Mishap and Phonik Ops
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Mishap and Phonik Ops

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Duo Hip Hop Experimental

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Mishap and Phonik Ops @ Joe's Atlantic Grill

Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada

Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada

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"Mishap and Phonik Ops open for Sweatshop Union"

Phonik Ops kicked things off with his own spin on De La Soul’s “Rock Co Kane Flow”. Of course, smooth running is nothing but a myth as the duo fell victim to some technical difficulties; mic issues to be exact. Mishap’s creative lyricism on “Me & Mic” was drowned out by Phonik’s beats, but the crowd seemed unfazed due to the high energy brought on by the pair. After a brief hiatus, all was fixed and by the time “Younger Days” came on, the crowd was back to groovin’ and grindin’. Throughout the set, interludes of Phonik’s skilled scratching mesmerized the crowd while Mishap impressed them with his carefully crafted lyrics. In true fashion, Mishap paused before his last couple of tracks to make a few jokes, thank the crowd, and of course- salute the half naked babes. The set ended with “A Hip-Hop Sunset”, where Phonik (much to the ladies excitement) left the turntables to join Mishap on the mic. - HipHopCanada.com


""Sight and Sound EP" Album Review - HipHopCanada.com"

Vancouver, BC – BC independent artists Mishap & Phonik Ops have finally come out with their brand new EP, entitled Sight & Sound. The two are originally from the Okanagan, but actually met after they both made the move to Vancouver where their musical ventures began. Compared to their last installment, Creative Sound, this project is a lot more laid back.

The EP starts off with the track “Most Def” where the pair pay homage to their musical influences and set the stage for the rest of the album. It’s clear from the get go that although hip-hop has evolved to different modern day forms, this talented duo has stayed true to the classic sound. The most notable track on the album, “Point of View,” samples Bob Marley’s “Is This Love” and focuses on their love for the classics. Fillers like “Hip Hop Sunset” and “Younger Days” carry the album’s feel good vibe, while “Life is Like” and “Time Lapse” have a deeper meaning. The album ends on a jazzy note on the track “The City” with Mishap rapping about his views of the city. Each song throughout the album tells a different story that contributes to the quality as a whole.

Mishap’s detailed lyrics combined with Phonik Ops’ skilled scratching and original beat making has created a refreshing Northcoast sound that’s evident throughout the album. Although Sight and Sound proves that the MC/DJ duo have an incredible amount of talent, unless they conform to the current mainstream phase, the chances of gaining popularity among the majority is slim. However, judging by the clear passion that was put into this album, it’s obvious they will not mind at all. Influenced by the hip-hop golden era, Sight and Sound is a testament to a dying sound.

Written by Shaheenah Azmatullah for HipHopCanada - HipHopCanada.com


"Unexpected & Refreshing, Renewed Appreciation for Rap"

Mishap & Phonik Ops played at our fundraiser Jan. 19th, we had high expectations, but their performance was unexpected & refreshing, surpassing everyone’s expectations. Skits aren’t thrown in as fillers, but inserted to complement the music, delivering a nice bit of comic relief. Mishap’s rap backed by Phonik Ops’ DJ creativity left everyone with renewed appreciation for rap. They even had an 80 year old woman get up and dance! I am looking forward to seeing their next show!

Eva Dolejsi - Kitz4Kids.com - Eva Dolejsi - Kitz4Kids


"Get Grounded.TV - Mishap and Phonik Ops"

Some fresh Hip Hop out of Vancouver! Killer video too! - Get Grounded.TV


"Mishap Muzik"

"Mishap is a self taught practitioner of all things musical" - Thick Magazine


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Still working on that hot first release.

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Mishap and Phonik Ops are more than just an MC and a DJ, together they deliver beats, rhymes and turntable wizardry in a fashion rarely seen this side of the millennium.  With a prowess for moulding time-honoured hip-hop aesthetics in invigorating ways, the Vancouver-based duo is one of Western Canadas best kept secrets.

Kicking off 2014, the hip-hop duo formed an unlikely partnership with the violin wielding party-rocker, Kytami, to form The Art of Beats Tour.  With Kytamis reputation for detonating dancefloors preceding them, the tour saw Mishap and Phonik Ops winning over unsuspecting crowds across Western Canada on a nightly basis.   This added emphasis to the phrase HipHopCanada.com used when describing them as a refreshing Northcoast sound.  That engaging presence felt at their shows has also led them to sharing stages with artists like Hopsin, Blue Scholars, and Scratch (of The Roots), notable Canadian acts from Sweatshop Union to Snak the Ripper, and performing at festivals such as Kelowna, B.C.s renowned, Center of Gravity.

During The Art of Beats Tour, the duo used the platform to promote their new project, Colouring Outside the Lines.  The 8 track album is the third, fully independent release from Mishap and Phonik Ops, and hosts features from Canadian dubstep icon, Datsik, as well as tour partner and 2013 WCMA winner, Kytami.  Were just always trying to improve our sound, says Phonik Ops about the release, working with two highly reputable electronic artists was definitely a different move for a couple hip-hop heads, but it really got us thinking differently.  The result is very much our brand of hip-hop, but with our beats and rhymes reaching new heights.

Currently working on a new music video with director Robert Johansen, who directed their visually-stunning video for The City, and with plans already in the works to take The Art of Beats Tour on a run through the U.S., 2014 is looking to be an exciting year for this MC/DJ duo.

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