Is it still possible to remain independent or signed in Quebec in 2019 this panel will be talking about the independent artist in Quebec and the challenges they face.
Over 25 years, Dice B has been working in the field of urban music, trying to make the scene grow local on different levels as a rapper producer / director, animator, actor and consultant.
He made his debut in the musical world within of the Upstate group, with which he released the first independent urban album You must have heard. Versatile, he participated as a vocalist in the album Punctum of the contemporary jazz collective [iks] in 1997.
In 1994, he took the helm of Nuit Blanche Radio Center-Ville, flagship show of urban culture still on the air today. He created in 1999 the group Catburglaz. The trio he forms with SunShane and D’odz will produce in ten (10) years, three (3) albums acclaimed by Criticism: Code 022, French Album and French Album, Taken 2. Note that the last album was the result of a collaboration between Seven Seas, his independent record company, and Novem, which in 2005 was in charge of promoting the group. From these efforts will be produced ten (10) video clips (one of which sacred Buzzclip to Musique Plus) and two songs in rotation at CKOI. A course that will also earn several nominations (Mimi 2002, Gala Montreal Underground 2004, Gala Unistar 2004, Adisq 2004) and the chance to perform on many stages. of the Francofolies at the North by North-East Festival (Ontario), the training participated in television (Belle and Bum, Vero Show, Good kisses of France) and other independent projects.
Versatile, Dice B collaborates since its beginnings actively with artists of other spheres musical in contemporary jazz with the formation [iks] or more recently, in pop with the young singer Alyssa Reid and her radio success Alone again, for which his collaboration goes from the performance to the writing of the French adaptation. His status as a radio presenter led him to other professional opportunities: MC for large-scale shows such as the celebration of 20 years of Quebec Hip Hop at Francofolies as well as the animation of shows by international artists such as Oxmo Puccino, Soprano, La Fouine, Mary J. Blige, RUN DMC etc. After the release of his first solo opus, Jeux de D, and strongly inspired by Major Tom, prolific young beat maker, Dice B explores new avenues with his new album Fontaine II Jouvence, proving that Rap is the best elixir to keep the mind alive and young!