Our SoundClash Shortlist

SoundClash, one of the best music festivals to happen in the city, is fast approaching! We knew that there was no way that we could acknowledge that without at least releasing our shortlist so that you know what artists have worked hard enough to be deserving of the cash and prizes that are being offered!

Friday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m.
OPOPO is an electro-rock band that strives for excellent in all aspects of their music! With appearances at NXNE, Virgin Fest, CMW, Pride, Rogers Picnic and Denmark’s SPOT Festival, they’ve been making a name for themselves and having fun while doing it.

Friday, July 13 at 9 p.m.
LAL, a musical trio consisting of bengali-rooted lyricist, activist and singiner Rosina Kazi, Barbadian king of chill, producer, sound designer and philosopher, Nicholas Murray and Ugandan-born bassisst Ian De Souza. They’ve got a sweet and unique electronic sound that reflects the diversity within the group!

Saturday, July 14 at 2 p.m.
With her smooth yet powerful voice, Gyles has been paving a path for herself by collaborating with a lot of notable musical acts such as Canadian songstress Jully Black as well as neosoul band, JamesKing. With her skill as a lyricist already established, she’s guaranteed to serenade both your hearts and minds.

Chloe Charles
Saturday, July 14 at 3 p.m.
Chloe Charles has been compared to the likes of prolific vocalists such as Etta James, Nina Simone and even Amy Winehouse, and for good reason. Her voice carries the classic qualities of those who have come before her while still having the modern sound that we appreciate.

Progress and the Rebel Alliance
Saturday, July 14 at 4:30 p.m.
With an aggressive and socially conscious style, Progress sets out to live up to his name with his thought provoking lyrics. He’s opened up for legends such as Common Sense and Erykah Badu and has been involved in several efforts to help bring social justice and promote positive values (such as his tour with Promote Intelligence)

Rich Kidd
Saturday, July 14 at 9 p.m.
A man of many talents, Rich Kidd has been blazing a trail for himself in Toronto’s hip hop scene as well as Canada’s urban industry. From rapping to producing to songwriting to even directing videos, Rich Kidd continues to set the bar for a high standard of quality that has other artists struggling to catch up. With collaborative credits with big names such as Drake, Saukrates, Son Real and more, Rich Kidd always comes correct and never disappoints.