MUSIC

MARCH PLAYLIST

curation + words / DAKOTA EVANS With warm weather fast approaching, and days where the thermometer is in the positive numbers have been teasing us.  This playlist here is to help you through the final stretch of these treacherous elements. The weather can’t seem to make up its mind, and sometimes you can’t either. This playlist was […]

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MUSIC

OBLIGATORY ‘MORE LIFE’ REVIEW

words/ MIKE BARRY Drake’s ability to push the envelope of hip-hop almost never fails to impress, and his latest playlist – no, not album – is an instant classic amongst a successful string of blockbuster releases. The fact that More Life, released March 18, is stylized as a playlist rather than a traditional album recognizes […]

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LIFESTYLE + CULTURE, MUSIC

WILL SUNRISE RECORDS HELP OR HURT CANADIAN MUSIC ?

words / EMMA DAVIS With the sun setting quickly on all 102 Canadian HMV stores, Sunrise Records is gearing up to take over four former HMVs in Ottawa, including their Rideau Centre location, and revamp the mall music store with more vinyl and support for Ottawa artists. The vinyl announcement comes directly from Sunrise Records President […]

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MUSIC

NATURE AND MAGIC MUSIC: LUNA LI

words / KEEGAN HUGHES  After packing a Honda Civic with as many instruments and healthy snacks as they could, the four-piece band Luna Li hit the road for their first ever tour. The Toronto-based band has been playing shows in the GTA for a while now, but decided it was time to take a trip to […]

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MUSIC

A Little Bit of Everything in Toronto

words+curation/ UMRAN CHOWDHURY picture/ MEGAN SIBLEY If you’re looking for RnB and HipHop music, then Toronto is definitely the #1 place to look. We find ourselves discovering new music every week. New artists, new sounds and new captions for our instagrams. We’re able to earn the aux cord privileges regardless of where we sit in the […]

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MUSIC

CASETTE TAPES AND VAPORWAVE: LOST ANGLES OTTAWA

words & pictures / KEEGAN HUGHES When was the last time you listened to a cassette tape?  Probably at least a decade ago, right?  Would listening to one now bring back nostalgia-soaked memories of a simpler time? As it turns out, there’s a label in Ottawa producing brand new content on the old-school medium.  They’re called […]

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MUSIC

OPENING UP FOR YOUR FAV ARTIST: 4AM

words / DAVID MONK   Whether writing a head-nodding hook, producing a wall-shaking bass line, or rocking a wildly jumping crowd; Ottawa’s up-and-coming rapper, Jonathan Brown, can seemingly do it all. Brown is one half of the two man hip-hop group, 4AM, and spends most of his days writing lyrics, producing music and as of late, […]

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FASHION, MUSIC

MOVING ON UP: DJ KONDO

words / KEEGAN HUGHES pictures / CHRISTIAN KONDO Once upon a time, a young man named Christian Kondo-Pania moved from Congo to Canada.  Gone were the familiar surroundings of Kinshasa, his birth country’s capital, replaced by Parliament Hill and other Ottawa landmarks. As he grew in Canada, Kondo-Pania would find his passion in basketball.  He played all throughout […]

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MUSIC

FEBRUARY PLAYLIST

curation + words / WILL KAHNERT We’re going on month four of the hell that is a winter spent in Ottawa. Worry not, only a few more weeks until we can start complaining about spring weather. Until then, these energetic tunes will help you get through the home stretch of the season. In this playlist you’ll […]

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MUSIC

Top Albums of 2016

words/ KEEGAN HUGHES + KENYON HOLNESS + ARMAN SADRZADEH + ADRIAN YONG *This article was written collaboratively by four young boys from Ajax-Pickering* Other publications tend to put out their year-end lists before the numbers tick over.  Not us over here at the DTS.  That would be entirely too predictable.  We’ll release our list WEEKS into […]

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