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A blending of divergent technology-driven sound and tradition

Dave O Rama gets all three members of the Canadian electro-indigenous group Silla & Rise on the phone from Ottawa where the band is nominated this week for Indigenous Music Album of the Year.

Hypnotic, Epic, Fantastic!

"I Feel Love" is a song by Donna Summer. Produced and co-written by Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte. "I Feel Love" became popular during the disco era, influencing artists and bands such as David Bowie, Brian Eno, The Human League and Blondie. The Financial Times credited it as "one of the most influential records ever made", laying the foundations for electronic dance music. 

4 the People

"To dance is to pray, to pray is to heal, to heal is to give, to give is to live, to live is to dance". -Marijo Moore

Soul legends never die

Perhaps no act epitomized soul music as the secularization of Gospel music more than Sam & Dave. Sam & Dave's music continues to be a source of inspiration for DJs and today's dance music producers.

The Madonna of the East

Bat-Sheva Ofra Haza-Ashkenazi, known professionally as Ofra Haza (November 19, 1957 – February 23, 2000) was an Israeli singer, actress, and Grammy Award-nominee recording artist, commonly known as "The Israeli Madonna". Her voice has been described as a "tender" mezzo-soprano.

Junior Gong

Damian Marley is the most versatile and prolific of the Marley family. He bridged the gap between conscious Reggae and Hip-Hop/R&B. At a time that both genres were veering off to commercialism, Junior Gong released music that upheld the root of these genres in terms of lyrical content and musical authenticity.