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Clotted Artery Interviews Shivastep
Clotted Artery Interviews Shivastep

Sean Nelson aka Shivastep has been busy providing dance clubs with hard-hitting music that will keep club-goers dancing till dawn. With his two EPs, self-titled Shivastep and Ode to tha Grind, Nelson has been working double time to show the world what he can create. I caught up with this Chicago-born, LA-based beat maker to [...]

Clotted Artery Q & A with Self Taught
Clotted Artery Q & A with Self Taught

I catch a Question & Answer session with the members of Self Taught, they discuss their new record, ‘Feast of Fools.’ For me, the album has a heavy pull on classic smooth head bangers, delivering my memory into a midsummer’s night recollection. It’s a tape to pop in during a warm night in the city. [...]

Clotted Artery Features The Harpoonist & Axe Murderer
Clotted Artery Features The Harpoonist & Axe Murderer

Back in September, I caught up with members of The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer with Shawn Hall (on harmonica), and Matthew Rogers (on guitar) after a live event. They have been nominated for Maple Woods 2013 Record of the Year. They name themselves after their musical instruments as if they were tools of war.  Rogers admits [...]

Clotted Artery Q & A with ILL-Legitimate
Clotted Artery Q & A with ILL-Legitimate

   I had a quick Q & A with one of the masters behind the recently released ILL-Legitimate album. Sythe’s strong and distinctive vocals are featured throughout the compilation along with other members of the crew. Vancouver Members of ILL-Legitimate include Anonymouz, Azrael, Sythe, Copasetic, DJ Booz, and Nicky Scarfo, with other artist from all [...]

‘Guns, Sex & Glory,’ GK’s Q & A with Rococode
‘Guns, Sex & Glory,’ GK’s Q & A with Rococode

Rococode was born when four talented musicians from Vancouver and Victoria shared a common goal: to create a unique, delicious brand of pop music. Laura Smith, Andrew Braun, Johnny Andrews and Shaun Huberts, who were former members of acts like Said the Whale and Tegan and Sara proved to be successful in their endeavour. The [...]

Clotted Artery & Imaginary Cities
Clotted Artery & Imaginary Cities

I caught up with Canadian indie pop band Imaginary Cities. I attempt to satisfy my curiosity by asking questions about their origin and reason for their Motown influence. They spoke briefly about their Polaris nominated album Temporary Resident and hint at new work coming out next year. Who and what makes up Imaginary Cities?  Introduce yourselves [...]

Clotted Artery Interviews Peter Peter
Clotted Artery Interviews Peter Peter

  French Canadian artist, Peter Peter, has been creating waves in the local music industry, bringing an interesting sound to the table that is melancholic but touching and somewhat bittersweet. His self-titled debut album released in March 2011 features 12 tracks that are filled with curious experimentations and hushed vocals, making his music sound charmingly [...]

Talking Acoustics with Jezzebelle
Talking Acoustics with Jezzebelle

  I had a chat with Katie Carpenter (vocals) and Gary Burke (guitar and vocals) of Jezzebelle! They are a rhythm and roots duo from Dublin. They will be on a North American tour and they have just release a fresh EP in time for March called ‘Back to Start.’  What do you do? How [...]

Clotted Artery’s Ryan Mitchell Interviews DJ Neoteric
Clotted Artery’s Ryan Mitchell Interviews DJ Neoteric

An ‘advocate for new ideas’ and head bang producer, Jeremiah Neoteric AKA DJ Neoteric joined me for an online discussion about his motivation and what he holds for the future. Neoteric started off in Canada and worked his way up to the Europeon stage, creating such hype that it has caught the eye of players [...]

Clotted Artery Interviews Moist

I interviewed musical artist David Elfström Lilja. He spoke about his Electronica creation ‘Moist.’ This upcoming season, he will release Temporary Arrangements, featuring guest vocalists.  During our session, he touched on the origin of his musical influences. What is the reason for the creation of ‘Moist?’ Well I’ve been playing drums since I was 5 and [...]

Anonymouz & Sythe Discuss 'Medium Rare'

I got a chance to interview Anonymouz and Sythe from Ill-Legitimate, a group of MCs from different corners of the world. They discussed what they cooked-up in their work with Vancouver MC Azrael in the album called Medium Rare. Anon talks about what his united message in music means. “Our message is to [portray] all things that we value, [...]

