Canadian, Classical, Instrumental, Jazz, Listen, Music

[Listen] BADBADNOTGOOD- Sustain

No Comments 13 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
badbadnotgood2
MORE NEW BADBADNOTGOOD. Also they’ve signed with Pirates Blend for the May 6th release of III.

Canadian, Electronic, Jazz, Listen, Music

[Listen] BADBADNOTGOOD – CS60

No Comments 14 January 2014

by Tiana Feng
badbadnotgood
While sweeping through Bandcamp this morning I found this new tune from the boys of jazz trio Badbadnotgood. It’ll be a part of an upcoming album titled III. JAZZ ALBUM FOR POLARIS PLX?! These dues make the genre so cool.

Alternative, Canadian, Jazz, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Alexandra Stewart- Pow Wow

No Comments 30 December 2013

by Tiana Feng
alexandrastewart
Sorry for being a bit absent from the blog lately! I’m still in holiday mode and getting year end lists ready. This tune from Alexandra Stewart caught my eye lately. The songstress released an EP titled WÀBÀ, the Algonquin word for light. Despite the indigenous nature of the title, her sound is a smooth jazz-pop. Check out “Pow Wow” from the EP below.

Canadian, Jazz, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Badbadnotgood- Hedron

No Comments 21 June 2013

by Tiana Feng
badbadnotgood
I went to a Polaris discussion on Wednesday and one of the topics of discussion was the lack of jazz records that make the long list. Toronto spunky jazz trio Badbadnotgood is teasing us a bit with new tune “Hedron” so perhaps a new album is just around the corner. You can download the tune on their official website.

Canadian, Instrumental, Jazz, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] CFCF- Camera

No Comments 05 June 2013

by Tiana Feng
cfcf
Montreal’s CFCF is releasing a new EP Music For Objects on July 9th via Paper Bag Records. Here’s a sneak peak with a jazzy tune called “Camera”.

Album Reviews, Jazz, Music, Pop, World Music

[Album Review] Maylee Todd- Escapology

No Comments 10 April 2013

by Tiana Feng
Lp Cover_Select2

Rating:

Release Date: April 2nd, 2013
Label: Do Right! Music

I’ve seen Maylee Todd multiple times within a year before this album’s release as Ark Analog, Maloo, Henri Faberge and the Adorables, but it is what’s known as Maylee Todd that embodies the most energy and captured in Escapology. Continue Reading

Canadian, Jazz, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Brasstronaut- Bounce

No Comments 11 February 2013

by Tiana Feng

Check out Brasstronaut performing in a castle in their new video for “Bounce”.

Canadian, Jazz, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Maylee Todd- Do You Know What It Is

No Comments 06 February 2013

by Tiana Feng
mayleetodd
Funky songstress Maylee Todd is releasing Escapology, her second album on April 2nd. The album which you can pre-order now on Bandcamp includes previously released singles “Baby’s Got It” and “Hieroglyphics”. There are also some recognizable songs from her live sets including “Do You Know What It is” which you can stream below.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Jazz, Music, Pop

[Album Review] Minotaurs- New Believers

No Comments 22 January 2013

by Tiana Feng

minotaurs

Rating:

Release Date: January 22, 2013
Label: Static Clang

Whatever the Minotaurs decide to name themselves, it’s still the platform for expression for Nathan Lawr. New Believers is a political album with his thoughts on G20 and the Quebec student protests. Perhaps it is the timing of their release, because these subjects seem to be already forgotten about in the new year and awkward to bring up again. Continue Reading

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Jazz, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Elsiane- Underhelped

No Comments 21 January 2013

by Tiana Feng
elsiane
Today’s Bandcamp hunt led to Montreal’s Elsiane who I don’t think I posted about before. Whether you are a previous fan or a newcomer Their jazz inspired electronica is intriguingly beautiful. Check out their album Mechanics of Emotion over at Bandcamp.

Canadian, Jazz, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Maylee Todd- Baby’s Got It

No Comments 28 November 2012

by Tiana Feng

Maylee Todd released a new single called Baby’s Got It. It’s a sexy upbeat jam that will sure make you boogie. I certainly have when she performs this live! The single will be released for purchased on December 3rd, 2012.

Blues, Canadian, Concert Reviews, Folk, Jazz

10 Things to See at the 2012 Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival

No Comments 11 September 2012

by Laura Feeney

The end of the summer in Fredericton is sweetened by the anticipation of one of the finest Music Festivals on the East Coast – the Harvest Jazz and Blues. This is the largest annual music festival in Atlantic Canada, featuring an impressive 150 performances (35% of which feature New Brunswick’s own musicians) on 26 stages (including 4 completely free venues). 

