Legendary DJ Mark Farina behind Mushroom Jazz

Legendary DJ Mark Farina behind Mushroom Jazz

In the world of DJs, Mark Farina is something of a legend. A leader during the rise of house music in the late ‘80s, Farina has etched himself a spot in the pantheon of all-time greats. From playing epic eight-hour set brick parties in Chicago to diplomatic events in...
Canadian DJ The Gaff balances more than music

Canadian DJ The Gaff balances more than music

Mike Gaffney (better known as The Gaff) is one of Canada’s pre-eminent sources of funky good tunes, and he is a man of many passions. While many know him as a DJ extraordinaire, he reaches far beyond the party sets that have made him a mainstay in the DJ community. “I...
Get weird with Buck 65

Get weird with Buck 65

I want to call Buck 65 the most interesting man in Canadian hip-hop, but that wouldn’t be doing him justice. He is a strong candidate for the most interesting man in hip-hop—anywhere. For more than two decades, Buck 65 has been challenging fans, daring them to not...

Rifflandia: a hip-hop wrap-up

The first two nights of Rifflandia delivered a full slate of top-shelf hip hop. Thursday night, warmed up by Numero Group (which is really just two label owners playing tracks from their impressive eponymous label), saw the rise of the Rappers with Broken Dental as...