By: Amanda Hather
Album – Bluwav Session – EP
iTunes Link – https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/bluwav-session-ep/id797742971
Release Date – January 28th, 2014
Label – 604 Records
Genre – Rap/Hip-Hop
Vancouver rapper Anami Vice released a live recording of six songs from previous mix tapes and albums with his live band (Alex Glassford, Chris Payne, Rich Simpson, Rob Simpson, and Kris Siegers). The live recording lends a more raw and different sound to songs that many of Vice’s fans would already know. It makes you appreciate the song as a whole rather than just the lyrics.
The most notable difference that I found was from “Sandpaper”. Originally from his mix tape ‘#SomethingForEveryone’, the live recording showcases more prominent piano instrumentals than the original release. “’Til I’m Famous”, also from the same mix tape, has more guitar in it on the live recording than the original.
Overall, the live session gives you a different version of the songs than they were originally. It gives you a sneak peak of what a live show may be like, should you experience one. While the original songs are all great in their own right, the versions on this EP are on a different level.
Anami Vice on social media:
I’m a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you’re right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.