Category Archives: Toronto

SONG OF THE DAY Jackie Shane – Cruel Cruel World

Well, Jackie Shane may have found the world a cruel, cruel place, but the day she released this song and cast out her magic, the earth was far less dark!  This is a big and beautiful song! Originally from Nashville, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY BADBADBADNOTGOOD – Speaking Gently

BADBADNOTGOOD have featured in many a LP blog post over the last year or so, their experimental sounds providing many a pleasurable listen.  Regretfully I’ve yet to see them live, but did manage to catch the last part of their … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY DJ Format & Abdominal – Diamond Hammer

When it comes to hip hop/rap I’m very selective in what I like to listen to, but Andy Bernstein (aka Abdominal) and Matt Ford ( aka DJ Format) encapsulate the perfect combination of inventive funky tunes, stomping beats and engaging … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Abdominal and The Obliques – Sock Hop

Toronto rapper Andy Bernstein, aka Abdominal, featured today’s song on his 2012 album, Sitting Music.  Best known for his extraordinary breath control and fun raps, this album was an experimental venture for the hip hop artist who sought to incorporate … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY DJ Format & Abdominal – Behind The Scenes

Andy Bernstein (Abdominal) and Matt Ford (DJ Format) have been making music together for the last 14 years, entertaining crowds from all over the world with their funky hip hop sounds. Now, the duo have returned and are about to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY BADBADNOTGOOD – Time Moves Slow

Last week I was drawn to the jazz-hop charms of Toronto’s BADBADNOTGOOD and less than a week later I have returned… Ahead of their forthcoming studio album IV, due on July 8 via Innovative Leisure, the band have already shared a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY DJ Format and Abdominal – Reflective Meditation Rhymes

For me this is a new discovery but these artists have been making great sounds for over a decade! Andy Bernstein, aka Abdominal, originates from Toronto, Canada and is a hip hop/ rap artist who has been releasing music since … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Shy Kids – ® o c k e t s

“Life is sweet when everything is made of candy…until things go sour” This is the bittersweet message that the Toronto-based band Shy Kids want to get across in their brand new single, “® o c k e t s”.  Taken … Continue reading

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