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

IMG_1629 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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The winter solstice edition of Electropical is here Sat Dec 21

tropical xmasShortest day = longest night! On Saturday, December 21, dance the night away with DJs Marc and Michael as they enter their 10th year of spinning festive beats from all curves of the globe.

It’s the winter solstice edition of Electropical. The concept is quite simple: if you have an office Christmas party that night, please go — it won’t hurt as much as you think.

Then gather your favourite co-workers and bring them down to the Backstage Lounge to bring the party to a new level of fun. We’ll serve up festive beats from all curves of the globe!

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Update: Percussionists Liam, Sacha, and Yoro join us onstage this Sat Nov 16 for Electropical’s 9th birthday bash

Liam MacDonald, Sacha Levin, and Yoro Noukoussi

Liam MacDonald, Sacha Levin, and Yoro Noukoussi

This just in… For this Saturday’s 9th anniversary edition of Electropical, we’ll have the pleasure and the abundance of three percussionists! Sacha “Percussionista” Levin, Liam MacDonald, and long-time collaborator Yoro Noukoussi will share the stage with us.

They’ll help us celebrate nine years of urban sounds with a tropical edge. Once again, huge thanks to all our musical collaborators, the Backstage Lounge, and — most of all — our many loyal guests who have supported us for almost a decade. We couldn’t do it without you!

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Celebrate nine years of Electropical with us Sat Nov 16

nine-sparklerElectropical turns nine this month, and we’re gearing up to celebrate.

Join us on Saturday, November 16 at the Backstage Lounge and help us mark nine years of urban sounds with a tropical edge.

We’re working on a special evening for you. More details to come.

Huge thanks to all our musical collaborators, the Backstage Lounge, and — most of all — our many loyal guests who have supported us for almost a decade. We couldn’t do it without you!

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Update: Liam MacDonald is our guest percussionist this Saturday, Oct 19 at Backstage Lounge

Liam MacDonald

Liam MacDonald

We’re excited to announce that our guest percussionist for the October edition of Electropical will be Liam MacDonald.

Liam is a master player of the pandeiro (essentially the tambourine’s Brazilian cousin), and is equally in demand for his drum-set playing as well as his abilities as a multi-percussionist.

He has been working with an extremely eclectic mix of projects in Vancouver — Brazilian, Arabic, fusion — there is no music that Liam cannot play.

Electropicalistas, you’re in for a treat!

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