Mantrakid initially began producing electronic and hip hop music in 1997 and for the last 7 years, he’s been heavily involved in the Calgary, AB Hip Hop and Electronic music scenes, producing tracks for artists like Virtue, Planit, Impirical and full album production credits for Ricca Razor Sharp.
Running the 10 Year old local Calgary indie label "Neferiu Records" has given him a first hand relationship with many musicians within the Calgary scene and he continues to expose and promote others as much as himself via events like the "Furrowed Brow Ambient Music Festival", the "I Heart Alberta Rap" hip hop festival & through the monthly free album offering available at Neferiu.com - which brings in, on average, 800+ downloads a month.
- Produced Ricca Razor Sharp‘s single ‘New Shoes’ for the 2004 Universal Urban "Home Grown 2" Vinyl Compilation
Selected as an x92.9fm (Calgary) xPosure Artist.
- Produced 'EquAzn - Right Now' on the Canada #1 charting "2008 Canadian Rap Future Superstars" from Brockway Entertainment.
Mantrakid’s last album "Palmflowerblack" was released in 2008 and will features songs from the recently sold-out ‘Sole Sequence Renaissance’ EP. (including “My Own Opponent”, which receives airplay both within the regular radio schedule as well as during request-based shows on Calgary's x92.9 radio station).
Mantrakid effectively marries his passion for both electronic music and hip hop on “Palmflowerblack” and the end result is an hour long excursion of truly original forward thinking music that pushes the boundaries of both genres. The album will be officially released through Neferiu Records at the 2008 Sled Island Festival and will be available on Neferiu.com, iTunes and through retail channels.
For more information or to request an interview with Mantrakid, please contact Nate Schmold (250) 898-4596 or firstname.lastname@example.org.