Raise a Glass is where we grab our figurative Mojitos in a toast to some of the awesome things that our artist friends have been up to lately. This time we’ve got chart-topping tunes, East Coast Music Awards and a Searchlight Finalist!


Erik Lind & The Orchard

Erik Lind & The Orchard hit 2013 full-on. After releasing their album Great White North, the track ‘War Outside’ hit #1 in early January on the CBC Radio 3 (R3-30) charts. They went on to hold a Top 30 chart spot for 7 consecutive weeks! Not bad for a debut EP.

You can catch the Montreal band on March 12 at Divan Orange. They’ll be in Toronto March 20th playing at Czehoski for CMW.

Erik Lind The Orchard CBC - Mojito Mastering









Joshua Van Tassel 

Producer/Engineer/Drummer/Sonic Magician Joshua Van Tassel has been nominated for an East Coast Music Award. His self-titled album is up for Electronic Recording of the Year.

Josh’s new album ‘Dream Date’ will be coming out March 26th on Backwards Music.

East Coast Music Awards - Mojito Mastering









Lydia Hol 

Congrats to Lydia Hol, who has made the regional finals of CBC’s Searchlight competition! Lydia is one of the five finalists representing Vancouver in the nation-wide competition to find Canada’s ‘Best New Artist’. The regional winner will be determined by votes, so head over to Searchlight and throw Lydia a vote!

Searchlight Lydia Hol - Mojito Mastering