Within a mere eighteen months of their debut release “Ode to Hyde”,MAGNOLIUS has managed to garner worldwide acclaim. The eclectic duo has independently headlined tours across Canada, Europe, Asia and Brazil including shows in Berlin, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Hailing from Toronto, members Shan Vincent de Paul and Derek DaCosta use hip-hop as the core vein to connect with various other genres such as electronic, drum and bass, jazz, punk, house and rock. Both members have been writing and performing as part of a larger six man collective known as Soliva Spit Society. As a collective, the crew released their debut EP “Test the Waters” in 2003 and began to create a buzz in the Canadian independent hip-hop scene. The EP received rotation on various college stations across Canada, the US and the UK. The group went on to share the stage with some of hip hop’s key figures such as Del the Funky Homosapien (Hieroglyphics), Edan, Louis Logic, C-Rayz Walz (def jux), and Canadian heavy hitters Kardinal Offishall and Swollen Members.

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