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SKMB Compilation Vol. 1

Fellow #Vancouver blog crew extraordinaire SKMB released their first compilation to date last month. Yes yes, we’ve been sleeping. Ten full tracks of New Disco and House from Vancouverites, friends and contributors alike make up the released to sum up in perpetuity the blogs taste and sound. The list is long of standouts, but of the standouts to standout is WATSN’s ‘Manson’ because it takes a large bite into the deep n’ dark alone. Check all these guys out as they are going great things in each of their respective scenes.

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SKMB Cross Post


The Some Kind Of Music Blog & Future Classics Cross Post series continues with picks by SKMB’s Steph Parkes, Nickolas Collinet & Mimi Young. Take a dive into the sounds that have been moving us over the past couple months including a few of our latest mixes.

First of all we want to share with you our latest edition of Tune In Space Out with Some Kind of Music Blog on Vancouver based online radio station DE Radio.

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Our latest Sunday Slow Jams features a Guest Mix from Boston producer SevnthWonder.

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Steph’s Picks

Natasha Kmeto – Prideless (Ryan Wells Remix)

Local fav Ryan Well’s released this killer remix of Natasha Kmeto’s Prideless as part of the Bass Coast Remix Contest. It is by far my favourite entry so far and a track that has been on repeat on my iPod.

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Moon Boots – C.Y.S.

French Express artist Moon Boots has been consistently putting out quality tracks over the past few years and his latest is no exception. CYS is a dreamy number that gives me that floaty, carefree feeling when i’m listening. It’s definitely putting me in the mood for summer with its light, fluffy and feel good vibes.

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Droog Guest Mix for John Digweed

I’ve been really diggin’ this mix from Droog for the past month or so. Lately I just can’t seem to get enough of the deep, dark vibes. This mix has accompanied me on my journey to work and has helped set the mood for a long night of serving.

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Nick’s Picks

Often us bloggers, like DJ’s I’m sure as well, find ourselves on a constant hunt for what’s fresh and new. Lately I’ve been taking a step back however, and peeking into the past library’s of newly discovered artists. Thanks to the many local groups such as IntimateUnderGYou Plus OneGinger62 & Timbre bringing through amazing international talent, I’ve discovered some of my current favourite tracks from DJ TennisTom TragoNora En Pure & Kygo all featured below. 

Metronomy – She Wants (Tennis Edit)

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Tom Trago – True Friends

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Nora En Pure – Come With Me (Original Mix)

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Ed Sheeran – I See Fire (Kygo Remix)

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Mimi’s Picks


Seattle’s Kid Smpl delivers a ream worth of intricate, textured layers of contemplative sadness through all his tracks, “Ja” being no exception. Heady, corrosive, yet managing to maintain elegance, ‘noise’ has never been more beautiful. Be sure to visit SKMB on May 11 to catch our interview with Kid Smpl and to stream his EP, Silo Tear.

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Montreal’s trio, Seoul, offers crisp, ethereal, salt-of-the-earth freshness, neutralizing any toxicity your ears may have suffered from all that shitty top 40s we’re all subjected to while waiting in line at the store.

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Tits and ass, lights and bling – this is your quintessential getting-ready-for-summer-parties tune. Atlanta’s A.ware (from hip hop duo Mach Five) spells the equation of house + rap = parting legs in sundresses. 

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SKMB January Selections

Here’s what a few of our members at SKMB have been diggin’ over the past couple of months!

Tune In Space Out Ep.1

‘Tune In Space Out’ is a monthly radio show on DE Radio focused on highlighting our favourite tunes from the world of house and techno. It is grounded in smooth grooves, but also transverse’ the vast array of electronic music that brings us to a state of ear to ear, star to star, spaced out bliss. Our next episode will be airing on DE Radio at 5pm on February 22.

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Steph’s Picks @dubsteph_

Gorgon City – No More

Another gem that’s been on repeat on my iPod is Gorgon City’s No More, a pop-centered house jam that features soulful and sultry vocals from Liv; an effortlessly dreamy track to say the least. These talented guys have been pumping out quality tracks within the past year or so and received an overwhelmingly amazing response for their hit song Ready For Your Love in collaboration with rising star MNEK.

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Disclosure – Help Me Lose My Mind (SOHN Remix)

Disclosure and London Grammar’s Help Me Lose My Mind was a staple track of mine this past summer, a song that I had instantly fell in love with and shamelessly overplayed. Naturally, I was happy to see that one of my favourite up and comers SOHN produced a remix of it. SOHN’s remix keeps the original moody atmosphere while trading Disclosures bouncy bass synths for something much more mellow and chilling.

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Chris Malinchak – So Good To Me (Shiba San Remix)

Every time I hear French Express artist Chris Malinchak’s song So Good To Me, I feel an overwhelming wave of nostalgia and warmth as I remember some of the best nights of my life where this song was being played, or even just talked about. It reminds me so much of my closest friends and a warehouse party that opened up my mind and heart to new experiences and relationships. This song holds such a dear spot in my heart that the chance of coming across a remix that didn’t do it justice scared me. When I first heard Shiba San’s remix, I was almost a bit nervous, but for no reason really because he transformed my beloved feel good house song into something much dirtier, a jam that had me uncontrollably dancing around my house.

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Nick’s Picks @ncollinet

MR•Car/\\ACK & Kaytranada – Ones

Kaytranada is part of a group of talented producers reigniting my love for loungey hip hop and r&b. This one is elegantly simple in all the right ways.

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Rihanna – Stay (Marius Hörsturz Edit)

This remix was released back in early 2013 by German producer Marius Horsturz. Play after play however, it continues to evoke emotion and maintain a spot on my ever changing recently played list.

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Teenage Mutants & Purple Disco Machine – People

I’m still getting over the cancelation of Teenage Mutants Vancouver show back in December, but rest assured we will be bringing him back real soon. For now, I’ll just have to get down to his latest ass shaker dancing around my living room.

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Tensnake – Love Sublime Ft Niles Rodgers & Fiora (Duke Dumont Remix)

Duke Dumont never disappoints. His latest remix turns Tensnakes feel good groover into a hair back and forth whipper. Seriously.

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Mimi’s Picks @mimilinyoung


Though I usually hesitate to over mention artists, I find that in some instances, highlighting an artist more than once a month is unavoidable. British geneticist turned producer-dj, Max Cooper, is one of those individuals. This track loops a portion of minimalist pianist’s Tom Hodge arrangement, then seasoned with electronic clicks, static blips, crowd noises, and other flecks and fragments. Ethereal, poignant, and tentative, it is a hybrid of natural narrative and science fiction.

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Danish singer-songwriter, Karen Marie Ørsted, better known as MØ, recently released her newest single, Don’t Wanna Dance, which quite wonderfully achieves the opposite effect in her listeners. Indie-pop with Motown flair gives an innocent, though punchy 3:21 minutes of fun.

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Vancouver’s own Kid Vibe has an uncanny ability to create tracks that sound more authentically ’90s than originals from that decade. Body Heat  showcases this heightened concentration of sound features distinctive to that time – smooth yet synthy, bedroom-style rnb-pop, complete with husky filtered Adina Howard vocals (remember Freak/And U Know It?) within a deep house context. Startling but also strangely familiar, it is bright and blisteringly hot.

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Sometimes, I rather love loud. Thumping, bumping, glitchy, discordant textures, you know, a song that does the dirty talk for you. Sure to leave you creaming your pants get you wild.

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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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