hip hop

  • 2019
  • November 13, 2019

New Music: Dérives by Squerl Noir

When so many are turning to trap and auto-tune, Squerl Noir‘s sound on his debut EP Dérives feels stripped down

  • 2019
  • October 4, 2019

New Video: Mille Feux by SQUERL NOIR

Local francophone rapper, slam poet and beatmaker SQUERL NOIR is back with a captivating new video for “Mille Feux” off

Gallery: Loud and Koriass at Festival L’Outaouais en fête

Photo by Antoine Cassart Rappers Loud and Koriass dazzled the crowd at the Festival L’Outaouais en fête in Gatineau a

  • 2019
  • June 20, 2019

Night Lovell’s Raucous Hometown Show at Algonquin Commons Theatre

Photo by Kevin Daly – Algonquin Commons Theatre The first thing I noticed when I arrived at the Algonquin Commons

  • 2019
  • February 10, 2019

Megaphono: The Sorority, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Nile Groove and Subtle Curves

On the second night of Megaphono I was able to bounce around to a couple of venues and check out

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  • 2018
  • November 20, 2018

Contest: Win tickets to Shad + TAPAS Nov. 22

Shad is back in the game, and he’s returning to the nation’s capital on November 22nd alongside local hip hop

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  • 2018
  • August 21, 2018

Ottawa is having an urban music renaissance

Kevin Bourne is the co-founder and Editor of SHIFTER Magazine, a hub for people with strong ideas, discerning tastes in culture,

  • 2018
  • July 26, 2018

New Music: Buck n’ Nice – EMAG

Hip hop is like any other genre in the music industry. There are some real artists that work hard and

  • 2018
  • July 18, 2018

Bluesfest Day 7: Noname, Blue Rodeo & more

As Bluesfest rolled along, the much-anticipated seventh day finally arrived. Chicago rapper Noname was definitely one of the buzz acts

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Review + Gallery: Bluesfest Day 2

BROCKHAMPTON, hereafter styled “Brockhampton,” were in Ottawa on Friday night, with a diverse and complex boy band show. They even