Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Artist: D-Sisive, Album: Let The Children Die, Song: Father

D-Sisive is a hip hop artist from Toronto.  He started his recording career during the late nineties, releasing a number of singles before retreating from music for close to a decade.  Both of his parents passed away within a six year period.  However, upon returning, within a span of two years, he released his Juno nominated debut entitled, The Book, as well as his sophomore, Polaris Prize nominated, full length album entitled, Let The Children Die, in 2009.  Both releases included the song, Nobody With A Notepad, which garnered him Socan's Echo Songwriting Prize.  Unfortunately, this same track would cause him tremendous grief when he was sued by legendary songwriter, Lamont Dozier, for copyright infringement.  The album, Let The Children Die, would be removed from further production as a result of the lawsuit.  Thankfully though, it has recently been added to Itunes without the track in question, along with his debut EP, The Book.  It's a dark album which finds him confronting the topic of his parent's deaths.  One outstanding track in particular, is the song, Father.  It's quite moving and you can check it out on You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkSpfF5IxhU).  D-Sisive is definitely not your typical hip hop artist.  He gains inspiration from artists as diverse as The Beach Boys, David Bowie and Sigur Ros.  He has collaborated with Ron Sexsmith (see blog 9/9/10) and Jay Malinowski (Bedouin Soundclash).  He also wears an ostrich mask.  Most recently, he went public with the statement that he would be dropping the name D-Sisive and changing his name to Derek from Northcliffe.  However, his most recent album this past year was released under the name D-Sisive.  To date he has seven releases and you can follow him at http://www.facebook.com/DSisiveMusic.  You can purchase the album, Let The Children Die, on Itunes.  Thanks for reading and enjoy!