I’ll be covering the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival as only a Maritimer can – starting with this list of 10 things to see at this year’s festival. After much research, discussion, and debating, this is a peek at what my (anticipated) week will look like: Continue Reading

Canadian, Concert Reviews, Experimental, Jazz, Music

BADBADNOTGOOD @ Roy Thomson Hall 06/09/2012

No Comments 11 June 2012

by Tiana Feng
IMG_1538
On Saturday night after Woofstock I saw Symphony No.11 by Shostakovich at the Roy Thomson Hall. After the performance there was an after-party in the North Lobby where BADBADNOTGOOD performed. They are a futuristic jazz trio. It was actually pretty interesting. It reminded me of a vocaless version of Cloud Nothings. Their second album is free on their official website.
BADBADNOTGOOD- Limit to your love
Gallery Continue Reading

Blues, Canadian, Classic Rock, Concert Reviews, Covers, Jazz

Pretzel Logic: giving Toronto its Steely Dan fix

No Comments 31 December 2011

By Sweet Sound of Sunrise

Thursday nights are a good time to be at the Orbit Room – specifically, the last Thursday of every month. Live music regularly draws a crowd to this upstairs bar, which would almost be hidden from passersby if it weren’t for the sign out on the sidewalk. In fact, I almost walked past it two nights ago when I went to see what has easily been my favourite musical discovery of the year.

Meet Pretzel Logic, a collection of career musicians – all of them impressive in their own right – who come together every few weeks to play some Steely Dan songs in what their website calls their “labour of love.” And the audience, mostly (and inevitably) comprised of the middle-aged, loves every minute of it. Continue Reading

Canadian, Jazz, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen/Download] Ben Wilkins- Soup For One

No Comments 17 December 2011

by Tiana Feng

Born and raised in Ontario the now Montreal based singer-songwriter Ben Wilkins shows both his classical and jazz training in his songs. I’ve heard a ton of guitarist singer-songwriters lately but here’s a pianist. That doesn’t mean his songs aren’t lush though. Soup For One starts off as a lovely ballad with bass, piano and Ben’s lovely voice. It slowly grows to include things such as strings and other voices. Looks like it became more than just Soup For One eh? Lame pun, I know.
Ben Wilkins- Soup For One
Website

Blues, Canadian, Classic Rock, Jazz, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] No Island- Sign of the Times

1 Comment 09 December 2011

by Tiana Feng

From Vancouver BC, No Island is a something little different for your Friday. Their music is a smooth jazz rock that is ornamented with saxophones. Check out the track Sign of Times off their latest EP of the same name.
No Island- Sign of the Times
Website

Canadian, Electronic, Jazz, Listen, Music, Pop, Under 2000

[Listen/Download] The Glass Chain- Bad Teenagers

No Comments 14 November 2011

by Tiana Feng

If you mixed the smooth sounds of let’s say, jazz together and the pumping beats of house music, you’d get The Glass Chain. These Ottawa natives sure take you somewhere sonically. Check out Bad Teenagers from their EP Circuit which was released back in August. Damn that sax part is so sexy.
The Glass Chain- Bad Teenagers
Bandcamp

Canadian, Jazz, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap, Under 2000

[Review] Vibonics- Vibonics EP

No Comments 14 September 2011

by Tiana Feng

From Toronto, Ontario, Vibonics is a group of music makers that can be described as a fusion of indie rock, soul and hip hop. Their music laced with jazz and funk inspired riffs and chord progressions which makes whatever they put out a pretty fun listen. If you’re from Toronto you might have even heard them in passing as they play around. Just recently they released their debut self-titled EP. Continue Reading

Folk, Jazz, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen/Download] Dark Dark Dark- “In Your Dreams” and “Daydreaming”

No Comments 30 August 2011

by Tiana Feng

Dark Dark Dark is a group of Minneapolis based musicians with a ton of soul as you will hear in the two tracks below. Their influences include a wide range of things from Americana to New Orleans jazz, Eastern European folk and a touch of pop. Daydreaming has a more jazz feel especially in the playful piano part. Nona’s vocals just set the mood to lead you into a dream. Coincidentally the second track In Your Dreams is also about dreams, but it is more upbeat and the accordion and rhythm section make you want to get up, clap and dance. If my fellow Torontonians are interested in seeing them play live, they will be at The Rivoli on September 22nd.
Dark Dark Dark- Daydreaming

