Echo from the Light City Glow EP
L.K.U.T. from the Light City Glow EP
Since releasing their debut self-titled EP in 2011, indie alternative hip hop band Zoo Legacy has had the opportunity to share the stage with acts such as Ms. Lauryn Hill, Classified, Shad, Kardinal Offishal, Ubiquitous Synergy Seekers and the Airplane Boys. The Ottawa-based four piece has also performed at some of Canada’s leading festivals including Bluesfest, NXNE, JUNOfest,Canadian Music Week and among others.
Formed in Ottawa in 2010, Zoo Legacy’s sound can be categorized as alternative hip hop. The bands music blurs the lines between hip-hop, indie rock, R&B, and pop. Consisting of rapper Nick Pouponneau and multi-instrumentalists Mark Milloy, Dominic and Samuel Goss, the bands music appeals to rock fans and hip-hop fans alike. While not easy to pinpoint, Zoo Legacy’s style falls somewhere in the category currently occupied by artists such as Gorillaz, M.I.A., and KiD CuDi.
Zoo Legacy released their second EP ‘City Light Glow’ in September 2012. The music video for their lead single L.K.U.T. off City Light Glow was chosen as a featured video on both MuchMusic and AUX TV. A month after the release of the EP, Zoo Legacy won the Toronto Independent Music Award for Best Urban act.
2013 brought more shows and a larger regional following. Their growing reputation has earned the band shows at Toronto’s exclusive Soho House, and multiple reviews on local, national and international media outlets such as the Ottawa Citizen, CBC News and the Guardian UK.
Zoo Legacy recorded its third project in Brooklyn with Juno Award winning producer Gus Van Go (The Stills, The Trews, Said The Whale, Hollerado). The EP will be released in the fall of 2014 and will be followed up with a regional tour and campus gigs.