WINNIPEG WEDNESDAY: 1001 NIGHTS

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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

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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

WINNIPEG WEDNESDAY: STICKYBUDS [APRIL 26]

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So absolutely stoked to see STICKYBUDS again. The last time he was here he nearly tore the roof off. This trip should be no different, and knowing his Winnipeg show is his last stop on a massive tour, I have no doubt he’s going to give us something special.

Saturday, April 26
The Pyramid Cabaret (176 Fort Street)
Tix: $15 (available here)
Facebook event page
Local support by CHRIS KOMUS | THE SHAKE | K!MMY
Visuals by PIXEL PUSHER

It’s gonna sound something like…

Mega thanks to BassFace Entertainment for having me play (as half of The Shake, the other half being LOTEK).

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WINNIPEG WEDNESDAY: YURI’S NIGHT [APRIL 12]

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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.

WINNIPEG WEDNESDAY: SANCTUARY 1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY [APRIL 19]

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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

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WINNIPEG WEDNESDAY: THE FUNK HUNTERS [APRIL 19]

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THE FUNK HUNTERS come to town on Satuday, April 19 for their last stop on their Western Canada Spring Tour. Armed with 4-turntables, their very own custom synched visuals, and the unique ability to create live mashups and remixes, their live show stands out. Seamlessly blending original productions with everything from Hip Hop to House, Glitch Hop to Drum & Bass, and everything funky in between, The Funk Hunters sets are never replicated.

This tour offers something special however. Nick Middleton and Duncan Smith are laying down some new elements adding a live saxophone and guitar, transforming their performance into a live audio and visual spectacle.

Get a taste of what the show will be like…

Local support is provided by some of Winnipeg’s party favourites, the READYMIX DJs (Dan L and COLIN SHOTS).

Saturday, April 19
The Park Theatre (698 Osborne Street)
Tix: $15 early bird / $20 adv / $25 at the door
Facebook event page


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JUNOFEST ELECTRONIC MUSIC SHOWCASE

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The Junos are Canada’s musical awards, celebrating the achievements of artists, bands, producers, etc. It’s basically the Canadian version of the Grammys, which often over represents mainstream and top 40 culture.

Recently however, there have been strides to include electronic artists in the mix. While not getting the attention they deserve, there have been some choice nominations category since this one specifically was created in 2011. For example, last year saw GRIMES win “Electronic Album of the Year.” This year, nominees include tech house stalwart NOAH PRED for his album Third Culture, GRAZE‘s self titled long player, RYAN HEMSWORTH‘s Guilt Trips, A TRIBE CALLED RED‘s genre-bending Nation II Nation, and BLUE HAWAII‘s Untogether.

There’s some weighty underground nods here but the real party won’t be at the awards show on Sunday night. No. You see, our friends at Memetic are hosting a proper party, one you can dance at on Friday night. The bill features two of the nominees, Noah Pred and Graze, as well as a stack of locals who’ve made some incredible waves outside of Winnipeg. Tickets for this show are only $15. Full details are in the poster above, or click the Facebook link below.

JUNOfest Electronic Music Showcase
Friday, March 28
The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre (281 Donald Street)
$15 / $30 for the JUNOfest wristband (access to all Juno shows)
Facebook event page

Full album previews here: