(photo by Shaun Bolden)
Today is the official launch of a great new outlet for music on Canadian television, notably Canadian content on TV sets across the country. AUX TV launches today on Rogers (channel 107), and Cypher will bring coverage of both the domestic and international hip hop scene.
Hosted and produced by (Phil) I.E. and Gad who have already shot and edited the debut season of this great new interview and live footage based series, which will air 30 minute episodes every Friday night at 10pm EST on Rogers 107 across Canada.
AUX launched last year with a strictly online platform at www.aux.tv, where Cypher aired their debut 4 episodes. The debut episode airing on TV will be a brand new episode featuring Masia One, Tanya Morgan, and Toronto legendary graf artist Elicser.
Oct 02 – Masia One, Tanya Morgan, Elicser (Ep 5 – new episode – not debuted online yet)
Episode 1 – 4 will run following which previously have run on www.aux.tv
Oct 30 – Shad, Eagle Nebula and freestyle Cypher with them (Ep1)
Oct 23 – Manifesto special featuring K’naan, Red1, HVW8, DJ Premier & Pete Rock (Ep2)
Oct 16 – Dead Prez, Immortal Tecnique, BBoy Armaghetto & Freestyle Cypher with Toronto some emcees (Ep3)
Oct 09 – Little Brother, Scratch Cat, LOFT & ARTERY (Ep4)
Other artist who will appear in future episodes this season…
Season One includes:
Emcees: Shad, Eagle Nebula, K’naan, Masia One, Ghettosocks, The Lytics, Tanya Morgan, Kamau, King Reign, Red1 of the Rascalz, Dsisive, Marco Polo & Torae, KRS-ONE, Mr.Lif, Little Brother, Dead Prez, Immortal Technique, Blackmoon, Smif n Wessun, Tech N9ne, Talib Kweli & Hi Tek, Writtenhouse, Chris Coates, Supernatual, EPMD, Slaughterhouse, Unknown Mizery, Vandal, Abominal, True Daley & Honey Jam
DJs: DJ Premiere, Pete Rock, PPlus, DJ Soulscape, VJ Kwon, DJ Stylus Awards, Peanut Butter Wolf (and Stones Throw Records), DJ Nana
Bboys: Armaghetto, Max BGK, Rude Bwoi Posse, Bgirl Lynx, Bgirl Defy, Kid Glyde
Beatboxer: Scratch Cat
Graffiti & Street Artists: Elicser, Peru 143, HVW8 Gene Starship & Dstrbo, EGR
Community Groups: St Alban’s Boys & Girls Club Bboy Classes, L.O.F.T. & LOFTMusik, A.R.T.E.R.Y.
Festivals: Manifesto Festival, (CMJ, NXNE not features, just mentions)
Clothing: Concrete Guerilla