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The Cocktail Hour ft. KAYTRANADA

Guys this is big news! our favorite Haitian-Canadian producer and taste maker has landed a BBC residency. That’s right. KAY-muthafucking-TRANADA has his own radio show coming to you every month. He joins the ranks of Pete Tong and Diplo and I couldn’t be more excited.

His debut show last Friday was a soulful journey with the likes of Todd Terje, Taylor McFerrin, The Internet and fellow Montreal artist Pomo. Listen to his first hour over at the BBC webite here


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The Cocktail Hour ft. Cyclist

Lets keep these summer vibes going!

This week we have Cyclist: an indi-disco dance machine, fellow Canuck, and accomplished beard grower. He’s been running a record label called MANI/PEDI since 2013 with the better looking half of  RAC, Karl Kling. Most notably, hes been pumping out some major collaborations with the likes of Goldroom and Maiko Watson but perhaps most importantly is hes playing at the Electric Owl tonight with homeboys WMNSTUDIES and Pat Lok!

Get introduced to this and I’ll cya out on the dance floor!

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The Cocktail Hour ft. WMNSTUDIES

I’m not gonna be here tomorrow and I really wanted to post up this one up for the mix of the week.

This will make it back to back awesome sets from my favorite local dudes. This one by WMNSTUDIES was featured on THUMP. With the weather this good we’re only allowed to listen to the beach inspired mixes like these.

Keep up the good work boys.

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The Cocktail Hour ft. Skrillex+Mija

Sometimes I don’t think the people in the circles I run in give Skrillex enough credit. Its a very common attitude among the those who have evolved beyond bro-step and think they have left the likes of Skrillex behind. I’m here to tell you that you’re not only wrong but ol’ Skrilli is probably the one leaving you behind.

How many superstar DJs go exploring after a headlining spot at Bonaroo only to stumble upon a Burning Man art car and proceed, upon invitation, to join little know DJ Mija for a  sunrise DJ set? Not a lot. I’ve seen Sonny play in some intimate settings but this would have been pretty magical. I’m just glad somebody recorded it.


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The Cocktail Hour ft. ODESZA




This week on the BBQ is ODESZA. This Seattle duo is know for their balance between dreamy sun trickled melodies, crunchy drums and sweeping basslines. Their NO.SLEEP series of mixes is always a smash and the most recent issue is no substitute.



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The Cocktail Hour ft. Darius

Happy Friday! Its always a great day in my books but this Friday happens to be a little special. Vancouverites, we have new liquor laws! and now we can have happy hour! ** Cocktail hour ** It’s clear they have been followings the blog and realize how great this idea is.

Every Friday we have the soundtrack to get your boozin on. This week its sexy summer lounge music from Darius.


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