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breakage sunday show

May 20, 2010

the highly talented jungle/dubstep producer rolls through town this sunday, and monday is the holiday so you know this one is going to be big!  props to the rinse out crew and msp for lining this one up.  can’t wait for it  event link

Breakage – Questions VIP

Breakage – Higher

Breakage – Vial (feat. Burial)

Equinox – Acid Rain (Breakage Remix)

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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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aphex twin live – coachella 08

April 21, 2010

two years ago this month, mid afternoon under the big top, on a polo field in the california desert… we were there. one of the most incredible shows i’ve ever been to!

it isn’t that often that you come across a recording of a show that you were actually present for so it has always been fun for me to listen to this set, remembering what the feeling was, the vibe in the crowd, the energy and sound, what the dj was doing.  the set started off with everyone hyped but not really knowing what to expect (why is he sitting down?), then a calming and everyone dancing and happy, followed by confusion, still bodies and awkwardness (genius transition @ 23:50!) i’m thinking this is getting good, bring it on…

and then he stood up.

Aphex Twin Live – Coachella 08

tracklist:

01. Intro
02. Public Enemy – Welcome To The Terrordome
03. Run DMC – Beats To The Rhyme
04. ID
05. Strafe – Set It Off
06. Boogie Boys – Break Dancer
07. ID
08. ID
09. ID
10. LFO – Track 4
11. The Night Writers – Let the Music Use You
12. Gregor Tresher – A Thousand Nights
13. ID
14. ID
15. ID
16. Macc – Think Down
17. Fracture & Neptune – Apollo
18. ASC – Confusion
19. dgoHn – Elle
20. System Of A Down – Chop Suey (Drum & Bass Bootleg)
21. Noisia & Mayhem – Exodus
22. Dub-One – Volcon
23. Vertigo – The Drained
24. ID
25. Limewax – Cat And The Hat
26. The Panacea and Code Blue – Graveyard Twist
27. Current Value – Fear

did he pick track two just for the title?

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joker

April 6, 2010

yeah for the hump day concert, perfect way to break up the work week.  joker plays the hifi tomorrow night!

have been pumpin these mashups lately.  keeps things light, fun, fresh?

Justin Joker – City River

How Purple Can You Go (Ludacris vs Joker & Ginz)

and a new one, released just two days ago.  more of that signature 80s dubstep sound with a grime/synth stab edge to it. the original is cool, but i much prefer the VIP mix.  a preview for tomorrow night?

Joker – Tron (VIP Mix)

ps. welcome back john!

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Daedelus!

November 13, 2009

Last week Daedelus and James Pants were in town to play the hifi.  Letanque bloggers were in attendance and afterwards easily agreed the show ranked among the best of 2009.  Sitting through James Pants was a bit painful but well worth the wait as Daedelus smashed it from the get go. No doubt the guy is genius with the bit box he works.  Lots of speculations as to what is actually going on there but whatever it is he had us dancing all night and the guy loves what he does.

Here’s the man himself…

and some recognizable tracks he played

Elephant Gun- Beirut

16Bit – Chainsaw Calligraphy

Underworld – Born Slippy

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11 dub

November 10, 2009

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Last year for the big decade of dub party they brought in Sister Nancy and this year they have done the one-up booking Mad Professor to mark the 11th anniversary. Yes, Dub at the Pub, Calgary’s long standing all things dub and reggae night down at the Drum and Monkey has been keeping Tuesday’s worthy a night out  for 11 years now.  Congrats are surely due to DJ’s High & I for doing their thing all these years.  Roots reggae on the Drum & Monkey side, hard dancehall to ragga jungle on the Bamboo side, two rooms to vibe and bounce in and out of all night long.  I can barely contain excitement writing this, mf MAD PROFESSOR tomorrow night!  Get there early kids.

For the life of me I can’t find my copy of the Mad Professor vs. Massive Attack album so here is a video and a few Dub at the Pub inspired tracks.

Buju Banton – Murderer

Capelton – Jah Jah City

D Jahsta – High Grade Mashup

Sizzla – One Love (Self Evident Remix)

postscript:  self evident will be playing over at lord nelson’s this friday.

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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/