Kartell – All I Have feat. J – Rican


Through the label under is own personal oversee Parisian Kartell has released a new one. As per usual, his unusually aloof way of gently swishing his mastery of the most OG chilling tracks into your dome piece is in full effect. The single comes from what is said to be a six track EP entitled ‘Tender Games’ . #RocheMusique

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Butler & Bontan – Live My Life feat. Vula


Paroozing through the tube of you and through the music’s of circa 08, many an old school name came up. Including that of the beloved Basement Jaxx. Amongst the freshest of the fresh to this day. This merits mention, not just because of Vula’s soulFULL presence on the track before you now. But also by the undeniably UK House lain down by Butler & Bontan for the all together Ultra Music release.

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HANA – Clay

If you’re a fan of Grimes, and other rad experimental up and comers, you should DEFINITELY hop on this young talented musician. Loving this laid back 80’s vibe. I can see big things on the horizon for this young girl. Glad this hit my inbox for sure.

“A new female singer/songwriter has popped up in the mix recently, and she goes by the name of HANA. She’s currently being mentored by Canadian songwriter/producer Grimes and her accomplice Blood Diamond and could be the next big thing. Her track “Clay,” of which her and Blood Diamonds produced, that was just released has a transparency to it, giving her voice a raw aspect that ranges all over the choral map. Check it out, and if you dig, keep an eye out for HANA in the future.”

HANA – Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

The Daily Dose

Here are some jams that I’ve been killing lately. It’s a big mash of homies and people we met on the road these past couple months. Hope you enjoy!

Bass Coast Festival 2015 – Playlist #2

The 7th annual Bass Coast Festival runs from July 10-13, 2015.

Here’s the latest mix to get you acquainted with some of their 2015 performing artists. A few fun facts about the festival:

  • it’s located in a valley oasis, with a river to cool off in throughout the day
  • admission is capped at 4000 to keep things small & intimate
  • glowing interactive art installations dot the landscape, making it seem like another planet
  • you’re invited

Tickets available at www.basscoast.ca.

Turnt up Tuesdays

Yo guys, got some tracks I thought y’all would dig today! It’s a pretty eclectic mix, but I had to pass them along. I’ve been digging more downtempo styled RnB influenced music lately, and it’s been growing in me ever since. Some of that new from Oshi, On and On Records, etc.

Enjoy!

The Emergence Project – May 16th, 2015

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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.

AkiMi – ChiLL Tempo <3

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.

AkiMi
Soundcloud / Facebook

Bass Coast 2015

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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 3000 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!

BASS COAST

WMNSTUDIES X WASPY – Photographs feat. Sundays


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

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Epic Empire – O.Y.S feat. LikeBerry


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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Golden Coast – Futurist (Eau Claire Remix)


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.

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