Shambhala 2017 Fractal Forest Set – Defunk

I think I’ve found the next source of renewable energy… Some of my favourite music – Zepplin, Fatboy Slim, Rage Against the Machine, Funk Hunters, Flume, Big Gigantic, Easy E – has all been chucked in a processor; blasted on high mode. Then once all that’s been familiarized and melded, some easy flow drum n’ bass, sexy guitar riffs, cruisin baselines, and heavy drops have been carefully placed in such ways to cause an atomically aligned flow generating an ever producing energy that’ll fill you up until you explode and start dancing in ways you never have before. Defunk specializes in his ability to take those elements of funk and jazz to create a mass surge of music that revolves around one thing – making you move! His ever evolving skill in playing on the classic elements of dance music whilst pushing the limits of heavy bass music is something that in the near future will be powering our vehicles. HKFL is officially in the energy game ladies and gents! Best get capitalizing. He dropped this mix at the Fractal Forest stage for this years Shambhala Music Festival, and it has single handedly given me the regret of not attending this year. You’re going to love this one. Crank the speakers, and try and tell me this doesn’t get repeated on your playlist, again and again.

For me, this goes on the snowboarding track list. I can’t wait to shred down the slopes with this as the fuel. Buckle up kids – Defunk raises the bar with this one! Check the SoundCloud for a complete track breakdown!

Happy dancing melomaniacs,

-Mat

Temples In The Sky – SaQi

Saqi Temples in the Sky

SaQi is a classically trained producer, composer, trumpet player, and as such elegance rings through in all he creates. This album Temples In The Sky is EXTRA fresh off the press and will captivate you from the first second to the last. Many of these songs feature carefully selected vocalists which pair with SaQi’s ethereal vibe such as Deva Believa, Fanna Fi  and Shazieh & Attallah. This album is signed to the Jumpsuit Record label which has this super cool set up where all music released through them is “Name Your Price”: Jumpsuit Records. They also have an incredible roster of artists who release through them so they are an awesome soundcloud to follow.

Fun Fact: SaQi drew his name from the Sufi title for a mystic muse.

Let this tracklist orbit you slowly towards the troposphere and make sure you follow: SaQi.  XX- Whit

The Ride EP – Megan Hamilton

Voice of an angel coming at’cha! Megan Hamilton dropped her new EP off Westwood Recoordings earlier this morning, and let me tell you – it’s unreal. Her SoundCloud bio reads – “Causing funky riots and catchy bass tunes.” Bass most certainly fuels all six of these songs, along with Megans vocals, her own produced music, laced together with live instrumentation. The next 21 minutes and 84 seconds are just that – a ride. This beauty is out of Minneapolis, and now signed on with our Canadian dudes ‘Westwood Recordings.’ She’s made a name for herself bringing a European feel to her sound on our side of the world, releasing with Buygore, Mixmash, Ghetto Funk, and Audiophile, to name a few labels. On social media, she labels her identifying genre, “funk butter.” -LOL. Oh, and how ’bout that album artwork? It’s killer 😉

Megan, if you’re reading this, please come play in Edmonton, Alberta. We appreciate your music!

Have a great weekend melomaniacs

-Mat

No More – Dirtwire (ft. Moontricks)

As a recap, Dirtwire consists of David Satori of Beats Antique, Evan Fraser of Bolo and Mark Reveley of Jed and Lucia. This song is so nice and relaxing on the eardrums. Our Kootenay boys Moontricks pepper this with their instrumental world feel.

Dirtwire just dropped their new album, ‘Blaze.’ I’ve got that posted for you down below as well. It’s chalked full of great vocals, and what these three consider their forte – traditional instrumentation, world percussion, soundscapes, and electronic beats, all nicely strung together to make a really amazing group of tracks.

Enjoy!

-Mat

Ethereal Moments – Dreamers Delight

Ethereal: intangible, immaterial, relating to regions beyond this beautiful earth; fragile and light in a way that seems to perfect for this world.

Moment: a fleeting second, a brief period of time; in physics moments are defined with respect to a fixed reference point.

Ethereal Moment: an incredible album which captures the fleeting feelings experienced in defined moments where perceive surroundings are larger than life. This album is the soundtrack for those seconds when you feel as though all things are right, all things are perfect, all things seem intangibly inexplicably flawless beyond earth itself.

Dreamers Delight is a Los-Angeles based artist with roots in Denver Colorado. The first few stages of his tunes were released under Lowtemp Records (Gramatik’s label) and he has absolutely blown up since his first national tour kicked off in 2015. This album is INCREDIBLE. It makes you want to be a part of the bigger picture. Shout out to my favorite track off the album Loving You. Make sure you follow this beautiful human on Soundcloud to keep your dreams alive and inspire those fleeting feelings of epicness.

One Love – Whit