Immerze is getting ready for his 2017 run with his latest single “Ying Ying” produced by Aidan Roy x Sung x Zlender and he’s sounding more fierce than ever, listen below along with his music video for “Tropicana”.
I hung out with post-punk band Merchandise in the parking lot behind Vancouver Main Street landmark Red Cat Records. It was a windy fall day so we took refuge at a staircase behind the store. The band singer Carson Cox did most of the talking as his bandmates shivered in the cold.
What is Carson Cox‘s favorite show tune? Why is DJing better than being in a band? What kind of trouble did the band run into at the border? Why are punk classics spiritual? Which song will Carson play when he wants to clear a room while DJing? Does Carson keep an actual list of his enemies? Listen to our chat for all the answers and more.
Tracks played on this show…
1) Merchandise, After the End (2014) “Enemy”
2) Dicky Doo & the Don’ts “Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu” single (1958) (background)
3) Merchandise, After the End (2014) “Telephone”
4) Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Cyrille Aimée, Burstin’ Out (2013) “Cheek to Cheek” (background)
5) Merchandise, Children of Desire (2012) “Time” (mp3)
6) Merchandise, After the End (2014) “Green Lady” (mp3)
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You can also listen to the uncensored version of our hang sesh.
JayKin is preparing his 6th studio release Bonus with “La VILLA” produced by N.D.T. being his first smooth delivery which really compliments his sound from Sneakers & Video Games, stream below.
Spotty Josif is not taking any breaks lately with another thorough track titled “Way Before” produced by horror.vacui and featuring Seth Kay. We’re sure he’s got several tracks up his sleeve, stream or download below.
One of my favorite indie dance bands right now is called RÜFÜS or RÜFÜS DU SOL. The name of the band depends on where you live. I hung out with the three Aussies (Tyrone Lindqvist, Jon George and James Hunt) who make up RÜFÜS / RÜFÜS DU SOL in a dark alley behind the venue while they waited for opening act and Aussie pals Hermitude to finish.
What’s the deal with the two band names? What strange connection does RÜFÜS DU SOL have to singer Rufus Wainwright? Which RÜFÜS DU SOL track was born one night trying to make something that sounded like Booka Shade and Trentemøller? Where was the craziest place the boys have partied in Berlin? Which band member sleepwalks? What advice do the boys have for my interview style? Which member of the band owes everyone drinks? Listen to find out.
Tracks played on the show…
1) RÜFÜS DU SOL, Atlas (2013) “Desert Night”
2) RÜFÜS DU SOL, Atlas (2013) “Modest Life” (mp3)
3) RÜFÜS DU SOL, RÜFÜS EP (2011) “We Left”
4) RÜFÜS DU SOL, Atlas (2013) “We Left (Night Version)” (mp3)
5) RÜFÜS DU SOL, Atlas (2013) “Sundream”
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These three amigos aka Rufus or Rufus Du Sol are back in Vancouver this week, Thursday, November 24, 2016, at the Imperial with Kllo and Yuma X. See you there!
“Rain Dancing” is the debut single from the multifaceted Liberian-born and LA-based DJ/producer, Val Fleury. The dance floor provocateur delivers with a top tune fueled by eclectic beats, a hypnotizing bass line and introspective lyrics that radiate. Known for her signature multi-dimensional and genre-bending style, “Rain Dancing” intertwines inspiration from favorites likes Robyn, Disclosure, and Anna Lunoe. Transcending typical dance music and modern day hype, Val has concocted a solid sound that connects Indie-pop, Soul and Dance music through this single. The track and its video are incredibly infectious and will keep you grooving under the clouds all night long. “Rain Dancing” makes a full debut today, Friday November 18th, 2016, premiering via Atwood Magazine, stream or purchase below.
When I hung out with Ketil Jansen and Ulrik Denizou, the two fellows behind the Norwegian indie electronic band called Lemaitre, they were a bit stressed out. That night, they were the opening act on a big tour and headliner Porter Robinson‘s soundcheck went overtime. (Nothing against Porter. He put on an amazing show that night.) After a rushed soundcheck, Lemaitre and I only had 20 minutes to find a quiet place and chat. Don’t worry, we still managed to get everything done.
Why does a band from Norway have a French name? Which Lemaitre song started with a Jimi Hendrix sample? How do fights between Ketil and Ulrik result in better music? Why do love songs usually suck? What role does German digestif bitter Underberg play during our hang session? Listen to find out all the answers.
Tracks played on the show…
Lemaitre, Singularity EP (2014) “High Tide” (mp3)
Lemaitre, Relativity 3 (2013) EP “Continuum”
Lemaitre, Relativity 1 EP (2012) “Appreciate”
Lemaitre, “Momentum” (internet release) (mp3)
Lemaitre, Singularity EP (2014) “All I Need” (featuring Chuck Inglish)
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Lemaitre and Chet Porter return to Vancouver’s Fortune Sound Club tonight, Thursday, November 17, 2016. See you there!
It’s been a while since we’ve posted about local R&B singer Jay Branks but his latest titled “4 The Love” featuring Justice is quite the Latin flavored jam that’ll surely get your hips swaying, can’t wait to hear more. Stream below.