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Interview: Owlle: France’s Electro-Pop Daughter Waves Her Own Flag

By: Sasha Kalra (@sashakalra) –   One of the many interesting facets of French electro-pop sensation Owlle is that her birth name shares the name of country she calls home, and is now also the title of her debut album, released in late January and already receiving rave reviews. Naming an album after your first name isn’t ordinary – and that’s … Continue reading

Concert Review: Skream, Alex Metric, Destructo @ The Hoxton

By: Sasha Kalra (@sashakalra) – It was a cold Friday night in Toronto and three party starters from the old school obliged a massive crowd at The Hoxton the only way they knew how. Skream’s influence on dubstep is paramount and it’s said that the Croydon, UK-based musician was at the forefront of its rise … Continue reading

Concert Review: Baauer, RL Grime @ The Hoxton

By: Sasha Kalra (@sashakalra) – Baauer, who spawned the 2012 hit song “Harlem Shake” and RL Grime’s show at The Hoxton last night barely fit in 2013, but was it one to remember. The pair first went back-to-back at SXSW this year and the result was promising. They both have a refined ear for music and genuinely … Continue reading

Year in Review: The Best Albums of 2013

From Kanye West’s minimalist, experimental new album with Yeezus, Nine Inch Nails’ triumphant comeback album with Hesitation Marks, Disclosure’s dance music domination with Settle, to more local flavours like Shad’s breakthrough album, Flying Colours and Hilotrons’  perfect slice of dance rock with At Least There’s a Commotion, the music world once again proved that while the … Continue reading

Year in Review: The Best Songs of 2013

From the rise of Lorde with “Royals”, Disclosure and their buzz song “White Noise”, chart-topping heavyweight Kanye West with “Black Skinhead” and “New Slaves”, Coldplay’s new Hunger Games track “Atlas”, local acts like Pup and their ferocious single “Resovoir”, and other homegrown bands like Said The Whale and their emotionally driven song “Helpless Son”, 2013 has been … Continue reading

Year in Review: The Best Concert Photos of 2013

With rapidly changing technologies, there are more music fans than ever before who capture what are always fleeting moments at concerts to post on Instagram. Just look up at any concert to see not the performers on stage but a sea of artificial light. Beyond that, we believe in the power of a great concert photo … Continue reading

Year in Review: The Best Concerts of 2013

Of the hundreds of concerts (both good and bad) that we covered this year, we made some tough choices on what we think were the best live music this year had to offer. From R. Kelly’s smooth lyrical flow at Bonnaroo, Fucked Up’s wild as usual party at NXNE, Bjork’s on-stage eccentricity at both Bonnaroo and … Continue reading

Interview: Real Talk: Anna Lunoe on the Australian Scene, How Genres Became Trends, and More

By: Sasha Kalra (@sashakalra) – Anna Lunoe is someone who has gathered popularity and acclaim in the past few years. The Australian dance music producer relocated to LA last year and her latest single, “Breathe”, showcases her ability as a vocalist and producer. In addition to her collaborations with the likes of Flume and AC Slater, her … Continue reading

Album Review – Ryan Hemsworth – “Guilt Trips”

By: Sasha Kalra (@sashakalra) – Ryan Hemsworth is a name on the rise. The Halifax native has been steadily gaining influence in the last few years and with his new album, Guilt Trips, out October 22nd via Last Gang Records, he looks to plant himself firmly in the ears and minds of the masses. He … Continue reading

Concert Review: Flume, Tokimonsta, Touch Sensitive @ The Opera House

By: Sasha Kalra (@sashakalra) – On Thursday night, the Opera House played host to a truly impressive spectacle that featured a diverse, inspiring lineup of performers. The combination of Australian electronic musicians and a funky LA native illumnated the Opera House for a show that was memorable. The first thing that struck you about show opener Touch Sensitive … Continue reading

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