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Soul

Video Premiere: Schemes “Tomorrow”

Take a all-star team of arrangers, composers and writers from Montreal, don’t give them any instructions and let them navigate through free jazz, hip hop soul and broken beats: this is what you will get. The musicians from Schemes were once session musicians for successful pop artists. Their scheme was …

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The Classicaliszt
Classical

THE CLASSICALISZT – Show #07″ Jean Sibelius Special” (Hosted by ASMA)

Jean Sibelius’ oeuvre was inspired by the same Finnish mountains where he ended his brilliant career. An exuberant creative genius in his youth he seemed to harden with age and was never able to escape the symphonic curse. He left behind a robust body of work but we chose to …

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The Classicaliszt
Classical

THE CLASSICALISZT – Show #06 “Erik Satie Special” (Hosted by ASMA)

From his singular composition titles and annotations to his incredibly unique style, Erik Satie has captivated the heart and gripped souls of all who discover his oeuvre. Yet there is much more to his work than the timeless piano pieces; who themselves have a large interpretative spectrum. Satie seemed to …

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The Classicaliszt
Classical

THE CLASSICALISZT – Show #05 Harp Special (Hosted by ASMA)

The Harp has gone through many historical transformation but its sound has always been synonymous with heavenly vibrations, outlandish dexterity and sweeping softness. Many composers have used it as an ornament but when it is truly at the center of a piece the posibilities are endless. From ancient compositions to …

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The Classicaliszt
Classical

THE CLASSICALISZT – Show #04 “An Ode To Andres Segovia” (Hosted by ASMA)

Sometimes mastery is embodied by a defining figure, an artist that is emblematic of the instrument itself. In terms of classical guitar, spaniard Andres Segovia is atop the pantheon. From his tone to his innovative techniques and countless transcriptions he set the foundation for modern classical guitar playing. For example, …

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The Classicaliszt
Classical

THE CLASSICALISZT – Show #03 “Sleep” (Hosted by ASMA)

For this episode we are going to the relaxing realm with a show dedicated to soothing classical sounds. A 33 minute escapade into the great composers’ most calming repertoires. From Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony (used in a Simpsons episode) to the dreamy sounds of Saint-Saens and Satie, this episode will help …

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The Classicaliszt
Classical

THE CLASSICALISZT – Show #02 “The Legacy Of Pablo Casals” (Hosted by ASMA)

For our second instalment we will be exploring the life, times and music of legendary cellist Pablo Casals. Apart from being one of the first and finest cello interpreters in the world, Casals brought Bach’s Suite for Solo Cello back to life; inspiring a generation of musicians. This show will …

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The Classicaliszt
Classical

THE CLASSICALISZT – Show #01 (Hosted by ASMA)

The Classicaliszt is meant to be a guide to Classical music for the casual listener. Using my passion for the genre pressed on vinyl, I hope to share some knowledge and to introduce some incredible compositions to your musical rotation! When I was younger I sang professionally in a choir, …

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Future Classics
Beats Hip-Hop

High Klassified “Kanvaz” (Fool’s Gold Records)

Fresh off his first platinum plaque, the Laval producer comes through with a stellar and eclectic EP. To think he almost lost it all! Indeed, after having his hard drive stolen mid-performance… all the material for High Klassified’s upcoming album was suddenly lost. Except for one beat that became Future’s …

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Tumbao Radio
Worldwide Sounds

Tumbao Radio – Show #05 “Vacile Picotero” (Hosted by Tumbao)

The latest instalment of Tumbao Radio is a vinyl-fueled ride through the barrios of Cartagena and Barranquilla, a VACILE PICOTERO, inspired by the streetside soundsystem culture and afro-colombian rarities typical of the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Congolese Soukous, Ghanaian Highlife, and Nigerian Afro-Funk were among the staples of Pico soundsystem …

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Afro Jazz

Remembering Hugh Masekala

Not often is a musician the embodiment of an entire musical genre let alone a social movement. In the case of South African Jazz giant Hugh Masekela who sadly left us today, the argument can be made that his powerful horn playing and songwriting accomplished just that. Masekela flourished in …

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Tribute Mixes
Jazz Latin

Tribute to Cal Tjader – Selected & Mixed by DJ ASMA

Cal Tjader was one of the hardest working musicians in Jazz who mastered countless instruments and rose through the ranks working with Verdadero Cuban and Afro-Latin musicians, deviating from the popular Exotica style of the times. When he finally came into his own in the Verve/Fantasy years, his creative talent …

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