On Saturday May 26th, 2012, the Stylus Awards held its annual “It Starts With The DJ 5.0” conference at the AGO in Toronto, Ontario. Each year, the conference helps up-and-coming artists in Canada learn resourceful information from industry insiders, artists, and DJs who have made an impact in urban music. Through panel discussions, keynote speakers, and one-on-one feedback sessions, the conference gives artists looking for exposure an opportunity to gain knowledge about making it in the music industry. This year’s conference included a panel discussion with producers from Canada who have made an impact with their production. Producers Boi-1da, Arthur MacArthur, Rich Kidd, Adrian Gough of Cirkut, and Bobby Brass of the duo Kuya Productions all took part in the first half of the Stylus conference. The second half was a keynote interview with Wu Tang Clan’s Raekwon and his artist’s JD Era, who discussed topics such as why he chose Canada to start his IceH20 label, the Canadian music industry as a whole, and his key to building a successful career in music. Click on the link to read and see some of the highlights from the conference.
[Event] Stoli presents The Stylus Awards Pre Award Show Nominee Party May 27th @ The Mod Club (Toronto)
One of the events kicking things off for Stylus Weekend is the pre award show nominee party happening May 27th 2012 @ The Mod Club in Toronto. The event will have a number of awards being handed out in categories for Underground Hip Hop DJ of the Year, College Radio Show of the Year, Club MC of the Year, and DJ Mixtape of the Year. This nominee party is a nice warm up of what to expect from the Monday May 28th awards ceremony. In addition to awards being handed out there will also be performances from some of Canada's brightest up and coming talent slated to perform. Shi Wisdom ,Son Real, Shaun Boothe and others will be hitting the stage making for an amazing night of talent to be enjoyed . Make sure you get your tickets before they are sold out. What: Stylus Awards Pre Award Show Nominee Party with performances from JDRN, M.A.G.N.U.M, Raz Fresco, Rock Da House, Shaun Boothe, Shi Wisdom & Son Real. Where: Virgin Mobile Mod Club. 722 College Street, Toronto When: May 27th 2012 Admission: $15 advance tickets available at 100 BOND STREET & Play De Record 357 Yonge St. For more info check out the Facebook invite. Check out a few videos from some of the performers SonReal: Shi-Wisdom: Raz Fresco:
Photo by Nigel Ong