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Alt pop artist Juliana Eye takes us behind her stellar cover of Blondie’s ‘Dreaming’! The self-produced rendition captures Juliana's admiration for the icon, while applying her own unique flair; in contrast to the original's upbeat, new wave feel, this version is downtempo, super lush and - living up to its title - dreamy. ‘Dreaming’ comes to us as…
 
Graham Stairs, Founder of Popguru Sound & Vision and A&R maverick, joins the show to take us behind Coverama! Coverama is a compilation of creative, fun, and innovative renditions of classic pop and indie rock songs, set for release on May 20th, & following the album launch, featured artists will take to the stage at Drake Underground in Toronto on…
 
Thomas Franklin and Maxine Beck-Sinderby of Indie pop duo TANDM join the DTP to take us behind their infectious cover of the Counting Crows 'Accidentally In Love'! With bright, poppy production and catchy riffs, the song is featured on Coverama, a compilation filled with creative, fun and innovative renditions of classic pop and indie rock songs. W…
 
Singer songwriter Mathew V joins the show to chat about his 2022 Juno Nomination for Adult Contemporary Album Of The Year! Mathew’s emergence as one of Canada’s brightest, breakout talents has been slowly and methodically building over the past decade. With his 50 million career streams to date, over 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify, and a lo…
 
Juno nominated Indigenous Country artist Desiree Dorion takes us behind the music of her latest track 'Wouldn't That Be Fun'! Fun, upbeat, and lighthearted, Desiree Dorion's "Wouldn't That Be Fun" featuring Dave Wasyliw of Doc Walker fame, is a Country/Rock blended call and response about imagining what it's like to be in the early stages of a rela…
 
Six Time MusicNL Nominee Adrian House joins the show to take us behind his new single ‘Changes’, as well as its music video! Written nearly five years ago, Adrian was first inspired by the fun, endearing melody of the song, and began writing it after singing his ideas into his handheld voice recorder. With the goal of writing a positive and uplifti…
 
Award winning indie folk artist Braden Lam takes us behind his new track ‘Silence’, his first collaboration which features indigenous rapper Wolf Castle! Initially written as a personal and reflective take on relationships and the communication they require in order to survive, the song later expanded into a more socially focused track dealing with…
 
Country music artist Kris Barclay joins the show to take us behind his new single 'More Than Whiskey'! A modern love song packed with equal parts charm and emotion, “More Than Whiskey” is set to turn the heads of Country music lovers everywhere! Not only do we dive into this fun & carefree track, but also what it was like to get back out on tour re…
 
Country music artist Graham Trude takes us behind his incredibly powerful new single ‘PTSd’! As a former Afghanistan war veteran and police officer, Graham has been channelling decades of often highly traumatic life-altering experiences into truly life-affirming country music, weaving tales of love and loss into memorable melodies in songs such as …
 
Clifton Murray of Juno award winning & multi-platinum vocal group The Tenors takes us behind the groups upcoming ‘Best of Our Lives’ shows in Windsor & Toronto! Clifton, Fraser, and Victor of The Tenors have been thrilling audiences around the world with their powerful songs, outstanding harmonies, and undeniable charm. Reimagining iconic hits and …
 
Award-Winning East Coast Pop Artist and Stunning Vocalist Rachel Cousins takes us behind her anthemic new single ‘For Myself’! Empowering, soulful, and packed with incredible vocals and harmonies, "For Myself" is a song that stays true to Rachel's early 2000's Pop sound while seamlessly blending in modern R&B elements. Written shortly after a break…
 
Canadian singer songwriter Ryan McMahon joins the show to take us behind his new single 'One More Fire'! “One More Fire” is about Ryan’s desire for living that comes from the source of energy he gets travelling stage to stage and sharing moments with his musical family. It begs the Universe to let us all come back together to laugh, sing, and share…
 
Nigerian-Canadian singer songwriter Falana takes us behind what it was like to be named a winner at the 2nd annual Black Canadian Music Awards! Not only do we discuss this prestigious honour, but we also take time to dive in to Falana's amazing 2021 album 'Rising', melding the worlds of music fashion and paintings, trusting the process, and more! C…
 
