Trails – BLU J (ft. Axel Mansoor)

You know its cool seeing artists evolve and master their craft more and more with each track they put out. A common thing for me to say whenever BLU J release a new song is “These guys just keep getter better and better!” So whenever I am about to listen to something new from the duo I am ready to hear their best.

Well they did not disappoint with “Trails”! The beginning sets the mood for something powerful to happen. Axel Mansoors’ amazing vocals pulls you along to an exploding climax that will bring a smile to your face from ear to ear. Close your eyes to get the full effect. You’ll be riding that glorious music high for the rest of the track…..which will probably make you hit repeat. Enjoy another fantastic track by BLU J!

The Great White Caron

Homegrown Artists Edmonton Sessions: Vol. III Britt’s Theme

Kusch3Music has been the avenue for how I met the majority of my closest friends. I am sure most of you can agree the same thing. I met one of the most amazing humans at Shambhala in 2012. Britt Geddie. Her energy was infectious, you could see her smile across the ranch. Britt was that person who you would instantly connect with, feeling like you had known each other for years. From dancing deep in forests of Shambhala, to the middle of the ocean on Holy Ship, Britt was always smiling, and loved music that got her booty movin!

This homegrown session is special as it is a tribute to Britt. Britt, an original High Kicks member passed away unexpectedly this past summer, leaving a massive hole in not only our friend circle, but in our scene. Kusch, an Edmonton based producer/dj and friend to High Kicks wanted to create a mix that would capture Britt in every aspect. With the help of Jules Corpuz they encapsulated the energy Britt always carried. This mix is fun, bouncy, and beautiful. Just like Britt. I can only imagine the emotions that were coming through when making this. On behalf of High Kicks & Face Licks we want to say thank you to Kusch and Jules for letting us remember Britt in the most positive way.

The Great White Caron

Atlas – Lane 8

Lane 8.jpgWarning: It is about to get really happy in here. If you’re not wanting to smile and dance around with your friends laughing and hugging maybe skip this one. Lane 8 just dropped his new album Little by Little and it seriously takes you to such a happy place. Its the kind of album you want to listen to while laying in grass on a warm day, or dancing in the middle of the ocean. This track Atlas is a prime example of the escapism this album offers.

This song builds slow leading to a climax that leaves you with a big goofy smile on your face. I could keep talking about it but I can only say happy so many times. You have to experience it for yourself and then you will understand, So close your eyes, let go and enjoy this beautiful song.

The Great White Caron


Don’t Stop – Kasey Riot


Kasey Riot: if house turns you on, give this woman’s music a head first jump into the audio rabbit hole. Her production is deep and crisp with vocals craftily folded into hard basslines and mesmerizing fade outs that pull you back in. Musically influenced by powerhouse women in EDM such as Maya Jane Coles, Hannah Wants, and Flava D. If you vibe to the music by any of those 3 Dj’s, check Kasey Riot out. Her music will fulfill all your house needs and who can resist a woman behind the decks.

Incredible music production aside, Riot cares about the EDM community. Dynamo’s like her on the scene help drive forward this wild community.  While being one of the most inclusive atmospheres it’s also undeniably male dominant. Hotline is Riots warehouse series aiming to connect female artists by providing opportunities for women to get behind the decks and slay a dance floor.

Riot is back in Canada after a career move to London where she rocked sets at Ministry of Sound and Ibiza. With loads of mixes on her Soundcloud I encourage you to pick one, I’ve done 3 and they’re excellent. You can catch her at Chvrch of John on January 12 for a Strictly Female Dj Night Series.



Who is Malaa? #19 – Malaa

Alright Melomaniacs get your ski mask on it’s time for another edition of Malaas mix series Who is Malaa #19! With less than two weeks until Holy Ship! This will get you stoked to sail away and dance dance dance! Whoever he is he always puts out solid house music and his mixes are top notch. If he is in your city do not miss him!

The Great White Caron