By: Staff – Emerging artist Val Astaire is back with a dreamy new video for “Kiss”, which you can watch exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below. “I wanted my own industrial power anthem; something layered with heavy drum lines, ominous undertones and a trance-like vocal performance,” said Astaire. “I drew a lot of influence from NIN as … Continue reading
By: Allison Kugel– The life of Dame Dash appears to be an epic triumph to some, a Shakespearean tragedy to others. It depends on where you’re standing when you look at him. After speaking with the hip hop mogul turned entrepreneur and filmmaker, I can tell you Dame Dash’s story is more nuanced and complex; … Continue reading
Photos by: Anton Mak – DJ Virgil Abloh, who is the founder of the Milan-based fashion label Off-White, and who received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Recording Package for his work on the 2012 Jay-Z / Kanye West album Watch the Throne, performed at Uniun Nightclub in Toronto last night.
By: Staff – Tel Aviv based duo, Lola Marsh are gearing up to release their wistful and dreamy debut album, Remember Roses, on June 9th, which reminds us of Feist meets Lana Del Rey meets Edward Sharpe. Put them together, and singer Yael Shoshana Cohen and multi-instrumentalist Gil Landau mount a charm offensive powerful enough to knock down some pretty sturdy defences. The Israeli musicians … Continue reading
We invited our team of contributors to share some of their favourite concert photos of 2015. Many identify with their top picks on a personal level where the gig was the highlight of their year; for some, their list represents a culmination of 2016’s hard work; and others select clear stand-outs amidst the transforming process of … Continue reading
We invited our team of contributors to share some of their favourite albums of 2016. Many identify with their top picks on a personal level where the album is the soundtrack to their year; for some, their list represents a culmination of 2016’s hard work; and others select clear stand-outs amidst the transforming process of discovering new … Continue reading
Photos by: Andrew Gomez – Grammy Award-winning rapper Kanye West, who released his seventh album, The Life of Pablo, on February 14th, 2016 via Def Jam, which featured the singles “Famous”, “Father Stretch My Hands”, and “Fade”, performed at The Forum in Inglewood, California last night during his ongoing “Saint Pablo Tour”.
Photos by: Saidy Lopez – The second and final day of the Meadows Music Festival at Citi Field in Queens, New York on October 2nd featured performances by Grammy Award-winning rapper Kanye West, UK indie rock quartet The 1975, who released their second album, I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, … Continue reading
Photos by: Shahnoor Ijaz – Chicago-based rapper Chance The Rapper, who released his third mixtape, Colouring Book, on May 13th, 2016, which featured guest appearances by Kanye West, Young Thug, Francis and the Lights, Justin Bieber, Ty Dolla Sign, Kirk Franklin, and the Chicago Children’s Choir, performed at Echo Beach in Toronto last night.
Photos by: Katie Kuropas – Los Angeles-based indie pop duo Best Coast, who released their third album, California Nights, on May 1st, 2015 via Harvest, which followed up their 2012 album, The Only Place, which was produced by Jon Brion (Aimee Mann, Fiona Apple, Kanye West), performed at the Ravinia Pavilion in Highland Park, Illinois.