Curated Spotify playlist made by Eboshi, Contra, and DJ EggLad of Cartel Madras. Cartel Madras, while primarily creating trap, has always tried to channel a variety of distinct experiences and sonic influences in our work. This playlist then naturally became an eclectic mashup of everything from Japanese alt rock to some of our new hip hop favourites.
By Sara Kuefler. Abraham Lake, the beautifully immersive new EP by Calgary chillwave artist and YYC Music Award EDM Recording of the Year nominee DeadDeer (aka Brent Rossall), will transport you. This makes sense considering when the artist first began making electronic tracks of his own in Red Deer, several years back, he found them a means to escape circumstances that were not bringing personal happiness.
Story and photos by Sara Kuefler. The first thing you might notice about Jay Coda Walker is his signature hairstyle, which you will see featured in his logo. Love the hair immediately or not, do not stop there, I caution you, because once you start looking deeper you will begin to understand the significance of what exists beneath.
Story and photos by Sara Kuefler. A tune spontaneously dabbled in on a solitary piano in the middle of the floor of the unoccupied Calgary Opera; a magnificent main stage festival show, with The Dark creating undulating layers to lift Reuben Bullock’s vocals and guitar; a depth of feeling that remains vivid and heartbreaking weeks or months hence. With experiences such as these, it becomes clear that something otherworldly is present in the artist.
Story by Colton O’Reilly When I get in my car to go to work in the morning, I look forward to two things: hearing the BBC news at 8:00 a.m. sharp, and listening to soothing driving music right after to enjoy on my short commute. This has become somewhat of a tradition for me as it sets my days off on such a good note.