I, The Mountain Bring Waves to New Single

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I, the Mountain’s new song “The Boat” showcases everything fans have come to expect from the Southern Ontario band. It’s a high energy indie-folk track with crisp production, anthemic choruses, and clever hooks.

recognized by their crisp harmonies, clever hooks, and high-energy performances, I, the Mountain has built a loyal and growing following across Southern Ontario. Formed in 2012, while attending Trent University in Peterborough, ON, I, The Mountain quickly became a household name across the city. As well-known Canadian artists toured through town, they established themselves as the staple openers for acts such as The Strumbellas, The Wooden Sky, and Elliot Brood. Now, as the band moves on from their lives in Peterborough, they continue to grow their fanbase in Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto, and beyond. Fresh off their recent studio collaborations with Canadian music icons Simon Ward (The Strumbellas) and Jonas Bonetta (Evening Hymns) I, the Mountain is set to bring their trademark indie-folk sound to mainstages across Canada.

Listen in here: https://soundcloud.com/ithemountain/the-boat/s-6yZip

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DIEMETIC Is Back with 2 New Singles To Warm Up Your Spring

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Canadian duo Andrew Heffernan and Ryan Paddle, the brainchilds behind the Bass House group Diemetic, have released two long tracks off their anticipated EP, “Gameboy,” and “Dip Em,” for your listening pleasure. With strong drops, fist pumping beats and prominent vocals, we fall head over heels for the eclectic group once again. “Gameboy,” features Hypesetterz, an up and comer in the music scene which helps to bring the track to life. This definitely helps to get the party started. A first time collab of Diemetic and Hypesetterz, we hope to hear more from them together, sooner than later.

 

“Dip Em” features Eff That, which helps to drop another banger on the EP. The unique mixture brings underground to ground level, leaving you craving more for what Diemetic has up their sleeve next. Drawing from influences such as Ephwurd, Dustycloud, and Joyryde, Diemetic are increasingly making a name on their own. On the way of already becoming one of the hottest acts to hit the ground running in the past 5 years, let’s dive into this one!

Listen to “Gameboy”

https://soundcloud.com/diemetic/diemetic-x-hypesetters-gameboy/s-24hPx  

Listen to “Dip Em”
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Video Voyeur: 3Qs with MGSP

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MGSP is a pure synergy of modern electronic music and rock&roll roots consisting of childhood best friends, Gregg Sgar and Matt Pelosi. The duo who are a product of experimentation, are already on their way of playing an essential role in the evolution of music for generations to come. MGSP fearlessly pushes boundaries by blending sounds of rock, pop, EDM, r&b, industrial, and hip hop while paying respect to who came before them. Sharing their new video “Signs,” we dig a little deeper to the group and the process of making their latest masterpiece, below.

 

Tell us the story of this song, why did you choose to visualize this song specifically?

Signs is about struggling with depression and the day to day routine. Having to face this disease ourselves, and seeing it take control of our loved one’s lives caused this song to pour out. It talks about the beauty that we have found in the dark. All of the lessons that stick and some of the greatest wisdom & art have come to us from our
struggles and our loved one’s struggles. All of it, the good and the bad, have a place in our personal lives and journeys. We’d like to showcase Signs to anyone dealing with depression, or trying to stay
mentally and physically balanced.

 

What was the inspiration behind this video (visuals, storyline, etc.)?

This video tells the story of a young girl who, on the outside, seems like she lives a great life. Having a beautiful penthouse apartment, awesome boyfriend, standard job, you would never expect that she is
balancing the weight of the universe on her shoulders. Mental illness comes in all forms, and it takes no prisoners. Just because it looks like someone is doing great on the outside doesn’t mean they aren’t struggling on the inside. Through personal experience, we wanted to depict a normal day in the life of this young girl and showcase the results of holding in those dark thoughts and emotions when you are alone.

 

What was the process of making this video?

Having the crew at Magna7 Media is a blessing. Director Devin Lyons and Producer Erdi Demirbulakli fully understood our message/vision and
interpreted it their own way to ultimately create this cinematic adventure. We couldn’t have chosen a better actress for the video either. Liv Perry lived the role of this troubled girl. The team got
together weeks before we shot and storyboarded the video, although
Magna7 did shoot a good portion of it unscripted. We shot the video
sporadically over a month period whenever we could get into a specific
location and/or whenever the weather was right for the scene.


