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A bi-weekly show where The Festival Lawyer (AKA Cameron Bowman) and DJ Lazer Beahm (AKA Jason Beahm) discuss legal topics and trends surrounding the festival and nightlife communities. "What do I do if a police officer wants to search my bag?" "When do the police need a search warrant to search my car?" "If my friend is having a bad trip and I take her to the medical tent, will I get arrested?" Answers to these questions, and much more, will be revealed on the 'Ask The Festival Lawyer' Podcast.
 
Produced and hosted by two self-professed music nerds, this.broken.mixtape is an interview-based podcast that explores how music can play a vital and meaningful role in our lives. Every episode, Justin Lee and Jeff Woo interview exciting personalities from all walks of life, including musicians, artists, writers, comedians, chefs and entrepreneurs. Guests recount their personal relationship with music and the memorable events that have become synonymous with specific songs, albums and artist ...
 
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It's hard to believe that hip-hop/R&B artist Ro Joaquim wasn't always confident about his vocals. His richly textured voice has a buoyant quality that soars above the atmospheric production of songs like "Touchdown", "Inner Peace", and "Water Fights". Guest co-host Chelsey Bennett (aka Sey Blu) and I talked to Ro about learning how to pivot during …
 
As DJs and promoters, the Gillespie Brothers have thrown some of the best parties in Toronto for nearly two decades. But with the pandemic shutting down all parties for the unforeseen future, Dave and Ray have been forced to pivot like many of us. Together with my former co-host, Jeff Woo, we talk to the Gillespie Brothers about what they've been l…
 
Since quietly opening its doors in the spring of 2011, Poetry Jazz Cafe has become a popular live jazz, funk, and soul venue in the heart of Toronto's Kensington Market. However, like most music venues around the world, Poetry was forced to temporarily close in mid-March to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. And while it was able to resume its…
 
Pop Music is an independent record store located in the East Chinatown district of Toronto. Owner Derek Antonio, who was previously the GM of the now-defunct HMV Superstore, offers a less-judgy crate-digging experience compared to some of his competitors. I talked to Derek about adapting to a new business model during the pandemic, building his mus…
 
The women-led Toronto band OKAN seamlessly blend their Afro-Cuban roots with jazz, folk, and international flavours. Their music evokes a great deal of passion, so it's rather fitting that their namesake stems from the word for heart in the Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria. I talked to band leaders and real-life couple Elizabeth Rodriguez and Magdel…
 
Minzi Roberta is a woman of many hats, including DJ, promoter, writer, filmmaker, and designer. As the co-founder of the arts and music collective Kuruza, Minzi has thrown some of the hottest parties in the last two years. On S5E03, I talk to Minzi about growing up in Japan as a biracial person, the importance of listening to a playlist in order, a…
 
project that features lo-fi dream vocals and minimalistic beats. As one-half of indie art-rock duo Lilla Drömland, Pallas Athene explores the theme of man vs machine in an increasingly dystopian world. We talk to Breanna about her new self-titled EP; meeting her musical hero, Massive Attack's 3D; and being the musical black sheep of her family.…
 
After archiving hundreds of Toronto concert flyers on Instagram, Daniel Tate teamed up with music professor and historian Rob Bowman to expand the project into a comprehensive book. Published by Dundurn Press, "The Flyer Vault: 150 Years of Toronto Concert History" is a fascinating exploration of the city's most seminal live music shows. We talk to…
 
Toronto lo-fi, hip-hop/punk band M.I.N.D. conjures the sounds of early N.E.R.D., Rage Against The Machine, and the Beastie Boys. Tweens Mazin (vocals), Oscar (drums), and Wolf (keyboard) formed the band four years ago after meeting at an alternative elementary school. We talk to the boys about their disparate musical influences, their debut EP Fire…
 
As the executive director of Regent Park School of Music, the man behind experimental pop project Friendly Rich, and the host/producer of Industry Tactics podcast, Richard Marsella wears many hats. He's set to release his 11th studio album with accompanying music video, which will premiere at Friendly Rich's Indie Arts Festival on November 2nd. We …
 
The Awesome Music Project is a Canadian fundraising initiative designed to further research relating to music's profound impact on mental health. Through their new book and a series of events, the nonprofit is spreading awareness on how music can reduce stress, ease depression in the youth, improve the quality of life for dementia patients and even…
 
Darby Wheeler is an accomplished television producer and filmmaker whose credits include The Strombo Show and Matty Matheson's Dead Set on Life. His latest project, Hip-Hop Evolution, is an award-winning Netflix docu-series that profiles the history of hip-hop music through in-depth interviews with influential artists. We talk to Darby about assumi…
 
Turntablist and producer DJ Cosmo started as a scratch DJ in the early 2000s, winning the Halifax DMC Competition, before moving on to become the first Canadian Redbull3style Champ in 2009. As the backup Dj / musical coordinator for rapper Azealia Banks, he has performed at major festivals around the world including Coachella, Glastonbury, and Loll…
 
