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Haviah Mighty, Lowest Of The Low + Soon-Yin Lee
Sunday night is for untangling anxieties.

You should know Haviah Mighty. Maestro Fresh Wes was admitted that her stage presence made him nervous. Michie Mee invited her collective The Sorority to perform at her birthday. She has earned stages with artists like Desiigner, Nelly, Sheck Wes, Snoop Dogg and performed on our JONI75 celebration. All of these notable stamps of approval and her debut album is still in the wings. To celebrate her next, Haviah Mighty drops freestyle verses and brings her truth with Strombo.

Lowest Of The Low’s Ron Hawkins has new sounds to share with you. The Toronto institution have finished their eight album, their first on a major label, and Ron visits the House Of Strombo with several cuts and an armful of stories. The Low have always been a voice of Toronto, the community and the political climate, which dates back to their early attempt to establish a musicians’ union to counter unscrupulous promoters. It’s a voice and a message that he found at his first show on The Clash’s London Calling tour and has taken shape through nearly 20-albums to his name. 

Sook-Yin Lee and Strombo share two decades of friendship and musical exploration, from their curational connection on MuchMusic to the CBC airwaves. She has a new hybrid-documentary performance, UNSAFE: An Investigation into the Censorship of Art and the Art of Censorship in Canada, currently ongoing at Canadian Stage. In their in-depth conversation, Sook-Yin and Strombo reclaim bad words, reminisce about those days at the corner of Queen & John, unpack her life story and of course, spin the tunes that you need.

Our friend Joel Plaskett dials in to reveal some exciting news about Thrush Hermit. Strombo exclusively premieres a load of new music, including Damhnait, Kiwi Jr. and if that weren’t enough, we will be visited by the excellent force that is nêhiyawak.

Tell your friends that the Spirit Of Radio lives on.


Playlist

  • David McCallum, “The Edge”
  • Dr. Dre, “The Next Episode (Ft. Snoop Dogg)”
  • Carlos Garnett, “Ghetto Jungle”
  • nêhiyawak, “Starlight”
  • Charlotte Adigéry, “Paténipat”
  • book, “Figure It Out (Ft. Haviah Mighty)”
  • The Sorority, “West End (Yeah Eh)”
  • Haviah Mighty, “Vamanos”
  • Haviah Mighty, “Waves (Ft. Sean Leon)”
  • Haviah MIghty, “Freestyle (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Haviah Mighty, “In Women Colour”
  • Alexandra Streliski, “Ellipse”
  • The Beatles, “Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite (Take 1, 2)”
  • The Beatles, “Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite (Take 7)”
  • Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks, “Kite”
  • Pavement, “Cut Your Hair”
  • Cat Clyde, “All The Black”
  • Yeza, “Is It Because I’m Black (Remix)”
  • Syl Johnson, “Is It Because I’m Black”
  • Wu-Tang Clan, “Hollow Bones”
  • Tool, “Schism”
  • Lowest Of The Low, “Midnight Maryanne”
  • Lowest Of The Low, “The Ballad Of Late Era Capitalism”
  • Lowest Of The Low, “The Barricade”
  • Sleaford Mods, “B.H.S.”
  • Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, “Whistlin’ Past The Graveyard (Tom Waits Cover)”
  • FET.NAT, “Tapis”
  • FET.NAT, “Patio Monday”
  • Jim Morrison, “The Ghost Song”
  • Solange, “Nothing Without Intention (Interlude)”
  • Solange, “Alameda”
  • Solange, “Time Is”
  • Elisapie, “Darkness Bring The Light”
  • Damhnait, “Better Life”
  • Sharon Van Etten, “Seventeen”
  • Thrush Hermit, “Uneventful”
  • Snotty Nose Rez Kids, “Creator Made An Animal”
  • Kiwi Jr., “Comeback Baby”
  • Player, “Baby Come Back”
  • Spirit, “Nature’s Way”
  • The Platters, “My Prayer”
  • Mecca Normal, “Throw Silver”
  • John Maus, “Walls Of Silence”
  • JOOJ, “Ghost Of Love (Onakabazien Remix)”
  • Stars, “The Beginning After The End”
  • Neil Young, “Love And War”
  • Curtis Mayfield, “We’ve Only Just Begun (Live)”