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Q&A artist spotlight: Elaquent

In the small city of Guelph, Ont. lives hip-hop, electronic and future R&B music producer Sona “Elaquent” Elango, aka “eQ.” His soulful signature style has marked the independent beat scene, proving himself to be no novice. He’s put out a handful of successful releases, including The Scenic Route and Green Apples and Oranges, and has collaborated …

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Canada’s Vinyl Industry Won’t Be Singing a New Tune

Despite a boom in vinyl sales, Canada is still struggling to press records. Given the demand and the large number of independent labels scattered across the country, it would make sense to think that vinyl pressing would grow in Canada. The reality is that many record labels in Canada are outsourcing their vinyl production to …

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Album Review: Christmas Vol. 1 by Chic Gamine

It’s hard to find good Canadian Christmas music. One of the only standout Canadian artists in a musical category populated by artists like Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley and the Jackson 5 is the renowned Michael Bublé. Consider it a Christmas miracle that Chic Gamine, from Winnipeg and Montreal, released their latest album, Christmas Vol. 1. The …

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Q&A with Mother Mother’s Jasmin Parkin

Mother Mother has been a mainstream staple in Canadian music since the success of their last album, The Sticks. Their combination of three-part harmonies, driving guitar riffs and keyboards have set them apart in the realm of indie-pop. On the eve of the release of their new album Very Good Bad Thing, CanCulture spoke with …

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Artist Spotlight: DIANA

DIANA is a talented group of University of Toronto alumni and their vocally-inclined friend working together to create easy-gliding, exquisitely synthesized melodies. Paired with the chillwave vocals of their lead singer, the band creates a concoction of sound that music-lovers would categorize as dream-pop. Beginning with Joseph Shabason and Kieran Adams’ love for saxophone and …

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