May - June Contents
Classified’s - Long Road To The Top by Michael Raine
If hip-hop is a young man’s game born in the New Yorks, LAs, and Atlantas of the
world, then why is Canada’s hottest rapper a 35-year-old living with his wife and two
kids in the tiny Nova Scotia town of Enfield? Indeed, things are going well for the artist
born Luke Boyd.
Class & Co. - Talking Hip-Hop Production & Beat Making
by Michael Raine
CM talks hip-hop production and beat making with MC/producers Classified and
Rich Kidd, and the production duo of Clean Dirt (a.k.a. Charles Austin and Graham
Campbell), who straddle the worlds of hip-hop, folk, and indie rock through their work
with Buck 65, David Myles, Matt Mays, and more.
YOGA FOR MUSICIANS - Part 2: Getting Started by Parvati
In the March/April 2013 issue, we looked at how yoga is relevant to you as a musician.
This time, let Parvati guide you through exercises from her practice called YEM: Yoga as
Energy Medicine. You can do them anywhere to keep fit in body, mind, and spirit.
Escape From Band Limbo: - Learn To Rehearse by Luther Mallory
Most musicians don’t get the minions or the diamond castle. In fact, most fail at the
exact same point in their career. They start by getting the tangible elements in place
– the songs; the rehearsals; the gear; the shows; the image; and the online content.
Then, a few shows in, they find themselves asking the same question: “What now?”
Five Guys & Their Guitars - Talking Roots, Blues & Rock In CM’s 2013 Bass Special by David McPherson
Take five guys – Colin James, Grant Siemens (Corb Lund), Colin Cripps (Blue Rodeo),
Luke Doucet (Whitehorse), and Travis Good (The Sadies) – get them talking about
their guitars, and before long, you’ve gathered enough material to write a treatise on
Guitar – Jeff Gunn
Keyboards – Greg de Denus
Bass – Mick Dalla-Vee
Percussion – Max Senitt
Woodwinds – Daniel Schnee
Brass – Michael Barth
Digital Music – Aaron Collier
Vocals – Brandon Brophy
Writing – Patrick Ballantyne
Recording – Noah Mintz
Live Sound – Stephen Smith
Business – Patrick Curley