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DON’T SLEEP: High Klassified “Neo ReFlexion” [BEAT TAPE]


High Klassified is part of the Montreal Piu Piu/Artbeat Montreal beat culture scene and here is his latest work, “Neo ReFlexion”. Do me a favir. Don’t sleep on it…


DON’T SLEEP: KenLo Craqnuques “Tomates” [BEAT TAPE]


KenLo Craqnuques is one of the first beatmakers I encountered many years ago out of the whole Tout’Nou/Piu Piu/ALAIZ/Artbeat Montreal scene. I had 130 KenLo beats in my old iPod Touch back in the days. Here’s his latest beat tape “Tomates” seeing as how KenLo has run out of primary colors to name his beat tapes after. Don’t sleep…




Straight outta Montreal’s Piu Piu fam comes BUeLLER from the Tout’Nou collective. Don’t sleep on the “ReLATION_EP” beat tape…


DON’T SLEEP: Caro Dupont x KenLo Craqnuques “Booogillon Maison (Un)” [BEAT TAPE]

This one falls under the Alaclair Ensemble umbrella. PIK regular KenLo Craqnuques and Caro Dupont’s release “Booogillon Maison (Un)” dropped at the end of last week. Don’t sleep on Montreal, B…


DON’T SLEEP: Da-P “Innovation” & “BipolArt” [BEAT TAPES]

To those familiar with the entire Artbeat Montreal & Piu Piu beat culture movements happening in Canada right now should know of ALAIZ’ Da-P. Here are his two beat tapes from 2012, “Innovation” & “BipolArt”. Don’t sleep on them…


DON’T SLEEP: HighKlassified “Flexury” [BEAT TAPE]


If you’re familiar with the whole Piu Piu/Artbeat Montreal scene then you’d be familiar with ALAIZ. If you’re familiar with ALAIZ then you’d be familiar with HighKlassified. If you’re not? GET FAMILIAR! ¬© Clinton Sparks. Don’t sleep…


Piu Piu Documentary “Piu Piu Beat Tape Vol. 2” [COMPILATION/BEAT TAPE]

The upcoming Piu Piu documentary which covers the burgeoning Montreal beat culture has dropped it’s second promotional beat tape featuring appearances from Elaquent, Sunclef, Fruit, Shash’U, Sikh Knowledge, Naes, Langelier, A-Justice, Chris RT, Jam, Cozy and many more. Don’t sleep on this. THE HIATUS IS OVER!


DON’T SLEEP: ALAIZ Live @ Le Belmont in Montreal, Quebec (Canada) (5.24.2012) [LIVE FOOTAGE]

On May 24th, 2012 the members of the Mount Real (Montreal) producer/beatmaker/emcee collective Alaiz opened for Rapper Big Pooh & Slum Village @ Le Belmont in Montreal, Quebec in Canada and tore the roof off early. Here’s the footage & enjoy. Don’t sleep…


DON’T SLEEP: Nik Brxvkn “Revelation ReUP” [BEAT TAPE]

Montreal based beatmaker/producer Nik Brxvkn dropped this beat tape¬†“Revelation ReUP” more than a week ago on his label Overthebreaks Musique. Don’t sleep on it…


DON’T SLEEP: Onra Performing “Sitting Back” Live @ ArtBeat Montreal (6.8.2012) [LIVE FOOTAGE]

On June 8th, 2012 Onra rocked live @ Cabaret Underworld for ArtBeat Montreal. Here is footage of Onra playing “Sitting Back” from his LP “Long Distance”. Don’t sleep on it…



Clearly with the whole Artbeat Montreal/Alaclair/Alaiz movements all currently going on the Montreal area there’s a wellspring of talent and creativity there to fuel their thriving beat culture scene. Montreal’s BUeLLER has been featured on PIK quite often in the life of this blog and here’s his latest beat tape “Inner Circle” (which is tagged as “innerCiRCLE_BUeLLER”). Don’t sleep on it…


DON’T SLEEP: ALAIZ @ ArtBeat Montreal : Revelation “Parts 1-5” [LIVE FOOTAGE]

ALAIZ is a music collective hailing from Montreal, Quebec (Canada) that consists of MuSoNi, J.U.D, .nox, Heath Cliff Stark, Green Hypnotic, High-Klassified, Dr. MaD, Kaytradamus, Louie P, Rami B, Mus Vic, Da-P, Greyheart, Smooth Siver, BB-Boy, J-L & Boey Cutt. Here’s footage of a show they did last month @ Artbeat Montreal. To see the rest of the show go here. Don’t sleep on it…


DON’T SLEEP: MIMS x Artbeat Montreal “Piu Piu Documentary Promo Beat Tape” [BEAT TAPE]

Scion x Music Is My Sanctuary x Artbeat Montreal all teamed together to make a documentary about the Montreal beat scene/culture centered around the Piu Piu collective. This promotional beat tape features production from KenLo Craqnuques, Vlooper, The Incubator, BuELLER, Kaytradamus, MusoNi, High Klassified, SevDee, Poirier, vnce, Dr. MaD, Maxime Robin, FutureFalcon, Noo Bap, Liam Liam & Smi Le. Don’t sleep…


DON’T SLEEP: ArtbeatMontreal “Brassures du Terroir” [BEAT TAPE]

“Brassures du Terroir” is a beat tape/compilation explores the burgeoning Piu Piu phenomenon, as it gathers exclusive music from 16 Montreal Beat Builders, all of which have been previously featured at the ArtbeatMontreal events. This project features slaps from KenLo, VLooper, BUELLER, Kaytradamus, Musoni, The Incubator, Dr. Mad, Sikh Knowledge, High-Klassified, SevDee, Smahh, Noo Bap, Phil Sparkz, Mark The Magnanimous & JAM. Don’t sleep…