IX Podcast 05: JPolo
We first found out about JPolo over the summer. His Aquahub EP (available here), filled with proper instrumental hip-hop beats, jazzy synth sounds and underwater vibes (further described here), would charm both the newly and the most initiated. We're talking waves here. They hit you like a soft breeze. That is not to say JPolo is afraid of true hard-hitting hip-hop. It is the way he blends his own mellow sound with today's rugged trap music that will surprise you.
Charlton Diaz x Sam Moukhaiber
Something about the JPolo sound made us want to showcase another very worthy URL talent. Tumblr-sphere artist, established male model and aspirant music producer Charlton Diaz agreed to provide artwork for this podcast. We invite you to visit his blog and check out his recent collaboration "ACCESS_BOY" with photographer Sam Moukhaiber.
BLAJK is new to the game, born from the depth's of Toronto's ever-evolving independant music scene. Their debut single "Hamptons" is an indie crossover that sees lead vocalist Jordan Radics, "tell a bittersweet tale of hedonism and heartbreak over a song that owes it’s sound as much to the millennial melody of Outkast as it does to 80’s new wave and infectious electro pop". BLAJK's aesthetic is brought to light by a video from the infamous director Tristan CM, which you can check out below...
- Nov 29, 2015 @ 18:21
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There seems to be a new music video from propaganda princess M.I.A cleverly titled "Borders" that came out a few days ago. Even though it is not hosted directly on M.I.A's account, it seems pretty real and official. The video shows impressive amounts of visuals surrounding the current state of refugees around the world, perfectly fitting with the catchy tune about said borders. Watch the official video (in low quality) above. You can alternatively watch/download and keep the high quality video...
- Nov 29, 2015 @ 18:14
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Fafa Khan is a Montreal-based DJ who has a great sense of taste when it comes to mixes. We recently posted about her Osheaga Perrier Mix which instantly became a fan favourite. Fafa Khan has quickly established herself as one of the most sought after international female DJs. At just 18 years old, she began performing and holding residencies in her hometown of Montreal. Hailing of Japanese, Pakistani and Finnish descent, Fafa naturally has an eclectic musical style and spins a tasteful variety...
- Nov 27, 2015 @ 09:45
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Drop Your Skirt
Abundunce is the brainchild of Chee Maduekwe, a young designer who created a brand that takes influences from downtown culture, music, and movies. Abundunce has been behind the scenes in terms of press, this is our first time writing about the brand but it’s well integrated into the Toronto underground scene. A collection recently dropped entitled “NOWHERE FAST” includes four different 100% cotton t-shirts composed with different graphics. This collection also includes a jacket, a more staple...
- Nov 27, 2015 @ 10:00
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We are always excited when FIELD of PONIES hit us up with new material. FIELD of PONIES is a London based label designed by Julie Bérubé. The narrative of Field of Ponies is drawn from reflections on civilisation and its imminent implosion. As we witness the death of our planet, we are also artificially enhancing ourselves to create our best selfies. Leading up to the new year, we get a good glimpse at the latest lookbook for the Spring/Summer 2016 collection titled "OWL SCREAM / ICE CREAM" -...
- Nov 18, 2015 @ 20:41
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It's been a minute since we've heard from Toronto lifestyle brand HALFWITS. You can imagine the excitement we had after feasting eyes on their Winter 2015 Collection. Halfwits Winter '15 line marries menswear staples with forward thinking hits of detail Keeping the same ideology of homegrown style, the guys over at HLFWTS tried to bridge the gap between skate-culture and today's young professional look. If you work for a start-up, or if you run your own business and have a meeting to get to,...
- Nov 18, 2015 @ 10:35
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This is exactly what it sounds like, only it's definitely much better than you expect. Cooking With Dog is the best thing I've read about today, and the best thing I've watched this week. Did you see the dog fall off the table? I can't stop laughing. The channel is self-described as being a "YouTube cooking show featured by a canine host Francis and a mysterious Japanese Chef whose real name is not disclosed. While Chef cooks a variety of popular dishes in Japan, Francis calmly sits next to her...
- Nov 29, 2015 @ 18:27
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The Chicago Blackhawks are one of the strongest sides in the National Hockey League and will be keen to defend their Stanley Cup crown this season. The Blackhawks have won ice hockey's primary tournament in three of the last six seasons and, with a bit of luck, Chicago will fancy their chances of going all the way this year. However, they will face stiff competition from the likes of New York Rangers, Dallas Stars and Montreal Canadiens - who will all be looking to displace the current Stanley...
- Nov 26, 2015 @ 12:00
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Hiding an HIV diagnosis from a sexual partner is an awful thing to do, and can be considered illegal. Hiding an HIV diagnosis from a coworker, on the other hand, is totally fine. Unless you work in porn or in some needle-sharing emporium, you’re coworker can be left in the dark without consequence. Jenny McCarthy disagrees. McCarthy criticized Sheen on her show Dirty, Sexy Funny on SiriusXM for not disclosing his HIV when she played his love interest on Two And A Half Men. I’ve never...
- Nov 23, 2015 @ 10:27
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