Haida Loop Poet & WHOLESOME* MC
Ms.PAN!K creates melodic soundscapes with her guitar, voice & loop station:: Rich layered vocal harmonies & looped melodies mix with conscious rhymes and soul-full lyrics to create her experimental loop poetry.
Femme-Powered - Loop pedal-driven alt hip-hop, folk-soul influenced productions - blend looped rhythms + harmonic vocals & layered guitar.
Poetic verses burst forth in powerful emotionally engaging performances - very often improvised freestyle tailored uniquely for the energy of each audience.
K'IINDUU-AUS VIRA DANYK
Calling Tofino, and the ancestral lands of the Tla-o-qui-aht Nation home base; where she is a guest on their unceded territory -"MPD" is originally from the Unceded Territory of the Xaayda (HAIDA) Nation and member of the southern K̲aayahl 'Laanaas Clan lead by Hereditary Chief Gaahlaay ~Lonnie Young.
Ms.|PANIK's 3-Track "OPEN HEARTS RELEASE" is her debut single release. It was recorded with
Grammy Award Winning Engineer and Producer, Spencer "SpendsQuality" Williams, at Cedarsong Sound Studios in Nevada City California.
"OPEN HEARTS" is MPD's first foray into translating her loop pedal driven productions into the Studio.
"We cut three tracks in 12 hours - I wanted a little snapshot of my art to share with people. I thought these three songs would be a foundation to build from." - MPD
Bearing her soul; she shares her perspective in the three tracks the debut of which is called, "PRAXIS" followed by "PRAYERS" and "OPEN HEARTS."
"Each Track is a Story; a snapshot into my reality." - MPD
"PRAXIS" was inspired by a book I found in a tiny library outside the Common Loaf Bakery in Tofino, BC. The book was a guide to community development rooted in feminism. The meaning of the word praxis was woven with my personal experience; my community and our mutual successes. "PRAYERS" represents my a piece on my cultural and spiritual beliefs and "OPEN HEARTS" is my call to action, for people to come together to cultivate some mutual success based on honoring self and learning to honor one another. " -MPD
"I aim to inspire others to pursue their passions, personal truths, and to cultivate a sense of a community united through musical medicine = Remembering to honor ourselves on this journey of life. ~We CAN come together to protect the people we love on the planet we share."
Ms.|PANIK ON EMOTION
"Wherever you go; there you are. Human beings are emotionally driven; music is deeply emotional...music gave me the peace-of-mind & taught me how to release energy in a positive way. Music has no judgment about being "over-emotional." We all have emotions, good or bad...FEEL THAT SH*T - and learn to respond to emotion, rather than react." ~MPD
Ms.|PANIK's musical style is influenced deeply spiritual and political. Inspired by ancient wisdom + sound::frequency:: vibration + remote west coast life + spirituality + consciousness + the emotionality of the human experience on her journey seeking truth & purpose.
Music is her healing & her art.
"I'm completely self-taught in what I do, but I am now reaching out to learn and absorb as much as I can to be the best version of myself and present my art to the world. Music is my jam, my outlet for creative expression, it took me this long to realize I've been working my whole life to get here." - MPD
"My music developed into a positive outlet for the pain & trauma of my childhood, and then became the greatest tool to help to HEAL myself and through that... I want to share my vulnerability and experiences to help to heal and inspire others."
2019 Western Canadian Music Award Nominee for Spiritual Artist of the Year!
"I AM ENGAGING SOME
~ HEALING WORK ~
MY CULTURE & ANCESTORS " - MPD
Originally raised in the Village of Skidegate and fed by the abundance & beauty of the remote island archipelago of Haida Gwaii - Islands of the People on the edge of Wild West Coast of what is now called British Columbia, Canada.