We’re currently working on our promo video with self hired this week…

…so until we’re ready to post the new one take a look at last years recap video!

HeatWave recap 2010

Make sure to come by and check us out Saturday July 23rd at Britannia Community Center for a day of B-Ball, good food and great music!



HeatWave Classic is excited to announce  Slingers is on side! Yes! Slingers is Vancity’s mobile food mover and shaker. Delicious specialty parmesans are their specialty and we’re looking forward to working together to nourish our tournament participants.

A special note that we’re pumped about since we’re working hard to create a low carbon footprint event…all of the packaging Slingers uses is 100% biodegradable and all of the ingredients that are used in their creations are fresh and local!!!

HeatWave Classic welcomes Welcome To East Van!

Welcome To East Van has generously agreed to support the HeatWave Classic by donating to our prize/swag pool! That’s right…Welcome To East Van is all about supporting local community initiatives and we’re proud to be in such good company.

check out their website to check out their gear and to learn more about what’s going on with Welcome to East Van.

Britannia Community Center-where it all takes place.

The team at Britannia Community Center have been incredible over these last three years. When we first started hosting this event it was a first time for most of us. The folks at Britannia lent their expertise and experience as well as hands on support while we got our selves established. We thank them for their continued support and look forward to working with them for years to come.

Special thanks for this years support goes out to Tom Higashio! You are the man!

Killawatt Records backs HeatWave Classic

KILLAWATT RECORDS was born of necessity and chance; when Red1 ventured to release a project independent of the influential Rascalz crew, he was offered the opportunity to start his own label but retain major label distribution. April 2004 saw the creation of one of Canada’s most innovative and visionary musical projects: Killawatt Records.

Gathering talent from all coasts of Canada, Killawatt is as much a mentorship initiative as it is a label; “I had learned so much as part of the Rascalz,” explains Red, “so many highs and lows, mistakes that young artists make again and again that I felt I could probably help some up-and-coming artists avoid those same pitfalls.”

The Canadian hip-hop scene needed something to bring it together, and even before “Northern Touch” famously combined Vancouver and Toronto artists, Red1 was of the mentality to unite in a common cause, feeling that it’s easier to to accomplish goals with a shared vision. In essence, it was this line of thinking which brought HeatWave and Lamar Ashe together under the Killawatt banner.

Since its earliest inception Killawatt Records has represented good music, social issues and party vibes alike. It’s about music with substance and real change for communities: real hip-hop, reggae, r&b, any music as long as it carries a positive vibe and a genuine message. Red 1 feels that “the way the industry’s become that’s not necessarily the case with a lot of artists these days, so we want to take it back, put back the essence that’s been missing, that goodness you used to feel getting into music.”

Tre Nyce added to the HeatWave Classic Line Up!

Yes! Tre Nyce has agreed to perform for our kids at the third annual HeatWave Classic!


Vancouver Based, 22 year old Tre Nyce already boasts an impressive resume having worked with the likes of “Swollen Members”, “Tech9”, “Glasses Malone”, and “La Coka Nostra”. Following a successful feature campaign on the aforementioned Swollen Members 2009 release “Armed To the Teeth”, The “King Of The V” is poised to embark on his crusade for notoriety and credibility amongst the greats of the game today.

His commitment to supporting East Van and it’s youth is to be commended! Thank you Tre Nyce.

To learn more about Tre check out his MySpace Page and his official website