Zoo Legacy

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Zoo Legacy

Eddie Quotez, Jas Nasty

Friday, October 19, 2018

9:00 pm

House of TARG

Ottawa, ON

$7 at the door

This event is 19 and over

Unfortunately, Megative is no longer playing Ottawa this Friday. Advance tickets will be refunded at point of purchase. 

The party is still going though, with Zoo Legacy, DJ Jas Nasty and friends!

Tickets just $7 at the door, get more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2059082027743106/

Zoo Legacy
Zoo Legacy
Formed in Ottawa, Canada in 2010, Zoo Legacy is a band best described as the successful union of hip-hop and indie rock. Consisting of rapper Nick Pouponneau and multi-instrumentalists Mark Milloy, Dominic and Samuel Goss, the band’s music appeals to hip-hop fans and rock fans alike, providing them with a sound they haven’t heard before. While not easy to pinpoint, Zoo Legacy's style falls into the category of alternative hip-hop that is currently occupied by artists such as Gorillaz, M.I.A., and KiD CuDi.

The group's skill at creating art with a number of instruments, from shining guitar riffs to haunting piano chords, chest thumping beats to contagious melodies, allows Pouponneau free reign to do what he does best – catchy rhymes and melodic hooks. Zoo Legacy’s music isn’t characterized by any single tempo or song structure, but rather offers listeners variety. Whether an upbeat crowd pleaser, moody synth-driven rap, or thoughtful acoustic verse, the band’s music maintains a recognizable style that is unique to Zoo Legacy.

Since releasing their acclaimed first EP in 2011, Zoo Legacy has shared the stage with Ms. Lauryn Hill and Canadian hip hop legends Kardinal Offishall, and Classified and have performed at some of Canada's leading festivals including NXNE, Bluesfest, JUNOfest and Canadian Music Week among others. Zoo Legacy released their second EP titled 'City Light Glow' on September 5, 2012. The music video for their lead single 'L.K.U.T.' was subsequently selected as a featured video on MuchMusic. In October 2012, Zoo Legacy won the Toronto Independent Music Award for Best Urban act.
Eddie Quotez
Eddie Quotez
Most people would spend 4 hours watching a Seinfeld marathon or playing Candy Crush on their smartphones, but not for Edgar ‘Eddie Quotez’ Piol. He wrote, mixed, and recorded his latest EP Kawaii in the same amount of time you’ve probably spent on Tumblr today.

Ed’s signature lyrical style and instrumentals make for an amazing 13 minute auditory experience. The beats on this EP are extremely high quality and have some nightcore influence mixed with classic b-boy sampling techniques. The album starter Marble Soda kicks-off the album with a high energy pump-up anthem with some Sailor Moon and Full Metal Alchemist references. The second track Promise brings some mellow chillwave which contrasts nicely with the first track, but without losing the album’s momentum. Streamers is almost like a mix between the first and second track. It has a very bubbly instrumental with a solid hook where Ed drops a catchy verse, which leads into a rising-elevator style build-up with a hyped up pitch shifted vocal.

Sprinkler-style high hats, chopped classical guitar, and Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island samples is the best way to sum up Long Distance, adding an almost faux west coast track to the album. My personal favorite off of the EP We Should Just Be Friends is a track by ‘Ed’ unlike the others which are credited to ‘Eddie Quotez’, making this track seem to be a bit more personal. What really makes the track is the soft piano introduction followed by melodic guitar and finger snaps. Ed’s voice is absolutely beautiful on this track, and makes a great finisher for the EP. If you’re a fan of rap, or just anime and gaming culture, you should definitely check out Eddie Quotez’s Kawaii, and think about what you could do in 4 hours next time you’re being beckoned to the television screen.
Venue Information:
House of TARG
1077 Bank St.
Ottawa, ON, K1S