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Alex in Van

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Recovering from his voyage on Holy Ship Alex Mertic (Alex Drury) is a British musical magician and he is coming to Vancouver. This is why you should care.

He is riding high on the success of several new releases, most notable is his collaboration with Oliver:

A hugely popular single “Heart Weighs a Ton” has a fresh remix by Galantis.

You must not forget to check out the Ammunition series that will include Part 4 soon. A highlight from part 2 includes another Oliver duel effort:


And the crazy remix by UZ of the anthem Rave Weapon:


Part 3 includes a Mark Yardley happy-go-lucky collaboration:


The man himself filled his ears with a mix of indie guitar bands but took hold of Fatboy Slim and late 90’s French house, especially Daft Punk. Seeing him live is definitely unique. He says that he never truly has a concrete plan, but just an idea of what works best at a little club or vast festival. “In a club you have the ability to be take people on a bit more of a journey while at a festival nine times out of ten people want it to be more immediate” (source). That’s not to say that it always turns out that way. Alex Metric is focused on reacting to the crowd and not a playlist.

What’s his number one favorite artist to work with? The legendary Jacques Lu Cont, real name Stuart Price (source). The epic, epic track of Safe With You is proof:

Alex Metric in Vancouver on a Friday Night. My body is ready.

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The Cocktail Hour ft. Maxim Kurtys

A good friend of mine reposted this mix on Soundcloud and I couldn’t have been more pleasantly surprised! I hadn’t heard of Maxim Kurtys at the time but as I trust his musical tastes, I gave this mix a listen and was instantly sold. Its a perfect friday afternoon mix, light and groovy but with a little bite to get your shoulders wobbling and and head shaking.

Happy Friday!

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The Cocktail Hour ft. Tchami

I had a mix all picked out this week but decided to pocket it for a later date because it didn’t quite line up with the mood I’m in today. Today calls for a bit of extra punch in the mix. Something real high energy. Something that’s gonna carry you right through that sugar crash from all the holiday chocolate. Something.. Something like TCHAMI!


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The Cocktail Hour ft. andhim

We recruited a new writer for the blog after he brought our attention to this awesome mix.  I’m hoping our writer give you guys a proper introduction to the two german DJs that make up andhim but I couldn’t wait to get this 2 hour bomb of super-house on the blog.

Happy Friday from the growing BlackoutBBQ family.

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The Cocktail Hour ft. Kaytranada

How many weeks do I have to wait until I can go back to someone I JUST featured on the cocktail hour?

The answer, if were talking about Kaytranada, is I dont really care. Ill post him every week: I freakin love it.

Ill post it today and I’ll play it at the party I’m going to tonight so get used to it people!


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The Cocktail Hour ft. KAYTRANADA

Hip Hop influenced house music is a lot like Hansel. That is to say.. so hot right now.

Kaytranada is where you can find the soul and rhythm bred from an RnB upbringing rolled into super fun dance beats. And fun is what I have to call it because the people in this boiler room are having it. Which is unfortunately too rare on some of the dance floors I know.

Enjoy the mix and some of my favorite productions of his!



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