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Montreal gold: She’s Got a Habit – Blindfold Test EP (free download)

In music, posse on 2010/07/23 at 1:25 pm

She's Got a Habit is Martin Rodriguez, Emma Frank and Andy Bauer

I remember sitting down with vocalist Emma Frank and producer Martin Rodriguez a few summers ago at a cafe by my old apartment to talk about a project they were working on. She’s Got a Habit is that project, a production rich, melancholy creep that features the haunting vocals of Emma as the center of attention. Now, this is clearly something that MTL has yet to produce: deep, subtle and soulful vocals backed with strong production and great songwriting. Comparisons to Little Dragon certainly can’t hurt this solid team, but I believe their unique sound can only grow into something much more powerful and engaging than it already is. Please check them out and let me know what you think. We’ll be watching them rise to the top…

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Inbeat Record Store R.I.P – Christian Pronovost breaks it down

In music, news, posse on 2010/07/22 at 11:10 am

Christian Pronovost

AFTER PROVIDING FOR OVER 20 YEARS MONTREAL’S DJ COMMUNITY + MUSIC AFICIONADOS WITH SOME OF THE MOST MEMORABLE UNDERGROUND ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC – INBEAT RECORD STORE IS CLOSING ITS DOORS ON JULY 18TH. 2010

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XTOTL Worldwide’s blasts from the past

In art/design on 2010/07/22 at 9:48 am

I meant to write about New Zealand born illustrator and designer Toby Morris a long time ago, but ended up getting sidetracked by his work. On his blog, XTOTL Worldwide, he’s in the process of immortalizing characters from his own life in a project called “200 People I Used to Know.” Read the rest of this entry »

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