Atlanta's The APX is an electro-funk duo comprised of married couple Dee and Erika Rhodes. The duo is as equally inspired by funk staples like Zapp and The Gap Band as they are by more contemporary electronic acts like Kaytranada and Chromeo. I talk to Dee and Erika about their sophomore album Amplified Experiment, drawing the attention of Teddy Ri…
 
Toronto singer-songwriter Charlotte Cornfield combines confessional lyrics with a conversational vocal delivery, reminiscent of icons like Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young. Having studied jazz drumming at Concordia University, she is well-versed in a myriad of other instruments, including piano, guitar and French horn. Guest co-host Tara Kan…
 
As an emcee, producer and one-third of hip-hop group The Sorority, Brampton's Haviah Mighty is a force to be reckoned with. Her solo debut record 13th Floor showcases her versatile delivery and flow, raw lyricism, and innovative production chops. Justin spoke to Haviah about her album being shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize, experiencing raci…
 
To celebrate the two-year anniversary of This Broken Mixtape, we held a live storytelling event in early July. The event features a talented lineup of musicians, comedians and music industry players, including David Hayman, Tara Kannangara, Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll, Maya Killtron, DJ Cosmo, Rhiannon Archer, Gaurav Sawhney, Chelsey Bennett, and Big N…
 
Harnessing a true nomadic spirit, DJ/producer Dre Ngozi has always been moved by music spanning countries and cultures around the world. In any given set, you'll hear her spin everything from classic hip-hop and R&B, to island riddims and Afrobeat, to electro and house, and everything in-between. Guest co-host Tara and I talk to Dre about her humbl…
 
Louis-Philippe Celestin, otherwise known as Lou Phelps, is a Montreal rapper and producer. Hip hop heads first took notice in 2011 when Phelps and his older brother -- producer Kaytranada -- released their first album as The Celestics. Since then, the Haitian-Canadian brothers have gone on to pursue their own solo careers. We talked to Lou about hi…
 
Singer-songwriter Sasha Sloan was only a few months into her studies at Boston's Berklee College of Music before she signed a publishing deal. After a few years of living in Los Angeles -- writing for some of the biggest pop artists in music -- she decided to focus her energy on her own singing career. We spoke to Sasha about writing for artists li…
 
Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll is man of many hats: comedian, actor, singer, and a self-professed 'Filterhead'. He currently stars in Kim's Convenience and Northern Rescue, and is releasing his first comedy music album this spring. We sat down with Rodrigo to talk about his obsession with Venom, how he's convinced several people he is Adam Duritz of the C…
 
Singer-songwriter Taylor Upsahl, aka UPSAHL, started playing guitar and piano at the tender age of 5. Influenced by a wide range of artists, including The Shins, Spoon, Lorde and Beyonce, she decided to postpone her college plans to move to L.A. to pursue a music career. We sat down with UPSAHL to discuss her new EP Hindsight 20/20, how falling in …
 
Brooklyn indie-pop duo Wet seamlessly blends synthpop, folk, soft rock and '90s R&B sounds into a melancholic gumbo. Their sophomore record, Still Run, builds on their emotional-pop sound with 10 songs that embody an overwhelming sense of loss. We sat down with lead singer-songwriter Kelly Zutrau to talk about how their co-founding member's departu…
 
Montreal singer-songwriter Daniela Andrade began performing and posting originals and covers on YouTube a decade ago. With more than 1.7 million YouTube subscribers, she's cultivated an impressive career that includes three EPs and extensive touring around the world. We sat down with Daniela to talk about transitioning from a YouTube singer to a bo…
 
Juno-nominated vocalist and trumpeter Tara Kannangara marries traditional jazz with the more accessible sounds of pop, electronic and musical theatre. Hailing from Chilliwack, BC, she studied classical piano and singing before eventually moving to Toronto to pursue jazz studies at the University of Toronto. We sat down with Tara at her Little Italy…
 
Working as a retail, exhibition and studio space, Toronto's Souvenir celebrates emerging designers, makers and artists in a collective, gallery-inspired setting. The contemporary design store carries a range of products, including ceramics, home goods, jewellery, accessories, textiles, perfumes, candles, skin and body care, stationary, art, and boo…
 
In just five short years, Toronto-bred Harrison has become one of Canada's most innovative producers. Initially inspired by anime and video game soundtracks, the 23-year-old has already released two albums -- the first of which was nominated for a Juno award. We sat down with Harrison to talk about how his musician parents instilled in him a sense …
 
For over a decade, self-proclaimed "not-so-successful to moderately successful band" Teenanger has been a mainstay of Toronto's post-punk scene. With five albums under their belt, the four-piece's latest record Teenager is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the band's commonly-misread name. We sat down with Teenanger's Chris Swimmings (vocals) and Stev…
 
Over the past 15 years, Dan Boeckner has become a well-known fixture of the North American indie-rock scene. As one of the main members of Wolf Parade, Operators, Divine Fits, and the now-defunct Handsome Furs, he shows no signs of slowing down with new Operators and Wolf Parade albums set for release this year. We caught up with Dan before the sol…
 
