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$elfimploy is a new project between producer, singer, rapper nrthsound, and his long time homie and collaborator, freestyle and battlerap veteran Fibz. This project also includes collaboration with fellow Vancouver producers Audiodrugz and Avi Singh, along with a selection of other global musicians

nrthsound makes micro budget music and videos - pop, rnb, hi-hop - using the fewest resources possible. This includes custom made music for TV and film. All existing nrthsound music is available ROYALTY FREE for film and TV

Find nrthsound and $elfimployd on INSTAGRAM @nrthsound and YOUTUBE  as nrthsound

Do you want custom music for your film, show or podcast?  For inquiries, including existing or custom music, go to the  FILM / TV page of this website.

Music can be found on the  MUSIC  page of this website, and videos can be found on the  VIDEOS  page. To watch or listen to past interviews, check out the MEDIA page.


Stefen has been creating his own unique music for over a decade, never giving a *@#! about what other people want him to sound like. He never took music for granted, he never sold out, he never got big, but he never went home. Originally from a farm in rural BC, in Western Canada, he bought a guitar when he was 17 and learned by playing blues and rock music in small town dive bars. Eventually he bought a laptop and taught himself to produce basic beats. 

He channeled his gritty, rough and wild rural upbringing into creating music, often beautiful experimental soundscapes, often political, often angry. After spending a couple years in northern BC working in the frozen isolation as a pipefitting, he started his project nrthsound. Now he draws on his wide experiences in life - from shoveling cow crap on the farm, from clipping pot in the neighbour's barn, from physically demanding pipefitting, to going to university, to working in government offices, to running his own business - to give everything he creates perspective, by keeping a humble and humourous approach at the core of his art.


Tommy B has always had passion for all music. He started his rap career at 16, freestyling and battling in Calgary, Alberta, and eventually running his own hip hop night in the 403. After dealing with some life shattering experiences, Fibz left town and moved out west to Vancouver. He continued to pursue music, living with two audio engineers rappers. They created Blankspace and made noise around Vancouver, releases an LP, rocking shows, contests and battles.

After Blankspace eventually seperated, Fibz kept his skills sharp with battlerap, including features on the King of the Dot and Smoked Out battle leagues. Freestyling has always been his favorite part of music, and it was freestyling that brought Tommy and Stefen together after they met working for a painting company. Whether its at a party or on a train, or for your grandma, Fibz can kick a cypher no doubt. 


Stefen reached out to long time collaborator and homie Tommy in 2020 to start a new hip hop project, and this is just the beginning

Besides music, Tommy and Stefen rock the basketball court, and Tommy lights up NHL Live on playstation, and runs high end house painting jobs

Stefen also runs a business with his partner Freda, FULL CIRCLE FURNITURE, fixing and selling vintage furniture, as well as building custom movie sets for microbuget film production company MILLSPICTURE STUDIOS