Editor’s Note: In advance of Discorder’s Hip Hop Showcase & Fundraiser Friday, November 18 at the Media Club, we asked the performing artists for a little background…
So Loki is a Vancouver-based alternative rap group comprised of Sam Lucia and Natura, founded in early 2015.
Discorder Magazine: Who is the biggest influence on your sound?
So Loki: Based God. He speaks positivity to the youth.
DM: What is your favourite venue to perform at, or attend a concert at?
SL: We performed at a space in East Van called Warehaus a couple weeks ago and it was pretty gnarly. It was a blank canvas for us to be creative.
DM: As emerging artists based in the Lower Mainland, what is the biggest obstacle for getting noticed nationally and internationally?
SL: Touring visas for the US are getting more expensive, which is pretty lame. Not the biggest obstacle, but it’s a bummer.
DM: Do you think the hip hop and rap produced in the Pacific Northwest has a distinct sound or style?
SL: It used to be a lot of boom bap but it’s changing. Everyone is working at moulding the new sound as we speak.
DM: If you could be featured on a track with any current breakout artist, who would you want to collaborate with?
SL: BBNO$ or SONDER. They’re both pretty groovy.
So Loki was featured in the May 2016 issue of Discorder Magazine, but the article can be found online here. They will be performing a the Local Hip Hop Showcase & Fundraiser Friday, November 18 at the Media Club. Doors at 8pm, show at 9. Additional performers include Missy D, Freeman Young, R.O.M.I. Something August, and Spotty Josif. Tickets are $10 in advance on brownpapertickets.com, or $15 at the door. This is a 19+ event.
Photo by Ivanna Besenovsky. More work at @ivanna.jpg