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Dupe Shop: Staff Picks – Volume 16

M.I.N.D. – Fire

youthful, old soul, rap machine marching on Kensington ave. shouting out about their fiery flaming rock attitude.


Glitter Party – Self Titled

walking down the alley where we first kissed after the glitter party, now i am having a deja vu moment of how passionate I was about having you in my life.



soundtrack of my drifting synth chill celebration of winning the race.


Mending – To Yellowknife ~ Chapter 01: New Green Bay to Bismarck

echo of my reoccurring feelings about the contradicted new start with leaving my pas behind, waving goodbye through the train window.


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Dupe Shop: Staff Picks – Volume 14


Sleeping Beauty woke up, following the synth rhythm walking up the tower of hope’s staircase to reach the top window to see the rainbow.


Lightsabres – A Shortcut To Insanity

Distorted guitar and vocal guiding your way to crawl out of the twisted bottom of your mind.


supaKC x noisy answer – Don’t push the river EP

Dolphin lovers intertwining their tails and dreams becoming one spirit swimming in the sensual touches of the fluid water wonderland.


Yellow Funk – Yellow Funk’s Selection Edit 3

Blood pumping jungle chant for the workaholics’ tropical vacation.

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Dupe Shop: Staff Picks – Volume 13

HEC – The Serendipitous Ones

Electric aqua droplets fulfill your crave of dark wave, slow dance, moody evening


The Draughtsmen – Notable Alumni

Uplifting guitar riff, raw rock n roll spirit perfect for waiting for the sunrise after a memorable fun night.


Nutria – Meeting in Progress

sophisticated saxophone create mystery cocktail at a lounge bar waiting with internal dilemma for the love interest to come through


Pale Mare – Pale Mare EP

Torontonian heavy metal embracing high energy sonic punches to the next level with limited to 77 copies of their tape.


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Dupe Shop: Staff Picks – Volume 12

Dope Sweater – Dope Sweater is a Cult

Grungy rhythm leads to hair whipping nostalgic punk rock spirit. Right amount of emotional cleanse with anger from the Indiana local kings.


Gulf Audio Company – //2019

Vaporwave, future funk, psychedelic surfing to escape the internet loneliness in your bedroom dance party


Blunderbusst – Monarch of the Mountain

Dreamy synth and upbeat guitar, firmed yet gentle vocal for the forest fairies’ road trip


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Dupe Shop: Staff Picks – Volume 11

Metro West – a current affair

Nice vaporwave cassette for all you slowed-down funk junkies.


Radd Ron – Succesful Musician

Over a dozen mysterious weirdo electronic pop cassettes turned up at the shop this week. Come by and grab one for free! Not available for purchase online, in-store only!


Mount Maxwell – Only Children

Spaced-out and refined ambient IDM from West Coast. Cavernous and peaceful.


Moss Harvest – Ferric Memory

Dark, dense and earthy ambient textures from the East Coast. Dreary and intimate noise.


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Dupe Shop: Staff Picks – Volume 10

Britt Elise – Dove

Wintry lo-fi acid folk melodies dangling in the wind, like a charm hanging from an old branch.


ROY – s/t

Local psychedelic super group. Sounds like getting stoned and cropping your favourite shirt.


Volur – Psychopomp

Haunting baroque doom metal. Wouldn’t be surprised if the members of this band have secretly been alive for over a thousand years.


Night Light Tapes – ARCHIVE_3077

Lo-fi ambient compilation from Pennsylvania. Sounds for when you can’t sleep and decide to take a walk before the sun comes up.


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Dupe Shop: Staff Picks – Volume 9

Harakiri – Alchemy Choir

Psychedelic math rock. Weird riffs and vocal harmonies soaked in reverb.


Fiebertraum – Tears in the Morning (VHS)

Dreary ambient vaporwave soundtrack on VHS, sounds like a relaxing nightmare.


Luge – Tall is just a Feeling

It’s difficult to head-bang to Luge if you’re a first time listener. Jazz punk for metal heads who secretly love pop.


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Dupe Shop: Staff Picks – Volume 8

Aalbers – F

A meditation on minimalist ambient grooves, originally created for a contemporary dance event.


Haze – Internet Explorer

Chinese vaporwave birthed from the ashes of dated early 90’s technology.


Mem Aleph – Mukqs

The house music playing in the club scene in your favourite Playstation 1 RPG game.


Letters of Acceptance – 3

Light and refined pop rock with psychedelic undertones. Opening theme for your weekend.


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Dupe Shop: Staff Picks – Volume 7

Man Meets Bear – Shadow Falls, Echoes Juniper

Delicate, ethereal folk music that bleeds in and out of ambient sounds. Feels like drifting in and out of sleep alone on a train, on your way to meet someone you love but haven’t seen in some time. Beautiful album art by Petra Glynt.


The Fact – Demo 2019

Extra heavy mid-tempo Toronto hardcore courtesy of Homie Shit Magazine. If your life is missing that bit of extra ‘ommphf’ or whatever.


Sore Eyelids – Avoiding Life

Shoegazey emo from Gothenburg, Sweden. Lots of hazy, bending guitar riffs and sustained reverb drenched vocals.


No Colour Blue – S/T

Beautiful ambient collaboration between local electronic artists Castle If and Saturn City. Long and soft drone. Super relaxing, good for meditation if you’re into that.


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Dupe Shop: Staff Picks – Volume 6

Omar Bongo – 2019

Somalian folk artist Omar Bongo’s follow up to last year’s staff favourite “Gor Gor” which was recorded inside the Istar restaurant in Etobicoke by Dave Ewenson. I somehow like this new release even better than the last. For fans of traditional finger picked oud tunes.


Memorex / Mort Garcon – 4 song split single

This collaboration between Memorex and Mort Garcon brings us energetic electro / cold-wave. Sounds like getting cyber-attacked and secretly enjoying it. Comes in a shiny package (literally).


Michael C. Duguay – Summer Flight Lasts Forever

A sweet collection of unreleased acoustic versions of songs by singer-songwriter Michael C. Duguay. These songs strum along at a leisurely pace and carry your mind to a simpler place.


Point No Point – Drift

Brought to us via German label Spati Palace, Point no Point’s “Drift” is an experimental combination of folk, drone , electronic and pop. It’s a somber collection of dreamy, hazy sounds from the mind of Jana Sotzko.