Art of Fresh set to rock the Fresh Fest in Croatia with Snoop, KRS and more!

July 3, 2013

Art of Fresh set to rock the Fresh Fest in Croatia with Snoop, KRS and more!

Ah yeah! We are heading to Europe to rock our first major European festival.

More information now:

http://www.fresh-island.org/

Art of Fresh Fresh Island Festival

Art of Fresh Fresh Island Festival

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Download Art of Fresh album for FREE

December 30, 2011

FREE FREE FREE! Now that I’ve got your attention, heres a little something something I KNOW you’ll enjoy! I have a duo I’ve been in for sometime now with long time friend/artist D.O. called The Art of Fresh. It’s a project that was unexpectedly birthed when we started collaborating on tracks back in 2000 (Long before Black Eyed Peas and all the uptempo hiphop/R&B you hear today btw) and just having fun. We were never thinking about “The Industry” or music trends when making this fun uptempo style of music. Our first single was a song called “Get Free”, followed by our second single “Out This World” from our first album “Back to the Earth“. We just recently finished our second album which is called “When the NIght Comes In” and we are happy to inform you that is available for free download! The cool thing about the creation of this album is each song was made in a different part of the world seeing I would bring my equipment with us when we were touring. I can clearly remember making the beat for “Where I Go” as we were driving through Radium Springs in Western Canada in the beautiful Rockies. I remember making the beat for “Alive” in a hotel room in London, England. And probably the most memorable of em all is recording vocals to “Baila” in a crazy beautiful hotel in Kyoto, Japan. (They had a nicely folded, crisply ironed set of PJ’s on your bed awaiting you as you entered, LOL! classy). So I hope you enjoy this album, please share it with anyone you think may like it too. Follow the group on twitter @artoffresh and Facebook

http://theartoffresh.bandcamp.com/


New Art of Fresh video “Good Shoes” feat Melanie Durrant

December 30, 2011

Check out the new Art of Fresh video!


From Amsterdam to London

April 19, 2011

Wakin up to a beautiful day out here in London England… crazy to think that the sun is shining bright here while my people back home in Toronto are dealing with the cold.

I feel like I haven’t had the chance to breathe in the last few weeks… its been a non stop ride for us.

First we set it off in Rotterdam Netherlands for New Skool Rules and now we are out in England.
We’ve been on a radio promo tour hitting up spots in Birmingham, Darby and Manchester. We also threw down at a show in Manchester a few nights ago that was wild.

Tonight is the big night… getting ready to do it up for our Canadian Blast show at Music Connex.

We got the whole crew up in here right now… Famous, Rich Kidd, J Diggz, and of course Slakah and DJ Nana… going to be a big night!


Art of Fresh hit England for the first time

January 19, 2011

From T DOT to NYC to MIA…

October 23, 2010

I woke up this morning and felt like I should be getting ready to go to the airport… that’s how I’ve spent the previous three days so I was getting in a routine!

On Wednesday morning the crew was off to New York City for the CMJ Music Festival…  We were playing as part of the Canadian Blast event and were the only hip-hop act on the line up…  but first, I had to get my Diddy on.  I was invited to be part of a luncheon with music executives from the US.  It was interesting because it was held at the Canadian Counsel…  Shout out to CIMA for organizing it and doing an amazing job on the catering!

From there we only had a couple of hours to rest up before the big show…

The venue was Arlene’s Grocery in the Lower East Side of NYC…

The first act of the night was Rich Aucoin from Scotia… I didn’t know much about Rich before but whoa! This man can put on a live show.  First he was giving out 3-D glasses… next thing you know he was getting everyone to hold a parachute while bouncing glow sticks off of it…

We were on next and as always, Nana made sure that the crowd was hype before we went on.  We’ve heard in the past that a New York crowd was similar to Toronto in terms of lack of crowd response, but we didn’t have that problem.  The crowd was hype and were rocking with us from beginning to end!

photo credit: Duncan McKie

After the show we didn’t get a chance to take a break… we were doing a few interviews outside of the club.

We caught a couple hours of sleep and had to head to the airport for the next stop…  at least we  managed to hook up a nice ride to the airport!


Then it was off to beautiful Miami… after reading tweets and status updates from our Canadian friends of the cold weather it was a little different here and we could tell as soon as we touched down – sunny sky, no clouds and 86 degree temperature.  We performed at Barry University which is in North Miami.  As soon as we hit the campus, students were showing us love and we saw lots of posters up so we knew it was going to be a hype show.  “You guys are going to do Out This World right??”  – yep we knew it was about to get hype.  The best part about the show was the group of dancers that came.  They danced the whole time so it was easy for us to maintain the high energy.  After rocking a couple of encore songs we chilled out with the students for awhile before bouncing… after all we had another plane to catch in a few hours.

So there it is – two days – two wild nights – from East Coast to down South to back up to the North…  wish we could have spent more time in each city but it also feels good to be home!

Next stop?? stay tuned!

D.O.