Hot Canadian hip-hop keeps on coming RnB/Hip Hop | Thursday 10th March 2016 | Christina Canada SXSW The Lytics Hold On 2016 looks to be the defining year for The Lytics. From the early days writing raps in a Winnipeg basement to two recordings, three nominations (WCMA’s) and several international and cross Canadian tours later, the group is ready to release their third studio album, starting with an EP to be released this April. Often citing Pharcyde, De La Soul, Slum Village and The Fugees as inspiration, The Lytics have created a sound that references those icons yet is unique to them and the geographic isolation in which they evolved. All this inspiration combined with an ever growing drive to create has resulted in Hold On, a five song EP that is at once uplifting, brooding and celebratory. 2016 will see releases for feature single ‘Friction’ as well as showcases at SXSW, CMJ and two European tours, including a London night at The Old Blue Last on April 25th, all in preparation for the September release of The Lytics third studio album. All in all, it’s shaping up to be an exciting year. Follow The Lytics on Facebook and Twitter.