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104 minutes | 5 years ago
EP#39 - Juneten - MC & Visual Artist
Before K-Rec's trip back to the land of the rising sun, the crew squeezes in a very important episode. Coming around full circle to the first guest we ever recorded on our, never released, "episode zero", we sit down with the omni-talented June 10! A great friend and man, and a completely mind blowing artist, June 10 sets the standard for dedication, integrity, and craftsmanship. We talk about the man and day to day life behind some of the best lyrics being performed today. A must listen that we are thrilled to share with you!! Special props to Jenn, who ghost protocols the ep with CUPCAKES! Enjoy the show! Follow your MvsM hosts on Twitter www.twitter.com/stephengillis www.twitter.com/esteael www.twitter.com/djkrec Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Periscope at @mouthvsmic and subscribe/rate/review on iTunes.
97 minutes | 6 years ago
EP#38 - Ross Dauk & Andy Kallstrom - Comedians
We were thrilled to have Ross and Andy on the podcast, not only because they're two of Vancouver's best comedians running some of the cities funnest nights, but also because their comedic chemistry and deep friendship make them just a joy to be around. We talk about everything form ghosts, to pedicures, to stealing left-over popcorns out of movie theatres, with these bold, brave comedy pals. It's a hilarious, must listen episode. Check out their stand up show JOKES PLEASE every Thursday night at Little Mountain Gallery: http://www.littlemountaingallery.ca/ Follow Ross on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rossdauk Follow Andy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/andykallstrom Follow your MvsM hosts on Twitter www.twitter.com/stephengillis www.twitter.com/esteael www.twitter.com/djkrec Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Periscope at @mouthvsmic Don’t forget to share this show with your network, follow us on social media @mouthvsmic, and subscribe/rate/review on iTunes. Enjoy the show!
111 minutes | 6 years ago
EP#37 - Kia Kadiri - MC
Photo by: Dre Weiss Kia Kadiri has been leading the charge for hip-hop in Canada since the days of "tax this Brian!" Bumper stickers. She was so great to chill and laugh with, and we get a great over-view here on her philosophies, emcee dominion, incredible colabs, tricks for teaching, and passion for building community in hip-hop and beyond. Plus "performing vs roller blading"? All this and more is bookended by great performances and chats from your three beloved hosts! Check out Kia's "Flight of the Bumblebee" battle with Mark McGregor for CBC Music.ca that we discussed on the episode here: https://youtu.be/kakmLZZHa6o Check out Kia's Streetrich Hip Hop Society which is a platform where youth and people of all backgrounds can develop their creative potential through the artistic elements of Hip Hop culture: http://streetrich.ca/ Don't forget to LIKE Streetrich on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StreetRich Check out Kia's music on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/kia-kadiri/id217960978 Follow your MvsM hosts on Twitter www.twitter.com/stephengillis www.twitter.com/esteael www.twitter.com/djkrec Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Periscope at @mouthvsmic Don’t forget to share this show with your network, follow us on social media @mouthvsmic, and subscribe/rate/review on iTunes. Enjoy the show!
97 minutes | 6 years ago
EP#36 - Savage Rock - Breakdancer
The brothahs sit down this time with an old young friend... The breakin legend, the wise and humble master Savage Rock! This b-boy supreme shares knowledge, tales of survival, and secrets about the road from vengeful anger to humble grace. Plus we get dope live Savage Poetry! Also, all the usual laughs as the 3 set it up and close it out with friendship and fun, like comparing first concerts and more. Buss-it! Don't miss Savage's crew's, The Now or Never Crew, 13th Anniversary B-Boy Battle at Bonsor Recreational Centre 6550 Bonsor Ave in Burnaby, BC on Saturday August 29th from 1-10pm. Finals are at 6pm. RSVP to the event on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1464697560512079/ Follow your MvsM hosts on Twitter www.twitter.com/stephengillis www.twitter.com/esteael www.twitter.com/djkrec Don’t forget to share this show with your network, follow us on social media @mouthvsmic, and subscribe/rate/review on iTunes. Enjoy the show!
