Category Archives: Albums

The Funk Hunters & Chali 2na – ILLectric EP

Happy Funky Friday y’all!

Homies Nick and Dunks have just delivered a new EP! With who else but the legendary rapper from the Jurrasic 5, Chali 2na. The production is heavy and funky and god damn can Chali 2na flow.

The pairing of west coast bass funk and the iconic rapper shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. The boys productions have always been steeped in hip hop influence and 2na slips into the genre like a fish into water.

Get ready to Funk the Halls this December when they do back to back shows at The Commodore Ballroom.

 

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The Cocktail Hour ft. Kaytranada

Kaytranada has just released his first full length LP! I’ve really enjoyed watching Kay rise from the muddy waters of Soundcloud to become one of Canada’s bright northern lights.

99.9% is full of the dancey hip hop beats you love him for and spread over a nice mix of warm, melodic funk.

There is a slough of talented collaborators like BADBADNOTGOOD, AlunaGeorge, and Little Dragon but Kaytranada also shines on his own. My favorite track is Lite Spots and its the bouncy and funkiest.

Check out the album here

The Cocktail Hour ft. Daft Punk (1997)

Bring it back to the roots, kids. If this mix doesn’t do it for you then get out of my face. This is where it all began. I cant wait for the 2017 tour.

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The Cocktail Hour ft. JUSTICE [A † THE UNIVERSE]

My coworker and I have a little tradition going in my office on Fridays. We call it French House Friday and we simultaneously rock out inside our headphones to classic French house. Usually Justice or Daft Punk. I work in a pretty quiet office with a lot of older guys which makes the party in my headphones quite the contrast.

Every Friday. Banging French house music. You should join us.

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the weekend wind down ft. firewoodpoetry

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Well it’s superbowl sunday for some, but for others it’s that day of the week where you just want to listen to some slow and chiller beats after a weekend of dancing your neck out.

Here is a little treat from a local artist FirewoodPoetry. Representing the pacific north-west, splitting her time between Saltspring Island and Vancouver, Trinity Forbes seems to have gained some momentum and is working hard on a new release to kickstart this year. Keep her on your radar for the next release (because after the sneak peak I got a few days ago) I can hardly wait to get my ears on it and hopefully catch her live show in the near future.

Make sure the sub is plugged in, light up the hooka, layback on the couch and enjoy this menacing, dark and steady EP. Here is The Scientist by FirewoodPoetry

enjoy,
sq.face

 

 

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White Noise Vancouver presents: THE KNOCKS

It’s with great pleasure that I get to announce that The Knocks are coming back to Van City!

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I’m stoked because this show will mark the 1 year anniversary of the White Noise events we’ve come to know and love at the Electric Owl. Congrats on an amazing year boys! Honestly it kind of freaks me out that its only been 1 year… The White Noise events have been such a staple in my life, I cant be the only one that feel like its already a Vancouver institution. Stereotype what?

Its only been a couple months since we saw The Knocks steal the show opening for RAC at the Commodore but we just couldn’t wait to have them back. I got the chance to hang out with B-Roc and JPatt back stage and they are some of the coolest dudes set to blow up the dance music world.

Here at the BBQ we’ve had these guys on our radar since 2010’s Dancing with the DJ and were still buzzing over their Comfortable EP that dropped just last year. JPatt’s background in soul and funk and B-Roc’s years spent immersed in trip-hop and hip-hop beats has fused these guys together into a dynamic cred-pop duo.

I think what hooked me on their style is their ability to work with a wide array of collaborators from all corners of dance music and turn out a signature Knocks sound. It speaks to their ability and flexibility when they can capture the essence of a collaborator and still come through with something bigger and Knocksier.. Knocksier, yea I said it.

Reaching all the way to Australia we get the dreamy, love infused vocals of the beautiful Miss Connie from Sneaky Sound Systems singing your hook on Dreaming. Or a signature crunchy bassline from London’s Mat Zo on Get Down 2 Get Up. But being based out of New York means they don’t necessarily have to look far to find some super talented friends. From Treasure Fingers to St. Lucia, The Knocks seem to get it right with whomever they work with.

This summer you can expect to see them take the festival circuit by storm but next month we get them all to ourselves in everyone’s favorite little rave cave, The Electric Owl for White Noise. See you on the dance floor!

-B

 

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