In the past week and a half, not one, but TWO Shambhala headliners have been dropped down the pipe, and they’re absolutely magnificent. First up is Chase and Status, one of the most successful electronic acts of the past decade. Chase & Status are
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If there’s one thing we love here, it’s partying for a purpose! We have a long history of supporting great causes, that also happen to align with super fun dance parties! So when we heard about a 3-day festival that’s end goal was to send
Snowbombing Canada is just mere months away and we’re excited to get back to the mountain! The Snowbombing crew has been so welcoming to the DMNW family, the last couple of years, becoming one of the favourite events of the year! Now, this being a
Early March 4th, the news dropped via the Shambhala Music Festival Facebook page. We were desperate for a tease of the 2019 lineup for months now, and we knew something special must have been coming soon. And there it is! Funk master, and sax man
Since the theme was announced a couple of weeks ago, we’ve all been anxiously awaiting the release of the lineup for this year’s Bass Coast Festival. From Under the Sea, to Gold, to 2017’s Space theme, and especially the EPIC Prism theme, Bass Coast kills
"I never said I was making an album."
2018 was a quiet year for one Sonny Moore, better known as Skrillex. The dance music megastar played shows sporadically, while putting out very few releases. He had collaboration EPs with JOYRYDE and Pendulum, but no solo music. He even threw out a video of
July of 2018 saw release of Nova, RL Grime’s much anticipated sophomore studio outing. Received to rave reviews, the cemented this young producer’s status as one of the most in-demand artists in the game, today. Instead of taking time to relax, and celebrate last year’s
Stillness, Motion Past, Future Journey, Destination In a world of duality Where opposite forces exist In nature, in ourselves Silence, Sound In contrast, in balance What dark is to light Duality These are the words that Bass Coast has given us to describe their theme
Everyone knows the old adage: respect your elders. Sometimes, that needs to go the other way, says young Brussels-born producer Apashe. Now Calvin Harris, born Adam Wiles, is, without a doubt, one of the most storied producers in dance music history. Starting in the early
Sharp, quick, and absolutely staggering, Feed Me’s Teeth shows were something you had to see to believe. When he retired the stage set up, fans everywhere were incredibly disappointed, and eagerly awaited its return. Well, the wait is no more! Feed Me, real name Jon Gooch,
Although he’s a new name in the bass music scene, Canada’s own ZEAL has been making silent waves for a while now. With releases on RAM Records, Buygore, Insomniac, and Viper Recordings, this man has been busy, and people are finally starting to take notice.
Tennessee isn’t the first place you’d think of when considering your rave options. This year, however, you may want to keep the Volunteer State in your sights. Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, usually known for its rock and indie lineups, seems to have really shifted
Excision is one of the most storied artists out of British Columbia, no doubt about that. From humble beginnings in Kelowna, to turning heads as a resident DJ at Shambhala Music Festival’s Village Stage, to selling out arenas with his full-scale, face-numbing production shows, Jeff
The tree is packed, the new years’ decorations have been cleaned up (or not, we’re not judging! Hangovers last a long time when you get older), and, finally, the year 2019 can begin. That, obviously, means a horde of new music is coming at us!
If you’re at all a fan of bass music, chances are you’ve rinsed out an Aufect tune. They were formed in 2008 by Vancouver legend Patrick Cure, in order to showcase the seemingly endless line of west coast talent, especially in the bass music vein.
When word broke of the iconic Woodstock festival coming together for its’ 50th anniversary celebration at the original grounds, people were obviously over the moon. With such names like Daft Punk and Skrillex being tossed around, in amidst legendary players like Elton John and The
As far as new artists goes, Sam Klassik is one that’s been popping up all over the place. By no means a new face within the electronic music scene, you may have seen him shred live guitar for such acts as The Funk Hunters and
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an institution. Beginning mainly as a “screw you!” to companies like Ticketmaster, the festival eventually grew to a monolith of arts and culture- spanning multiple weekends in April due to the overwhelming demand, and netting artists such as
By guest writer Jim Vanderhorst of Rebel Cause Films and Jamie Gib Held across many of the city’s most popular venues, and taking over two spaces surrounding the popular Phillips Brewery and Royal Athletic Park in beautiful downtown Victoria, Rifflandia is best comparable to Austin’s famous
Shambhala Music Festival undertook it’s 21st celebration, and it was one to remember for sure. Last year, Shambhala had fires in very close proximity, creating a very odd vibe and putting a damper on many of the festivities. The first thing we noticed when we
The long awaited Shambhala Music Festival is just around this corner. This year is the big one. For many, this is what the entire basis of festival season. With an absolutely torrential lineup full of some of the most impressive artists in the game, ranging
The west coast of Canada is home to so many different and varied sorts of events, this much is clear. This weekend was another shining example of that with the Phillips Backyard Weekender! Taking place in the large open space behind Phillips Brewery, one of
Shambhala is one of the most magical places that we here at DMNW have ever been. The sights, the sounds, the people, everything is honestly perfect, and we don’t have enough good things to say about it, as indicated in MANY articles over the years.
When you think of future house today, there are few names as synonymous with that new, bangin’ sound than Tchami. With his religious iconography bringing a unique element to his sets, not to mention his signature production style, Tchami is a talent for the ages.