Update from Japan: Jaykin

Vancouver MC, Jaykin released Sneakers and Video Games 2. It’s an encore performance to his work on Sneakers and Video Games (Part 1). I talk to him about his Fall 2011 trip to Japan and how that has shaped his creative side. What did you learn on your recent trip to Japan? Kyoto made me [...]

The Imagination of Edda Magnason

Singer, songwriter and pianist, Edda Magnason released her album ‘Goods’ in March of this year featuring the single ‘handsome.’ I had a question and answer period with her. We discussed imagination, musical influence and how to properly communicate your expressions. Who is Edda Magnason? It’s me! Hello! How are you doing? How do you transport [...]

Friska Viljor: Heartbreak to Music

Friska Viljor started in heartbreak. Composed of two great (but at the time depressed) music artists, Daniel Johansson and Joakim Sveningsson who wanted to translate their emotion into music. I enjoyed the interview with the band as they spoke about how big break ups started a creative energy that fueled production of their albums. How [...]

A Talk With Billie The Vision & The Dancers

Starting off their own record label ‘Love will Pay the Bills,’ a band called Billie, The Vision and The Dancers releases free content on the internet, making it an alternative to what they say is adapting to how the music industry changed in the last decade. Their songs have received more than a million downloads. [...]

Q & A With Chain Gang of 1974

I had a quick Question and Answer session with Kamtin Mohager the prime member of the psychedelic/punk/experimental one-man band Chain Gang of 1974. He discusses his influence for the album ‘Wayward Fire,’ and what retrofit sounds he captured in his latest work. What are your biggest influences in forming Wayward Fire? A lot of bands [...]

A Few Questions & Answers With Kidstreet

Kidstreet is the result if two siblings making fast paced beats with full vocals. Clotted Artery got a Q & A session with the electro family. Who is Kidstreet? Cliff, Karl and Edna Snyder! Describe your background, when did you guys decide to create music? We just started jamming together because we lived in the [...]

Introducing The PALLERS

There are a few benefits when two best friends work with each other. They create outstanding music together, and honesty is not a rare habit. As Johan says ,”You can tell them when their ideas suck ass.” Johan and Henrik make up the synth heavy electronic band PALLERS. Their fourth album ‘The Sea of Memories,’ [...]

Katie Goes to Tokyo

Swedish singer and songwriter Katie Goes to Tokyo (Kathrine Bergström) encapsulates the daily mundane chores in her music and then turns it into a mural of inspiration.  “My lyrics are generally about things that happen in my life, in Stockholm and how much I love and hate it at the same time; relationships, work, wondering [...]

Q & A with 'This Is Head'

I caught a question and answer period with an award winning Scandinavian group ‘This is Head.’ The first single ’0007′ had my ears popping and head bopping to the tune.  Their recent album ’002′ expresses a great amount of electronic sync with a chase of great harmony. I check out who these guys really are and find out [...]

Meet The Style Whxre Blog

Fashion Blogger, model, freelance writer and passionate advocate for individuality Alix Daignault answers some Q & A with us. Her surprising modesty and nerve to wear shocking heels intrigued us and proved to be an enlightening interview. Who are you, what do you do? My name is Alix Daignault and yes, Alix is my full [...]

Azrael Discusses 'Pocket Watch' & Origin of his Work

“I’m Azrael, I rap, and I can also play goal like a young Don Beaupre.” Smooth lyricist, Azrael released his album Pocket Watch. He depicts the music on the disc as mellow and tumultuous.   Him and producer, Sythe have been tirelessly working on it since 2009, but even with the discipline and hard work, Azrael [...]

The Covenant House

The Covenant House is a shelter with multiple programs for Youth that would otherwise be homeless.  The programs they host give education, life skills, and employment to teenagers and young adults. Clotted Artery has been working with the foundation to help raise money for its various programs. Marty Staniforth, the Development Officer, talks about the [...]

Date tip #1: Rasterbate on walls to impress the ladies

By Gracelle Bonifacio So we all know that age old rule that buddies, broskies, man-friends and the friend-zoned have all been advised to do before a date. You know, get the job done before you “get the job done.” Us Clotted Arteriers (or Arterists?) see this statement as a rule of thumb – a golden [...]