Lost in the Sauce: Sundae Sauuce’s Travis George on Strawberry Drizzle

By: Isaac Nikolai Fox Q-Tip once famously said, “Record company people are shady.” New York’s Sundae Sauuce proves the exact opposite. Co-founded in 2016 by high-school friends Travis George and Colin Petry, who still live blocks apart in Long Island, Sundae Sauuce is the definition of a family-and-friends project. They throw regular shows and parties headlined … Continue reading

cøzybøy: Open-Heart R&B for the Soul

By Isaac Fox Edited and condensed for publication cøzybøy is one of the most singular R&B artists I’ve ever stumbled across on Soundcloud. Mixing syrup-smooth vocals with hypnotic downtempo instrumentals, his music touches on lost love, emotional alienation, and momentary connections with casual relationships. And although his rapidly growing discography includes songs with titles such as, … Continue reading

A Trip Down Memory Lane: A Discussion with Former Demo Editor-in-Chief Mary Scourboutakos

By Harry Myles, Featured Photo via That Nutrition Girl On September 5, I sat down with former Demo Editor-in-Chief Mary Scourboutakos (pronounced SCORE – BA – TACOS), to discuss Demo’s history, her post-undergraduate career, and her future aspirations. Dr. Scourboutakos was the Editor-in-Chief of Demo for two years (2009 – 2011) and later pursued a PhD … Continue reading

Techno Frat: A Conversation with Chippy Nonstop on Disrupting Fraternity Culture

By Dora Boras, Featured Photo by Stacey Leigh via audibletreats.com This past week, DJ collective and workshop series, Intersessions, brought their line-up to a local University of Toronto fraternity, the Kappa Alpha Society. I called up Intersessions founder and contributor, Chippy Nonstop, to talk about what it meant to host a show series committed to … Continue reading

Bilingual Songwriting and Adapting to Toronto’s Shrinking Live Music Scene—An Interview with Desiire

By Isaac Fox (@1nikofox) Desiire is one of Toronto’s most promising new artists, whose use of bright, organic instrumentation sets him apart from the city’s signature brooding R&B. I first heard Desiire’s music a year ago at Kensington Market’s Poetry Jazz Cafe, where he stunned the room with an unreleased acoustic track that he casually mentioned he … Continue reading

Buskers Of The TTC—Print Issue 2016

Story and Photos by Rachel Evangeline Chiong, Cover Photo of Dieufaite This article originally appeared in demo 12, our 2015/2016 print issue. You can find a PDF of the print issue here. They are the distant echoes teasing the edges of your ears, instantly spiking your senses as you turn the corner and try to sate … Continue reading

Student Music Profile: Shagabond—Print Issue 2016

By Daven Boparai & William Goldie, Feature Photo via Facebook This article originally appeared in Demo 12, our 2015/2016 print issue. You can find a PDF of the print issue here. Nicholas Arvanitis, increasingly better known as Shagabond, is at an inflection point. At 19, his textural, strikingly individualistic R&B productions have already garnered him a … Continue reading

Rizzla Rising—Print Issue 2016

By Sofia Luu, Feature Photo via Kremwerk This article originally appeared in demo 12, our 2015/2016 print issue. You can find a PDF of the print issue here. I discovered Brian Friedberg’s Twitter before I started delving into his body of work as Rizzla. In fact, it was while I was writing my article for … Continue reading

Classical Music, Online Rap Battles & Going For Gold—An Interview With Haviah Mighty

By Isaac Fox Even in the hip-hop and R&B industries (both industries being awash in multi-talented musicians) it’s uncommon to find triple-threat artists—gifted at rapping, singing, and producing. If I were to walk up to a hundred people on the street and ask each person if they could name an artist who could rap, sing, … Continue reading

As Spontaneous As Possible—An Interview With Omni

By Anu Guraya, Feature Photo via Facebook Last week, I caught up with a Joshua Tree-bound Frankie Broyles of the Atlanta-based three-piece Omni. Broyles sounded a little tired, and for good reason—the band is in the middle touring behind their debut album, Deluxe, which came out in July on Trouble In Mind Records. The music is a mix of wiry … Continue reading