April 30, 2009

A huge congratulation goes out to The Cansecos as they win First Place for the
most celebrated song-writing competition in the world, The International
Songwriting Competition. The Cansecos “Raised By Wolves” (Juices! Upper Class
Recordings) wins Best Electronic/Dance Song of 2008

In its seventh year, ISC received over 15,500 songs from amateur and professional
songwriters from 100 countries worldwide, confirming ISC’s status as the leading
global songwriting event. In all, ISC bestows prizes on 62 winners, awarding more
than $150,000 in cash and prizes

Songs were considered by a judging panel stacked with legends, as diverse as; T-
Pain, Robert Smith, Tom Waits, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Davies, Black Francis,
Chaka Khan, Tiesto and many more, winning the ISC Grand Prize is an
accomplishment that recognizes excellence in the craft of songwriting. The
admiration bestowed on The Cansecos is a great honour and achievement

The Cansecos have earned praise for their unique musical soundscapes and
visionary production. Their sophomore release Juices! (Upper Class Recordings) used
heavily textured sounds layered in 70’s funk rock production that marked a
remarkable departure from their celebrated debut.

Still, in keeping with their visionary antics, The Cansecos initially released a full-
length bootleg version of Juices! Aptly entitled, Juiced! The disco mash-up project,
remixed tracks from Juices! “Raised By Wolves”, “Fight Yellow”, “Seen The Sun Rise”
and ambitiously blended them with original disco jams of the ‘70s. Juiced!, available
only on the band’s website and circulated through live shows, peer portals, and
blogs, caused more of a stir than most traditional releases of 2007. That led The
Cansecos to release a 70-minute disco mix tape, Showers. Showers displayed the
musical inspiration behind Juiced! and made the All Music Guide’s Top 10 Mixes
of 2008 alongside Santigold, Diplo and Simian Mobile Disco. Both Juiced! and
Showers are still available as free downloads at

This tremendous news comes as the band wrapped their tour with Edmonton’s
scissor kicking, all-rhythm homies, Shout Out Out Out Out. As promised, they’ve
been locked in bass drenched battles across Ontario and Quebec this past week,
jamming out music from their two studio albums, their disco mash up Juiced! and
live versions of their famed remixes to the usual dressed to impressed enthusiasts
that hit the dance floor for the rapture of Canada’s finest electro outfit, The

The Cansecos

Upper Class Recordings


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