nu era - give it all

NU ERA and Four40 Records are back this time with Give It All an addictive new single which will shine through to the summer months. Capturing the warm vibes of garage, wrapped in glimmering piano house, the original sits well poolside and on shaking dancefloors.

The package also comes with a bass heavy mix of “Give It All” which rumbles as well as the original shines. Seriously big tune here.

Two additional originals “Source” and “Came Into My Life” round out the release with the former capable of lifting more heavy weight while the latter fairs much lighter with a slight disco flare.

Grab all four cuts on Juno.

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Nu Era on Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter



HIGH RANKIN has another EP on the go under his RAIN CITY RIOT pseudonym. The Burning EP is the first release on the label upstart, Love & Other. Through two originals and two remixes the EP follows the label’s mantra of forward-thinking deep, bass, and electronic beats.

With some simple keys and pitched vocals in the breakdowns, the title track builds to a clenching and cinematic, techy bass workout.

The b-side to the EP, “Eyes Closed,” is a bit more subdued and might be that perfect track to play at sunrise. It’s something to get the floor going after an entire night of raving.

Unfortunately we don’t have streams to share of the two remixes. HOSTAGE provides an intense and hypnotic rework of “Burning.” DVWLX has the standout cut here where he showcases perfectly balances simplicity and intricacy with his minimal yet deep technofied remix. Watch for these to drop on May 5, 2014.

Love & Other on Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter |
Rain City Riot on Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter


scoured cream vol 4

What do we have here? A super deluxe eight-track compilation from the mighty Scour Records. To say this compilation is mighty fine is a colossal understatement. Featuring some of the grubbiest names in ghetto funk from the squeakiest curators on the interwebs, SPINFORTH and FAT HARRY.

Every track on the compilation is a standout in its own right, but for convenience, here are a few that make my tail wag. To preview all eight cuts, just scroll down a bit. Oh, and go ahead and pre-order it too – it comes out on April 17, 2014 via Juno.

Scour Records on Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter |
Minoru on SoundCloud | Facebook | Twitter
Lakeshore Drive on Soundcloud | Facebook
J-Sound on Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter
Father Funk on Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter
Howla on Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter
Lack Jemmon on Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter
Sammy Senior on Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter
WBBL on Soundcloud | Facebook
Mr Stabalina on Soundcloud | Facebook
SkiiTour on Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter


hotline zero - iced baby

With the HOTLINE ZERO studio buzzing ahead of their next single and official remix for Deekline and Ed Solo they bring you a free bootleg of Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby.” Feel free to grab this reggae-blunted booty for your crates or house party playlist.

Hotline Zero on SoundCloud | Facebook


gorgon city here for you feat laura welsh

GORGON CITY‘s recent successes is tantamount of the duo’s quality production and quite possibly influenced by a cultural shift in people’s taste in music. The London boys, Matt and Kye (who you may know as RackNRuin and Foamo), continue with their rich garage-influenced production on their latest effort “‘Here For You’” featuring the sultry vocals of LAURA WELSH. Once again, they use their skills to perfectly encapsulate everything that is so exciting and vital about British dance music in 2014. “‘Here For You’” further establishes the pair as one of the most exciting and talented new acts in the ever-flourishing landscape of British club savvy pop and paves the way for the duo’s forthcoming debut album due later in the year.

Pre-order here

Gorgon City instantly became a favourite of mine upon hearing them a year ago. Check these, including a pair of free downloads, if you haven’t already.

Free download

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Laura Welsh on Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter


YurisNightPoster2014 copy

Yuri’s Night is always one of my favourite events of the year. The annual event commemorates the first human spaceflight by cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on April 12, 1961 and the inaugural launch of NASA’s Space Shuttle on April 12, 1981. This year marks the 53rd anniversary of Yuri’s flight into space for which the Manitoba Museum is a proud participant in the global night of art, science, and culture of space exploration.

The dance portion of the party takes place in the museum’s Planetarium which was  upgraded dramatically last year with a Digistar 5 all-dome projector. Last year, the visuals blew my mind so once again, I’m looking forward to seeing what PIXEL PUSHER and FLAMEWAR have in store.

Saturday, April 12
The Manitoba Museum (190 Rupert Avenue)
Tix: $15 SOLD OUT (there may be some available at the door)
Facebook event page

THE SHAKE (LOTEK & MANALOGUE), NATHAN ZAHN, DAVE RAD, and JR provide the soundtrack on this rocket-ride.

Can’t speak for the others but this is one tune I’m going to play.


sanctuary april 19 2014

One of my favourite nights out in Winnipeg is undoubtedly Sanctuary. Every month the crew behind it pay tribute to the underground with some amazing local talent, showcasing house, techno, and broken beat. This month they celebrate their one-year anniversary and for the first time ever are bringing in an out of town headliner. From Regina, FATBOT will grace us with his house stylings. We’re in for a treat with both resident djs, JUSTIN KACE and REDWORM playing as well. Why not, it’s their party and they’ll play if they want to.

Saturday, April 19
The Loft (774 Corydon Avenue)
Tix: $5
Facebook event page

Sanctuary on Facebook
Fatbot on Soundcloud
Redworm on Soundcloud | Twitter
Justin Kace on Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter