Monday, September 27, 2010


Photo: Chloe Popadopoulos

Sean Terra or better know as S-T3RRA has been producing electro including some mind melting remixes over the last few years and is really starting to be recognized outside of SanFran Bay area. In the near future he is looking to visit our fair city of Vancouver and just for the reason I figured I track him down to see what he is all about.
Here is some of his recent material and down below get to know the man behind the music. Sean Terra.

S-T3RRA - Mandrake (Preview) by S-T3RRA

She - Coloris (S-T3RRA Remix) by S-T3RRA

I hear you have a really involved live set including a few lives synth and ableton set up and one of my favorite pieces of hardware the electribe. How did you get into doing a live set? Was it all about production at first or has that been a focus of yours for a while now?

Well originally I had been doing live music from a young age, when I started DJing it was only natural to incorporate a live element into an electronic set. My live set up is: Ableton Live, Korg R3 Synth, a drummer and a Korg nano kontrol for midi. Pretty basic right now but as time goes on I would like to add more if it fits.

The whole thing has never been about one specific thing for me, having a great performance is just as important to me than producing good music.

So how would you compare you live set to your produced material? Do you treat it as its own entity or a recreation of what you have done in the studio? With the two different formats there must be a significant difference especially with the addition of a live drummer.

Well the whole way the thing flows is similar to my DJ set for sure. But pretty much I am still doing alot of live sequences and remixes. I would say that the live set is a decent representation of what I do in the studio since it is comprised of all my tracks, released and unreleased.

The live drummer just sweetens the whole deal, he is only 17 and goes to the same high school I graduated from. But dear lord does he know how to rock a drum kit better than most adults I know. Collaborating on a set like this has really been a fun musical adventure. I also include some vocals and alot of live synth playing done by yours truly

I like how you say you are doing live remixes an unreleased material. Seems like you are giving your audience just that little bit extra. What have been some of the most excited events you been involved with? Are there any names out there that you would like the play along side again?

Well I sure hope they get their money's worth, or atleast get one of my used sweat rags as a souvenier. One of thirst decently large shows I was a part of was in December of 2009 with Designer Drugs and Toxic Avenger. Leading up to the event it seemed like alot of people were curious as to who I was and why a kid barely out of high school got to play. The night turned out great for me.

Hmm I love them all equally. Gotta love my homie Toxic Avenger, he is always a thrill to hang out and to play with.

Its really been nice talking with you Sean and we'll have to continue over some tequila when you finally make it up to Vancouver. Thanks again and keep up the good work.


This Brazilian is taking it to the next level in the Southern hemisphere with his deep bass lines and standout synths that will soon be crushing D floors everywhere else so be sure to turn these up the next time your in need some of that somethin' somethin'.

Freefire - Rules Like Gravity (Dirtyloud Remix) by Dirtyloud

Electric Soulside - Electric State (Dirtyloud Remix) by Dirtyloud

c2001 - Disco Popp Shit (Dirtyloud Remix) by Dirtyloud

Thursday, September 23, 2010

RainCity on Twitter

Hey everyone! We are now using twitter! If you want to be updated with the latest news straight to your mobile, then follow us! We will be doing a #nowplaying of our favorite tuns multiple times a day to expand your music library and will also be keeping you up to date with all the Vancouver shows and events. Basically like the blog but to your mobile with more little features!

So follow us! And don't be afraid to mention or direct message us for guest lists or tickets!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Peace Treaty

PeaceTreaty is moving to the TOP! Rather then mixing other peoples tunes DJ Josh Anaya aka Puglife started to create his own bootleg remixes and came out with this one not too long ago. Cheaters is an A+ song and very catchy. A Definite club banger for sure.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


As a follow up to the summer


Barcelona's Delorean have a released a video for Real Love, a song featured back in June.

Thier dynamic arrangement keeps you enchanted while the solid beat and fantastic delays keep your body in a trance.

Focus Creeps stunning visuals grip your heart, promising a brutal, real, beauty.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Dolby Anol

This has to be one of my favourite tunes right now. An amazing mix between Disco and Electro this song is the perfect Dj song. This song should be on everyones ipod and should be played at every party! Take me down to the local disco!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Bit Funk

Originally from Toronto and now relocated in Chicago Bit Funk has been putting out some of my summers favorite hits. Tons of his own material not to mention a plethera of official remixes for artists such as Lexicon Don, Jump Jump Dance Dance, We Have a Band, Night Drugs, Night Waves, Madrid and OH SHIT! Its ultra chill and with so much melody but does lack club worthy bass. Surrender to the synth and let music take you where the night can never end. This one is for all of you who just need to dance!

LexiconDon - Student Body (Bit Funk Remix) by Bit Funk

Jump Jump Dance Dance - Modern Eyes (Bit Funk Remix) by DISCODUST

Bit Funk - Things I Can't Remember by Bit Funk

Bit Funk- Love Scientific by Bit Funk

Vaski - Lost My Mind Electro

Oh boy... Vaskis coming to Vancouver 28t of October...Could this song be anymore of a banger?!?! (Good find Caatfish) Vaskis tunes are usually all Dubstep but this one is for sure more on the electro side. DOPE! Couldn't find the full length song but here's about 5 minutes of it!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

PYP and there new movie/site

Hey everyone!
Our news feed on facebook has been completely taken over by this "PYP" ski and snowboard group so we thought we would see what the hype was all about. Based out of Whistler BC, they're basically a ski and board movie making company and there second movie is coming out this fall. Here is there new teaser for there film "Too Much Fun"

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Back to School

Its that time of year again where the bros and babes who haven't seen eachother all summer get back together at their local highschool, and tell each other all their crazy stories about the recent summer. Some even discuss the new music and artists they have discovered. New laptops for school, need new music for new ipods, so why not get into the school spirit with a few end of summer back to school tunes!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Another Superb Collection.


Sydney Natives.
Electro Dance.
Near Perfection.
Their impressive, melodic touch to their own tunes, as well as their remixes, have definitely caught my undivided attention. The consistency throughout their new EP "Beyond the Satellites" is immaculate, and if I have a say in any of this, there is some genuine talent in the hands of these boys. Although the summer is coming to an end, the radiance of such classic beach music is nowhere near over. Come take me on Winter.
of course, don't forget to check out their released EP for free at:


I'm guessing Chauffeur is pretty under the radar still. He has two great remixes that I've found. Its really too bad that I can't find anything about the face or faces behind this name. All the blogs I've looked through over the last week haven't said much at all. It seems like there isnt much to find.

"Born in a club and raised by a pack of wild prostitutes, Chauffeur avoids the light of day. He prefers to live when the stars come out. At night the city is alive and you can feel her pulse. It is the solid thumping kick momentarily drowning all of your senses, the pummeling synths that will turn you savage, the melody and sounds that release your soul. Celebrate good times c’mon!"

Both Robot Dance Music and Stoney Roads have this write up. So who did write it and who is Chauffeur? This may take some time but I'm in. Its not fair to just lead people on like that.

Seem like he/she or they are from Calgary, Canada and have put on an EP on Top Billin Music. We just so happen to have a new addition to the RainCity staff out that way. Therefore Reagan's soul purpose is to get an interview with Chaffeur and figure out exactly what going on behind the name Chauffeur. In the mean time here are the two remixes that have everyone in the bloggersphere scratching their heads. Plus one original.
Be careful don't get flattened.

Chauffeur - Let's Go

Drop the Lime - Sex Sax (Chauffeur Remix)

Ninetynine - L'Argent (Chauffeur Remix)

If you still haven't gotten you fix. Check out the Chauffeur SoundCloud