Posts Tagged ‘yvr’
It’s been quite a while since we’ve heard from Vancouver’s Jellyfish Recordings but co-founder and Chapel Sound member Eli Muro has been hard at work on this exquisite EP that really is a bloggers nightmare for the simple fact that it’s quite impossible to label any of the music in this release. Eli has stepped up his game since his last release with more of an ambient feel to it all but overall his sound has progressed dramatically with everything sounding nice and sharp. The overall feel of the EP is electronic but the amount of influences, styles and vibes this project has really makes it hard to label it anything short of amazing. From “Dreamtime Hunter” to “Trinkets” this EP really takes you on a smooth ride that only makes you wish there was more, this 8 track EP is finished off with remixes from local cats Kline, Ekali & Jade Statues who all add their own twist. Stream the EP above or download here, keep up with Eli on his Soundcloud, Facebook & Twitter. Catch him playing at “Politics of Dance” along with CS member Shaunic at Sugar Studios, more info on event here.
Vancouver’s Electric Input collective have been busy stepping up their game, they’ll be releasing a new edit or remix every two weeks from each of their DJ’s/ Producers which will result in their first edit/remix pack. First one up is Phate, he takes on Ryn Weaver‘s “OctaHate” which originally is a alternative electronic indie pop song but Jay Stevens gives it a nice Jersey Club remix. 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
posted by @tristanorchard
Only 16 days remain until Ponderosa Festival 2014! In this edition of our team-up with the raucous Rock Creek event, the sea and the stars join forces in band form: Reef Shark. Meet Devin and Garth, the two behind the spacey indie garage duo from Vancouver who released their first LP in June. Come along as we discuss Moog-playing antelope, Carl Sagan, their discovery of perpetual motion, and puking rainbows.
1. Where are you right now? What were you doing before this?
I am currently in Vancouver. Before doing this, I was replacing a flat tire 15 kilometres up a dirt road near Pemberton with Garth and our girlfriends. Before that, I was sitting in a spaceship blasting Wild Beasts in the pitch black of night. Before that, I was chewing on some odd-looking treats at Sloquet Hot Springs. Before that, I was drinking beer and whisky and dunking myself in the river. Before that, I was driving out there from Vancouver. Before that, I was at work being a professional.
2. Manatee or antelope? Why?
Antelope. I once witnessed an Antelope perform a searing cover of “Closer to the Heart” on a 1968 Moog modular synth, shooting tubular glissandos that could sprout entire pomegranate orchards, each tree containing English-speaking pomegranates that all gave me clues as to the Great Wind Whistler’s whereabouts.
3. “The only thing I would EVER swap my instrument/talent for would be __.” Why?
A chance to go on an intergalactic voyage with a cast of resurrected celebrities including Mitch Hedberg and Richard Wright, flopping through the parallel dimensions and sparkling nebulae, ultimately landing amongst the spiritual world of Carl Sagan’s benevolent soul, where we would all be served a damn fine cup of coffee and a slice of cherry pie from Agent Cooper’s infinite pantry.
4. Vampires have taken over the planet. What’s your advice for survival?
5. Paper, rock, or scissors? Why?
ROCK AND ROLL IS DEAD. Oops did I just say that? Who do I think I am?
6. Who’s/what’s the most interesting person/personality you met on tour?
This bug thing I found softly crawling on the car window. It was a lazy little bastard. I surely appreciated its indecisive attitude. It was one of those 21st century schizoid types, you know? Bruised appearance, faltering eye movements. A tough one to connect with on any emotional level, but I really felt it’s sincere drive to complete maniacal tasks that seemed to contribute nothing to any concept of entropic necessities. It loved setting the toaster dial to 60 per cent, among other average things.
7. What’s your board game of choice? Why?
Skateboarding. Because someone once told me that if you learned how to ollie you could ollie over a person who suddenly fell into your pathway. This distant yet exhilarating realization of a method of conserving momentum nearly made me shout in joy and scream to the world that I had confidently found THE perpetual motion machine.
8. What are you most excited for at Ponderosa this year?
Puking rainbows into the heaving river of kaleidoscopic uncertainty.
That sounds just hunky dory to us, fellas! So on that final note, enjoy “Hedonysmal”, a most un-nauseating swath of kaleidoscopic uncertainty in music vid form, right here to hold you over until Reef Shark rocks Ponderosa on August 23 at 4:30.
posted by @laurelborrowman