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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.

Live Evil – Facebook | Instagram | Soundcloud | Twitter

Premiere: OG Maco – U Guessed It (WHIPPED CREAM Edit)

Continuing not one, but two rolls with this premiere is the Vancouver island gurl steady reppin all the game. Miss Whipped Cream releases a second solo production after a slew collaborations with artists from all corners of the web. Simultaneously steady rolling our week of lean worthy exclusives by remixing OG Marco’s light and gritty hit single into a straight trippy Trap x Juke hybrid. Free download for the masses in exchange for a follow. Bitch you guessed it.

WHIPPED CREAM – Facebook | Instagram | Soundcloud | Twitter

#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.

Yarinka Collucci – Facebook | Soundcloud | Tumblr

Future Classics Collection vol 2


The Future Classics Collection is a project started to further the artists we support in a release based fashion. This, the second instalment to date focus’ on beat makers with Lo-Fi, Bedroom Beat & Dream Beat tendencies. The lineup includes a number of the clouds known alongside up and comers.


Cymbalik (DAMN SON!)
Dream Dior (Chapel Sound)
Kwze (Filthy Children Collective)
Purple Bastard
Death Ledger
Gypsy Mamba (Beat Cinema)
Denzel Sterling

Artwork by Duncan Gerow

Mastered in part by °lhasa

Download via Bandcamp.

Future Classics Mix vol 22 | Mixed by Ekali

Since the beginning of FC we’ve strived to keep healthy amounts of bedroom beats on top of just plain sexy music. It was only fitting to arrange for a Valentines day mix that would keep this practice alive and that would warm boo’s everywhere on the day. Marking the day with us is Ekali, aka Nathan Shaw of Said The Whale. He’s been an active with FC for a few months now, his catalog is just so conducive to Valentines that it made sense to both parties for him to take this day with a mix. Do the get to know below. Don’t fall in love, your online.

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Hey man, thanks for being the face of our Valentines. How do you normally introduce yourself to people?

Anytime, dude. My name’s Nathan, and I’m an independent musician living in Vancouver, BC.

What does today hold in store for you? Any romantic plans or boos?

My bae is at work, so I have to wait ’til tonight for some snugs.

Does the name Ekali relate to anything to do with love? Or is the name in reference to the suburb of Athens Greece? The Greeks were bout all kinds of love.

The name Ekali is a modified version of one of my favourite video game characters. I love video games. They were a huge part of my childhood, and video game composers like Nobuo Uematsu sort of created the soundtrack to my early years. I’d say that’s how my appreciation for music started.

You have been into making beats for about a year correct?

Yup, just over a year.

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And before that your musical life has been with award winning band Said The Whale. What can you tell us about this experience?

I joined Said The Whale in 2011 when I was 19. I left my life plans, my job and my savings behind, and basically jumped into the life of a full-time touring musician. It’s what I always wanted to do, but after playing in various bands in my teens (which never took off or toured), I felt uncertain about my future as a musician. I had even quit playing any sort of music for awhile. Said The Whale happened to find me during that period of uncertainty in my life, and rekindled my deep love for music as a lifestyle. I feel lucky that they did; there are a lot of incredibly talented people out there of all ages who have amazing work ethic and directional focus and deserve to be doing what they love to do for a living… I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.

Being in the band has affected me in a lot of ways. Living in close confines with 4-7 other people for months at a time really teaches you a lot about yourself and your personal boundaries. Every human has a unique set of needs, and keeping 5 sets of those perfectly in line is majorly difficult. I’ve been working on being more tolerable person in general, so I don’t drive my bandmates insane. It’s also difficult if you have a loved one at home. Sometimes I’m having the time of my life, sometimes I’m counting days til I’m home for snugs. But in the end, I am in love with what I do, it’s incredibly rewarding, and I have no regrets.

How is producing music while on tour difficult?

