“Five Minutes With” Toronto Electronic Musician Harrison

Our latest “Five Minutes With” profile catches up with local Toronto electronic music producer and Juno nominated artist Harrison.

Name: Harrison
Genre: Electronic
Founded: 2013
# of Albums: 3, and a few Mixtapes
Latest Release: Checkpoint Titanium

Latest Video: Celica Supra

Bio

Harrison is happening. In a few short years, the prodigious Toronto producer has gone from teenage bedroom beatmaker showcasing his homemade, sample-savvy wares on Soundcloud to hotly tipped studio savant positioned at the frontlines of the city’s R&B renaissance.

His aesthetic has proven malleable enough to make him feel right at home on bills alongside everyone from hip-hop reconstructionists Cashmere Cat and Ryan Hemsworth to synth-funk technician Com Truise to digi-pop maximalist Wave Racer to avant-garde innovator Jon Hopkins to indie upstarts Purity Ring. Regarded as one of the brightest young musicians coming out of Toronto, Harrison means to live up to the hype with his sophomore album due for release in late 2018.

Latest Single:

Celica Supra

Favourite Restaurant:

Kings Diner – 906 Kingston Rd, Toronto, ON M4E 1S5

Favourite band as a teenager:

Nujabes

Favourite band now:

Cellphone

Guilty Pleasure Song:

Lonely Weekend by Kacey Musgraves

Live Show Ritual:

Have a mini anxiety attack.

Favourite local artist:

Ryan Hemsworth

Sneaky Dees Nachos, Pasta from Terroni or a Superfood Salad from Fresh?

Terroni pasta baby

Harrison by Mitch Brown
Harrison by Mitch Brown

Queen or College St?

Queen

Trinity Bellwoods or Highpark, Riverdale or Kew Gardens?

Key Gardens

EP or LP?

LP of only interludes

Early bird or night owl?

Early bird, unless I’ve been drinking

Road or studio?

Studio

Swiss Chalet or Roti?

Roti

Where can we follow you?


Spotify

Twitter

Instagram

Soundcloud

Any upcoming shows or releases?

I’ll be releasing an LP in the fall <3

 

 

 

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