20 albums we loved in 2016 (that didn’t come out in 2016).
Categories: Albums, Features • Tags: Bob Moses, Bruce Cockburn, Buffy Sainte-Marie, CTZNSHP, Daniel Romano, Destroyer, Dralms, Klaatu, Last Ex, Majical Cloudz, Paint, Simone Denny, Teenage Head, The Autumn Stones, The Ballantynes, The Dears, U.S. Girls, We Are The City, Whitehorse, Young Galaxy
#2016sucksbutnotthemusic. DOMINIONATED’s Favourite 50 of 2016.
Categories: Albums, Features • Tags: A Tribe Called Red, Adrian Teacher and The Subs, Aidan Knight, Alcrete, Andy Shauf, Arkells, B-17, BADBADNOTGOOD, Bart, Basia Bulat, Bear Mountain, Black Mountain, Casey Mecija, Charlotte Day Wilson, Daniel Romano, DVSN, EONS, Eschaton, Gold and Shadow, Gord Downie, Hannah Georgas, Jean-Michel Blais, Jenny Berkel, Jessy Lanza, John K. Samson, Kaytranada, Kirsten Ludwig, Leonard Cohen, Lido Pimienta, Monomyth, Nap Eyes, Nennen, Operators, Orkestar Kriminal, Preoccupations, PUP, Royal Canoe, Sam Shalabi, Sam Weber, Scott Orr, Tanya Tagaq, The Cosmic Range, The Highest Order, The Weeknd, The Wet Secrets, Tim Hecker, TUNS, Un Blonde, White Lung, WTCHS
The Haiduks’ Christian Richer and his label, Kinnta Records, may never sell a million records, or make the holy grail of year-end best-of lists, but they make the indisputable argument that in 2016, making records is less about retail sales and more about relationship-building.
As fans, we get a lot from music. Solace. Sympathy. Support. Strength. It’s heartwarming to hear stories about fans being able to return the favour, or as in the case of Treeline Recordings’ Taking It To Heart compilation, paying that kindness forward.
Psychologists could write essays and volumes on opener “Paper Mask ‘16” alone. As a statement of intent, it lays all Alex Bent + the Emptiness’s cards on the table early while holding back the tricks (and treats) of Dead, In The Water, until later.
Every one of us has the wherewithal to join the Halluci Nation; there’s no entrance exam or oath that needs to be memorized. You just need to open your mind to the truth. You need to open your eyes to reality. And you need to open your heart to love.
If ever there were evidence of ‘the new normal’, Montreal based producer and DJ Kaytranada (Louis Kevin Celestin to his friends and family) is it. Count him among a small handful that instinctively knew how to harness the possibilities of SoundCloud, posting remixes and original beats up and courting attention of some heavy hitters who […]