Category Archives: Toronto

SONG OF THE DAY DJ Format & Abdominal – No Time

Released in 2017, Still Hungry was one of my favourite albums of the year and it’s status lives on! I still rate this record as one of my favourites!!  Originally released in April 2017  the album was a monster success and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Abdominal and The Obliques – Hot Cross Buns

In need of some serious cheering up tonight I found myself seeking refuge and smiles in Hot Cross Buns, a track from Toronto rapper Andy Bernstein’s, (aka Abdominal) 2012 album, Sitting Music.  Known for his extraordinary breath control and fun raps, this album was an … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Grand Analog – Mutations (feat. Posdnuos of De La Soul)

Fronted by Odario Williams, Canadian hip hoppers Grand Analog are a band that seamlessly fuse R&B, jazz, reggae and rock into their very own style of hip hop that Williams has fittingly described as “rap’n’roll!”  Joined by Warren Bray, Alister Johnson, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY DJ Format & Abdominal – Dirt (Abdominal & The Obliques Remix)

As if it wasn’t funky enough that DJ Format & Abdominal released what has become one of my favourite albums of the year so far, the dynamic duo have now shared a remix version of their fantastic Still Hungry LP. Originally … Continue reading

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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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