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IN THE CUT EP. 63 | 🍦Neela🍦

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.

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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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IN THE CUT EP.61 | 🍦 Laroie🍦

Gab Godon first made her mark as part of the Heartstreets duo and after many years of working and collaborating with different artists, she decided to dare to make solo music and unveiled Laroie. We discuss ‘Speed of Life’ and all the different places it takes you to.

This project has the ambition to bring people together through songs that make them feel good. Laroie lets us in on some of the themes of the EP and leaves us with a golden gem for Wednesday Wisdom.

This is our first in-person interview since the beginning of the pandemic.

IN THE CUT EP. 60 | 🍦 Jimmy Cliff🍦

In this very special episode we talk to a living legend, Jimmy Cliff. He is one of only two Jamaican Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Cliff tells us about the origins of Beverley Records and the story behind his moniker.

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IN THE CUT EP. 59 | 🍦John Orpheus 🍦

This episode of the podcast is an educational one. We talk to Author/Artist John Orpheus about his latest album Saga King and how its relationship to his memoir ‘Saga Boy: My Life of Blackness and Becoming’.

Orpheus’ music has ventured into several different genres over his career. On this latest project, he hones his sound to one truly authentic to him. We discuss the efficient creation of this album and the inspiration behind Olurun.

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IN THE CUT EP. 56 | 🍦Mercedes Caxaj🍦

Mercedes Caxaj is the Artistic Co-Director for Sunfest London and Head of Programs for Small World Music & Global Toronto. Sunfest was one of the first festivals to take place on its original date at the start of the pandemic, Caxaj tells us how they made it happen. She gives us tips on grant-writing and lets us know who she is dying to see in concert.

IN THE CUT EP. 54 | 🍦Getchnah🍦

In this episode of IN THE CUT we talk to Scarborough rapper Getchnah. Her debut EP ‘Gem In I’ is out right now and was over two years in the making. She lets us in on her growth during the pandemic and how that affected her music.

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The Cool Table Ep. 175 | 🍦THE.SLIME🍦

​This episode of The Cool Table featured new music from Foushee, Billie Eilish, Chiiild, Creo & Big Thief. As well it included a portion of our interview with Scarborough Rapper Getchnah. She talks about the creation of her debut EP ‘Gem In I’ and why it took more than two years. 

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IN THE CUT EP. 53 | 🍦Cadence Weapon🍦

Parallel World, the latest project from Cadence Weapon is described as an ‘Art Party’. With flashes of electronic production mixed with thoughtful lyrics, this is album is substantive and refreshing. He discusses the ‘Summer of Black Pain’ and how the collective action around the world inspired the project. We get into his chicken cooking abilities and his advice for new artists.

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EP. 80 | 🍦Thompson Egbo-Egbo🍦 In The Cut

This episode of IN THE CUT features the celebrated and internationally acclaimed pianist and composer from Toronto, Thompson Egbo-Egbo. He stopped by talk about his first album release in three years, What Remains. He discusses the three-part suite (What Was Taken, the title track, What Remains and What Possibilities) where Thompson is joined (for the first time) by Odin Quartet.Some of the original inspiration for this project comes from a collection of voice notes. Thompson walks us through the making of the album and some creative close calls.You can listen to The Cool Table LIVE every Wednesday @ 11am 1280AM on your Radio 📻CJRU.ca Online 💻
  1. EP. 80 | 🍦Thompson Egbo-Egbo🍦
  2. EP. 79 | 🍦J3M🍦
  3. EP. 78 | 🍦Dana Abraham🍦
  4. EP. 77 | 🍦Mauvey🍦
  5. EP. 76 | 🍦Bruno Capinan🍦

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