Archive for 2012
It’s Thursday so that means it’s almost the weekend! It also means that it’s time for a new RCRD LBL Essentials Playlist! To get you ready for a night out we’ve got a playlist jam packed with some of the hottest new dance music.
Home to such groundbreaking acts as Major Lazer, Scissor Sisters, Mos Def and Spank Rock, Downtown Records is a label that looks towards the future of music. The label represents a mixture of creative artists who are pushing music in new and exciting directions. This week we’re profiling a few of their most promising up and coming acts: White Denim, Electric Guest and Vacationer.
Arbutus is an artistic community based in Montreal. Beginning as a DIY loft space inhabiting community, Arbutus Records developed to cultivate and promote the bands associated with the scene. Perhaps still best known for its releases, Arbutus is by no means a traditional record label, with endeavours into film and literature well and truly underway.
Record of the Year is one of the most prestigious Grammy Awards because it recognizes the achievement of the entire team of artists, songwriters, producers, audio engineers and mixers that goes into making a great song. This year’s nominees represent a wide range of musical styles, from the radio pop of Katie Perry to the experimental indie-folk of Bon Iver.