CharlestheFirst (big fan of the name) resides just south of the border in Lake Tahoe, California. True to the West Coast sound he blends hip hop with psychedelic experimental melodies. His beats drop determinedly fused with mesmerizing layers from a dream state. He is a beautiful blend of bass face and the eyes closed sway.
Mercy Falls is off of a 6 track EP called The Reach released in August. I’ve been on repeat with Mercy Falls for a couple days but every track is phenomenal. In May he played alongside Tipper, July/August he collaborated on shows with Clozee (check out the track The Mist for something beautifully uplifting), he played The Grove at Shambhala this year, his summer was stacked with festivals (Lucidity, Enchanted Forest Gathering, Lighting in a Bottle, Sonic Bloom, Oregon Eclipse), and his fall schedule continues to be stacked with shows. A driven musician, which is subtly reflected in vocals he layers into his tracks (listen closely).
Well CharlestheFirst, its been a pleasure! Please keep Edmonton or Calgary on your radar for a show. We’d love you!!