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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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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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A Chat with Jessica Beach

Jessica’s connection to music started at a young age, “A church down the street from our house had an old piano in their basement they were giving away. My dad put it in the garage and refinished it. I started playing it when I was 4.” Ultimately it allowed her to channel her creative energy…

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A Chat with Bodhi Jones

Singer-songwriter, Bodhi Jones, discovered his passion for music from a young age and has developed his own unique brand of Alt-pop-Acoustic-rock over the years. Hailing from Saltspring Island, BC, Bodhi has been an active part of the west coast music scene since 2005. He’s recorded five Eps, three full length albums, and sold over 30,000 copies…

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Musician of the Month – Wayne Stewart

Wayne Stewart is a familiar face at Vancouver’s highest profile cultural events as a musician, actor, and emcee. He’s also a singer, composer, keyboardist, guitarist, and teacher.  His music is rooted in jazz and rhythm and blues, and the belief that music should always be, first and foremost, fun!  – for both the players and the…

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Musician of the Month – Kelsey Rosentreter

Kelsey is a new voice on Winnipeg’s jazz music scene. She is a passionate singer-songwriter with a big voice and a lot to give. She has studied with Heitha Forsyth and currently with Erin Propp, but will soon begin studies at the University of Manitoba Jazz Program in fall 2014. She has taken multiple types…

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Musician of the Month – Laura Beach

Twin Voices is an indie electro-folk project with roots in the Ottawa Valley and wings in Saskatoon and Montreal. Laura Beach crafts a dark and lovely sound with live looping of violin, voice, synth, percussion and guitar. Her performance is equal parts stunning simplicity and playful complexity. Classically trained on violin, Laura Beach set aside…

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The Music of Klaatu

In part one I introduced you to Klaatu and the bizarre “are they the Beatles?” rumour that surrounded their first few album releases in the late seventies. I also included some cool behind-the-scenes info on the various Roland products they have used throughout their career. But for the band who initially only wanted their music…

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Who is Klaatu?

When Terry Brown (producer of RUSH, Max Webster, Ian Thomas) let three young musicians loose in his studio during off hours, it was the starting point of one of music history’s most unique and interesting adventures.  Follow along as Roland Canada’s Jason Dionne digs up the past, lets you in on some real music history, …