Thursday, October 29, 2009

Toddla T North American Tour Vid

Including the boy Wax Romeo at his finest.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Saturday we have a crazy Hallwoeen party at the Theatre Junction Grand in Calgary. Tickets are sold out but you might be able to get some if you murder someone who has some and take their tickets.

Saturday, October 24, 2009


This past week, when we had the Dust La Rock art opening at the Hifi, I noticed a real occult vibe througout. Must have stuck with me because I've spent the last 30 minutes watching snake videos. This one is the best one found. It starts with these two nature dickheads spelunking through bat shit doing what they describe in their own words as "looking for snakes". It's scary as shit at first, and then turns into one of the top 10 funniest things I've seen around the 1:30 mark, when he gets bitten and keeps repeating the same thing. Check these fucking guys out:

He doesn't die...cause these two dicks go

Never had the urge to wrestle a snake.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Le Luci Bianche Rigettiano

Our great homie and main man Ryan Ford made this really cool mix, in his words (I've been listening to it while making love) :

So I wanted to do a mix like this for a really long time. This is a cooling out, tooling around, working on art, making love, driving, eating pizza sort of mix. It is fairly different to the type of music I usually play in the club. This mix has an ebb and flow that is very different from slanging bangers for the people at the club. It reminds me a lot of the way I used to make tapes (or try anyway) when I use to DJ at some raves in 98-99. I hope you enjoy dis mate.
Ryanello Fordinho

Le Luci Bianche Rigettiano Mix 2009

Osborne - Wait a minute
Runaway - Brooklyn Club Jam
Eli Escobar - Good Time
Only Fools and Horses - Spectacle wins ( Holy Ghost! Remix)
Touch Sensitive - Body Stop
Zwicker - Who you are (Junior Boys Remix)
Relation - Your tiny mind ( Lifelike Remix)
Empire of the Sun - We are the People (Shazam Remix)
Phonat - Set me free
Bent - Always (Trevor Lovey's Remix)
Major Lazer - Cash Flow (Classixx Glass Bottom Dub Mix)
The Glass - Wanna be dancin' (Nadastrom Dub Edit)
Monochrome - Pearl
Roland Clark and The Montanas - Music Taking (Fred Falke Remix)
Farley Jackmaster Funk - Love can't turn around (Lifelike Remix)
Dam-Funk- Purple
Egyptian Lover - I Cry (Night After Night)

Thursday, October 22, 2009


When Grimey and I started Hai Karate we wanted to play every good style of dance music on one night. At that time nobody did it. Thanks everybody for all the support.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Just watched this documentary by Canadian director, Murray Siple, about homeless dudes in Vancouver who race carts. To be fair, it's not just about that, but I've seen these guys bombing down the hills in North Van like a fuckin' Meatloaf song. Also, I think our very own DJ Pat Chez selected the soundtrack, or at least it fucking looks like it. Only an hour, definitely worth a look-see.

"Murray Siple's feature-length documentary follows a group of homeless men who have combined bottle picking with the extreme sport of racing shopping carts down the steep hills of North Vancouver. This subculture depicts street life as much more than the stereotypes portrayed in mainstream media. The film takes a deep look into the lives of the men who race carts, the adversity they face and the appeal of cart racing despite the risk. Shot in high-definition and featuring tracks from Black Mountain, Ladyhawk, Vetiver, Bison, and Alan Boyd of Little Sparta."

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Who listens to that stuff anymore? Not me / meep. Here's a couple toons that I'm not phazing out to these days...

post pre-millenial tension

pre-pre-millenial tension

soul patrol


This week we are presenting Dust La Rock's Best of the Beast art show at Giant 45 and The Hifi Club. He is the man behind Fools Gold Records' amazing artwork and we're huge fans of this guy. If you're in Calgary right now you dont want to miss this. Please click on the artwork above for more info - see you this week.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


UK Bashment poster boy TODDLA T is playing the Hifi Club tonight with us and it should be bonkers.

Here's a remix he did for Grand Puba recently:


See you tonight!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Slow Motion For Me


via thepublics

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Folk Rave

Standout obscuro music blog Glowing Raw just posted a massive grip of classic folk albums for download, including gems from Syd Barrett, Townes Van Zandt and Nick Drake. Catch the wind, brothers and sisters.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Not talking about chicken nuggets, gold nuggets or the Denver Nuggets... Talking about Nuggets Compilation Volume 1: Original Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968. Here are a couple songs to try out. If you likey, download here.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Best of Beantown

I needed an excuse to post this image cuz it's so awesome. So you're gonna sit quietly while I name off my 3 favorite Boston bands. Don't act like you don't care. You do.

1. The Pixies

In high school Smalltown Pete would make his friends sit in his car (Chrysler New Yorker, the one that talked), lock the doors from the inside, and impose college rock tunes on our ears. This was my introduction to the Pixies, the greatest band the 90s ever produced (are too). Okay so the members aren't technically from Boston, but they formed there. Close enough, jeez.

"Hey" (live), 1989

"U-Mass", 1991

2. Dinosaur Jr.

Okay Dino Jr isn't from Boston either. They met at high school in Amherst, Mass. Whatever, good e-fucking-nough. The Dino Jr sound is a study in contrasts, making uneasy bedmates of thunderous metal riffage and wimpy, boo-hoo lyrics. That's what makes it good. P.S. J. Mascis is a guitar god.

"The Wagon", 1991

"Over It", 2009 (Still got it!)

3. The Modern Lovers

Alongside his idol Lou Reed, Jonathan Richman is the consummate proto-punk songwriter. The Modern Lovers were fast, frantic garage goodness, with 3-chord simplicity and naive lyrics about ice cream, insects and airplanes. Can't not love it.

"She Cracked" (demo), 1972

"Roadrunner", 1976