The Faction Sound Crew is very honored to be nominated again for multiple Stylus Awards this year. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us and lent us their support. Dj's Tanner and Arems have been on their grind from coast to coast playing 4 times with in the last year at the Guverment in Toronto (Canada's biggest club rated top 5 in North America), including during Caribana, in addition to various other Toronto clubs on adjacent nights and in various other Canadian cities such as Edmonton, Calgary and Ottawa. Touring has also taken them to the U.S., Asia and Europe and the Factions Mixtapes are spreading around the globe with each tour and, of course, through the internet.
Hard work, along with all of your support, seems to have paid off with The Faction's nomination for Canadian Club DJ's of the Year as well as DJ Arems nomination for 2009 Vancouver DJ of the Year. After being nominated in 3 categories last year, with DJ Arems taking home the 2008 Stylus Award for Vancouver DJ, and the first nomination we recieved in 2007 for mixtape DJ of the year, we are very thankfull to be nominated once again this year. DJ's Arems and Tanner are heading to the Stylus Awards May 28th to June 2nd to represent Vancouver to the fullest.
Before the awards go down though, G-Man and Rizk will be holding their annual Stylus Awards Nomination Party on May 9th at Gossip for Big Up. DJ's confirmed for the night are Arems, J-Swing and Hedspin as well as Big Up residents the Goodfellas and Flipout. .
Much respect to all Dj's in Canada working hard to push the limits on the Canadian music scene here and all over the globe. We hope that you are able to join us May 9th at Gossip for this giant celebration!
Last Monday, April 6th, DJ's Tanner and Arems made their second appearance on Hunt.FM, Canada's leading source for new urban music. This podcast was broadcast live on the internet and a live video feed was streaming as well. DJ Hunt and Jenno have been doing the show for close to two years now and this was their 79th episode. Available below is the podcast in it's entirety including a set from Tanner and a set from Arems, plus the interview and random banter. If you would like to listen only to DJ Tanner's Electro set or Dj Arems' Crunk and mainly Dancehall set, those are available separated below as well. Make sure to check out Hunt.FM for the track listing.
"He got the strong Arm, Dj Arems! Breaking it down on your mixtape, Don't run away be scared! Dj Arems yo Choclair!" Hahaha yessir, Bringing back the Real Hip hop! DJ Arems reps The Faction Sound Crew's roots with his 2004 hip hop mixtape "Armed To The Teeth." This banger excelled DJ Arem's mixtape production game to another level once again. Coming off the success of 2003's "Make Monkey Face" this focuses more on the grind and grit, staying away from the club hits. The cover tells the whole story....Dj Arems ain't messing around son! Who else do you know with MOP drops? nobody!
If you are a hip hop head or just love Faction mixtapes this is for you you you!!