South African-Canadian singer/songwriter Zaki Ibrahim plays Day 2 of Field Trip this weekend. If you are the kind who likes their R&B fused with jazz and soul and everything else, give her Polaris nominated debut Every Opposite a listen before the show.
For now, check out my chat with Zaki as we talked about being the new kid in high school, performing while pregnant and photobombing Rob Ford. Continue Reading
by Tiana Feng
Love the smooth styles of The Weeknd? Belle, is like the female version. The singer from Toronto released Post Traumatic Stress Disorder which aims to tell her story about being sexually abused and the vices she put herself through afterwards. This album could be the anthem of the recently trending #YesAllWomen hashtag on twitter.
by Tiana Feng
Toronto producer Patrick Wade aka Dead Horse Beats has a new album out called Single People. The album features trip-hop vocals from Jess Abran. Unlike his old albums which featured guests from all over the internet, this feels more cohesive. This is essentially a breakup album. One where the main character goes through all the emotions including resentment and a new found freedom.
This electronic/hip hop track is Montreal on top of Montreal; Zachary Gray, who moved to Montreal in July 2010, remixes Montreal lifers Boots and Scoops. Gray has 1 solo LP behind him (titled Montreal I/II) in addition to making up one half of lo-fi indie pop act Cinéma Vérité. Look for shows in Montreal sometime in late June (no details yet).