When news broke last year that Holy Ship captain and pioneer Gary Richards, aka Destructo, would be leaving Live Nation, and subsequently ending his tenure with the cruise ship party that he made a household name, the fans were a bit perplexed and very up
It’s coming, faster than ever, and we are READY! It’s time for Electric Love Festival once again, and we are eccstatic to say the least. Nestled in the Cheam Fishing Village in Agassiz. BC, this festival has risen from obscurity to become one of the
After the dust settled, and we were able to purge it from our clothes, it’s now time to delve into Bass Coast X. This was one of the most anticipated events on our calendar, after last year rocked us to our very core. This unique,
Electric Love is fast approaching, and in our opinion, it’s going to be one of the best of the season! With a diverse and varied lineup full of old school pioneers and new school trend setters, it’s got something for everyone! Featuring such names as
Sasquatch Music Festival has officially closed its gates for good. This morning in an email, founder Adam Zacks confirmed that Sasquatch would be ending it’s 17-year run. “Today we take a bow and bid fond farewell to Sasquatch!,” Zacks announced. “I will no longer be
This time last year we were gearing up to hit the mountain for Tall Tree Music Festival, one of the best little fests in the west. Taking place atop Brown’s Mountain nestled in Port Renfrew on the beautiful west coast of Canada, this festival had
Pigeon Hole is back and better than ever with a brand new tune! After a crazy first half of 2018, including huge sets at Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, and Emissions Festival to name a few, the boys have been hard working in the studio
The dust has settled, the music in our heads has finally subsided, and now better late than never, we wanna share our 10 favourite moments at Lightning in a Bottle this year. This Do-Lab fronted festival has been a mainstay in the circuit for the
BASS COAST IS COMING We are now less than a month away from the 10th annual Bass Coast Festival, and we could not be more excited. This arts and music festival has quickly become one of the best festivals on the west coast and beyond,
If you’ve been following our publication at all for the last few years you may have noticed us mention the Vancouver Island based supergroup Illvis Freshly. Or, you may not have, so let’s introduce ’em. Illvis Freshly combines all the best things about the music
Last year, Electric Love came out of nowhere with a lineup that was considered one of the best of the whole year, an ambitious accomplishment considering the festival is just now going into it’s fourth year. And this year they are back with yet another
Chances are, you, or at least someone you know, currently has an obsession with Spotify. The game changing music streaming service launched in the US in 2011 and internationally shortly afterwards, and soon began sweeping their respective nations. With the Premium membership being one of
Tomorrow, the annual DoLab extravaganza Lightning in a Bottle kicks off, and we couldn’t be more excited to see what they have in store for us this year! These Bay Area music pioneers, famous for their flagship stage at the notorious Coachella, showcase the best
The Glitch Mob are an entity within themselves; pioneers of a genre that is still not understood and confusing to even the most stringent of music lovers. They came along at a time when these sounds hadn’t developed. Glitch Hop wasn’t even a thing yet,
Last year, Rifflandia Festival, the sprawling 15 venue, 150+ artist festival in the heart of downtown Victoria, celebrated it’s 10th birthday, and boy it was a blast! Between enjoying some blistering rock music in the sun at Royal Athletic Park, soaking in the multiple venues
Sleeveless Records has been on our radar for a hot minute, that much is clear. Founded by the infamous Stylust (formerly Stylust Beats), the label boasts releases from names such as JLeon, Holly, and of course our local heroes and fave bass peddlers, Pigeon Hole.
You’ve likely seen the marketing already. This year’s Bass Coast theme is the coolest yet, with this outing themed with prisms! Everything shiny, prismatic, holographic, and anything that catches the light is the name of the game for this year. Judging from the hype behind
The lineup for the illustrious tenth anniversary of Bass Coast Festival has finally arrived. The latest they’ve ever put out their musical offerings, but trust us, it’s absolutely worth it. Fusing together the deep bass and housey elements that Bass Coast was founded on in
The scene is changing, there’s no denying that. Our community is always evolving, growing, but this is the first time we have seen a true shift in a long time. To many, 2010 comes to mind when the electronic music community really moved into the
Vancouver, BC has always been a hive of talent in the electronic music world. Mega-watt stars The Funk Hunters called it their home base for years, and it’s even become a place where international DJs come to experience that West Coast lifestyle and end up
Disco didn’t develop with the intention to be a lasting genre that developed and changed with the ages. No, disco evolved with the sheer purpose of rebellion and endured the test of time with an ass-kicking attitude. With it’s kitschy sounds and bouncy melodies, disco
Snowbombing Canada 2018 was an incredible experience. Last year, we had the opportunity to visit the inaugural event. After a successful European run, the organizers decided to bring their seminal ski, snowboard, and music festival over to Canadian soils, landing on the picturesque Sun Peaks
Shambhala is back with their 2018 lineup! This year’s artist roster melds old school, with names like Aphrodite, Dizzee Rascal, DJ Maseo (Of De La Soul fame!) and Joker, with the best in established current talent, including masked virtuosos Black Tiger Sex Machine, Dirtybird pioneer Claude Von Stroke, and Destructo. After the
When you think of festival season starting, you usually think of the weather getting warmer, the beverages getting colder, and the venues getting more outdoorsy. Well, if you maybe want to get one last dose of winter, while still getting some sweet grooves in, looks
Since the news broke of the multiple allegations of sexual assault and abuse by Firepower Records boss and Shambhala Music Festival veteran Datsik, the internet has been ablaze. Datsik, aka Troy Beetles, has been a notorious and often polarizing face in the EDM scene, with
The year is 2017; just turned 26, deep into my tenure as an artist relations guru and a recognizable face in the party scene, but my heart just wasn’t in it. I loved my team and the festivals I was working, but I felt myself