We're so stoked we got to open for the Atlanta hip-hop legend, T.I., this past Saturday, January 21, at the Saskatoon Event Centre for his Us Or Else Canadian Tour. As always, our brothers Mikey Dubz & Kidalgo held it down behind the tables, and our dude Merlando captured our whole set on film. You can peep the footage below.
We were lucky enough to be featured in Chart Attack's yearend article, The Best Music of 2016 from Cities Around Canada. We were featured alongside our good homies Surf Dads and Queen City Stoop Kids, while our girl, fellow Trifecta artist and the 3witch herself, LOA, took the place of Favourite Regina Discovery of 2016 with her single, "Funeral".
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Following our recent performances at BreakOut West Festival and the garnered success of Crayons EP, we were proudly awarded $10,000 from Rawlco Radio's 10K20 Project towards the production of our next record. Through this award, Rawlco Radio has provided $780,000 to emerging Saskatchewan artists and we are truly honoured to be among its recipients.
To see other emerging Saskatchewan artists who recieved funding from Rawlco Radio's 10K20 Project award:
We are greatly humbled and honoured to have our Crayons EP voted as #2 in SaskMusic's Best Saskatchewan Albums of 2016. This past year was more than we could have ever asked for and we can't thank you enough.
Congratulations to all the SK artists who ranked in this list. See who else placed in SaskMusic's Best Saskatchewan Albums of 2016:
This year's BreakOut West Festival will be held in our hometown of Regina, SK, and we were chosen to play on two of the festival's nights. Not only are we headlining as well as co-headlining two of these nights, but we also have the distinct honour of being the sole urban act representing SK in the festival.
BreakOut West is 4-day music conference and festival celebrating the best of western Canadian artists and music industry professionals. It also hosts the Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMAs), which take place on Thursday, October 13th, 2016. This year's festival runs from Thursday, October 13th - Sunday, October 16th.
Our performances are at:
1:00AM, Friday, October 14, 2016 @ Multipurpose Room, University of Regina
11:45PM, Saturday, October 15, 2016 @ Bobby's Place
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Canada's premier music and culture magazine, Exclaim!, will be hosting the exclusive premiere stream for Crayons EP during the week leading up to the EP's release on October 4th, 2016.
Crayons EP is now available via iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, and all other major music platforms.
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We're flying out to Hamburg, Germany to perform at Reeperbahn Festival 2016. Reeperbahn Festival is one of Europe's premier nightclub festivals where emerging artists from all over the world come to connect with each other, as well as with music industry professionals. This year's Reeperbahn Festival takes place from Wednesday, September 21st - Saturday, September 24th.
We'll be performing in the Canadian Blast showcase put on by the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA). The showcase takes place at Kukuun, which turns into Canada House during Reeperbahn Festival. Not only are we the last act of the night representing western Canada, but we'll be the sole Canadian representation for an urban genre at the festival.
Our performance will be at:
11:00PM, Thursday, September 22, 2016 @ Kukuun (Canada House), Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg, Germany
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The official music video for newest single, Crayons, is now exclusively premiering on VICE Noisey. Devin Pacholik, a writer for VICE Noisey, came down to hang with us during the music video shoot and to interview our very own Merv xx Gotti for the story.
The video was filmed with the help of our good friends Merlin Sinclair of Merlando Media as well as Lot Club, Regina's premier nightclub.
Read the full interview here:
We were recently interviewed by Eman Bare of CBC about our recently released music video for our newest single, Crayons, as well as for our work building the SK hip-hop scene through Trifecta and the Trifecta Music Festival.
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We played Moso Fest 2016 the other night in our second home-city of Saskatoon, SK. Moso Fest is a community-driven innovation, technology and music conference. The conference also hosts a multi-venue music festival during the nights and we were fortunate enough to be a part of it.
The conference and festival is centred around the development of diversity in the arts and technology communities. The festival line-up consisted of artists from across Canada, each coming from a variety of ethnic, cultural, and musical backgrounds. Gotti even had the oppourtunity to speak as a panelist about his work with Trifecta Music Festival during one of the conference panels, Community Building Through Music.
For more information about MoSo Fest 2016, visit:
We just got back from our Thre3InThe6ix tour surrounding Canadian Music Week in Toronto, Ontario. We flew out with a crew of fifteen from both TrifectaYQR and TrifectaYXE camps, including LOA and Nono Ryan as support acts, as well as Kidalgo and TEFRONDON as tour-DJs.
After every show, people kept telling us, "We didn't know there were good hip-hop artists in Saskatchewan. We thought it was just farmers and country music".
We're happy we could represent the new wave of hip-hop from the prairies well. It was truly an honour to bring the new sound of the prairies to Toronto for Canadian Music Week 2016.
And we can't thank our Trifecta fam enough for being there with us every step of the way.
Find out more about the tour by using the #Thre3InThe6ix hashtag.