Category Archives: Ottawa

MadeMill Podcast – Imagined Worlds ft. Komi Olaf + Dom Laporte + Kool Krys + Remco Volmer

Today at PrototypeD #Innovation #podKomi Olaf #live #painting in the HTC Vive and Dom Laporte painting the interior #mademill mural, which features #artwork by #Ottawa #artists Mique Michelle and Allan André.

Listen to the #podcast of our discussion with yours truly KOOL KRYSDom (Dom Laporte Illustration), JustinKomi and Remco (Artengine) on the future of #art collaboration and community experience with virtual reality, simulation and 3D printing ► 


The Heart of Orléans BIA | Shenkman Arts Centre / Centre des Arts Shenkman

KOOL KRYS #FEMINUM: Amazon Hot Wax Video Shoot

Thanks to all the power femmes for GOING IN this past weekend and repping our dynamic community!!!

Special thanks to Toni and Manal for bringing our vision to life + THA SQUAD Chico x Mique x NiLLa x Bix (Chops Magazine) x Ghettosocks!

Much love to fly girls Julia (Luv2Groove Dance Education), Véronique and Izabella for rocking with us at The Flava Factory!

This weekend was magical, we have an amazing city of inspiring women! Can’t wait for you to see what Toni and Manal captured.

KOOL KRYS #FEMINUM is a tribute to female empowerment and Wonder Woman’s legacy. #FEMINUM ALBUM COMING SOON!


Canada Loves Dilla Tour – March 9-26


For Immediate Release

Canada Loves Dilla Tour
March 9-26, 2017

Ottawa, ON – J Dilla (James Dewitt Yancey) is one of hip hop’s greatest producers and musicians of all time. His music and production for artists including Janet Jackson, Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul and Busta Rhymes continues to resonate in cities across Canada. 

To recognize Dilla’s hard-hitting instrumentals and exceptional contribution to hip hop culture, local hip hop communities across Canada will celebrate his life and legacy from March 9-26 with a series of local shows featuring a lineup of Detroit artists and performers who have been influenced by Dilla’s impactful music — some with a direct connection to Dilla as family members and friends. A portion of the profits from the Canada Loves Dilla Tour shows will be donated to the J Dilla Foundation.
Canada Loves Dilla Tour Artists/Performers:
Illa J (DT/MTL): John Derek Yancey is the younger brother of the late legendary hip hop producer and rapper J Dilla from Detroit. Illa J is a rapper, singer, producer and songwriter who has released two albums on Delicious Vinyl Records: Yancey Boys (2008) and Illa J (2015). He is also former member of hip hop group Slum Village, in which J Dilla was an early member.
DJ Rhettmatic of The World Famous Beat Junkies (LA): Nazareth Nirza is a producer, DJ, member and part creator of Southern California’s first turntable band, the Beat Junkies.
Dankery Harv (DT): Derrick Harvey of the hip hop group Frank n Dank from Detroit. Dankery Harv and Frank (Frank Bush) are known for their many collaborations with the late J Dilla. Dankery was present throughout Dilla’s creative process when Dilla produced music for the likes of Pharcyde, Erykah Badu and Common and many other successful hip hop and R&B artists.
DJ Spinna (NYC): An anomaly in music and humbling example of what it takes to truly succeed within the framework of multiple fields, with a steadfast work ethic, an obsessively extensive vinyl library and the willingness to pursue the full extents of his roots (Funk, Soul R&B and Jazz), foundation (Hip-Hop) and future (Electronic/Dance music) without any restraints. 
DJ Soko (NYC): Eric Reynaert, DJ from Detroit, Michigan and currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. He is signed to Mello Music Group, and is one-third of the hip-hop group The Left, along with fellow Detroit artists Apollo Brown and Journalist 103.

March 9: Vancouver, Alexander Gastown, 91 Powell St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1B4 ► DJ Spinna (NYC) and Illa J (MTL/DT). Hosted by DJ Flipout (all 45s set) with guests Potatohead People, Max Zipursky Quartet and The People North West. Tickets: $15 – $20 available at Doors at 9pm. 19+
March 10: Calgary, Hi-Fi Club, 219 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0A4 ► DJ Spinna (NYC) and Illa J (MTL/DT) + DJ PUMP, C-SIK, Ivan Rankic and Beni J. Tickets: $15 – $18 available at Doors at 9pm. 18+
March 23: Ottawa, Kinki Lounge & Kitchen, 41 York St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5S7 ► DJ Rhettmatic of The World Famous Beat Junkies (CA), Dankery Harv (DT)+ Junia-T, DJ RayRay, DJ JervyJerv and Dilla-inspired art show with food menu created by Chef Leroy from Detroit Soul Food. Dinner at 7pm, show starts at 9pm. Tickets available at 19+
March 24: Montreal, Venue TBC ► DJ Rhettmatic of The World Famous Beat Junkies (CA), Dankery Harv (DT) and DJ Soko (NYC) + more TBA. 19+

March 25: Toronto, Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1X6 ► DJ Rhettmatic of The World Famous Beat Junkies (CA), Dankery Harv (DT) and DJ Soko (NYC) + Arcee, Gene One, DJ Grouch and Junia-T. Tickets: $12-20 available at Doors at 10pm. 19+
March 26: Hamilton, Absinthe Club, 38 King William Street, Hamilton, ON L8R 1A1 ► DJ Rhettmatic of The World Famous Beat Junkies (CA), Dankery Harv (DT) and DJ Soko + Junia-T, DJ !Kryme Won and Gene One. Hosted by Dank & Mook. Tickets: $20 available at Doors at 8:45pm. All ages
Advance phone interviews and profile images/video links for performing artists are available upon request.

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Media contact:
Christina Devine 

Save the date for MOZAIK: June 10, 2017

QVBIA and House of PainT:
MOZAIK – June 10, 2017

In partnership, the Quartier Vanier Business Improvement Area (QVBIA) and House of PainT, with the support of the respective property owner, are excited to invite mural artists to paint the TALLEST MURAL IN OTTAWA!

The successful mural artist/artist-led teams will design and paint a large-scale mural to animate Vanier’s community for Canada 150, celebrating themes of diversity, inclusion and community.

The large-scale mural will be on one of the mainstreets, prominently visible to the public. The shortlisted artists will gain widespread promotion throughout the community as the general public will vote for their favourite design concepts. The artist(s) with the top design concept(s) will be hired to paint a mural on one of Ottawa’s main streets which will include a budget for all required materials/tools. The mural will be showcased during a MAJOR community event on Saturday, June 10, 2017!

Feb. 22: POP-UP Art Sale with Artist Dom Laporte

POP-UP Art Sale featuring pieces by Artist Dom Laporte

Small pieces from his ‘Face-to-Face’ collection and many recent and affordable works! Join us to hear about Dom’s upcoming travels to India and art projects ► | Dom Laporte | Dom Laporte Illustration

Pick up one or two (or three) of his stunning recent canvases to help fund his trip to India, where he’ll soon be traveling to take photos for a body of work he will create when he returns back to Ottawa in March! Come out and have a drink with us while grooving to jazz, soul and funk with Thomas (Tommy Rad from The Full Time Groove) on the ones and twos!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Clarkstown Kitchen & Bar (2nd Floor)
*Wine Down Wednesday special: $20 bottle of wine / Cash Bar