There’s no question that creatively, Toronto is having a moment, a renaissance if you will - and quietly leading the movement are the collective networks of women with vision; creators of innovative cross-platform content. #GYALCAST, an all-black female creative collective and host to renowned self-titled podcast will be introducing their first cycle of The #GYALCAST Academy.
The six-part workshop series will focus on providing young, black and creative entrepreneurial women in attendance, the skills and knowledge needed to navigate successfully towards their seemingly impossible goals. The programs’ alumni will be given access to mentorship opportunities with relevant industry professionals as well as gain ongoing fellow support from black female peers after the cycle is finished. The objective of The #GYALCAST Academy is to increase the personal, professional and emotional development of local black female emerging creatives.
Currently on their fourth season, #GYALCAST is a space where music, sex, and black girl magic meet. Powered by The Known Unknown's subsidiary brand BAREGYAL, #GYALCAST is a weekly podcast that was founded by former MTV Canada personality Tika Simone and writer Sajae Elder. The show consists of a handful of black women from Toronto who are not afraid to voice their opinions and concerns about pop-culture, feminism, racism or politics. Featured as one of the The FADER’s DIY Collectives You Should Know.
#GYALCAST consistently proves itself as being a force to be reckoned with "We started #GYALCAST because we saw a huge, undeniable gap in the way black women were being represented in Canadian media—even in urban and hip-hop media." Despite being an all-female cast, the show makes it a point to have prominent male guests on episodes such as Reggie Ossé AKA Combat Jack, Ty Harper of OTA Live, and Sean Leon.
#GYALCAST plans to grow bigger and louder, so that Canadian minorities know that being heard isn’t an option… it is a right!
INTRODUCING DAHLIAAND HER NEW ALTERNATIVE INDIE-POP EP, ‘SHIFT’ Show — October 17th @ The Piston (Toronto)Show — November 3rd @ the Monarch Tavern (part of RedPine Music Night) (Toronto) Awards — Won “Best Singer Songwriter” 2017 Toronto Independent Music AwardsAwards — Won “Best Song: 2nd Runner Up” 2017 Toronto Independent Music Awards“Best Singer Songwriter” & “Best Song: 2nd Runner Up” for “Dreamlova” — linked here! WINNER for “Best Singer-Songwriter” in the 2017 Toronto Independent Music Awards, indie-pop powerhouse DAHLIA releases her new alternative indie-pop EP, ‘Shift."
A familiar indie industry face since 2006, DAHLIA — Dahlia Fernandes — has long been dubbed one of the most dexterous songwriters on the scene. Having created in collaboration with the likes of Rich Kidd (Drake, Busta Rhymes, K-os), Roy Hamilton III (Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, N’Sync), and America’s Got Talent’s Stacey Kay — as well as placing a song in Degrassi’s Ana Golja’s film, ‘Full Out’ (see…
We lost a great man yesterday to Brain Cancer, "Gord Downie" lead singer of The Tragically Hip, for all our international followers, he was like a John Lennon...
This was one of the many songs I use to listen to growing up "Ahead By A Century", I will share more of his work in the next coming days...
WE MISS YOU GORD YOU WERE A STAPLE....
POP-UP SHOP TORONTO THE BRAND’S FIRST EVER FREESTANDING SHOP IN CANADA
On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, YSL Beauty opens the doors of its very first pop-up shop in Toronto. The 1100-square-foot shop is housed in Square One shopping center until December 31st, right in time for the festive season.
YSL Beauty is breaking new ground with the opening of its first boutique in Canada with a mission to recruit millennials and immerse them in a young, edgy and luxurious world. With a storewide assortment of over 400 units, the pop-up shop includes a focus on YSL’s best-selling franchises within lips, face and fragrances, including the recently launched Tatouage Couture and Teint Encre de Peau All Hours.
A two-month beauty temple. The pop-up will let the Canadian beauty girls and boys experience one of the hottest brands of the moment. They will have exclusive first access to the latest limited editions, create their own personalized lip wardrobe, enjoy free makeup consultations, enjoy always-…
Phase One CEO Frank Babar has been making power moves in the
music industry for over 35 years. This month, the entrepreneur took time out of
his busy schedule to speak candidly with Huff Post about the successes of P1,
and his vision for the future. Check out the article HERE
This week Phase One is also celebrating the release of
Maino's gritty street anthem "Bag Talk," featuring Dave East."Bag Talk" was released on Phase
One subsidiary label Litt Music / Hustle Hard.Plug in your aux chord and stream the song HERE.
Check out this new video by Jaheemrich filmed by my business partner MRDAMIANSINGH...
Jaheemrich has came a long way perfecting his craft, now he's ready to let the world know.... HE DESERVES IT ALL...