Top 50 of 2016: Part 3 (30-21)

30. Run The Jewels – Run the Jewels 3 Release date: December 25, 2016  Hip-hop power-duo El-P and Killer Mike spent most of 2016 riding the success of last year’s RJT2, while also teasing fans and hinting at third album sometime in the future. And along with Santa Claus’ arrival bringing gifts, the veteran pair left their third instalment under the trees of fans with a free download on Christmas morning. Sneaking their way onto the Top 50, Run the Jewels have held on to their hard-hitting combination. With El-P once again…

July Talk – Beck + Call (Official Music Video)

With their sensational record Touch already making waves just a little over a week after its release, July Talk have shared their latest single “Beck + Call” and its stunning visual accompaniment. Maintaining their black and white aesthetic to compliment their vocal contrasting, the new music video blends together the song’s theme and movement in exhilarating fashion. Co-vocalist Leah Fay explains: “We set out to create a movement piece that explored the song’s themes regarding the common unbalance of power dynamics in modern relationships. The main thesis in the song culminates when we…

In No Particular Order – September 9, 2016

Although our calendars point out the official first day of fall, there are more tangible tell-tale signs of the changing of the seasons. Some people decide summer is over based on the colour of the leaves, or the scent of pumpkin spice lattes, or even the early-sent Halloween decorations littering stores, and some might even play weatherman and decide the dropping temperatures signal the commencement of autumn. However, the true marker of the end of summer is that my iTunes library doubles in size. June, July, and August are skinny…

July Talk – Push + Pull (Official Music Video)

Ever since their formation in 2012, Toronto alternative-blues rock group July Talk have been altering the alternative music scene with their distinct sound and peculiar theatrics. Lead by vocalists Leah Fay and Peter Dreimanis and their mysterious relationship, July Talk are following up their sensational self-titled 2012 debut with Touch. The sophomore album will be out September 9th, but the band shared the dynamic lead single “Push + Pull” back in April. Now, the “sinister-disco” track has its visual accompaniment, following in traditional July Talk fashion. Continuing with the band’s black and white…