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Your Urban Lifestyle Guide

On April 4th, 2015, I made my way to Ottawa’s well established jail-turned-hotel. Located across from the Rideau Centre, the Ottawa Jail Hostel’s haunting shadows lurked over the city streets. I walked around to the back of the building, through an eerily quiet parking lot, and to a dead end. Confused, I spotted a man outside one of the back entrances.

Playing alongside local hardcore and punk acts, hip-hop group The Adding Machine is brings a new and raw approach previously unseen in the Ottawa rap scene. The trio, comprised of E.on, Defckon, and Yuukon, recently released their first full length entitled + + +. While it’s easy to draw comparisons to other acts, it becomes clear after listening to + + + that the group stands out.

It’s the kick off of summer music festival season this weekend with Coachella. Not sure what to wear when you hit a festival? Here are a couple outfit suggestions to get you pointed in the right direction.

Hip-hop and electronic music have gone hand-in-hand for several years, yielding some of the most innovative songs in both respected genres. As musicians seek new ways to change the production of music, genres are blended together vigorously in a mixer of infinite combinations. Young Fathers, a Scottish group dedicated to the hip-hop genre, have added an extra twist to their sound.