Two of our favourite Toronto photographers and @1LOVETO affiliates @SoTeeOh & @TahaPhoto had the pleasure of shooting the city with the help of the new Samsung Galaxy S6. Both photographers got the chance to explore the city with the new Samsung Galaxy S6 before it was available to the public. We’ve included some of their best pics, but feel free to search #SamSungBoYYZ on instagram to get the entire collection.
“As artists we always have to keep it moving. We like to explore, be spontaneous and create things on the fly. The Galaxy S6 is such a powerful creative tool because it can do some many things but it still fits right in your pocket so its perfect for a creative lifestyle. Both of us focus on street photography so we need equipment that’s quick and versatile to catch the constantly changing scenes in a city like Toronto. Most phones still don’t cut it but the S6 has been amazing in every situation we’ve tried it in. We’ve always loved exploring Toronto so when Samsung asked us to take the new GalaxyS6 out for a spin there was no hesitation. As much as we’ve explored Toronto over the last few years, there’s still so much more to see. Sharing the soul of our city through the lens of the S6 has injected a renewed passion to document the beauty of T.O.” – @SoTeeOh @TahaPhoto #samsungboYYZ
Samsung just launched their new Samsung Galaxy S6 at Sound Academy with a surprise special guest performance from English indie rock band Alt-J. Needless to say, Alt-J rocked the crowd before heading off to their much anticipated set at Coachella! If you missed out, check out some of the photos below.
For more info visit: samsung.com/ca/
Toronto’s own Jazz Cartier just released his latest project entitled “Marauding In Paradise”. By now, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Jazz. He’s been making a name for himself over the past couple of years, and this project lives up to the hype. Marauding In Paradise is the first full-length project since 2013, featuring 16 new records, produced entirely by Jazz and Lantz. His eclectic approach to music can be attributed to the fact that he’s lived everywhere from New England to Kuwait before calling Toronto home.
“Marauding in Paradise is the sound of Downtown, Toronto”, says Jazz Cartier.
For more music check out: soundcloud.com/jazzcartier
Previously: Jazz Cartier – “Count On Me” (Official Video)
Young Wolf Hatchlings are the latest Toronto-based dj/producers making a name for themselves. They had their first Billboard number one record in January with the production of Fall Out Boys “Uma Thurman”. Recently, they released a dubbed rework of Thomas D’Arcy’s record “You Lovely You”, along with an official music video (watch below). Keep an eye and ear out for these guys!
Listen to more of their music here: soundcloud.com/youngwolfhatchlings
Fresh off an incredible debut Coachella performance, Toronto-based “Trap Band” Keys N Krates team up with Serato to perform an in-studio version of “Understand Why”. Keep an eye on keyboard frontman Matisse who’s rocking his @1LOVETO “Toronto” Tee! If you’re in Toronto this weekend, make sure you stop by Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St East) this Saturday, April 18th between 12-7pm to pick up your very own Toronto Tee!
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Bravestation recently signed to Toronto-based record label Culvert Music. To celebrate, Bravestation just dropped their new single “Haven”, from their upcoming EP, due out later this year. Speaking of later this year, make sure you save the date – May 29th, 2015, as the boys will be playing at The Drake Hotel. Enjoy!
Previously: Bravestation – “Somewhere We Belong”
We’ve teamed up with some great folks to bring you the first ever PRIDE’N’BASS, an unforgettable sunset boat cruise aboard the River Gambler during Toronto’s PRIDE weekend. Kick off your celebration on Friday, June 26th, with the LGBTTIQQ2SA Community and friends with DJs Hydee, DJ Love Hz, Remedy, Maddi Qwikstepp and PVP for an unforgettable experience.
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Today marks a special moment in Toronto’s music, arts and culture history. Fast-approaching 10 years of serving Toronto through their innovative mix of talent incubation, youth engagement and cultural programming – two of the city’s youth arts and culture heavyweights are finally coming together to realize a grand vision for the future of Toronto arts and culture. The Remix Project and Manifesto just announced the launch of the Convergence Campaign, which will create a dynamic new permanent home for both organizations and an accessible cultural hub for artists, arts administrators and organizations from across the city.
“Manifesto and The Remix Project are thrilled to partner with The Daniels Corporation to create our new home in Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts. This space will become the centre of gravity for youth, arts, culture and creative industries in Canada. Daniels’ investment in this project is not simply an investment in our organizations, but rather an investment in Toronto’s future as a global cultural leader.” – Che Kothari (Manifesto) & Derek “Drex” Jancar (The Remix Project) Co-Chairs of the Convergence Campaign
With the generous support of The Daniels Corporation, the space will be part of the just-announced Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts project – a pioneering vision for a master-planned, mixed-use community coming to the corner of Queens Quay and Lower Jarvis that will amplify Toronto’s growing role as a global cultural leader. The space will combine administrative offices; a public performance theatre and cinema; a recording studio with affordable opportunities for diverse communities; a studio dedicated to photography, videography, and dance; accessible venue space with affordable prices for gatherings and events; video editing and post-production suites; a gallery; a community café; as well as access for artists and young entrepreneurs to obtain business and legal support, career guidance and professional consultation from some of the city’s key leaders and instigators. It will be a game-changing place for Toronto’s current and future arts and culture leaders to connect, cultivate and collaborate that responds to directly to the unique challenges faced by the sector.
Through the Convergence Campaign, The Remix Project and Manifesto’s combined creativity and drive will supercharge Toronto’s cultural sector, and safeguard the sustainability of these two vital organizations for years to come. To learn more about how Toronto can support the Convergence Campaign to create a new centre of gravity for youth, arts and culture, please visti: convergencecampaign.com
Our favourite Grammy-winning pianist, Toronto-based Chilly Gonzales, returns with his much anticipated follow-up to Solo Piano II: “Chambers”. Watch his latest music video for “Advantage Points” off his new album “Chambers”, Directed by Jonathan Barré.
Listen to the entire “Chambers” album here: soundcloud.com/chillygonzales
Toronto-based singer Alexandria releases her debut single and video for “Stay”, a song about love, drug abuse and addiction. Heavy topics for a first release, but take in her lyrics and her sound and feel what she feels.
“This single involved a lot of emotions, I had the option to create a video that was typical – a man and woman’s relationship – but I wanted to do it another way and highlight a relationship within a family”, says Alexandria. “The visuals lift the song and vice versa, they both work really well together, through this song I wanted to evoke emotion in my audience and get them intact with their feelings and I believe it does just that.”
Listen to more music here: theonlyalexandria.com
Toronto-based band WILDE just released 3 new records, leading off with “Love Me Like You Do”. If you’re unfamiliar with their music, this group signed to Last Gang Records and released their first single “Hanging Tree (Are You)?” in late December of 2014. Take in their music and let us know what you think?
BONUS: Take Me To Church/Temple
For more info, visit their official website: wearewilde.ca
Previously: WILDE – “Hanging Tree (Are You)?”