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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 […]...

Canada Festivals, Promoters - September 5, 2014 FozzyFest to Celebrate 10 Years of SOFAKINGAWESOME!

In the summer of 2005, thirty friends went camping with some minor sound equipment to celebrate the birthday of Shawn “Fozzy” Lafleur. The celebration went down in the history books while Shawn and his friends decided they should all do it again the following year. Plans were put in...

Canada Festivals, DJ's/Producers, Dubstep, Glitch, Other Music, Podcast - July 29, 2014 The Village Sessions: ill.Gates Live at Shambhala 2013

ill.Gates: a name that is inextricably tied to Shambhala.  As a long standing favourite performer at the festival, he comes back year after year pushing the envelope and bringing tons of energy, good vibes and his unique signature glitched-out sound to his sets.  His performances are packed full...

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...

Canada Festivals, DJ's/Producers, Drum & Bass, Interviews, Uncategorized - June 20, 2014 DL this 403DNBBQ Cotesy Mix and find out more about Innovation, Ribs and Parkway Drive

  With the 403DNBBQ mere hours away, I managed to catch up with one of the headliners from the UK, drum and bass selecta Cotesy. With residencies at Innovation in the Sun, Random Concept and Devo Live, Cotesy has a huge selection of tunes from across the pond to share with us this weekend and...

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,...

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...

Culture, DJ's/Producers, Drum & Bass, Interviews, Music - May 14, 2014 How Artists Chose Their Names 6: 403DNB Edition

As the 403DNBBQ Weekender looms closer and closer, we at AYNiB are getting more and more stoked! Last year’s BBQ truly was one of the best parties of the year, and as a result there’s been a lot of hype for this year’s festivities. 403DNB is a rather large crew with a lot of crazy...

Other, People, Tips - April 30, 2014 Glow Stick Chronicles: The Piss Slip ‘n’ Slide

In order to protect the not so innocent, this story takes place at a festival that shall not be named. Due to its strict no drinking policy, it may be frowned upon by some to learn of my backpack beer adventures – but I must admit drinking beers is something that’s always gone hand in...

Canada Festivals, Drum & Bass, Music Festivals, People - April 11, 2014 Our Top 10 Moments Of The 403DNBBQ Weekender 2013

  To kick off our official media coverage for the 403DNBBQ Weekender, we thought it be great to take a look back at last years event and pick the moments that still stick with us today. So, in no particular order here is our list! Posse Up! Asking the waitress for a table of 4 […]...

DJ's/Producers, Other - April 1, 2014 How DJs & Artists Chose Their Names #5

Here we are with a new all Canadian edition of How DJs & Artists Chose Their Names. This time, we decided to celebrate some of Canada’s awesome and diverse talent. We truly are blessed up here in the Great White North! Not only do we have an amazing array of genre representation, but the...