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Award-winning Haisla rappers Snotty Nose Rez Kids and Heiltsuk muralist KC Hall launch season 2 of APTN’s AMPLIFY

APTN artist collection AMPLIFY returns for a second season.

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AMPLIFY: Paint the City Purple

When: Fri. Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Titled Portray the City Purple, the Vancouver-filmed characteristic directed by Carla Robinson pairs the fast-rhyming rappers with acclaimed muralist and humanities educator KC Corridor and follows the crew as they create a brand new monitor and art work that celebrates city Indigenous expertise.

Snotty Nostril Rez Children seem with muralist KC Corridor in Episode one, season 2 of APTN’s present Amplify.Picture by APTN /jpg

Every episode of the 13-part anthology collection will introduce a unique Indigenous musical artist as they create new work impressed by a spot of private inspiration. Style-jumping and shot throughout Canada in top quality 4K, season 2 additionally contains Armond Duck Chief (AB), Beatrice Deer (PQ), Amanda Rheaume (ON, SK), Wolf Saga (ON), Kristi Lane Sinclair (ON, B.C.), Jason Camp & The Posers (Haida Gwaii), Zoey Roy (SK), Tom Wilson (ON), Thea Could (Atikameksheng Anishnawbek), Kris Harper (AB), JB The First Woman (B.C.), and Sadie Buck (Six Nations of the Grand River, ON).

An authentic collection from Wolfwalker Productions created by Shane Belcourt and produced by Belcourt and Jason Ryle, AMPLIFY options Indigenous expertise in entrance and behind the digital camera. Every episode encompasses a completely different director working with the core collection crew of cameraman Sean Stiller, manufacturing supervisor Claudia Skunk, sound recordists Joseph Redbreast and second digital camera/Grip/Gaff Francis Laliberte.

AMPLIFY is a 100% Indigenous manufacturing.

“I like Chef’s Desk, the place you possibly can see the making of the meals and get inside the method, and Dave Grohl’s Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways the place the band would present up in a unique city and be impressed by it and write a brand new track,” mentioned Shane Belcourt. “How nice wouldn’t it be to do an identical combine with an Indigenous artist the place you possibly can comply with them via the track creation course of and discover out why they selected what they did to put in writing about and the way they hook up with it. Then, we’d do a deep dive into it with consultants and, on the finish, provide the new track in a brand new video”

Timed completely to coincide with the exploding world publicity of the Indigenous music scene, Belcourt says AMPLIFY has been a collaborative effort with Jason Ryle to current a various vary of artists. In every episode, the manufacturing group aimed to pair the musical artist with administrators who got here from comparable backgrounds to get into the subject material even additional.

Naturally, Snotty Nostril Rez Children had been an ideal match to kickoff season 2. The group made up Paint the City on the spot for the TV shoot, solely to love the ultimate end result a lot that it was included on the award-winning album I’m Good HBU?

“It was a chance for us to essentially shine a lightweight on the town to point out who we’re,” mentioned Darren “Younger D” Metz. “Whereas our hometown is all the time a part of it, the town was what impressed us to push the boundaries and take it so far as we need to take it.”

“They gave us a alternative of potential matters for dialogue akin to reconciliation, murdered and lacking ladies and different heavy dare s — t that our folks all speak about or to information our personal path,” mentioned Quinton “Yung Trybez” NYC. “So we determined to decide on a unique type of development for our folks, so we chosen the humanities scene right here in Vancouver. KC Corridor has been an inspiration for a very long time bringing in a extra up to date type along with his kind strains and avenue artwork which is like us selecting hip-hop as a car to push the boundaries.”

These acquainted with the Vancouver Mural Pageant can be acquainted with Corridor’s Untitled which went up at 2018’s Artwork Smash occasion at CMHC Granville Island. His mashing up of North Coast Formline approach with parts of all the things from graffiti to manga and trendy abstraction explodes from the wall identical to Snotty Nostril Rez Child’s entice beats blast off the file. Working with the group to craft an authentic work to go together with a monitor was an ideal match.

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Snotty Nostril Rez Children seem with muralist KC Corridor in Episode one, season 2 of APTN’s present Amplify.Picture by APTN /jpg

“I met Quinton earlier than I met Darren as a result of I purchased a pair of sneakers off of him fairly a couple of years in the past, and he talked about on the time that he and his homie had been going to be dropping some music developing,” mentioned Corridor. “We grew to become good mates and he even wore one in every of my early T-shirt designs in, I imagine, the video for Lengthy Hair Don’t Care. It was clear that the type of artwork that I do is form of like a visible illustration of the form of music that they do, and I’d even sprayed one in every of their track lyrics for an Instagram submit.”

For the music video shoot, particular new artwork was created for the monitor and the ultimate clip is a slamming introduction to the brand new season launch. Snotty Nostril Rez Children may have a brand new video and single dropping this month that would be the first new music launched because the group inked a take care of Sony Music.

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