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In The Loop takes a look at the music scene in Ottawa in August

In episode seven of CBC Ottawa Instagram's monthly digital series, In The Loop, Kevin Bourne shares his top songs and collaborations from local artists

In episode seven, Kevin Bourne shares his top songs and collaborations from local artists

Kevin Bourne, co-founder of Shifter Magazine. (CBC Ottawa)

Kevin Bourne knows the Ottawa music scene. In fact, it's the music made here that initially drew him to the city from his hometown of Toronto.

Many in Ottawa know Kevin as the co-founder and editor at Shifter Magazine, and now he can be seen (and heard) once a month on CBC Ottawa for In The Loop, a monthly digital column featured on CBC Ottawa Instagram.

What's new in Ottawa music for the month of August

August was a great month for local music in the Nation's Capital, according to Kevin. The month included some great events like the locks entertainment's 3v3 basketball tournament to raise money for charity with several live music performances by artists Lia Kloud, City Fidelia and Lvnce Lorenzo. There was also the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition's City Sounds concert series that runs until Sept. 5. In the fall, there will be lots of more events such as Bluesfest, City Folk and more so "if people are telling you there's nothing to do here in the capital, they are lying," says Kevin.

In this episode, Kevin walks us through his favourite artist collaborations that he's been anticipating all year. The first one was Kar33m featuring Asuquomo, two Nigerian artists leading the charts in Ottawa with their new song "Tale." Then, there's the collaboration between Eazy Finesse featuring Baëbe Ruth with "Realer." They both have similar styles, great vocalists, high-energy, great storytellers and great rappers. Kevin says they complement each other so well they almost sound the same on the song.

To find out the name of the other artists and song recommendations by Kevin, visit CBC Ottawa on Instagram.

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