Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Making their way into the spotlight are a soulful pair known as GREENLAW.

Based in Victoria BC, Greenlaw's unique fusion of drum and bass & soul/trip hop has gained the attention of Formation Records CEO DJ SS.
Discovering them in a small bar in Canada, SS has them under development and is working closely with them creating their debut LP for Formation.
A first in performance artist signing for Formation Records, this is surely a sign of things to come. Big up to the Formation camp & heres the scoop on GREENLAW.

1. Who is Greenlaw, and what do you guys do?

Greenlaw is made up of myself (Skyla J ) I sing, write lyrics and play the flute, trumpet Oz plays bass, raps writes lyrics and plays piano .

2. Where are you guys from and how did you meet?

Oz and I met in Victoria B.C at a DIGG show ( Oz's first live Hip hop project ) Oz is originally from Jamaica and spent alot of years growing up in Toronto before the winds of change brought him to Victoria. It is a bit difficult to say where i am from i grew up all over Canada. At this point I consider Victoria my Home Base.

3. So what's the vibe of Greenlaw? describe your sound.

Oz and i have been writing composing and performing together for over 10years, we started as a vocal M.C duo before we picked up instruments and became Greenlaw. We play live Dub Soul and DnB coupled with honest high vibration lyrics inspired by everyone's powerful ability to heal and overcome.

4. How did you link up with SS?

Oz and i had spent 8months iving Recording and performing in the UK two weeks after returning to Victoria B.C we were playing at a local spot called the MInt ,SS walked in sat down and listened carefully ...he signed us two days later.

5. I see your coming to see us in LA!, Are you guys in the states often?

We are excited to play a new Territory besides playing in Miami for the WODNB tour last year we haven't really had a chance to explore the States.

6. Who are some musical influences for you guys?

Bob Marely, Sizzla, Buju Banton are big influences for both Oz and I. RunDmc Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planets D'angelo, Mos Def, Sade, Donny Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, ...on and on it goes.

7. What's on the line up as far as releases go?

Well we just finished recording two full albums with Formation Records One Downtempo Soul Album and one DnB Album we are in the process of releasing our single Warrior including 5 remixes SS, Influx Uk , and Booda are a just a few of the amazing producers involved. The Video for Warrior will be available for viewing on line March 17th.

8. Favorite food?

Oz and i both love traditional Jamaican Ackee and Saltfish, Oxtail Jerk Chicken, Plantain etc ....basically we try and eat as healthy and organic as possible especially on the road when you need every ounce of fuel you can get. I eat alot of salads and drink tons of water and fresh Juice.

9. Favorite vacation spot?


10. Last time you watched a movie, and what was it?

We watch alot of Foreign Films and Documentaries ...anything that ventures away from the traditional hollywood formula ..After the Wedding, Once, Leonard Cohen's biography and Rize are some movies that we have enjoyed recently.

11. Least favorite food?

Anything that makes us feel tired after eating.

12. Any news or shouts or anything?

First off big love to all the Indigenous Tribes of our Planet working hard to raise our Consciousness.Big Shout Out to DjSS and his family who have shown us nothing but love and support ......big shout out to our Families and big love to the Asquith house.



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