HERO North By Northeast Toronto ON June 11 to 15

Repping Toronto and Edmonton by way of Brooklyn, NY, Edot and Darp Malone were easily the biggest draw at the Gladstone this night. Accompanied by DJ Taktiks, a trio of singers, and guest MC Loer Velocity, HERO saved the showcase with a smooth set of soulful hip-hop from their self-titled debut album. Hit song "Mogadishu” went over best, while Loer Velocity stood out most with his occasional verses. While it was a tight set, the HERO sound could really do with a live band component to take it to the next level.