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Babe Rainbow

What started as a project to kill time during his 8 month unemployment in 2009, Cameron Reed's (AKA Babe Rainbow) experimental electronic music took off as quick as it began. Only months after posting his first songs online tastemaker blogs like 20 Jazz Funk Greats and Gorilla Vs. Bear were championing the desolate soundscapes and enormous beats. It wasn't long after that the influential UK-label Warp Records reached out to Reed to release the 7-song 'Shaved EP' in February '10. With remixes for artists such as DOOM, Midnight Juggernauts, and Comanechi, a mixtape, and a series of music videos and shorts, Babe Rainbow stayed in the press earning praises from the likes of the Fader, Stereogum and Pitchfork. In July '10 he was invited to perform in NY at the MoMA PS1 Warm UP Series opening for his heroes Animal Collective. A handful of festival appearances across Canada followed. Weaving thick textures of sound that engulf the listener, Babe Rainbow is as much ambient and noise as it is hip-hop and dubstep. The music may not be the easiest to dance to but it certainly demands your attention, because if you don't follow along you'll get lost in the maze of tones you've been submerged in.

My Artists Sessions

Saturday, March 19

9:00pm CDT