An undeniable flute sample and drum kick from Birthday, pocket perfect self-motivating raps by Donnie Durag, and a sauced up-visual from Llama make “Winter in NY” a blustery borough banger. Leave the bubble at the door for Spring, but bring the energy no matter the weather.
fika returns with another lesson in love on “Don’t Say I Don’t.” The stripped back goodness is fika doing what they do they do best. Jazzy lo-fi instrumentation and songwriting that cuts straight to the heart. Find your yourself longing for love you didn’t know you were missing.
“Bebop Rocksteady” is as much a display of sheer talent as it is a testament to the friendship between Imp and Kaffo, the Sensei. The emcees rhyme about comic book villains with a back and forth banter that plays off their friendship.
With all the chaos in the world it’s easy to forget to take a moment and enjoy the sweeter things. That moment could be now and that sweetness could easily be Love Stories, a jazzy lo-fi escapade of romance and heartbreak. We sat down with fika to discuss their new EP, the meaning of love and acceptance of loss.
Emcee, performer and poet laureate Otis Mensah is existing for his art, and in a world that commodifies self-expression, that’s an act of resistance.
Tyler sat down with Nora Toutain over Zoom to discuss reconciles her Moroccan heritage, Canadian residence and the influence of the pandemic in an amazing show of adaptation. The elegant songstress’ new album, Grounding Place, Vol 1. is out now on all platforms.
Toronto singer Storry details her journey of finding what her life means to her and how she moves forward in the midst of limbo, reflecting on her past to better understand her present.
“WORTH” is a reassessment of how we place value our self-imposed bodily image expectations. Exacerbated by the pandemic, STORRY laments about the states we view ourselves in. Rapper Thurz comes in to share the male perspective with a bouncy old-school flow.
There are few constants in the world right now but luckily one of those is the inevitability of fika dropping yet another stunning jam. The British alternative producers are back with “Missing Me” Ft. Fabich and more of their energy infusing funk backing increasingly expansive vocal performances.
“Itinerant” sores on poetic verse and inspired instrumentation. Imp doesn’t mind letting listeners in their mind and ultimately their troubles. They’re someone that’s striving for better even when some of the people they’re closest to don’t understand them.