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New York/Vancouver indie dance act Bob Moses is a duo: Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance. Although they went to the same high school in hometown Vancouver, back then they didn’t really hang out together. After graduating, they both separately went to New York to start a music career. New York is a tough place to make it and both of them struggled. Then one day, Howie and Vallance accidentally ran into each other and decided to work on music together. Bob Moses was born!
I chatted with a very tired but friendly Tom and Jimmy in a swank Vancouver hotel Business Centre while the guys waited for their hotel rooms to be ready. (I think they were ready for a pre-show nap.)
Which member of Bob Moses walked out of an orgy? Which Bob Moses track samples an obscure bangra song? What dark secrets do Jimmy and Tom know about each other that not even their girlfriends know? Who showed Bob Moses the Bobby Bland track they eventually covered? What metal bands are the two of them banging their heads to in the studio (when they need a break from electronic music)? How did Tom and Jimmy react when VICE said they sounded like “a tranqued Chris Martin” (from Coldplay)? Why do Jimmy and Tom sometimes hate on rapper G-Eazy? You’ll have to listen to find out!
Tracks played on the show…
1) Bob Moses, Days Gone By (2015) “Tearing Me Up”
2) Bob Moses, Days Gone By (2015) “Talk”
3) Bob Moses, First to Cry EP (2014) “I Ain’t Gonna Be the First to Cry” (Bobby Bland cover) **
4) Bob Moses, Days Gone By: Never Enough Edition (2016) “Before I Fall” (acoustic version) (mp3)
5) Bob Moses, Days Gone By (2015) “Touch and Go”
All songs CANCON, except **
You can also check out the radio edit of the show, if you need all your hang sessions to clock in under 30 minutes.
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”
NO SONGS CANCON
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.
I woke up Autograf‘s Mikul and Louis from a nap when I met then at the hotel. In fact they asked for another quick 15 minutes of sleep before we chatted.
Chicago indie dance band Autograf is three guys: Mikul Wing, Louis Kha and Jake Carpenter. Autograf started as an art collective modeled after Andy Warhol‘s legendary New York Factory scene. While working on art installations, Autograf made a few bootleg remixes (including 50 Cent, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and the Temptations) to fuel parties at their Future Factory space. These remixes became incredibly popular and soon offical remixes followed which eventually led to Autograf releasing original material.
Louis and Mikul were still groggy and disoriented when I woke them up the second time, but we had a great chat. How did an art collective become a dance act? What does the band mean when they tell each other to “bask like a lizard?” We start with the most important question: If Autograf is three guys, and Louis and Mikul get the two beds in the Autograf hotel room, where does the third man sleep? Listen to our chat.
Tracks played on the show…
1) Autograf, Future Soup EP (2016) “Future Soup” (featuring Patrick Baker)
2) 50 Cent & Lil Kim “Magic Stick” (Autograf bootleg remix)
3) Autograf, Metaphysical single (2015) “Metaphysical” (featuring Janelle Kroll)
4) Marvin Gaye “Grapevine” (Autograf bootleg remix)
5) Autograf “Dream” (Robotaki remix) (mp3)
6) Autograf “Dream” (original) single
7) Autograf, Future Soup EP (2016) “Heartbeat” (mp3)
NO songs CANCON
Here’s the extended version of my hang session with Autograf so you can hear all the stuff that won’t fit into radio length. Listen!
Coleman Hell (aka the guy who wrote that banjo-sampling “2 heads” song) has released his debut full-length SUMMERLAND. Coleman‘s track “2 Heads” became a monster song after he put it up on Spotify and now he’s got a whole bunch of new songs for his fans.
I hung out with Coleman for a bit right after his soundcheck. (You can hear him catching his breath at the beginning of our chat because he had literally run offstage.)
What weird object from Bjork‘s live show does Coleman want to put in his own show? Which sitcom star does Coleman have a huge crush on? What dark hip hop secret do I drudge up from his past? How does this secret involve Bill Murray? You’ll have to listen to find out!
Los Angeles Native Amika Akaya has just dropped a new mix off his new series “Level Up.” This mix has all that good bass knocking trap you wanna listen to, from edm, southern rap, to groovy dance hits. Make sure to check out VOL. 2 here and share it with your friends!
At only 20 years of age, EDEN (real name Jonathon Ng) is making music with the emotional vulnerability of someone twice his age. He graduated High School a few years ago, but sings as though he thoroughly understands the politics of love and heartbreak.
Formerly known as The Eden Project, Ng changed his moniker in 2015 after a transition in musical styles. While this can be tricky for any emerging artist, the new alias seems to be working for him. He’s now signed with Scooter Braun, the man known for making Bieber, and has created a sound that mixes pop sensibilities with deeply poetic lyrics and dark melodic beats.
His highly anticipated EP, i think you think too much of me, is out early next month and already houses two hit singles, “sex” and “drugs”. If you wanna be transported into a world of pure sonic bliss, press play. I dare you. This kid, I mean young adult, really is future bound.
EDEN makes his Vancouver debut on September 7 at the Rio Theatre. Get your tickets here.
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Thunder Bay born Coleman Hell is another internet music success story. He put his banjo-infused dance track “2 Heads” on Spotify and soon it was at the top of the streaming service’s charts. Before he knew it, Coleman Hell had an international record deal with Columbia Records.
I hung out with Coleman for a bit right after his soundcheck the last time he was in Vancouver. (You can hear him catching his breath at the beginning of our chat because he had literally run offstage.)
What weird object from Bjork‘s live show does Coleman want to put in his own show? Which sitcom star does Coleman have a huge crush on? What dark hip hop secret do I drudge up from his past? How does this secret involve Bill Murray? How is Coleman still just a small town boy from Thunder Bay? You’ll have to listen to find out!
Tracks played on the show…
1) Coleman Hell, Coleman Hell EP (2015) “2 Heads” (mp3)
2) Coleman Hell, Coleman Hell EP (2015) “Take Me Up”
3) Coleman Hell, Coleman Hell EP (2015) “Sitcom”
4) Coleman Hell, VENA EP (2014) “All the Monsters”
5) Burnz N Hell “Bill Murray” single 2010
6) Coleman Hell, VENA EP (2014) “Venezuela” (mp3)
ALL songs CANCON
Coleman Hell is back in Vancouver opening from Twenty One Pilots at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Monday, April 11th. See you there!