Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Major Lazer!!!

Major Lazer tour hits the Commodore tonite!!!

From what i been reading it's all dubstep, dancehall, & cuts from the Major Lazer release. Should be sick!

Check this interview with Diplo from - pretty cool piece with seen & diplo discussing the ways that jamaican, american, and european dancehall are influencing one another. Get lerned!


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ghislain Poirier...

Montreal's Ghislain Poirier hits the Modern tomorrow night with Ninja Tune label-mate Daedelus. Big, dirty bass! Poirier might be best-known for that tune Blazin he did with Face-T, which was a big tune. killer. he's hot up on the soca jams now, i hear & you can be sure there'll be filthy bass riddims galore. heaven.

Caught him last year at a brutally under-promoted event but you can be sure this friday at the modern'll kill it. no fuck ups on promos this time, for real!

this's a bit of an older mix, sometime last fall i think, but it's nice. check it out.

Ghislain Poirier: Cosmopolitan Bass

Download: Cosmopolitan_Bass.mp3


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Juan MacLean!!!

Juan MacLean's here at Richards tonight, on tour for their new album, The Future Will Come. Their live set is supposed to be fantastic, don't miss out!

old video, great song...


Tuesday, June 2, 2009


I got a little something for everyone (including myself) who didn't get tickets to last night's Peaches show at the Commodore... Peaches & The Drums of Death put together a bit of a Piracy Funds Terrorism-style mixtape a couple months back. If you didn't get to see the show, this is probably as good as it gets until she comes back, whenever that might be...


The Peaches Mixtape.mp3

Download: ThePeachesMixtape.mp3

Thursday, May 28, 2009

mr_ at Saturday Soundsations this weekend!!!

Yup, its true. It's an early set but it'll be a good one. 

i been getting into this old RobotKiss mix I found kickin around the back of a hard drive somewhere - a nice, chill sound for the warm-up set. Goes well with those eerie globes in the pic they used for the event, too. Little rough around the edges, i know, but it's old & i just stumbled onto it...

The Creative boys've also got Kori K, Captain Eric, Mystery Korn Flakes, & Steve the Creative Individual dropping sets. Beautiful venue, great crowd - should be a killer night!

Well, that's it for now, i got real work to do. Check the mix below, & see you at Saturday Soundsations...


RobotKiss (Mixed by mr_)

Download: RobotKiss.mp3

Friday, April 24, 2009

BC Ride to Conquer Cancer Fundraiser Tonite!!!

Our fundraiser for the Ride to Conquer Cancer is tonight at the Anza Club (main room). Call the City, Payday Millionaire, Bravo Juliet, & the Red Hot Icicles Burning on Fire. Plus a special performance by the B:C:Clettes, BC's premiere bicycle performance troupe!

$10-$20 sliding scale at the door & all (as in %100) of the profits go to the BC Cancer foundation. For more info on the BC Ride for Cancer, or to make a donation, visit our home page.

Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Fr3e Tribal Skank

ummm... love this track?!?!?

(& the 'teach the mr. bean-lookin dude to dance' theme's not half-bad either...)


Friday, April 17, 2009

MUTEK_10 Tour

Montreal's Mole drops a live set at the Lotus this weekend, part of the MUTEK_10 Tour that's prepping North America for MUTEK_10  as part of thi year's 10th anniversary of the Montreal MUTEK festival. The New Forms Media Society (remember breakforms & the bug???) have teamed up with intimate productions (who do Saturday's SiGNAL nights at the Lotus) to bring this tour to Vancouver.

MUTEK_10 runs from May 27-31 in Montreal, if you get the chance to go you should definitely take it - MUTEK draws killer electronic acts from all over the place (plus it's in Montreal in the spring, yeah?!?!?).

In the meantime, get down to the Lotus this Sat & get a taste with the Mole...


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Smokin Smarties

damn, man. i am out of touch...


Friday, March 13, 2009

Smalltown DJs...

Cowtown's most famous dj-duo are at Shine tonight, tearin it up & hopefully turning the place into a sweatbox. You can check out some of their tracks on their myspace page but their dj sets are where it's really at. I snagged the mix below from Discobelle a couple of months back so it'sa bit older but check it & you'll see what i mean...

Smalltown DJ's - Discobelle Mix:

Download: Discobelle Mix.mp3


Tuesday, March 10, 2009


keepin (kinda) on the electro ghettoblaster theme, today's the global release of the director's cut of Kingstonlogic2.0 - extra-nice jamaican electro from Kingston's own Terry Lynn. Go to Terry Lynn's site to check out some more of her beats & some great photographs courtesy of The Afflicted Yard if you wanna learn more (& you should wanna...).

I can't speak for authenticity, but Lynn's got these dirty electro tracks that seem to speak more to the daily Kingston grind than partying & sex - which, i dunno, maybe it's just me but that's kind of a nice break sometimes, yeah???

check out more of what Lynn's go to say.

& on that note, check out The Afflicted Yard's site too, you won't be sorry...

Kingstonlogic 2.0 below - this one's from, but the full version is here.

