Moscow Apartment is a Toronto-based indie band. The award-winning duo is gearing up to drop their third project this year, we discuss their evolution as producers and their process as writers. They take us behind the scenes of their infamous Christmas playlist.
Brighid and Pascale give multiple answers for their favourite exotic animal and we give advice to their younger selves.
Mauvey is a BC-based singer-songwriter-producer he was born in Ghana and raised between the UK and Canada. His album The Florist focuses on themes of love. While each song is sonically different, love in all its facets with all its heart is the grounding force of the project.
In this interview, he talks about his title and the self-proclaimed ‘Best Gift Giver Ever ‘. Mauvy dives into his creative process and his discipline in keeping his art authentic. He gives us 3 powerful answers for Wednesday Wisdom along with plenty of gems along the way.
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Borelson is a multi-disciplinary artist and creative entrepreneur based in Toronto. After formative years spent between Gabon, Congo and France, he took a leap of faith and relocated to Canada by himself. His latest album ‘Building Bridges’ is out right now.
We dubbed him ‘King Collab’ for his ability to seamlessly join forces with artists across the world. He tells us about the creation of the Ghana Remix and the importance of Lift Every Voice.
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Leila Dey is a Toronto-based R&B artist who has garnered international attention for her smooth tone and songwriting. In early October, she released her latest project Detour. This project is years in the making and Dey joins IN THE CUT to talk about some of the experiences that inspired it.
We talk about the powerful intro written by Desiree Mackenzie and her process of recording the Blessed (Freestyle). She tells about some of the important people in her life and some insight for Wednesday Wisdom.
On this episode of IN THE CUT, we sit down with a legendary figure in Canadian hip hop history, Shad. We take a trip down memory lane and discuss some of his earlier works like ‘Rose Garden’ and ‘The Old Prince Still Lives at Home’.
Shad breaks down the themes behind his new project ‘TAO’ (00:06:00) and the importance of community. This is a lengthy and introspective conversation that ventures in many directions. We talk about the Last Dance and reminisce on some of our favourite teams from the ’90s. (00:23:20) Hip Hop Evolution (00:36:00) Shad tells us the Top 5 people in his life that help make him feel like himself (00:45:00)
In this episode of IN THE CUT we talk to Charlie Houston a few days before her first performance in Toronto. She recently dropped her debut EP ‘I Hate Spring’. We talk about ‘Honey’, the first song recorded for the project and how it affected the sonics of the EP.
Houston gives us a beautiful quote for Wednesday Wisdom and tells us how she would spend 100 million dollars.
Neela is a multi-talented R&B-pop singer-songwriter, actor and dancer. Her music explores the complexity of human emotions in the face of raw, sensual desire. In this episode, we talk about her latest project ‘Prelude’ and her return performance in Toronto. She discusses the importance of self-care and being authentic in her lyrics.
Neela tells us about her past life as a turtle and towards the end, she takes over as host and asks her own questions.
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As a teenager, Boslen’s goals were focused on sports: he attended the University of Victoria on a rugby scholarship and played on the Team Canada Rugby team. After he suffered back-to-back ACL tears that sabotaged his scholarship and plans for a future in sports, Boslen dropped out of school, moved to Vancouver, and began writing music as an emotional outlet. After independently dropping mixtapes and an EP between 2018 and 2019, Boslen garnered millions of streams and international attention.
On DUSK to DAWN, he finds his sound and flexes his vulnerability. Boslen, goes over some of the larger themes of the project and how he linked up with Rascalz. Together we decide our Top 5 KiD CuDi songs and he drops some special gems for Wednesday Wisdom.