Category Archives: Mixes

#FCMV56 | Mixed by Need & Necessity

N&Npress2 House is one genre we here at Future Classics fall short of exploring. Hence the connect with Detroit’s Need & Necessity. A duo made up of like minds based in a city with the history to lay groundwork for it’s artists to be expert in said genre. For this volume with N&N at the helm, we get insight into how classic vibes are live and well, and in good hands.

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#FCMV55 | A LiveEvil Mix By Kutcorners + Marvel


Within the Vancouver scene The Freshest have thrived. A group of forward thinking, on point with the current likeminded DJ’s and producers that have cut themselves a large slice of the city’s scene. The slice of non stop production of successful events has paved the way for much of current trends and styles as they are today. Additionally providing a platform for members Kutcorners & Marvel to take their live performances to cross country, and even cross continent status. Only to further the high quality standards of The Freshest.

Volume 55 is special not only by the artists providing, but also the debut of the pairs newly named project, Live Evil. Kutcorners & Marvel have been making waves with their live production videos (below), but this may just be the affirmation of things and endeavours to come. Moves are being made. Listen, love, and FOLLOW Live Evil.




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#FCMV54 | Mixed by Yarinka Collucci


Long time internet friend and #CyberBabe Yarinka Collucci has been strong advocate for House. Having received notoriety from the likes of Generation Bass and Seapunk Gang you may be able to imagine the brand of House. But that’s a picture you can paint yourself. Listen, love & download this new high energy and possibly Fidget House minimix.

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Shambhala 2014 with Betty of Betty & Kora

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As a pair of festival goers who attend a list of festivals that could ware you out just looking at, Betty & Kora offer up a unique take on BC’s free standing independent fest. The one and only Shambhala. Being known as nurturer or family, community and warmth stands it apart yet again as a leader in what many know as PLUR. One of Electronic music’s defining characteristics. And so we open up the Shambhala 2014 interview series with one of the pair of the best suited judges to describe what Shambhala means the community in which they themselves play a vital role in.

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How much of an inspiration has Shambhala been to.. Betty? Since Kora is at burning man at this point.

Betty: In all honesty, Shambhala Music Festival has changed our lives indefinitely for many reasons. The team over at Shambhala really gave us our ‘start’ in what we’re doing today. Gordon Blunt, Britz Bitz and Corrine were instrumental in giving us one of our first official media passes and were incredibly supportive with the content that we created after our first Shambhala in 2013. Fast forward to 2014, Britz and The Confluence Group along with the stage managers, Gordon Blunt (VJ of the trademarked Fractal Forest) in conjunction with several media outlets (The Festival Guy and Fest300) who we met during Shambhala both in 2013 and 2014 have supported, shared and posted our content. Our motto is that “we all work better together” and the crew at Shambhala really exemplifies that.

On a more personal level we met our friend and current Videographer Jim Vanderhorst who has been such an incredible team member, creating all videos and interviews over the past year. I met my current roommates at Shambhala and most of our new friendship circle met at Camp Moo in 2013. We’ve traveled with/for and are incredibly close with Steve and John from Fort Knox Five, Skiitour, The Funk Hunters, Slynk, GRiZ, Whiskey Chief, Neon Steve, Odesza, Neighbour, Sam Demoe and The Gaff…it’s insane how the artists you love suddenly become your home boys at Shambhala. No festival on earth brings people together like this one.

How does Shambhala stand apart from other festivals?

Betty: The first thing that stands out in my mind is they have zero corporate sponsorship and they own the land. This allows them to build what they want where they want and don’t have to answer to financial backers. It’s incredibly rare to find a festival of this size without corporate backing. Second, they put an insane amount of work into the art and ambiance, creating the most insane staging and infrastructure I have ever seen. The Fractal Forest is trademarked for gods sake!! It’s that good! Third, harm reduction is a top priority for Shambhala and it shows. Water fill-up stations are everywhere, they have a safe zone for women and men, The Sanctuary for those that require individual attention, a massive medical task force, signage everywhere from ‘safe sex and mutual consent’ to ‘have you drank enough water today?’ They take peoples mental, emotional and physical incredibly seriously and work hard to take care of their family.

Why has Shambhala been so successful in being a part of our piece of Western Canada’s music scene?

Betty: In all honesty Shambhala should be commended on keeping it real for the past seventeen years. They’ve never strayed from who they are, even back in the day when electronic music was considered by many as this fringe rave culture – Shambhala embraced it. They are the platform that many electronic artists got their start on and have been instrumental in developing the Canadian and international electronic music scene.

If you had to narrow it down to one thing that the festival best represents for local artists what would it be?

