Artist Description

Working in a genre self described as “aquavibe”, 24-year-old Lance Sampson displays a prenatural gift for individuation and inspiration. After a smattering of Soundcloud singles, including the effortless vibe inducer ‘1 Spring Garden’, Sampson dropped his first collection of songs in the form of an EP entitled, ‘Water Temple’, in late March. Touching on nu-blues, R&B and spacious neo-soul, his distinctive, captivating persona is felt throughout the record. Having spent time in and out of prison from ages 15-21, Sampson learned how to play guitar while incarcerated and used music as a means for spiritual focus.

Fed up with the limitations of his former musical persona, Lex, a hardcore emcee, Sampson opted instead for Aquakultre, a title that brings with it a renewed sense of energy and exploration. Although still in the early stages of his career, Aquakultre’s artistry is blossoming at an incredible rate, establishing himself as Halifax’s most exciting young voice.

Aquakultre is the winner of CBC Music’s Searchlight 2018 competition.


Date Venue Time Sponsor
September 15, 2018 Atlantic Lottery Barracks Tent 9:30PM