ContraVerse Collective appeared on the Calgary Hip Hop scene in 2011, composed of 3 emcees (Rubix, Twizzie and Rebecca Dawn) and 2 DJs (Jayzen and Scarlett). The chemistry was instant, and the crew hosted their own break-out performance at the Marquee Room featuring BassX Dance Crew and an emcee cypher for local talent. The members of the crew represent diverse genres of music including dub step, electro, conscious hip hop, battle rap, indie rock and Latin soul. ContraVerse has come to specialize in the art of freestyle, known for their versatility and spontaneous flow. The 2012 lineup included appearances at festivals including Four+ Urban Arts Expo, Abundance Festival, Fozzy Fest and Fluid Festival. in 2013 you can catch the crew on the last Friday of every month at Koi (YYC) - and be sure to hit the open mic.