Quick Hitters:: Kae Sun - Outside The Barcode

This is something you may already be aware of, but Ghana is a long way from Canada, not only in distance, but in many other immeasurable ways as well. After living in Canada for nine years, Toronto’s Kae Sun returned to the country of his birth and poured the emotion of that visit into songwriting [...]

Quick Hitters:: David Vangel

Toronto producer/musician/multi-instrumentalist Vangel has added his given name to his musical moniker, and has recently released his debut full length album, Breadth Control on Berlin’s Equinox records. While that move may remove some of the mystery from his work, it doesn’t change the fact that he’s obviously a talented guy who makes some really interesting [...]

Old School Tuesdays:: Ghetto Concept

With CBC Radio currently in the midst of a month-long celebration of Canadian hip hop (with an all-star showcase taking place on April 2nd in Toronto), I was looking for a Canadian act to feature in this week’s OSM. So Toronto’s Ghetto Concept fits the bill from that perspective, but they’re also a timely choice [...]

Reviews:: Muneshine & Vinyl Frontiers - Larger Than Life

Larger Then Life is a new 8 song EP from Toronto (via Saskatoon) MC Muneshine (aka Rob Bakker) that features production from Dutch producers Vinyl Frontiers. It’s also damn good and likely the best Canadian hip hop release so far this year.   I’ve definitely been a fan of Muneshine’s work over the last few [...]

Friday Fun:: The Carps - Bo Jackson/Kelly Gruber

I tweeted something to this effect when I first got the email for The Carps new Digital 45 Bo Jackson/Kelly Gruber, but even if I wasn’t already a fan of this Scarborough duo, the excellence of those titles would have won me over. Fittingly, it’s the Bo Jackson side of the equation that is the [...]