TRIFECTA X LITUATION FEB 22, 2017
A couple of weeks ago on a Wednesday night, Regina's own DGS Samurai Champs and local DJ TEFRONDON hosted the first event in the Trifecta X Lituations series at Flint Saloon. Trifecta is a a Regina and Saskatoon based project helping to promote independent arts & culture in Saskatchewan through their music festival and concert series.
Some might say that the live hip-hop scene in Saskatoon is either too small or non-existant. After witnessing the Trifecta X Lituations show at Flint Saloon I can comfortably say that it is alive and growing thanks to some amazing individuals putting in the work to get things poppin'. The event itself brought in a large crowd and really showcased the talent that is present in our community.
The night started off with TEFRONDON (host DJ) putting out some great vibes to get the bar grooving. RON has become quite the staple for quality hip-hop events throughout downtown Saskatoon playing at venues like The Grazing Goat and Spadina Freehouse before it shut its doors. Local artist VBND followed the initial set with his own mix of energetic tracks as people started to pour through the doors. Although the crowd was growing in this cramped venue, everyone continued to enjoy the atmosphere.
Regina based artist LOA took to the "stage" to amaze everyone with the dark production and intense vocals of her setlist. In the small space she had she was able to kill it leaving everybody wanting more after each track. It was cool to hear a remix that LOA and VBRTR (local R&B artist/producer) worked on together to the excitement of the crowd. It goes to show that to keep this movement going forward we have to continue to work together to get shit done.
The WrongKrowd came in heavy after LOA's set with their smooth mix of technical rap and melodic hooks. At this point, the crowd had swallowed up what was left of Flint's floor space leaving the hip-hop duo surrounded by many bumping along to their songs.
The night closed off with both TEFRONDON and VBND trading sets full of big rap and dance hits to get the crowd going wild.
It was amazing to see a group of people get together on a Wednesday night to support some local artists displaying their talent. The people were many, the music was awesome, the community is tight.
Looking forward to the next event in the Trifecta X Lituations series on March 29 at Flint Saloon.
Check out the featured artists below.