Ambient music, Canadian, Electronic, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop

[listen] Harrison – Back Home

No Comments 23 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Chiptune synths, whistling, birds singing? It all sounds a bit too goofy. But wait, once things on Harrison’s “Back Home” get rolling it settles into an intriguing groove. Yeah, I like that.

Ambient music, Canadian, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Soul

[Listen] Ben Stevenson – Summer Dealer

No Comments 14 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Some blue-eyed soul from Toronto’s Ben Stevenson. The track “Summer Dealer”, which features some nice ambient backing, is the first single off his new EP ‘Dirty Laundry’.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, R&B/Hiphop

[Watch] Unbuttoned- Listen to Me

No Comments 14 October 2014

Unbuttoned’s “Listen to Me” sings about the favourite songs of our (ex)partners. Now the emotional song has a video!

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop

[Listen/Download] Beach Season- Midnights

No Comments 12 October 2014

by Tiana Feng
Not entirely sure why I haven’t posted yet about Calgary’s Beach Season because their latest single “Midnights” is so damn sexy. Late night chills for you.

Alternative, Canadian, Chillwave, Jazz, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop

[Listen] BADBADNOTGOOD – Velvet

No Comments 08 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Not content to sit on their laurels, the alt jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD have dropped another golden nugget in our laps. “Velvet” is smooth, but it has those interesting twists and turns that we’ve come to expect from these guys.

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, R&B/Hiphop

[Listen] LUM – In Luv

No Comments 01 October 2014

by Mica McCurdy

LUM In Luv

LUM (or more familiarly know as Liam Sanagan of First Rate People fame) released this gem via Exclaim! this morning. Here he croons over a shimmering track that speaks to the doe eyed romantic in all of us. Listen closely for evocative lyrics, stay for the masterful sampling of Da Bra and Cherish’s single “In Love Wit Chu.”

Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop

[Listen] Tetrix – Cool FM Pulse Beat

No Comments 30 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Continuing on with our Weird Tuesday offerings here’s a hip-hop number from the experimental electronic group Tetrix. Their latest album ‘Tetrix 13′ will get you geared up for Halloween.

Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, R&B/Hiphop

[Listen/Download] Half-truth – Say It Again

No Comments 29 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Montreal’s Half-truth has release a 3-track pop song fest. Two of the tracks will be too MOR radio-friendly for most listeners (OK, that means me), but “Say It Again” at least veers in the direction of being interesting.

Canadian, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Remix

[Listen] Drake – Worst Behaviour (Saint Pepsi remix)

No Comments 27 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan


Drake’s “Worst Behaviour” gets a playful, funky work-over courtesy of Saint Pepsi.

Canadian, R&B/Hiphop, Watch


No Comments 26 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Great video of “Feel My Pain” by Ottawa’s Dynamic (aka Ya Favourite Lightskin).

Alternative, Canadian, Electronic, Folk, R&B/Hiphop, Watch


No Comments 26 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

An intriguing video to ChessClub’s “Half/Dead”. The song itself is partly hip-hop and partly indie folk, all set to a dreamy synth background.

Canadian, R&B/Hiphop, Soul, Watch


No Comments 24 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

This new release by Buck 65 stands in stark contrast to the club number that we featured a couple of weeks ago (“Super Pretty Naughty”). With a motorik beat and synthesizers “Danger and Play” has a distinctly European sound. On this more introspective cut, Buck 65’s lyrical skills are on full display.

Album Reviews, Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Music, R&B/Hiphop

[Album Review] Kinnie Starr- From Far Away

No Comments 22 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan


Release Date: September 30th, 2014
Label:Aporia Records

Kinnie Starr’s new album ‘From Far Away’ has an overall pleasing cohesiveness to it, but there are really three distinct styles in play here. Five of the ten tracks feature Starr’s brand of spoken word music (“hip hop aggro groove” according to some) which we’ve become familiar with on such albums as ‘Anything’. On the other hand, “Summer Day”, “From Far Away” and “I Don’t Love You” are examples of the breezy pop we heard on Starr’s last album ‘A Different Day’. Finally, there’s “Touch the Sky” and “It’ll Be Fine” which are refreshingly au courant with their electrofolk vibes. It’s not as if your ears pick up a jarring change in tone from one song to the next, so the three styles don’t exactly clash, but they do each require a different standard of appreciation.

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Canadian, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop


No Comments 20 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

To tide us over until the release of ‘The Great Mr. Nobody’ D-Sisive has released this cut that borrows heavily from Beck’s “Loser”.

Canadian, Electronic, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop


1 Comment 19 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

K’n’K just played at Victoria’s Rifflandia festival last weekend, so I thought I’d throw out their latest single “Are We Faded”.

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