Dynamite – David Keno & Dalson


Really excited to share this tune. It’s good like the Friday night vibes of your favorite dance floor. Bouncy and sharp with funky ass synths this track keeps the dance alive. And that vocal sample? James Brown’s CNN  interview on Sonya Live! 1988 is the comedic gold of the 80’s. David Keno and Dalson chop it up craftily layering it into their beat. Keno is a German producer with his own label Keno Records.  His tunes are also on Relief, Toolroom, Simma Black, Mother Recordings, and Data Transmission. All powerhouse labels behind the House music movement. Dalson are a duo also hailing from the house and techno loving land of Germany. Their album Plastic Forest is an attention-grabbing listen. I’d actually love to hear Dalson at Basscoast Electronic Music and Art Festival, I think their tunes would blend in seamlessly with Basscoasts dance floor culture. Gipsydrop at Slay Bay? Yes please.

David Keno’s remix of Lars Mostons Good Times was posted on Highkicks earlier this year, a great deep house track with a gnarly beat and a sexy vocal. Keno is a music producer with something original to offer regularly and Dynamite proves he’s always a satisfying listen. If you know whats good for ya, press play on both tunes.


Holy Ship! 2018 Official Mixtape – Subset

With 40 days to go until Holy Ship! 10.0 it is only fitting to be sharing this amazing mix by none other than Subset aka Mark Martinez. If you have never heard of him before that is ok you are now! This man is a legend to us Shipfam! He is best known for making renegade sets happen all over the place when he is at a festival. My first time experiencing this was on my first sailing of Holy Ship! February 2015. It was the first night and my friend and I were roaming the boat in the wee hours of the early morning. The sun was beginning to rise and we could hear some beats on one end of the ship. We found a small group of partiers dancing around while Subset was doing his magic, making his own sunrise set happen. It is still not only one of my favorite moments on Holy Ship! but just one of my favorite festival moments of all time. It really set the tone for my first Holy Ship. A year later Subset was rewarded with his own set time in the Theatre. If you were there you know how much fun that one was! If you ever see him at a show, festival, or just walking down the street dont be afraid to give him a hug. Subset is one of the most positive people in this industry. He has a saying that Subset gets it. He really does.

This mix is in a series to get us Shipfam all ready to once again create an amazing experience in the middle of the ocean. The sound clips he throws in periodically are so well timed and make so much sense for Holy Ship it gave me happy chills down my spine. Subset is amazing at being able to play many genres, usually in one mix. This one will have you bouncing and moving with a huge smile on your face. Shipfam or not enjoy this amazing collection of house tunes. Be sure to check him out on soundcloud (click that link above!).

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Live @ Motion Notion 2017 – Kill3rhertz

Life is such a tale of beautiful interactions and synchronistic moments if you just pay attention

kill3hertzYou know those epic humans you meet where you just immediately feel like you have been friends for years? The killer artist of this mix and his partner in crime are those genre of people. How freaking rad is it that this mix is created by one of Edmonton’s own! Filled with house of all subtypes – it’s sure to get your heart racing and your elbows jiving. Man do I have a bit of envy that I was not at this set live at motion this year. Motion has a special place in my heart as it was my first festival ever, with some of highkicks own members back in 2010. Kill3hertz included a track list – which is always dope, and I can confirm he lays down the dirty sexy beats for the entire hour and a half. Make you sure check out his soundcloud page here: Kill3hertz. Shout-out to all those interactions that leave you feeling inspired and full of life!

One love & Happy Halloween kids

xx- Whit

Groovin’ – Bellaire

Bellaire is a fresh 19 year old producer from France who is straight killin’ it these days. He plays house/disco/jazz under the Bellaire monicker and then switches gears to instrumental hip hop/trip hop under another name (Boubou). CHECK THEM BOTH OUT. From his cloud bio: “I  love music, people, coffee and sunsets.” Once again, simplicity and balance are a few keys to happiness, and that’s just how his music will make you feel. It may also make you feel like WTF was I doing when I was 19!? Have a gander 🙂

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Shambhala 2017 Mix – JPOD (the Beat Chef)

Oh my god, it’s JPOD! This has got to be one of the happiest, bounciest, and most positive humans on this planet. He’s been in the ghetto funk scene since its inception and never disappoints with his distinct wompy synths, groovy soulful remixes and energetic stage presence. I mean, the guy dances harder than a lot of the people who go to his shows, and I’ve always loved seeing somebody truly enjoy what they do – it’s a special and beautiful thing. If you’ve been to Shamb or Basscoast, you may have seen this guy rolling around on his off-road motorized skateboard or hamming it up with the legendary Stickybuds. JPOD is the epitome of a good time – always smiling, always stoked, and always throwing down some tasty tracks in his well rounded and well grounded mixes. From bangin’ original beats to reworks of notable artists like Al Green, Nappy Roots, Ray Charles, Little Richard, Stevie Wonder, and Sublime, JPOD consistently fills the dance floor and gets the good vibes flowing. If you’re feeling zesty, head on over to his YouTube channel and fill your auditory canals with his Mambo & Motown as well as the Blues & Bebop mixes from 2 and 3 years ago. I can personally guarantee you will not be disappointed. Happy Monday, and may the funk be with you!

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