NUE: A Toronto Rapper on the upswing

March 16, 2018 | lfeesey

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Last May, local rapper NUE had only released two songs, but those in the know at Vice, Pigeons and Plane, and High Clouds took notice. After he dropped a mixtape in March 2018, PaperMag dubbed him “the Toronto rapper to keep your radar on." His music fuses rhymes and melody...

Stream Some Noise - March 2018

March 5, 2018 | Michael

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Buried near the bottom of this playlist is the song "Slime" by Hard to Kill, a local duo of Teddy Fantum and G Milla. Expected to release their debut album this year, the song feels like it is trying to push forward and pull back at the same time. It's...

Make Some Noise Seeks Emerging Musicians in the Albion Community

February 7, 2018 | Michael

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Make Some Noise is planning a concert at the Albion Branch on May 5th, 2018 and is seeking emerging musicians from the community. Make Some Noise is the Toronto Public Library’s performance series that highlights local musicians and promotes the Library’s Local Music Collection. Make Some Noise performances happen in...

6ix Rising Film Screenings

February 5, 2018 | Michael

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Toronto's hip-hop scene has gained notoriety recently thanks to the success of Drake and The Weeknd, but what is it like for an up-and-coming artist trying to make it in the competitive world of rap? The recent Noisey documentary 6ix Rising looks at the challenges faced by different artists, including...

Stream Some Noise - The Love Song Edition

February 2, 2018 | Michael

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Where would popular music be without the love song? Not that there is only one kind of love song - they range from chronicling first kisses, everlasting love, break-ups, cheating exes and everything in between. The love song is so incredibly versatile, which is perhaps why it endures as a...

Stream Some Noise - January 2018

January 15, 2018 | Michael

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Our January playlist continues to unearth some hidden gems from 2017, starting off on the softer side before slowly increasing the volume up to 11. Check out The Details by Mo Kenney, Kiddo by Jessie Reyez, Wide Open by Weaves and Any Other Way by Jackie Shane for free with...

DIY Sound Recording

December 22, 2017 | lfeesey

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Sound Recording Techniques Learn professional sound recording techniques for film, music or online applications. This seminar covers how to operate innovation hub recording equipment and offers an introduction to free use recording software. For ages 10 and up. Phone 416-394-5170 to register. Auditorium, Albion Branch, Thurs Jan 4, 6-8 p.m....

Before the 6ix - a discussion about Toronto's early hip-hop and rap

December 22, 2017 | lfeesey

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Before the 6ix Conversations on Toronto's historical hip-hop scene and classic rap albums. Moderated by Polaris Music Prize juror Del Cowie. Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Toronto Reference Library Hinton Learning Theatre 3rd floor 6ix refers to the six municipalities - Toronto, Scarborough, North York, York,...

Stream Some Noise: Songs I Almost Missed in 2017

December 13, 2017 | Michael

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Year-end lists are a guilty pleasure of mine. I love reading them, debating them and, yes, I have been known to create them. Yes, they tend to have a formula - most filled with consensus picks with a couple of esoteric options to try and establish some sense of credibility...

Stream Some Noise - November 2017

November 8, 2017 | Michael

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The Stream Some Noise playlist this month is a tour through some of Canada's hip hop finest. Starting with classic tracks from Maestro Fresh Wes and Dream Warriors and ending with Drake (of course), this is a quick overview of a history of Canadian hip-hop. The songs below can be...