124 minutes | 6 years ago
EP#35 - Greg Bennick - Speaker, Musician, Filmmaker, Activist
Basically since the show began attempts to get Greg Bennick into the studio were in full swing. We are so thrilled to bring you this chat with this singer of Trial and Between Earth & Sky, global activist, professional juggler, inspirational speaker, vegan, straight edge, filmmaker and all around passionate stoke bomb of a human. Plus K & Estea attempt miserably to fill in for a missing Gillis, as if that were possible! Hit play and hear the love. Thanks listeners! Follow Greg on Twitter & Instagram - @gregbennick Check out his foundation - http://www.onehundredforhaiti.org His website - http://www.gregbennick.com and His activism website - http://www.wordsasweapons.com Follow your MvsM hosts on Twitter www.twitter.com/stephengillis www.twitter.com/esteael www.twitter.com/djkrec Don’t forget to share this show with your network, follow us on social media @mouthvsmic, and subscribe/rate/review on iTunes. Enjoy the show!
76 minutes | 6 years ago
EP#34 - Herokah - Singer
This episode the MvsM crew sit down with pop/soul/hip-hop singer Herokah! To discuss "pushing through" for your art, single mom heroics, "paying for play" and more! She blasts two outstanding live in studio performances! And the guys also find time to discuss what kept them sitting down in high school, as well as their gratitude for their bouncy, peeing, excited fury friends. Find out more about Herokah and follow her here: Twitter -> https://twitter.com/herokah, Facebook -> https://www.facebook.com/herokah.songs, Instagram -> https://instagram.com/herokah/ Follow your MvsM hosts on Twitter www.twitter.com/stephengillis www.twitter.com/esteael www.twitter.com/djkrec Don’t forget to share this show with your network, follow us on social media @mouthvsmic, and subscribe/rate/review on iTunes. Enjoy the show!
81 minutes | 6 years ago
EP#33 - Stefan MacNeil - Comedian
Stand up comedian Stefan MacNeil sits down to discuss Cape Breton Island vs Vancity, as well as the virtues of maintaining your own style and finding an audience for your authentic voice, and the current discussion on comedy crowds being "too politically correct" these days. He and Gilly go tit for tat on bringing East coast commitment to West coast parties, and the gents get real about the difficulties of adult friend making, when you're artsy weird-o's. Frankenstein and Dr Jekyll blow out the endtro on this great hang-out of an ep! Check out Stefan and his night, Mermaid Comedy, tonight at the Railway Club in Vancouver. Last show for the Summer with a stacked line-up! Get all the info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1589261698020336/ Follow Stefan on Twitter to see his upcoming dates: https://twitter.com/stefanmacneil Tomorrow night, Tuesday June 16th, Mouth Vs Mic Live is back at it with an all comedy night hosted by the hilarious Katie-Ellen Humphries. She has put together a stacked line-up, so head on down to Calabash for a night of hilarity. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1663568253874018/ Follow your MvsM hosts on Twitter www.twitter.com/stephengillis www.twitter.com/esteael www.twitter.com/djkrec Don’t forget to share this show with your network, follow us on social media @mouthvsmic, and subscribe/rate/review. Enjoy the show!
36 minutes | 6 years ago
EP#32 - Trevor Mills: Evidence of a Struggle Release Party LIVE!
