
New Edition - If It Isn’t Love
Ralph Tresvant - Sensitivity
Troop - Spread My Wings
Chuckii Booker - Turned Away
Time Zone - Zulu War Chant
Smif-N-Wessun - Dub Plate for DJ Bles-sed
Mary J Blige & Smif-N-Wessun - I Love You Remix
Mobb Deep - Give Up The Goods
Heltah Skeltah - Lefaur Leflah Eshkoshka

August 6, 2019

The Finest ALL VINYL NIGHT w/Bles-sed, Mamalia & Jane Blaze @Bootlegger L'Authentique - Aug 17th



ALL VINYL! GRATUIT!



4 OF THE FINEST UNITED BY SOUL & SOUNDWAVES.

MAMALIA AKA AMALIA (TORONTO VIA VANCITY)





"All the sweat, dirt and sexiness real funk deserves to have." - Motherfunk





Where tropical monsoons meet the cobbled streets of Northern hemispherical cities… from Londontown to Gastown… AMALIA MAMALIA was conjured where opposites collide… First introduced to the funk world by Dam-Funk in 2011. ‘The First Lady of Modern Funk” (KPFK Radio Los Angeles)… Her debut “Art Slave” and involvement with Opolopo’s “Voltage Controlled Feelings” on Tokyo Dawn Records had her circulating the globe from SF’s Sweater Funk to Kyoto Jazz Massive’s Room… Best known for her work with such music visionaries as Onra, Reggie B, Atjazz, Domu, AD Bourke, Blaktroniks, Portformat, Boddhi Satva, B.Bravo & Afronaut of Bugz in the Attic.. A force of nature… Breathe in AMALIA.






DJ BLES-SED (VANCITY)





Bles-sed got her start collecting and spinning vinyl in Vancouver back in 2002 and quickly became one of the pre-eminent R&B, hip-hop, funk/soul DJs in city. Since then, she's criss-crossed the country bringing her sound across Canada and now makes Montreal her home.





Over the span of her career she’s been blessed to share the stage with notable artists such as Estelle, Raphael Saadiq, Slum Village, Tony! Toni! Toné! SWV, Ginuwine, Prince Paul, Skeme Richards, Stretch Armstrong, Cosmo Baker, Vinroc, Starting From Scratch and Maseo of De La Soul. Since moving to Montreal, she was invited to share her love of boogie and funk on Walla-P's Voyage Funktastique radio show and rocked the crowd at the renowned Chocolate Jungle 90’s parties. Most recently she brought the Cuffin’ All Thangs R&B Party to Montreal.






JANE BLAZE (VANCITY | TORONTO)





Residing in Toronto, Canada, this East Coast native is a heavy hitter on the DJ scene. Her credentials read like a laundry list of formal accomplishments. The former manager of Canada’s number-one record store, Beatstreet Records, and former host and creative director of Vancouver-based Grounded TV; the promoter and founder of Jane Blaze Productions; formerly known as DJ She, battling as Canada’s first female DJ to compete in the worldwide Red Bull Thre3Style competition.





She has been chalked up alongside some of the world’s most credible DJs and artists, including Stretch Armstrong, Cut Chemist, DJ Ayers, Kool DJ Red Alert, Queen Latifah, Lauryn Hill, Sharon Jones and Montell Jordan, while her corporate client list is a mile long with brands like Armani, H&M, Artizia, Nike and Red Bull.





Hitting all the crucial erogenous zones from funk to disco and soul to hip-hop, Jane Blaze crosses the genres of West Coast and Chicago House to create her own brand of mid-tempo madness. She spins driving, dense mixes that capture your attention from the first beat.






SE'LAH GENESIS


Se'lah (Say-La) Genesis is a Canadian Poet, singer, emcee, creator and curator currently residing in Montreal, Quebec via Toronto, Ontario.



She coins her musical sound and style as Urban Universal.



It’s a mixture of hip-Hop, R&B, and freestyle with experimental sounds, drawing on a long list of musical influences from KRS ONE to Bjork. The list is long and varied.





“I am an Urban Universal artist. I do not like to categorize my genre to be truthful. But Urban Universal means I bring my core love of hip-hop and R&B and mix it with whatever I am feeling when I create. What comes out is dope and that’s all you need to know!



I’m an experience. A feeling. My style, my personality, my art, my music, is not a genre. It just is. Follow my journey and enjoy the colourful, thought provoking ride. Feel me”


Queens Creation After Party w/Bles-sed & Kilusan @Bootlegger - Aug 10th


The Official After Party for Queens Creation
with Bles-sed and special guest from Winnipeg DJ Kilusan! 
10pm to 3am
Bootlegger L'Authentique
3481 Blvd St. Laurent (2nd Floor)
GRATIUIT - FREE

July 30, 2019

QUEENS CREATION 2019 - AUG 5th, 9th, & 10th



Queens Creation is a celebration of women in Urban Culture which began in 2013 and continues on to our current 2019 edition.

Queens Creation is an opportunity for people to network, discuss and appreciate those who identify as women across the culture.

This 2019 edition is composed of 3 different events, all of which are FREE

(please note that the Saturday event location is different than Monday & Friday)

-Monday, Aug.5th

6:30-9:30pm
201 St. Catherine E.
Open Discussion
What is rape culture and does it impact the dance community? How to create spaces in hip hop culture that are able to question gendered barriers that are normalized and are cyclically reproduced.
Sharing strategies to address these realities in light of these discussions.

-Friday, Aug. 9th:

201 St. Catherine E.
4:30-5:30 Free yoga class
6-7pm Dance Workshop
7-9pm Panel Discussion with invited guests based on the Monday discussion
9-11pm 1 on 1 b-girl battle

-Saturday, Aug.10th:

2-6pm
Jardins Gamelin
2 on 2 All Styles battle
1 on 1 b-girl battle finals
Showcase performances
Live painting

For more information, to register for the battle, or to volunteer to help please contact
k8alsterlund@gmail.com

514-804-8643

July 25, 2019

JUST FOR LAUGHS CLOSING SHOW W/CHOCOLATE JUNGLE!! - JULY 28th 10-11pm




Chocolate Jungle -90s Jam CLOSING THE Just_for_Laughs FESTIVAL
JULY 28th THIS SUNDAY 10-11PM 50 MIN DANCE SHOW!!!
PURE THROWBACK 90S JAMS, DANCING, SINGERS, LIVE DJ Lynn Corcuera, CRAZY COSTUMES STYLED BY Leah McFly-Waackeisha!!!

LOTO - QUEBEC STAGE!