NMC Presents: CIBC Summer Series — Sargeant X Comrade with Daughter Dentist

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Join experimental neo-soul duo Sargeant X Comrade and soul-pop songwriter Daughter Dentist at the legendary King Eddy for National Music Centre’s CIBC Summer Series on August 1.

About Sargeant X Comrade:

Dusty old vinyl samples mixed with Yolanda’s silky smooth vocals take you on a journey to that golden place where music is sweet.

Sargeant X Comrade can be described as the pioneers of Lo Fi Soul. A new sound that is gaining popularity throughout Canada and all over the world. Yolanda’s rich, smoky vocal tones have been catching the attention of music connoisseurs and neo-soul enthusiasts from all over. Sargeant X Comrade’s first release “Magic Radio” has been well received and is quickly gaining popularity on the radio charts. It includes some big name veteran rap features (from Canada & US) as well as some funky musicians that help bring the whole sound together.

The thoughtful and sleek vocal stylings of Yolanda Sargeant and brilliant, low-tempo persuasions of Evgeniy Bykovets may seem an odd pairing, but the combination proves near brilliance. A fever-dream of Erykah Badu singing Billie Holiday backed by Massive Attack – the dynamic group are both magnetic and relevant, engaging and narcotic. Intellectually stimulating while remaining accessible, consciously uncoupling from the preconceptions of trip-hop and self-described as ‘Lo-Fi Soul’, the result is something entirely unprecedented. Although Canadian duo Sargeant X Comrade are decidedly understated in approach and attitude, their hypnotic melodies have been hard to miss. The two have been collaborating and creating waves both on and off stage since 2014, boasting partnerships with Kool Keith, Moka Only, Scotty Hills, Planet Asia, Choclair and Touch, among others. Their forward-thinking, Neo-soul style is both evident and curated, expertly showcased on their 2020 EP ‘Magic Radio’. Tunes and grooves dripping in flow are like quicksand to their devoted listeners and new converts alike, and the lyrics display a strong array of social conscience, playful swagger and soul. “…it’s as if the coolest, curated set list of independent, college-rock radio was strung together by a heavy-lidded, wonderfully medicated, late-night campus DJ.” – Mike Bell, The YYScene With the EP and previous singles hitting high points on charts, playlists and beyond – their unique and blissful vibe continues pushing boundaries and growing their fan base exponentially. Having graced several festival stages in Alberta, the pair consistently release impressive instalments in their wheelhouse. The captivating juxtapositions of Nu-Jazz and Neo-Soul are among the rarest in Canadian music and will not soon be glossed over.

About Daughter Dentist:

Daughter Dentist is the lovable soul-pop project of Alberta songwriter Krystle Robyn. Earnest, warm, and fun-loving in her performance and personality, Krystle has cultivated a project that is chalked full of “new age singer-songwriter jams”, according to Dan Northfield, owner of The Palomino. Her songs are light, fun, and genuine, and provide a living room relatability.

2023 brought the release of Daughter Dentist’s debut single ‘Sunshine.’ Juno-nominated songwriter and producer Colin Carbonera (Rabino, Denise Valle) mixed and performs on the song, with mastering by Philip Shaw Bova (Peach Pit, Lake Street Dive). ‘Sunshine’ is groovy, bright, and soulful and feels like drinking Caprisun in the summertime. The bass line and keys bounce along on a warm breeze that smells like sunscreen and freshly cut grass.

Daughter Dentist has graced many local stages, including Calgary staples such as The Ironwood, The Palomino, and The Ship & Anchor. Krystle has performed at Lucent Festival and opened for artists including Northcote. Her songs have received radio airplay on CKUA, CJSW, and X92.9.


Sound production equipment for the King Eddy provided by PK Sound.

Event Details:

Date: August 01, 2024

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: General: $15, NMC Members: $10

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