WINNIPEG WEDNESDAY: STANTON WARRIORS [JULY 17]

Stanton Warriors Winnipeg July 17,2014

Can’t really contain myself. STANTON WARRIORS are in town town tomorrow night at the Pyramid. The Warriors, Mark and Dominic Butler and Mark Yardley, is arguably the biggest act in the breaks community, churning out booming 808 rhythms since 2001. The Bristolian duo’s rise to the top has been yield by smashing releases on XL Records, Fabric, Cheap Thrills, Central Station, Universal, and of course their own label, Punx.

Winnipeg, you’re in for a treat as the Warriors make a stop in our small city as part of their North American tour. This is an absolute must-see act so let’s give our friends at RespectTheDJ.org a huge thanks for making this show happen.

Thursday, July 17
The Pyramid Cabaret (176 Fort Street)
Tix: $15 adv / $20 at the door
Facebook event details (Note: The RespectTheDJ crew will open this up to free entry if the attending numbers on the event jump to 400 people!)
Local support by HOLLYWOOD HYPE and ELECTRIC KITTEN

We had a chance to ask The Warriors a few questions in advance of the show. Here’s how it went down.

How’s the tour going?
Great! All gigs have been going off so far!

Do you find many differences between shows in the UK and North America? If so, what are they?
Well the UK doesn’t have go go dancers and no one uses the term EDM but apart from that they are pretty similar.

What’s your favourite thing about playing in Canada?
Canadians like good music. You can’t get away with playing cheese or bad mixing.

This tour is looks like it’s mostly club shows and some small clubs at that. Do you have a favourite type of venue to play? How do club shows differ from festival shows?
Club shows have that intimate vibe where as festivals take things to a whole bigger level. So we love doing both!

Can you take us through your typical, if there is such a thing, show routine? What do you do for prep? As a duo, how do you play your shows?
Drink lots! Sometimes we knock up last minute edits at the hotel. I (Dominic) DJ and Mark chucks in accapellas and fx on top.

You’re busy guys too, with a pretty heavy touring schedule, original productions and remixes, and you run a label – how do you find time for all of this?
No real life outside of music!

When the two of you started out as Stanton Warriors, did you ever think you’d be where you are now? What’s it like looking back at your career?
Can’t believe how long it’s been and that we are still clocking the Airmiles. Can’t complain tho. I’m just glad we have stuck to our sound as it seems to still work well!

Was there a moment when you realized you’ve hit stardom?
2001 I guess when we won loads of awards for our Stanton Session vol 1 mix comp.

Has there ever been any thought behind your social media strategy or does it come out more organically?
We do it all 100% organic and real. I (Dominic) run it, whereas everyone else I know pays someone to run theirs.

What can we expect from the Warriors and with Punks?
A new album and lots of new signings to our label like mafia kiss, marten Hoeger and pirate jams

Who is Pirate Jams and where did you find him / her / they? (It’s one of you right, ha.) Happy Days is such a throwback tune, do you think many new fans can relate to it?
It’s a secret! But it’s not us. The tracks are definitely resonating with the new generation tho! Good music is good music!

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WINNIPEG WEDNESDAY: FORKS BRIDGE PARTY

Memetic Forks Bridge Party

Here’s something really special from our friends at Memetic. They’re hosting an all-day, outdoor party at one of the most historic sights in Winnipeg. t’s another first for the Memetic crew, a free electronic music event with a special multimedia visual performance once the sun sets. Suspended over the Assiniboine River at the Forks, the former rail bridge is one of the most unusual places to party and I’m sure there has never been a concert on it.

The event features the return of MICH EP, and a headlining set from a crowd favourite at last year’s Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition, MAX ULIS. A number of our favourite local jocks are playing too, including Shael, Nathan Zahn, Mike Jasper, Rick Logic, Lotek, Berbs, and Kasm.

Saturday, July 5
The Forks
Full event info here.

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WINNIPEG WEDNESDAY: FREAKY FLOW [JUNE 30]

freaky flow in winnipeg (june 30, 2014)

What a better way to celebrate Canada’s 147th birthday, than with one of Canada’s top drum and bass exports. Now residing in LA, Bass Therapy is excited to welcome FREAKY FLOW, one of the pioneers of the Canadian electronic scene dropping an all vinyl set!

Monday, June 30
Ozzy’s Nightclub (160 Osborne Street)
Tix: $15 adv / $20 at the door
Local support by: CHRIS KOMUS // LOTEK // NATHAN ZAHN
Facebook event

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ROARING 2020s [JUNE 14]

Roaring 2020s Miss LaMuse November 2013

Our fourth Roaring 2020s party is this Saturday. Once again it’s gonna be a stomper. The first three sold out and this one looks to do the same. So, swing kids, get dolled up in your glad rags and grab your tickets for this hotsy-totsy soiree.

Roaring 2020s June 14 2014

Saturday, June 14
The Pyramid Cabaret (176 Fort Street)
Tix: $10 adv / $15 at the door
Facebook Event Page

As usual, expect to hear some electro swing, ghetto swing, gypsy house, future ragtime, jazz bass, be-bop, breakbeat blues and more from your razzmatazz hosts, NATHAN ZAHN, CHRIS KOMUSLOTEK, and MANALOGUE.


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WINNIPEG WEDNESDAY: LEGIT FRIDAYS [MAY 23]

legit fridays

Another installment of Legit:Fridays is upon us this week. The monthly is dedicated to bass music done proper and focuses its frequencies on the underground. You won’t be turned away if you’re wearing neon, but chances are if you’re PLURing out with it, you’ll likely be in the minority.

Friday, May 23 (and every 2nd last Friday of the month)
Ozzy’s (160 Osborne Street)
Tix: $5 before midnight / $10 after
Facebook event page

On the bill this month is GRUDGE, who may or may not let loose the sub bass at 100 bpm. Memetic‘s director NATHAN ZAHN is a house and techno purist so I’m curious as to what he’s going to play. CHRIS KOMUS is a wonderkid of glitch. The last time I heard him play he opened for Stickybuds and the sonics he had in his set were otherworldly. I’m also on the bill and have been building a crate for months for this show. It’s going to go something like this…


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WINNIPEG WEDNESDAY: 1001 NIGHTS

1001 nights

Calling all belly-dancers, tribal-dancers & lovers of far East-infused beats, 1001 Nights is back. The second installment of Memetic‘s world and tribal party is this Saturday (May 17).

Saturday, May 15
The Pyramid Cabaret (176 Fort Street)
Tix: $10
Facebook event page
With: CHRIS KOMUS, NATHAN ZAHN, THEO TZU, KASM

If you’re not sure what to expect, think of Desert Dwellers, Adam Shaikh, and Beats Antique.


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BALANCED RECORDS ANNIVERSARY PARTY 13

balanced records anniversary party 13

Balanced Records, Winnipeg’s multi-genre electronic label celebrates its 13th birthday this weekend. The party is tomorrow (Saturday, May 10) at the Fox and Fiddle.

For over a decade the family and crew at Balanced have a huge swath of releases, ranging from house, downtempo, dub, to broken beat. SEED ORGANIZATION returns from Montreal for a special performance, showcasing his penchant for the low end frequencies of dub. Label co-founders KASM (Adam Hannibal) and SOLIDAZE (Luis Cardona) round out the night along side REDWORM.

Saturday, May 10
The Fox & Fiddle (456 Main St)
Tix: $10 adv / $12 at the door
Facebook event page