Interviews

LaF is Taking Us to “Another Era”

Interview: Dylarama

 

Under the name Dylarama, Mathias Pageau writes pop songs made from a collage of disparate styles that nevertheless blend naturally together.  The beginning of 2018 started off with a bang for Dylarama, with the release of his first EP for Lisbon Lux Records, entitled Certified Cutie, and the chance to perform in Paris with label-mates Paupière.  Dylarama kindly took the time to talk with CJLO about the roots of the project, filming a music video in New York City on two iPhones, and the dream of having his own clothing line.


Interview with Soul from Superorganism

Fiona, co-host of Moonstruck on CJLO 1690 AM, recently met with Superorganism member Soul, discussing songwriting, growing success, and more, only a few weeks after the release of their self-titled full-length album.

Since you’re one of the band members that doesn’t really live with the rest of the members in London, how do you find the creative process to work? When writing your songs and what not?


Interview: Cléa Vincent

Photo credit: Michelle Blades

Known for her DIY pop songs with an 80’s touch that harken back to the musical heritage of her French homeland, Cléa Vincent has released three EPs and one album of effervescent pop.  Vincent’s most recent EP however is a nod to the bossa nova and samba music that she loves, recording live in just two days.  CJLO had the pleasure of interviewing Vincent before her show at the M for Montreal festival last November.  The interview has been translated from its original French.


New Nostalgia: An Interview With Majid Jordan (With Full Audio!)

It’s always a nice surprise to hear that one of your favorite groups is coming to town. What can be even better? How about a phone conversation with them a day before they go on stage? This week, I had the privilege to speak with Majid Jordan, who were on their way to Montreal to perform the first show of their 2018 North American Tour. Here are the highlights from our 20 minute conversation.

Akeem: Welcome to Montreal. You guys have been here in the past, what do you look forward to when you get to Montreal?

Jordan: Just energy. Singing. Dancing. The crowd is incredible here. I always say one of the best crowds in the world


Pink Cocoon Live Session & Interview

As some of you might know, Montreal rock station CHOM cancelled their show focusing on local talent Montreal Rocks on Dec 31, 2017. If you want to hear great local stuff, we at CJLO want you to know that we're here for you and are dedicated to bringing you the best Montreal has to offer.
 

A Devil's Din @ CJLO!

Montreal psych band A Devil’s Din dropped by CJLO and joined host Clifton Hanger during Brave New Jams to talk about their new album, One Hallucination Under God. Getting ready for the official launch of the album on September 29, the band in pre-launch mode came equipped with a hard drive full of new tunes and instruments for a live acoustic set.


Lakes of Canada Come Out of Hiding to Play Osheaga Opening Party

Montreal’s own Lakes of Canada have been on a bit of a hiatus lately. After months on the road, Jake, Conor, Sarah and Caleb have been in the realm of the musician’s existence that privileges long days in the studio over long nights playing to noisy rooms. Luckily for us though, an offer to play a slot at the opening party of one of their favourite festivals coaxed them out of seclusion. 


Robert Robert on Flat Cola Presents

Monday July 10th be sure to set your alarms for 6pm because Honeydrip from Waves of Honey will be having Robert Robert as a guest on Flat Cola Presents. Robert Robert is a Montreal producer/DJ who has worked his way up in the industry alongside his good friends and fellow artists Thomas White and Ryan Playground. Recently signed to Nowadays Records in France, he released his 4th work "Welcome to Finetown" which is filled with beautiful electronic compositions and the first album where he shares with us his vocal capabilities.

Robert Robert is having a release party at Newspeak on July 15th. Honeydrip and Robert Robert are good friends so amongst discussing his music and release party expect some wacky and sarcastic conversations!


An Interview with Radiant Baby

An Interview with Paul van Dyk

This Saturday, Montreal will welcome Grammy-award winning DJ and electronic music producer Paul van Dyk at New City Gas as part of his ongoing North American tour. CJLO has taken the time to speak to the man himself about his upcoming show, his passion for music, and his newest music and plans.

How does it feel to be back in Montreal? Are there any memories you have of the city?

I’m thrilled to be back in Montreal, it’s certainly one of my favorite places to visit in Canada. I always feel so much genuine love from the crowds here.


An Interview With Hotkid's Shiloh Harrison

Toronto-based band Hotkid is only days away of their show this Saturday, at l'Espace des Mêmes, alongside Walrus and Miesha & The Spanks, presented by Analogue Addiction and yours truly, CJLO. We at the station had the chance to catch vocalist and lead guitarist Shiloh Harrison and ask her a few questions on Saturday's show, the band's upcoming album, Late Night Mornings, coming out May 5th, and more. 

Your new LP, Late Night Mornings, is soon hitting the shelves. What can you tell us about it? 


Interview: Briga on "Femme," Cultural Appropriation, and More

This past Wednesday, April 5th, Le Divan Orange hosted the launch of Femme, the fourth album by musician Brigitte Dajczer, better known as Briga. For the time of a night, the small Plateau venue was taken on a travel around the world, from the streets of Istanbul to the vast lands of Europe's Eastern countries. CJLO spoke with the artist herself on the inspiration behind Femme, cultural appropriation and its confusing concept, and more.


An Interview with Dutch Uncles' Robin Richards

Nearly a decade has passed since Manchester’s Dutch Uncles made their entrance on the scene with their self-titled debut album. However, the group’s newly released fifth album, Big Balloon, has critics calling it their best album to date. Shortly before the album’s release, Alex from Ashes to Ashes interviewed Robin Richards, bassist and main songwriter for Dutch Uncles, about the new record, “Dad rock,” and what advice he would have given to his 16-year-old self.

Image credit: Sebastian Matthes


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