Trevor Mills is one of the most inspired and inspiring musicians in the Vancouver hip-hop community. His struggle dealing with his brother’s tragic death, after year’s of battling mental illness, have been well documented on two past MvsM episodes (#2 and #25) he was our guest. Trevor led a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund his new album, which is not only bringing mental heath awareness but is also raising funds for the cause from its sales. This podcast is a document of Trevor’s release party for that album. An amazing night which saw everyone come together for Trevor, his brother’s memory, and for the continued struggle that many face everyday. MvsM’s Stephen Gillis takes you on the road for EP#32 as we are on location, LIVE, featuring interviews and performances from MvsM’s Estea Elements & K-Rec, Sauce & DJ C-Lo, Bodhi Jones, and of course the man himself, Trevor Mills. Don’t forget to share this show with your network, follow us on social media @mouthvsmic, and subscribe/rate/review. Enjoy the show! For more info on Trevor Mills’ amazing new album and more visit http://evidenceofastruggle.ca/ Follow Trevor on twitter: www.twitter.com/unclechoochoo Follow your MvsM hosts on Twitter www.twitter.com/stephengillis www.twitter.com/esteael www.twitter.com/djkrec
108 minutes | 6 years ago
EP#31 - Mamarudegyal - MC/Performance Artist
After trading childhood stories on surviving sports, bullying, and uniform peeing, the guys make a new pal in the personage of Mamarudegyal! An episode theme might be "childhood oddballs become incredibly dope adults". Mama blesses the show with two AMAZING live performances, and some great insights on growing up multi-culturally marginalized, surviving unhealthy relationships, and maintaining def artistry as a young parent. After a lot of hip-hop/soul she outros the episode with a fun Q&A session of Calgary vs Vancouver! Follow Mamarudegyal on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MamaRude Also check out her music on Reverbnation - http://www.reverbnation.com/mamarudegyalmthc Follow the hosts of MVsM on Twitter - @djkrec, @esteael, and @stephengillis Follow @mouthvsmic on Twitter & Instagram Come down to Calabash Bistro - 428 Carrall Street in Vancouver, BC - on Tuesday May 19th for Mouth Vs Mic LIVE EP#31 - Hip-Hop for Nepal Fundraiser - hosted by Rupert Common. More info on the lineup and RSVP on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1582023365397230/ Let us know your thoughts on the show, leave a comment or rating, email us (email@example.com) or tell a friend. Enjoy the show!
112 minutes | 6 years ago
EP#30 - Byron Dauncey - Photographer/Street Artist
Mouth vs Mic breaks way out on this one, with a guest who's mouth is barely involved in his day to day life! Byron Dauncey aka "Cameraman" is a conceptual photographer, street artist and more, who steps into various scenes around our city to explore, and challenge. After the fellas' "behind the scenes" intro, we rap with Byron about everything from street art beefs, to the spectacle of Granville Street, to political sandwich making. Get to know a true artist who has been enhancing your visual landscape for years through galleries, films, dumpsters, etc., while hanging with your usual homies K-Rec, Stephen, and Estea. Check out more of Byron's work at http://byrondauncey.ca/ also visit the Robert Lynds Gallery until May 2nd to see Byron & Kevin Day's, Camera Machina exhibit. More info at http://robertlyndsgallery.com/ in Vancouver. Subscribe to MvsM Podcast on iTunes and Stitcher. Please rate, comment, or tell a friend. You can also find as on Twitter/Instagram at @mouthvsmic or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mouthvsmic Enjoy the show! Thanks for listening! - @djkrec @stephengillis @esteael
97 minutes | 6 years ago
EP#29 - Angela MacDougall - Battered Women's Support Services Vancouver
A MUST LISTEN! After fumbling over themselves in many past episodes, the boys sit down to talk about all that women go through, and how to best support them, with an absolute treasure! Angela MacDougall of Battered Women's Support Services (with her sistah in arms Rosa) breaks down patriarchy, immigration, colonialism, the Harper Government, the Canadian legal system, cyber misogyny and more! All in relation to violence against women. That blessing is proceeded by a "strictly hosts" chat about housing a Japanese homeboy, their recent gigs, their most kindred pro wrestlers, and more! Tell your friends about this one and help spread our guests expertise on ending violence towards women! Find out more information on what you can do to support BWSS and their mission here: http://www.bwss.org/resources/publications/#4 and http://www.bwss.org/ Donate to BWSS: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/bwss-battered-womens-support-services/ Follow BWSS on Twitter - https://twitter.com/endingviolence Follow BWSS on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/BWSS-Battered-Womens-Support-Services/220692971290466 Follow Mouth Vs Mic on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/mouthvsmic Follow Mouth Vs Mic on Twitter & Instagram - @mouthvsmic Follow you hosts on Twitter - @esteael @stephengillis @djkrec Don't miss Mouth Vs Mic LIVE #30 all Native All Stars on Wed April 22/15 at Calabash Bistro more info @ https://www.facebook.com/events/1658465214374708/ Questions or comments hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org Please subscribe/rate/comment to us on iTunes or spread the word through your social media. We appreciate ya! Enjoy!
