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DJ's/Producers, Drum & Bass, Interviews, Music - January 26, 2015 Lenzman Interview: Drum and Bass Counterculture – North America Exclusive

It turns out that Lenzman is an intellectual. I guess it shouldn’t be a surprise that someone so heavily influenced by soul, jazz, and blues actually has something to say, since the foundation of such genres was built on independent, free-thinkers. Those influential artists have integrated their...

Canada Festivals, DJ's/Producers, Dubstep, Other Music, Podcast, Promoters - January 16, 2015 The Village Sessions: Generic and Dua Live at Shambhala 2014

When the sun sets on the last day of Shambhala you know there isn’t going to be a single person who isn’t trying to cram the last little bit of party in. Generic and Dua dropped this set late in the Shambhala weekend and the crowd went nuts trying to drink in every last drop […]...

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...

Drum & Bass, Interviews, Music, People, Promoters - December 1, 2014 Jungle Bells: Kenny Ken Returns to Calgary!

Calgary’s Come Correct crew has spent the better part of the last two years establishing themselves as one of Calgary’s leaders in all things reggae, ragga jungle and classic drum and bass. From England’s Solo Banton, to New York City’s Liondub, to Ireland’s Dirty...

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...