The beloved youtube channel turned record label left with a part of Vancouver..
It was just a typical cold night in Vancouver on December 6th except that one of the most beloved youtube channels with a massive cult following had their first show in Vancouver. The iconic Youtube channel that exposed and gave many established artists today their first big platform is none other than Majestic Casual. Based out of Berlin, Germany, Majestic Casual has consistently over the years introduced us to some of the most sultry and chilled-out releases by established and of course indie artists. With no genre to describe what is truly Majestic Casual, there is no border to their sound. This makes their now record label truly one to simply support because of their iconic reputation as one of the first tastemaker brands. So if you see the Majestic Casual co-sign you know it's worth the listen.
With their inaugural Majestic Casual World Tour already on a roll, Vancouver was one of the last dates of 2018 before the great finale in Los Angeles. Van city had a very special line-up of Rei Brown, Quickly, Quickly, Abby Diamond, Noah Slee and lastly starRo. Even though it was a cold Thursday night, Vancouver showed up for the intimate sets, which was kicked off by moody electronic singer Rei Brown. Bringing the vibes immediately, Rei Brown sang his more recent cuts off his EP Lovers I including "Lovers," "Real Love" and "Never Quite Right." As the opener for the show his set was cut short, but it set the stage for the following acts such as Abby Diamond who brought a much more talkative set. Between interacting with the crowd and even at one point declaring her love for Vancouver although not seeing much of it, she delivered a more energetic performance with hits such as "Irrelevant." Shortly after, it was clear one of the main reasons for the crowd's presence took the stage. New Zealand singer Noah Slee brought soul to the show running through his blend of soul and electronic production. All his most popular songs blessed the Vancouver crowd, singing a set that included "DGAF," "Lips," "Radar," and one of the favourites off his album Otherland, "Reality." Once his set concluded he promised the crowd he would be back, which then the crowd replied in cheers.
So Vancouver, next time you see Majestic Casual and tour in the same sentence... just go, even if you don't know the artists because you don't just turn into a record label from a youtube channel for no reason. Check out some clips from the show below and pictures at our full gallery.
All photography by Isaac Zipursky