24.09.13 by Jeff

The Freshest Liveset 4.0 Feat Kutcorners & Marvel

The Freshest Liveset 4.0 Feat Kutcorners & Marvel

Kutcorners and Marvel (The Freshest) continue their live mix series with a fourth installment. I had to ask them to make that Party Radio mix for Booooooom after seeing their first three videos (herehere, and here).

Watch “The Freshest Liveset 4.0″ below!

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18.09.13 by Jeff

Music Lovers: Ticket Giveaways

Mega Concert Giveaway vancouver timbre concerts
Mega Concert Giveaway vancouver timbre concerts
Mega Concert Giveaway vancouver timbre concerts
Mega Concert Giveaway vancouver timbre concerts
Mega Concert Giveaway vancouver timbre concerts

I have an epic giveaway this week for all you people who live here in Vancouver or anyone else willing to drive, fly, train, possibly even shimmy, over here for concerts. I have pairs of tickets to all 5 of these shows.

 

Sept 25th Olafur Arnalds
Sept 26th Young Galaxy
Sept 26th Dirty Beaches
Sept 27th Gold Panda
Sept 28th Shigeto | Phaeleh | Beacon

 
If you wanna go to any of these shows, leave a comment below with the name of the artist you wanna see. If you wanna be eligible for all 5 shows, tell me a knock knock joke instead. We’ll pick winners on September 23rd!

24.08.13 by Jeff

Weekend Tunes: Zero 7 “On My Own”

Zero 7: On My Own (12 Version)

 

British duo Zero 7 return after severals years of radio silence and I’m loving this new direction. Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker deliver the chillest 9 minutes with vocals by Danny Pratt (AKA Danny Boy). Enjoy!

09.08.13 by Jeff

Booooooom Summer Mix “EGYPT BBQ”

EGYPT BBQ

 

This year’s Booooooom Summer Mix is finally finished, sorry it took me so long! If you’re new here, this has sort of become a tradition. Every year it takes me longer to mix these things because I get them mostly finished and then I get bored and delete them.

I tried to pull out a bunch of popular tracks that have been flipped a different way, and there’s a couple you may not have heard at all. The Rah Band cut is my favourite in the mix.

If you listen and you dig it please share it with all the good looking people you know! And if they happen to be especially good looking females with stunning personalities you can tell them I’m single and give them my number.

Thanks to Ephraim for letting me use his photo for the cover!

 

Stream or download the mp3 here:

soundcloud.com/booooooom/egypt-bbq-booooooom-summer-mix

 

Any love, comments, or re-posts are much appreciated! Oh and, full tracklist below but maybe leave it a surprise and listen to it first before you look! Have the best weekend!

 

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26.07.13 by Jeff

Weekend Tunes: WRITER “I Make Neon”

 

writer i make neon 7 inch

 
 

 

Nada put me onto WRITER awhile back and they’re one of my favourite bands right now. James, from the band, just passed me this sneak preview of their new 7″ and it rules. Enjoy your weekend everyone!

 

Pre-order via Nineteen98

18.06.13 by Jeff

Daft Punk On The Music That Inspired ‘Random Access Memories’

NPR Interview: Daft Punk On The Music That Inspired Random Access Memories
Worth a listen: NPR Music’s Sami Yenigun interviews Daft Punk for All Things Considered. The duo talk about making their latest album and share a bunch of musical inspirations.

Listen to the interview here.

29.05.13 by Jeff

Booooooom Party Radio – Mix #1: Kutcorners & Marvel

kutcorners & marvel

I’m excited to announce the launch of Booooooom Party Radio, an on-going series of exclusive mixes featuring emerging artists, producers, and DJs making waves on the Internet.

For this first mix I wrangled a Vancouver-based duo making noise with a fantastic series of live mix videos (watch the latest one here). Their bootleg of Ciara’s “Body Party” is a stroke of genius, and their latest track “Call Your Name” was just featured on BBC Radio 1Xtra.

Allow me to introduce, Kutcorners & Marvel! Turn your volume up! Read their interview below!

Stream/download their exclusive mix on our Soundcloud: HERE.

 

 

 

Interview with Kutcorners & Marvel 

 

Jeff Hamada: I refered to you guys as Vancouver-based but I know you were both recently on the other side of the Pacific (maybe Kutcorners is still there), where are you both now?

 

Marvel: This is true! Shortly after debuting our Live Set at Fortune Sound Club, Matt & I dispersed to opposite sides of the globe. He ended up taking a dream job with Serato and I ended up living in NY for the better part of a year. I moved back to beautiful Vancouver at the beginning of April, and Matt (after a trip to Paris) will be back in June.

 

J: You guys have become a little duo within The Freshest crew, can you talk a little bit about working together?

 

M: It stems from us being good buddies with similar tastes in music.

 

Kutcorners: We are both into keyboards/production stuff and through our rehearsals developed a concept to do the live sets. It was easy to work as a duo so it’s continued to grow that way. Rico and Seko both have an influence on the music we listen to.

 

M: Absolutely, in fact Seko had put me on to the Von P track Up that I used in the mix.

 

K: Yeah and we also reconstructed Rico’s blend of Kelis and Baauer in the last live set (here).

 

kutcorners and marvel

 

M: Going back to April 2009 we released our first production collaboration which was a flip of Major Lazer’s “Hold The Line ft Santogold”.

 

K: Following up on the success of the Body Party Bootleg we did a few months back we have finally released the “Call Your Name EP”. The EP has taken a while to get it together, not helped by the distance, but after our tour late last year we were able to finish it up and get some fantastic remixes from our friends. It’s really a first step for us, being an original production and our first self released single.

