Category Archives: Downloads

Vancouver Arts & Leisure, the Emergence Project, and the Vancity Electronic Underground

Headliners included talent from SHAH DJs and  other major players in Vancouver EDM.

For anyone who’s been following the Vancouver underground rave scene, names like Bizarnival or the Caturday Crew might already be familiar. Likewise, certain venues need no introduction, like the Rickshaw Theatre or Chapel Arts. Two names to add to the vocabulary this summer (if you haven’t already): Vancouver Arts & Leisure and the Emergence Project.

Canada Day saw Emergence’s second event come to fruition at 1965 Main St, where back-door entry meant the party had no curfew. The first thing I noticed was the bleachers set up in the alley for the convenience of those looking to relax in the open air. Inside, the lobby-turned-miniature art gallery hosted rows of shimmering, psychedelic works from local visual artists. Past reception you had your choice of two specially-curated, air-conditioned rooms, each bumping completely different vibes with Application Audio & PK Sound hooking up the bass. The “Tight & Bright” room was the larger of the two – Alex Mei & Perkulat0r’s joint set (Meikulator) was my personal favorite for the night. SHAH Djs mostly dominated the smaller “Red & White” room with enough drums ‘n bass to send you to space. Blowin up the screens in both rooms was DreamJackerz, who provided visuals. But for me, the sense of community at this event was by far its best feature. Being largely dependent on word-of-mouth for its turn-out meant the people showing up weren’t just looking for any party — they were looking for this one.

A guided tour of the VAL revealed to me just how little of the space was actually being used. A third room and an entire sub-level were blocked off, much of which appeared to be awaiting some future TLC. I stumbled upon one unusual corner of the basement where the walls closed in around a slanted, checkerboard floor; it had a slightly-warped, Alice and Wonderland appeal to it. Although admittedly a bit of a fixer-upper (particularly the downstairs), I saw a ton of potential for the VAL to grow into itself as an event space with the capacity to comfortably hold huge crowds and still keep the party going late into the a.m.

With help from all affiliated acts, credit for organizing this all-night basstravaganza goes to Matt Troy of Vancouver Arts & Leisure, Nick Prouten of the Emergence Project, and the talented people over at SHAH Djs. If you couldn’t make it out on Tuesday, don’t let yourself get too hung up over it – Emergence’s next event at the VAL is rumoured to be on an even grander scale, and will be upon us just 10 days from now. On July 17th, the VAL will be hosting Reflektor’s jungle-themed EP release party, ENTROPICA. I’ve been told there’s talk of installing a ball-pit in the sub-level, so grab your ticket now while they’re still cheap!

For more events featuring Vancouver’s best and brightest, like the Emergence Project on Facebook. And while you’re there, show your support for the artists above and hit like for them, too.

Another stacked line-up!

Another stacked line-up!

Bridge – Roll My Weed feat. ScHoolboy Q (Dave Luxe Remix)

On Modern Filths official remix compilation appears non other than Montreal’s Dave Luxe. Having a reputation of remixing works into sultry, bedroom boo wooing tunes, you can expect Dave Luxe to have done just this. Draw the curtains and pour up some caviare, n’ get the papers ready.

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Weekend Jams

Back again with a few noteworthy recent releases! The weekend’s coming, and we’re all getting into gear to turn up (or turn down depending on what you do for a living). A nice little mix of funky RnB / hiphop with Manitee, moving forward into a dope mix from the homies the Funk Hunters, premiered by THUMP. Finishing things up with a new one from yr boys.

Enjoy, and have a great week!

The Daily Dose

Another week gone by – here we are again. 4 days until we can all just chill out. I guess that calls for some new music for your earbuds, right? Here’s some jams that I’ve been kicking it to – hopefully you’ll enjoy them as much as I do and take them with you on your daily commute.

We’ve got a pretty wide selection from housey, upbeat sounds to darker RnB chill vibes. Dig it.

The Daily Dose

Back again with another fix for your thirsty iPod. Today we’ve got a #dank vibe goin’ on with lots of heavy bass and futuristic sounds.

Plenty o’ feels to go around. Enough chat – more music:

PURPLE BASS II – Kermode’s “New World” Release Party


Looking to throw down this weekend? The Waldorf is hosting some of Vancouver’s best local electronic talent in a stacked lineup on Friday night! Back by popular demand, Wetcoast is bringing you the second installment of their PURPLE BASS Series, featuring psychedelic bass music, purple decor and giveaways from Wetcoast Threads – Sustainable Clothing. Kermode headlines with his new album, “New World”, a glitchy masterpiece guaranteed to make you wanna move. I can also vouch for a seriously awesome crowd at this event!

Facebook | Line-up:

Kermode (Wetcoast – Vancouver)
*New World Remixes Album Release*

MetaphOracle (Kelowna)

GDubz (Vibe Alliance – Vancouver)

Akimi (Late Knights Collective)



final poster


Only 6 weeks ’till Babe Coast and tickets are already half-gone! Attendance is capped at 3000 so if you want to throw down… don’t wait. This festival is owned and run by artists, and showcases both local and international talent.


Options to escape the heat in the daytime include the cool shade of the trees or the creek running through the festival grounds.

For those looking to experience an outdoor celebration of art & music with a mature & intimate crowd, you’ve come to the right place. Now in its 6th year, Bass Coast boasts world-class audio/visual, seamless logistics, and truly inspired installations & performances.

Last year's theme was Mutiny. Yes, that is a pirate ship coming out of the main stage...

Last year’s theme was “Mutiny”. Yes, that is a pirate ship coming out of the main stage…




Premiere: Lil Wayne – Bitches Love Me (Filthy Romeo Remix)

Hot on the heals of the Lil Wayne & Young Thug “beef” Vancouver based duo Filthy Romeo add one to the fire. One of Wayne’s better tracks as his career began to decent, basically as soon as he took up skateboarding. But let’s not forget his music up to that point, like Wizzy Khalifa his prime was before his success. And compared to Young Thugs year of most features, Lil Wayne’s year of features lyrically surpassed in huge strides. Baring these things in mind, just enjoy a little revitalization of a very quashed on career. Filthy Romeo = Konrad Old Money & Unkle Ricky.

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WERK – Throw Up Your P’s And Q’s

Still believed to be one of the most forward thinking in Grime from our province by this two thumb haver is, Victoria based WERK. His debut EP through MalLabel Music last year has been making it’s way onto the cloud in pieces, the latest being this dirty lil number. The EP in whole is served up on Bandcamp as a whole supper 😉

It being Victoria there’s no better time to get familiar with this valid Victorian. And what better way than a handful of his contributions to the High Noon Artist Pact.

WERK – Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter

Herobust – Skurt Reynolds

Fuuuurq. UMM loud. Think of the last thing (could be anything) that out did itself repeatedly, over and over like 5 times. Then think of how it did what it did. Then hit play ‘Skurt Reynolds’ . ^^ Then, pull yourself up on the floor and repeat play.

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The Daily Dose

Another beautiful day – a perfect opportunity to enjoy some new tunes in the sun! Today we’ve got a mix of RnB, house and future vibes. Pay attention – lots of up and comers in here!

Ghost Loft – The Otherside (HVNS Remix)

Too bad really that Mother’s Day has past us by for another year. This would have been the best taste of future music to blast down the block as you pull into her driveway with a bundle of flowers. The volume of the music not so much being the statement, but the volume of “feels” billowing through the windows. The feels.

From: Me to you.
Produced by LA based HVNS

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