Red Bull Music Academy Radio: Northern Lights with a l l i e

Tune into Red Bull Music Academy Radio's Northern Lights, today at 6:00 pm Johnny Hockin talks to future-soul singer a l l i e about making DIY hip hop and r&b in Toronto, and we meet some of her collaborators as she takes us on a tour of the city’s underground.

Future soul vocalist a l l i e is not afraid of working hard. In this feature interview, she talks about the labour behind her latest record Nightshade, a DIY affair involving some of Toronto’s most talented underground musicians and producers. We also hear from two of these figures, Harrison and Birthday Boy, who drop by the studio to tell us about what it’s like to work with a l l i e, and how she retains such a strong vision in the studio.
a l l i e drops a playlist that maps out the city’s vibrant hip hop and r&b scenes, showcasing meteoric up-and-comers like Clairmont the Second and Charlotte Day Wilson alongside scene stalwarts like The Kount and 2nd Son. In a city that gets a lot of its reputation from one artist’s towering -- ahem -- Views, a l l i e shows us what Toronto looks like at street level.

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