Since forming, I M U R’s electrifying blend of electronic-r&b instantly resonated with critics, garnering them millions of streams and landing them a #5 slot on the Spotify Global Viral Chart. The band’s music has been featured in ads by Patagonia and Lululemon and on popular TV shows such as 'Wynonna Earp', 'Workin' Moms' and ‘Good Trouble’. I M U R’s rising popularity earned them a place on the main stage at Bumbershoot Festival alongside Jorja Smith, Solange, and Lorde as well as on the main stage of Bass Coast Music Festival, Shambhala Music Festival and SXSW. I M U R has been nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award for Electronic/Dance Artist of the Year (2017 and 2019), and won Best Electronic Song in the Canadian Songwriting Competition (2017).
Their most recent EP ’THIRTY33’ has earned them praise for its “heart melting vocals…larger than life production” (Red Bull) and “visceral vulnerability and intimacy” (Earmilk). Each song is “subtly intoxicating…[with] distinctive timbres…teased out by the palpable rises and falls of their dynamic structures” (Exclaim!). The group’s captivating performances meld electronic production with live musicality, a fusion which is “welcome in an overstuffed indie R&B sphere that often emphasizes empty moodiness” (Noisey). I M U R’s tasteful blend of future-bass beats, live-looped instrumentals and signature, sultry vocals transcends genre and “induces true goosebumps” (All Things Go).
FRASE + Friends in Victoria @ Victoria Event Centre
Sat. October 19th 10pm $16.50 - $20 (+ s.c.) advance
Our packed fall schedule gets even hotter with a one of our most dancetacular Saturday nights ever! We are so stoked to welcome our new friend FRASE as he brings his deeply soulful and relentlessly groovy tunes back to Victoria. Combining hip-hop, reggae, soul, blues with big bass feels and flourishes of house and future bass, Frase's incredibly unique sound has made him a favourite on the Canadian west coast and beyond – garnering new fans through appearances at some of the area's premier festivals like Bass Coast, Shambhala, Atmosphere Gathering and Koksilah, to name a few. He'll be joined on stage by his partner and collaborator EMBODY MVMT. The two make an electric pairing every time they take the stage together, feeding off the energy from the crowd and channeling that energy back off the stage with one of the most engaging stage shows two people can create. Frase sets are always guaranteed to feed your soul while moving your feet (and hips) and we can't wait to bask in the musical warmth.
Joining Frase for this special Saturday night is Vancouver's red-hot make-out powerhouse I M U R. This fantastically unique trio has been making serious waves with their electric R&B blend, racking up millions of plays on Spotify and spots in ad campaigns with companies like Lululemon and Patagonia. The band creates some of the most sensual sounds the west coast has to offer, with live-looped instrumentals, serious future-bass vibes and the dynamic vocals of singer Jenny Lea. I M U R is definitely going to lay down some tunes that are going to make you want to get close with your partner. And last but certainly not least, kicking off this Saturday night is the mighty LABORER, one of Washington state's most powerful roots reggae singers. He'll be playing a special acoustic set to warm us all up and ease us into a full night of serious dancing and sweating. We can't wait to see all our familiar Ska & Reggae Massive, and hopefully some new faces, out for this very special night!