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The Cocktail Hour ft. The Knocks (again)

Love these guys! and they are coming back to Van once again!!

Friday sunshine grooves!

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The Cocktail Hour ft. Chromeo

The Funk Lordz are finally coming back to Van City!

Maybe you too are going to their show at the Commodore! or maybe the after party DJ set at Shine. Or maybe both like me.

Maybe you can’t catch them this time around but I got the experience for you right here:

Happy Friday everyone! Stay funky

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The Cocktail Hour feat. The Twelves

Meet The Twelves! This electro pop duo from Rio de Janeiro is a force to be reckoned with. Garnering a massive online fan base launched these dudes into the international spotlight. Repeatedly climbing the Hype Machine charts with remixes for the likes of  M.I.A. and La Roux to Nirvana and The Beatles. Spin dubbed them one of “9 Unknown Bands to Watch at SXSW”. They first caught a lot of attention from this groovy cover of Daft Punks Night Vision.

Personally, I fell in love with them after I found this remix my favorite Two Door Cinema Club song.

Their live show is a one of a kind unique blend of live keyboards, drum machines, mash-ups and on the fly remixing and improvisation. Im checking them out at Celebrities this weekend for Blueprint’s Rememberance Day bash. This is their BBC Essential mix to get your aquainted proper.

BONUS* Penguin Prison is opening! Check out the event here

Cheers,
B
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The Cocktail Hour feat. LAZY RICH (happy birthday!)

This week im very excited to present a mix from my favorite Vancouverite DJ, Lazy Rich. This electro-house titan is far from a local however, hes a globe-trotting producer/DJ that runs his own label, BigFish Recordings, with another Vancouver heavy-hitter, Hirshee.

Considered one of the forward thinking leaders of electro-house and a pioneer of the cutting edge complextro genre, I can always count on Rich to find the hardest and crunchiest beats around. The first time I heard him was on a mix CD my friend made for me titled These beats will break your neck.  A thorough listen and a sore neck later I was hooked.

Ive seen Lazy Rich open for DJs and steal the show and ive seen him bring down the house on his own nights. But tonight at Celebs its his motherfuckin birthday!

Oh and he does killer monthly podcasts! This one is amazing, a few tracks will surprise you including one from none other than David Guetta but Rich promises it has fat bass (it does) and no cheezy vocals (it doesnt) check it out!

combine that mix with our drink of the week and you have the ingredients for a rowdy kitchen dance party.

Shout out to E&B Fish for creating this weeks cocktail- Blue Balls!

vodka and a fruit juice of your choice + a couple blueberry chasers 😉

Enjoy. And as always, happy Friday, lets get weird.

-B

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