Toronto-based artist collective, PPF House, is proud to present their newest release: Fanfare. Courtesy Taiwanese-Canadian emcee/turntablist, LEO37, Fanfare combines producer and multi-instrumentalist, John Poon’s oversized drums and violent synth squeals (imagine Hank Shocklee with a Moog) with LEO37’s poignant, vivid lyrics and aggressive, stylistic cadences to create something that is altogether both big system and headphone worthy.
Having previously been referred to as ‘one of the most original sounds in Canada.’ by Exclaim! Magazine, Fanfare serves as a reintroduction for LEO37 to the Canadian and International music scene. Having spent the better part of the last 5 years touring (including – all self-booked -- 3 Canadian tours, Amsterdam, Ireland, 20 cities across the U.S. as well as 7 countries in Asia), LEO37 felt it necessary to fully hone his skills on stages all over the world before finally releasing the first single and video from his new EP, also titled, “Fanfare”. The video features animation and direction from PPF House head and current Disney collaborator Howie Shia, whose resume has earned him awards from film festivals across the globe (including the Tokyo International Anime Fair Grand Prize and Best Short Film at Montreal’s Fantasia Film Festival) as well as mentions on Kanye West’s blog for his video with eletronic composer, Deru (Avatar, the Last Airbender: Animated Series). As for the music, all instrumentation on ‘Fanfare’ was played by John Poon with contributions from fellow Housemate, Tim Shia (Drums - The Worst Pop Band Ever, Emma Cook, Milosh). This new edition to the PPF House discography is certainly a refreshing and welcome direction for the crew.
PPF House is a group of like-minded artists who, through varying mediums and genres strive to create forward thinking, yet accessible product. For Saskatchewan born, Toronto bred LEO37, this is his 3rd release. Having just recently moved to Taiwan this November to accept a DJ residency at the legendary Primo club, LEO37 has continued touring Asia with plans of heading home this Spring to follow up the release of his brand new EP. Having previously shared the stage with an eclectic combination of: Aloe Blacc, The Bad Plus, Del the Funky Homosapien, Tittsworth, Swollen Members and Tanika Charles, just to name a few, LEO37 is poised to continue building and looking to be awesome. Really awesome.