 

M: Looking ahead, more live sets, remixes and original production, and touring are all currently in the works.  You will find some sneak peaks of our upcoming production included in this Booooooom Mix!

 

kutcorners and marvel

 

J: How would you describe the music scene in Vancouver now that you have both travelled abroad and have an outsider’s perspective? Is there a sound here? And can you survive here?

 

M: The music scene in Vancouver is alive and well.  It’s a multicultural city drawing inspiration from lots of different sounds.  Now more than ever there are countless shows coming to town to entertain and inspire.

For an example within a current two week span: Disclosure, Holy Ghost, Classixx, Popcaan, Flying Lotus, RL Grime (just to name a few) all performing here. Does it have one particular sound? Not in my opinion, but it has great output with artists like Pat Lok, Utern, Babe Rainbow, No Gold, Grimes all exposing the world to their sound.

 

K: I think people will need to travel outside of Vancouver from time to time, but it’s so conveniently positioned for travel it doesn’t seem necessary to move. It’s still growing as a city and it seems to get better all the time.

 

J: I just saw an ad on TV which said something to the effect of ‘Fall Out Boy has finally returned to save rock music’. Do you feel we are in the most creative or least creative period in human existence? I feel like it has to be one of the two extremes.

 

K: I think it’s about the same amount of creativity but the means to express your self is much easier, making it seem cluttered to a lot of people. This makes roles of artists much different, as you have to handle more of the business and marketing side of things, but also allows more control. Which is good.

Ultimately if you follow through with a project the whole way its a better representation of you and what you are trying to express. If it’s good, people can relate. It seems more real. It’s faster too, so you can put more out regularly. The need for people to dig through the mass output can be daunting. Having someone compile it in a way that you can digest it is more important than ever, so a place like Boooooooom is great because it offers a personal perspective of things that are good that people can rely on consistently.

 

kutcorners and marvel

 

J: There’s something I find incredibly annoying about Adam Levine (it might just be his face) but Com Truise’s remix of “One More Night” took that song to another level for me. Are there any recent remixes that have you listening to songs you otherwise wouldn’t?

 

K: I wasn’t really feeling “Entertainment”, the new single from Phoenix, until I heard the Blood Orange Remix. He really nailed it. S-Type did a really great remix of a Jamie Lidell song “What a Shame” I didn’t care for too. I agree with you, Adam Levine has an extremely annoying voice! Com Truise really polished that turd.

 

J: Both great examples. What were your favourite albums growing up?

 

M: Bobby Brown – Don’t Be Cruel

 

K: Michael Jackson – Bad

 

J: Do you have a favourite mix of all time?

 

M: DJ Pump – Golden Era (90-94) – Pump dropped this mix back in 2002 and shitted on all “golden era mixes” that came before and after it. He dug a bit deeper and put in tons of work on the technical / skill side that is sometimes overlooked these days in a mixtape.  Legend has it that Pump used all records and an analog multitrack recorder to make this double disc masterpiece.

 

K: Breakbot – Dance on glass – His approach changed everything I expected from a mix and it was all in key. Revolutionary.

 

kutcorners and marvel

 

J: What are top 5 spot on the Internet to find new music?

 

Soundcloud

The Fader

Pitchfork

Music Is My Sanctuary

Datpiff

 

J: Who are some artists I should be listening to (but probably am not)?

 

Travis Scott - soundcloud.com/travisscott-2

Ango - soundcloud.com/angomusic

Blood Orange - soundcloud.com/bloodorange

Jellphonic - soundcloud.com/jellphonic

She’s So Rad - soundcloud.com/shes_so_rad

Lips - soundcloud.com/casiolips

Scratch 22 - soundcloud.com/scratch22

 

J: Thank you both for taking the time for this interview and for the amazing mix!

 

Kutcorners & Marvel Tracklist:

Ango – True Blue (Produced by Jacques Greene)
The Freshest – Call Your Name (Ango Remix)
Disclosure – White Noise (Hudson Mohawke Remix)
Lil Wayne – Rich As Fuck Feat. 2 Chainz
Kelly Rowland – Kisses Down Low
S-Type – Whole Lotta
Fat Tony – I Shine
Miguel – Do You (Cashmere Cat Remix)
Waajeed – Hood Tech
Freddie Gibbs – Shame (Kutcorners polite blend)
Falcons – Vrroom
Cassie – Paradise Feat. Wiz Khalifa
Chrome Sparks – Marijuana
Tweet – Turn Da Lights Off (Kutcorners Remix)
BEΛR//FVCE – Taste My Sad
Seth Kay – Direction (Produced by Marvel)
Von P ft Gio Dee – Up
Rocko – U.O.E.N.O (Remix Feat. A$AP Rocky)
King Louie – Val Venis (Plot Twist Remix)
Lil Texas – Anyway Now
Siyoung – Only One
Ciara – Body Party Bootleg (Produced By Kutcorners & Marvel)
Trippy Turtle – Getting Wood
Ta-Ku – I Love Beyonce (DJ Marvel’s Warm It Up Edit)
FKI – Amdam PT.1
Rockie Fresh – Thick Bitch

 

@DJ_Marvel

@kutcorners

soundcloud.com/defreshest

facebook.com/TheFreshestMusic

17.05.13 by Jeff

Sigur Ros / Ticket Giveaway

Sigur Ros / Ticket Giveaway
Sigur Rós will appear on The Simpsons this Sunday (love this poster) but the better news for Vancouverites they play here on the 27th.

I’ve snagged two pairs of tickets to give away, courtesy of Live Nation. If you wanna go, leave a comment below describing your favourite episode of The Simpsons.

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