115 minutes | 6 years ago
EP#28 - James Kennedy - Comedian
Master of hilarity, James Kennedy, patiently took Estea and Gillis on a fantastic ride through his early years and his life in stand-up, even though secretly he and K-Rec were desperately chomping at the bit to discuss the virtues of the new Kendrick Lamar album! Before they exploded on that topic James gave great insights into his experiences rapping, DJing, skating and of course crafting knee slappers. This relaxed, open, and giggly chat was preempted by movie reviews and "shooting each other out in the hot tub", plus Swedish Tin-Tin describing his K-infused car seats, and coaching Gilly through a heavy-hearted cab ride. Follow James Kennedy on Twitter - https://twitter.com/jimmykcomedy Follow Mouth Vs Mic on Twitter - https://twitter.com/mouthvsmic Follow the Hosts on Twitter - https://twitter.com/esteael https://twitter.com/stephengillis https://twitter.com/djkrec Check out our website www.mouthvsmic.com Questions, comments, requests email us at email@example.com Like the show? Please rate, comment, subscribe, or tell a friend via social media.
96 minutes | 6 years ago
EP#27 - ILL TONE - MC
K returns from adventures in Asia to find Stephen, Estea, and globetrotting rhyme buster ILL TONE ready to kick an episode that's got serious international flavour! ILL TONE has been traveling planet earth extensively and opening up for hip-hop legends along the way, so his stories, philosophies, and tricks of the trade were a treasure to hear. The crew talk addiction, growing old in the arts, and how to keep stink minimal on the road. A show highlight is the K-Rec Japan vs Taiwan point to point list off! Hear more of our new buddy ILL TONE at: http://illtone.bandcamp.com/ And keep up with his every move at: http://illtonemusic.com/ As always send feedback, love-letters, and cat photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
117 minutes | 6 years ago
EP#26 - Chief Rock of Enter Tribal - MC
Chief Rock is a Wolf Clan member of the Cayuga Nation, from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, who now lives in British Columbia and is a part of the hip-hop group Enter Tribal. Doing his part to be a role model to young Native youth, Chief Rock has taken his traditional songs into a modern hip-hop sound. Now embarking on a mission to also make his own music videos, films, and more. All this work is done in effort to empower and inspire young Natives to take control of their paths and be proud of their people & community. With an interest in linguistics Chief breaks down the use of the word "Aboriginal" amongst others, with Estea, K-Rec, and SG, and describes his journey as a Wolf Clan member and spreading knowledge to his people within Canadian society and laws that are being enforced on people who never agreed to them and so much more. The fellas return with a small snippet of Mouth Vs Mice podcast, QUESTIONS???? segment, and so much more. Enjoy the show! Follow Chief Rock's group, Enter Tribal, and hear more of their music here: https://soundcloud.com/entertribal Follow Chief Rock on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chiefrockmusic Follow Mouth Vs Mic on Twitter and Instagram: @mouthvsmic Join our Facebook page: https://facebook.com/mouthvsmic
105 minutes | 6 years ago
EP#25 - Trevor Mills - MC
Trevor Mills is on a mission to raise mental health awareness. In the Summer of 2013 Trevor lost his older brother to suicide after years of battling mental illness. A year and a half later Trevor has embarked on a journey to not only keep the memory of his brother alive, but also to bring awareness to an area of our health that is often stigmatized and forgotten. "Evidence of a Struggle" is the name of Trevor's Kickstarter campaign (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2081591754/evidence-of-a-struggle) for a new E.P. album that reveals how untreated mental health problems clot into addiction and spark into flame. It is vulnerable, nostalgic, and unapologetically raw. He is very close to reaching his $10,000 goal, with partial proceeds from album sales being donated to the Vancouver General Hospital's Mental Health Foundation, so check out his campaign and support if you can. This is Trevor's second appearance on Mouth Vs Mic, you can check out