5 Questions with Chymera
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What motivates you?

The only thing getting me out of bed in the mornings is fried placenta. I’ve got a friend who works at the local hospital and keeps me well stocked up. Gotta get them stem cells!

What’s the best part of what you do?

I like to think that my best part is my right thigh. It’s got a doughy consistency that looks great in skin tight shorts. My left thigh always gets jealous.

What most inspiring thing a listener of your music told you?

Have you got any Axwell?

Does a specific state of mind or mood generate your best work?

I make my best music in a vegetative state.

What’s next for yourself?

Finishing this interview.

icky Hilton book signing in Toronto.

5 Questions with Arabot
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What inspires you and motivates you?

Books, movies, music, arts and this rotten thing they call life.

What’s the best part about what you do?

The freedom to do what thou wilt.

What new projects are you working on?

New mini-album called I Modi coming out Oct 13th on Fysisk Format. European tour in October with noise-rock giants Rabbits!

Does a specific state of mind or mood generate your best work?

My usual sober self usually generate the best art.

What can we expect from you in the near future?

New full length album next year! Beware.

Tasty butter coffee at Hula Girl Espresso Boutique (456 Ossington Avenue, steps north of College). A tasty mix of coffee, butter, and a coconut oil.
Aside from the new location on Ossington, Hula Girl is also located at 2473 Dundas Street West.

Tasty butter coffee at Hula Girl Espresso Boutique (456 Ossington Avenue, steps north of College). A tasty mix of coffee, butter, and a coconut oil.

Aside from the new location on Ossington, Hula Girl is also located at 2473 Dundas Street West.

5 Questions with DJ Shiva ____________________________
 What inspires you and motivates you?
Life in general…and the never ending contrast that it brings. I’m inspired to create music because it helps me communicate things that I can’t say in words.
What’s the best part about what you do?
Feeling joy doing what I love while simultaneously bringing joy to others who are receiving it.
What new projects are you working on?
I’m releasing my first EP of all original music on September 16th available via Alpha Pup and iTunes. I’ve also created a brand new live set of all original beats and remixes which I’m really excited about building on.
I also have a new show starting up on BREAL.TV in November called “Creative Juices”- we will feature djs, producers, artists and dancers on the show twice a month.
Does a specific state of mind or mood generate your best work?
I’ve learned that I can’t force myself to create unless I’m truly inspired. So my job is really just chilling out and letting that inspiration flow in so that I can create from a pure and unforced space.
What can we expect from you in the near future?
More original music as well as a remix version of my new EP ‘Dark Moon’. 

5 Questions with DJ Shiva
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 What inspires you and motivates you?

Life in general…and the never ending contrast that it brings. I’m inspired to create music because it helps me communicate things that I can’t say in words.

What’s the best part about what you do?

Feeling joy doing what I love while simultaneously bringing joy to others who are receiving it.

What new projects are you working on?

I’m releasing my first EP of all original music on September 16th available via Alpha Pup and iTunes. I’ve also created a brand new live set of all original beats and remixes which I’m really excited about building on.

I also have a new show starting up on BREAL.TV in November called “Creative Juices”- we will feature djs, producers, artists and dancers on the show twice a month.

Does a specific state of mind or mood generate your best work?

I’ve learned that I can’t force myself to create unless I’m truly inspired. So my job is really just chilling out and letting that inspiration flow in so that I can create from a pure and unforced space.

What can we expect from you in the near future?

More original music as well as a remix version of my new EP ‘Dark Moon’.
 

Name your price day at 7 Eleven on Friday, September 19th.

Name your price day at 7 Eleven on Friday, September 19th.

5 Questions with $hine Brida
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What motivates you?

Keeping my sanity. When I write it’s like my brain’s vomiting. If I held all my thoughts in, they’d poison me. They have the potential of an appendix.

What’s the best part of what you do?

That I can say whatever I want and I have an outlet for that. I have a highly active inner monologue and now I can put it to use in a way that I wouldn’t be able to if I was a hairdresser. Or a least a hairdresser anybody wanted to go to. People expect this sort of thing from rappers, though. It’s an asset.

What’s the most inspiring thing a listener has ever told you?

Two days ago someone downloaded my new mixtape and told me they wanted to eat my heart. That was pretty cool. It means I’m on the right path at least.

Does a specific mood or state generate your best work?

Not really, I get up at 4:30am and have words running through my head from then on, whatever I’m doing. I keep having to stop to write. I love all different atmospheres, locations, people, memories, ideas - there’s inspiration in all of them. I do get fixated in certain things every now and then though, and then I’m influenced heavily by how that subject “feels” even if I don’t write about the subject itself. So it’s more internal. Like I’ll sit down and think a lot about one of my favourite subjects and create the mood myself.

What’s next for you?

I’m working on an EP right now called “Murders” with Detroit producer Eyes and Teeth. It will be out by the end of the year and I’m very excited about it. Right now I’m also filming my first acting role in the indie film “Cerebrate”, so watch out for that too.

Just Eat free pizza picnic at Trinity Bellwoods Park.