The distinctive rhyming flow of an American rap pioneer perfectly suits this new cut from a veteran Canadian crew. The results caress the ear and reaffirm the pleasures of conscious hip-hop.
Ian Janes: Can't Remember Never Loving You
The East Coast songsmith delivers a genuinely moving country ballad that celebrates the virtues of fidelity. Could this become a fave future wedding song? A cover by two stars from Nashville, the TV series, has already given it valuable exposure.
James Bryan: Back In Those Loving Arms - feat. Divine Brown
Philosopher Kings and Prozzak member Bryan has just released a second solo album, By Your Side. The featured vocals of Divine Brown help make this cut a gently soulful charmer to ward off the winter blues.
Born Ruffians: Miss You
The Toronto ensemble headlines a series of hometown shows following the release of a new album and teasing both is a fine new single that will tickle the fancy of alt and mainstream fans.
The Road Hammers: All Your Favorite Bands
The bad-boy biker country trio that often displays a rain barrel-sized sense of humour showcases its sensitive side on this rare ballad penned by US band Dawes and Canadianized for the homeland fans. Clayton Bellamy's vocal carries the song, but allied harmonies and searing riffs certify this as a bonafide winner.
The Avulsions: The End
This post-punk combo from Saskatoon recently announced signing a deal with Calgary-based label Flemish Eye. This dark yet bracing debut single features crunching guitars, jackhammer percussion, and the icy vocals of lyricist Samantha Renner.
DJ Agile: High Off - ft Desiire
The award-winning DJ and producer teams up with a guest singer on a cut that features sparse production, smooth and soulful vocals, and lyrics exploring the addictiveness of love and lust.
Beams: You Are An Ocean
The acclaimed Toronto folk-rock septet teases an imminent sophomore album with an advance single that showcases the expressive vocals and imaginative lyrics of Anna Mernieks. This will leave you craving more.
A Seasonal Mashup Of Songs For Your Enjoyment
Today’s track is a mashup of the top 100 songs in English in 2017.
Dylan Thomas: A Child's Christmas In Wales
This 1952 recording by the Welsh poet is credited with having launched the audiobook industry in the United States and has gone on to sell millions of copies around the world.
Bros: It's Christmas Day
This Sheepdogs offshoot has come up with a new Christmas single that features an appealing melody, sweet lyrics and a cute video. The result is as warm and fuzzy as your favourite old Christmas sweater. Happy holidays to all!
Roxanne Potvin: Beyond The Tinsel
The highly-regarded roots songstress delivers a timely and compassionate message for the holiday season that paves the way for a new release in 2018.
Liz Lokre: Believe
The fast-rising Toronto singer comes up with another winner on this original holiday song that has a carillon of bells and a soulful sounding choir at its crescendo that makes clear it's a festive time.
Our Lady Peace: Nice To Meet You
The '90s Canadian superstar band has just released an eye-catching video promoting the song taken from the first of a Pledge-funded two-EP set and it's an aural knockout.
Prime Boys: Come Wit It
This Toronto hip-hop trio has been making a mark online, and signing to eOne will boost their prospects. Aiding the cause is this cut featuring insistent beats, fluent rhymes and a raunchy new video.
Serena Ryder: Ice Age
The new single from her Utopia album has a positive message that is reinforced with a poignant yet uplifting video, and Ryder's powerful vocals.
The Fugitives: No Words
In advance of a new album due next month, the acclaimed folk quartet releases a video for one of its focus tracks. It pays eloquent homage to its subject, Leonard Cohen, building from a quiet beginning to full-blooded neo-gospel fervour.
Bahamas: Way With Words
The new single from soft rock troubadour Afie Jurvanen is another mellow treat, one enhanced by breezy female backing vocals. The next Bahamas album comes out Jan. 19, accompanied by national touring.
Adaline: How Could We Know
This new track and video from the alt-pop singer's acoustic EP is a seductively beautiful pairing of Adaline's springwater-clear vocals and fellow Slaight Music Residence alumnus Todor Kobakov's grandly effective piano arrangement.
Maestro Fresh Wes: Skyscrapers
Canada's first hip-hop star makes a welcome return with a new album he's calling Coach Wes. This compelling cut pairs him with Bronx rapper Kool Keith, and together they deliver crisp rhymes and catchy beats that confirm they remain credible and relevant.