Pigeon Hole

Pigeon Hole

Saturday, August 24 2019

SATURDAY August 24th 2019

United Bass Kollective presents...

• Pigeon Hole  • (Sleeveless, Saturate)


Vancouver Island duo Pigeon Hole first forged their name in the underground hip hop culture 

of the mid-2000’s. From there, the drive to experiment with new forms of production saw them 

splinter off from rap onto the fringes of the bass music scene. True to their roots, Pigeon 

Hole’s sound leans heavily on nostalgic reference to their early hip hop influences; 

establishing themselves at the forefront of Canada’s Bass music scene with their new approach 

to the genre.

Pigeon Hole (Lee Napthine and Colin McCue) got their start as members of west coast hip hop 

collective Sweatshop Union. Years on the road led into the summer of 2011, where the group 

toured the bass music festivals, and were exposed to a new array of genres and sounds. The 

decision was made to cut ties with Sweatshop Union and head back into the studio to redefine 

themselves excited by the many forms of electronic music they had been inspired by. The 2013 

LP ‘Chimp Blood’, on Urbnet Records, was Pigeon Hole's first dip into electronica and played 

to their strengths as lyricists and performers. The albums anthemic singles, ‘Champion’ and 

‘Higher State’, brought a refreshing voice to the rap world, and introduced a group in the 

infant stages of discovering it’s new sound.

Recently, a series of quality singles and EP’s on home-base label Sleeveless Records saw 

Pigeon Hole pick up where they left off with their brand of broken hip hop bass tunes, and 

dabble in the newly coined ‘Halftime’ Drum & Bass sub-sect. The 2017 sticky-analog single 

‘Headnod’ on Saturate Records, and the G-funk inspired ‘6 AM’ on Gravitas, got international 

playlist support from DJ’s and were rinsed throughout the summer. Pigeon Hole fuelled 

momentum by touring North American festivals, highlighted by prime time slot performances at 

Shambhala, SXSW, and Burning Man’s Camp Questionmark Stage.

Pigeon Hole won’t stop there. They begin the new year at the front of the pack in an emerging 

bass music landscape. One in which they have secured a position as both pioneers of the past 

and innovators of an ever more promising future.

with support from the UBK DJ's

• Nick Degree • JVVY • Ten-O • 40oz •  
• The Specialist • Ternmeupsum • Poppa Squats •
• Reigamortis • Oddbear • Touretto • Naomii •

10:00PM - 2:00AM MDT
The Station on Jasper