The DNA Airwaves

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No guest for this podcast but the hosts chat with our show's producer, Mat Keselman, who is not only co-founder of The MPL , but also a sound engineer and a college professor. On this episode of the podcast we discuss music technology, audio production, and how creativity & technology work together.
On this episode of the podcast we sit and chat with Karen Burke! Karen is the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Juno award-winning Toronto Mass Choir, a Gospel choir that has been touring and recording since 1988. Karen has written and arranged many of the songs on their 10 albums and has led the choir on tours in several countries including Poland, Romania, Italy and most recently, the Dominican Republic. In addition to her work with the Toronto mass Choir, Karen is also a Professor in the music department at York University and developed the first post-secondary gospel music curriculum in Canada.  We had a great time speaking with her about her start in music and her reluctant path to becoming a professor. Enjoy!
Today we discuss the perceptual phenomenon known as synesthesia. Synesthesia is a neurological condition in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway (ie. hearing) leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway (such as vision). Sometimes, this takes the form of hearing music and simultaneously sensing the sound as swirls or patterns of colour. In this episode, we chat with two musicians, Brigit O'Regan and Blake Hamilton, who are both synesthetes (A person who reports a lifelong history of synesthesia) to learn more about this fascinating subject. Enjoy!!
Today we sit down in the studio with violinist Grenville Pinto aka G Pinto. Grenville is a Canadian violinist originally from our hometown of Hamilton and was a member of the Philharmonic orchestra there. Similar to us, he’s now based out of Toronto and has travelled the world delivering his versatile repertoire of pop, jazz and hard rock in such a vibrant, brand new way. We asked him to join us at the studio to talk about why he chose violin in the first place and the cool path it led him down through music. We also included a sample of his amazing talent as bonus because he was kind enough to also perform live in the studio for us. Check out this incredible performance at the end of the episode! Cheers
Eddie Bullen is, undoubtedly, a rare breed amongst multi-talented artists. Pianist, songwriter, arranger and producer, Eddie's lengthy career has yielded an abundance of awards and recognition for his outstanding talents. From his first album, 'Nocturnal Affair' to his most recent single, "Sunset Marquee, Eddie continues to give us an incredible blend of jazz with world music, hip hop, R&B and Latin vibes. He's collaborated with many successful artists including Deborah Cox, Glenn Lewis, Fefe Dobson, Oleta Adams and Liberty Silver. He also composes and arranges for City TV, YTV, CBC, and TMN the Movie Network. We get a chance to hear the story of this exceptional career from start to finish in this episode. Listen now! 
This week we are joined by Canadian songwriter, singer and vocal coach Nevon Sinclair. Nevon was born and raised in Toronto where he was first introduced to music. Over the years he has arranged and written for several groups and artists, including Grammy award winning artist Daniel Cesar. We connected with Nevon and discussed his writing process, his trek through the Canadian music scene and his future plans. Listen now!!
Our guests for this episode are violinist/fiddler Brigit O'Regan and saxophonist Nathan Allen. Brigit is known as “Violin Girl” by over 16 Million people due to the success of her FanExpo and ComicCon videos. Saxophonist Nathan Allen made his start on YouTube in 2009 and saw some success with creating RnB sax cover songs. His "Allen Music" brand took a leap forward in 2014 when Nathan began covering pop tunes on the Billboard charts. Both of their channels have skyrocketed in popularity and looks to continue to grow with the help of its devoted supporters. We sat to discuss what it's like to create content, run a YouTube page, and so much more. Check it out now!
Our guest for this episode is Canadian singer, songwriter and actor Robert Ball. This multi talented artist has sung background vocals for Kim Burrell as well as opened for artists Mary Mary, Cece Winans, Gordon Chambers, Keshia Chante, Shawn Desman and many more. His music has be played on television and radio all over Europe and North America. We had the opportunity to speak with Robert during the Covid-19 lockdown and learn more about his story. Check it out now!!
Our guest today is Kiana Eastmond aka Rookz. Kiana 'Rookz' Eastmond is the Founder & Director at Sandbox Studios. Rookz is one of Toronto's stars behind the stars and has made a name in the Canadian music scene by creating one of the most successful urban music artist development and recording facilities in the GTA. This serial entrepreneur has also become the Executive Director for Manifesto, one of Canada's premier contemporary youth arts and culture platforms. In our conversation, we get into her incredible story from the beginning, all the way to what's ahead for this incredibly inspiring business woman.
Today's guest is the incredible Canadian singer/songwriter Gary Beals. Gary was the runner up on the first season of Canadian Idol. He stepped away from music for over a decade to take a break from the scene but he is now returning with his new upcoming album, "Bleed My Truth", which will be available October 2nd. His new single, "Blood Red Rose" from the new album will be available August 21st on all the major digital streaming platforms. In this conversation, we discuss his long break from music, what brought him back and experience of being on the first season of such a big show!
This week's guest is one of Canada's brightest Pop and R&B recording artists NOA! NOA recently released her new single Patience, which has garnered a lot of attention and gaining momentum on Spotify and iTunes. During the height of the lockdown, we checked in with Canadian artist NOA and had a conversation about her start in music, her creative process during the lockdown, her time on The Launch and much more!  
In this episode of the podcast, our hosts chat with Canadian entertainment professional Keziah Myers. Keziah currently works with SOCAN and Re:Sound, Canada's largest rights management organizations that serve as advocates for music creators, publishers and labels. Keziah’s main role is to educate media and non-media organizations on the significance of music licensing, and facilitate the initial process of getting songwriters their royalties. In this interview, we speak about public performance copyright and royalties for artists in Canada. A great conversation for any creator to check out!
The DNA Airwaves sits down with Juno award winner Carlos Morgan. Carlos is an accomplished singer, songwriter, producer and vocal coach that has seen so much of the music industry in North America. We go in depth about his humble beginnings as an R&B artist in Canada and what he is currently working. As a bonus, Carlos also performs one of his latest singles, "Have a Little Faith" in studio!
We chat with Lisa Sonshine from the Juno nominated children's musical duo Sonshine and Broccoli about her career in music. Sonshine and Broccoli have performed at the NBA All-Star game along with large stages all across North America & are currently working on some incredible projects in film and audio.
The hosts of the DNA Airwaves Anthony & Diriki sit down and discuss a little bit about themselves how this podcast came together.The DNA Airwaves is weekly podcast that delivers engaging discussions and insights on life, love and music by some of Canada's top minds in entertainment and business. Some of our guests will include Award Winning Artists, Entertainment Lawyers, Industry Executives, Touring Musicians and more!
Program Director, Justin Russo with the Music and Memory organization chats with the DNA Airwaves to discuss the powerful connection between music and the mind.
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Podcast Details

Created by
The DNA Project
Podcast Status
Jul 9th, 2020
Latest Episode
Oct 12th, 2020
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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