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Upper Class + Pop Montréal presente LE UC THROWDOWN 09

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Join your Upper Class comrades as we throwdown at Pop Montreal next month! Exotic and pounding performances by Cadence Weapon, The Cansecos, special local guests Silly Kissers and the debut of Upper Class' brand new signing DVAS, all topped off with a late night closing DJ set by CFCF

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Cadence Weapon is Edmonton's Next Poet Laureate
The UC Family sends congratulations to Mr. Roland Pemberton (or is it Sir Pemberton now?) aka Cadence Weapon, who today was announced Edmonton, Alberta's next Poet Laureate. His Lordship kicks in July 1,2009 and he will reign as Laureate for 2 years. What does this mean you ask? Well, Historically, a Poet Laureate served as the official chronicler of state events and occasions. In ancient times, the Laureate was the central means for recording and communicating history. For the City of Edmonton, the role of a Poet Laureate is to reflect the life of a city through poetry, as an ambassador for the literary arts; the Laureate incorporates poetry into a range of official and informal city activities. The creation of this position confirms the city's support for the arts in general, and for the literary arts in particular. So, to sum it up, Cadence Weapon is now officially a government agent. Cadence Weapon on CBC Newsworld with Peter Mansbridge Cadence Weapon on CBC Newsworld with Peter Mansbridge. Watch the full feature here.

Cadence Weapon Red Bull Mix now airing!

Cadence Weapon has been nominated in the category of FAVOURITE URBAN ARTIST in the 2009 Canadian Independent Music Awards.

Please help vote him to the top of the ranks with a simple vote HERE

And if you haven't done it yet, don't forget to go to cadenceweaponmusic.com and pick up your copy of the digital name-your-price release SEPARATION ANXIETY, Cadence's 2009 new collection of tracks, remixes and collorations.

"Cadence has done the honorable thing and is offering this mixtape through his website cadenceweaponmusic.com on the fashionable "pick your price" basis. If you're hosting a party in the near future, I'd toss him a five" - Pop Matters

"Really, it's kind of appropriate that Separation Anxiety is (or at least could be) free, because a lot of the stuff Cadence Weapon has chosen to put on here is absolutely priceless." - I (Heart) Music

"Separation Anxiety is a prideful, winning work of brash ambition" - Exclaim!




CADENCE WEAPON's RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY "HEADPHONE HIGHLIGHTS" radio show is now airing! You can tune in live Saturday March 7 at 7:00pm EST or on your own time can enter the archive, search Cadence Weapon, and there you will find the brand broadcast from Cadence! Hear his stories and listen to an hour of music as selected by the Weapon himself


Cadence Weapon shares Separation Anxiety :: name your price!
The always-grinding Cadence Weapon is back and he continues to firmly establish his legacy as a pioneer in a passionate crusade to push the rap and electronic music envelope. Separation Anxiety is a new collection of exclusive tracks,remixes, and collaborations available only at www.cadenceweaponmusic.com for whatever price you deem worthy. The 20 tracks brought together in a 70-minute collection include the Mixmag exclusive Herve / A-Trak / Cadence Weapon collaboration "Roll With The Winners" and remixes of label-mates The Cansecos and Roots Manuva, and arguably the show-stopper; a remix of The DB Buxton Revue's "Sex with My Ex" Cadence Weapon’s sophomore studio album “Afterparty Babies”, released last spring, received heaps of accolades and closed the year at the top of an impressive pile of “Best of 2008” lists including; Q Magazine, Clash Magazine, Plan B, Exclaim!, and CBC Radio 3, while his video “Real Estate” continues to force a smile on the face of economic bailouts. Cadence Weapon has returned home a hero, after a year of engaging performances at festivals and clubs across North America, UK and Europe to release Separation Anxiety. “Separation Anxiety is a prideful, winning work of brash ambition” – Exclaim! SEPARATION ANXIETY - TRACK LISTING 1. Roll With The Winners (Prod. Herve & A-Trak ft.Cadence Weapon) 2. The Cansecos “Rise Up” (Cadence Weapon Mix) 3. Pretty Girls Make Raves (Prod. Stuffa, Mapei and Sinden) 4. Mini T.V.’s (Chad Vangaalen Cover, Live ft. Final Fantasy) 5. Sailboats Are White “SAW” (Cadence Weapon Hi-Speed Edit) 6. Sally Shapiro “He Keeps Me Alive” (Cadence Weapon Mix) 7. Bad Graffiti (Prod. Murge) 8. Roland Pemberton III “Rupture Vers Le Haut” 9. The Morning After (Prod. C-Sekshun) 10. RJD2 “Sweet Piece” (Cadence Weapon Ladykiller Remix) 11. Kennedy Curse 12. Kid Sister “Damn Girl” (Cadence Weapon Remix) 13. Shout Out Out Out Out “Coming Home” (“We Do Acid”Demo) 14. Busdriver “Sun Shower” (Cadence WeaponÂ’s Raleigh Remix) 15. Junior Bloomsday “Your Perfect Gene” (ft.Cadence Weapon) 16. The Wet Secrets “The Chinball Wizard (Cadence Weapon Samir-themed Remix) 17. House Music Medley (Bird Peterson, A1 Bassline,The Cansecos) 18. Super Extra Bonus Party “Radar” (Demo) 19. Roots Manuva “Buff Nuff” (Cadence Weapon Tuff Mix) 20. The D.B. Buxton Revue “Sex With My Ex” (Cadence Weapon’s No Sex Mix) Separation Anxiety is available now at Cadenceweaponmusic.com for whatever price you choose!!!