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Dark Dark Dark- In Your Dreams

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Classical, Country, Jazz, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen/Download] Carrie Clark and the Lonesome Lovers- Bum Bah Dum

No Comments 18 August 2011

by Tiana Feng

Here’s an adorable track that will have you tapping your foot if you’re not singing along. Carrie Clark and the Lonesome Lovers from Oregon bring some enjoyable tunes that draws influence from many styles such as jazz, pop, cabaret with some country instrumentals at times. Her album Between the Bed Sheets & Turpentine will be released October 4th, 2011.
Carrie Clark and the Lonesome Lovers- Bum Bah Dum

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


OFFICIAL WEBSITE|FACEBOOK|TWITTER|Bandcamp

Canadian, Jazz, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Emma-Lee- Not Coming By

1 Comment 09 June 2011

by Tiana Feng

Emma-Lee is such a beauty, with a voice to back up the looks. She’s always busy recording and writing new songs, including the track Not Coming By which she has offered to her fans. It’s a soulful track with a bit of country flare that will be part of her 2011 release, Backseat Heroine.
If you want to see her live she’ll be making an appearance at the Dakota Tavern on June 17th, for NXNE!
Emma-Lee- Not Coming By

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


Head to her Website to grab the track.

Alternative, Commercials, Jazz, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Uncategorized

MUSIC FROM COMMERCIALS- December 7, 2010

No Comments 07 December 2010

by Tiana Feng
Found great music in a commercial? Hit me up! Did your music make it in? I’d love to show the world.
Human Target
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8mErQG6hxg]
Does it Offend You, Yeah?- With a Heavy Heart (I Regret to Inform You)

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


Nikon S800
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYEZ544Way8]
Ramsey Lewis Trio- The In Crowd

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


Reese’s “Eat it”
You can watch the video at this link
Generationals- Exterior Street Day

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.


Adidas
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrV8qW4SUR0]
Donnis- Gone

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Ambient music, Jazz, Music, Remix, Uncategorized, World Music

World Music Wednesday! Sergio Mendes: the King of Crossover Bossa

No Comments 11 November 2010

By Sweet Sound of Sunrise

There are few musicians who have managed to perform, let alone be as innovative, prolific and collaborate with as many popular musicians, as Sergio Mendes does to this day.

Born in Niteroi, Brazil in 1941, Sergio Mendes’ original intentions were to become a classical pianist. He soon found, however, that jazz was his true calling and began playing in jazz clubs in his late teens. His music was destined to be an early success, and by the early 1960s he was already touring Europe and the United States. He formed Brasil ’66, with whom he released the platinum album Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66.

More mainstream success followed with the band’s bossa version of the much-covered Bacharach-David song The Look of Love. Although his American career stalled for a while in the 1970s, he worked with the likes of Stevie Wonder, and was still successful elsewhere. Mendes returned to the United States with more hits in the 1980s, and his 1992 album Brasileiro even went on to win the Grammy for Best World Music Album.

The 1990s were very good for Mendes’ career, especially with the increased popularity of lounge music in the American mainstream. His most recent album, 2006′s Timeless, is full of collaborations with the likes of the Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, and Justin Timberlake. Not bad for an album that was released over 45 years after his first.

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSZ15R2DFBg]

Take this classic, 1966′s Mas Que Nada, add the Black Eyed Peas, and this is what you get:
Mas Que Nada – Sergio Mendes feat. Black Eyed Peas

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Page 1 of 3123

We Love Canadian Music!

Ride the Tempo Newsletter

Stay up to date with news, concerts, contests and more!

Drop us a track:


CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR MUSIC
All music is posted for promotional purposes. Most have been PR/artist approved or found on their official sites. If you want something removed, let us know and we will ASAP.

Not all songs are up forever. Some are only available for a limited time.




Support RTT!

Help us build a better site and experience for you! Or perhaps buy us a cup of coffee :D

Album Rating System:

We don't post music we don't like so here is a short explanation of our star system.

Awesome/Breaking New Ground
Excellent/Album of Year Contender
Good
OK
Meh, but few good songs

FOLLOW US and STAY UPDATED

Sister SIte

The Archives

What We’re Listening To

© 2014 Ride The Tempo – A Canadian Music Blog. Powered by WordPress.

Daily Edition Theme by WooThemes - Premium WordPress Themes Modified by Tiana Feng