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Aluna

It took me awhile to put two and two together after watching Aluna’s YouTube performance video.  A friend suggested we check it out and something happened as the last minutes ticked down on the 45-minute performance.  I came to the realization that for the very first time in my illustrious entertainment-binged 2020, filled with escapism tendencies and […]

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Something About That Vibe

Good producers can capture a vibe and an essence that fits perfectly to a particular artist.  This can be said of all genres and is especially true when it comes to hip hop.  There is something magical that occurs when a beat maker goes digging and finds the perfect elements to chop and program and fit everything […]

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Texas Gems

Image: Daniel Cartin When two of your favourite new artists join forces to collaborate you can’t help but be thrilled at the possibilities.  Such is the case when I stumbled across Texas Sun by Leon Bridges and Khruangbin.  A fitting title for the two acts that hail from Fort Worth and Houston, respectively.  No doubt these rising stars crossed paths […]

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21st Night of September

Gonna keep it short and sweet on this one. If you’re a DJ or maybe just someone who’s likes it real funkay, then chances are you’ve heard this jam by Earth, Wind and Fire. Seeing as today’s date is dropped in the lyrics to the song, might as well add this one to the evening’s […]

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Industry Red Alert

When things hit the fan in the middle of March most people in the nightlife community who were paying attention knew we were in some trouble.  While a month of no gigs would be a significant blow to the finances, it wouldn’t be enough to ruin us.  Two months might take some significant finessing, strict budgeting and […]

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Catching Up with Motoe Haus

If you’ve been part of the hip hop and electronic music scenes in Vancouver, Los Angeles, Ibiza or Berlin in the last decade or so, chances are you’ve heard of Motoe Haus.  Maybe you even ran into him posted up outside a club after one of his marathon DJ sets and had a bit of a […]

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