Vote for Cadence Weapon at CBC Radio 3!
Cadence Weapon has been nominated for 3 CBC Bucky Awards!! Best Future Classic "In Search Of The Youth Crew", Best Beat "In Search Of The Youth Crew", Best Collaboration - Dragonfli Empire feat. Cadence Weapon "Outside Inn". Please VOTE for Cadence at CBC RADIO 3 before November 28!

Cadence Weapon - Real Estate - Brand New Video
The brand new Cadence Weapon video is now debuting around the globe!


Cadence Weapon Canadian Tour!
Cadence Weapon AFTERPARTY BABIES CANADIAN TOUR!! CADENCE WEAPON AFTERPARTY BABIES CANADIAN TOUR 09.25.08 - Vancouver, BC @ Richard's On Richards* 10.02.08 - Calgary, AB @ Marquee Room* 10.03.08 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room* 10.04.08 - Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos* 10.05.08 - Winnipeg, MB @ Lo Pub* 10.08.08 - Guelph, ON @ Van Gogh's Ear 10.09.08 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace* 10.10.08 - Ottawa, ON @ Babylon* 10.11.08 - Montreal, QC @ Zoobizarre* 10.12.08 - Quebec, QC @ La Ninkasi 10.16.08 - Halifax, NS @ Marquee Club 10.17.08 - Charlottetown, PEI @ The Wave 10.18.08 - Fredericton, NB @ The Phoenix *opening act is Woodhands

Cadence Weapon September Tour Dates
Cadence Weapon is hitting the road once again! 6 European shows added and a full Canadian tour being announced soon! CADENCE WEAPON SEPTEMBER SHOWS 09.05.08 - Toronto, ON @ University Of Toronto w/Basia Bulat & Tokyo Police Club (U of T Students Only) 09.06.08 - Ottawa, ON @ University Of Ottawa (UO Students Only) 09.18.08 - Nantes, France @ Nantes University Pole Etudiant 09.19.08 - Lyon, France @ Riddim Collision Festival 09.20.08 - Rotterdam, Netherlands @ Rotown 09.21.08 - Tilburg, Netherlands @ ZXZW Festival 09.22.08 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Hafenkneipe 09.23.08 - Fribourg, Switzerland @ Bobine

Cadence Weapon returns from Europe
Cadence Weapon finished off his Afterparty Babies tour of Europe this week, and makes his next appearence at Lollapalooza in Chicago, August 1 6:15pm on the BMI Stage. Respect to everyone who made the 4 month Afterparty Babies USA, Canada, Europe and UK tour a massive success.

Cadence Weapon @ Lollapalooza & Wolfe Island...new VIDEO!
Cadence returns home after Lollapalooza August 1 and Wolfe Island Music Fest Aug 9 to release his brand new video for "Real Estate"! Also, more Europe and Canada dates to be announced very soon for the fall. CADENCE WEAPON AUGUST SHOWS 08.01.08 - Chicago, IL - LOLLAPALOOZA 08.09.08 - Wolfe Island, ON - WOLFE ISLAND MUSIC FEST