Beauty is Dope- Equanimous (feat. Srikala & Heather Christie)

Equanimous- Bringing the Party to Consciousness and Consciousness to the Party. Intrigued yet? Nate Stein, the man behind the decks, djembe and keys is an LA based producer and musician. Equanimous brings something new and unique to the electronic music scene, creating the most joyous dance floors filled full of bliss.

The fusion of elements from future bass, house and tribal dance music combined with live piano and djembe (rope-tuned skin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands, originally from West Africa) creates a sound that calms the soul and warms the heart. With similar flow to Koan Sound and Phutureprimitive, you can only imagine the vibe that  surrounds the speakers at a Equanimous show.  With beautiful melodies, deep bass, and rhythmic beats, he generates a feel good atmosphere that leaves you with good vibes only!

It was really hard for me to choose which track I was going to post from Equanimous’ page so make sure to check out his other tracks, they all have something rare and amazing about them!

Hope you enjoy!
~CDOG

 

Smokescreens & Somersaults – Cheshire

Instantaneous love ensued after hearing the mini mix previewing this album. Stuck a friendly reminder in my phone to spread this jam upon it’s release date. Meet Cheshire and his album “Smokescreens and Somersaults”. Released on Westwood Recordings (you know, the powerhouse driving much of the West Coast scene) – at this stage if one see’s Westwoods charm on some music, you just hit play. No questions.

Cheshire absolutely slays production on this album. He loops all your most beloved instruments, electric bass/guitar, saxophone, and keys while folding in good mood vocals and ramming it up with that glitchy, neo-soul, head banging but also lightheartded grooving sound that only our main squeeze EDM achieves all at once. This album is a backyard bbq, a road trip, a mountain cruise, a house party, a winter jog, its your get up and go. Really everything you could ask for.

Can I get a round of applause for this dude and his babely sounds?

Enjoy melomaniacs, you deserve good music.

-Jams

 

Left Hand Free- Alt-J (SAFIA cover)

I’m always hungry for a fresh new take on a track I already love and SAFIA hit the spot, serving me this cool, contagious cover. I’m sure lots of you know the English indie rock band, Alt- J that originally did this song, Left Hand Free. If not, I have a few fun facts about them for you. The band members include Joe Newman, Thom Green and Gus Unger-Hamilton and their band symbol is a capital letter delta ∆, which is traditionally used in scientific study to indicate “change” or “difference”. The ∆ symbol can be typed on an Apple Mac with the key sequence Alt + J. I give you all permission to use this fun fact and take full credit for it… the secret is ours!

SAFIA is an Australian electronica indie pop band formed in Canberra. The soothing and sexy voice you hear comes from band member Ben Woolner. On drums and production you have the marvellous Michael Bell and Harry Sayers killing it on guitar, synths and production. Since I’m handing out fun facts for the day, here is another for your pocket. The name SAFIA comes from a song they wrote called “Saphire” but it had no meaning at the time. Since then the band found out that safia in Arabic means serenity.

Well that’s all the fun facts for today. Hope your hungry, cause this cover is the full meal deal!

Much Love

CDOG

Young – Vallis Alps (Omnist Remix)

So, this is a remix by Omnist..who is Canadian, and there is literally NOTHING else written on the world wide web about he/she. I cannot wait to hear more done by this artist, and since there is nothing else written about the song I supposed all there is left to do is discuss how this song makes me feel. Beginning with the original- the words and the beat instill this feeling of time passing, of restless souls, of searching for your roots.

“In my hair were winter flowers – And weeks went by but felt like hours”. Thats my favorite line.

This remix adds that flow, those vibes, and the sensation of emotional flux. When I listen I cannot help but imagine what the sky would look like from the bottom of the ocean, glistening and shifting in all it’s sinusoidal glory. As the days fade to night, and the years bring about the change into who we will be, songs like this light the way. Stay tuned with this new Canadian artist by following them on Soundcloud or Facebook. I can only imagine seeing them around our festival scene will become a reality in the next year or two.

Make changes, take risks, enjoy your life, and do NOT waste your youth with materialist endeavors if you can help it.

One Love – Whit

 

Shambhala Mix Series #18- Wood n Soo

Good morning and happy Tuesday humans! Today I have some home grown bass house picked out for you from the one and only Wood n Soo.

This veteran duo from Vancouver joined forces in 2004 and have been killing it ever since, playing festivals and shows around the world. Known for their genre defying mix tapes and 4 turntable performances, these seasoned crate diggers are quite the epic and entertaining sight. You can find them showcasing an array of styles from past to present , laying down anything from hip hop, house and funk to disco and reggae. The future classics and exclusive bangers that Wood n Son throw down are the perfect ingredients to make up the ideal rager recipe.

So, whether your driving to a festival, rocking out at home or putting on a party, this mix will be sure to feed all those who are hungry for some fresh beats.

Peace and Love,

~CDOG