Independent Music Awards Tag

Q&A With Eastern Sunz

What’s the meaning of your band name? One of the most common questions we are asked is why we’re called Eastern Sunz since we’re from the West Coast. Eastern Sunz is a metaphor for the collective consciousness rising....

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‘Music with a message’ Eastern Sunz

While its electronic beats and witty raps entertain the casual listener, Eastern Sunz also engages a more conscientious audience with its political and environmental themes. "We definitely make music with a message, but it also has the universally identifiable appeal," says rapper and emcee Aaron "Courage"...

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Q&A With Dwayne Côté and Duane Andrews

Describe your nominated work: This is our debut album as a duo and we bring together elements of traditional music from our respective homes of Cape Breton and Newfoundland which has a lot of celtic influence but also our love of the great Dango Reinhardt...

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Q&A With Domino Saints

Describe your nominated work: “Ahora Es Ahora” is our new in-your-face single from our up and coming record. It signifies the importance of living for today and letting tomorrow worry about itself. Carpe diem is the way to go. The song mixes up the Dancehall,...

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Q&A With David Hoffman

Describe your nominated work: Gentle slightly ambient, but with an underlying statement of melody. Nature sounds were utilized not just as a backdrop, but as a part of the harmonic and rhythmic development – especially with the frogs and crickets recorded outside my door for...

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Q&A With Darrell Scott

Did you use any unusual effects or instruments in this recording? My cat had a bell on his collar- its’ sound shows up throughout the project as i recorded at home....

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Q&A With Collide

What’s the meaning of your band name? The name Collide was chosen as it seemed to represent the clashing and melding of styles into a powerful whole, the coming together of two different entities. The name Squirrelhoof was considered very briefly....

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Q&A With Clear Soul

Describe your nominated work: Renew my faith in people is a work based on the belief that there are good people in the world. We must be what we want to see and that will become our experience. This song is driven by the drums...

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