From May 2nd-6th, we hung out in Halifax, Nova Scotia for the East Coast Music Awards. The ECMA Festival and Conference is now a five-day, non-stop musical celebration showcasing and recognizing the best of East Coast artists and music. The internationally recognized event gathers Canadian musicians from the East Coast, music industry professionals, and music fans to learn from the industry’s most respected players and watch some of the country’s brightest rising stars.

This year, we presented the award for Electronic Recording of the Year, and had the chance to interview the five incredible nominees and watch them perform during their showcase. Check them out by following the links below!

PINEO & LOEB

This ultra-fun duo took home the 2018 Electronic Recording of the year award for their debut album, LIFEBLOOD. We spoke with them and one of their collaborators, Sparkee, about the album and more. Read the interview here!

 

 

ROZALIND MACPHAIL

The world-renowned flutist was last year’s Electronic Recording of the Year Award winner. The multi-talented musician brings something very different to the table in the electronic world – and we chatted with her about how she arrived at her unique sound. Read more here!

 

 

VEEV

DJ/producer Veev has become a leading face in the East Coast electronic music scene, and his studio setup is any producer’s dream. When we spoke with Veev, he told us about his journey to becoming a musician, and how collecting records inspired this move. Read about it here!

 

 

ELEPHANT SKELETONS

Elephant Skeletons is a one-man spectacle – his album, The Traveller, was completely recorded, produced, and performed all by himself. We had the opportunity to chat with the multi-talented artist ahead of his ECMA showcase about the album, his inspiration, and what’s next. Read below!

 

NICOLE ARIANA

Nicole Ariana is a pop/R&B singer who was not only nominated for Electronic Recording of the Year, but also participated in the ECMA Breakout Mentorship Program. We had the pleasure of chatting with Nicole about the creative process behind her audio-visual EP, and what’s coming next for her. Read about it here!