A very Can-Con heavy playlist:
dvsn - P.O.V.
Pronounced like "division". They are a Toronto R&B duo, composed of Daniel Daley and Nineteen85. They are signed to OVO Sound, (aka Drake's label.)
Belly - Alcantara feat. Pusha T
A different sound for Belly. It features Pusha T.
Talib Kweli -Heads Up Eyes Open feat. Rick Ross & Yummy Bingham
Mr. Kweli spends many hours calling out racists on Twitter and still finds time to make music.
It's a banger.
Husser - Catherine
Let's take a trip to Montreal.
"Catherine" refers to rue St. Catherine in Montreal, the very heart of the city. Husser shot this himself on his iPhone.
Charlotte Cardin - Like It Doesn't Hurt (Feat. Husser)
More Montreal- a little older, but Montreal singer Charlotte Cardin teamed up with Husser. The video is gorgeous.
Dead Obies - Monnaie
Even more Montreal:
Un nouveau banger. It's hip hop in Joual. What more do you want?
Louis The Child - Right To It (feat. Ashe)
Future bass out of Chicago.
Curtis Harding - Need Your Love
Soul meets gospel- Harding calls it "slop' an' soul"
"I take the bits and pieces that I have, which in Southern culture they call 'slop' – that's what you give to pigs – and soul is what I grew up on, so that's the foundation."
Lizzo - Truth Hurts
This song is just amusing. I love it.
Bea Miller - To the Grave feat Mike Stud
Bea Miller has a very pretty voice and I've had her on this thing before.
Because it's all about baseball, Mike Stud is Marcus Stroman's buddy.
This girl is on the brink of being massive.
Antwon - What I Do (prod. by Kaytranada)
The beat on this thing. It's crispy and rigorous at the same time.
JON VINYL - Nostalgia
Toronto-based Are & Be.
You know he's new because if you google his name in Google Images you get pictures of Game of Thrones' Jon Snow Funko Pop! figurines. (Which I guess are made of vinyl.)
Moses Sumney - Lonely World
Songs are beautiful. And he's delightfully emo.
"One of the many manifestations of social oppression is the idea that you have to prove that you’re one of the good ones, in order for humanity to be extended to you and people that look like you. Whereas I don’t have to prove anything and it should be OK to be anything. It should be OK to fit into the stereotype and it should be OK to not fit into the stereotype.”
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Don't Come Around Here No More
Tom Petty was always around me when I was a kid. This song sticks out like a sore thumb. It's slinky and strange, with the sitar and the synthesizer. and when I was reading about Petty's influence, musicians brought this song up over and over again. The video, with it's Alice in Wonderland theme, just adds to it.