The sounds of summer return at Electropical Sat Aug 16

Sunset tropical beach partyAh, summer…

Here’s hoping you get to kick back and enjoy some fun in the sun, wherever the rest of your summer takes you.

We’ll be soaking up the sounds of the season over the next couple of weeks. And we look forward to sharing them with you when Electropical returns on Saturday, August 16 to the Backstage Lounge.

Plus, DJ Marc wraps up another lap around the sun that weekend, so come celebrate with us!

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We’re back Sat June 14 with guest Sacha “Percussionista” Levin at the Backstage Lounge

Sacha Levin

Sacha Levin

We’re excited to have Sacha Levin back as our guest percussionist at Electropical on Saturday, June 14.

Sacha currently performs, records, and teaches with some of Vancouver’s top musicians. Skilled in African and Latin percussion, she has performed and toured throughout B.C. and the rest of Canada. She last appeared at Electropical in November.

If you haven’t seen Sacha in action before, you’re in for a treat. Don’t miss out.

She’ll accompany us as we spin our signature mix of African rhythms, Arabian waves, Brazilian beats, Caribbean sounds, and Balkan bangers.

New and classic tracks this month from Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Spain.

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DJ Michael Laycock’s new salsa mix on Mixcloud

I’ve been meaning to put together a salsa mix for a while now. After all, salsa always gets people onto the dance floor at Electropical.

Of course, being an Electropical mix, these are tracks that give salsa a healthy, playful, global kick in the ass. A few are from Cuba, Puerto Rico and Colombia, but the rest hail from Senegal, Turkey, India, France, and beyond.

Enjoy, and see you Saturday, May 17 when Electropical returns to the Backstage Lounge!

Michael

Electropical May 2014 Salsa Mix by Michael Laycock on Mixcloud

Chris Couto of Kutapira is our guest percussionist at Electropical, Sat May 17 at Backstage Lounge

Chris Couto

Chris Couto

We’re happy to announce that Chris Couto of acclaimed local band Kutapira will be our guest on percussion at Electropical on Saturday, May 17.

And as if that weren’t enough, we’ll also be celebrating the Victoria Day long weekend and the return of DJ Michael Laycock’s 25th birthday.

Join Michael and DJ Marc Fournier at the Backstage Lounge on Saturday, May 17 as they spin birthday beats from the five continents.

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Electropical takes flight Sat Apr 19 at Backstage Lounge

jet_sun_palmWe’re excited to announce the advance boarding call for Electropical on Saturday, April 19. Departing from the Backstage Lounge, this month’s flight touches down in Senegal, Serbia, and Spain for starters…

In-flight entertainment will include our signature mix of African rhythms, Brazilian beats, Caribbean sounds, Arabian waves, and Balkan bangers.

Boarding passes will be available at the door. No passport required.

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Electropical is back Sat Mar 15 at Backstage Lounge


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Believe it or not, spring is almost here! And the last Electropical of winter is just around the corner.

Join us at the Backstage Lounge on Saturday, March 15 as we serve up seasonal sounds from the five continents to the most open-minded and diverse crowd in Cascadia.

New and classic tracks this month from Belgium, Belize, and Benin.

And we’ll dig deep into our ever-expanding collections of Brazilian beats, Caribbean grooves, African rhythms, Arabian waves, and Balkan bangers to keep you moving.

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Electropical returns Sat Feb 15 to Backstage Lounge

flight_heart-shaped_islandKeep the Valentine’s vibes flowing on Saturday, February 15 with Electropical. DJs Marc and Michael will take you on a sensual musical tour designed for dancing.

We love to dig deep into our ever-expanding collections of Brazilian beats, Caribbean grooves, African rhythms, Arabian waves, and Balkan bangers to keep you moving.

Bring someone special, meet someone new, or just fall in love with the music.

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Jeremy Sole headlines Love Supreme launch party Fri Jan 24

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In one of the first exciting gigs of 2014, acclaimed DJ/producer Jeremy Sole headlines the Love Supreme launch party on Friday, January 24 at Ginger 62.

Hailing from Los Angeles, Jeremy hosts a show on influential radio station KCRW and co-produces groundbreaking DJ gigs (AfroFunke and TheLift).

Jeremy is on a mission to show how music is a singular universal language, and that each culture’s rhythms and melodies are no more than slang — different accents of the same mother tongue. His DJ sets, remixes and original compositions juxtapose world sounds and experimental beats into a sonic ritual — a celebration of life out loud.

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Electropical begins 10th year Sat Jan 18 at Backstage Lounge

2014_beach_sunsetAnother lap around the sun, and a new milestone has begun…

Electropical’s 10th year starts Saturday, January 18 at the Backstage Lounge.

Join us as we serve up some future sounds of 2014 as well as more of our favourite sounds of 2013.

We’ll dig deep into our ever-expanding collections of Brazilian beats, Caribbean grooves, African rhythms, Arabian waves, and Balkan bangers to keep you moving.

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