Home, leverage and support. Barnone. For many Western Canadian artists Shambhala is like the original school yard stomping ground for electronic music. It’s been instrumental and supportive and is a homecoming for veterans and newbies alike. Talent buyers not only book huge headliners but actively seek out up-and-coming artists that will blow your mind.

Being as involved in the festivals culture as you are you are sure to have seen what Shambhala has instilled in the music community over the years. Can you list a couple of things in the local scene(s) that are Shambhala that last year round?

Betty: The biggest lasting impression that Shambhala creates year round and worldwide is the sense of family and community that spans out far after the festival closes its gates. In every city there seems to be Shambhala reunion parties and special Shambhala shows featuring artists that have played years past. In Vancouver the new monthly that started in February 2014 called “Home” showcases Shambhala talent and is organized by Sarah and Hoola the managers of The Living Room Stage. People celebrate the festival year round which not only maintains the excitement for the following year but builds the connection between those that go back ‘home’ year after year. I don’t know any other festival that is this celebrated, it’s awesome.

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Have you tried to incorporate favourite aspects of Shambhala into your own festival, Tall Tree?

Betty: Tall Tree Music Festival, although different from Shambhala in many ways exemplifies a similar mandate. Our tag line is “Tall Tree – there are no strangers, just friends that haven’t met yet,” which is most definitely the same vibe as Shambhala. Tall Tree has evolved into its own entity all together based on the hard work and dedication of so many amazing people, but with that said has been influenced by several festivals including Shambhala. We are definitely moving towards creating a stronger visual art presence and have taken a huge step towards implementing a strong harm reduction task force. Gordon Blunt who is one of two masterminds behind the Fractal Forest ™ also works with us at Tall Tree and many of our crew and attendees are also apart of the Shambhala family.

What does Shambhala mean to you?

This is tough because Shambhala exemplifies so many things. It’s a community of like-minded open individuals, a place to freely express yourself with zero judgement. It’s the pillar of a new age pilgrimage in my mind. It’s a visual, emotional and sonic masterpiece and is a place that cares for its people and its people care for it. It’s one of a few ‘homes’ that I have, including Tall Tree, Punta del Diablo in Uruguay, Vancouver Island and my current home in Vancouver. When Kora and I really love something we give it a double high kick…I’d give Shambhala at least ten double high kicks. That’s saying a lot.

What were your highlights of 2014?

Betty: Do you have ten hours to spare? Just kidding…actually not really, so I’ll try and create a top five list:
Blowing up these crazy LED balloons with my friend Cody during Andy C’s set at The Village. The bass was so intense that all of our balloons kept blowing up right in our faces. I wore double earplugs and ended up on Cody’s shoulders most of Andy C’s set since I’m vertically challenged. So good.

Interviewing GRiZ. Not only is Grant incredibly lovely, hilarious and charming, his answers to our questions were moving and very thoughtful. It gave us seriously insight into his world and life in Detroit. What’s better? We had Tucker (The Festival Guy) and Britz (Media Manager) get involved by showcasing our favorite dance moves on camera.
Celebrating our “friendavirserry” during Pumpkins sunrise set at The Living Room Stage. Last year, we met and befriended Steve and John from Fort Knox, Pumpkin and Every Man, Britz and Tucker during Pumpkins set. That morning was so magical…so many hugs, stories and love. Priceless.

Emancipator and Odesza’s set at The Grove. Such incredible music from both artists in a beautiful setting. The Grove upped their sound, lighting and ambience tenfold this year and it really paid off. Oh – and Odesza were rocking their custom shoes. That was pretty dope.
We created these “Official Licenses for Being Cool” that we give out to people who are doing something funny, ridiculous or just look awesome. Several times in the Fractal Forest we would hand out these licenses…peoples faces light up. It’s so rad to make someones moment that much more special with these things. We love spreading the vibe.

See Betty & Kora’s “The Not So Obvious First Timers Guide to Shambhala Music Festival” article and photo album HERE.

*All photos by Betty & Kora

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Damascus Apparel Takeover Tour 2014

There’s a San Diego Clothing label on the prowl. Surfacing on our radar only now with the video recap of a six week, six event tour of their area with artists and models attired in various articles of their current line. They’ve got the reach and content to break into your world strong as of now (if knowledge was previously absent). Follow them on socials and peep game the gear @ www.damascusapparel.com

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BESTiE – Foolish Hearts (Kalibo Remix)

Our mutual Tropical friend Kalibo, between djtricks.com and Future Classics has a new premier for yall. A pretty big one at that, through Vices Thump Canada. Remixing Winnie Cooper’s / Vancouver BESTiE and calling it a slice of “sangaria House” is another for the summer collection. You can also listen to his latest mix in the djtricks.com mix series:

Kalibo – Facebook | Soundcloud

TONIGHT! Le Youth Long Weekend Party @ Fortune

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It’s high time we celebrate our countries birthday once more. The calendar year says so, and who doesn’t love a long weekend? To boot Fortunes crew has arranged a lineup all to conducive for a good time within the realms of House, feels, and all out cool n’ aloof times by solid music.

