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"I call artists like Alex “bridges” as he seamlessly combines some groovy hip hop with some
country-influenced alternative pop. He’s one to watch."
- Kevin McGowan, Ottawa Citizen Capital Revue
"I like this. This singer/poet/MC/rapper makes a palatable smoothie out of indie rock, blues, electronic,
folk and reggae." - Alan Cross, AlanCross.ca
"Silas introduces indie-rock to rap in ways I’ve never heard before, creating a fresh genre all his own."
- Samantha Cowan, Independent Music News
"Alex is a rapper, MC, poet. Whatever you want to call it. The best part about that though, is that he is also a musician. Meaning that not only will you get something thought provoking and moving with his music, but you also get great songwriting as well. It's nice to know that when Alex Silas comes out with something new, that I can get excited about both of those crafts. "
- Doug Ralph, Music Director CKDJ 107.9 FM
Inspired by everything from Blues to Punk, Country to Reggae, Folk to Electronic, the Ottawa-based artist sets himself apart by ensuring his sound doesn’t fall into any predetermined molds. “I use a lot of traditionally non-hip hop sounds, always preferring real instruments over samples to give it that live, organic sound,” he says.
With his debut offering, Catania, charting in the Top 10 on college and university charts across the country and firmly introducing him as a different breed of rapper, Silas’ newly released EP, Songs for Lovers & Fighters, continues to build on that momentum.
Silas is now back in the studio working on a follow-up, due in 2014.