Calcedon – Sparrow

“Sparrow,” the debut song from Hamilton’s Calcedon is an understated, breezy pop song, and an incredible first single from the burgeoning project. Straddling the line between mainstream and experimental, the song’s stumbling staccato rhythm bursts sets it apart from their contemporaries in the genre, building to a beautiful crescendo of the chorus and four-on-the-floor outro.

The video–directed by David Schuurman–uses Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with gold, to dazzling effect focusing on the intense relationship an artist can have with their work when using such precision.

Echo, the debut album from Calcedon is out March 25th. Based on this, we expect great things.

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Butterflywingtip are new to our radar, but what a welcomed blip it is! The Tofino-via-Hamilton duo make complex, intricately layered synth music curated with live performance in mind. “The Light”–one of the standout tracks from their just-released Birth Weight EP–oscillates between the sultry-smooth blurp synth of the verses and the fringing-on-drum-‘n’-bass frenetic chorus; a juxtaposition that works perfectly and leaves you wanting more. Thankfully there is more! The other three tracks on the EP are wonderfully listenable and available via their Bandcamp.

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Motëm – Fluxus

Hamilton producer/M.C. Motëm continues to be one of the most unique voices this fair country has to offer. His simultaneously effervescent and languid hip-hop stylings are a constant in this world, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. “Fluxus” is the latest in a long-line of excellent singles from the Hamilton maestro, and, well, if you’re not familiar with Motëm yet, we envy you for being able to enjoy him here for the first time.

If one song isn’t enough–and how could it be?–there’s a treasure-trove of stuff to be found on his Soundcloud account. Including Songs in the Key of Motëm a new mixtape released last month.

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