Headlining is Los Angeles Le Youth. As misleading as his moniker is, he is NOT a french producer. Though, you can rest easy as the producers work will leave you believing you are listening to a Euro legend of some calibre. The single ‘Feel Your Love’ was released as multiple continental dates were announced in North America and Europe. The video for which should be arriving any day now.

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In support are three wildly appropriate local acts whom all the House and New Disco lovers of the city are well, well, verse with. Pat Lok who took home the sinning title of a DFA Records remix competition some years ago, has only built up steam since. More recently seeing premiers on Vice Electronic offshoot Thump, BBC Radio 1 support, original video productions and a list still to long to go on with.



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Local White Noise resident(s) and personal favourite, Wmnstudies. The remix repertoire by the East x West coast axis operating duo is like no other. Here are a few more recent examples:




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A more recent name as a solo artist, but equal parts great producer, Kalibo. Perhaps better know to some as member of live DJ/Percussion group Motions joins as well. The best introduction will no doubt be production.


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In the Livestock Room

Pure Addiction DJs and djtricks.com will be holding things down in the second room. The hombre’s at djtricks.com will be running in with three staff members. Owner LLCodyJ & student turned instructor Mr. Mister will be going back to back preceeded or followed by familiar face at Fortune, Lisa Delux. Two rooms of the best in House.



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Artist Spotlight | Kyross

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At just sixteen years of age with successful releases under the Cake Collective & Mid West Collective furthered with support from blog heavy weights like Hilly Dilly, Vancouver’s own Kyross steady making a strong advance into the scene. His production versatility has met few boundaries un-passable or accomplished. And being the age he is there are were a number of burning questions to be asked to ascertain his place and influences surrounding.

At your age how do you participate in the city’s scene? Just online or are you repping a legally lax ID?

Yeah I mean I haven’t really gone into the city to do any shows or anything yet but I’d hope it’s not a problem. So far I’ve only been doing online stuff with a couple local guys but this summer should be sick cause theres possibility of some gigs which I’m very excited about.

Does Vancouver have good all age shows?

Haha yeah, there have been a couple of good shows but a lot of the time I just can’t make the ride out to downtown. There have been some highlight shows I’ve gone to like Flume, Giraffage, Touch Sensitive, Phoenix, Mac Demarco, The Black Keys & Arctic Monkeys which were spectacular. Really It’s not like the artists purposely make the show +19 or anything but it just sucks when one of my favorite artists come out here and it’s at a club which has happened so many times. Fortunately sad boys are coming in July and its even been promoted that it’s all ages so hopefully I can make it out to that and have an emotional time.

What genres or artists were you listening to before you began producing?

I’ve definitely had my phases haha. Back in middle school and my early high school years I was listening to a lot of death & thrash metal which eventually evolved into punk. I’d say around grade 9 I got heavy into older punk music and that led me all sorts of  different genres that kind of had a relation to the punk feeling with a more softer grunge kind of tone to it. I then somehow came across youtube channels like Majestic Casual around late into my grade 9 year that shared really experimental, electronic beats. When I came across that style it was like finding what I had always been looking for. It was just super diverse and it had no boundaries compared to all these metal genres that people bashed around constantly. I guess I then started listening to guys like Shlohmo, XXYYXX, Gold Panda, Thrupence, Flume, Rustie and tons more that I still bump to this day.

Listening through your catalog you haven’t kept to one genre, not completely at least. What’s kept steady is the “Future” element. Funk, R&b, bass.

Yeah for sure. To be honest I usually have no idea to what I’m gonna make next. It just kinda comes along from certain inspiration, random motivation or just feeling a vibe to something I listen to at the time but I do tend to keep around those genres for sure though. I always like a little bit of a dreamy element to my tracks with some deep vibes.

At what age did you begin listening to music, and at what point did you begin producing music?

I think I started listening to music as a hobby when I was 8 or 9 maybe? I got the ipod shuffle and my life basically revolved around music. I listened for quite some time with intentions to maybe even start a blog about music but I was never motivated enough. As for producing I believe I started around this time last year when it clicked that I really wanted to pursue this. I think I was just so in shock by the fact that I could create, market and release my own music. It just baffled me to kinda think like “wow It’s like entering another world where you can create & express your own vibes”. It kinda gave the term “music industry” a less intimidating feel once I started producing at my own pace.

Who have been your main listening squeezes over the course of your production career?

