Tag Archive: Canada

Diggin’ This: Benny Gebert – “Night Life” (Arts & Crafts Records)

  This cricket chirp-fueled piano hypnosis on repeat.       Recorded in a farmhouse in the woods of upstate New York in the midst of a heatwave with all of the windows… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Yagi – “Timelessness” (Jakarta Records & BRRWD aka Ta-ku & Repeat Pattern)

  Saitama, Japan producer Toru Yaginuma, bettter known as Yagi, is a central fixture in Tokyo’s beat scene.     It was in Tokyo that he first met Ta-ku and Repeat Pattern, who… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Charlotte Day Wilson – “After All”

  I first got introduced to Charlotte Day Wilson by hearing her vocals on fellow Torontoist jagged jazzists BadBadNotGood’s “In Your Eyes” from their latest album IV.       Since collaborating with BBNG, Charlotte… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Tor – “Days Gone”

  Way into this moody beat shuffle from Vancouver producer Tor.       Track of the day.   Tor – “Days Gone”           Tor’s new album, Blue Book,… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Swim Good x Merival – “Since U Asked” (Free Download)

  The Canada is strong in this one.       Ryan Hemsworth‘s Secret Songs series just keeps getting better and better.   Here he’s highlighted Canadian beatsmith Jon Lawless aka Swim Good‘s collaboration… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Mocky – “Living in the Snow” (Official Lyric Video)

  Since moving to LA, it appears that Canadian songwriter and producer Mocky has missed the ice and cooler temperatures of his homeland, as the title of his brand new song “Living in… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Alessia Cara – “Here” (Official Video)

  I wasn’t sure if 18-year-old singer Alessia Cara was Canadian, but then it was immediately confirmed when I heard the line “Pardon my manners, I hope you’ll understand it.”       “Here”… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: BadBadNotGood – “Kaleidoscope” (Kaytranada’s Flip) (Free Download)

  I’ll be honest, whenever I see the words “Bad Bad Not Good” and “Kaytranada” on a track, I know my headphones are in for some quality.       Listen to the 22-year-old… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Milosh – “Right Never Comes”

  Toronto singer Mike Milosh is one half of Rhye.       Based in Los Angeles, Milosh and Copenhagen producer Robin Hannibal make downtempo, orchestral R&B that sounds like having both too little… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Potatohead People – “Blossoms” (Nick Wisdom Remix) (Free Download)

  Bastard Jazz, the label best known for global jazz ambassadors Captain Planet and Lord Echo, frisbees us a freebie in the form of a dancefloor-ready remix of “Blossoms” from Montreal producer and one… Continue reading

Congruence – “Let Go”

  Poolside music for summer in the year 2173.   Love this woozy and wavy jam from Tennessee beat producers Soundpalette and Escpe, who recently started working together as Congruence.      … Continue reading

Harrison – “Akira” (Official Video)

  Let Toronto’s Harrison take you back in time with this monochromatic, retro-fantastic music video for his track “Akira.”       Harrison – “Akira” (Official Video)         Hear more… Continue reading

AlunaGeorge – “Kaleidoscope Love” (Kaytranada Remix) (Free Download)

Montreal producer Kaytranada can do no wrong.       AlunaGeorge – “Kaleidoscope Love” (Kaytranada Remix)         Download Kaytranada‘s remix of AlunaGeorge‘s “Kaleidoscope Love” for free here.        … Continue reading

Mélissa Laveaux – “Pie Bwa”

With spritely yet melancholy fingerpicked guitar inches from your ears, Haitian-Canadian singer Mélissa Laveaux reworks and riffs on Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit,” singing entirely in Creole and from the viewpoint of the blood-stained… Continue reading

Slakah the Beatchild – “I Surrender” (Official Video)

That chunky bass guitar, that soaring soulful vocal, that acoustic guitar strim-strum, that pleasing woodblockish beat from Toronto’s Slakah the Beatchild. “I Surrender” sounds like it could be an unplugged Raphael Saadiq jam.   Slakah the… Continue reading

Fitz Ambro$e & Ohbliv – “FAIFF” (Official Video) & “CANI” (Free Download)

Fitz Ambro$e originates from Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada and currently lives in Tokyo. Here he teams up with Richmond, Virginia’s Ohbliv to produce Zen Vapors: a 14-track musical collage of beats,… Continue reading

Half Moon Run – “Full Circle” (Official Video)

Canadian Pastoral both in scene and sound. Montreal indie-folksters Half Moon Run pair Fleet Foxes vocal melodies with shimmering post-rock guitar.   Half Moon Run – “Full Circle” (Official Video)   Listen to… Continue reading

Mano D’iShango aka Tysmé – “Future School (Ipòp Elòj)” (Free Download)

Guadeloupe’s Tysmé fuses 90s hip-hop flows in French with the electronics of the early 2010s.   “Future School (Ipòp Elòj)” is produced by Toronto beatmaker Sunclef.   Free download of Tysmé’s latest album… Continue reading

Black Atlass – “Castles” (Official Video)

London, Ontario, Canada’s Alex Fleming is Black Atlass.   Bleak yet monumental, as castles often are.    

Bad Bad Not Good ft Leland Whitty – “UWM” (MP3 from the “BBNG2” LP) (Free Album Download)

Jazz (We’ve Got). Bad Bad Not Good are no strangers to the shores of Neon Milk, and they’re back with their second full-length LP BBNG2, where James Blake, Gucci Mane, and Kanye West… Continue reading

Hey Ocean! – “A Song About California”

Breezy, soul-flecked pop straight outta the Californian paradise known as Canada. Laid back like Saskatchewan.     This was probably the shortlist before they went with “Ocean”:   Hey ________! – Mister –… Continue reading