I am honoured to collaborate for a second year on The Searchlight Mixtape. Last year, I was invited to be a part of a 16-artist/act collective releasing a tape of our respective CBC Searchlight tracks. The tape was downloaded over 1000 times, and we got press around the world, as well as plays on SoundCloud and the CBC Music page. This year, 14 of us from the original group have a new tape. I’d like to present each of my mixtape collaborators and tell you a little bit about their music and message.
Dark folk and roots characterize this west coast artist, who’s making waves all across Canada from ocean to ocean. Skye Wallace‘s Living Parts album brood from the point of view of those alive in spirit rather than skin, and offer us a perspective on life and death not often seen in the popular repertory. Ain’t it Hell speaks of pain on the prairies. Listen to Skye’s tale of a wide open sky suddenly become oppressive.