Lisette Xavier is an artist I have written of in the past. She has been a fixture on the Calgary music scene for many years now, and I figured it was time to catch up. My last article was in 2014 and is available here, if you are interested.
Her latest work is the featured tune “Rise Up”, with was released in February 2021. Catchy tune, well written and a pretty cool video. I’ve always been impressed with her vocals and she keeps one interested throughout. Nice job!
If you choose to do so, the song, and her past catalogue are available at all the usual places, Apple Music, Spotify, Bandcamp, Tidal and Google Play.
Just Jun MC aka Changster DJ dropped me an email with a link to his music. Took a listen and figured I’d share it with you. Good tune. A bit out of my wheelhouse, but, as I always say, Good is Good, and I am all about promoting Canadian talent. A bit about Just Jun MC as posted on CBC. Thanks for your permission to post your bio here. Give it a listen and let us know what you think.
Vancouver born and bred, Canadian musician representing hip hop and music. Just Jun became interested in Hip Hop as a youth, fanatically following local radio shows and bootlegs of songs, generally unavailable to Canadian kids. He got involved with break-dancing and graffiti as a youth, as well as rapping and rhyming. As he got older, he got involved with deejaying too…
One thing that seemed out of his grasp at the time was understanding music theory and was eventually able to learn by accident, teaching himself and going to school for it. Because of Hip Hop, Just Jun, gained respect for music in general, having learned the history of music and theory and how to produce music.
“I got into music and culture because of hip hop and I grew to find out more history and the roots of everything. I learned from history that you can not appreciate hip hop, without appreciating the history behind music and how it came to be. Much like the movie Back To The Future, other history instigated and formed the history of Hip Hop, and I appreciate that. If you look at hip hop’s birth, it came about from Funk and Soul Records, breaks, and innovation onto disco deejaying techniques. Without the former history, there would be no hip hop, and I would not be here speaking about or involved in this…” JUST JUN MC
“I have a goal to form a funk and soul group as well. I have various melodies and songs I would like to construct. I’d also like to work with an orchestra…” JUST JUN MC