We checked in with Canadian coast-to-coast legend, Birdapres, now in Toronto, by way of Vancouver and Winnipeg. This has been one we’ve been looking forward to for a long time! Bird has an incredible memory for the history of the Canadian scenes he’s been a part of, and we got the best rundown of Vancouver history from one of the earliest members.
Definitely made note to make appointments for more interviews from this point! Few technical difficulties, and as a result, we didn’t learn about the infamous ‘Checkin For Ya/Now’ 12″ (one of Saskatoon’s favourites) but we’ll leave that for next time!
Extra extra tracks on this one, cause its so hard to choose!
Tracks featured in this episode:
More Than Before – Birdapres and RKV (Egocide) 1996
Now ft. Moka Only – Birdapres and RKV (Checkin for Ya 12″) 1997
Bird’s Mind – Birdapres and DJ Moves (Alledged Legends) 2001
5000 Watts – Birdapres and mcenroe (Nothing is Cool) 2004
High School Shit ft. Moka Only – Birdapres (Get it Done) 2006
Stabcabinmanitoba – Birdapres (Bassments of Badmen 3) 2016
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