Smoky will be performing next Wed, Nov 18th @ The Hip-Hop Open Mic, Victoria Event Centre
The Hip-Hop Halloween Bash @ Uvic’s Pub: Felicita’s was a HUGE Success!
Stay tuned for an article that is going to be written about us by a Uvic journalist
DL the latest release form Smoky & his crew OFP – Summer Hits – Free!
New CD Magnanimity-2CD Now Out! Free Download
It has been over 3 years now since Smoky’s last release: Moving Mirrors (2012). During this time he has progressed a lot as an artist, manager and business man for his label (Ocean Fresh Productions). This has been his main focus lately but he still does his own music when he can find the time in his busy schedule. Back in 2008 – 2010 he was living in the Comox Valley and helped to put together a local hip-hop movement called Ancient Principals. During these few years he had a lot of fun and good times putting together events with B3, Beyond and Frantic Peace. This was a time of developing his own unique sound and finding his inner talents. During this time he was always working with other artists and collaborating with as many people as he could. Smoky enjoyed brining different emcees and vocalists together to make music at his studio setup in Cumberland. Because of financial issues he didn’t have the ability to purchase many beats so he got into using promotional ones just for practice and to learn how to properly record/mix. The tracks added up fast and soon he had a large collection put together from many different producers and artists. This collection was put aside for a while and a few years later he decided that he should compile them all into an album that could be listened to and enjoyed forever. Finally this year he was able to get them all mastered and finished for everyone. The project has a lot of emotion and memories from him and the AP crew. It was an important time of his life as an artist and he wanted to be able to share that with everyone in a professional way. The album is 32 tracks all together and is compiled into a double disc format which will be free for everyone and available to download off Smoky’s bandcamp May 29th. The project features: Mister Luke O’Hearn, Tobes, Lil Biggins, Silas Crowe, Danni Lee, B3, Dizzy D, Jayrexx, Young Cap, Lucky7, Skwez, The Arsenist, Juanita, Christina, C-Rex, Lynden, Four & Live-In Fantasy Mixing by: DJ-Moves, Mister Luke O-Hearn & Smoky Mastering by: Basskraft-studio
OFP: Bless the West – Now available Here
In the past few years we have come a long way as a label. We are very grateful for all the love and support everyone has given to us to get to where we are today. It all started with a dream Smoky had to bring as many artists together as possible and create a positive environment for everyone to develop their talents. The crew first came together in 2011 and now 3 years later we have a good following on facebook, twitter, soundcloud and youtube. Over the last few years we have put together two collaborative albums: Bless the West and Summer Hits. We could have released BTW a few years back but smoky wanted to make sure it got mastered properly and would be released in a quality format that everyone can really enjoy. In addition to this, Smoky has two solo projects he will also be releasing through OFP: Magnanimity & The Ocean in the Looking Glass. This will make 3 CD’s all together we have now finished and ready to be mastered. Further Lil Biggins has also released two albums through OFP: Growing Pains-2011 and A Flop (Mixtape)-2012. It has been two years since the Label’s last release: Moving Mirrors-2012 and so musically this will be a huge step forwards for us. We also have plans to get some hip-hop shows started on a regular basis here in Victoria. This all costs money though; renting the hall, equipment and sound man and this is where we need your help. With the donations earned from this campaign we can really move towards becoming a real business and start to create a positive atmosphere for others to take part in. The final part of our campaign will help to purchase some professional beats and merchandise that we can use to take the label to the next level. We are just on the verge of really breaking through to the masses and this blessing from your donations will give us the boost we need to really take off! We thank you so much for anything you can help out with. Your contribution will be contributing to Smoky’s dream of a unity and world peace. His plan with his crew OFP is to uplift as many people as possible, creating a new environment for our community to grow with. Thanks again and hopefully see you at an event soon Jake Guy/ Smoky Mirror