AP – Expansion-2017
OFP – Universal-2016
The Ocean in the Looking Glass-2016
Smoky Mirror & DJ A.I. Present: Smoke in the Machine-EP-2016
Moving Mirrors is the name of the new CD from local hip-hop artist Smoky Mirror. Smokyis known for his contributions with Ancient Principals, A hip-hop movement in the Comox Valley. In 2011 he decided to move to Victoria to pursue a new job; this new city environment has been perfect for making new connections and further developing his musical style. Lately he has been performing at several different open mic nights in town, as well as a few parties and charity events. As of October Smoky is now planning a tour for his CD release. The tour will start here in Vic then head up island, north towards Tofino.
Smoky explains more about the project here:
The story started for me 3 years ago now, I was living on Denman Island at the time going to College at NIC. There was a small room on the side of my house which quickly became my studio, and this was where I spent most my free hours recording and putting together the album (Moving Mirrors). During this year or so on Denman, I had a few friends come by to help me on the project; Silas Crowe (from Hornby Island) and C-Rex (from Denman). Also there are a lot of guest appearances on the CD from other artists up and down the coast including, Neila, Maleko and Cosmic (from California and the surrounding area). The highlight of the CD is a song called “Celestial Music” in which Smoky had the privilege of collaborating with Jasmin Parkin, a member of the highly successful rock band Mother Mother. DJ Moves who is a well know Canadian hip-hop producer, supplied all the beats for the album making for a diverse variety of sounds and styles.
Now some time later in 2012, he is happy to announce that it is finally finished. Many thanks to Wonderbro (from Port Alberni), who did an excellent job on the mastering end, and Benjamin Dunstan at (Pomfennworks Studio) who designed the incredible cover.
There are many different projects keeping him busy lately, his newest being a hip-hop label called Ocean Fresh Productions. It’s a lot of hard work he explains but with the right knowledge, and daily dedication we are sure to succeed. For more on Smoky, his friends, and the label, check them out online, become a fan, or book us for an event. Thanks for reading and hope to see you soon!
Magnanimity-2CD-2015 – 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 bringing 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 – Summer Hits-2015
OFP – Bless the West-2014
Check out more on my Soundcloud page here: https://soundcloud.com/smoky-mirror