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Hey girls, happy Valentines Day! Hope you got some I M U R lined up for your V-Day playlist... Our music is practically made for it after all... Eating chocolate and watching movies on the couch alone, that is.   

In case this is your first time hearing from us, you can find the others HERE, but this edition of the Derpletter is all about :




Josh White is the perfect example of young and hungry. This dude scares the shit out of me with his work ethic and with the amount of progress I’ve seen from him in the past year. He moved to Van from a small town in Northern BC with the sole purpose of progressing his music and integrating himself into the circles of people that he looks up to. He’s not only accomplished this but he’s motivated all the people within those circles to make more moves. But hey I didn’t tell you that Josh, stay humble ok?

So Loki 

If you’re reading this newsletter it's likely that you've heard about Geoffrey Millar (left) and Sam Lucia (right), but on the off chance, these two genuine and compassionate artists are something to get to know… Now. I can’t wait to say “Oh man yea, we did a show with So Loki at the Biltmore in 2015 and there were only like 200 people there. I know!! Yea, we’re pretty cool by association eh?” Their music and events constantly inspire and challenge me to go deeper into my art. Their album release party Comfort In Chaos was one of the most memorable events of 2016, and I still have the mask they gave out. I occasionally use it to abruptly wake up my girlfriend. They’ve got a Feb 17th release coming up, we're pretty excited to see what those boys are gonna come up with next.


Starters of the most inclusive and hustle-minded subsection of the Vancouver music scene, these beautiful people have not only set a blazing trail of an example but set up an entire platform for others’ hustle to be recognized. We’re releasing a remix EP with them real soon here.  

Char Loro

Space curator, experience maker, maven and spider web spinner. Char is a little ball of posi-vibes so potent that in her short time in Vancouver she has already become a force to be reckoned with. She specializes in spaces and creating experiences, going beyond your cookie cutter “artist x venue” event. Her newly opened studio space, Shapeshifter Studios, is hosting a slew of amazing events and we can’t wait to attend every single one. We might be hosting one ourselves there soon!

Mr. Stee

Seeing Stefan Raupach’s progress in the world of electronic production has been quite the spectacle of hustle. Having only begun his journey through the world of Ableton a couple years ago, he’s built a one hour live set of original beat driven music infused with live guitar noodling and a live bassist brother (Torsten Raupach), and put out a 12 track album that is making its first waves in the blogo-sphere. The dude has 25 tracks on soundcloud in less than a year? This is hustle.

Dianna Boss

We’ve had the great honour of doing several colabs with Josh McRae and Sam Steele and gaht dayum did it feel good. These guys have been straight murdering the house scene, garnering hundreds of thousands of plays with their bouncy bubbly tracks. On top of this they’re just the sweetest couple dudes I ever met. Maybe it's because all three of us grew up figure skaters… who knows.


Ghoj-ji baby (Navin Sahjpaul) has been putting out so much amazing ambient music that I know he’s gonna be the new Tycho. Please please, while you’re at work, studying, doing yoga, crying, burning one...throw his Soundcloud on. I promise you every single one of those tracks is maximum chill vibes. Besides being extremely prolific he naturally falls into deep conversation effortlessly. His musical vibes are analogous.

The People North West

(Left to right) Marleau, E Buddah, Creed Taylor, and Tee Krispil have something that hip hop in Vancouver (and in the world) is definitely missing these days and that is BIG LOVE. I’m not sure if you know a guy called Africa Bambaataa, but he said the 4 elements of hip hop are : Peace, love, unity, and having fun. That’s what you get with TPNW so thank you for bringing our souls back to the roots of why hip hop was invented.

Eli Muro

The Edge Lord. I’m lucky enough to share studio space (aka The Floating Castle) with Eli and I’ve been listening to him work on his new full length project and gaht dayum it makes me want to work really hard and just fucking give up at the same time. Eli is an extremely versatile artist that is constantly pushing boundaries. His visual and conceptual game easily match his musical capabilities. Really looking forward to that new album Eli.  

Potatohead People

Nick and Nate were a big reason that I started producing back in 2011, so to be working with them now is somewhat of a dream. Their jazzy head nodding beats are second to only JD himself and their new album (which we may or may not have a feature on...) is set to come out this year on HW&W, a label that is home to the likes of Kayranada, Ta-ku, and STWO. It's been an unbelievable honour being in their shadow.

Nancy Lee & Laine Butler 

Laine Butler is the VJ and visual technician of our dreams, and Nancy Lee is conceptual/visual artist and creative sensation that come one in a million.  When they come together, this is what can happen, big tings :
Nancy and Laine's collaboration, Dispersion, at the Ismaili Centre in Burnaby. We’re very excited to be producing our next music video (set to be released in May) in collaboration with the two of them.

I feel like I could write an entire newsletter about each of these people, and maybe I will one day. But for now, I just want to introduce you to them. These people dedicate their lives to the progression of their art and contributing to their community, our community. We are beyond honoured to work with them. If you can, click through the links attached to the photos and give them a follow on the socials, listen to their music, go to one of their events. They are the people that are changing the face of Vancouver, and the world. DO NOT SLEEP ON THEM!

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