As a student who is currently majoring in audio production, there are many projects which requires us to work with local Toronto musicians. In the past eight months I have had the privilege to work with various Toronto musicians, producers and DJ’s who had really inspired me. It is not easy spending various amounts of hours, days and nights doing something that you’re so passionate about and also trying to get the spotlight for it. Therefore, in return, I will feature some of the musicians that I have worked with previously because no one deserves more credit than these artists who put their lives into something that they love so much.

In the past four months I have worked closely with an artist, Paul Chin. Myself and group of other students from my program helped him and his bandmates (Jason and Sean) to get more exposure around the Greater Toronto Area and I was definitely happy with the outcome that we had with Paul. Many musicians that I have worked with before would be very egotistic and sometimes even greedy, but with Paul, Jason and Sean there was never a dull moment. These guys were the most modest musicians out there and enthusiastic about everything. In my opinion, doing something that you love – you must be optimistic, enthusiastic and always willing to learn and accept (even if the outcome wasn’t as expected).

Paul Chin’s lyrics fuse his love of language with his fascination of global culture to create a colourful style that is all his own. Growing up in the Cayman Islands, Chin was classically trained in piano and swing sax. And currently, he is a third year illustration student on full scholarship at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Chin’s creative process can best be described as synesthetic – he knows what a song will look like, and what a piece of art sounds like. With an original Mixtape of beats called invinciblemusic and The Pheobe EP under his belt, Chin’s working on his latest follow-up album, Age of Atlas. It promises to bring together the diverse musicians, influences, instruments and sounds that define Paul Chin’s internationally flavoured style to spread positivity, hope and art around his community and, by extension, to the world at large.

To support and see Paul Chin live on his birthday, check out this promo video!

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Paul Chin – Let’s Get Some Tea

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Paul Chin – Heartbeat (Valentine’s Day)

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- Constance