Deemed by Dazed and Confused as "hip hop's saviour", Cadence Weapon continues to firmly establish his legacy as a sonic pioneer while constantly pushing the rap and electronic music envelope. Following his critically acclaimed, Polaris Music Prize nominated albums Breaking Kayfabe and Afterparty Babies and a two year term as Edmonton’s Poet Laureate, he returns with Hope In Dirt City out now on Upper Class Recordings. Hope In Dirt City is a clearly defined and emotionally mature statement of intent that represents the culmination of these experiences. Composed of a unique hybrid of psychedelic soul, old school rap, IDM and mutant disco; Hope In Dirt City is a groundbreaking achievement in hip hop, and Cadence Weapons’ third Polaris Music Prize nominated album.
Following festival appearances at M for Montreal, SXSW, CMW, Primavera Sound and the release of Hope In Dirt City in May, Cadence Weapon toured the UK & North America with punk darlings “Japandroids” for 29 sold out nights, Cadence Weapon joined New York experimental noisemakers “Liars” for 12 dates in North America stunning fans with his unique brand of intelligent, high-energy rap. "Cadence Weapon put two hours worth of energy into a 45 minute set, and by the end of it, he had arrested everyone’s attention and response to his music – the sign of a true rising emcee" - KEXP Radio[more]