Alternative / Soul artist & three time juno nominee Nuela Charles takes us behind her new single Awakening! “Awakening” is as much about the evolution, as it is about the arrival. That feeling of “I’m here. This is me. Take it or leave it,” said Nuela Charles. “It’s about re-awakening that fiery spirit within, that we can diminish for the sake of o…
 
Sarah Blackwood & Gianni Luminati of Walk off the Earth, and their son Romeo of 'Romeo Eats', join the show to discuss their 2022 JUNO Award Nomination for Children’s Album of the Year! Gianni, along with Romeo’s mom, fellow Walk Off The Earth lead singer Sarah Blackwood, discovered Romeo had an insatiable appetite for all things divine. The pair d…
 
Shelia Hart & Adam Hart of synth pop group Common Deer take us behind the music of their debut album ‘MAXIMALIST’! Mostly completed before the pandemic, the four-piece band - comprised of two sets of siblings: Sheila Hart (vocals), Adam Hart (guitar, synthesizer), Liam Farrell (percussion, samples), and Connor Farrell (bass) - created MAXIMALIST wi…
 
Josh Ramsay, lead singer of award winning group Marianas Trench, takes us behind his debut solo album ‘The Josh Ramsay Show’! ‘The Josh Ramsay Show’ includes an all-star list of collaborators with the likes of Chad Kroeger and Dallas Smith, and showcases Ramsay’s astonishing musical versatility as he set out to challenge himself through an explorat…
 
R&B artist Ria Barkr joins the DTP to share the story behind her debut single ‘work for it’! Over a slick, futuristic beat that’s threaded with sweeping synths, Ria pulls at the puppet strings of a chaser in love. The track, crafted by U.K. producer Jared Harding of Electric Bear Studios, displays a titillating game of cat and mouse as she remains …
 
Singer Songwriter Ria Mae returns to the DTP to take us behind her new EP ‘Therapy’! A curated batch of six swelling anthems that are both conversational and confessional, Therapy sees Mae opening up through song with a vulnerability that will instantly connect with listeners. We also discuss the music video for ‘The Old Me’, what it was like to fi…
 
Award winning and renowned guitarist JW-Jones joins the DTP to take us behind the HOROJO Trio, and their smooth new debut album ‘Set The Record’! With each member individually accomplished musicians, HOROJO Trio are drummer Jamie Holmes, singer/keyboardist Jeff Rogers, and guitarist JW Jones who has as a solo artist reached Top 10 on the Billboard …
 
Canadian pop artist & producer Terez returns to the DTP to take us behind her debut EP ‘Sad Girl Summer’! Terez uses her music as a platform to discuss topics such as self-love, mental health and empowerment. Her deeply vulnerable and personal lyrics aim to make listeners feel understood, while her pop melodies and dynamic vocals make you want to d…
 
Country artist Danielle Ryan takes us behind the music on her new single ‘Take Me Back’! The new single reminisces on wanting to be taken back to easier times of a relationship with the one you loved and can’t seem to forget. We also discussed the music video for ‘Take Me Back’, the hilarious reels Danielle releases, getting to play the Calgary Sta…
 
Paul Brogee & Jay Foster of indie rock group Long Range Hustle join the DTP to take us behind their new album ‘I am alive, but only if you say I am'! The 10-track record is jam packed with melodic earworms and thought-provoking lyrics that explore themes of self-reflection, human connection, and vulnerability in a time when it’s needed most. We als…
 
Award winning singer songwriter Jadea Kelly joins the DTP to take us behind her new album ‘Roses’! ‘Roses’ reflects Jadea’s journey to a more conscious and balanced state. Featuring 13 new original tracks – which were composed between Ontario, Nashville and L.A. over the past four years – Roses perfectly showcases Jadea’s heartstring-tugging songwr…
 
Synth pop / New wave artist Vanden Dool returns to the DTP to take us behind his latest single ‘You Will Not Love Me Forever’! Our first taste of Vanden Dool since his 2020 EP ‘The View From Here’, ‘You Will Not Love Me Forever’ may be Vanden Dool’s most collaborative track yet, and is a whirlwind that touches on the fear that the fans & followers …
 
