Rap

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Ottawa’s unlikely duo, Pei & The Joynt, inspire music fans

Unexpected Ottawa rap duo, Pei & The Joynt, came together because of a shared musical passion. The 40-year-old and 14-year-old

  • 2020
  • February 16, 2020
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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
  • November 13, 2019
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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

  • 2019
  • October 4, 2019
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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
  • July 4, 2019
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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
  • June 20, 2019
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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

  • 2019
  • February 10, 2019
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USS, The Elwins and Shotty Horroh take over Algonquin Commons Theatre

USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker), The Elwins and Shotty Horroh brought the Bonavista Tour to Ottawa on Monday night as they

  • 2018
  • October 24, 2018
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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
  • August 21, 2018
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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 26, 2018
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Francoville: Osheaga débarque en ville

D’emblée, j’ai toujours ressenti un mélange d’amour et de haine pour le festival de musique et d’arts Osheaga qui se

  • 2018
  • July 18, 2018
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