Recently a friend of ours picked up a vinyl wall clock, and we thought it was a pretty cool idea, so we did some research and discovered this “Toronto” wall clock. It’s made by up-cycling old vinyl records and customizing them for reuse. By altering the functions of used products for new uses, it effectively reduces the disposal of potentially useful materials and the consumption of new raw materials at the same time. If you’re interested in products like this, check out their entire collection, including different cities from around the world.
CLICK HERE To see more vinyl wall clocks.
Toronto-based spoken word artist and poet David Delisca teamed up with AVNU to film his latest piece “This Is For You”. AVNU is a creative community of learning where young people are encouraged to ask questions and be creative, feel valued for their lived experiences, and experience personal growth and development. AVNU aims to transform education through meaningful learning experiences that result in real positive change for young people.
For more info: avnu.ca
Previously: Black History Month 2014
A few weeks ago we got the chance to see our friends Keys N Krates live in Toronto for their sold-out show at The Hoxton. THUMP Canada was also there filming a short segment, including live concert footage, plus an interview with Adam Tune, David Matisse and Jr. Flo of Keys N Krates.
Previously: Dim Mak Greatest Hits 2013
Broken Social Scene’s founder, songwriter, and front man Kevin Drew is set to release his newest solo album, “Darlings”, on March 18th, 2014, on Arts & Crafts. Until then, check out his latest music video for “Good Sex” and listen to the album before you can buy it!
For more info: kevindrewmusic.com
We don’t know much about Emma Lokai, but what we do know is that she’s a Mississauga-based artist who’s been flying under the radar, up until now that is. We managed to find her soundcloud page (shout out HustleGRL), and we instantly fell in love with her sound! Normally, we’d wait to do an interview, but in this case her music is too good to not share immediately! Until we get the chance to speak with Emma, we’ve posted a few of our favourite songs below.
Recently the popular website BuzzFeed.com featured an article listing “40 Reasons To Move To Toronto”. Although some of the reasons are just for jokes (ie. #8 – Toronto rappers are polite and wholesome… while the mayor smokes crack…), there are still a lot of real reasons to move to Toronto. Some of our favourites include #3 – The World’s Most Multi-Cultural City, #9 – Toronto’s Street Meat Is Superior To Yours, #23 – Kensington Market Rocks.
To see all 40 reasons CLICK HERE.
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Our brother, Bryan Espiritu of The Legends League, just released this video re-cap of his “Naturally Born Strangers” Pop Up Shop and Concert. For those that missed out, the night was a celebration of fashion, culture, community and music with the help of local artists like Rich Kidd, Tona, Adam Bomb, and more. Pay attention Toronto, movement’s like this play an important role in defining who we are as a city. #1LLOVETO
For more info: thelegendsleague.com
The Toronto boys from BADBADNOTGOOD are back with the first official single “Can’t Leave The Night” from their forthcoming debut album III, due out May 6th, 2014.
“This album is the sum of all the experiences and growth we’ve had over the past couple of years, touring everywhere, playing with all kinds of brilliant people, learning from everything that’s happened to us, and honing in on this knowledge to make something truly special” explains drummer Alex Sowinski.
Previously: BADBADNOTGOOD – “CS60″