Posted Dec 9, 2011 in Music

BEHIND THE BEATS with Craig Pettigrew

Craig Pettigrew returns home to dish out a spicy taste of the upcoming BPM Playa del Carmen Electronic Music Festival. 1. How did your musical journey begin? I started listening to house music when I was 15 in Montreal when I stumbled across a college radio station and was sucked in right away, but the dj-ing started when I moved to Toronto...

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Posted Nov 8, 2011 in Music

BEHIND THE BEATS: All hail the King!!!!

1. Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, how has your hometown shaped your musical journey of today? Philadelphia has one of the richest musical heritages.  Everything from Jazz to ‘The Sound of Philadelphia’ influences you growing up.  The radio,  the live shows and my parents were the most important impressions as a...

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Posted Sep 1, 2011 in Arts, Music

New-Brighton-Special

A Truly Urban Initiative, a Truly Special Summer. ...

Two years ago a new chapter was written for Vancouver’s burgeoning underground music scene.   A new organization arrived that immediately characterized itself with a mandate that set it apart on its own terms, in plein air terms:  being outside. Thus was born Vancouver Urban Spaces Initiative (VUSI).  Registered in BC this non-profit society...

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Posted Aug 15, 2011 in Events, Made in Canada, Music

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Canadian Style: Montrealers Do It Best!

I recently stated that when it comes to Canadian style, truth be told, Montreal ladies are ravishing and have a great fashion sense. Sorry Toronto peeps! And there’s nothing like a summer festival to gawk at our colorful eye-candy strutting around in impressive style. Last year, GQ’s Gordon von Steiner published a picture stream of...

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Posted Jul 22, 2011 in Music

LUV-AJ

LUV AJ Presents the SUMMER MIXTAPE

What’s better than a sick new summer mixtape? Try an accompanying music video featuring ravishing model Alex Papadapolous bedecked in scintillating LUV AJ digs. Known for hand crafted and unique grunge glamour accessory pieces such as body chains, head and hand pieces, the LUV AJ line has been around since 2005, inciting frenzies in their...

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Posted Jun 8, 2011 in Arts, Cool Shit, Music

Haroon Mirza

Haroon Mirza

For those of you who like to stimulate the ears along with the eyes I suggest you check out emerging British artist Haroon Mirza. Mirza has been gaining attention since winning the Northern Art Prize in 2010 and will be included in the upcoming 54th Venice Biennale. The artist hacks electronic equipment sourced from junkshops and second hand...

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