The Lytics Toronto, ON March 11

The Lytics Toronto, ON March 11
A four-man Winnipeg hip-hop crew with a Vancouver-based DJ, the Lytics threw down old-school style rhymes for one of Canadian Music Week's few hip-hop gigs. They deftly replicated the excellent tracks from their self-titled debut, throwing in choice remixes to boot. The quartet's ability to harmonize onstage was an added bonus, avoiding the tone-deaf shouting matches of many hip-hop gigs. The venue's cramped confines created the perfect conditions for the crew's infectious energy to spread through the crowd, which needed little poking or prodding to get into the groove. This is a group not to be missed live.