Category Archives: Music

Film, music and conversations on trends at Art Basel Miami Beach

‘Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat’, a recently released film by director Sara Driver, is a highlight of Art Basel Miami Beach.

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Reggae artist Naomi Cowan raises money for hurricane relief at her single release party

Jamaican-Canadian singer Naomi Cowan’s single release party in Toronto, in partnership with the Sandals Foundation, turned into a fundraiser for hurricane relief victims. Listen to the original song and the official new release of ‘Things You Say You Love’.

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The making of the Foo Fighters’ album ‘Concrete and Gold’ [video/article]

Dave Grohl tells the story of how the Foo Fighters’ latest album came to be, in an animated short film. Cartoon Justin Timberlake, Paul McCartney, Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men), and Alison Mosshart (The Kills) appear in ‘The Making of Concrete and Gold’, alongside Grohl and the real version of them appear on the record. Even more interesting is the story of how Greg Kurstin (Sia, Adele, Pink) inspired him to record the album.

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Get in the mood for house and techno on the Island with these photos

To get you in the mood for the Electric Island season finale on Labour Day weekend, we’ve put together some photos of Electric Island Civic Day, the most recent iteration of the music festival. Take a look behind-the-scenes. You may see a bassist and a lead singer from a punk band, an actress from a pop culture TV drama, your favourite DJ from the club, your broker, your social worker, or – is that you? – immersed in the crowd.

Photos by @[909535139129012:o] of DED AGENCY
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Lessons from the dance floor at Electric Island Civic Day

Guidance from your elders is invaluable. Today we’re offering some old school lessons to the new school, so listen up, we might just save you a ton of humiliation, money or physical pain.

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Drake opens flagship store in Toronto to coincide with OVOfest

Drake and his posse roll up in a Cadillac-type vehicle, roam the halls clad in October’s Very Own (OVO) gear – like he and 20 of his best friends went for a stroll after dinner decked out in bling and sweatshirts with the owl OVO logo. Of course the mall is closed. The video, released on social media hit a million views like a Formula 1 vehicle – ‘zero to a hundred’ – in about 24 hours on Instagram.

Jump on this exclusive ride and tour the mall with Drake in a video from October’s Very Own.

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Portlands hosts Electric Island on civic holiday with Nina Kraviz, Mano Le Tough, KiNK

Fresh from the July 1 celebration when thousands of electronic music lovers gathered at the Portlands to ring in Canada’s 150th birthday at Electric Island with techno-pioneer Richie Hawtin, comes the civic holiday edition of the music festival with another colossal line-up of performers.

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