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MUTEK Montreal is set to take place August 22 – 27th for it’s 18th annual...

  • Toronto-based singer, songwriter, and rapper, Jessie Reyez first broke ground with her covers, but it wasn’t until she released “Figures” last year, an original track, that the music industry and fans took notice. “Figures” is a simple, stripped-back hymn featuring Reyes melodically singing over guitar. The sheer simplicity of it was astonishing. The naked, emotional, […]

  • Last weekend, Dreams Festival (formally known as “Digital Dreams”) took over Echo Beach for its fifth year. The festival included three different stages, top artists from around the globe, and a two day dance experience for Toronto’s biggest electronic music fans. With Friday headliners MK, Above and Beyond, and Andy C at the main stage […]

  • You get used to seeing certain bands at certain venues. For us it is usually smaller venues, darker, more intimate rooms where you really get to know a band. Seeing the same band in the afternoon sun on a large stage is, more often than not, a very different expereince. Especially when the crowd is, […]

  • On his debut album Atlas a couple years ago, Branko found himself netted in a conversation – or argument, really – on cultural appropriation. The crux of the debate concerns whether or not it’s OK to grab the sounds and beats that form the backbone of various musical heritages, then repackage them as club music and […]

  • Mississauga rapper John River was the first act to catch our attention. River has been around since 2012 dropping mixtapes that have built a solid foundation for his reputation and fanbase. Joined on the stage by a DJ and an MC, River gave his mother a shout out, that lady patiently standing in the back […]

  • Amir Obè at NXNE

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    Amir Obè at NXNE

    Splitting time between his hometown of Detroit and Brooklyn, as evidenced in his 2014 mixtape “Detrooklyn”, Amir Obè (otherwise known as Amir Obeid) took on a late afternoon set at NXNE’s Port Lands. Marking the second year of the festival’s relocation to the city’s industrial waterfront space, Obè offered a confident set despite a lean […]

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  • Last Wednesday, White Reaper continued their tour behind their second studio Album, The Worlds Best American Band at Portland’s world famous Doug Fir. The unapologetic foursome played “a collection of songs including the one that they’re probably most notable...

  • Fresh from the March launch of his first full-length album, Coastline, Montreal’s Geoffroy is picking-up speed throughout the electronica universe. Spending nearly two years meticulously crafting his LP, along with co-producers Gabriel Gagnon and Max Gendron, Geoffroy – who,...

  • Prior to the release of their second full-length album, Offers I was able to exchange some pleasantries with NE-HI’s guitarist Jason Balla. The boys behind NE-HI started their lengthy support tour back in Chicago on the release day of...

  • After putting out a string of well-received EP’s Magic Island recently released her first full-length album, Like Water on the Mansions & Millions label. According to Magic Island, Like Water represents her plan to “return to a sensitivity, a...

  • Poet, singer, and songwriter Tristen takes pride in her art. Originally from Chicago, now residing in Nashville, Tristen Gaspadarek’s music is a seamless blend of rock, synth-pop, folk, and country. Her evolution as an artist is evident in her...

  • While visiting Montreal, I had the opportunity to see the synth-pop band Sorry Girls play an EP pre-release show. The duo (consisting of vocalist Heather Kirkpatrick and producer Dylan Obront) have been generating their fair share of buzz, with...

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