imagineNATIVE and Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) Present:

The Beat


Fri Oct 25 9:00PM

Featuring: Drmngnow, Sebastian Gaskin, Piqsiq, Sufyvn, Boogey the Beat

The Horseshoe, 370 Queen St W

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Join us for an evening of new and live Indigenous music!

Presented in partnership with Revolutions Per Minute (RPM)

We will also announce this year’s iN Bullseye contest - a national talent search for emerging music talent in partnership with Slaight Music.


Boogey The Beat (Winnipeg) - Anishinaabe beatmaker, producer and DJ.

Boogey The Beat blends traditional Indigenous songs with modern electronic beats. His DJing skills have landed him on stages for the Indspire Awards, Canada Day 150 Main Stage in Ottawa, Indigenous Day LIVE presented by APTN, and multiple festivals across Turtle Island.

+ Local Guests


Drmngnow (Australia) - Decolonial Indigenous hip-hop with deep ancestral connections.

Neil Morris has established Drmngnow as a captivating blend of forward-thinking hip-hop production, R&B fundamentals, and resolute messaging regarding Australia's Indigenous history, and Indigenous future.


Piqsiq (North West Territories) - ethereal beats and soundscapes meet Inuit throat-singing experiments. With a style perpetually galvanized by darkness and haunting northern beauty, sisters, Tiffany Kuliktana Ayalik and Kayley Inuksuk Mackay, come together to create Inuit style throat singing duo.

Sebastian Gaskin (Winnipeg) - Indigenous soul, blues and R&B from Manitoba - performing with Boogey the Beat. Sebastian Gaskin is an R&B singer/songwriter and guitarist that creates music for your late nights and early mornings, creating reverb-soaked soundscapes combined with heart-thumping bass and melancholic melodies.


Sufyvn (Sudan) - Sudanese beats & electronics

Growing up in Sudan, Sufyvn (government name Sufyan Ali) was steeped solely in the incredible diversity of Sudanese music, where hundreds of distinct languages and ethnicities collide. (credit: Vogue July 25, 2017)