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East Coast Music Awards Recap

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…

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ECMA Artist Feature: Nicole Ariana

Singer-songwriter Nicole Ariana has had a hugely successful year. Aside from the release of her EP, STRAND and being nominated for Electronic Recording of the Year at this year’s ECMAs, she’s had her music featured on OVO Sound Radio, an Apple Music radio show by Drake’s label OVO Sound. We had the pleasure of chatting…

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ECMA Artist Feature: Veev

Veev is one of the most prominent house music producers in Eastern Canada. Over the last 12 years, he has used a fusion of Jackin, Disco, Soulful and Tech house to carve out a successful place in music as both DJ and producer. This year, he was nominated for Electronic Recording of the Year at…

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ECMA Artist Feature: Rozalind MacPhail

Rozalind MacPhail came into this year’s ECMAs as last year’s Electronic Recording of the Year winner, and was nominated for another year in a row. The multi-talented musician has become one of the world’s most buzzed-about flutists, combining effected flute with recorded, manipulated sounds to create something truly unique. We had the chance to speak…

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ECMA Artist Feature: Elephant Skeletons

When describing Elephant Skeletons, the best way to go would be “if a Crew of Bohemian Rockers threw a disco dance marathon”. 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…

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East Coast Music Awards Artist Feature: PINEO & LOEB

Our first East Coast Music Awards artist feature is electronic duo PINEO & LOEB, the winners of Electronic Recording of the Year! Roland Canada had the honour of presenting this award, as well as being a part of the Electronic/Hip-Hop stage at the festival. We had a chance to talk with the duo and their…

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An Interview with Dorothy

Dorothy on their Freedom Tour, new album and partnering with BOSS   Los Angeles rock group Dorothy made a stop in Vancouver, BC as part of their 2018 Freedom Tour to promote their upcoming album, 28 Days in the Valley. The band, comprised of Dorothy Martin, Jason Ganberg, Eliot Lorango, Nick Maybury and Eli Wulfmeier,…

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THE AMBiENT PiNG: 18th Anniversary

We sat down with Scott and Jamie of THE AMBiENT PiNG to chat music, influences, and the history of one of the oldest drone music collectives in Toronto. This year the Toronto based creative community of audio artists, performers, musicians and visual artists celebrates its 18th anniversary. Scott: THE AMBiENT PiNG is all about supporting…

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An Interview with Daniel Lanois

Interview with Canadian record producer, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Daniel Lanois Hey Daniel, let’s jump right into it. Your latest album ‘Goodbye to Language’ is out now with Rocco Deluca – can you tell us a bit about the inspiration behind the album, the artwork and the title? The inspiration was a duality I had…

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How I Used Roland Noise Eaters – Gary Steeves

Contributed by Canadian musician Gary Steeves for Roland Canada I’ve been using Roland V-Drums since I bought my Roland TD-12 about seven years ago.  I had used other electronic drums before this, but I was starting to play more jazz and needed electronic drums with better sensitivity and feel.  When I bought the TD-12, I…

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Dánae Olano Live at Roland Canada

Dánae Olano performed at our Roland Inspiration Centre in Toronto for an evening of Afro Cuban Piano. A pianist and composer, Dánae has won several awards at festivals and piano contests and is a member of the band Maqueque, directed by saxophinst and composer Jane Bunnett. Born in 1992 in Havana, Cuba, Dánae began her…