Event Coverage

Events that The Come Up Show has covered.

[Journal Interview] Mount Kimbie Discusses Touring and Translating their Records into Live Performances

(Photos: Alex Kamino)

by Harina Mokanan Performing in Toronto for the second time in less than a year, UK electronic duo Mount Kimbie - made up of Kai Campos and Dominic Maker - recently stopped by popular Queen West haunt Wrongbar to perform a short setlist of tracks from their debut album Crooks and Lovers and 2009's Maybes EP.

On a weekend when the city was gearing up to celebrate the best in Canadian music for Canadian Music Week, an impressively large crowd packed into the venue and were treated to the sounds of artists ranging in genre and in country of origin. Opening up for the boys on their latest stop were Indie band Meet the Blue. The electronic/rock sound the Limerick band brought onstage was in stark contrast to the music Mount Kimbie unleashed unto the audience. Aside from some sound issues and a late start time, Mount Kimbie kept in line with the musical assortment theme of the night. From the ambient sounds of William to the body moving beats of Carbonated, Kai and Dominic remained deeply focused throughout their set, ensuring the crowd walked away with a favourable experience. Evident by the unanimous cheers from the audience when the first few notes of "Before I Move Off" began, the boys achieved just that. The Come Up Show had the chance to sit down with Mount Kimbie before the show to hear about their experiences on the road and their musical process from inception to performance. Click below to read the full interview.

[Video] The Come Up Show Presents- Get Smashed featuring DJ Jester, Kardinal Offishall, Clinton Sparks

Get Smashed featuring DJ Jester, Kardinal Offishall, Clinton Sparks

The Come Up Show was invited to host the media lounge for "The LRG Get Smashed Event" featuring The Smash Squad DJs (a collection of the top international DJs in Toronto: Jester, Starting From Scratch and Wristpect as well as founder, international DJ, Producer, Chart-Topping Interscope Recording Artist, Clinton Sparks). It also was DJ Jester's birthday and part of the proceeds were donated to Breast Cancer. One thing I didn't expect was bumping into Kardinal Offishall, Cipha Sounds, and talking about Canadian Hip-Hop. Ch-check it out.

[Video] Battle of The Beatmakers 2010

Photo by Ajani Charles for HHC. Battle of the Beatmakers 2010

I've emceed at a Producer Showcase before so naturally I couldn't wait to attend the Battle of The Beatmakers in Toronto. With talent like Big Pops, 808 Gang, Burd & Keyz, Neenah, Vokab, and so much more I was very excited to see who would win. Congratulations to Neenah who is the FIRST female producer to win Battle of The Beatmakers 2010. Check out the video as I ask her how she felt to win the title and I also had the chance to interview grammy nominated Boi-1da who was one of the guest judges. You can also check out HipHopCanada review and full gallery on Battle of The Beatmakers.
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[Video] TheComeUpShow.com Presents- Afrofesta 2010

Unique, fresh and the first of its kind, Afrofesta is a celebration of African food, music, culture, dance and clothing. Taking place at the downtown Covent Garden Market, Afrofesta celebrates the city’s diverse and rich black culture.
My embarrassing and funny moment when I was emceeing Afrofesta. I announced that a few cars had to move because they were parked in the emergency lane. I clearly described the car make and license plate, 5 minutes later I found out that one of the cars were mine.....Nevertheless I told the audience and we all laughed.