A weekly podcast that delivers engaging discussions and insights on life, love and music by some of Canada's top minds in entertainment and business. Engaging with our local community and the music we love; because it’s in our DNA!
Melaine Durrant sits down with us on this episode of the podcast. This hypnotic singer has garnered over 3.7 million Spotify streams worldwide. The Toronto-native has headlined multiple festival appearances, including the Montreal Jazzfest, Toronto Beaches Jazzfest, and has shared the stage alongside Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Jill Scott, Fantasia, Alessia Cara, and Sean Paul. “Listen” is the first single off Melanie’s upcoming album, Where I’m At, slated for release this month. Melanie shares her start in music with us, her creative process, and of course, her new album!
Mckenzie Small: The best of both worlds
Our guest on today's episode of the podcast is Mckenzie Small. This Mississauga native is best known for her role as "Scarlett Dunn" on Disney and Family Channel tv show "Backstage". She can also be seen in the new CW Network series, "In the Dark" series. In addition to film and television, McKenzie has also been making a name for herself with her music and has released several singles as she continues to pursue her aspirations in film and television. McKenzie came into the studio to chat with us about how she got started in television, where her love for music came from, and much more!
Sarah Thawer: Marching to the beat of your own drum
Sarah Thawer is a self-taught drummer based in Toronto, Canada, who's been performing on stage since the age of 5 years old. https://www.instagram.com/sarahtdrumguru/ (Sarah) has found great success by embracing the world of formal education by studying jazz and world music at York University. She was the recipient of the Oscar Peterson Scholarship, the highest award given by the institution, and graduating with the Summa C*m Laude distinction. Her accolades and work ethic have taken her to share a stage with world-class artists, including AR Rahman, Ruth B, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Del Hartley, and D’bi and the 333, to name a few. We had an incredible conversation with this amazing musician, and we were also lucky enough to have her record some tracks in our studio that we included at the end of this episode as well
From Pro Sports to Behind the Lens
Filmmaker Darrell Wonge dropped by the studio to chat with us on this week's podcast episode. Darrell is a dedicated and energetic creative with extensive experience in fashion, beauty, and sports. Competent in capturing high-quality images while displaying confidence and professionalism. Being a former professional athlete who has traveled worldwide, he brings that same work ethic to every project as a filmmaker. He has worked as a director/cinematographer for artists and brands such as Hennessy, L’Oréal Hair, Astha Tamang-Maskey, Gas NYC, and many more. We sit down and chat with Darrell about playing ball overseas, his transition from sports to filmmaking, and some funny stories in between. Enjoy!
A Musicians Perspective: Travis Dykes
We speak with producer and bass player Travis Dykes on today's episode of the podcast. https://www.instagram.com/tdykes/ (@travisdykes) has really made a name for himself from his YouTube channel where he creates bass and music related lessons along with insights that give practical knowledge about bass playing and the music industry as a whole. His videos typically range from bass lessons to bass covers and from vlogs to live play throughs. Travis joined us today to talk about his love of music and his career. We also get into the secret behind the success of his YouTube channel, and his rapid ascension up the ranks in the competitive Nashville music scene.
T Dykes Music: https://www.youtube.com/travisdykes (https://www.youtube.com/travisdykes)
Laughter, Medicine for the Soul with Jay Martin
Jay Martin, aka “The Renaissance Man,” is a stand-up Comedian, Producer, Actor, and Entertainer who has impressed sold-out audiences with his top-notch comedic stylings across Canada, the United States, and the Caribbean. As one of the most sought-after comedians and event emcees in Toronto, Canada, Jay Martin has shared the comedy stage with Steve Harvey, Jamie Foxx, Russell Peters, Eddie Griffin, Tommy Davidson, and Cedric the Entertainer, among many other well-known acts. Jay has also successfully produced high-quality entertainment events over the years, including “Jay Martin’s Uptown Comedy Series,” the infamous “Bruk Pocket Party,” “Trinidad vs. Jamaica Mothers Day Special,” and the all-inclusive premier day party “The Experience by Jay Martin” to name a few.
Jay joins us in the studio to share his start into his unique entry into comedy, the transition during the lockdown, and more. Hilarious from start to finish!
DNA Airwaves is GREAT!
Love the show boys
Bonjour and Wha gwan!
English, French and Jamaican, must be mixed lol
Seen these guys at a Dre tribute! LOVE IT