Producing on the road has it’s benefits and it’s drawbacks. On one hand, you’re traveling to different cities every day, meeting new people, playing with different bands, being with people you love.. it’s not very hard to find inspiration. Translating your ideas into sound can be a bit of a struggle though, when your production time is mostly limited to van-drives with motor-hum, cramped space, background noise, and a lack of hardware. It’s interesting when I compare songs I write on the road with songs I write at home. The former usually sounds a bit more warm and nostalgic, a little less structured and technically sound, while the latter sounds a bit more distant and cold, but also more precise and soundly arranged. It’s a product of being in two completely different head-spaces. I’m working on being able to find a balance between the two, so my music can be a true representation of my life as a whole, in all of my different modes.

You are also a member of the Chapel Sound collective. How did this come about and how has being involved in a collective like this helped you?

One of my best buds Shawn (DJ Sadgirl, VZNS), started taking me around to hangs in Vancouver and introducing me to some of the Chapel homies last fall. They had to have been some of the most welcoming people I’ve ever met, and made me feel comfortable sharing my music with them. It felt really natural. Being a part of the community has helped me come out of my musical shell and to be more willing to actively share what I create. They’re also just amazing buds, all around.

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Any collaborations forthcoming from yourself and other members of the collective?

I have an ongoing collaboration project on the fly with Jacob (The Oneiroscopist), and Shawn (VZNS). We have a few more original tunes to complete to go along with the two we’ve already released, as an EP in the early spring.

Which direction are you pointed in musically at this point, and for how long do you expect to move forward in this direction?

I’m still in the stages of developing my sound. I’m so inspired by so many different kinds of music, and I’m still limited by my technical inability. So, given time, I’d like to find a sound that represents who I am and where I came from, and then stick true to that sound moving forwards, and let it evolve with time and experience.

In a previous conversation we’ve had you mentioned R&B is very near and dear to you. Why do you think you enjoy it so?

I grew up listening to Timbaland/Neptunes songs on MuchMusic. I don’t think that I fully understood half the lyrical content of the music, but it made sense to me on a basic level. As I grew up, and experienced love, and went through heartbreak and difficult times, I grew to understand the music on a deeper level. The beauty of RNB music to me is how it simply makes sense emotionally. It’s contemporary soul music. And if you know sadness, wanna fuck, or miss your baby, the music will speak to you.

What would be your all time fave R&B albums?

Laura Mvula – Sing to the Moon

Justin Timberlake – Futuresex/Lovesounds

Aaliyah – Aaliyah

Is there anything you’d like to add before we wrap this up? Words on the mix?

Thank you Future Classics for having me! The mix is meant to be a romantic journey. Listen to it with a loved one, or during your vday pre game, or to reflect. Remember that you can’t be happy without the tough times.

Leave us with your ideal date night seeing as how it’s all valentines today.

A walk along the pier in Brighton, England with my girl. We see a great show, eat great food, go home, watch Adventure Time episodes we’ve already seen about ten times, make love, smoke, order pizza. Follow it up with a lazy sleep-in, and then I’ll cook breakfast in bed for the two of us.

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Ekali – Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter

FC Mix vol 18 | Mixed by Andres Komatsu

We journey across the pond to Paris France to hear from Andres Komatsu. To date he has accumulated a number of releases to further his name with a number of labels from around the globe. All of which are testament to his style as it is today. His one hour mix moves steadily within #House and #Techno. The selection offered within is steadfast as well as something fresh and new to the series to date. Tune in for this breath of fresh air.

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Andres Komatsu – Facebook | Soundcloud

Future Classics Mix vol 15 | Mixed by Bombaman

The one they call Bombaman is somewhat of a myth is his own right. The Ontario Canadian has appeared on various releases under a number of different monikers. All of which represent and carry his signature “bombabass” . This same sound an reputation is carried through in his foutry five minute mix here today. Unfortunately the tracklist is undisclosed, but the mix holds plenty of unheard sounds from Luckybeard, RVBRA, Main Course & Caio Records. So maybe keep an eye on those labels for a few months to come. They’ve obviously got some heat on the way.

