DNA6 (Feat. M. Prime)

from Vancouver BC
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DNA6 (Feat. M. Prime)

since circa 2004
DNA6 (Featuring M. Prime) (formerly DNA) was formed in 2004 with Alex Maher (vox, guitar, sax, beatbox) and MC Dosia (vox) and featuring M. Prime (Mario Vaira) (vox and guitar). That same year they released their first self-titled album, which has sold several thousand copies over the past three years and become an underground success. The band’s sound is a unique blend of pop, hip-hop, funk and jazz elements which, combined with their intelligent and often poetic lyrics, provide a welcome new sound in the world of hip-hop. Their lyrics reflect their own lives and experiences and refrain from using stereotypical hip-hop language. Since their inception they have performed live all over Western Canada and teamed up with such bands as Mobadass, Five Alarm Funk, Mother Mother and Hey Ocean! Additionally, they have been cultivating their following by performing regularly at the Anza Club, creating an avid fan base in Vancouver. Both Alex and Mario have worked on several musical projects over the past 10 years, and have been playing together since they were they were fifteen years old. Alex (27) and Mario (27) studied together under Bryan Stovell, acclaimed teacher of Diana Krall, performing with several award-winning high-school jazz bands, Alex on saxophone and Mario on guitar. They were both members of the band Flannel Jimmy, which was signed to Nettwerk Records in 1999 and toured Canada three times on their first album with such notable acts as the Proclaimers and Wide Mouth Mason. MC Dosia (23) met Alex and Mario in 2003 during a freestyle session at the Urban Well in Vancouver, BC and has been writing songs since he was fifteen. Prior to meeting Alex, Dosia recorded with DJ Ali of Fresh Studios, pressed one white label record as well as numerous unreleased tracks. Since the first DNA album, Dosia has been working on both the new DNA6 album and his solo projects. For their first album, M. Prime was featured on three tracks, but during the course of making their second album, Human Condition, M. Prime took on a more active role, and is considered a permanent featured performer with DNA6. They have recently created DNA6 Music and finalized their second album, “Human Condition” which will be released May 12th, 2007. Human Condition has been in the works since 2004 and guest features local rapper, Aspire (Josh Hook), local vocalists Jess Vaira and Erica Dee, Ashleigh Ball of Hey Ocean!, Randy Ponzio of Quest Poetics, Shaun Verreault and Earl Pereira of Wide Mouth Mason, Zayne, Scott Tucker, Jay Davies and Chad Taylor. DNA6 is currently booking summer Canadian tours as well as a UK tour scheduled for the fall, and have two upcoming music videos to be released in June and October respectively.
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mario vaira
guitar, vox
2004 - present
Alex Maher
Sax, vox, guitar
2004 - present
MC Dosia
vox
2004 - present
David Spidel "dSpi!"
Basses
2005 - present

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