Articles Tagged: Vancouver

Craig Mullin – Pick of 2010 – Lhasa “Lhasa De Sela”

January 27th, 2011 | By Kerry

Lhasa “Lhasa De Sela”

I won’t be able to describe with words how deep i feel her music.. the truth is in her voice. I listened to this album more than any one album last year, i think its a wonderful antidote to all the electronic music i listen to with/without vocals.. Her voice is divine. It’s the last album she made as she passed away on new years day 2010. We shared the same birthday too.. ‘the living road’ would be a desert island album of mine for sure.


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Craig Mullin

I’m a music collector/dj who loves to play all kinds of stuff.. the last couple years i’ve been playing mostly dub and house and everything in between. I’ve just begun a new audio/visual/political collaboration with another nelsonite that we call the ‘bc dubcats’..

Nick Middleton – Pick of 2010 – James Blake “James Blake”

January 27th, 2011 | By Kerry

James Blake “James Blake”

Looking for something different for a change? I highly encourage you to check out James Blake. His 2009/2010 EP’s have been on heavy rotation on my iPod throughout the year, an amazing and unique sound, definitely one of the most critically acclaimed producers of the past year, a very innovative sound. His debut full-length self-titled album was set to be released February 2011, but was leaked just before Christmas worldwide online for everyone to hear. The new album definitely follows a new formula compared to the rest of his EPs, so it may be a challenging listen for some, but it continues to showcase Blake as a truly innovative producer, this time debuting his own vocals! Crank up “Limit To Your Love” and I think you’ll instantly appreciate his soulful voice and unique low-frequency production.


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Nick Middleton

Nick Middleton (The Outlier) is a producer and DJ living in Vancouver, and one half of The Funk Hunters. His productions have been signed to Manmade Records, Roca Records, Big M, Swing Set Sounds, and Ghetto Funk.

Elan Benaroch – Pick of 2010 – R.Stevie Moore

January 27th, 2011 | By Kerry

R.Stevie Moore

I heard about this guy from a friend looked him up on youtube and couldn’t believe the pages of homemade videos dating back to the mid seventies. this is one of the songs that maybe could have been commercial if it was recorded a little better. i guess that’s the point.. what makes music a product vs a creation.


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Elan Benaroch

Elan is a keyboard master and plays in the band
Space Saturn Disco Orchestra

Michael Red – Picks of 2010 – Little Dragon – Bjork

January 27th, 2011 | By Kerry

Bjork & the Dirty Projectors – “Mount Wittenberg Orca”

i had to stop everything i was doing and listen to this entire EP from start to finish.

when it was done i almost gasped for air and literally said “whoa.. whoa.. .. whoa”.

Little Dragon – “Machine Dreams”


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Michael Red

Longwalkshortdock – Pick of 2010 – Tame Impala “Innerspeaker”

January 27th, 2011 | By Kerry

Tame Impala “Innerspeaker”

I dunno! this one totally caught me off gaurd. Really hooky melodies and strong but simple grooves wrapped in a lo-fi psych rock nastalgia blanket. Also, theres just a little bit of beatles style vocal harmony to hold it all together. I loved it the first time I heard it, and it keeps getting in my head and refusing to crawl out. I turns this shit UP!

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Hey im longwalkshortdock and i make dance music for people that dont like dance music. also, i grew up on the moon. snap….snap.

Taal Mala – Pick of 2010 – Charanjit Singh “Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat”

January 27th, 2011 | By Kerry

Charanjit Singh “Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat”

In 1982 a bollywood music producer in India, Charanjit Singh, got a hold of a brand new set of a TB-303, TR-808, and a Jupiter 8. He unknowingly invented acid house 5 years before it made it’s way to Chicago. It was recently discovered and re-released in March 2010.

SYNTHESIZING: TEN RAGAS TO A DISCO BEAT – Charanjit Singh ragas-to-a-disco-beat


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Taal Mala
Taal Mala makes nerdy music on analogue synthesizers


DJ Holistic – Pick of 2010 – Nightmares on Wax “Smokers Delight”

January 23rd, 2011 | By Kerry

Nightmares on Wax “Smokers Delight”

this was an album I put on almost everynight before I went to bed. Great for passing out to and being lulled into psychedelic dreams and fantasies. This was an influential album for my love for electronic music.


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DJ Holistic

Holistic has been enthralled with electronic music since grade 10 (1997). Starting with raves in Richmond at the bingo halls, progressing to after hours run by the russian mafia downtown, to finally house in the clubs where he soon grew tired of the stale sounds and the desire to finally escape house music. Holistic returned in 2007 with the SHAHdjs launching into full force promotions of dnb, dubstep and all things bass – but don’t be fooled, he loves it all!