Kingstonlogic 2.0 / Directors Cut from Rickards Bros. on Vimeo.

& if ya don't know, well now ya know...


Saturday, March 7, 2009


Last night of Midforms tonite!!! Soul of Man, Myagi, Neighbor, Precise & Kraig, & hosted by MC Think Tank. The night's've been great so far so if you haven't checked it out yet now's your last chance!!! lot's more info on all the acts at clubzone

& in the spirit of all things hip hop & break check out this ghetto blaster...

I know that looks like a CD in this pic, but it's a turntable (believe me, i checked...)

A couple more from the boombox setup...

yup, that one's got a keyboard on it... (didn't make any noise tho...)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


New Form Festival's doing Midforms09 this weekend - Mar5-7 at the Great Northern Way Campus (the one UBC, SFU, & Emily Carr share). 3 nights, 3 themes: Mosaic Sounds, TechForms, & Breaksform plus loads of new media art & exhibits like cos&fx's Visual Soundscape Lounge, James Phillips' Social History of the Ghetto Blaster (below):

or this wild collection of dozens of tiny, servo-controlled mirrors from Heliomatrix (just a taster, the full exhibit should be much more involved...):

Exhibits are free from 1pm-4pm on Fri & Sat. More info here.

dj sets & shows run from 9pm on every night. tix at beatstreet, zulu, highlife, & clubzone

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Something good from 2010

Biltmore's got Thunderheist & Cadence Weapon tonite as part of VANOC's pre-2010 media promos. Can-con, electro, & hip hop - & probably a shitload of pro-2010 hype, yeah? Everything's got a price...

Thunderheist's that t-dot, mtl mashup I posted up on back here (that fucked-up rooster eye, remember???) & Cadence's out from edmonton (seriously) with a pay-what-you-can mixtape of originals & remixes.

It's an early show tho (8:30) i guess cause it's gotta be relatively family friendly for the olympic promos??? shitty...


Friday, February 13, 2009

Rainy Days (& Mondays) Reggae Mix

Alright, it hasn't exactly been rainy (& it's definitely not Monday) but this week's been pretty much shite since... well... Monday (ohhhh... i get it now...)

anyways, not much mixin here - just some rainy day reggae tracks. but they somehow always make me feel nice...


Download: Rainy Days (ReggaeMix).mp3


Messenjah - Rock you High
Dennis Brown - Blood, Sweat & Tears
Black Uhuru - Sponji Reggae
Black Uhuru - Happiness
Glen Brown & King Tubby - Wicked Tumbling Dub
Sly Dunbar - Unmetered Taxi
Lady G - Nuff Respect
Mikey General - Tell it like it is
Theivery Corporation - Originality
Morgan Heritage - Black Man's Paradise
Military Man- Concrete Castle
Jah Cure - Cease All War
Steel Pulse - Roller Skates
Junior Reid - Boom Shak-a-lak
Admiral Tibet - Have the Strength
Turbulence - Notorius
Mr. Vegas - Worry
Valentina & Tanya Stephens - It's a Guilt Trip (heatwave refix)

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Nick Catchdubs

Nick Catchdubs tonite at Shine - co-founder (alongside can-con favorite, A-Track) of Fool's Gold records. His sets are supposed to be an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink kind of affair, so if you're down with the mashups this should be the set for you!

You can grab mix he did for The FADER Magazine, where he's been working for the last couple years, from the link below:

The FADER 50 Mix

presented by Ford Focus?!?!? Whatever, everyone's gotta make a dime somehow, yeah...


Friday, January 30, 2009


There's something about this picture that seems so wrong. I just can't seem to put my finger on what tho...

See the orginal post here.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

dfa! dfa!

ahhh, DFA. Everyone loves dfa records. And this friday at Celebrities 2 of their biggest are throwing down DJ sets for some seriously sweaty dancefloor action. Hercules and Love Affair, and LCD Soundsystem's Pat Mahoney, courtesy of Blueprint Events.

I got so excited I had to slap together a mix of DFA tracks. But, as usual, it ended up taking on a mind of it's own and didn't have as many tracks from DFA as I expected. Bunch of NYC(ish) dance tunes tho...

But what are you complaining about, it's free music, yeah?


tracklist below... mr_

Download: dfa-lcdluv.mp3


1. Fujiya & Miyagi - Uh
2. Hercules & Love Affair - Classique #2
3. CSS - Let's Make Love (Hot Chip remix)
4. Klaxxons - Golden Skans (Erol Ekstra Special mix)
5. LCD Soundsystem - Beat Connection
6. Does it Offend You, Yeah? - Let's Make Out
7. CSS - A la la
8. Dead Disco - You're Out (Frank Musik remix)
9. !!! - Sundays
10. LCD Soundsystem - Sounds of Silver
11. !!! - Hello? Is This Thing On?
12. The Juan MacLean - give me every little thing
13. !!! - Must be the Moon (Emperor Machine mix)
14. LCD Soundsystem - Big Ideas
15. Holy Ghost - hold on (Mock & Toof mix)