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Looking for a show like none other before in the upcoming weeks? May 16th: dance performances, art & installations, live painting, custom lights and visuals, and, of course, some of the most bass bumping Dj’s in town…
Under the principles of connecting others and creating opportunity, Emergence aims to create an immersive multimedia experience that brings you some of BC’s best and brightest for a different style of party to take you through the stages of transformation.
More info on the Facebook page. Tickets are available for $25 online or $30 at the door.
This new mix from Vancouver’s own AkiMi takes you through the Silk Road of deep space, layering Eastern instrumentals with seductive vocals in an astral evocation of vibrating sound.
Richelle Akimi Yoshida is the quintessential dreamer, the gypsy spin weaver. This elegant purveyor of the ethereal mix fuses a deep bass fixation with contemplative & elevating sensibilities. Richelle’s initial roots are in the Kootenays, where she pulled her original influences from Shambhala’s early years, spurred on by sets from female artists like Lion-S & Ana Sia. Her intrinsic love of underground dance music has driven her to procure her own set of turntables, setting out to deliver a unique dose of bass therapy in both club & festival environments.
Catch her Thursday set at this year’s Shambhala Music Festival at the Living Room stage, and don’t forget to pick up your free downloads on her Soundcloud.
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Have you guys seen Bass Coast’s bangin’ line-up for this year? It is the gathering of BC’s local electro talent. For anyone who didn’t get a chance to attend last year’s annual celebration of art & music in beautiful Merritt, BC, you can get a sense of the vibe in my recap here. Since doing my BC festival circuit in the summer of 2014 I’ve had a few people ask me what festivals I consider essential… Bass Coast tops the list every time. Capping its attendance at 4000 people, Bass Coast offers a mature and intimate atmosphere, with world-class audio/visuals and smooth logistics to boot. Camp by your car and cool down in the trickling river that runs through the venue, a sunny oasis just 2 1/2 hours out of Vancity. Join forces with any of the open & expressive attendees. Soak in the sun with a cold-pressed juice or laze about in a hammock among the trees… the choice is yours. See you there!
We’re now given part two of what appears to be a ongoing collaboration between two of Vancouver’s most active. Waspy of DiRTY RADiO is of a collaborative mind working also with Blontron, together forming B&W, or course DiRTY RADiO, and now with WMNSTUDIES. It certainly shows versatility and skill in all directions. This collaboration, and the one before it, are notable lighter than the studiers of womens works alone.. it’s clear who is bringing what to the table for an all round four minutes of positive vibes.
WMNSTUDIES – Facebook | Instagram | Soundcloud | Twitter
WASPY – Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter
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Two limited download offerings from Parisian Epic Empire. The first, ‘O.Y.S’ is such a cool breeze. A perfect love song in the morning accompanied by perfect percussion. Highly stoked onnit. The second, ‘Iris’ is larger in the Future degree and perhaps best taken in as your about to push into your run or workload. It could be said the vibes of the two tracks are 180 degrees out of phase 😉 Git the downloads while they last! Links included on each stream.
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DC’s Eau Claire is a non stop power house for cooling summer ready disco chunes. We’ve all heard ‘Futurist’ but not quite like this. And lovers of the original won’t be turned back by any means. Just another track in your poolside/summer list. Free download for all.
Eau Claire – Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter
Too many DJ’s have been taking too many stabs at Re Re “hot new single” , alongside their producer counterparts, or alter ego’s. BBHMM was never really a great song to begin with. The phrase is one we like to say more than anything. Mainstream swept us up in Ri Ri’s remix-ability and a catch phrase. The Busted v. might be the most passable in a long line of passable’s. But let’s all pass on this one sooner rather than later.
*One mans opinion.
Let’s look back to Umbrella for old times sake, VNDLSM Remix.
Herobust – Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter
What’s funny about this is that Daft Punk has been on me mind for the past couple of days, and low and behold a track comes out that is just so reminiscent of the robo legends. Autograph in no way leave’s their own tropical behind, it’s just a prefect blend in the morning. Happy to see main stream Alesso with some chill down drizzled all in the nooks and cranny’s of his productions.
Autograf – Facebook | Instagram | Soundcloud | Twitter #LeaveYourAutograf
This kids got some incredible RnB prowess behind the production steering wheel that, as a producer myself, I can’t quite come to grasp. Given that, I have been jamming his shit non-stop for at least 2-3 months now.
The numbers speak for themselves: the tunes been out for 2 hours – 4000 people have listened to the song, 1000 of them have given forth their <3 in recognition of its unique beauty. That’s one in every four people – fucking incredible if you ask me. All eyes on the kid – really excited to hear what he comes up with next.
Shoutout the whole Soulection crew for putting out amazing and unique music that blends so well with the club scene and sheds great light on all involved.
Damn, I just can’t resist a juicy banger. Since this landed in my inbox, I’ve listened to it probably 4-5 times, which says a lot considering I go through music like a maniac. It reminds me a bit of Keys N Krates.
Not really sure what’s going on in this cover of hers, but enjoy!
France’s Phazz has been killing it since day one – if you’re into future RnB / heavy hiphop beats, this guy should be on your radar. Everydayz & Phazz’s combined effort on this full-length LP is phenomenal. I’ve listened to the entire release from start to finish and I must say that I’m very impressed with the quality of production but also simply the tasteful use of sampling throughout.
Had to bring this one to the table. Purchase on iTunes and Spotify!
Here are a few tunes I’ve been jamming to hold you over until the weekend comes; hope you enjoy the tunes – and have a great week!
New from your boys via Otodayo Records:
Kodak to Graph – IAMANTHEM (Big Wild Remix)
New Dawn (ft. Paul Basic & Marcelo Moxy)
Third Eye Blind – Semi-Charmed Life (PINEO & LOEB Remix)