The MANITOBA ELECTRONIC MUSIC EXHIBITION is the first proper electronic music festival to grace Winnipeg. I admit, I dreamed of organizing something similar so I’m super glad to be part of it. From June 17 to 20 the city will get their dance on with a huge local DJ showcase opening the festival. LOTEK and Manalogue will throw it down as THE SHAKE. We’ve been tag-teaming for over four years now in the clubs and on our radio show of the same name.
The festival itself will cater to house, techno, and dubstep so I feel a bit compelled to stick to these styles. The thing is though, when Lotek and I play, we’re all over the map so I hope we can continue down that path.
Passes for the four-day event are a steal at only $40. To wet your lips, here are a few tracks that coincidentally came in time for MEME.
My wife still can’t believe I play this track and in fact, opened THE SHAKE with it one week. I love this tune – it embraces dub and all its warmth with enough pans and echoes to keep one floating for days. Find DUBMATIX here.
MP3: Dubmatix feat. Linval Thompson – Peace & Love (Nate Wize – 4 On The Floor Remix)
NOAH PRED carves a different path on his re-working of Dopamine with a darker, noisier vision that is more in line with his own Thoughtless imprint’s interpretation of techno. Science fictional machinations whirl around deep synth pads and a much less amiable version of Jubilee’s original bass line. The results will have dance floors treading through a syrupy haze of early AM speaker dust. Courtesy of HIDDEN RECORDINGS.
MP3: Jubilee – Dopamine (Noah Pred remix)
This next remix from Noah Pred comes from BLAQ RECORDS. The remix remains mechanical, which is true to form for Pred, but is playful and alive with the warmth of analogue bubbles.
MP3: Soundspace – Strange Mechanics (Noah Pred remix)