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Monday, February 12th, 2018

Saya drops “Cheap Thrills” EP

Is Saya her real name? A shout out to the dance-music aesthetic from Bolivia? No one really knows. And that’s part of the appeal of this 21-year dashing scarlet from Toronto and LA. Her image is subtractive, only appearing exactly how she wants. Her Instagram is rightfully popping and her Twitter is golden. But for

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

Cadence Weapon swims in an infinity pool of fearlessness

If versatility is what you’re looking for in your hip-hop, then Cadence Weapon has just the right amount of it. The Edmonton MC has returned after a five-year hiatus to release his self-titled, fourth studio album. As he...

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Jono McCleery returns with “Seeds of a Dandelion”

I’ve always had a soft spot for cover songs. Not the kind done by old ‘80s rockers trying to reinvent their glory days – that kind that are reinvented by talented artists. The artists who find twists...

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Blush releases a self-titled record

Blush is the bedroom spawn of ex Darlings member Maura Lynch. During her eight year stint with the band, she forged these songs in her bedroom and kept them under the moniker Blush. Once the Darlings ended...

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Ending the year with Goldlink and friends

Goldlink wrapped up his year at Toronto’s Mod Club joined by TO’s own River Tiber and Atlanta’s J.I.D. The evening’s activities begun with River Tiber, real name Tommy Paxton-Beesley, who took the stage for a DJ set....

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Ekali takes over Velvet Underground T.O

Last week, Vancouver based artist Ekali took the stage at Velvet Underground in Toronto and proved to the city, that Canadian talent is clearly taking over. Ekali begun producing music in 2012 and since then, has written...

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Slow Magic’s “Float” is just what the doctor ordered

Slow Magic‘s newest 13-track EP, Float, is exactly what I need to get through a long day of work where I’m staring at my computer aimlessly.  If you are not familiar with Slow Magic, he is known...

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Slow Magic and friends live in Toronto

Toronto’s iconic Horseshoe Tavern is not the place one would expect to see a dance show, they say so themselves, but this was a special night and their 70th anniversary month. Despite it being primarily an indie rock venue, Slow...

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Curtis Harding retrospective, live in Toronto

After releasing Soul Power in 2014 Curtis Harding was immediately flagged as an artist to watch by the Rolling Stones magazine. That album had a lasting impact, it’s one that I personally keep going back to and tracks from which keep...

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Giraffage’s journey, live at Velvet Underground

Last weekend, critically acclaimed up and coming artist Giraffage (Charlie Yin) took over the Velvet Underground in Toronto. Kicking of his first nationwide Too Real tour, with fellow artists Wingtip and Sweater Beats, Giraffage played his show...

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