MOURAINE TEAMS UP WITH WESTSIDE BOOGIE FOR NEW SINGLE BIG DAWG
PRE-ORDER NEW ALBUM IN SEARCH OF GOLD
OUT MAY 5 VIA BIRTHDAY CAKE RECORDS
WATCH ANIMATED VISUAL FOR BIG DAWG
WATCH AND LISTEN TO PREVIOUS SINGLE TONIGHT
ROCKING UK FESTIVAL DATES AT FOCUS WALES
AND THE GREAT ESCAPE IN MAY
Toronto, ON – April 19, 2023 – Today, Canadian hip-hop trailblazer, Mouraine, teams up with LA rapper, Westside Boogie, for heavy duty collab in Big Dawg. Marking the final preview of Mouraine's forthcoming album, In Search of Gold, the bouncy, bold song booms with confident energy, heavy bass and sharp bars that carry the duo through their personal evolution process. Listen here and pre-order In Search of Gold here.
"This song is about the underdog becoming the Big Dawg. Growing up as the little guy with a big heart has always been a blessing in disguise," Mouraine shares. "It humbled me, but it also never limited or kept me from achieving anything I wanted. 'It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.' Right Boogie?"
The song arrives with a brilliant animated visual directed by side (@naboka_vlad), depicting Mouraine and Westside Boogie riding through the Rockies with undeniable, signature swagger. Watch Big Dawg here.
As In Search Of Gold nears its launch on May 5 via Birthday Cake Records, Big Dawg follows Mouraine's single, Tonight, where he tells the honest story of his humble beginnings and the roots of his mission as an artist. The track was produced by Rayannah Kroeker & deadmen, features background vocals by Begonia and a special excerpt of Mouraine's immigrant story, as told by his mother during a heartfelt call from the studio. Listen to Tonight here and watch the video for Tonight here.
The album's shiny first single, Gold, evokes the inner and outer glow of realizing self-worth and pursuing potential to the highest degree. Produced by Western Canadian Music Award (WCMA) winning producer-engineer duo, deadmen (Begonia, Ashleigh Ball, Royal Canoe), Gold moves with a melodious beat and Mouraine's clever rhyme and verse. The video for Gold was filmed in Joshua Tree National Park, California and directed by Mat Dunlap and assisted by Kevin Manning. Listen to Gold here and watch Gold here.
The songs shared with listeners to date highlight a new era for Mouraine, and drive the energy for In Search of Gold. Mouraine worked with deadmen (Matt Peters & Matt Schellenberg) to craft new sounds, showcase Mouraine's growth as an artist, and create a sonic representation of Mouraine's life journey. The project is a collaboration with producer duo deadmen (Begonia, Royal Canoe, Ashleigh Ball, Ian Sweet), with features from his brother MOTO, Canadian R&B icon, JRDN, and more. The songs delve into Mouraine’s personal life story and deliver an intimate vulnerability complemented by captivating stories, bold lyricism and colossal beats. Audiences both familiar, or newly introduced, to Mouraine's catalogue and unparalleled stage presence will witness In Search of Gold as a byproduct of years of hard work, determination and talent, failure and loss. This album comes with as much triumph and accomplishment as it does challenge and vulnerability.
Last month, Mouraine rocked JUNOFest in his hometown of Edmonton, and is amping up for shows in the UK in May. He'll make a big debut at FOCUS Wales Festival in Wrexham, a show at Notting Hill Arts Club in London followed by The Great Escape Festival in Brighton. Learn more about Mouraine's career below, connect with him online and stay tuned for more music as he blazes his path.
FOCUS Wales (Wrexham, UK)
May 4 - 8:40pm @ Penny Black Room
May 5 - 11:00am @ Glyndwr TV
May 6 - 9:35pm @ The Parish
May 8 - London, UK @ Notting Hill Arts Club (headline)
May 9 - London, UK @ The Strongroom (7pm)
The Great Escape (Brighton, UK)
May 13 - 3:15pm @ Green Door Store (Canada House)
May 13 - 9:15pm @ Patterns Up
DOWNLOAD - Big Dawg Artwork | DOWNLOAD - Mouraine Press Photo
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As a young, first-generation immigrant to Canada, Mouraine first learned to speak English through his insatiable appetite for music. Hip Hop, Rap and R&B lyrics became his teacher, his solace, and his inspiration to use this language as a tool for self expression and survival. By the age of 11 he began writing, recording and performing original music that would lead to sharing stages with the likes of Mac Miller, J.Cole, T-Pain, Big Sean, Pusha T, Classified, and Shad. Mouraine’s music has been placed in Footlocker ads, played live at Toronto Raptors NBA games, awarded him accolades from his community and peers, and continues to infect audiences around the world. A seemingly endless source of energy, there’s no denying that Mouraine has a magnetic ability to pull people in and make them feel a part of his music and message.