It's not often you'd use the phrase well seasoned Canadian percussionist for a 26 year young producer / DJ / M.C. but Myles Bigelow has done more than enough to deserve this title. Up to date Myles received soloist award winner at the Lionel Hampton Jazz festival in his last year of high school. He continued his studies at the 'Berklee College of Music' in Boston and 'The National University of Arts' in Havana, Cuba. He studied under the tutelidge of such drumming masters such as Babatunde Olatunji, Giovanni Hidalgo, John Santos, Yaroldy Abreu, Armando Peraza, Alex Acuna to name a few. Myles has traveled the world performing or recording with such acts as Grammy Nominated Orlando 'Maraca' Valle, Multi-Juno award winner K-OS, Juno award winner Alexcubaband, Juno nominated Rhumba Calzada, Juno nominated and west coast music award winners Puentes Brothers, Juno nominated Sekoya. As a live percussionist Myles continues to be in demand as a percussionist with such quality acts on a regular basis. From latin jazz purists Zapato Negro to the 14 piece cover pop band Famous Players to his own hipster raw club music group as a percussionist, rapper, producer Myles is gaining exposure to as many of those who might or might not understand the concept of high performance percussion. It is through his music experiences Myles learned about the techniques of studio recording and engineering. To further his knowledge and experience in the studio he worked for an independent production studio in New York city called Nolej Records. After moving back to Vancouver and honing his craft as a musician/ producer /DJ he began creating music as he envisioned it. The outcome of his sound is a hybrid of global street music that represents edgier side of sound from around the world encompassing chanting, singing, rapping tribal rhythms and gritty produced beats. Forced to categorize his music for the mainstream music market Myles created the title 'Urban Tropical'. It was through this medium that he hoped to reach out to the younger generations and enlighten them to the percussion world. 'Sometimes to help those take in what you want them to, you have to put it in a context which they can understand' says Myles. Watch Myles perform live and you will always find percussion ( particularly congas) as the prodominant instrument that fronts him on any stage in which he performs. What he incorporates with it depends entirely on which act you choose to watch. One thing is certain, whether he is using a rack full of digital equipment, rapping on the mic, dj'ing at a hyped hipsters party or performing to a sophisticated latin jazz audience, his percussion is always prodominant. His hands on the drum eluminates through everything that he does, keeping him on the cutting egde of music and a musician in high demand. - Myles brings the traditions of Cuban and African rhythms bang up to the 21st century. This is living, breathing Vancouver soul music, the future sound of the City. - Max Cole - Writer for 'Straight No Chaser' magazine. - 'Always elevating his game with each track both in live situations and in the studio, Myles is a fierce musician and producer, his raw talent, hard work and proper vibes make a nasty combination to look out for...' -Aklimatize, Future Elements.