01.02.16 by Jeff

Giveaway: Ultimate Ears Speaker Designed by Artist Nychos


This week we have a fantastic giveaway designed by one of our friends, Austrian artist Nychos. Ultimate Ears have just released a limited edition version of their UE BOOM 2 wireless speaker, adorned with Nychos’ distinctive drawings (retail value $199 USD).

If you’d like to snag this deluxe speaker, let us know what song you’d listen to first, in the comments below! We’ll pick a winner on February 12th.



Giveaway courtesy of Ultimate Ears

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • Michael Weinlein

    of course: The Heavy Minds – Rivers

  • Floris Voorveld

    This is destiny! The new Animal Collective album drops February 19th. Which will probably be the only record I will listen to for quite a while :-) (On the UE Boom 2 if it really turns out to be destiny ;-))

    • pmlantz

      i will be on this record as well…and how very appropriate ‘Painting With’. i vote Floris wins.

  • Bahr

    Ha. Easy. I think it would be requisite to play some John Lee Hooker – “Boom Boom”

    • Michael Weinlein

      Damn.. good choice :-)

  • Rafael C. Ramos

    I would definitly hear the song “Playsom” from one the bests new bands from Brazil and from my city Salvador, its called Baiana System. (it has a music that is on Fifa 16 i guess…) You guys should check it out, its great!!

  • Pablo Camacho

    Frontier Psychiatrist by The Avalanches fo sure

  • J Dilla – Last Donut of the Night

  • MarcV

    “Sacramento Park” by ‘Music Komite’

  • Megan Reiley

    Playing With Fire by Redinho I think would sound excellent on some good speakers. Also, my birthday is on the 19th heh heh heh

  • Andrea Bader

    Mass Romantic – The New Pornographers
    Can’t help but dance!

  • Shannon Holliday

    Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools” – #drank!

  • Harrison Palmer

    cream on chrome, RATATAT

  • Michael Moore

    Boof – Just On The Swings

  • Mike G

    “JFK + Defector” by Muse.

    [John F. Kennedy; April 27, 1961] “For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence: on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly-knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised.”

  • Benjamin Anderson

    Mantis – MADE IN HEIGHTS

  • SighNoMore

    Gooey- Glass Animals

  • iamRod

    The DIIV track MIRE (Grant’s song) while waiting for their new album dropping on Feb.5

  • Bridget

    Bizarre Love Triangle – New Order

  • Flora Mangini

    Bowie’s Heroes – a clichê (going maniac over him after he passed) is never really a cliche if performed with ravishing and urgent androginity.

  • katsaysbark

    You’re The Best — Wet

  • Jason Kim

    Gotta break in those speakers with some Bitches Brew

  • Silvia J. Southam

    that song by the doors where Jimbo squawks: “something something something like a sonic booooooom, booooooom!” I’m sure he would use 7 o’s if he ever wrote that down. I think it might be “cars hiss by my window” from L.A. woman. Not that I’ve listened to those guys in like ten years. I’m gonna put that on right now. Booooooom

  • Rubin Gabeau

    Nina Simone – Sinnerman

  • Jaclyn Reynolds

    I’m listen to David Bowie John, I’m Only Dancing

  • Isaac Hayes, Hung Up on My Baby!

  • MK Low

    Begin Again – Purity Ring

  • Dave Ewald

    F**k Dub by Tosca

  • wiiandthekid

    I would play Scarface by Jaden Smith

  • Travis Benjamin Simpson

    It’s gonna have to be White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane while tripping in the bathtub.

  • Nancy From Now On- Father John Misty

  • AO

    Voyeur by Eastghost

  • Jerry Hsiao

    beastie boys – sabotage

  • Schtacey Svendsen

    Harlem- Someday Soon
    the song is so upbeat yet sassy that I find it cathartic

  • Bernard Wong

    “Sivad” by Miles Davis

  • Rhys Maurer

    “Hey Ma” by Cam’Ron featuring Juelz Santana

  • Corbz Foreman

    “Letter To Hermione” by David Bowie.

  • Gentur Suria

    Leon Russell – A Song For You.. followed Carpenter, and closed by Amy Winehouse.

  • Marc Funaro

    Beach House – Somewhere Tonight

  • alex curtis

    lets say blackrock – coochie. just an ol dirty banger that always does me well

  • Tim Stoll

    “Breathe” by telepopmusik

  • Nikola Šubić

    Courtney Barnett – Pedestrian At Best

  • Michael van der Meer

    Jimi Hendrix – all along the watchtower!

  • Alexander B.

    “SPIRAL” by Vangelis

  • David Traver

    Blunt after blunt – Danny Brown

  • Jeffrey Jackson

    Julia by Jungle (all day err day)

  • Christian Walters

    “Les Fleurs” – Minnie Riperton (sending me into a spiral of eternal flower filled bliss)

  • Nelson de Castro

    Talking Heads – This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) is always my go to “first song”

  • Ariel K

    Would love to listen to the new ANTI album.

