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The Dying Arts just released their second single “Bed Spins” off their latest EP. The song charted earlier this month at #39 for Canadian alt rock radio, #3 on the Gainer list, and hit #4 on SIRIUS/XM’s Grocery List. The guys are playing the NOISEY Holiday series showcase at Tattoo this Friday with Solids, followed by a December tour with Say Yes (members of Alexisonfire and The Saint Alvia Cartel). Check out their new video below!

Listen to more music from The Dying Arts here: thedyingartsmusic.bandcamp.com

Photo by Liz Gareri

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TaylorSwift-Experience

American Express has done it again! On November 11th, they launched their new #AmexUNSTAGED Taylor Swift #BlankSpace Experience app, marking the next evolution in their already successful Amex UNSTAGED platform and in the music video category. The FREE app includes the world’s first interactive music video for Taylor Swift’s new single “Blank Space”, connecting Taylor Swift and fans in a way that has never been done before. The 360⁰ fan-directed video experience includes a ‘choose your own adventure’ version, allowing fans to choose where they go, who to follow and what to explore from scene to scene. If that’s not enough, the app also gives fans exclusive access to behind-the-scenes footage from the “Blank Space” music video shoot, plus album purchase details and tour ticketing information.

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As Amex Ambassadors and Cardmembers, we’ve experienced some of American Express’ most unique and exclusive events, both online and in person. Amex has always been committed to providing everyone with access to premium entertainment experiences, and that’s why we love the brand!

This post was sponsored by Amex Bank of Canada. The views and opinions expressed in this blog, however, are purely our own.

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High Ends is Jeffrey Innes from Yukon Blonde. The name of the album is “Super Class”, and it features members of The New Pornographers, Ladyhawk and Gold & Youth. High Ends just released a new animated music video for the single ‘Intoxicated’ and the creator of the animated video, Tyler Witzel talks about his take on the video.

“At the time Jeff asked me to do the video, I had been working on a few designs for large outdoor, public sculptures. I thought animation would feel right for the video and aesthetically I wanted it to have a ’70s era National Film Board feel. From that came this idea of a drunken visit to an art gallery where everything kind of looks like the inside of a person’s body. I didn’t want anything overly literal associating to the themes of the song but if you’re wondering what all the pink goo is about, it’s “Cartoon Moonshine” or Pepto Bismol. Your choice.”

If you like this song, you might want to check out High Ends live in concert on November 18th at The Garrison.

For more info visit: facebook.com/highendsmusic

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All around the world Hennessy Artistry brings together some of the most talented artists on stage for an eclectic mix of music; ranging from hip-hop to pop, rock to electronic music, which we call the #ArtofBlending.

We’re excited to announce the latest edition of the Hennessy Artistry Series for 2014, featuring live performances by Keys N Krates & Just Blaze!!

We are also proud to announce an additional live performance by Toronto’s songstress, MERNA.

Music for the night provided by our official DJ D-LUX & hosted by 1 LOVE T.O.’s own T-REXXX.

Join us Thursday November 20th at Uniun – 473 Adelaide St W Doors @ 10pm

Please RSVP to events@1LOVETO.com for you & your guests by 5pm on Tuesday November 18th.

*Limited Capacity
*Must be of legal drinking age to attend.

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We’re extremely excited to present an exclusive Hennessy Artistry “In-Studio Session” with Toronto’s Keys N Krates! If you’re unfamiliar with this trio, Adam Tune (drummer), David Matisse (synthesizer/keyboardist), and Jr. Flo (turntablist), successfully merge drums, keyboards, turntables and live sampling both on and off stage. Their unique sound lives seamlessly between genres, merging hip hop and electronic music, and creating remixed and original productions unlike any other band to date.

In anticipation for the upcoming Hennessy Artistry Tour, we got the chance to sit down with Keys N Krates at their Toronto studio to witness their unique approach to song creation and learn more about the ‘art of blending’.

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“The Hennessy Artistry tour made sense to us from the get go,” says Adam Tune, drummer of Keys N Krates. “We reference everything from hip-hop to bass music in our beats, taking from whatever inspires us at the time. It’s cool how Hennessy is incorporating so many different types of acts into their live series.”

As part of the Hennessy Artistry Tour, Keys N Krates will blend and morph their set with legendary music producer Just Blaze. A force in the hip-hop scene, Just Blaze has worked with a myriad of notable artists including Jay-Z, Kanye West and most recently, Baauer, famous for his hit song “Harlem Shake.”

SAVE THE DATE: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 20TH – HENNESSY ARTISTRY: Keys N Krates x Just Blaze

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Merna – “The Calling” Album

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Toronto songstress Merna (formerly known as Ayah) just released her full length album “The Calling”. Before you give it a listen, take in a few words about the project from Merna below…

To my friends & supporters,

A couple years ago, I woke up, a single woman in her mid 20′s, after being in a very long, young, and reckless relationship with someone who was very much a reflection of myself: emotionally unavailable. I’m sure we loved the very best way that we knew how.

I moved around a lot as a child. It was a great experience, enriching for my soul and mind. Cultures, sounds, music, people…Beautiful.

However, it also left me with a kind of separation anxiety. It’s human nature to want to hold on to things: materials, people, ideas, what people think of us, how we view ourselves. We’re also so scared of dying, that we hold on to life, even if it’s a life we’d rather change. Society has us so desensitized and distracted. I’m not sure we know how to listen to ourselves, to really feel, connect, live in our moments, evolve with nature, hear our call, to love.

The Calling is about all of these things. I collaborated with amazing producers, Makai Black and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, who created the most luscious, rich musical masterpieces so that I could tell my story.

What I want to leave you with, is a question I asked myself when I heard the call: “if not me, then who?”

I hope you love this as much as I do.

Available on iTunes

For more info, visit: mernakilledayah.com

Previously: Merna – “A Little More” (Live Performance)

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Jesse

Toronto’s very own singer-songwriter Jessica Reyez, a current Remix Project participant and emerging artist, made a serious impression on Chicago-based rapper King Louie. Jessica met Louie while he was in Toronto and it didn’t take long for her to breakout her guitar and start singing. Needless to say, Louie was feeling her vibe, and before you knew it he had a verse ready for a the record now known as “Living In The Sky”, produced by Toronto-based producer Moose (also of The Remix Project).

Take in the track and let us know what you think? We’ve had it on repeat for the last couple of days.

Listen to more from Jessie here: soundcloud.com/jessiereyez

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Last week we attended the official launch of “The Creator Class”, a channel dedicated for those who share their passions for a living. It’s a new breed of creatives in Music, Style, Adventure, Arts and Culture that have become the voices of our generation.

The night was produced by FREE – a next generation content studio built for Creators, by Creators – in partnership with Canon. They featured the art of Camille Jodoin-Eng, the music of Dead Horse Beats, and the food of FeasTO. Everyone who attended also got the chance to get their hands on the brand new Canon 7D Mark II.

Some of the notable attendees included: Visionelie, Sean Brown, Jayscale, Jackie Beale, and many more.

With so much talent in the city, and around the world, a project like this only makes sense!

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For more info, visit thecreatorclass.com

Congrats Chris & the entire team!

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