TRANSCANADARADIO is proud to celebrate Canada’s Current Cultural artists and their locations! Traveling across Canada’s vast surface and finding the best of the under and above-ground artists, and where to check them out in your favorite Canadian city! Pack your bags! We’re going on a road trip!
[UPDATE: Maya is playing a live show on CBC radio 1 on DEC 5th. We'll keep you updated]
Maya is one of Toronto’s young and upcoming musical talents. Her music is a blend of Jazz/Soul/House and Classical, making for both relaxing tracks and club anthems. Mayism got her career started very early. At 15, she had traveled around the world as both a soloist and chamber player. In recent years, she’s been the lead vocals for a TCR favorite – King Sunshine. Now, she’s launching her solo career and we’re sure she’s going to be huge. Check out the following tracks and judge for yourself!
Our good friend Pinky who does TV Carnage, directed the new Crystal Castles video for the track “Vanished”. Here is what he had to say about it:
Presenting the debut of the Crystal Castles video for VANISHED directed by PINKY of TV CARNAGE along with the loving involvement of Sir Vernon Chatman. Crystal Castles asked to have a video done without them appearing in it, so we discussed creating something that would involve eerie stupidity that warmed the soul and could possibly be turned into a sitcom or BET comedy special. We arrived at this. A video meticulously rammed together in the last week of May 2008 (including awesome choreography by Megan Kain) and shot at Union Pool in Brooklyn, NY.
The video has won some sort of thing in Berlin and is apparently sluttishly embraced by the Europeans.
God bless their cotton socks.
Special thanks to Ari Fishman of Petite Monster who is the only maniac who can produce this sort of thing at a moments notice.
P.S. I am also taking this opportunity to announce my candidacy for Chris Tartarro’s love. He sat in my crack den of an apartment for 2 days with a laptop atop his lap, helping me edit this thing.
Title: Leif Vollebekk Location: Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield (Ottawa) Link out: Click here Date: 2008-11-27
Leif Vollebekk is from Montreal and his music is an acoustic guitar country meets Arcade Fire that reminds me of a never-ending road trip through rural Quebec. That doesn’t mean anything does it? In any case, his CD release party is going down at the Blacksheep Inn in Wakefield, just outside of Ottawa, on Thursday November 27. The Blacksheep is an awesome venue and he’ll be playing with OK Giraffe and Charlotte Cornfield.
Title: Elorious Cain Location: Mercury Lounge, Ottawa Link out: Click here Date: 2008-11-13
Elorious Cain is the DJ responsible for CKCU’s longest running disco program, The Groove. After almost 30 years on the air, Elorious Cain has become an iconic and highly influential DJ that has eagerly dedicated his energies to mentoring successful DJs like Teknobrat and Alison Wonderland, and inspiring a multitude of other Djs including Trevor Walker, Lance Baptiste, Koda, VH3 and John Deacon to name just a few. He’ll be playing at Mercury Lounge on Thursday, November 13th.
Julie Ann Bertram has posted her first and second albums, Jab and Ecstatic Songs respectively, on her website. She’s a fantastic musician, as I’ve mentioned before, so be sure to check out the albums while you can!
Brazilian music, Afro, reggae, jazz, funk… Nothing is off limits for this incredible artist simply known as Rommel. Born in 1987 in São Luís, Northern Brazil, Rommel was destined to have close connections with music. Raised in a family of musicians, he grew up admiring his grandparents’, father’s and sister’s talents. Precociously gifted, Rommel won his first music festival competition at the age of 14 and since then participated in several other music festivals mainly in his hometown, São Luís. Rommel in Canada Click Here!
Leave it JojoFlores and the good people from GotSoul and Therapy to give House lovers the respect of a festival. Closing down the summer could never feel so good. If you don’t believe me check out this House giant all star line up!
Happy Canada Day, fellow Canadians! And to the rest of my readers, happy Tuesday!
If you’re Canadian, you already know that we celebrate nearly everything with music! So, here at TransCanada Radio, we want to know — are you celebrating Canada Day in style? Seeing some of the awesome music that this country has to offer? Tell us about your Canada Day musical adventures – we’re dying to hear all about it!
And now, for your viewing pleasure, here are some of Canada’s biggest and best put together into three cool music mix videos! Be sure to check it out!