Author Archives: G.Poplopavich

Cyber Spa Compilation VOL 1

Meet Cyber Spa. A local monthly ritual held at The Astoria, and crew? Together resident DJs and internet bound friends compiled a whopping eighteen track compilation. Full of every sub & genre of the darker side of club music. From Future to Techno, over to Garage & Dirge, then Ghettotech, Tribal an Experimental, one receives a broad and lengthy experience. All for the pocket easing price of free, HERE. Do the get to know and follow things.

Cyber Spa – Facebook | Website

Lucinate – Skip

Dutch beat maker Lucinate joins the King Deluxe family with a  new free EP. Bringing his fondness for Jazz along with him. Gif cover art made by Visualists in interpretation of the title track. Full release credits and download available HERE.

Lucinate – Soundcloud

So Durand – Switched feat. HenchmanFrank

Ottawa’s So Durand has been delivering a very East Coast sound for a minute now. We’re talking an over the pond East Coast sound. The latest in this trend is a collaborative piece with rapper HenchmanFrank of Kings College (also out of Ottawa). The track is all about keeping things switched, with HenchmanFrank showcasing a super strong lyrical skill set. Do the get to know for both these cats.

So Durand – Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter

Sowwie (Marvel’s Midnight Mix)

The Freshest member Marvel just came through with a new J Beebs flip. Spun into a smooth pop chiller. Canadas biggest mainstreamer and his Canadian choice word anthem just got a little more apologetic. Sorry.

The Freshest – Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter

Video: Kenny Gourmet – With The Tide

Local Vancouverite Kenny Gourmet is gearing up for his new album. Ahead of its release and following a track featuring Matt Brevner, ‘Villain‘ a few months back, comes the first of the new record. Backed by Vancouver’s again own N.D.T., Kenny delivers a no pun intended wavy, nonchalant cool tide flow, about what you could say is the lifestyle of a Vancouver rapper. “From late studio nights to linking up with the homies past midnight on week days.” Free download over on Bandcamp.

Kenny Gourmet – Bandcamp |Facebook | Twitter

I/O: An Electronic Music Documentary

Director / Film-maker Kevan McGovern has been out to find what really binds people to electronic music. A five year journey to with aim to accurately explain what is bringing so many people from every walk of life, spirituality, and culture together time and time again. During this journey he has conducted 216 interviews, attended 15 festivals, and 125 live events from coast to coast of North America. The project ‘I/O: An Electronic Music Documentary’ is nearly complete and available for consumption and knowledge gain. There is a kickstarter in place to help the project reach its goal of ultimately meeting you. As an added bonus of contributing to the project (for the amount of $10 or more), you will receive a pre-order of Kevans The Shambhala Experience documentary (note clip below). Offer and campaign until November 27th!

I/O explores the cultural anthropology of electronic music’s effects on human beings. Filmmaker Kevan McGovern unveils the truth behind why this music genre and its culture shift consciousness and lifestyle in ways that are completely distinct to other music genres. I/O invites its audience to strap into the real rave experience and feel the power electronic music has over its listeners. Performing artists making appearances include DJ Z-Trip, Dub Fx, Datsik, Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, Rusko, Stickybuds and more.

I/O – Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Website

Erykah Badu – Phone Down (The Kount Edit)

Can’t think of anything more adept to the times of music than this right now.. By a long shot. The legendary Erykah Badus 11 day old official leak ‘Phone Down’ , about one of the most predominant social issues of our times, beat-en by a Canadian producer. Montrealur x Torontonian The Kount on the flip. Free download for the masses.

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Brtrnd & Tibe – Sippin’ (WYLN Remix)

Going back a couple months, montrealers Brtrnd & Tibe collabo-ed on laid back piece sampling Three Sixs ‘Sippin’ on Some Syrup’ . FF back to this week, also Montreal based WYLN jumped on for his own flip. The result being slightly more blissed out with a bit more mmpphh. Free download for the masses.

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Villa Medema – Out Of My System

Denver based Villa Medema has been steady blipping on the come up radar. From Akon sampling original, to remix and back now to original. Thus far there have been some pretty choice samples and very nice synth work. This one comes the fresh off the presses and the two track EP ‘Bye Bye‘ . Do the get to know and follow.

Villa Medema – Facebook | Instagram | Soundcloud