COMMUNITY ORGANIZER/ VICE CHAIR GRCS
Marvin Tontiwachwuthikul Chan, better known by his stage alter-ego Merv xx Gotti, is the singer of WCMA-nominated Canadian hip-hop/R&B duo, Samurai Champs, as well as Artistic Director of SK-based arts & cultural festival and artist collective, Trifecta.
With Samurai Champs, Marvin has toured internationally, and performed in festivals such as South by Southwest (SXSW) (Austin, TX), North by Northeast (NXNE) (Toronto, ON), The Great Escape (Brighton, UK), and Reeperbahn (Hamburg, GE).
As Artistic Director of Trifecta, Marvin has organized events such as Trifecta Music Festival, Trifecta Block Party, and Trifecta Concert Series. He also coordinates Trifecta Artist Collective, facilitating creative career development for artists such as LOA, VBRTR, and Tefrondon.
Marvin currently holds a BASc in Software Systems Engineering, and is completing his Master’s in Interdisciplinary Studies, focusing on the cross-section between software engineering and creative technologies.
His thesis, The Application of Agile Software Development Methodologies towards Trifecta and the Independent Arts, was presented at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2018, as well as discussed in the VICE Noisey article, Meet The Student Using His Master’s Thesis To Unite His Local Music Scene. He continues his work in developing Trifecta and “The New Sound Of the Prairies”.
Jörg has been working in the music industry for more than 24 years. During this time, he has acted as a product and marketing manager for a major label, taught music business and has been running his own independent label, Devil Duck Records, for almost 15 years. Devil Duck is currently working with a number of international artists especially from Canada such as The Dead South, Shred Kelly, Yes We Mystic and Close Talker. Jörg specializes in artist development and booking with company Midnight Mango Hamburg.