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Bombaman – Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter

Future Classics 500 Likes Compilation

Future Classics 500 Likes Compilation
Over the course of the year many connections have been made. Internet land is a prime place to connect with people of the same / similar wavelengths. In appreciation of Future Classics support and follower-ship to date we wanted to offer a selection of fresh new material from a handfull of our favourite producers that have infiltrated our earballs. We also snuck in a couple of our more recent finds on the cloud to keep the variety even more so fresh. Give each and ever artist a follow if you like their contribution.

The compilation is available for free download or as for an optional donation to the Red Cross relief efforts in the Philippines.

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Contributing Artists:

°lhasa (Chapel Sound / YVR)
Lord Boyd (Amdiscs)
Buddy X (NYC)
Marvel Alexander (Modern Outfit)
Savcloud (Cold Busted)
Duncan Gerow (AK)
Brian Folk (CA)
Ekali (YVR)
The Oneiroscopist (YVR)
Fntsmv (Chile)
Mojo Goro (Myth-O-Lodge / Wtf is SWAG)
Neon Mansion (Damn Son!)
Froland (YVR)

Artwork by: Bvd Pistxl

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SKMB November Selections

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Hello fellow music lovers! We are Some Kind of Music Blog, a collective of passionate music junkies based out of Vancouver, B.C. At SKMB we share music that makes you feel good, from bangin Techno to groovy NuDisco and anything in between. We provide insight into new music and the artists that produce it, serving as a useful medium into the sometimes overwhelming world of music. The purpose of life is to be happy, and music is what makes us smile all times of the day. We hope we can share some happiness, be it introducing you to a great new artist, mix series or local event. If you want to keep up to date with new music, events, SKMB Guest Mixes and monthly playlists, make sure to follow us on our social media outlets as well as Soundcloud, all listed bellow!

We’re excited to be collaborating with Future Classics, sharing some of our latest favs with all you lovely people. We will be doing a monthly post series here where you can take a look into some of the sounds that we’ve been diggin’

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Steph’s Picks:

First up is STWO with his remix of JMSN’s  The One. STWO has been on our radar for quite a while now and has been posted on SKMB several times by a few of our contributors. STWO consistently releases quality remixes of some of our favourite hip hop and R&B tracks as well as his own originals, keeping things sultry, soulful and somewhat relaxing.

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Next up on my most played this month is Amyn & Kill Frenzy’s Hooked. There’s nothing I love more than the sweet sound of a  pounding, bass-driven  house jam with warehousey vibes that you can’t help but shake your ass to. This dirty bird knows what’s up and has been releasing nothing but gold recently.

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Finally, we have Banks, who’s beautiful and almost angelic vocals give me goosebumps everytime I hear them, with her true gift shining through  her poetic perspectives on love, life and humanity. The ever so talented songstress has colabborated with such artists as TEED, SOHN and Lil Silva to name a few. I couldn’t choose my favourite song of hers, so I have included the two that I am constantly listening to.

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Nick’s Picks: 

After shamelessly shazaming one of their songs during Vancouver house n techno staple DJ Siavash‘s set at Cajmere a few weeks back, I’ve been in love with andhim‘s delightfully dancey, yet minimal style of house music.

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15 seconds into discovering this next track and my roommate and I were shakin our asses in the living room. Rumbling house with a slightly ghetto vibe just really does it for me. If your a house head like myself then it’s likely that you’ve heard this second colab from Marlon Hoffstadt and fellow German producer Dansson. 8 months old and I’m still groovin to both of these. Join me.

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Sam’s Picks:

 A collaboration between two well known names in B.C.’s music scene Robbie Slade of Humans and Max Ulis have created some real magic under the name Sabota. Smooth textures and baselines will have you hitting replay on any one of their tracks. These guys know how to get the cool kids to dance.

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Soul Button while remaining anonymous delivers some of the most soulful house beats I have ever heard. His latest remix of Florain Rietze’s Treibholz track is no exception. A truly groovy track that adds to his already extensive list of brilliant originals and remixes.

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