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2017 Music Nova Scotia Awards: Quake wins SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award

2017 Music Nova Scotia Awards: Quake wins SOCAN Songwriter of the Year Award

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SonReal releases dates for One Long Dream Tour Continued; tickets available Friday

SonReal releases dates for One Long Dream Tour Continued; tickets available Friday

Vancouver, BC – Earlier today, SonReal released the dates for his upcoming One Long Dream Tour Continued. The 19-date tour starts off … Read More »

NINETYFOUR should be on your “Radar” with this new release from Yours Truly

NINETYFOUR should be on your “Radar” with this new release from Yours Truly

Vancouver, BC – NINETYFOUR has quickly become one of the West Coast’s strongest voices, and he never lets up with consistently delivering … Read More »

JAHAIL talks about making the move from Toronto to Vancouver with “ON ROAD”

JAHAIL talks about making the move from Toronto to Vancouver with “ON ROAD”

Vancouver, BC – If you’re familiar with the West Coast scene, you know how strong the Yours Truly crew has grown this last … Read More »

Kenny Gourmet is stealing hearts on his new summer joint “For The Babes”

Kenny Gourmet is stealing hearts on his new summer joint “For The Babes”

Vancouver, BC – Uptown Paradise artist Kenny Gourmet is back following the recent release of “Come Thru”- which landed spots on Spotify playlists: “Northern Bars” … Read More »

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 43

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 43

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify back in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every … Read More »

Raiel talks “Wrong Turn,” his upcoming project, Deep Blue and making music that inspires

Raiel talks “Wrong Turn,” his upcoming project, Deep Blue and making music that inspires

A couple months back we had the chance to interview West Coast artist Raiel about his developing sound, and his greater artistic identity.

CGB celebrates turning 23 with “Open Your Eyes” featuring Washington duo CIA Trax

CGB celebrates turning 23 with “Open Your Eyes” featuring Washington duo CIA Trax

Vancouver, BC – While CGB is finishing his upcoming project Wake Up, he celebrates his 23rd birthday with “Open Your Eyes.” The song delivers a poetic flow … Read More »

Get to know Vancouver artist angst and his new single “Forever”

Get to know Vancouver artist angst and his new single “Forever”

Vancouver, BC – There’s been a surge of new young voices taking over the West Coast scene, full of equally as fresh … Read More »

I M U R discusses summer road life & why they want their music to make you uncomfortable

I M U R discusses summer road life & why they want their music to make you uncomfortable

Vancouver, BC – Amidst a summer tour on the festival circuit, Vancouver trio I M U R has had an exciting start … Read More »

Ninetyfour launces the Spree Boy Series with “Able” featuring Top Gunna

Ninetyfour launces the Spree Boy Series with “Able” featuring Top Gunna

Vancouver, BC – NINETYFOUR launches his Spree Boy Series by teaming up with Toronto artist Top Gunna for “Able.” The pair describes how they … Read More »

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 42

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 42

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify back in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every … Read More »

Listen to “Come Down” the seductive and distorted new track by a4

Listen to “Come Down” the seductive and distorted new track by a4

Vancouver, BC – His second release so far, Vancouver-based artists a4 recently dropped “Come Down.” The track talks about coming off of a … Read More »

As Jay Moses preps his upcoming EP, “LAVI$H” and “For Me” give us a teaser

As Jay Moses preps his upcoming EP, “LAVI$H” and “For Me” give us a teaser

Vancouver, BC – There are currently so many untapped, and undervalued artists on the West Coast – and we’re just starting to see … Read More »

Vancouver welcomed Khalid and the ‘American Teen’ tour with a sold-out show

Vancouver welcomed Khalid and the ‘American Teen’ tour with a sold-out show

Vancouver, BC – This past January we had the opportunity to speak with newly signed RCA Records artist Khalid at the early launch of … Read More »

We talked to West Coast artist Dave Fields about his growth on his new single “Vices”

