Kay the Aquanaut

Kristian Powlowski, better known by his stage name Kay the Aquanaut, is a Canadian alternative hip hop artist from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10] He has released nine albums and has toured internationally.[11][12] Several of Kay the Aquanaut's albums have been produced by Factor,[13] and he has made appearances on Factor's own albums.[14]

Kay the Aquanaut
Birth nameKristian Powlowski
BornSaskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
OriginSaskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
GenresAlternative hip hop
Political hip hop
Underground hip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper
Years active1999–present
LabelsCircle Into Square
Side Road Records
Phonographique
Off Beat Production
Associated actsFactor, Maki, Zoën, Metropolis Now, Reform Party, Submerged M.Seas
WebsiteOfficial Facebook

Kay the Aquanaut is also a member of the band Reform Party, who began in 2011 by covering Rage Against the Machine songs before developing original material.[15][16] In 2011, Kay the Aquanaut toured Europe with Noah23 on the "Water on Venus" tour, in support of their albums Waterloo and Fry Cook on Venus, which were released on sister labels Circle Into Square and Fake Four Inc. respectively.[17]

Discography

Solo albums

  • Day Dreamin' (2001)
  • Deep Rooted (2002) (with Factor)
  • Solitude Savannah (Off Beat, 2002) (with Factor)
  • Waist Deep in Concrete (Side Road, 2004) (with Factor)
  • Spinning Blue Planet (Side Road, 2007) (with Factor)
  • Nickelodeon Ethics (Side Road, 2009)
  • Waterloo (Circle Into Square, 2011)
  • Letters from Laika (Circle Into Square, 2013) (with Factor)
  • Station Wagon (Side Road, 2016) (with Maki)
  • 7 Vessels (Fake Four Inc., 2017) (with Factor)
  • Yeah, Riot!!! (self-released, 2017) (with Maki)
  • Earth Station 7 (Hello L.A., 2019) (with Maki)

Collaboration albums

  • Submerged M.Seas (1999) (with Devotea & Vizion, as Submerged M.Seas)
  • Metropolis Now (Side Road, 2006) (with Def3, Factor & Forgetful Jones, as Metropolis Now)

EPs

  • Solid Soul (1999)
  • ASR Chronicles (2005)
  • We Sold Our Clothes to the State (Circle Into Square, 2011)
  • Reform Part 3P (2011) (with Levi Soulodre, Enver Hampton & Tallus Scott, as Reform Party)
  • Pangaean Drift (Circle Into Square, 2012) (with Factor, as Laika)
  • Perpetual Motion of the Modern Man (2012) (with Levi Soulodre, Enver Hampton & Tallus Scott, as Reform Party)

References

  1. Ugsmag - interview 2010
  2. Ugsmag - interview 2007
  3. Ominocity - interview
  4. The Sheaf - article
  5. Pound Magazine - interview
  6. The Rooster - album review
  7. SYFFAL - album review
  8. Hip Hop Canada - album review
  9. Ominocity - EP review
  10. Circle Into Square - artist profile
  11. Irinici, Angelina (July 4, 2013). "Sask. rapper believes in faith, love and humanity", The StarPhoenix. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
  12. Haug, Kawehi (February 28, 2008). "Hip-hop: Catch masters of beat and spit", The Honolulu Advertiser, p. E1.
  13. Stewart, Jeanette (December 8, 2011). "Producer gets instrumental: Prolific artist gets help from friends", The StarPhoenix, p. C1
  14. Quinlan, Thomas (2011-07-19). "Factor - Club Soda Series 1". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
  15. Stewart, Jeanette (November 17, 2011). "Saskatoon band Rage revivalists", The StarPhoenix, p. W28.
  16. McKay, Stephanie (September 8, 2011). "Reform Party expands beyond Rage covers", The StarPhoenix, p. C2.
  17. "WATER ON VENUS European Tour starts today!". Fake Four Inc. 2011-04-05. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
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