Chin Injeti | Peoples Mixtape [audio]

We love a mixtape, and lucky for us Chin Injeti has just done one. The inspiration for this project, the people that inspire Chin and the people that he inspires. With features from David Banner, Jay Electronica, Talib Kweli, The New Royales, Bishop Lamont, Jasiri X, Moka Only, Shad, Maestro, Skratch Bastid, Kyprios, Chace Infinite, Krondon, Zaki Ibrahim, as well as two young rising artists from The Hastings Set; Sophia Danai and Omar Khan, this mixtape has pretty much something for everyone.

BASS COAST | Music Festival

This beat heavy dance festival, Bass Coast, is back for its fourth consecutive year. Catch over 100 eclectic local and international artists at the Squamish Valley Campground, including San Fran Dirty Bird legends Justin and Christian Martin, deep bass favourites Sepalcure and the Machine Drum and the funk-tastic Fort Know Five vs. Thunderball.


I loved hearing stories about bands from Sweden and Japan who grew up discovering North American music, without the bias and marketing of MTV or Rolling Stone Magazine.

The Raveonettes | She Owns The Streets [Audio]

We have had a long relationship with The Raveonettes. They have been on our cover and they played the ION Magazine 8 year anniversary party. Now The Raveonettes have a new song out "She Owns The Streets" from their upcoming album Observator, out September 11th on Vice. We couldn't be happier.

EXCLUSIVE | Christopher Smith's Pillars + Pyre [VIDEO]

Vancouver songwriter Christopher Smith has announced his sophomore full-length, Earning Keep, the follow up to his 2010 debut, The Beckon Call. The song "Pillars and Pyre" is the first single off of the album and we are very proud to have the Canadian exclusive of the video. Earning Keep finds Smith expanding upon his musical palette with more diverse instrumentation and expansive atmospherics.

Road Tripping: You Say Party

Dani Vachon discovers the joys (and risks) of Bai Jo while on tour as manager with YSP!


While on the road, Jordan Ardanaz discovers that you can actually (almost) die from laughing.

Christopher Smith X Andy Dixon | Pillars and Pyre (remix)

The Christopher Smith track, “Pillars and Pyre" has been remixed by fellow Vancouver musician/visual artist Andy Dixon. The track has a perfect dancey vibe that will get your weekend off to a great start. Check it out below. Smith’s new album, Earning Keep, hits streets August 28 via Boompa.

Win tickets to see Young Empires in Vancouver



We have 10 pairs of tickets to give away to see Young Empires to the June 28th concert at The Biltmore in Vancouver. Just tell us why you should win in the comment section below. Winners will be announced on June 27th, 2012. Good luck. Must be in Vancouver on the date of the show.

Polaris Long List just announced

Today the announcement for the Polaris Long List happened in Vancouver. Here is the list for 2012 in alphabetical order. Congratulations to all the artists.


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