You’ve probably already hear about Caribou’s Dan Snaith and his new dance-oriented side project Daphni.

His debut under the new alias, Jiaolong, scored some rave reviews leading to a heady record release party recently that included Snaith eschewing his usual penchant for quirky indie-dance for a pitch perfect blend of house, soul and techno while delivering a whopping seven-and-a-half hour long DJ mix. Most surprising, someone thought to document the whole damn thing.

You can stream download the mix in two separate files below.

After wowing fans and critics alike with their debut, the Thing, Minotaurs have announced the release of their sophomore album.

Led by former Royal City member Nathan Lawr, the 12 track record, which the 12-piece are calling New Believers, drops January 22 on Static Clang. It features contributions from a diverse group of Canadian artists including Ohbijou’s Casey Mecija and Sarah Harmer who helps out on the track “Open the Doors” which is currently streaming  below.

Prolific Toronto producer and MC D-Sisive dropped a new track this week, a tribute to Beastie Boy Adam Yauch who died on May 4 after a three year battle with cancer. In a press release from his label, Urbnet, D-Sisive calls Beastie Boys “his Beatles.”

“You’d think I wanted to be Mike D due to the ‘4th letter in the alphabet’ connection, but nope. Yauch was cooler to me.”

Check out the track below.

Local hip-hop label URBNET has kept our heads nodding for well over a decade now, helping break the likes of D-Sisive, Classified and Eternia.  Hoping to trade in on some of the cred and good will they’ve engendered over the years, they’re launching a new compilation series, called URBNET Certified, to expose new artists in the Canadian hip-hop scene. You can stream Vol. 1 in its entirety below.