Mikhail Galkin and Jay Anderson of psych rock group Lammping join the DTP to take us behind their new album ‘The Stars We Lost’! The songwriting craft apparent on the new EP Stars We Lost is indicative of the band members’ rich and diverse history in the Toronto music scene, while the musical versatility could see it sit comfortably next to heavy h…
 
Indie Pop artist Niki Kennedy returns to the DTP to take us behind her new single ‘Get Back In The Groove’! A song about getting back up after falling down and reminding each listener that they can achieve anything, Niki’s carefully crafted yet ambiguous lyrics create an intentional space for listeners to take what they need from the song while ser…
 
Country artist Mike Whiteside takes us behind his new sophomore single ‘My Kind of Paradise’! ‘My Kind of Paradise’ takes a look at a relationship where the events don’t have to be special themselves, because it’s the company that makes the moments truly shine! Not only do we discuss this new track, but also a fateful Kenny Chesney concert, getting…
 
In demand pianist and producer Timothonius takes us behind crafting his debut single 'Drive', which features the incredible Justine Tyrell on vocals! With its effortless blend of an addictive compilation of synths and rhythms, Drive is the perfect example of R and B at its best. The entire song details the unfolding of a less-than-perfect relations…
 
Josh Beauchamp of global pop group Now United on their new single 'Jump', and it's amazing music video! Doused in an electric energy, “Jump” was made in collaboration with Moroccan-born Dutch DJ and producer R3HAB and emerging digital artist Alta B. The music video for the song was choreographed by Kyle Hanagami (Justin Bieber, BLACKPINK) and relea…
 
Country artist Graham Scott Fleming joins the DTP to take us behind his new track ‘Better Man’! “Better Man” was written solely by Graham and is a song born of personal heartbreak and resilience. The new single is currently taking off in Canada with Stingray Radio featuring the song as a “Trending Track” and Rogers Radio selecting “Better Man” as “…
 
Roots singer songwriter Charissa joins the DTP to take us behind her new single ‘People Like You’! “People Like You” is a quiet acoustic track that reminds listeners that even when times are rough, there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel, and likely someone waiting there to help you out of the dark. We also discuss signing with Coalition, A…
 
Country music artist Jayme Lynne joins the DTP to take us behind her new single ‘No Complaints’! The song represents being content with the present, while innocently dreaming of a bigger and better life in a "perfect" world. Produced by Adam Newcomb, the track embodies modern-day Dolly Parton vibes and allows listeners to drift into their own dream…
 
Canadian Country artist Karli June returns to take us behind her debut EP 'Where You Come From'! The long-awaited EP was produced by Canadian powerhouse Karen Kosowski (Meghan Patrick, The Washboard Union, Tim Hicks, Mickey Guyton) and presents a set of life-affirming songs that read like a road map – a means of finding your place in the world whil…
 
Indie Pop artist Emmy Law joins the DTP to dive into her new single ‘I Don’t Want It’! ‘I Don’t Want It’ began as a piano ballad exploring the depths of a relationship that has run its course, with one half of this couple realizing things haven't worked out as hoped. The song would evolve into much more, with synths and layers helping to create a d…
 
Brad and Ryan of Canadian country music duo Flaysher join the DTP to take us behind their new single ‘Wild One’! Written by Nashville and Canadian country heavy hitters Tebey, Emma-Lee and Karen Kosowski and produced by Dan Swinimer, “Wild One'' is a feel-good song about the kind of girl you know you can't hold onto for long, yet can't help but try…
 
Canadian singer songwriter Sam Drysdale joins the DTP to go behind his new EP 'Testarossa'! The inspiration for Testarossa comes from the Italian word for “redhead” aptly named after the chic 12-cylinder, mid-engine sports car manufactured by Enzo Ferrari between 1984-1996. It represents the next step in the speedy evolution of a talent that is gea…
 
