Word of Mouth: Addis Ababa

On the cusp of a renaissance, the Ethiopian capital packs plenty of charm off the beaten path

by Jenny Miller Addis Ababa is a capital on the up-and-up. As the gateway to the rest of Ethiopia and its beguiling landscape, Addis is a city of almost constant sunshine and, in recent years, construction dust. Countless hotels, a light rail system and other developments are in the works, but the city’s charm is more than sufficient enough to make up for any byproduct …

BADBADNOTGOOD + Ghostface Killah: Ray Gun ft. DOOM

On paper, a partnership between a Toronto-based jazz trio, a prominent member of Wu Tang Clan and one of hip-hop’s more mysterious MCs might not sound like the most natural of unions. However “Ray Gun” sees Ghostface Killah and DOOM spitting verses in top form over a full live instrument-backed beat from the increasingly sought after musicians of BADBADNOTGOOD. With an uptempo beat that calls …

Re/ly: Hold On, We’re Going Home (Drake cover)

The debut album Bilateral from modern jazz duo Re/ly demonstrates not only the technical skills of keyboardist and vocalist Bryn Bliska and drummer Jamie Fried, but their ear for original composition. The two met while playing in various jazz combos, funk bands and the school jazz band in college—and surprisingly, they also shared a love of unlocking the brain’s mysteries, and both ended up pursuing …