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'THE LYTICS - ‘HOLD ON’ - 2016
2016 is a long time from those formative years writing raps in a Winnipeg basement and after years of chasing a dream of making music a profession, this group of young emcees seem to be turning the corner on making their dream a reality.
Two recordings, three nominations (WCMA’s) and several international and cross Canadian tours later, the group is ready to release their third studio album, starting with ‘Hold On’ their newly recorded EP as lead up to be released April 2016.
Often citing Pharcyde, De La Soul, Slum village, A Tribe called quest and The Fugees as inspiration, they’ve created a sound that has obvious sonic similarities but with a little something that can only be cultivated in the geographic isolation that Winnipeg provides them. With a musical pallet rooted in Reggae, Soul, Jazz and all things ‘Boom Bap’, their penchant for creating varied soundscapes and exploring different influences is seemingly in their DNA, making The Lytics’ sound something familiar yet completely unique.
All this inspiration combined with an ever growing drive and desire to create has enveloped a jubilant, impassioned body of work that is The Lytics’ EP ‘Hold On’, a thoughtful five song sonic rumination that is at times vibrant and uplifting, other times brooding and solemn and always celebratory and confident.'