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.
In today’s digital age, it would seem weird that anyone would want to own a piece of physical media. Yet that hasn’t stopped collectors of vinyl records. Initially thought of as just a fad, sales have been consistent over the last few years. With the trend remaining steady, perhaps vinyl is back and here to stay. New Wax reporter Anthony Salemi examines the vinyl record revival.
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Over the years Montreal has been known for it’s intense punk scene and this week’s artist spotlight is on Montreal four piece The East End Radicals. Simply put, this band is realistic. Their music isn’t just “mindless entertainment” as they would put it. Their goal is to craft songs engaging the listener, while striking the chord of social justice. New wax reporter Izabella Sokolowska had the opportunity to sit down with Scott McLeod of the band and further delve into their psyche.