his original appearance in EP#2 and we highly recommend checking out his heartbreaking performance of the title track from his campaign "Evidence of a Struggle" in that episode or isolated on our Soundcloud page (soundcloud.com/mouthvsmic). Trevor discusses his campaign, going through the experience of losing his brother, his work on bringing awareness, policy change, and another amazing performance. The fellas celebrate a new year of Mouth Vs Mic with a banger, the last of our anniversary listener mail (THANK YOU), and even have a bit of their own therapy session about life and work. This is a very healthy show, so get it all out in the wash with us! Follow Trevor Mills on Twitter: @unclechoochoo or https://twitter.com/unclechoochoo Follow Stephen Gillis on Twitter: @stephengillis or http://www.twitter.com/stephengillis Estea Elements on Twitter: @esteael or http://www.twitter.com/esteael Follow DJ K-Rec on Twitter: @djkrec or http://www.twitter.com/djkrec MvsM Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mouthvsmic MvsM Twitter: @mouthvsmic or http://www.twitter.com/mouthvsmic MvsM Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/mouthvsmic MvsM Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/mouthvsmic Enjoy the show and please share with your friends. If you have time please rate and review the show on iTunes! Thank you for your support over the last year. We always appreciate you listening and welcome your feedback at mouthvsmic@
126 minutes | 6 years ago
EP#24 - Roger Collins - Entrepreneur - Calabash Bistro
MvsM celebrates one year of episodes by inviting Roger Collins, the man behind the magic at our LIVE night home - Calabash Bistro, where food, community, and art all come together in one amazing space. Roger discusses the grind of running a restaurant, growing up in Toronto and bringing his Caribbean roots to life at Calabash, the importance of using art and food bring people together, the many hip-hop legends he's fed (Rakim, KRS-ONE, Ghostface/Raekwon to name a few), and more! The fellas also reflect on one year of MvsM, share some listener emails, discuss Ebay's addicting nature, awkward compliments, friendliness VS flirtation, and much more. Follow Mouth Vs Mic online Facebook http://www.facebook.com/mouthvsmic Twitter http://www.twitter.com/mouthvsmic Instagram http://www.instagram.com/mouthvsmic Youtube http://www.youtube.com/mouthvsmic Follow the hosts of Mouth Vs Mic Estea Elements on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/esteael Follow DJ K-Rec on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/djkrec Follow Stephen Gillis on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/stephengillis Enjoy the show and please share with your friends. Thank you for your support over the last year. We always appreciate you listening and welcome your feedback at email@example.com.
105 minutes | 6 years ago
EP#23 - Kit Carson - Freestyle Battle MC and Musician
It's hard to pin-down exactly who Kit Carson is, based on what he does. Is he a battle rapper? A singer/songwriter? Actor? Improviser? Therapist? He's all these things, and so much more. An all around renaissance man who is quickly becoming one of Vancouver's most interesting artists. In our interview Kit sheds some light on what drives him to follow his heart in art, self-care, and shares his endless talents with two awesome LIVE in-studio performances! Estea, DJ K-Rec, and Stephen discuss Steely Dan-esque relationships, have a great TV debate - which includes the greatest Muppet Babies tribute on the internet, announce an exciting new MvsM Freestyle contest for free copy of "Freestyle: Art of Rhyme" on DVD, and so much more! Follow Mouth Vs Mic on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/mouthvsmic Follow Estea Elements on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/esteael Follow DJ K-Rec on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/djkrec Follow Stephen Gillis on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/stephengillis Join our Mouth Vs Mic page on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/mouthvsmic Enjoy the show and please share with your friends. We always welcome your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org and please leave feedback and rate our show on iTunes.
