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DNA6, the indie hip-hop/funk band from Vancouver, Canada hasn’t yet met an audience they can’t turn into fans. These guys are the answer to indie-hip-hop crossover. Their sound is original — leading with catchy hooks and following with sincere lyrics. The 6-piece band creates a stage energy and presence that is fast becoming a new force on the Canadian music scene.

The DNA6 sound is a combination of hip-hop, funk, jazz and pop influenced by artists such as A Tribe Called Quest, D’Angelo, Talib Kweli, Sade, Elliott Smith and Miles Davis. With top musical talents, Alex Maher (vocals, sax, guitar, percussion, beatbox) , MC Dosia (vocals) and M. Prime (vocals and guitar), DNA6 drops multidimensional, intelligent rhymes on top of their funky, original musical tracks. Their second album, Human Condition, brings a new era of hip-hop straight from Vancouver’s underground music scene, engulfing a wide audience with their distinct cross-over hip-hop/funk sound.

DNA6 was formed in 2004 and released their first self-titled album the same year. The band released their second album, Human Condition, in 2007 and toured Western Canada as well as performing at key shows at Crankworx in Whistler and the Vancouver Folk Fest (in conjunction with the CBC). The band’s sound is a unique blend of pop, hip-hop, funk and jazz elements which, combined with their intelligent and often poetic lyrics, provide a welcome new sound in the world of hip-hop. Their live show consists of a full band from 5 to 7 members including David Spidel (bass), Chad Taylor (trumpet/keys), and usually Brendan McLean (drums) but also sometimes Tim Proznick or Ryan Stewart. The show consistently makes new fans on the spot and has an unparalleled energy. Dugg Simpson, former director of the Vancouver Folk Fest called DNA6 the best live band in Vancouver.

The band performs it’s first Waverley show Saturday March 27 starting at 10 P.M. Advance tickets are $10 at Bop City, the Waverley and by phone at 250 336 8322. For more info visit cumberlandvillageworks.com or phone 250 898 1056.