iskmuzik

iskmuzik

 
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isKwe's smooth RnB vocals, blended with a new taste of old style TripHop, heavy beats and booming bass lines can strike a chord with anyone, connecting her audience both on and off stage with a warm and personable vibe.

Biography

isKw is a TripHop and RnB singer/songwriter originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Working on her second album, she comes from a mixed family of Irish and Cree/Dene (Aboriginal) and pulls from both of her cultures for a sound that is as unique as she is.

Over the years she has developed an ability to reach her audience both on and off stage with a warm and personable vibe. Through classical training in both piano and voice, isKw has been able to combine her training with an urban flare, developing her sound as a singer, songwriter and performer.

Committed to giving back to the Native community, isKw has focused on promoting positive change and education through facilitating youth workshops with a large focus on music and the arts, as well as supporting various native youth organizations, both in Canada and the USA. In 2008, she was invited to perform at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, CO, for the Native Nations Uniting for Change gala at the Denver Art Museum. In addition, she has performed at such events as Aboriginal Music Week in Winnipeg, MB, NAYAs fundraising gala at the Portland Art Museum, the Canadian Aboriginal Festival in Toronto, ON, the Gathering of Nations in Albuquerque, NM and various music festivals.

Following her passion and career path, isKw found herself in the heart of the music industry in late 2007 when she relocated to Los Angeles, CA. She has since been traveling back and forth between LA, New York City, and Toronto, working with various award winning producers on her new album, offering a mix of her previous albums smooth RnB vocals, blended with a new taste of old style TripHop, heavy beats and booming bass lines.

IsKws first single, Wandering from her upcoming album has been climbing the charts of the NCI National Top 30 Countdown, and is currently in the #7 spot and was recently included in Hip Hop Canadas Whos Got Next compilation CD (supported by Hip Hop mogul Marc Ecko).

IsKw is finding her audience in the best way possible; through heartfelt, intensely personal music that can strike a chord with anyone and through a steady stream of playing throughout Canada and the USA. With a new year before us, and an album in the works, 2010 is destined to be a great year for isKw.

Discography

"Wandering" - single in rotation on several radio stations in Canada and the USA, as well as being selected to appear on Mark Ecco and HipHop Canada's compilation CD
"Just the Beginning" - EP

Set List

Typical Set:
1. Open
2. Recycle
3. Come Over (Estelle cover)
4. Don't Touch Me There
5. Slack Jaw Manifesto
6. Tonight (Lykke Li cover)
7. Je T'adore
8. So Over You
9. One Better
10. Wandering
11. Secret Sweetness

Entire set is approx. 1hr. Can be divided, shortened, or lengthened with additional songs.
Covers generally include songs from artists like Estelle, Amy Winehouse, Lykke Li, Santogold, Stevie Wonder, etc. Can be tailored to promoters request.