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.
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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.
The Netherlands Beatsofreen let loose visuals for his single ‘Slowly Rising’ from his forthcoming ‘Circle’ EP tomorrow. Directed by Tokto’s Hideki Inaba the video features animated outer world foliage and sea-like creatures all in choreographed motion, in deep space setting. Notably, video has been selected as one of Vimeos staff picks. Released via King Deluxe Records.
Los Angeles based Auriént has a strong love for the old school and has released this right on que with A-Traks Blog Haus Revival mix. The video features Mr. Oizo created best Flat Beat muppet pal Flat Eric cruising, lounging, posing next to influencing records of Auriént, and tearing up the local nightlife. All to the tune of, you guessed it,
French House Nu Phrench. Stream the whole EP HERE.
Toronto based Azari of Azari & III is all set for a solo album in the new year. The lead single features the vocals of Fritz Helder, fellow Azari & III member. And its visuals are of five young women awaiting rescue from their kidnappers.
Animator Alexandre Louvenaz returns for seconds with Canadian King Deluxe Records release w/ Pixelord. So successfully so the video has made the Vimeo staff pics. View above, get to know below.
Okay, so this is more pop/festival than I care to go on this site. But! Vancouver natives do have a place here. That, AND this video has a few really good things going for it. 1) The one take concept. 2) It’s pretty funny that guy texted through the whole shoot. It’s laugh out loud when he splits the couple right off the bat. 3) I love seeing Vancouver on film, and when it’s openly playing itself it’s even better. Neighbourhoods here really are eye candy. 4) The making of shot during earns points.
*Please don’t comment on this unless you know of ‘Montreal Dream’s‘ or Felix’s early on Ashlee Simpson remix.
The best new New Disco cat to come out Raincouver, Kalibo, has just released his first video. To the new single? ‘Take Me’ , a couple seemingly worlds apart struggle communicating with one-another, even through a Ragu pasta dinner. Though the end has resolve for the couple the viewer is lead to believe there is a third party involved. Great video, great apartment location.