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Brendan Philip

The visionary space case known as Brendan Philip is a singer/songwriter from Toronto. Through music, he has created a diverse and experimental listening experience that is altogether romantic, yearning and at times incoherent. It is an atmospheric sound for the vagabond laced with cosmopolitan ideals and psychedelic anguish. Brendan Philip was the first place recipient for the 2013 Harbourfront Soundclash award, sharing the stage with hip-hop/jazz powerhouse BADBADNOTGOOD. In addition, he has shared the stage with soul giant Bilal and Warped tour headliner, Shad. BP was recently featured on Toronto emcee, Keita Juma’s house hop lead single, ‘Come Over’ which climbed to number 1 on AUXTV’s Top 25 video chart. The record broke ground as the first Indie Rap release to chart #1 on the station. There is no doubt that BP has been making great strides. Since the release of his self-entitled project, Exclaim TV and Much Music’s Office Session are some of the outlets in which BP has made an appearance. In a recent interview with Flare Magazine, fellow hip-hop artist and broadcaster of CBC’s Radio One program Q, described BP’s sound “as material that is really starting to catch on” explained Shad. Brendan Philip has taken the stage at this year’s POP Montreal and the Yonge and Dundas Square Lunch Time Series presented by Massey Hall. In addition to his list of accomplishments, BP appeared on the first Canadian Spotify Emerge program. Much like Donda is to Kanye West, Brendan Philip has plans to contribute to the music/art scene through Culture Power. His intentions at this point is to create songs of freedom that lead the people out of the darkness. BP is mirroring the greats that came before him such as Bob Marley, the astonishing work that Lauryn Hill did on Miseducation and the list goes on. His music is a little less political. He is not necessarily for protesting but he creates music that will set one free. Brendan Philip is truly the dawn of a new day of our present future.
Toronto, Ontario
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