  • For this particular speaker? Gotta go with John Lydon – The Rabbit Song!

    Nice electronic low end to break this gorgeous speaker in, some great English punk swag in those vox, and, of course, thematic relevancy! It looks like the song those rabbits would be listening to. Actually, that would be the sweetest music video, those rabbits driving around listening to this song and causing some carrot-induced antics.


  • Josh Cassidy

    Darude – Sandstorm :-)

  • Camille Wilkinson

    Gregory Porter – Work Song (Beat Fatigue Refunk)…
    because I like Nina, I went for a cover by a great artist.

  • Marcus Hammerschmitt

    “Cornerstone” by Benjamin Clementine.

  • Dalton Kaplan

    sunflower bean- 2013

  • Andrew LaSane

    Heaven Only Knows – Towkio ft Chance the Rapper

  • colororangeart

    Machine gun- Hendrix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • thomwong

    Actually by Rozi Plain.

  • Mark Vargo

    Holocene by Bon Iver

  • Christian Schulze

    “Sequenced” by The Field

  • brooke

    the Jolene cover that The White Stripes did for their movie Under Great White Northern Lights

  • Maggy K

    “7 years” by Lukas Graham

  • “So Much for Dying,” Gina Villalobos.

  • Holly Prochilo

    “Weathered” by Jack Garrat

  • Irving De la Rosa

    Sunshine Of Your Love by Cream

  • Jay

    For me it would have to be The Damned ~ New Rose

  • Games on Wax

    “Horror Head” by Curve

  • Joe

    “SOB” by Nathaniel Rateliff

  • Anders Winlöf

    Funny that you ask, I still remember the day my father replaced his costum built, moving box sized, speakers for a pair of, at the time, tiny Bose speakers in the early nineties. And I still remember him pushing in the Whitney CD and saying ‘this is the best produced pop song I know’ before playing ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’. So for the memory of Whitney, my father and to pass on the family rituals to my little boys, I would definately chose the same song.

  • Se th

    Sam Gellaitry – Temple

  • Davin Lama

    Been really feeling this one lately! – “Ridin round” by kali uchis ft. tory lanez (oshi remix)

  • Matt Fogarty

    “Award Tour” by A Tribe Called Quest

  • “Fantastic Man” William Onyeabor

  • Kaia Zupping

    Touch Sensitive – Pizza Guy

  • Elsa Amétépé

    “Noseblow” by Some minor noise

  • Michelle Fontaine

    “Genghis Khan” by Iron Maiden

  • Alicia Navarrette

    Bela Lugosi’s dead, Bauhaus

  • Daniela Schirmer

    Juana Molina – Dar (Que Dificil)

  • Rohini

    Cell Phone’s Dead – Beck

  • Avalon

    Cosmic Love -Florence and the Machine

  • Johnnylite

    Hold on – Moguai, Cheat codes

  • Vanessa Tam

    The Morning by The Weeknd

    • You’re getting the speaker!

  • Lukas Blaha Bliss

    “Higher (feat Raury” by SBTRKT :)

  • Myth by Beach House.

  • Rachel Boldt

    Son Lux – “Lost It To Trying (Mouths Only Lying)”

  • Meredith Gee

    Oooooh “Genghis Khan” by Miike Snow (Louis The Child Remix)

  • Andy

    Goodbyes by RVIVR

  • zmac

    Is This Love by Allen Stone

  • johannes knauer

    antidote – travis scott

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23.06.17 by Jeff

5 Questions You Must Answer (or die)

This is our weekly discussion post where I ask 5 questions and you answer them (I answer them too). If you missed them, the previous 5 Questions posts are HEREHEREHERE and HERE.


The Questions

1- What’s your favourite piece of useless trivia?

2- What’s a bargain bin movie that’s actually really good?

3- How many times do you think you’ve stolen something in your life?

4- Describe your favourite procrastination technique.

5- What’s a unique question that I can use for a future 5 Questions post?



23.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Luke Ramsey

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23.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Luis Garcia aka OOGLIOO

Loving these weird drawings by San Diego-based artist Luis Garcia aka OOGLIOO. Have a look at a couple more below!

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22.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Gareth Cadwallader

A selection of paintings by British artist Gareth Cadwallader (another great find from Supersonic). More images below.

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Artist Spotlight: Steve Chmilar

Paintings by Canadian artist (and musician) Steve Chmilar, born in Grand Prairie, Alberta and now living in Toronto, Ontario. His upcoming show “Wrong Century” starts June 23rd at 7pm at Hashtag Gallery (Toronto). More images below.

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