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Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Femdot is on a mission to out-rap everyone like it’s ’94

“My foundation is that I am trying to out-rap everyone like it’s ’94 or something; I can wrap over anything. I want to interest you, even if I am just talking about going to the store,” says Chicago native Femdot (née Femi) with a reflective smile on his face. As we sat in a busy

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Pierre Kwenders talks about “MAKANDA” and working with Shabazz Palaces

Pierre Kwenders is a man of many talents born out of a vivid cultural background. Kwenders is not just riding the wave of new age African artists, he is humbly spearheading it from his home base in...

Monday, August 14th, 2017

The Kite String Tangle shares his influences, label and future goals

Australia’s Danny Harley’s musical past begun playing pop punk at the age of 12 which, he points out, was mostly to be in with the cool kids. Over time this journey lead him to learn to play...

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Music, shows, history: getting to know MK

A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to speak with producer and a DJ Marc Kinchen (MK). Kinchen’s career took off in the early 90’s, working with the top artists and producers and making a name for...

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

They aren’t bragging: White Reaper at Dour Fir

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...

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

Catching-up with Caveboy at NXNE

Hot off the heels of a recording stint in the grassy knolls of Ireland, Montreal’s Caveboy made a recent stop in Toronto to play at NxNE’s Port Lands. Veterans of some of Toronto’s largest music festivals, including...

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Meet Montreal’s Geoffroy, an interview

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...

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Self-discovery, finding a voice, and a good cold brew coffee: An interview with NE-HI

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...

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Interview with Magic Island, a retrospective on “Like Water”

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...

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Talking about music, politics and poetry with Tristen

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...

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