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Culture, DJ's/Producers, Drum & Bass, Interviews, Music, Other Music, Tips - January 15, 2015 Best of 2014: Top 25 Drum and Bass Tracks Picked by the DnB Girls of Canada

The Top 25 DNB Tracks of 2014 – Top 5 Tracks Picked by 5 DnB Girls of Canada 2014 was definitely a really strong year for drum and bass. Maybe even the best in quite some time. All styles seemed to be bringing the heat on the regular -liquid, neuro, jump up, footwork jungle – mmmm...

Culture, DJ's/Producers, Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Interviews, Music, Other Music, People - January 14, 2015 Best of 2014: Top 20 Bass Music Tracks Picked by Aufect Recordings

The Top 20 Bass Tracks of 2014 – Top 5 Bass Tracks Picked by 4 Aufect Recordings DJs It’s no secret that bass music has been through all kinds of changes in the last couple years. From dubstep, to brostep, to all types of west coast glitch hop, and back through the nether regions of...

Culture, DJ's/Producers, Interviews, Music, Other Music - December 30, 2014 Best of 2014: Top 30 House Music Tracks Picked by Substation Recordings

The Top 30 House Tracks of 2014 – Top 5 House Tracks Picked by 6 Substation Records DJs House music has long been considered one of electronic music’s major genres, but in the last couple of years its popularity has skyrocketed. With labels such as dirtybird and Black Butter pumping out...

Culture, DJ's/Producers, Drum & Bass, International Festivals, Other, Other Music, Promoters - October 28, 2014 Exploring Sound System Culture With Mungo’s Hi Fi

Sound system culture has been part of reggae music for as long as rude boys and girls have been in the dance. Although this culture is part of mainstream life in the Carribean, it’s a pretty rare specimen of musical custom here in North America. It exists; people know about it, but it’s not...

Other, People, Tips - October 21, 2014 Glow Stick Chronicles: The Exhibitionist Can Collector

It was 2002, and I was 17 — dying for my independence, but just barely old enough to go on camping trips with friends on weekends. On one such weekend, there was a festival in Northern Alberta that looked to be a pretty good time, so we all piled in a car, pooled our gas […]...

Culture, International Festivals, Music Festivals - October 8, 2014 Outlook Festival 2014: We Came, We Conquered

To say Outlook Festival is the most fierce beast of all bass music festivals might seem a bit of an exaggeration, but is legitimately pretty accurate. To say we crossed the ocean and conquered the beast is the genuine truth. Outlook festival has been beckoning to me from overseas for years now. For...

Culture - September 19, 2014 Circle the Wagons

If you’re in Calgary this weekend, and you’re looking for something to do Saturday afternoon you should be heading down to the Marta Loop to check out Circle the Wagons. Not only can you hit up the amazing wares to be found at Market Collective, and sample the most scrumptious food...

Art, Photos, Tips, USA Festivals - September 4, 2014 Burning Man: The Playa is Bold and Fears Very Little

Trying to write about Burning Man is like being an over stimulated child standing in a room full of brightly coloured balloons floating on the ceiling and trying to choose just one string to grab on to and run with. The experience of Black Rock City is simply too explosive to properly describe in...

Tips, USA Festivals - August 25, 2014 Burning Man Turning Away Burners Temporarily Due to Rain

GET CURRENT BURNING MAN GATE CLOSURE UPDATES FROM THEIR TWITTER FEED. @burningman Burning Man event organizers have had to close the gates this morning until at least midday Tuesday due to the weather. The rain and standing water on the playa are currently creating unsafe driving conditions....

Canada Festivals, Culture, Music Festivals - August 1, 2014 Flash Back Friday: Shambhala 2013 Recap

It’s one week until Shambhala officially starts! Perfect time to have a little flash back to last year…. Enjoy! The Road to Shambhala This year was my fifth Shambhala experience. As it was my first ever festival, it will always hold a special place in my heart. The difference in this...

Culture, DJ's/Producers, Interviews, Music, Other Music, People, Studio Side - July 19, 2014 Studio Side: Infoe and 4th Way Studios

In this edition of Studio Side we visit 4th Way Studios in Calgary, the conception of Dylan Gordica, aka local hip-hop MC Infoe. Best known for his work with his group Block Parents, Infoe has slowly but surely been crafting an amazingly bomb and high tech studio space for burgeoning musicians and...

Other, Video - July 18, 2014 Want to know what happened at PK Sound Victoria’s 1st Year Anniversary Party?

It’s a good thing there’s video evidence of this bumping and grinding night as PK Sound Victoria turned 1! Tickets being given away for festivals such as Shambhala, Tall Tree and Felurian Grove, a whirlwind of merchandise passed out and a fully packed room dancing a storm to everyone...