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If you are looking for what to do on Halloween Cherchez La Femme & Timbre have something special lined up having her second Dreamcast event once again at the Auto Forms space which we might add was an amazing event. This time around and especially for Halloween she got most of the Body High crew including DJ Dodger Stadium (Samo Sound Boy & Jerome LOL), Myrryrs and Joaquin Bartra. Body High is based out of LA and started by Samo Sound and Jerome, the label focuses on underground club music that pushes the limits while still sticking to the roots of the club scene and vibe America originally had. 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. We at Winnie Cooper highly suggest making this the event or plan for your Halloween festivities, first 100 tickets are starting at 15$ and will only be rising as we get closer to the event. Tickets are available at Red Cat, Zulu, Highlife, Beatstreet or online here and for a short period of time there is deal where you get pay 30$ for all three events in October that Cherchez is having including Dreamtcast Jack, Dreamcast 2.0 & Main Course, check that out here. If you’re feeling lucky we’ll be giving away a pair of tickets to two lucky individuals announcing the winners a day before the show and all you’ve gotta do is email firstname.lastname@example.org and put “BODY HIGH” on the subject line! Check out more info on the event and happy Halloween from Winnie!
Posted by @Hernandizzle
This past Happy Ending Fridays on August 29th at Fortune Sound Club we got to host Soulection’s co-founder Andre Power and artist Abjo. These two put on some crazy vibes which I might add was after an amazing performance by TDE’s SZA, from her chill sound to Soulection’s diverse styles these two put on a hell of a show. If you aren’t familiar with the Soulection label we suggest you do your research, they have been on a steady rise lately welcoming new artists to the label, getting their Radio show on Rinsefm and putting out clothes with brand Stussy. The roster consists of several different artists with different sounds, styles and genre’s but they all have a soulful sound that makes their music timeless which really does imply that they are “The Sound Of Tomorrow”. We got to ask Abjo some questions about his career, the label and what’s to come in the future. Check out the interview below!
Q: First off, how did you like Vancouver?
A: Man. I didn’t wanna leave, weather was perfect, the people, music and atmosphere, everything. Maybe I’m exaggerating, though, haha…
Q: How did your musical career come about? How did it all start?
A: Started in elementary school, technically. Picked up a violin in the 4th grade and kept playing around with it. Next thing you know, I’m at a performing arts school playing any instrument in any school band they’d let me play in. The rest is history, it seems.
Q: How did you link up with Soulection? Since you’ve been around from the beginning.
A: I’ll try to make the story short, haha. My boy Bob and I both went to the Art Institute of California in San Diego, met a lot of talented folk there. One of them, whom he introduced me to, was Andre Power, a graphic design student there at the time. Bob wanted us to meet because he knew, since Andre had this “Soulection thing he and his boy in Long Beach had going”, and I always trusted Bob on his instincts about this kinda stuff. Skip forward to a few weeks/months later, after clicking seemingly quick, and Soulection becomes a digital label, and I have my first real EP out, the third release on the label at the time. And the rest is definitely history this time, haha…
Q: Your sound is quite unique compared to the rest of the roster, what do you think makes you stand out from the rest?
A: Yeah, sorta. But I take influence, a lot of influence and inspiration, from everyone on the team, so I don’t always feel like what I do is so unique, you know? Either way, I am actively producing music my own way, I just have a great team to put the fire under my ass when I need it, right??
Q: The Soulection camp has been pushing “The Sound Of Tomorrow” motto, what does that mean to you?
A: The sound of tomorrow to me, is the sound of forever. It’s timeless. Tomorrow is today, has been yesterday, and will be tomorrow, as always, if you get what I mean. You could play our music to anyone of any time and they would get it, they would groove to it, they would resonate with it. It’s universal, that’s what it means to me.
Q: What are your influences?
A: There’s too many of those, man! But right now, I’d say my biggest influences are still veterans like FlyLo and GLK, my boy Mike Gao too, for instance; cats still doin’ it for the art and the culture from a time when it wasn’t an art or a culture quite yet…
Q: You cover so many different sounds, styles and genre’s. Everyone hates labelling but how would you describe your sound?
A: That’s why I’m with Soulection, they made it easy for me: my sound, our sound, is timeless. I know we beat it into your head all the time, but the best way I know to describe it. I make timeless music, man, I just wanna make something that could last forever…
Q: With the recent rise in success for Soulection, where do you think things will go from here?
A: We’re gonna be huge. Stussy huge, Stones Throw huge, Warp huge, maybe even Def Jam or Aftermath huge, hahaha. Just you wait…
Q: What artist can you always fall back on?
A: Again, FlyLo. Or my personal idol, Madlib, the reigning godhead producer/DJ. Seriously, though, he’s the man.
Q: What can we expect from you in the future?
A: Another album, my first real album, which I am taking my sweet time on. And more shows. Everywhere. That’s the plan, my man…
Big thanks to Abjo and Andre Power for connecting with us and lending us their time, can’t wait to hear more from Abjo and the rest of Soulection. Keep up with Abjo on his Soundcloud, Twitter and/or Facebook.
Posted by @Hernandizzle
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.
Fortune Sound Club JUST ANNOUNCED the performances of TV GIRL (LA) & BROTHERTIGER (NY) on Wednesday July 16th. Show starts at 8:00pm with your very own Vancouver bands SKINNY KIDS and REEFSHARK. The night will start with a set of lovable rock music followed by a bit of New York’s neo-synthesized disco.
More info on the event page
Join us in auditing this Cali beauty,
these innovative beats,
and Vancity’s own beach feel rock:
Advance tickets available for $8 at Highlife, Zulu, Red Cat, Beat Street Records and online http://bit.ly/1iluwR6
Posted by: @JuanMarFreile
White Arrows started as “just something to do” while frontman Mickey Church was at NYU. His work caught some blog love and when Mickey moved back to his hometown LA, White Arrows became a band–including his little brother Henry.
I snatched the Church brothers, Mickey and Henry, right after they left the stage. (You can hear how tired they are from the show.) Mickey has lived an interesting life. He was was born legally blind, but later regained his sight, and he majored in shamanistic rituals in university. So of course I got him to spill all the details! Listen to our chat.
White Arrows “Roll Forever” Mickey tells me the interesting story behind this track.
White Arrows “Coming or Going” (RAC remix) An upbeat song with dark lyrics made even more awesome by RAC.
You can see White Arrows in action Saturday, June 21 at Malkin Bowl opening for The Neighbourhood. See you there!
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Vancouver has taken much interest in the LA collective Soulection like the rest of the world but we’ve been lucky enough to get some of their biggest artists in our rainy city for some memorable shows. To keep the Soulection ball rolling here in Vancity we’ve got LA-LA-LA-LA-LAKIM hitting up Shine Nightclub this Thursday April 24th with support from The Whooligan, The Ulterior Motif Crew, JSPH & Cherchez. Virginia’s Lakim put out his first album This Is Her in February through Soulection and the vibes and different styles this man has fit into one record is impressive. Since we share and support all of the LA labels work we’re giving away 2 pairs of tickets for the show on Thursday, all you have to do is email email@example.com and put “LAKIM” in the subject line! Winners will be announced the day of the show! Email us or you can purchase tickets at Red Cat Records, Zulu Records, DIPT or online here. Stream or download some his tracks below!
Posted by @Hernandizzle