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“Wait a Minute” by T. Chandy // Born in Sri Lanka and raised in Ottawa, rapper/producer T. Chandy began writing his first poems at the age of ten. Growing up, he’d spend countless hours studying verses from some of the greatest to ever do it, and channels those influences into his original music. His latest track “Wait a Minute” was co-produced with Adrian De La Puente aka Delaad. Cover photo by Quest.
“Fear” by KAR33M // In the bridge of this song, Ottawa-based singer KAR33M makes a switch from English to Yoruba, the native language from his home in Nigeria. We reached out to KAR33M who provided the direct translation as: “Put your hands up, because of God I can put my hands up. Put your hands up, put your hands up because of God.” The new song was written to “create an anthem” for anyone and everyone who is on their path to become the best version of themselves… “Without fear as a leading force to the things that tend to hold people back, what can be achieved?” asks KAR33M hypothetically. “Fear is a song about finding your strength as a person regardless of whatever circumstances you may find yourself in.” The new track was written by KAR33M, mixed and mastered by T. Chandy.
“Werewolves” by Jim Bryson // Apologies to Mr. Bryson, for we missed this new release in August… Apt613 music writers got caught sleeping. A fair number of names appear in the recording credits for “Werewolves”, up to ten musicians including Philippe Charbonneau (Scattered Clouds), Jon Chandler (Amos The Transparent, Silent Winters), Dave Merritt (Golden Seals), and folk singer-songwriter Suzie Ungerleider (Oh Susanna). “It’s a singalong if you like…” says Bryson in a recent Instagram post. “People you like took part.”