DIY HIFI brings the funk with 'Feels'

Vancouver musician and producer Ian Bevis, formerly of the band ‘Bear Mountain"‘, starts our 2019 off on the good foot with the laid back, funky swinger that is ‘Feels’. No stranger to big stage indie sounds, Bevis and Bear Mountain have toured as direct support to Bloc Party, Cut Copy, and Hot Chip playing festivals such as Lollapalooza, Osheaga and Austin City Limits.

Compared to the more indie pop sensibilities of ‘Bear Mountain’ DIY HIFI feels a bit more like a disco house party. A groovy bassline leads the track through a number of cleverly assembled verses and choruses. With rich bubbling synths accenting the groove, and even a very recognizable bit of sampling on the breakdown, ‘Feels’ is an infectious tune that makes it very hard to stand still. The track exquisitely captures the ‘Do It Yourself’ spirit while never sacrificing pitch-perfect musicality or high quality production.

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Pretty Good Not Bad Festival recap coming soon to the blog

Pretty Good Not Bad Festival 2017 at Victoria BC, Canada

The second year of the festival took place this past weekend in Victoria, BC and was nothing short of pretty awesome.  Four days of ambient and experimental music presented in unique venues throughout the city.  Stay tuned as we'll be posting our coverage of the festival, including full features and photo sets, over the next few days!  

Until then feel free to check out our festival showcase episode on ADSR Radio #6

Pretty Good Not Bad Festival Coming to Victoria may 18-21

Providing a platform for new music and sound art, video and visual art, contemporary dance and multimedia, Pretty Good Not Bad is an annual event aimed at engaging Victoria through dynamic and evocative multimedia experiences.  Now in it's second year, the festival looks to follow up it's 2016 launch with an equally impressive and varied lineup of audio/visual performances.    

Lineup: (Full artist info here)

Sarah Davachi (audio)
Helena Deland (audio)
Indian Agent (audio & visual)
Old Girl (audio)
Broken Rhythms (dance)
Magneticring (audio)
Sister Blanche (audio)
Igikai (visual)
Solur (audio)
Psychic Pollution (audio)
Formidable Liquorice (audio)
Jo Passed (audio)
Klubovader (audio)
DB Chessa (audio)
Null Command (audio)
Jesse Russel Galbraith (visual)
Hush Pup (audio)
Animal Bodies (audio)

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (audio & visual)
Above Top Secret (audio)
Organ Mood (audio & visual)
Mourning Coup (audio)
Slope (audio)
Antwood (audio)
Chad Munson & Ghost House (audio & visual)
Aimee van Drimmelien (visual)
The Backhomes (audio)
Hansmole (audio)
Wiklow & Laine Butler (audio & visual)
Teenage Wedding (audio)
Kye Plant (audio)
Void Mirror (audio)
Random Mode (visual)
Schoolgirl (audio)