The 100th edition of Electropical happens Sat Aug 17

Beach partyAh, the dog days of summer are here. 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 the 100th edition of Electropical happens on Saturday, August 17 at the Backstage Lounge.

Plus, DJ Marc Fournier turns 21 again the weekend of the August Electropical, so come celebrate with us!

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Catch us at Afro-Brazilian Carnaval this Sun July 28

abcPoster_smallerElectropical DJs Marc and Michael will spin some Brazilian music on the Robson Stage of the Afro-Brazilian Carnaval this Sunday, July 28. We’re on from 4 to 6 pm. Axé Capoeira is producing this third annual event on Granville St between Robson and Smithe.

We’ll play some Forró, Maracatu, Funk, Samba, Frevo, Samba Reggae, Axé, Funk, and more.

The event is expected to draw thousands of people for a full day of performances, including traditional dance, music, and Capoeira. It’s a huge Brazilian street party not to be missed!

Mango Beat debuts at Calabash Bistro Fri July 26

mango_beatElectropical DJ Marc Fournier debuts his new Mango Beat night this Friday, July 26 at Calabash Bistro. Here’s the word straight from Marc:

Summer in the city always conjures up images of cool evenings with friends, some tropical drinks and good grooooovy music. Looking forward to spin some NuSoul-Jazz-Ska-Funk-Island Beats, all selected by yours truly!

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DJ Michael Laycock’s new mix on Mixcloud

Here’s another freewheeling sonic trip around the world, touching down in Spain, Turkey, the Balkans, Brazil, Colombia, and points in between. In other’s words, it’s the kind of mix you’d hear at Electropical.

Cheers, and enjoy!

Michael

(Note: if you have any trouble hearing the mix below, check out the mobile device-friendly version.)

Electropical July 2013 mix by Michael Laycock on Mixcloud