Slynk aka Evan Chandler has had one amazing year! In 2015 he played approximately 50 shows, including tours of Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the USA. “It’s hard to pick a favorite but if I have to choose, I think I’ve got to go with The Shindig Weekender in the UK” by Ghetto Funk. “I got to meet so many people that I’ve known and talked to online a bunch but never met face to face [a]nd of course I got to catch up with a bunch of old friends like Featurecast, Shaka Loves You, DJP, Father Funk, DJ Goodgroove, DJ Detta, DJ Moneyshot etc. It was just a really friendly vibe at the festival, but most importantly, the music was fucking unreal.” Clearly, Canadians are not the only ones who enjoy the taste of Slynk’s rich talent behind the decks and in the studio. I would describe his music as a mix of funky house, with a dash of funky breaks, a sprinkle of remixes and a side of glitch. In 2015 he released his album Front Yard Futon in collaboration with artists such as Beat Fatigue, Timothy Wisdom, a B&K favourite, JPOD the Beat Chef, and many others.
Slynk’s ear for music was shaped early in life, “I’ve been a huge fan of Stevie Wonder ever since I was a very young boy. My Dad even paid for piano lessons for me because I wanted to play like Stevie Wonder. I didn’t stick with the piano lessons but I think that helped spur me into making music my career.” When asked what a highlight of last year was he shared: “I saw Stevie Wonder live in concert with some good friends. We got front row tickets. The show was so overwhelmingly amazing we were all crying.” Talented, loves music, and sensitive? Ladies get in line!
Looking at the year ahead, Slynk’s biggest goal is to get his Canadian Permanent Resident Card, can anyone help rush this along? 😉 We definitely want this guy sticking around.
I have to admit I felt a rush of excitement come over me when he shared that next month he’s going to be announcing his new EP Launch Tour in Canada, so make sure to keep an eye on his facebook page, because I sure will! After that he’ll be headed to the USA for a tour in March and has another Europe tour planned for May. Wow this guy really gets around! And no wonder, he’s been blowing up all over the West Coast scene since he arrived! We are so lucky to have such talent on the West Coast and Slynk has become a staple in our local funk community. After his Europe tour Slynk plans on staying local and hitting the Canadian festival scene hard with friends.
Read enough? Now it’s time for you to listen. Check out Slynk at Distrikt Nightclub in Victoria BC on January 7th with local talent Xavier and Jennay Badger. Be prepared for a night of Breaks, Funk, House, Disco and all the good bassy stuff. And just because #bettyandkoralovesyou, enter for a chance to win two tickets to the show by checking out Kalisi Luv’s Facebook page or hit her up on instagram. Good luck!
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