Music Monday | Tennis' "Small Sound"

Music Monday | Tennis' "Small Sound"

01.08.17

Our weekly Music Monday is made to share the tunes we are playing in the store. This week, Tennis' Small Sound EP  is what we're loving. Easy indie pop tunes.
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January 08, 2018 by ZANE .
Tags: sounds
All we want for Christmas is...SOPHIE JONES

All we want for Christmas is...SOPHIE JONES

A SOPHIE JONES CHRISTMAS

Sophie Jones is our number one lady for setting the music mood. We chatted with her about her job, her style and she set us up with a holiday playlist that we are sharing with you! Play it at all your holiday gatherings, we know it will be on loop in the shop till the New Year. 

What got you started in DJing?
I actually started djing by accident. Hopped on as a total press and play night to help bring people out to my friends bar. The night was insane and so much fun. Luckily for me I have lots of friends who produce and DJ, who were willing to show me the ropes. I’ve always been obsessed with music and have a broad range of tastes which helped as well. Things went from there, I am very fortunate to have a large network in Toronto which helped me get jobs from clubs to dive bars to corporate events to fashion shows.
 
What were your early musical inspirations?
My first music inspiration was definitely my parents. My dad used to make me mixed tapes as a kid featuring artists like Zeppelin and The Stones. The Labyrinth with David Bowie had a big impact on me as well. I still listen to the soundtrack on vinyl.
 
Favorite genres to play?
Deep house. Disco. Late 90’s - 2000’s R&B
 
If you could be stuck in one year's music scene which would it be?
70’s CBGB’s
CBGB was a New York City music club opened in 1973 by Hilly Kristal in Manhattan's East Village. The club was previously a biker bar and before that was a dive bar. The letters CBGB were for Country, BlueGrass, and Blues
 
What's one song that never gets old no matter how many times you hear it?
Cool It Now - New Edition
 
What do you usually start with when preparing a set?
I start by trolling blogs and SoundCloud for new music, artists coming up.

Are there any challenges you've faced in this male dominated industry? Any challenges as a female entrepreneur?
Getting paid fairly, on time. Speaking up for myself and being confident to ask for what I deserve. I feel very fortunate to be one of the many hard working female DJ’s in Toronto. I’m thankful I can talk to other women who deal with the same thing.
 
Any advice you would give aspiring [female] DJ's?
Know your worth, don’t undersell yourself. Ask for what you feel you deserve.
 
How do you use confidence and individuality to express your personal style?
I wear whatever I want. Trends come and go, if I’m feeling something trendy that’s cool but I’m a vintage girl at heart.
 
Your go-to look when you're djing vs. going out?
They’re pretty much the same at this point. I need to be comfortable and able to move. I have a crazy vintage jacket collection, so something old styled with new accessories like Cuchara earrings and my new favourite L’intervalle patent booties.
 

SHOP SOPHIE'S PICKS

LISTEN TO THE PLAYLIST

December 18, 2017 by ZANE .
Tags: people sounds
Music Monday | GoldLink's "And After That, We Didn't Talk"

Music Monday | GoldLink's "And After That, We Didn't Talk"

12.11.17

Our weekly Music Monday is made to share the tunes we are playing in the store. This week, we can't stop listening to GoldLink's second mixtape "And After That, We Didn't Talk". The rapper's unique storytelling makes this a must listen.
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December 11, 2017 by ZANE .
Tags: sounds
Music Monday | Portugal. The Man's "Feel It Still"

Music Monday | Portugal. The Man's "Feel It Still"

12.04.17

Our weekly Music Monday is made to share the tunes we are playing in the store. This week, we can't get "Feel It Still" by Portugal. The Man out of our heads. The newest single from the rock band is featured on their 8th album, "Woodstock".
December 04, 2017 by ZANE .
Tags: sounds
Music Monday | Sabrina Claudio's "Confidently Lost"

Music Monday | Sabrina Claudio's "Confidently Lost"

11.27.17

Our weekly Music Monday is made to share the tunes we are playing in the store. This week, we're feeling the debut EP "Confidently Lost" by Sabrina Claudio. A unique blend of old and new R&B from the breakout artist.
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November 27, 2017 by ZANE .
Tags: sounds
Music Monday | HONNE's "Warm On A Cold Night"

Music Monday | HONNE's "Warm On A Cold Night"

10.23.17

Our weekly Music Monday is made to share the tunes we are playing in the store. This week, the debut album "Warm On A Cold Night" by HONNE is what's on repeat. The perfect mix of electronic and soul.

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October 23, 2017 by ZANE .
Tags: sounds
Music Monday | Gallant's "Ology"

Music Monday | Gallant's "Ology"

10.16.17

Our weekly Music Monday is made to share the tunes we are playing in the store. This week, the debut album "Ology" from Gallant is at the top of our playlist. His powerful vocals and incredible songwriting make for a great listening experience.

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October 16, 2017 by ZANE .
Tags: sounds
Music Monday | TRACE's "Low"

Music Monday | TRACE's "Low"

09.25.17

Our weekly Music Monday is made to share the tunes we are playing in the store. This week, the "Low" EP from singer/songwriter TRACE is everything. The perfect blend of indie, pop, electronic, and R&B.
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September 25, 2017 by ZANE .
Tags: sounds
Music Monday | Smino's "blkswn"

Music Monday | Smino's "blkswn"

09.18.17

Our weekly Music Monday is made to share the tunes we are playing in the store. This week, we can't get enough of the "blkswn" album by Smino. This is the St. Louis rapper's debut album.
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September 18, 2017 by ZANE .
Tags: sounds
Music Monday | Dua Lipa's "New Rules"

Music Monday | Dua Lipa's "New Rules"

09.11.17

Our weekly Music Monday is made to share the tunes we are playing in the store. This week, we're hitting the rewatch button on the "New Rules" music video from English singer Dua Lipa. Discover her colourful and vibrant world below.
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September 11, 2017 by ZANE .
Tags: sounds