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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...

Canada Festivals, Other Music, Podcast - December 17, 2014 The Village Sessions: DJ Anger Live at Shambhala 2014

There were many notable sets from 2014’s Shambhala Music Festival but none quite so talked about as when The Village Stage’s own head carpenter took to the stage! A guy best known for his hustle in the West Coast music community, DJ Anger played a climactic set that provided the soundtrack for...

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 Music - August 19, 2014 Aphex Twin’s Syro Announced Through The Deep Web (and a Blimp)

UPDATE 08/21/14: ‘Syro’ is set to drop on September 22 on Warp Records What does a blimp, some graffiti, and a link to the deep web all have in common? That seems to be the perfectly enigmatic marketing campaign for Aphex Twin’s new album Syro. The mad genius behind some of the most...

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...

Canada Festivals, Drum & Bass, Glitch, Music, Other Music - July 22, 2014 Motion Notion 2014: Five Must See Acts

Motion Notion is upon us. In just two days party kids galore will descend upon the Beaver Foot Lodge for four nights of good times. Much excitement! In the midst of planning out your festival schedule you might be wondering who do I see? How do I budget my finite amount of festival time, yet...

Downtempo, Glitch, Have You Heard This?, Other Music - July 21, 2014 HYHT: NOG – Just an Illusion EP

Western Canada’s producer scene has been flourishing over the last few years, and continues to gain momentum. Vancouver’s NOG fits firmly in to the category of talented and unique up and comers. In both his solo project and collaborative project with Mr. Mercy called Moontricks, NOG is making...

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...

DJ's/Producers, Drum & Bass, Other Music - February 26, 2014 JFB Interview: Juggling Beats With Elite Feats

JFB is a scratch master, a vinyl manipulator, a beat juggling, two-time UK DMC Champion who’s carved out a name for himself as one of the premier turntablists in the world. There aren’t too many artists who can boast even a fraction of the talents that JFB has in his arsenal. Even during sound...