Artist Profile: Checkmate & Concise
Checkmate & Concise - Defenders of the Faith- have been a staple of West Coast Canadian hip-hop for decades. Thoughtful. creative and precise, their words flow easily over grimy beats, giving listeners insight into their minds and melodies. Electric Love's Nikki Broom talked to the duo about what's on the horizon...including their plan for a psychedelic Electric Love Music Festival this summer!
Electric Love: How long have you been making music?
Checkmate & Concise: Checkmate & Concise have been making music since birth.
Professionally since 1998.
Electric Love: What are some current projects your are working on?
Checkmate & Concise: Concise the Black Knight dropped a single/video on
Youtube/Itunes called ‘Sex On Fire’. Checkmate just released the visuals to
‘Breakfast’. A song paying homage to the stoner life. You can check
them both out as well as all our other videos on our youtube page
Electric Love: What do you bring to the table, musically?
Checkmate & Concise: A barrage of dope beats and raps. Tantalizing music videos, and
a excellent live show for your viewing pleasure. We do this in our sleep.
Electric Love: What are some accomplishments you've achieved in your field?
Checkmate & Concise: Checkmate won a Juno award for his role on the Canadian
anthem ‘Northern Touch’. Concise has a Socan award for producing the Platinum
selling song ‘Fuel Injected’ for Swollen Member when he was only 21!
Numerous other Juno nominations for countless projects.
Electric Love: What is your wildest previous festival, tour, or performance story?
Checkmate & Concise: Performing real high on chocolate covered mushrooms on the
mountains in Nelson BC. Best festival experience ever!
Electric Love: What are you looking forward to the most about Electric Love Music
Checkmate & Concise: Performing real high on chocolate covered mushrooms and
performing to an energetic crowd….Chuuuuuuuuuurch!
'Sex on Fire' single out now on iTunes: http://bit.ly/SexOnFireSingle
Official Video: Concise The Black Knight - Sex On Fire (Official Video)