December 5, 2018



On any other Tuesday evening I would have been cozied up at home with wine in hand and Netflix streaming on the screen. However, this was November 20th and it was Humans “Going Late” LP listening party. So I strapped on my dancing shoes and tip-tapped-toed into the n...

Stephan Seupersad,  well known as Pleuto, the Calgary-based artist wielding an eclectic and genre-bending brand of noir hip hop has grown into an accomplished lyricist and vocalist newly revealed under the mononym; Stephan. His fresh take on R&B is rapidly garnering in...


At the start of 2017 John Welch was envisioning being a rapper while he worked as a dog trainer and photographer in Victoria.

Now, as the rapper known as Fleshxfur, he can count opening for Mad Child and Snak
The Ripper, seeing play on Eminem’s SiriusXM Shade 45 Radi...

After over two decades in hip-hop, Vancouver rapper Dave Nelson, known as Emotionz, has worn just about every hat the culture has to offer.

In addition to also being a beatboxer, DJ, and working with acclaimed underground artists like Stylust Beats, Nelson has also spen...

This August Big River, Saskatchewan, will play host to Electric Sky, a three day electronic music festival aimed at continuing the legacy of the late Connect Festival.

Formerly located in Moose Jaw and dubbed “North America’s original electronic music festival,” Conne...

This Saturday Edmonton-based beat workshop Sampler Cafe returns to Calgary for the first time this spring, marking the latest step in the national expansion of the vision that began with three friends two years ago.



An open-invite event that brings electronic music pr...

Emerging from a pocket of Vancouver’s nightlife, Shaylen D is the latest homegrown Canadian rapper who’s slowly rising out of obscurity by embodying indie rap’s penchant for the relentless grind.

Her “#RainyDayBarsWithShay” a series of freestyles she releases on Insta...

March 15, 2018

Matt Johnston, perhaps better known around Calgary as SwaggaCats, is an up and coming VJ, DJ and event planner that has been making waves in and around the city, creating unique glitchy visuals to accompany electronic music performances and collaborating with other lik...

When Henry Hsieh walks into a rave, few people around him are aware that they’re standing next to someone who’s been on three tours of Europe, two tours of the U.S., played a show in almost every major Canadian city, and played Calgary’s Sled Island Festival approximat...

February 23, 2018

With all kinds of different music initiatives and collaborative events happening all the time in Calgary, it can be easy to forget how small our city is and how insignificant our music scenes can seem. With a small but tight-knitted hip-hop scene fast growing with loca...

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