If you’re in Calgary, then you’ve definitely heard about the pK Sound Crew. For the rest of you, pK is responsible for anything that involves BASS within the bulk of western Canada. Their soundsystems have been the backbone of multiple festivals (including Shambhalla) and their custom made speakers have been installed in multiple clubs.
To show their appreciation for all that is BASS, they are throwing a party of epic proportions alongside Rottun and Contagious.
W-where did the time go? One minute I’m going to a New Years party and the next thing I know, it’s target=”_”>over 9000 minutes later and I’m writing my yearly “Best Of” post.
This year was a tough decision as I frequently found myself comparing apples to oranges. Yes, they’re both fruits but that’s where the similarities end. You see, on one hand there’s apples…forbidden fruit, teachers pet, home of the worm. And then there’s oranges…citrus, nothing rhymes with, orange you glad I didn’t say banana?
What are we to expect for this coming year? Let us take a lesson from this album and expect the unexpected as our musical focus evolves and changes throughout our time. Our only certainty is that something wondrous is right around the corner.
I had the pleasure of being invited to the launch of Booka Shade’s North American tour in Montréal this last Wednesday at Club Soda. I was looking forward to the music but dreading the mosh-pit mentality of Montréal party folk as they tend to amass into quite the rowdy bunch but that’s the beauty of Booka Shade; the music is less of a head-bangers delight and more of a hip shaking sex beat.
The setup was simple with Walter stage left in control of a mixing board, some synths, and some software and Arno stage right beating a set of drum pads and cymbals. You could tell by their smiles and effortless movement that they love their jobs.
Their tour continues on and if you have the chance, come out to the show!
20.10.10 – Club Soda, Montreal, Quebec (CAN)
21.10.10 – Mod Club, Toronto, Ontario (CAN)
22.10.10 – St. Andrew’s, Detroit, Michigan (USA)
23.10.10 – Congress, Chicago, Illinois (USA)
25.10.10 – Royale, Boston, Massachusettes (USA)
26.10.10 – Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn New York (USA)
27.10.10 – Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA)
29.10.10 – Cow Palace (Live 105 Event), San Francisco, Cal. (USA)
30.10.10 – DJ SET @ Dallas Convention Center Arena, Texas (USA)
31.10.10 – Shrine (Hard Halloween), Los Angeles, Cal. (USA)
The kids want Electro-Punk! And that’s what they’ll get from new Belgian group TEX TAIWAN. In the footsteps of acts such as KAP BAMBINO & CRYSTAL CASTLES comes another sonic assault of scream-fuckery & synthtopia. An epic remix from YOU LOVE HER COZ SHE’S DEAD shows that thoughtful use of pitch correcting software can sometimes give a track that little extra sparkle. <3
The Album hits the shelves on June 21st care of GLASSTONE RECORDS.
[audio:http://manalogue.com/manalogue/Tex Taiwan - Labyrinth.mp3] MP3:Tex Taiwan – Labyrinth
Sometimes I view Russia as one of music’s yet to be tapped resources…The only artists that come to mind for me are PROXY & t.A.T.u. CHEESE PEOPLE are a refreshing group of youth from the city of Samara. Their sound is a very eclectic smear between psych-rock, big beat (ala FATBOY SLIM) & Disco Punk. Kinda like THE GO! TEAM took acid with THE PRODIGY. The self titled album is now available on iTunes HERE.
After a year of microphones, room tones, standing waves, & sidechain compressors, I’ve finally finished school at The Recording Arts College of Canada! If anyone needs help recording their band, just drop us a line here. My ultimate goal is to become a mastering engineer but any experience is good experience.
/shameless self promotion
Leave it to KITSUNÉ to release yet another Kitsuné Maison compilation (slated for release on April 26 2010) before I’ve finished listening to vol. 8! Ah well, who am I to complain about good music? This post is dedicated to my girlfriend as she was the one who turned me on to TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB as well as THE TWELVES.
As ruff & tuff as grimey-techstep drum & bass got, it never managed to boil up the teen angst in me as much as ATARI TEENAGE RIOT. A seemless clusterfuck of crusty Amen slices (ALEC EMPIRE), politically minded MC verbology (MC CARL CRACK – RIP), industrial-techno sex-bass (NIC ENDO), & the original screaming riot grrl (HANIN ELIAS)…ATARI TEENAGE RIOT are back to play more shows across Europe & The British Isles with their new member, CX KIDTRONIK.
They have also announced a new single ACTIVATE! confirmed for release on May 17th 2010 on DIGITAL HARDCORE RECORDINGS.
Check it out here:
Check out this exclusive dubstep remix of Digital Hardcore care of THE BUILDER: