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DJ's/Producers, Drum & Bass, Interviews, Music, Other Music - March 24, 2015 Seeing the World With Steppa Style

Sometimes the most desolate landscapes birth the most candescent creativity, even if the product seems to be the polar opposite of its environment. As a society, we visualize Russia as a frozen, stark and generally Plutonian wasteland. We hardly think of the former U.S.S.R. as a pivotal...

DJ's/Producers, Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Interviews, Other Music - March 12, 2015 Hertz Donut Interview: Dangerously Glazed to Delicious Levels

  Hertz Donut’s profile has recently been raised by the news that they’ll be headliners at Awakening Festival 2015, and not to over-exaggerate, but it’s likely you’ll see the duo listed prominently in many festival guides this year. They didn’t miss a beat during our interview about...

Have You Heard This?, Music, Other Music - February 3, 2015 HYHT: The Dirty Sample – Raw Produce

In the depths of a Calgary studio-lair dwells a man with the face of an ape. In this lab, he cuts some of the most raw and rugged beats in contemporary Canadian hip-hop. He has multiple identities, and one incredible talent. This guy can make beats. Meet ApeFace, aka The Dirty Sample. Over the past...

Have You Heard This?, Music, Other Music - January 28, 2015 HYHT: Ouda Ouda – Voice to the World

Voice to the World is the new effort from Calgary based reggae vocalist Ouda Ouda, aka Mr. Spice Fingah. You can catch Ouda living it up around the city, pushing reggae vibes and being an all around character. Each Saturday, he helms the kitchen at Broken City as Mr. Spice Fingah, cooking up ital...

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...