On season closer S2E28, Jeff and Justin discuss the year in music, including the top news stories, concerts, singles and albums. The guys also share some of their personal insights and memories related to music throughout the year. This Broken Mixtape will return with Season 3 on January 10, 2019, featuring a new bi-weekly format.…
 
Wild Nothing frontman Jack Tatum started his then-solo dream pop project making low-fi recordings in his college dorm room at Virginia Tech. The band's fourth record, Indigo, leans more into Tatum's new wave influences. Thematically, the album explores how love and relationships have shifted in the digital age. We sat down with Tatum before their p…
 
For nearly 15 years, Model Citizen in Toronto's Kensington Market has been a popular menswear boutique for the cool and sophisticated gentleman. With an assortment of Canadian labels and hip graphic T's, the store certainly lives up to its motto 'You Deserve a Better (Dressed) Boyfriend)'. We sat down with owner Julian Finkel to discuss the rock n'…
 
Record collector fanatic Logan Melissa is perhaps best known by her Instagram handle HeightFiveSeven. It all started on Thanksgiving 2012 when Logan posted a photo of herself recreating the album cover of Minnie Riperton's Adventures In Paradise. Six years later, her Instagram page has managed to build an impressive following of nearly 55,000 fans.…
 
Toronto animator and illustrator Amika Cooper, better known as BlackPowerBarbie, creates art that celebrates feminism and Afrocentrism in a playful way. She's earned several notable commissions this year, including the Gardiner Museum's Yoko Ono-inspired installation, an animated spot for TIFF's Black Star programme, and a trailer for Shad's A Shor…
 
Almost a decade ago, rappers Flynt Flossy and Whatchyamacallit founded Turquoise Jeep Records, an independent hip hop label and group. Carving out a genre they self-describe as "Existing Musical Beings", the Jeep is known for viral music videos like "Lemme Smang It", "Fried Or Fertilized", and "Sex Syrup". We sat down with the homies -- Flynt Floss…
 
Sam Owens is a New York-based singer-songwriter, musician and producer who records under the moniker Sam Evian. His sophomore album, “You, Forever”, was just released in June. Recorded in a small house in the woods in Woodstock, New York, the album was inspired by a life-altering road trip across America. We sat down with Sam Evian to talk about ho…
 
Dr. Chayim Newman is a clinical psychologist that uses various therapeutic methods to treat difficulties with anxiety and stress, mood and depression, relationships, chronic or stress-related medical illness, and other psychological/emotional issues. With over two decades of experience as a touring performer, event producer, and artist liaison, he …
 
When Dudebox co-founders Said Yassin and Ahmad Taib first began throwing parties at their Chinatown loft in 2007, they had no idea that they would grow into a social enterprise. Over the past decade, they've raised nearly $200,000 for various charities by throwing a series of legendary parties in unconventional Toronto spaces. We sat down with the …
 
Music journalist-turned-digital producer Anupa Mistry has been writing about music and culture for over a decade. Her work has appeared in Pitchfork, VICE, Rolling Stone, NYMag/Vulture, The Guardian, and The Globe & Mail. In part 2 of our interview, we talk to Anupa about the cultural impact of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, recording songs off t…
 
Music journalist-turned-digital producer, Anupa Mistry has been writing about music and culture for over a decade. Her work has appeared in Pitchfork, VICE, Rolling Stone, NYMag/Vulture, The Guardian, and The Globe & Mail. In part 1 of our interview, we talk to Anupa about how she first got into music journalism, the infamous Pitchfork rating syste…
 
Musician Aerin Fogel decided to create Venus Fest after recognizing an inherent need for a safe space where women and non-binary musical artists as well as music fans could thrive in. Now in its second year, the Toronto music festival and concert series will be held September 20-22 with headliners Moor Mother, Zola Jesus, Bully and Partner. We sat …
 
Singer-songwriter/Model Kaya Wilkins, aka Okay Kaya, recorded the majority of her debut record in her Brooklyn apartment. The ethereal, melancholic bedroom-pop album delves into themes of racial identity, sexuality, insecurity, and mental health. We talked to Kaya over the phone about the benefits of recording in her own home, playing White Stripes…
 
In celebration of their first year anniversary, we recount some of our favourite stories from interviews over the past year. In the third volume of our retrospective episodes, we share clips from guests Moon Eyed, CATL, Bodega, Shilpa Ray, Tammy Yiu, Simone Ferkul, Big Norm, Snail Mail, Moscow Apartment, In Vintage We Trust, Maylee Todd, Sugar Brow…
 
In celebration of our first year anniversary, we share some of our favourite stories about memorable albums from our childhood discussed in interviews over the past year. In the second volume of this retrospective series, we share clips from guests Eric Spitznagel, The Gillespie Brothers, Aisha Brown, Wafia, Lauren Pirie, Tanika Charles, Jonas Bonn…
 
In celebration of our first year anniversary and the 50th milestone episode, we look back at some of our favourite mixtape stories from past episodes. You'll hear from Common Holly, David Hayman, Rhiannon Archer, Kip Berman, Kohji Nagata, Blue Sky Miners, Japanese Breakfast, Malin Johnson, Lilla Drömland, and Trevor LaRocque, along with samples of …
 
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