imagineNATIVE and Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Present:

The Beat

Saturday October 21 | 9:00PM

Featuring Mob Bounce, Kayla Briët, Ziibiwan and DJ Kookum
Hosted by Jarrett Martineau of RPM and CBC’s Reclaimed

Horseshoe Tavern
370 Queen Street West

We acknowledge the financial support
of Canada’s private radio broadcasters

A high energy, dynamic showcase of Indigenous musical talent, imagineNATIVE’s The Beat returns for its 13th year. This year The Beat is a co-presentation between imagineNATIVE and Revolutions Per Minute and will take place at the legendary Horseshoe Tavern.

The evening will include live performances, a screening of music videos by Indigenous artists, as well as the announcement of the winner of the iN Bullseye contest, a national talent search for emerging music talent in partnership with Slaight Music.



KAYLA BRIËT is a multi-instrumentalist drawing from elements of electronic, a-cappella, folk, and alternative pop. Her Prairie Band Potawatomi/Neshnabe, Chinese, and Dutch-Indonesian roots deeply inspire her music.



ZIIBIWAN is an emerging Anishinaabe, electronic artist/producer from Toronto, Ontario. His ethereal, sonic landscape opens into deeply hypnotic spaces where land, sky, and deep sea meet. His debut EP, Time Limits, was released in 2016. He is currently working on his debut LP for RPM Records and a collaborative project with labelmate Exquisite Ghost.



MOB BOUNCE is a northwest coast Native hip-hop duo comprised of The Northwest Kid (Gitxsan) and Heebz the Earthchild (Cree/Metis) who deliver passionate and soulful music that blends Indigenous-influenced hip-hop and electronic dance music with traditional and contemporary elements. Their first album, Mob Medicine, was released in late 2015. They are currently at work on their debut LP for RPM Records.



DJ KOOKUM is a veteran of the west coast Indigenous music scene, Vancouver-based Dene/Cree turntablist, DJ, and remixer (Cold Lake First Nations and Alexis Dakota Sioux Nation). She is known for lighting up dance floors with her original blend of EDM, trap, moombahton, hip-hop and bass music.


Jarrett Martineau

Jarrett Martineau is the co-founder and Creative Producer of Revolutions Per Minute, and the host of “Reclaimed”, a new music series on CBC Radio that explores the sounds of the Indigenous Next Wave.

Revolutions Per Minute is a global new music platform, record label, artist collective, and boutique agency for Indigenous music culture. RPM’s mission is to build a visionary community of Indigenous artists and to introduce Indigenous music to new audiences across Turtle Island.