“Working with Whisky & Spice Music has been a breath of fresh air. It’s refreshing to work with someone who genuinely cares about me as an artist and respects me as an artist. It feels very comfortable. I get to stay true to myself while continuing to learn as an artist.” – KayGeni
“Whisky & Spice Music provided me with the great opportunity of recording both my Ludwig BreakBeats drum kit, and a vintage Ludwig drum kit!
Being able to gain more knowledge on capturing quality recordings on a smaller budget is invaluable, and it can be done!
With these recordings I can now present a more extensive representation of my drumming style to other musicians and potential collaborators.
Thank you to W&S Music for putting in the time and energy in assisting me to create quality content that I can now use to promote my playing, and gain more traction in the independent music community here in Toronto.” – Emree Wilson
Home Recording Drums with Emree Wilson November 8, 2018 by Dan Gordon One of Whisky & Spice Music's most important missions has been to showcase local musicians like Emree Wilson, a remarkably talented young drummer. I met Emree through KayGeni when he performed on her recent EP, Indigo. Throughout the rehearsal and recording process, Emree blew me away with his passion, professionalism, focus, and talent. As [...]
Vinyl Listening Lounge @ Array Centre for The Contemporary Music Arts Sponsored by Whisky & Spice Music October 17, 2018 by Dan Gordon A true community space – for the community, supported by the community. It was December, 2017: I was taking some audio engineering courses and needed a space where I could host a few musicians, plug [...]
October 1, 2018 by Dan Gordon For new and emerging independent musicians, it can be difficult to find reliable, high quality resources to work with. That's why one of my key missions with W&S Music has been to identify those resources and start building relationships with trusted vendors. Studio space is one of the most important resources for any [...]
Whisky & Spice Music Presents KayGeni's Indigo August 17, 2018 by Dan Gordon Whisky & Spice Music is proud to present our inaugural sponsored artist, KayGeni. Hanging out with Kay at home December/2017.y I met Kay in December of 2017, while studying audio engineering at Centennial College. Looking to hone my new skills, I posted an ad online seeking musicians who would [...]
June 8, 2018 by Dan Gordon I was browsing Bandcamp’s #toronto hashtag and I came across a new release by Toronto’s Across The Board. I listened to the new track “She’s Listening” and really liked what I heard. A powerful voice backed-up with obviously talented musicians. I always like to learn more about musicians and bands so I clicked on the various links to Across The Board’s web presence. What [...]
by Dan Gordon June 5, 2018 I have an eclectic taste in music but I’m a Rock ‘n’ Roll guy at heart. There is no doubt that Left Left Right Right’s newly released two song collection is quality rock ‘n’ roll. Gritty distorted guitar and bass along with hard-driving drums add up to two great sounding rock tracks. Good for: listening to while driving lonely back roads in your dream [...]
June 1, 2018 by Dan Gordon Extended Layover by Mingjia Chen & James Fernando This is music. Sophisticated yet pure and focused, featuring the beautiful voice of Mingjia Chen supported by some equally beautiful piano playing. My favourite tracks in this eight-song collection are: Summer Moonlight Waitling with a Smile And a fantastic cover of Oasis’ Champagne Supernova. I’ll be turning the lights down, glass of wine or fine whisky [...]
May 25, 2018 by Dan Gordon Another day, another beautiful, strong female voice to review. A few days ago I discovered the raspy, garage rock power of Rosalia Vagalatis . Today it’s the dynamic, soothing R&B sound of LAii. My two favourite tracks in this six-song collection is Ride (the first track) and Dreaming (the last track) but both bookend four other complex, quality songs. My first impression of these [...]
May 22, 2018 by Dan Gordon Today I fell in love with a voice – the voice of The Bloomers Rosalia Vagalatis. Raspy, mature, elegant, controlled and confident. All words that I would use to describe this powerful, female rock voice that is the heart and soul of Toronto's The Bloomers. I smiled as I listened. I cheered her on as she sang while her band played. Check her out: [...]
May 15, 2018 by Dan Gordon I was recently introduced to Southern Ontario country rockers High Court County and their newest EP titled Here We Go Again. I had a good listen to the EP yesterday and all three tracks are very strong but my personal favourite is Bonfire Friday Night. I probably listened to that song 10 times yesterday. The intro guitar riff leading to drums then bass is [...]