In The Cut

In The Cut

The Cool Table's Adriel Smiley sits down with some of the best musicians from Toronto and beyond. Guests are challenged to finish a tub of ice cream before the end of the interview.

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August 5, 2022 54 min
You may recognize J3M from his time backing Tanika Charles, Zaki Ibrahim, Amaal, The OBGMs and more, AFRONAUT marks an evolution from J3M's previous work. This project includes more intricate production and a clearer vision, we discuss the genesis of the afronaut character and the collection of songs that inspired the project.

He shares about his early days playing in church and finding his voice at York University. He makes h...
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Dana Abraham launched his career directing and writing, the globally recognized short film, PRISONER OF FEAR. This summer he stars in NEON LIGHTS as Clay Amani, alongside Kim Coates. He joins us to discuss his background in boxing and his unique entry into acting. We talk about manifestation and the importance of loving yourself.

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July 8, 2022 36 min
In this episode, we are joined by Mauvey. The Vancouver, BC / London, UK singer-songwriter talks about his new single 'Curfew' and some of his favourite cities to perform in. We discuss the meaning of love and the importance of sharing it. He drops some gems for Wednesday Wisdom and constantly reminds us how unique we all are.

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June 24, 2022 42 min
In this episode of IN THE CUT, we talk to Brazil-born singer-songwriter Bruno Capinan. Their latest album, Tara Rara is a spiritual collection of songs that tell the story of two gay men falling in love on a slaveship. They take us on a sonic adventure that touches on pain, shame & triumph.

We discuss their creative process and the impressive execution of this project. Bruno brings a first to our top 5 segment mentioning legend...
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June 6, 2022 52 min
In the premiere of Season 3, we talk to a friend of the show Domanique Grant. The Toronto soul-pop singer-songwriter recently released the first installment of her Double EP, Queen /Dom.

Grant discusses her journey of growing into her 'Queen' moniker and the part her religious upbringing played in her relationship with shame. She talks about the complications of being a Leo and why elephants in theory make great pets.
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May 27, 2022 27 min
In the finale of Season 2, we talk to Iamhill ahead of the release of her latest project, 'Sellout'.

Iamhill has always used music creation as a means of catharsis and Sellout is no exception, standing out as her most aggressive collection of songs to date.

We discuss some of the themes of the album as well as the importance of NFTs for independent artists. She gives us a very unique answer about which exotic animal she wou...
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May 18, 2022 33 min
Founded in 1998 by Graham Stairs, Popguru Sound & Vision is a diversified music company. On Friday, March 20th they bring us 'Coverama' the album. It features contributors from Popguru's diverse roster. The covers span multiple genres and eras from Prince to Radiohead.

We spoke to John Orpheus, Sam Casey, & Shaina Silver-Baird of Ghost Caravan. They discuss their individual choices for the album and the anticipat...
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March 28, 2022 19 min
In this episode of the pod, we chop it up with Nigerian-born R&B singer Osé. She is currently in the middle of the Unlocked Experience, a set of performances across the city.

We discuss her late grandmother's effect on her career and what happened in the summer of 2019 that changed her path forever. She tells us her favourite song and eats three different ice cream flavours at once.

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February 18, 2022 17 min
In this sequel to a classic, we talk to the cast about some of the similarities between their characters and themselves in real life. We discuss the role of skating in this film, not only on-screen behind the scenes.

Big Thank You to
Marcus Letts
Alijah Racine
Niko Mouratidis
Anthony Gebski
Jared Vrysellas

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February 11, 2022 29 min
In this special episode of IN THE CUT, we are joined by the cast and creator of CALEB.

“CALEB” is the story of a misfit 17-Year-old black kid, struggling to find where he fits in, dealing with the pressures of an Academics focused mom, a preppy private school friend, and a cousin whose ends don’t necessarily justify his means. The film gives us an insight on a few days in our new friend Caleb’s life while he’s chasing the coveted ...
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February 4, 2022 33 min
Moscow Apartment is a Toronto-based indie band. The award-winning duo is gearing up to drop their third project this year, we discuss their evolution as producers and their process as writers. They take us behind the scenes of their infamous Christmas playlist.

Brighid and Pascale give multiple answers for their favourite exotic animal and we give advice to their younger selves.
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January 15, 2022 47 min
Mauvey is a BC-based singer-songwriter-producer he was born in Ghana and raised between the UK and Canada. His album The Florist focuses on themes of love. While each song is sonically different, love in all its facets with all its heart is the grounding force of the project.

In this interview, he talks about his title and the self-proclaimed 'Best Gift Giver Ever '. Mauvy dives into his creative process and his discipline i...
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December 17, 2021 50 min
Borelson is a multi-disciplinary artist and creative entrepreneur based in Toronto. After formative years spent between Gabon, Congo and France, he took a leap of faith and relocated to Canada by himself.

His latest album 'Building Bridges' is out right now. We dubbed him 'King Collab' for his ability to seamlessly join forces with artists across the world. He tells us about the creation of the Ghana Remix and the i...
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December 3, 2021 40 min
Leila Dey is a Toronto-based R&B artist who has garnered international attention for her
smooth tone and songwriting. In early October, she released her latest project Detour. This project is years in the making and Dey joins IN THE CUT to talk about some of the experiences that inspired it.

We talk about the powerful intro written by Desiree Mackenzie and her process of recording the Blessed (Freestyle). She tells about some of ...
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November 26, 2021 60 min
On this episode of IN THE CUT, we sit down with a legendary figure in Canadian hip hop history, Shad. We take a trip down memory lane and discuss some of his earlier works like ‘Rose Garden’ and ‘The Old Prince Still Lives at Home'.

Shad breaks down the themes behind his new project ‘TAO’ (00:06:00) and the importance of community. This is a lengthy and introspective conversation that ventures in many directions.

We talk about t...
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November 12, 2021 23 min
In this episode of IN THE CUT we talk to Charlie Houston a few days before her performance in Toronto. She recently dropped her debut EP 'I Hate Spring'. We talk about 'Honey', the first song recorded for the project and how it affected the sonics of the EP.

Houston gives us a beautiful quote for Wednesday Wisdom and tells us how she would spend 100 million dollars.

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October 24, 2021 28 min
Neela is a multi-talented R&B-pop singer-songwriter, actor and dancer. Her music explores the complexity of human emotions in the face of raw, sensual desire. In this episode, we talk about her latest project 'Prelude' and her return performance in Toronto. She discusses the importance of self-care and being authentic in her lyrics.

Neela tells us about her past life as a turtle and towards the end, she takes over as ho...
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September 10, 2021 22 min
As a teenager, Boslen’s goals were focused on sports: he attended the University of Victoria on a rugby scholarship and played on the Team Canada Rugby team. After he suffered back-to-back ACL tears that sabotaged his scholarship and plans for a future in sports, Boslen dropped out of school, moved to Vancouver, and began writing music as an emotional outlet. After independently dropping mixtapes and an EP between 2018 and 2019, Bo...
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August 27, 2021 14 min
Gab Godon first made her mark as part of the Heartstreets duo and after many years of working and collaborating with different artists, she decided to dare to make solo music and unveiled Laroie. We discuss 'Speed of Life' and all the different places it takes you to. This project has the ambition to bring people together through songs that make them feel good. Laroie lets us in on some of the themes of the EP and leaves us...
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August 18, 2021 21 min
In this very special episode, we talk to a living legend Jimmy Cliff. He is one of only two Jamaican Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Cliff tells us about the origins of Beverley Records and the story behind his moniker.

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