I rarely walk on the sidewalk. I find back alleys far more interesting. My favorite back alley installation is in Montreal, just south of St. Joseph, between Chambord and Brébeuf. There you’ll find a mini paradise, including two fish tanks joined by a transparent water tube, with real fish living inside. The lion statue’s pretty [...]
A friend and fellow producer recently introduced me to the Vancouver band, Data Romance. They toured with the Identity Festival last summer, sharing the stage with one of my favorite groups ever, Modeselektor. This gorgeous video of theirs features Lil Buck, who we all saw dancing with Yo-Yo Ma, right? Oh yeah, and Modeselektor’s new [...]
Robots, monsters and villains… oh my! Montreal artist, Tyson Bodnarchuk, makes you love all three of those things. He paints them, but also turns them into pillows and finger puppets. My favorites are his alphabet and Star Wars series.
File the T-Pain mic under guilty pleasure. Yes, the Auto-Tuning craze is waning (or dead). Yes, it’s T-Pain. Yes, it’s a toy that can be bought at Walmart. But not only can you record yourself, you can also Auto-Tune yourself live. I just know there has to be a fun way that this could be [...]
What any MPC-lover needs. A friend and collaborator, Ryan Hemsworth, had recently seen me perform for the first time – I use an MPC2000 live – so when he came across this amazing little timekeeper, he knew that it belonged on my wrist. Santa? I’ve been a really good girl!