Image

Spotlight

DillanPonders: ‘A big kid now’
3 months ago

DillanPonders: ‘A big kid now’

DillanPonders works behind the counter of a marijuana dispensary nestled in a block of condos in downtown Toronto. The 25-year old, also a rapper, is nearing the end of his …
Read More

5 Albums You Must Hear
6 months ago

5 Albums You Must Hear

The music world lost a lot of legends in 2016 including Prince, Phife Dawg and George Michael, just to name a few. For many, 2017 couldn’t get here fast enough, …
Read More

Akon: Generating Good Energy
7 months ago

Akon: Generating Good Energy

“I never really even asked myself that,” says Akon, with a reflective pause. The question is to the point, blunt, probing in its quest to understand the artist’s end goal: …
Read More

Recognizing why music counts
7 months ago

Recognizing why music counts

Toronto-based singer/songwriter Vanessa Lu appears onstage from behind a black curtain. Standing tall and tranquil in an olive bomber jacket and black leggings, she shows no signs of nervousness. The …
Read More

Defying genres, generations
8 months ago

Defying genres, generations

The future of music is unpredictable, but at the same time it’s all around us in the present. Within the realm of urban music right now we’re able to uncover …
Read More

’90s Soul: Bringing That Ol’ Thing Back
9 months ago

’90s Soul: Bringing That Ol’ Thing Back

It’s been 20 years since Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite came out. As a millennial, I grew up with two parents who were huge music heads, so you can imagine both …
Read More

The Code: Get Familiar
11 months ago

The Code: Get Familiar

In recent years, there’s been a shift in the R&B and soul world. It has diversified completely. The “ooh baby”s of Ashanti have been swapped out for the smooth low-key …
Read More

Hip-Hop/Soul Integral to NXNE
11 months ago

Hip-Hop/Soul Integral to NXNE

While to many outside the city, Toronto is akin to rapper/singer Drake and his international success, the 6ix has a lavish archive of artists making waves beyond the border. Rappers …
Read More

DJ Rezz: Out of this World
12 months ago

DJ Rezz: Out of this World

It’s late into the afternoon and the first sustained period of sunshine has been bestowed upon the ravers of Ever After Music Festival in Kitchener, Ontario. It’s the final day …
Read More

BOSCO: The ‘Do It Yourself’ Journey
12 months ago

BOSCO: The ‘Do It Yourself’ Journey

BOSCO sits in a room inside Toronto’s Mod Club. Knapsacks and duffle bags crowd the floor around her gold Reebok sneakers as she FaceTimes her mom. She is clad in …
Read More