Great question, I definitely have tons of artists that I look up to. As for times like right now I’ve been listening to Lxury’s new release “Raid”. It’s filled with like euphoric chord progressions that are just sick. For the majority of the year I’ve stuck to some familiar names such as Flume, Bondax, Snakehips, Slow Magic n what not. I recently just started getting into house music as well which inspired my music a ton.

Did you doing any schooling for production? Extra curricular or in school?

Nah, I think it’d be neat to do some schooling for that though. I do play drums for some extra classes at school but really I just like to muck around until something starts to sound good.

What’s your connection to Vancouver? Were you born and raised?

Yeah, I was born in New Westminster and I live about an hour and a half outside downtown. I’ve lived here my whole life and I guess it’s pretty rad. Tons of good memories and people around here.

How has the city, if at all, impacted your music?

Around winter time I definitely get inspired by the rain. As much as I hate it at times it has the power to give an atmosphere to my music that only the feel of rain can give. I guess theres some contrast to that as well because I love sun and summer haha. Sun can just give me the feel to make warmer tracks. I don’t feel the need to express the gloom that the winter or spring gives when summer comes around. As for the actual city mostly just taking out the longboard and going for rides can inspire me to write fresh tunes. I also really enjoy seeing the difference in culture around downtown. Theres a lot of killer street artists around vancouver to observe as well. As much as the city motivates I also love to go travelling and see the world we live in.

You’ve a few affiliations that people might not be familiar with. Can you give us the run down on those?

For sure! In august last year I joined Midwest Collective which is a group of artists (based somewhat in Chicago) that make music along with other members of the team doing some dope stuff behind the scenes. It’s like a tight family. We all support each other, share our music, have tinychat music sessions, releasing comps and overall getting ourselves out there in the music world. If I’d compare mwc to anything it’d be if Vaporwave, Keats Collective and Soulection all had a baby…somehow. Haha, I’m also joined a group in November called Somico Collective as well which is a group (fam) of kids under 18 using the collective as a platform to get started in the music world. It’s super neat idea and it seems like we are all defs going places with it and we’ve even gotten love from some major labels which is super awesome. Not to mention that the guy in charge Corbin Cary is also head of Svnset Waves and has been super generous and loving to all the fam. For time being I’m also in another upcoming group of beat artists called Cake Collective who is like a sister collective of MWC with man in Charge BEEMO. Cake already got kicked off with some soulection members showing us some love on our tracks on the new heady treats comp along with Majestic Casual as well which is totally rad. I’m doing another project that has yet to be released called Neave with partner Grays. Get ready for some funky shizz peeps.

Any plans foreseeable to be signed or have an official release?

I’ve been talking with some guys from a group called Emprise music who I have yet to release something with. We’re planning on hopefully getting an EP out there soon which should be fun. Along with this I have something else going on which is getting me super pumped for this year but I can’t quite let loose yet.

You’ve a few affiliations that people might not be familiar with. Can you give us the run down on those?

For sure! In august last year I joined Midwest Collective which is a group of artists (based somewhat in Chicago) that make music along with other members of the team doing some dope stuff behind the scenes. It’s like a tight family. We all support each other, share our music, have tinychat music sessions, releasing comps and overall getting ourselves out there in the music world. If I’d compare mwc to anything it’d be if Vaporwave, Keats Collective and Soulection all had a baby…somehow. Haha, I’m also joined a group in November called Somico Collective as well which is a group (fam) of kids under 18 using the collective as a platform to get started in the music world. It’s super neat idea and it seems like we are all defs going places with it and we’ve even gotten love from some major labels which is super awesome. Not to mention that the guy in charge Corbin Cary is also head of Svnset Waves and has been super generous and loving to all the fam. For time being I’m also in another upcoming group of beat artists called Cake Collective who is like a sister collective of MWC with man in Charge BEEMO. Cake already got kicked off with some soulection members showing us some love on our tracks on the new heady treats comp along with Majestic Casual as well which is totally rad. I’m doing another project that has yet to be released called Neave with partner Grays. Get ready for some funky shizz peeps.

Any plans foreseeable to be signed or have an official release?

I’ve been talking with some guys from a group called Emprise music who I have yet to release something with. We’re planning on hopefully getting an EP out there soon which should be fun. Along with this I have something else going on which is getting me super pumped for this year but I can’t quite let loose yet.

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FCMV36 | Mixed by Whipped Cream

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Personalities in the game have to stand out as a constant high energy. Based Victoria & Vancouver operator Whipped Cream is just that. Her media output alone is at a level most don’t care to match. Or just can’t keep up with. Musical boundaries play no role in the DJ’s selection habits, it’s pure feels through and through. Volume 36 is kept towards, Trap, Hip-Hop, Bass n’ a turnt level in general. Free download in full effect. #YungHeadliner

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