While growing up in GTA, Taya Marquis 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.
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New Wax reporter Kevin Akwamuzor interviews Toronto artist E-Carter, A local Toronto rapper who grew up in the Caribbean and has a dream to be in the major leagues. E carter is an artist who is willing to go above and beyond for the sake of music. He strongly believes in the power music has to influence others and wishes to make music that will last for ages.
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New Wax reporter Tarick Glancy spoke with singer Moses Musiq, whose R&B songs are influenced by the various styles he listened to growing up in the nineties. Moses has collaborated with many local artists in the hip-hop and reggae scenes, and performed at numerous events and venues around the city.