The independent label Flow-Fi have been putting out a lot of good music lately with new artists pushing the limits on different styles and sounds. Flow-Fi co-founder Aywy and Sh?m who is also on the label teamed up for a great edit to Craig David’s first single “All The Way” from his 2005 album The Story Goes…. These two take the originally R&B track into a more danceable and club vibe with some great production and a nice modern take on a great song. Stream or download above.
The Soulection crew have been on a steady rise lately with new artists, new radio network with Rinsefm and even new clothing with brand Stussy but their original artists are hard at work. LA’s J-Louis who has been with the label from the beginning is known for his beats he makes on his iPhone but recently he’s moved on towards laptop production and has put out some impressive material including his White Label release. This new joint he takes on Curtis Mayfield and gives the legend a nice flip adding some exquisite bass. Stream or download above.
More Vancouver artists collaborating is exactly what we like to see, singer/producer/rapper Unjee from Van has been posting tracks on her Soundcloud for quite some time now. With her latest track “so long (u_u)” she held a remix contest and Van’s Hrvy had to be thee best one of the bunch taking the song to a completely different vibe adding house elements. Stream or download above!
Two Vancouver cats came together to revive Young Dro’s “FDB” into a more club vibe having house elements in the beginning which breaks into a Hip-Hop beat for the hook. We’ve featured both of these producers on Winnie before, Joseph L’Étranger is known for his work on TDE’s Isaiah Rashad’s Cilvia Demo and Shaun!c for his “Touch Me, Tease Me” remix. Glad to see some Van city artists work together, stream or download the track above!
Cyclist & Maiko is a collaboration between Toronto-based soul queen Maiko Watson and DJ/producer Mark Penner (aka Cyclist). Today they released a music video for their funky, soulful jam ‘Shine‘, directed by Adam Goldhammer and production company The Field. Sit back and let this laser light show take you to outer space.
For more Canadian poolside disco, be sure to also check out their recent single ‘Sunrise’.
New Pat Lok remix for New York-via-Istanbul songstress Sirma on the mid-tempo house tip.
Birmingham’s Low Steppa is one of the staple figures of the resurgent UK bass/garage sound that is so ubiquitous right now. Today he dropped Sometimes, a piano-laden two step groove with a classic soul diva sample. Cop it for free and get to struttin.
To stand out now a days you’ve got to be different, do something different, think out side of the ordinary and Cherchez La Femme is our go to gal for these types of events and thinking. Dreamcast will be pushing what everyone’s expectations of a show or club vibe might be like, this new series will be focusing on contemporary and visual artists, highlighting their creative moments. One half of the event will be feature a dance party element and visual installations while the other half will be more of a chill interactive environment featuring a Sega Dreamcast Relax Lounge. If this night couldn’t get any more unique we’ve got one hell of a line up that really does leave a great impression as to what this Dreamcast series has to deliver, LA’s Team Supreme will be coming through including King Henry, Great Dane, Djemba Djemba & Mr. Carmack. If you were at Djemba & Carmack’s last show here in Vancouver you know that it was one of the rowdiest and funnest shows this city saw this year so do not I repeat do not miss this. Get tickets for this event at Highlife, Zulu, Beatstreet, Red Cat Records or online here. If you’re feeling lucky we’re also doing a ticket give away for this night, two pairs of tickets will be given out and all you have to do is email email@example.com and put “TEAM SUPREME” on the subject line, winners will be announced the day of. P.S. Come early and enjoy special refreshments, games, photo booths, 2$ BBQ and I hear Djemba Djemba is calling out some fans for a ping pong game, do you have the skills to take on Djemba? More info on the event here.