113 minutes | 6 years ago
EP#22 - DJ Organic - Director of "Freestyle: Art of Rhyme"
While DJ'ing at the age of 14, in the middle of hip-hop exploding into mainstream culture in the 90's, Kevin Fitzgerald aka DJ Organic was compelled to pick up a camera and start documenting the world of "free-styling" that was emerging around him in Los Angeles. 10 years and 5000 hours of footage later the critically acclaimed documentary "Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme" was produced. Featuring Mos Def, The Last Poets, Questlove, Black Thought, Jurassic 5, El P, Supernatural, Freestyle Fellowship and many more, "Freestyle" is renowned as one of the greatest documentaries on a part of hip-hop culture ever made. DJ Organic sits down with us to discuss growing up in LA and the amazing talent that was rising around him and how he came to make the film with no budget, borrowing cameras, and the endless pursuit to tell the story of this amazing part of the culture. Listen to the show and then check out the film on iTunes, Hulu, or Youtube. Keep in touch with DJ Organic's project at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DJOrganic101, or Twitter: https://twitter.com/HipHopFilms Follow Mouth Vs Mic on Twitter @mouthvsmic and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/mouthvsmic Find out more about Mouth Vs Mic at http://www.mouthvsmic.com and join us in Vancouver at Calabash Bistro on Jan 13th for an all stand up comedy LIVE Mouth Vs Mic show curated by the hilarious Katie-Ellen Humprhies. Don't miss it! Share the show with your friends, it helps us a lot. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening!
102 minutes | 6 years ago
EP#21 - Estea Elements (Surprise Guest) - Musician/Community Activist
MvsM would not exist if it wasn't for one man, Estea Elements. A family man, musician, community activist, and borderline superhero. Through some secrecy and wizardry we were able to hide from Estea Through some secrecy and wizardry we were able to hide from Estea that he would be the surprise guest in this episode. Friend of the show and past guest, Happy Kreter, joins SG to co-host/interview Estea about his interesting upbringing, journey through music from punk to hip-hop and back again, his need for connection in life and how he has become a conduit for connecting people with Mouth Vs Mic. Enjoy learning more about the man, the myth, the legend, Estea Elements, and hear some of his amazing lyrical domination with K-Rec on the mix rocking a 45's set. Find out more music from Estea Elements and K-Rec at http://esteaelements.bandcamp.com/ including an upcoming LIVE mixtape dropping real soon on http://www.slowdjs.com/ in January! Follow Mouth Vs Mic on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Check out our new Soundcloud page for isolated performances on http://www.soundcloud.com/mouthvsmic
107 minutes | 6 years ago
EP#20 - Steven Fairweather - Musician (Solo/Gob/By A Thread)
A renaissance man with endless interests, Steven Fairweather, may be one of the most interesting musicians in the world. When not working on his music in New York's lower Eastside, he can found touring Canada playing bass as a part of legendary punk band Gob. Steven stops by to talk touring, music process, writing two comic books, falling asleep to podcasts, researching conspiracy theories and much much more. Enjoy the show! Share it with your friends! This episode includes two of Steven's awesome solo tracks from the album "Visitors" which you can pickup and listen to more at: www.stevenfairweather.com or his bandcamp page http://stevenfairweather.bandcamp.com/album/visitors. Steven also shares the new track "War is a Cementary" from Gob's 2007 album "Muertos Vivos", which is really appropriate as this episode was recorded on Remembrance Day. Check out more of the rad new Gob album "Apt. 13" at their website http://gobband.com/ Follow Mouth Vs Mic on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube - @mouthvsmic or /mouthvsmic on all platforms! http://www.mouthvsmic.com Enjoy the show! Share it with your friends!
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