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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...

Culture, DJ's/Producers, Drum & Bass, Interviews, Music, Tips - June 6, 2014 Tips From a Jungle Don – DJ Phantasy’s Words of Wisdom

  There are few people around that have as much experience in parties as DJ Phantasy. He put his 10,000 hours in by the time most of us were in grade one. He’s played on the four corners of the earth, and has logged more rave time than almost anyone. He’s seen it all – fun,...

Canada Festivals, Culture, Drum & Bass, Food, Other - May 28, 2014 403DNBBQ Weekender 2014: Tailgate Battle

Sweet sunshine ragga rhythms, bbq, beer, best mates and some good old fashion friendly competition. Good times!! It’s the ultimate in things that make summer awesome all rolled into one great battle!! Get your grills fired up, dig out your kiss the chef apron and participate at the 403DNBBQ...

Culture, DJ's/Producers, Drum & Bass, International Festivals, Interviews, Music, Music Festivals, Other, People, Tips - May 20, 2014 Dreaming of Outlook – Veteran Tips For North American First Timers

Festival culture is consistently gaining popularity. There are more and more converters all the time, and more and more festivals popping up to satiate their needs. It’s not uncommon when the snow starts to melt and the rays start to shine to begin dreaming of festival season, and planning...