Alt Pop artist VISSIA joins the DTP to take us behind her 2021 album 'With Pleasure'! Whether it’s the neo-soul bliss of ‘The Cliffs’, the disco revival beats of ‘On My Mind’, the funk-soul vocal acrobatics of ‘Never Gonna Be The Same’ or the liberated vibes of ‘My Wom’, this album includes nods to a more nostalgic era of pop music, one in which so…
 
Indie singer songwriter Marissa Burwell joins the DTP to take us behind her debut album ‘Bittersweet”! An indie act from the heart of the prairies, Marissa is best known for her captivating, yet endearing performances - and she's already getting a lot of attention. Writing for her own ears since 2010, Marissa began cutting her teeth in the local sc…
 
Amber Nielsen, of band Sweet Alibi joins the DTP to take us behind the bands new album 'Make A Scene'! This is the band’s fourth studio album and is filled with hooky guitar lines, layered beats, and the soulful three-part harmonies and folk-roots-pop style! We also discuss crafting the music video for recent single 'Slow Down', returning to the ro…
 
Indie rocker Tennyson King returns to the DTP to chat about his new album 'Good Company'! Good Company is based on Tennyson’s experiences with group and solo travel, exploration, nature, the ocean, backpacking, culture, hostel stay-overs, relationships, connections with people, and taking the time to enjoy life and embrace the moment. The album was…
 
Indie Rock artist Johnny Payne joins the DTP to take us behind his new album 'King of Cups'! Formerly a founding member of The Shilohs, Johnny has been laying low the past couple of years but he has always been a performer, and this new album is all Johnny Payne. He wrote it, arranged it, produced it and played a variety of instruments on it. Johnn…
 
Vancouver, BC & London, UK based singer songwriter Mauvey joins the DTP to take us behind his new mixtape ”The Florist”! “The Florist” is a 10 track journey sharing a message of love through creative narratives of intentional songwriting, intelligent melody and hypnotic production. The release also marks Mauvey's directorial debut of The Florist - …
 
Platinum pop artist Alicia Moffet takes us behind her brand new single "Lullaby"! “Lullaby” is a sassy track that infuses electro-pop with rich and complex sounds of RnB and soul, while exuding Alicia’s disarming charm. Not only do we chat about this new single, but also about the Billie Ave collection she released last year, a little bit about the…
 
Pop Punk artist Victoria Alex joins the DTP to take us behind her new single “Screaming”! “Screaming” is a powerful anthem about wanting to be heard & understood while trying to figure out your place in the world, and it also happens to be Victoria’s first release after shifting her style as an artist! Some may remember her as Victoria Azevedo, for…
 
Toronto based Folk-rocker John Muirhead joins the DTP to take us behind his debut full-length album ‘Traveler’! With carefully crafted arrangements led by his heartfelt warm vocals, John explores feelings of adventure, wanderlust, homesickness and self-doubt across the album. Not only do we discuss this new album, but also how John shifted to back …
 
Earl Pereira, vocalist & bass player for island rock group The Steadies, joins the DTP to take us behind the group's brand new single “Light Me Up”! Highlighted by sleek and sexy grooves alongside emotionally uplifting vocal melodies from both The Steadies and featured artist (and co-writer) SNJÜ, “Light Me Up” showcases the band’s pop-rock flavour…
 
Stuart Chatwood, bass player of legendary multi-platimun Canadian rock group The Tea Party, joins the DTP to take us behind the groups new EP “Sunshower”! “Sunshower” serves as a companion piece to the 2019 EP Black River. Together, the EPs will comprise the eventual full-length album Blood Moon Rising, officially marking the latest chapter in The …
 
Pop singer songwriter Tamara Grace joins the DTP to take us behind her gripping new single “Bad Girls”! Stemming from burnt-out romantic relationships and friendships, Tamara penned “Bad Girl” with feelings of frustration and sadness after feeling taken advantage of and misunderstood. Tamara also chats about taking time after her first single to fo…
 
Dennis Ellsworth joins the DTP to take us behind the new band The Moneygoround, as well as their psychedelic debut single "Very Cherry"! The debut single from The Moneygoround is an Americana, power-pop track with aspects of roots woven through. The upbeat song features 60's inspired, ear catching hooks, and is a story about commitment, security, a…
 
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