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“Du Nord” by D-Track // Gatineau’s hip hop and slam poet laureate D-Track aka David Dufour released his latest on the weekend. “Du Nord” is his first single of 2021. You’ll appreciate D-Track’s rhythm and flow even if French is not your first language, so do yourself a favour and put this on. Words by D-Track and music by Nicholas Craven. [Bandcamp]
“Memoriam” by Musk Ox // Seven years removed from their latest release, the widely-celebrated album Woodfall, the Ottawa chamber folk trio Musk Ox has announced a new album due July 9, 2021. Despite the long wait since their 2014 record, the musicians within Musk Ox (Nathanael Larochette, Raphael Weinroth-Browne, Evan Runge) have kept busy releasing albums with projects such as The Visit, The Night Watch, and Kamancello, along with solo work by each member. Engineered by Dean Watson, Mixed by Simon Larochette and Musk Ox, the new album Inheritance is a going to be a double-LP release on vinyl. “Memoriam” is the project’s first single. [Bandcamp]