Tag Archive: Toronto

Diggin’ This: Daniel Caesar – “Do You Like Me?”

  Produced by Raphael Saadiq.       Last year I was very happy to hear Daniel Caesar working with BADBADNOTGOOD on the excellent “Please Do Not Lean,” which ended up at number… Continue reading

Diggin’ This: Marker Starling – “Silk Rock” (Tin Angel Records)

  Impossible not to groove to this.       Toronto’s Chris A. Cummings is Marker Starling.     His latest single, “Silk Rock,” is a winding and casually circular whirl of retro-indie-boogie,… 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: 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: 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

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

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

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

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

Bad Bad Not Good – “Electric Relaxation” (A Tribe Called Quest Cover) (Video) (Free Album Download)

You know when you’re compiling an end-of-year Top 10 album list and then you wander over to a Bandcamp site on a whim and all of a sudden you hear your new favorite… Continue reading