Canadian Music

Features

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.
Michael Rancic
6.30.17
group of seven

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.
Corinne Przybyslawski
4.9.17
Interview

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.
Luke Ottenhof
1.25.17
Features

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.
Hollie McGowan
7.15.16
thump news

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
2.2.16
Tripping Out

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.
VICE Staff
11.5.14
Tripping Out

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
10.8.14
Stuff

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.
Malaya Qaunirq Chapman
9.27.14
tech

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...
Christopher Malmo
1.24.14
News

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.
Jonathan Cummins
8.30.13
No 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.
Jesse Locke
1.28.13
New music

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
Noisey Staff
1.16.13