Haley Smalls is an upcoming R&B singer who is a force to be reckoned with. Hailing from Toronto, ON the young artist has been involved in music since she was just a young child. After years of exploring and experimenting Haley was introduced to producer Megaman, and after a few sessions together, the two decided to create a team of likeminded individuals who all share the same vision. Haley is set to release her debut 15 track mixtape entitled “This is Me” on April 30th. New Wax reporter Kapil Ghai sat down with the singer for an exclusive interview to learn more about her journey and the road to completing her debut project!
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Toronto music producer, Matthew Burnett is making some serious noise in the Hip Hop/R&B world. After teaming up with Boi-1da, Matthew has had the opportunity to work with big names like Drake, Jay Z, Lil Wayne, and Eminem. His work with Eminem got him a Grammy nomination and the pleasure of being apart of a diamond selling single! New Wax reporter Kapil Ghai sat down with the music producer to talk about his journey and where he is headed next with his producing career.
This week’s artist spotlight is on the one of the best, and most innovative jazz bands in Canada,”Midcoast.” The band’s unique sound combines influences ranging from the likes of Radiohead to the renown, Charlie Parker. New Wax reporter Anton Sardelich finds out how their influences have helped shape the unique sound of their new EP The Montreal Sessions.
Toronto is a city with a growing urban music scene that is catching more and more attention day by day. With a city full of so much talent, Michael Asante has taken it upon himself to create a platform for emerging talent, providing them with an opportunity to showcase their gift to the rest of the world. New Wax reporter Kapil Ghai, had the opportunity to speak to Michael about his current ventures and how he plans to help emerging talent get some exposure.
Working in the music industry over the last few years, Savvie has helped establish a number of emerging Canadian artists. With her experience at BC Music and formal musical education she’s now taken the next step in her music career. New Wax reporter Anthony Salemi recently spoke with Savvie about her debut release album, Night Eyes, as well as, what lies ahead for the young artist.
While growing up in GTA, Be embraced her passion for music. After graduating high school in 2007, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music. While living in L.A., Marquis had the opportunity to work with pop artist Ke$ha and songwriter Robert Alan. After leaving L.A. and heading back home to the GTA, Marquis has had the opportunity to perform at Canada’s Walk of Fame, Wekfest and Honey Jam. In addition to her budding career as an artist, Marquis studied Entertainment Business Management at Metalworks Institute. New Wax reporter Stacy McLean caught up with the multi-faceted artist to go in-depth about her experiences, and find out what’s next.
Recently winning Rap Recording of the Year at the Junos, Adam Bomb’s been called one of the greatest Canadian M.C’s of all time by the CBC. Bomb’s grooves are raw and gritty and he’s a supremely gifted storyteller who lyrics celebrate the struggles of everyday people. New Wax reporter Victor Otrovsky chats with Bomb about what its like to be a new MC coming up in the underground rap scene and his new self-titled mixtape with the group.
Legendary Jazz bassist Dave Holland recently spent a week at York as an artist in residents, offering workshops to our students in the jazz program. His solo career has been illustrious, with his ‘Live At Birdland’ album often being called the greatest jazz recording of the 21st century by fans and critics. Jazz singer and New Wax reporter Natasha Roldán recently sat down with the humble legend to learn more about what drives his life and art.
Daniel Worthy and Ah-kilo of Most High Productions, are an up and coming music production duo hailing from Toronto and are determined to become a household name within the hip hop world. New Wax Reporter Kapil Ghai had the opportunity to sit down with the duo to talk about their humble beginnings and recent successes, that includes producing “Star67” with hip hop heavyweight Drake on his latest mixtape entitled “If you’re reading this its too late.”
Colombian born Toronto jazz musician Natasha Roldan is vocally influenced by traditional Latin American and European music. She was live in studio performing “No Apologies”, “Love Swing”, and “Regret” off her debut EP, No Apologies. After her set, Roldán sat down with New Wax for an exclusive interview to discuss the release of the debut EP and her development as a jazz singer in the city.
Listen to the interview here!!!