Category Archives: Hip Hop

Love & Light – Canadian tour + Vancouver ticket contest

Love & Light are now in the midst of a sprawling western Canadian tour, including stops here in Vancouver at Fortune Sound Club this Thursday January 10th (event), in Victoria at Hush on the following Friday January 11th (event) & at … Continue reading

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Starkey – “Orbits” LP, Canadian dates & ticket contest

Last month, Philadelphia-based producer, DJ & music theory professor at the University Of Philadelphia – Starkey – dropped his third album, Orbits, via Civil Music.  It’s a bit of a concept album, highly inspired by science fiction films – incorporating cinematic influences as … Continue reading

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Lido Pimienta – live at W2 Lights NYE

As part of W2’s Lights New Year’s Eve celebration, Colombian-born & Toronto-based singer/songwriter Lido Pimienta will make her Vancouver debut alongside a star-studded cast of the finest artists in the city, & beyond.  Though she defies all labels by a … Continue reading

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gLAdiator – “New” LP, Don Diablo remix + ticket contest for Vancouver show

One of California’s freshest beatmaking exports are LA-based duo gLAdiator, who offered up a brand new full-length release for free download via their soundcloud yesterday.  Entitled New, their album is a foray into the currently fertile breeding ground shared between today’s … Continue reading

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Fort Knox Five – BC tour & free downloads

Jon H of Fort Knox Five embarks on a tour of western Canada this week, including a stop in Vancouver this Thursday December 6th at Fortune Sound Club, alongside Timothy Wisdom, Willisist of the SHAHdjs, & Ryan Wells – Ryan’s … Continue reading

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Kastle – Sandy Relief EP & Vancouver show

A little bit late on this one, as the EP has been up for about a week, but Kastle‘s label Symbols Recordings have released a fine 6-track compilation with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.  The … Continue reading

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The Heatwave – TNGHT Riddim, Guide to Hot Wuk, & Vancouver show

This Saturday, the UK’s premiere dancehall & bashment crew The Heatwave invades Vancouver’s Waldorf Hotel for a special night of vibes from Jamaica via England – you can buy advance tickets online here.  Earlier this week they posted their new … Continue reading

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new EP from Audit / Summer mix from Drifts

Our homey Audit, operating out of Edmonton now, has teamed up with an old schoolmate to form a new duo called Drifts, whom we had the pleasure of seeing hype up dancefloors at both Shambhala Music Festival, as well as … Continue reading

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Michael Red presents New Forms Festival Mixtape

In anticipation of this year’s New Forms Festival here in Vancouver, curator Michael Red has put together an hour-long mix of music exclusively from artists that are performing, including international favorites such as Kode9, Sinjin Hawke, Kuedo, Canblaster, Actress & … Continue reading

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Clicks & Whistles – Serious Bidness EP

Charlotte, NC beatsmiths Clicks & Whistles have a new EP, Serious Bidness, forthcoming on Distal & Mite‘s Atlanta-based Embassy Recordings, set for 12″ vinyl & digital release on September 17th.  The 4 tracks see this duo expanding their scope, featuring more of … Continue reading

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