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Photo Credit: Neil Nofuente

2017 has been a big year for Mississauga recording artist THE iDENTiTY CRiSiS (real name Paul Castro).  In January, the singer/MC/producer/songwriter released “A Dark Light Vol. 1”, (http://apple.co/2iQtUbz) a duet EP with Grammy winning songwriter King George.  In the summer, he produced and co-wrote Mississauga’s official Canada 150 anthem “We are the North” (http://bit.ly/2hwHfqQ) alongside fellow Mississauga artists Matt Zaddy, Arlene Paculan, and Heather Christine.  In the fall, he was fortunate to win the inaugural Mississauga Music Award in the Best Pop category.  Rounding out the year, Castro will celebrate the 10th anniversary of his breakout debut solo album “Record of the Year” with a commemorative deluxe edition (containing the original album along with brand new remixes). 

 

 

The album is a favourite with his fanbase, as it features a mishmash of sounds.  With sprinklings of indie-rock, alternative hip-hop and electronic dance music, it is marinated in cheeky humour, with a light dash of introspective musing.

The album drops on November 16th at theidentitycrisis.com, as well as all digital platforms. A portion of the profits for November sales will go to benefit the Mississauga Food Bank.

For more information visit: theidentitycrisis.com


Mississauga Music MIXTAPE: Volume 2


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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

Name: Victoria Raimundo School: Pope Francis Catholic School Music School/Private Instructor: Laura Cavacece vocal school Instrument: Voice Short Bio: I am 12 years old and singing since I can remember. Joined the school choir in grade 2 and started to perform at school events as well as in church. I was the finalist twice at the Long & McQuade singing contest with John Santos for the last two years and recently early this year was also finalist at Hidden Talent. In July 2017 joined the Mississauga Idol and was the top 5 winner and won few awards.  My first recording was with the Long & McQuage singing contest. I wrote my first song “Your Worth It” with Laura Cavacece vocal school and recorded through Cleveland Sound Lab, producer James Nickle. I also had the privilege of recording a cover of “I Surrender” by Celine Dion with Cleveland Sound Lab and very proud of my achievements. When and why did you start playing? I have been singing since I can remember. My family said that I would just start singing anywhere and everywhere and people were shocked at only 2 years old I was able to hold a beat and sing with passion. I am passionate about my singing and believe music is a way of expressing how I feel and brings me joy that my friends and family see the talent in me and it gives me all the confidence I need to continue to follow my dream of one day being a singer just like my idol “Ariana Grande” and sing in front of millions of people. I will continue to work hard through practicing with my vocal coach Laura Cavacece and hope to also learn to write songs and one day publish them so everyone can hear. What are your working on right now? Currently I am working on getting better at learning different singing techniques and stage performance. Hopefully will write another song one that I can call my own very shortly. Right now planning on a charity event by putting together a concert in December with my friends and hope this will make a difference in some families who are without a lot of things like food, clothes etc. Not sure where my future will take me but hope its showing the world how music can change a lot of people.  What goals do you have as a musician and how do you plan on achieving them? My goals are to continue to pursue music as well as learning the piano so I can sing and play my songs. Hope to be performing on the biggest stage one day. Hope to one day have a website and to further update my social media sites such as YouTube. I plan to also continue to work towards my dream of becoming famous singer and by practicing, performing so to get better at what I do.

Name: Victoria Raimundo

School: Pope Francis Catholic School

Music School/Private Instructor: Laura Cavacece vocal school

Instrument: Voice

Short Bio:

I am 12 years old and singing since I can remember. Joined the school choir in grade 2 and started to perform at school events as well as in church. I was the finalist twice at the Long & McQuade singing contest with John Santos for the last two years and recently early this year was also finalist at Hidden Talent. In July 2017 joined the Mississauga Idol and was the top 5 winner and won few awards.  My first recording was with the Long & McQuage singing contest. I wrote my first song “Your Worth It” with Laura Cavacece vocal school and recorded through Cleveland Sound Lab, producer James Nickle. I also had the privilege of recording a cover of “I Surrender” by Celine Dion with Cleveland Sound Lab and very proud of my achievements.

When and why did you start playing?

I have been singing since I can remember. My family said that I would just start singing anywhere and everywhere and people were shocked at only 2 years old I was able to hold a beat and sing with passion. I am passionate about my singing and believe music is a way of expressing how I feel and brings me joy that my friends and family see the talent in me and it gives me all the confidence I need to continue to follow my dream of one day being a singer just like my idol “Ariana Grande” and sing in front of millions of people. I will continue to work hard through practicing with my vocal coach Laura Cavacece and hope to also learn to write songs and one day publish them so everyone can hear.

What are your working on right now?

Currently I am working on getting better at learning different singing techniques and stage performance. Hopefully will write another song one that I can call my own very shortly. Right now planning on a charity event by putting together a concert in December with my friends and hope this will make a difference in some families who are without a lot of things like food, clothes etc. Not sure where my future will take me but hope its showing the world how music can change a lot of people. 

What goals do you have as a musician and how do you plan on achieving them?

My goals are to continue to pursue music as well as learning the piano so I can sing and play my songs. Hope to be performing on the biggest stage one day. Hope to one day have a website and to further update my social media sites such as YouTube. I plan to also continue to work towards my dream of becoming famous singer and by practicing, performing so to get better at what I do.


Mississauga Music Mixtape: Volume 1

Released August 2016

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