R&B has long been a taste-making genre, influencing the rhythmic direction of mainstream pop in the 90s and, more recently, the trend toward more emotive, singsongy hip-hop. There's no shortage of innovative R&B artists coming out of the city, including these seven we hope to hear more from.
Toronto hip-hop is in the middle of a creative explosion. Orbiting around superstars Drake and the Weeknd are producers and songwriters whose shine is brushing off on up-and-coming talent. That spotlight will grow brighter as the American hip-hop world takes over Toronto during NBA All-Star Weekend. Here are six acts we're paying attention to.
A new generation of Toronto electronic music producers is making waves in both the mainstream and underground scenes and increasingly blurring the lines between those worlds. Across genres, there’s an eagerness to combine traditional melodic sensibilities with dark moods and hard-edged textures, whether in the techno scene, hip-hop or the commercial EDM world.