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October 19, 2018
by Bill King

When brother Wayne and I were in our early teens, Dave Brubeck’s “Take Five” was one of the most requested pop/jazz songs of the day and the biggest-selling jazz single of all time. That popularity stretched over two gigging seasons. I don’t know if learning the song attracted many girls, but it sure earned us respect amongst musicians.

Photo: Jonathan Thompson
October 17, 2018
by Jason Schneider

Along with Colorado-based beatmaker/producer Lizard “Liz” Grove, this Canadian alt-rapper is releasing a debut Danger Grove album on Friday. Here he reflects upon their long-distance collaboration, his healthier emotional state, a love of Labi Siffre, and a desire for full musical communism.

JoJo Mason has himself another hit on 604 Records
October 15, 2018
by FYI Staff

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into two categories.

Bear Witness. Pic from Banff Centre for the Arts
October 12, 2018
by Aaron Brophy

When Ottawa electronic act A Tribe Called Red (ATCR) opened the 2017 Juno Awards broadcast, it wasn't just an important moment of mainstream recognition for the band, it was also a sign, a spark that showed the indigenous musical renaissance happening in Canada was real and here to stay.

October 12, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The rapper/vocalist from London, Ontario, is also an acclaimed graffiti artist. In this interview he discusses his creative partner Funken, the tracks on debut album Warm Computers, and his artistic evolution.

October 12, 2018
by Bill King

With “Heartbreak Hotel," that young singing sensation, Elvis Presley, pushed recording stars Nat Cole, Patti Page and Perry Como to the sidelines and everyone was talking about him in church. Who is this guy Elvis? What kind of name is that?

October 10, 2018
by Jason Schneider

Since making a splash in CBC's Over the Rainbow series, the Toronto-born singer/songwriter has graduated from Berklee, moved to LA, and recently released a debut EP. She discusses that record, her musical journey, and an early love for the Spice Girls here.

(L to R) Mark Howard, Daryl Johnson, Daniel Lanois , Robert Plant — photo credit: Trixie Whitley
October 5, 2018
by Nick Krewen

Mark Howard, the Grammy-winning and Juno-nominated producer and engineer who has worked with everyone from Bob Dylan and U2 to The Tragically Hip a

Photo: Emma-Lee
October 5, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The award-winning bilingual singer/songwriter has come up with a soul-baring collection of powerful songs on her third full-length album. Here she reflects upon the new record, mental illness, touring in America, and an embarassing Madonna karaoke moment.

October 5, 2018
by Bill King

People have a serious ‘love-on’ for this iconic Canadian figure. Women see her as a voice and a survivor who speaks straightforwardly about issues that most influence their lives.

October 3, 2018
by Jason Schneider

This Guelph songsmith has returned to music with a renewed passion and creativity, releasing three new records over the past two years. Here he discusses his new EP Seaview, his punk roots, and his creative evolution.

Shawn Mendes with Zedd
October 1, 2018
by FYI Staff

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into two categories.