Regularfantasy, aka Olivia Meek, is a musician & dj based out of Vancouver. Her aesthetic can be summed up as “21st century petroleum based culture,” which is actually the basis for the name of one of her musical collaborations, Plush Throw. The humor and satire of her Regularfantasy persona hide tasty leftfield productions, which are regularly shared on Soundcloud and hint at finding the sweet spot between headphones and the dance floor. Her recent band Ciao (w/ Void Mirror) is a continuation of her productions, but re-imagined as live compositions with influences from genres such as Italo and New Beat. With a handful of feature releases on labels such as Pacific Rhythm, Genero, and Heart to Heart, Olivia is just getting started on her musical journey. It seems like your musical style is made up of quite a mélange of genres, from house, shoegaze, italo, indie pop, and more… What is your music background like and what we’re your influences growing up? Wow you’re so right, what a great question. Growing up in …
To music heads in Oakland, the name Space Ghost should be fairly recognizable at this point. The DJ, producer, and promoter has become a staple to the city’s soul/funk/boogie music scene through his Late Feelings DJ collective and monthly party at Starline Social Club.
For all lovers of instrumental hip-hop we have the plug on an artist who is probably flying just below your radar. Meet Chris Keys the Oakland based producer and keyboardist who just released a flurry of albums with some of the best true hip-hop productions of the year.
A new free monthly event in South Berkeley linking up with the good people at Hercules Records!
Things don’t get any more plush than the music from DJ/producer, D. Tiffany. Her Blue Dreams EP took underground electronic music by storm in 2017 and was one of our favorite releases for the year. We talked to the Vancouver artist about her projects, new music, and creative process.
Meet the East Bay producer who is organizing one of the most exciting underground showcases for beat makers and MC’s.
D.J. is a designer and expert illustrator who’s creativity runs rampant through the Santa Barbara sea breeze. Textures, transparency, and simple color palettes help bring his works to life with a fine designer’s touch all the while conserving the rawness from his sketches.
Jeff Hamada is from the global city of Vancouver, British Columbia, where he currently resides and enjoys riding his bike to unwind. Among many other things, he is the father of BOOOOOOOM!, the internationally acclaimed art blog that has shed light on many many talented and undiscovered artists.
Kevin Gabriel Wettstein — the brains behind musical projects Melodiesinfonie, Delakeyz, and Boyoom Connective — has a contagious sort of energy. But you don’t have to meet him to understand this; his passion and positivity are best understood in the context of his jazzy, soul-infused electronic beats. To truly understand Wettstein, you simply have to listen.
Based in Berlin, Chrissy aka Rahel Süßkind is an illustrator who we discovered through the artwork she did for Money$ex Records and Ninja Tune. Her illustrations are vibrant and unexpected, and usually on the more humorous side.