Babe Rainbow blows off Lotusland for Toronto
Whether organizing Music Waste and the Victory Square Block Party, performing with electronic project Babe Rainbow, or spinning hip-hop at local clubs, Cameron Reed has been a prominent figure in Vancouver’s independent music scene for years. But that’s all about to change, as he’s uprooting himself from the West Coast and heading to Toronto.
Reed’s current position in Chicago-based musician Tom Krell’s (aka How to Dress Well) backup band will have him on the road for the better part of the next year in support of Krell’s upcoming Total Loss LP. Reed’s downtime, however, will be spent in Ontario. His reasons for leaving Vancouver are simple.
“I’ve lived the last decade in Vancouver and the rest of my life within a couple of miles of the city,” the Surrey-bred Reed told the Straight. “It’s not boredom; it’s just—why not? I’m not being dramatic about it. I’m not going to have a big going-away party.”
While he’ll be moving to Ontario at the end of the month, Reed added he doesn’t know how long he’ll bunk down in Hogtown. “Nothing is ever entirely permanent,” he said. “We’re a nomadic people, are we not?”