D-Sisive

D-Sisive

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
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D-Sisive, a prolific Canadian rapper, best known for his two Juno Award-nominated releases, The Book and Vaudeville, his hit single "Nobody With A Notepad" won SOCAN's fourth annual ECHO Songwriting Prize and his album Let the Children Die was nominated for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize.

Biography

D-Sisive, a prolific Canadian rapper, best known for his two Juno Award-nominated releases, The Book and Vaudeville, his hit single "Nobody With A Notepad" (for which D-Sisive and collaborator Muneshine won SOCAN's fourth annual ECHO Songwriting Prize and his 2009 Polaris Music Prize nominated album Let the Children Die (which was launched by the success of "Nobody With A Notepad").

D-Sisive first emerged in the late 1990s with a number of independent singles which were popular in the Toronto hip hop scene, but took a six-year break from performing and writing due to a battle with depression following his mother's death in 2001 and father's death in 2007. The death of his mother inspired him to release the EP J.A.C., named after her, while D-Sisive's response to losing his parents is heavily documented on releases such as The Book and Let the Children Die. Despite this absence, his talents were showcased on DJ Format's popular 2005 album If You Can't Join 'Em... Beat 'Em, and D-Sisive performed alongside fellow Canadian rapper Abdominal in the music video for DJ Format's hit single '3 Feet Deep'. Further, a collection of recordings from the early period of D-Sisive's career has been released on a widely available bootleg entitled Yesterday. The Mixtape.

D-Sisive's bout of writer's block came to an end when he was unexpectedly inspired by lyrics spontaneously coming to him while singing along to The Beach Boys' "Wouldn't It Be Nice" on the radio — lyrics that became his breakthrough hit, "Brian Wilson". He signed to URBNET Records, which released The Book on June 3, 2008 and Let the Children Die on May 3, 2009. Later that year, D-Sisive took part in an interactive documentary series called City Sonic. The series, which featured 20 Toronto artists, had him reflecting on Planet Mars, an underground hip-hop showcase that changed his life. D-Sisive capped off his SOCAN award win and closed 2009 with a free album entitled Jonestown.

2010 saw the release of another album, Vaudeville, as well as numerous singles, including a song inspired by the documentary Anvil! The Story of Anvil and a music video entitled 'First Winter' for The C4 Experiment hosted by Christopher Walken. D-Sisive also began working with rapper Buck 65 for an upcoming collaborative album entitled The Ricardo Christoff Apparatus. In early 2011, D-Sisive continued his Hijacked series with a single entitled 'If I Live To See Tomorrow', based on a song by Sigur Rós. February 22, 2011 marked the release of a new album, Jonestown 2: Jimmy Go Bye Bye.

Discography

EPs
J.A.C. (Just a Child / Joan Anne Christoff) (2001)
The Idiot.Hijacked (2007)
The Book (2008)

Albums
Yesterday The Mixtape (2005)
Let the Children Die (2009)
Jonestown (2009)
Vaudeville (2010)
Jonestown 2: Jimmy Go Bye Bye (2011)

Singles
"Like This" (2008)
"Nobody With A Notepad" (2008)
"Wonderful World" (2009)
"West Coast" (2009)
"Anvil" (2010)
"Ray Charles (Looking For a Star)" (2010)
"I Love a Girl" (2010)
"First Winter" (2010)
"If I Live to See Tomorrow" (2011)
"Aeroplane (Extended Version)" (2011)

Set List

Varies according to set time requested.