With authenticity and lyrical finesse, FRASE's voice blends the classic sounds of Soul, Hip-Hop, Dub and pairs it with the modern production styles of House and Bass music. Since the debut EP “Daggers & Shields” in 2015, he has captured the hearts of music lovers around the world with a sound that is analog and soulful, yet pushes to the future with danceable beats. The most electronic act at Kalso Jazz Festival 2017, and one of the most live acts at Shambhala Electronic Music Festival 3 years in a row, FRASE is blurring the lines of contemporary music performance. Beautiful original songs are delivered in a dynamic, up-beat live show where FRASE sings, plays guitar, keys, and mixes it with his productions in Ableton Live. Stepping up the performance is dancer, choreographer, vocalist & Percussionist: Embody MVMT (Emily Honegger). She combines her training in Contemporary Dance, with Hip-Hop freestyle forms such as B-girling, House and Popping. Their performance collaboration began on the sub whoofers while opening for Fat Boy Slim in 2016, and they have been a power couple rocking festivals and stages ever since.
Supported and shared the stage with such artists as: -Dub FX -Bonobo -Fat Boy Slim – The Funk Hunters – Delhi 2 Dublin – Moontricks - Chali 2na
Festivals In Canada: -2017 : Bass Coast, Shambhala, Tall Tree, Diversity, Blessed Coast, Kaslo Jazz etc, Tiny Lights, Astral Harvest, Diversity, Koksilah, Canada Fruit Fest, Kamp, etc.
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!