We talked to West Coast artist Dave Fields about his growth on his new single “Vices”

Vancouver, BC – The challenges of being an artist on the West Coast are individual and unique, but the tenacity and resilience … Read More »

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 41

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 41

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify back in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every … Read More »

Producer-activist David Strickland discusses the importance of the Native voice within hip-hop

Producer-activist David Strickland discusses the importance of the Native voice within hip-hop

Toronto, ON – On July 1, Native American producer and activist David Strickland released two brand new singles – “Rez Life” and … Read More »

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 40

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 40

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify back in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every … Read More »

Immerze discusses switching up his sound & always being on the “Go”

Immerze discusses switching up his sound & always being on the “Go”

Vancouver, BC – Vancouver artist Immerze recently teamed up with Brandon Gregora for this brand new track titled “Go” off the forthcoming … Read More »

JMØN may be only 19 years old, but he’s already making his mark on the West Coast scene

JMØN may be only 19 years old, but he’s already making his mark on the West Coast scene

Vancouver, BC – As a new generation of artists makes their come-up, the birth of new sound is logically warranted and inevitable. But … Read More »

Check out this remix of Big Sean’s “Bounce Back” by Vancouver DJ Vanic

Check out this remix of Big Sean’s “Bounce Back” by Vancouver DJ Vanic

Vancouver, BC -Fresh off the successful release of “Staring at the Sun” featuring Clara Mae, Canadian DJ / producer Vanic released a … Read More »

JayKin samples P.M. Dawn on his new single “BONUS” from his upcoming album

JayKin samples P.M. Dawn on his new single “BONUS” from his upcoming album

Vancouver, BC – One of Vancouver’s most respected and well-known emcees recently released the first impression from his upcoming album, BONUS.  Vancouver-based … Read More »

Raiel lays wistful and fluid ballads on his new single “Beautiful”

Raiel lays wistful and fluid ballads on his new single “Beautiful”

Vancouver, BC – Through his personal experience and own perspective of being a former migrant, Raiel‘s intent with his recently released single “Beautiful” … Read More »

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 39

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 39

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify back in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every … Read More »

Kenny Gourmet breaks his musical hiatus with his new summer single “Come Thru”

Kenny Gourmet breaks his musical hiatus with his new summer single “Come Thru”

Vancouver, BC – Singer/rapper Kenny Gourmet returns from his musical hiatus with his summer single, “Come Thru.” This is the first offering of new music from Gourmet in the … Read More »

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 38 (Sled Island Edition)

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 38 (Sled Island Edition)

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify back in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every … Read More »

Doug Crawford and the Euro Trip

Doug Crawford and the Euro Trip

Vancouver, BC – Good Friday Ent and Secret Society present Doug Crawford and the Euro Trip. The European tour … Read More »

The HipHopCanada guide to Sled Island 2017

The HipHopCanada guide to Sled Island 2017

Calgary, AB – From Jun. 21 to Jun. 25, the annual Sled Island music festival takes over Calgary for a week … Read More »

Bry recruits Chicago’s Goody and Vancouver emcee Zac Flewids for “Lately”

Bry recruits Chicago’s Goody and Vancouver emcee Zac Flewids for “Lately”

Boston, MA –  Boston-based artist Bry recently linked with Chicago-based rapper Goody and Canadian emcee Zac Flewids for his new track “Lately.” Flewids … Read More »

I M U R’s video for “Swirl” is a beautiful exploration of love, fluidity, and movement

I M U R’s video for “Swirl” is a beautiful exploration of love, fluidity, and movement

Vancouver, BC – This week Vancouver trio I M U R (Mikey J, Jenny Lea, and Amine Bouzaher) released a new Nancy … Read More »

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 37

HipHopCanada on Spotify: Check out Sarah Jay’s Weekly Picks Vol. 37

Calgary, AB – HipHopCanada joined Spotify back in 2016 and we’ve been releasing a new playlist with two hours of music every … Read More »

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