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Symbiosis between Folk and Universal Music: Meet Lipsia

The last few years have seen songs from Africa, particularly afrobeats, gradually gaining global attention. In 2016, the continent finally stamped its musical influence on the rest of the world. Lipsia’s music blends Latin, pop and flavors from Angolan kuduro and kizomba, resulting in a stylish sound with sexy rhythms. She recently premiered the music

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Porches' 'The House' Chronicles Romantic Strife with Help from Blood Orange and (Sandy) Alex G

Since the release Porches’ breakthrough album, Pool, in 2016, Aaron Maine has been using his time and newly acquired label support very wisely by constantly writing new music to document the changes in his life. “I was hellbent to not take it for granted,” Maine tells Exclaim! “Everything has changed. Everything is constantly changing.”  

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Tune-Yards The Exclaim! Questionnaire

Popularity hasn’t desensitized Tune-Yards frontwoman Merrill Garbus. Four years on from the commercially successful and socially conscious Nikki Nack, Garbus and bassist Nate Brenner are back with a fourth album that gazes headlong into the catastrophe American life. I can feel you creep into my private life finds Garbus speaking to white privilege, environmental disaster

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Charlotte Cardin's Six Favourite Places in Montreal

Charlotte Cardin is a Montreal-based singer-songwriter who released her most recent EP, Main Girl, in September. The Montreal native, who competed on the Quebec singing competition La Voix, gave us a tour her favourite hometown spots. Café Olimpico (124 Rue Saint Viateur O.) My favourite cfee shop in Mile End, it’s a small Italian spot

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Meet Jaunt, Ontario's Rising Pop Renegades

Though they have yet to release a full-length, Ontario experimental pop group Jaunt have already proven themselves to be masters subtlety. On their debut EP Chat and latest single “Machined,” the band weave small, intricate details into their sound, which seamlessly interpolates elements R&B, jazz and pop.   Speaking with guitarist Pat O’Brien, it’s clear

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Maestro Fresh Wes The Exclaim! Questionnaire

Nearly 30 years on from hitting the scene with “Let Your Backbone Slide,” Maestro Fresh Wes’s status as the Godfather Canadian hip-hop is indisputable. That said, he isn’t one to rest on his laurels. “When I see artists like Kool G Rap drop his new album, and then he’s got MoSS from Toronto producing it,

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Morbid Angel's Steve Tucker Discusses His Return to the Band and Writing Their Aggressive New Album 'Kingdoms Disdained'

This year marks a rebirth sorts for legendary Florida death metal act Morbid Angel, as they unveil their ninth album, Kingdoms Disdained. It’s their first since 2011’s Illud Divinum Insanus received criticism for its drastic change in the band’s sound, but also sees the return vocalist/bassist Steve Tucker.   Kingdoms Disdained is Tucker’s first album

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Daniel Caesar on Leaving the Church, the Rise of Toronto and His Amazing 2017

“You can’t reminisce too much. Because you’ve got to keep pushing forward, you know?”   Daniel Caesar is being modest. Looking back, the vocalist, songwriter and musician had a 2017 to kill for, especially for an R&B/soul artist from Canada. His debut full-length, the elliptically magical Freudian, surpassed expectations with its gospel-infused sound and swagger.

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