Podcast Playlist

Celebrating Canadian music

Just in time for the 2019 JUNO Awards, podcasts about Canadian music.
Drake performing live at the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. (Christopher Polk)

The Come Up Show is a music podcast that gets into the minds of some of the biggest names in Hip-hop and R&B, as well as up-and-coming Canadian talent. Every week host DJ Chedo introduces listeners to a different artist, bringing us in-depth interviews about their journey and life as a creative. In this special episode of TCUS, we learn about the complexities of Toronto's music scene.

Canada has had a longstanding association with rock music. But thanks to stars like Drake and The Weeknd, many independent artists have been able to rise from the underground and add to the city's unique sound. While rock is great in its own right, TCUS proves that the Canadian music landscape is evolving and diversifying.

I love discovering new music, especially by local talent. So right after I listened to this episode of TCUS I updated my music library and checked my local concert listings! Whether you're a music lover like me or an artist trying to come-up in your local scene, I highly recommend listening to this podcast.

-Kelsey Cueva, Intern, Podcast Playlist.

Podcasts featured this week:

Inside the Junos - Chilly Gonzales dissects some Juno 'Single of the Year' winners from the past and present.

The Come Up Show - What's the first thing you think of when you hear "Toronto sound"? Host DJ Chedo guides us through Toronto's ever-evolving alternative music scene. 

World Cafe - Canadian singer-songwriter Donovan Woods got invited down to Nashville in an email that was so unbelievable and so out of the blue it could have just as easily ended up in his junk mail, but instead ended up changing his life.

Nashville Hits Collecting Dust - Brother and sister country duo The Reklaws share how living on an adventure farm launched their music careers.

Kreative Kontrol - Jeremy Dutcher explains how studying 110-year-old wax cylinder recordings of his ancestors from the Canadian Museum of History inspired his last album.

Switched on Pop - Hosts Nate Sloan and Charlie Harding break down Drake's hit song "Nice for What" and its connection to bounce music. Also — here's some analysis about why Drake did not submit his album Scorpion to this year's Juno Awards.

Sunday Night Dinner - Feist makes soup! It's a wild ride. 

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