Seven Artists Tell Us Why Canadian Electronic Music Rules
Sled Island 2017 acts including Actress, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, and DIANA share their past and present favourites.
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Balearic Funk, Folktronica, and a Tiga Reunion Make Up Our Favourite Canadian Tracks of the Week
Hear new music from Audion, Elka, Jex Opolis, and more.
Virginia Clark is Giving the Gift of Canadian Music to Kingston, ON
Imagine loving Canadian music so much that you make if your livelihood. Thanks, Virg.
Predicting the Future of Canadian Electronic Music with Four Artists at Bass Coast 2016
Sergio Levels, Michael Red, Esette, and Andrew Williams tell us how we can better grow scenes across the country.
A-Trak, Diplo, Kaytranada, and More Nominated for JUNO Awards
Here's who's up for Canada's biggest music prize in April.
THUMP Canada Staff
Rich Kidd In Iqaluit, Nunavut
We took one of our favourite rapper-producers Rich Kidd to one of Canada's most magical cities, Iqaluit, where he met with local throat singers, a clothing designer, and performed at a party in a yurt tent in the middle of nowhere.
Tripping Out: Trailer
We're a week away from the premiere of our newest series, <I>Tripping Out</i>, which sees us take our favourite Canadian artists to some of the country's best off-the-beaten path arts communities.
VICE Canada Staff
People Hating on Tanya Tagaq’s ‘Fuck PETA’ Polaris Speech Are Missing the Point
We interviewed 2014 Polaris Music Prize winner Tanya Tagaq about why ending her acceptance speech with "Fuck PETA!" shouldn't be the dominant narrative about that night.
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The Canadian Music Industry Wants to Censor Google Searches
If you believe the chief lobbyist for the music industry in Canada, it's a sad fact of life that honest, hard-working Canadian artists just aren't making money anymore because of all the illegal downloading and the Google. Is this true? No. Is it a...
The Canadian Government Wants to Rob Touring Bands of their Cash
Brand new legislation that's been introduced by the Canadian government will now force exorbitant fees onto touring bands who want to play in Canada. This is a serious bummer for the future of independent music in Canada.
Meet Taiwan, Canada's Biggest David Lynch Freaks
Over the years, Edmonton experimentalist Philip Dickau has traversed the sonic spaceways from harsh noise, to ambience, to overloaded electronics.
Here Is Suuns' New Video
Montreal powerhouse Suuns returns with a suitably unsettling video for their hazy track "Edie's Dream." Directed by the band, they ventured into Quebec's woods to film 13-year-old Edie dragging a spade through the autumn leaves and eventually having a nap