River Lance

River Lance

River is a Montreal-born, Vancouver-raised, lover of music. The youngest member of the MTL based DJ & Producer collective Knife & Fork, he brings a fresh, playful, mixing style to the tables, Strictly a selector at the moment, River's flavour resists the pinning of any genre, and rather takes form in it's ability to make people dance, wile-out, skank, and forget everything but the floor. Keep an eye out for this young-blood DJ behind decks near you, and on the pirate radio station Nasty FM every Saturday at 7 pm ET.

Future Classics

Future Classic: No Gold “Puluti” (Love Dancing Remix)

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Summer is, at last, here in Vancouver. It seems we have been stuck in a time-loop waiting for the sun to shine and the rain to fuck off. But no more. All suns on the forecast means go! Live your life! Create and explore! It’s an exciting time. Everything appears to be happening at once, collisions are happening from across the country, and beautiful music is being composed, played and shared.

In this time of rejoice, there is a gem yearning to be let forth, into the sun of the collective consciousness, refracting light into the ears and eyes of you! Yes, I am sun-deprived, and practically high on the thought of clear skies and heat, but this one is really special. A world premiere, coming from one of the most energized and exciting collectives Vancouver has nurtured into fruition. Mood Hut is composed of several producers, musicians and artists whose musical paths have collided, leaving a path of collaborations, gritty all night dance jams, and exploratory mixes in its wake. A virtual burst of colour in the Vancouver music scene, to paint and embellish this beautiful time in a developing city.

One of these collaboration’s comes No Gold and Love Dancing. Re-shaping the gem “Puluti”, which was released on No Gold’s first album, is the DJ/production duo, Love Dancing.  The remix is paired with a stunning, eye-opening video-piece, slung by the psychedelic styles of Tanner Matt, or Ttam Renat. Which is why I am torn each time I indulge in this collaboration. I can’t help but close my eyes when I listen. It feels as if Love Dancing are channeling hidden frequencies of Puluti, separating sound-waves with stealth-like tweezers. Delving into the chordal depths of it’s essence. They create a kaleidoscopic perspective, that flows like lava. Slow and steamy. The pieces of the original artwork present, but in another speed and space.

To get the whole perspective watch and listen to No Gold perform Puluti live on a Vancouver rooftop here.

Big things are happening for Mood Hut in the coming months. No Gold is launching a UK/European Tour in September, and Love Dancing is celebrating it’s 3rd year of life with Floating Points at the W2 in Vancouver. Also highly recommended is Mood Hut’s mix series, the third recording just released! Check that here. Keep your eye on this posse, they’re making moves.