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Damn, it's been a while!

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So a few days after my trip, my computer died. This means no posting for quite some time but don't worry, i got a new laptop. WOOT!
I've been checking out some new album releases, something I haven't done in a while and I found three worth talking about.

1- Noisia's new album is something I've been looking forward to for a very long time. Drum and Bass has become my new thing! Once again, Noisia and Foreign Beggars have teamed up to make some of the most insane head banging, seizure causing, car crashing music i know (very similar to the old Prodigy). But yes, there are also some good solo songs.

Shellshock - Noisia Ft. Foreign Beggars

Soul Purge - Noisia Ft. Foreign Beggars

Split The Atom - Noisia

2- Everyone knows about Crookers right? If not, check out these posts:


For those of you who DO know how awesome Crookers are, well it turns out their new album doesn't reach my Crookers standards. We can compare their new album to the Montreal Canadians; not a bad team but still one with a lot of difficulties. The Crooker's usual NHL representative team: Washington Capitals. Not comparative. At least the album cover is still pretty cool.

Hip Hop Changed - Crookers Ft. Rye Rye

Remedy - Crookers Ft. Miike Snow


3- Finally, lets talk about Groove Armada. They're a group from the UK that aren't that well known in Canada but that play some pretty sweet music. These two guys will play some smooth experimental/dance/indie that might just blow your mind (if you're more of a calm person). Their new album Black Light is their 9th and I find they’re getting pretty damn good.

Paper Romance - Groove Armada

Just For Tonight - Groove Armada



I went to Saintwood Festival at Metropolis yesterday and it was massive. There was Calvin Harris, Laidback Luke, Brodinski, Sound of Stereo, Nero, Love Thy Brother and Kid Aloha. If you don’t care at all about my life, skip to the next paragraph. I went there with one of my friends and when we met, he was already passed out because he smoked too much. Hahaha, must’ve sucked. I “took care” of him (standing by him and waking him up every time I felt like he needed to see something) and went outside to smoke every hour or so. What I really love about this kind of event is that every time you go outside to smoke, you meet about 10 people. I love it. I was really surprised by the number of Europeans out there, I met like 15. For some absurd reason there was also A LOT of McGill Med school students… what the hell.


The show started really early (I missed a little bit of it, it started around 8). The place started being packed around midnight so the show actually “started” around that time, I think that it was Brodinski that was playing during that time, correct me if I’m wrong. To summarize, every single DJ did an amazing job yesterday, but Laidback Luke was the best, HANDS. DOWN. Every DJ had a solid set and I didn’t hear many boring tracks, it kept the hype high.

Calvin Harris came in around 12:45 and he “delivered”. I really enjoyed his set, because it was different from the other DJs that were before him. He played remixes of his own tracks and other disco-ish tracks that got “electrified”. It was a lot and a lot of fun. The crowd really liked him as well. You can probably find videos of his set on youtube.

Laidback Luke was the last DJ to play. And… he was insane. Now I know why he’s a legend. He did amazing transitions and really “DJ”ed with skill. He scratched a little bit as well. That guy knows how to mix and to get the crowd mad. People were going nuts and there was absolutely NO ONE smoking outside when he was playing. Everybody stayed until the end. Laidback Luke is messed up, in a good way.

The night was a success, the lights were really cool, the cotton candy wasn’t too bad either and the beer was… well… still overpriced. I would like to thank Saintwood for organizing the event. Oh also, I found a pair of glasses.

Here are a couple tracks to remind you of the night if you were there, and to make you feel bad for not coming if you weren’t there!

Calvin Harris - You Used To Hold Me (Laidback Luke Remix)

Duke Dumont – Hoy

Laidback Luke & Lee Mortimer – Blau!


Upcoming Pop Stars?

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Before I start commenting on the upcoming all-stars, I need to say that the rock I usually listened to was Death Metal, so for me, Metallica is soft-ish rock. You’ll understand why I say this later.

image The manager of the band “Everyone’s Talking” sent me their newly released album Dragonflies and I finally got to fully listen to it. I have to admit it’s really not my favorite musical style, but it is really good and I really enjoyed listening to it. It’s pop music that is slow and soft, but sometimes gets groovy. It will definitely play on radio a lot in the upcoming months; as soon as radios get a copy of the album!

They call their style Piano Rock, which is pretty accurate considering that most of what you hear is piano, with some other instruments like guitar (with vocals of course). It is very… “soft rock” music and totally unrelated to the usual blog posts, haha. I’m having a hard time actually explaining what the music sounds like, but I’ll leave you with a sample so you can try to “understand” what I can’t say in words! The first thing I thought about when I listened to it was “woah that’s like avenged sevenfold but softer”. I don’t know why. It sounds like coldplay as well.

Their album is up on a “pay what you want” website so just check their myspace for the link and more information about the band! If you like the tracks below, buy the album! Show them your support! They deserve it! Here is the most “electronic” track off their album. With another track that I really liked.

Everyone’s Talking – War pt.2

Everyone’s Talking – Dragonflies II (“ELECTRONIC” TRACK)

It’s easy to see these guys worked very hard on the album and they deserve fame, money and women. haha. They’re good, really.