It’s that time of the year again; about halfway until we find ourselves back in the thick of summer; kicking up dust and reminiscing with the ones we love. That time of the year when we’re so desperate for festival season to return that we start wearing our onesies during everyday life. But before you go out for coffee dressed as a unicorn, just remember this is also the time of the year when our favorite DJs come out of hibernation. And in just under 3 weeks, Western Canada will be scrambling for tickets as some of the continents best scratch DJs kick off the 4th annual all vinyl 7 Inches of Pleasure Tour!
Sexual innuendos aside, Monster Energy is bringing a night of pure, unadulterated turntablisim to a city near you and here’s what you can expect: no CDs, no MP3s, and no laptops – just all around good vibes from the 45’s! We recently featured the legendary turntablist Kid Koala as he made a pit stop in Victoria last month, and if you were lucky enough to be there then you already know what to expect when these sultans of scratch take the stage.
Featuring Mat the Alien, Vinyl Ritchie, DJ Pump, DJ Illo, and DJ Scratch of EPMD all the way from NYC, 7 Inches of Pleasure is guaranteed to scratch that itch you just can’t reach. You won’t find anyone at this show rinsing out the latest club banger, but you will be treated to an earful of timeless tracks that spanned an era of some of the greatest achievements in music. Not to mention a bit of flare from some true talent on the ones and twos.
So whether you’re a turntablist at heart or just someone who enjoys good music, keep an eye out for the 7 Inches of Pleasure tour kicking off in Whistler on February 18th. Followed by stops in Vancouver, Kelowna, Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary, Banff, Revelstoke, Nelson, and Fernie!
Have you had the chance to experience the art of the live scratch? Who are your favorite turntablists in the world of music? Let us know on social media or get the conversation started by commenting below!