 

Jon Stancer Goes the Distance on New Single

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Jon Stancer is a singer-songwriter and musician who has steadily found his way onto our radar. His songs comprise and embrace a variety of popular styles, having been compared to those by artists as diverse as the Style Council, George Harrison, Belle and Sebastian and Noel Gallagher. His debut album, ‘For The Birds’ was released in June, 2017 and spawned the singles ‘Dance In The Sun’, ‘Take The Bait’ and ‘Now That Summer Is Gone’, which reached the #1 spot on the L.A.-based New Music Weekly Indie chart, and landed in the top 10 on its Hot 100 chart alongside such luminary artists as Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 and Ariana Grande (go figure). In November of 2018, Jon released the single, ‘Not Far From The Truth’, a sharp rebuke of the Trump administration and its plethora of deceptions, and a rallying cry to support the unfairly vilified media. The manic video for the song, featuring “POTUS (and a few other wacky characters)”, is fast approaching 20K YouTube views, and with his new single, ‘Can’t Get It By You’ we find ourselves head over heals for Jon Stancer.t

Listen in to his new single, here: https://soundcloud.com/jonstancer/cant-get-it-by-you/s-mV2nU

Auvic Gives Inspiration with New Single

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In his newest single, “Inspire”, off of his upcoming album, Soulfire: Insight, Auvic brings to life the incredible story of a young warlord’s id, ego/superego and the battle between them all. In an unexpectedly complex story, Auvic’s music seems to effortlessly bring an incredibly clear message.

Sonically, this track takes control within the first few seconds, with an immediate electric guitar intro, and an even more captivating beat that runs through the majority of the song. Auvic makes listeners feel as though they are running in their dreams, but their feet don’t seem to be taking them anywhere. This is exactly what he intended for this track, and he absolutely nailed it.

“Inspire is about the birth of a warlord obsessed with beauty in death…” Auvic paints the picture of a warlord who goes into dream mode after fainting, and finds himself face to face with a shadow of himself (the id) trying to kill a dove (the superego). The dove holds the power of compassion within the young child, and so the only way to destroy the compassion, is to destroy the dove.

After the child reluctantly listens to its id, the dove is killed. The boy awakens and is brought back to consciousness, and finds that what happened in his dream has become a reality. He no longer has compassion, but rather an impenetrable will to get revenge.

This tracks brings us into the complex and creative mind of Auvic, as it makes listeners think deeply about themselves, and the story of the warlord, and the track itself. As if we aren’t already intrigued enough, we cannot wait to hear more from Auvic and his upcoming album.

Listen to the new single, here: https://soundcloud.com/auvicmusic/inspire


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Video Voyeur: 3Qs with The Dangerous

 

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Hailing from California, meet The Dangerous. The band who have been making big waves with their new video for “Gangsta,” shows their raw and honest side, bringing to life their journey both in music and in life. The Indie-Reggae infused band bring a dash of light to the table, which will draw your attention as it has ours. Gearing up to release their debut album, The Dangerous are ones to keep an eye on. We speak to The Dangerous as we go a bit deeper into “Gangsta”…

Tell us the story of this song, why did you choose to visualize this song specifically?
Edgar – This song reflects parts of growing up in San Jose, CA for both Keviano and myself. We used to live down the street from each other on 33rd street. This is where we started jamming with friends in my garage. So the song is just a small glimpse of what it was like for us growing up skateboarding and playing music. We didn’t really choose to visualize for this song, it kind of just fell together on its own. Keviano originally thought of the idea of filming at the skatepark but Matt Freiheit was the mastermind behind the magic. He filmed and directed the video. So big thanks to him and everybody that showed up at the park that day.

What was the inspiration behind this video(visuals, storyline, etc.)?

Edgar – The inspiration was just to film something cool really. This was the first music video the band had ever shot so we were just stoked to be there filming. There wasn’t a set storyline. Matt just directed us on the go. It was all improv.

What was the process of making this video?

– Keviano thought of the idea of filming at a skatepark and pitched it to Matt (director)
– Matt loved the idea
– We created an event on facebook and invited a bunch of people
-People showed up and we filmed for about 2 hours
-Matt went on to edit and produce the video
-We loved the end result
 
Edgar – It was such a smooth process. There was no creative tugging or difficult hurdles. We’re very fortunate to be surrounded by creative and open minded artists.