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two great shows in two nights

April 23, 2010

well make that three if you include tomorrow night getting to dj with panda slap at an art gallery/fund raiser.  [aside]

saw Ghislain Poirier last night at HiFi.  amazing! it was a typical thursday night (smalltown dj’s disco/electro kid crowd) and Poirier still killed it.  I am going to step out a little and say that Poirier is one of the producers/djs who has shapped and inspired the music I have been following for the last 5 years. . .right up there with Diplo and Kode9.  they all have their unique sound and are leaders of their trade.  all djs that I have followed from their first internet mixes to semi-stardom.  this is the third or fourth time I have seen Poirier, and each time it’s a totally new experience. last night he played lots of hits off of his new album ‘running high’.  massive sound, heart crunching bass with some high techno/rave/stadium dj bleep bloops to keep the crowd dancing.   MC Zulu had control of the mic all night to build hype.  A black dude wearing sunglasses in the club mc’ing over a white french canadian seems to drive girls wild – there were always at least five of them on the stage.  some critical feedback for Zulu (don’t take too much offence), but you have to stop trying so hard.  plus you don’t need to sing on top of every beat all night long, you can let Poirier’s sounds shine through a little bit.  MC Zulu was rocking a shirt that said “MC Zulu” and he had a hand held camera that he used to film himself .  weird.

GOTAN PROJECT – La Gloria from Ya Basta records on Vimeo.

tonight is none other than RSD, with Sub Swarma.  I am really excited about RSD.  love of jah light and pretty bright light are two songs that always seem to creep back into my mixes, starting years ago when people started talking about this whole dubstep idea.  RSD is Rob Smith from Smith and Mighty and the sounds have matured nicely over the last 15 years. (thanks for the records J + M, I had them pulled out all night).  the Smith and Mighty Dj Kicks (1998?) will be blasting in my house all day tomorrow and I can’t wait. here are so tracks to keep you company while I head off to the club. . .

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Kingfisher

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the rinse out – calgary

October 31, 2009

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here are some other calgary dooods running a similar blog to letanque.  sweet!

http://www.therinseout.com/

not only do they run a blog, but they actually have a regular night on fridays at a pub called Lord Nelsons. if you are in calgary check it out!  the night is called modern math.

http://modernmath.tumblr.com/

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dam funk

June 14, 2009

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It was a tough decision, who to see tonight dam funk (pronounced “dame funk”) or skream.  I’ve been meaning to see skream for a while now, and I’m sure he will kill it tonight, however, this decision was all about old vs. new excitement, and I chose new.  Living in Calgary it is not often that an artist comes to town at the same time as I’m discovering them.  I’ve only tuned in to this guy a couple weeks ago.  So it was that kind of excitement when I saw the poster on the street last weekend.  “Seriously? he’s coming next Saturday? I just got his records in the mail yesterday…. damn!”

synth heavy future funk has arrived at just the right time for summer.  

Radio

Dâm-Funk mix on Mary Anne Hobbs Experimental Show, BBC Radio 1

Dam-Funk with Benji B on BBC 1xtra

Tracks

dam funk – Killdat a.k.a. Killdatmuthafucka

dam funk – Let’s Take Off (Far Away)

dam funk – No More Luv

Remixes

Animal Collective – Summertime Clothes (Dam-Funk Remix)

Baron Zen – Burn Rubber (Dam Funk Remix)

Dam Funk material can be found anywhere Stones Throw records are sold.

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Caspa in Calgary

March 8, 2009

Last weekend I got a chance to go see Caspa live in Calgary.  And he killed it! Playing at Fabric in London the night before, he impressed the crowd by keeping his music loud and his mixes tight! I was proud of Calgary – huge crowd and everyone knew the songs.  He rocked an all vinyl show and played all the new bangers and old favorites.  The other headliners where locals Slim Pickins/Instinct/Soundboy Murda who definitely represented.

DJ Eleven, also Calgary local, brought the party up a notch (they had to turn her down she was so banging!).  Apparently it was her birthday to boot.  Check out her facebook page here

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/DJ-ELEVEN/38734402886?ref=mf

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Also, check out Excision’s facebook page. . .he played before Caspa and got everyone dancing.  Glitch hop, dubstep, drum and bass. . .basically loud music! Way to go for Calgary talent! Hopefully I can find some tracks from these two and get them posted on letanque.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Excision/53024652406?sid=3594b28c70316ccdedf7aa972c164493&ref=s

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Here are some Caspa tracks from around the blogs to keep you coming back

artofnoise-momentsinlovecasparemix1

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caspa-cockneyviolin1

lenniedeice-weareiecaspaandruskoremix1