Derive online!

This is a film my friend Camille Budin made with some friends. She asked me to write some music for it and i went for it. It was done very quickly on fairly short notice and some edits were made afterwards to fit a slightly shorter cut of the film. I am extremely pleased with how it worked out and feel a real synergy between the set, the dancer and the sound. It was a vision for me to try and make the sound of the space and the movement and not so much focus on writing music. The beats came through unexpectedly as i did not real at first it would make sense in the piece. When i sent Camille the first edit i thought she would ask to cut them out and focus mor eon the ambient soundscape. However, they seemed to gel with the vibe. Hope you enjoy. Love to hear your thoughts.


Wow Winter Solstice has passed… New Years has passed.
Here we are in the midst of 2014. Seems to be odd to post video and photos from last year. Yet I feel I am constantly playing catch up with posting photos, videos and music…let alone actually sitting down to write something. “We” spend so much of our time trying to record and document the moment. But what is so great about a moment. What does a few seconds of video do for you? Why do we want to be able to listen to that set from that night over and over again? Even though we were not there, and we can only connect with a virtual copy of the recording of someone playing some records in a club. Nevertheless we do it because it is good. It is what we enjoy. Why – is hard to say. But the reality is looking at a photo connects us to a moment – to a feeling – and for some reason I am drawn to post these memories, as a way to have a record of the moments, and feelings and times and places. I hope someone out there is enjoying other than just me…

So in this fresh new year I will post a short video from our Nightgazing party… promise uploads of sets in the near future. and a couple pics from the ice storm! Hope you are staying warm!



MONSTROUS … Halloween 2013

Holy wow. What a massive wonderful night full of amazing costumes and crazy fun. Amazing music, video and more!
Here is some photos from the night.

Jelly Fish are taking over




The other day we visited the Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park. It is a truly awesome place. My favourite were the jellyfish…


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Costa Rica part 1.

So last February and March we decided to take a trip to Costa Rica with our daughter Zoe who was about 6 months at the time.
Travelling has been a long time passion for both of us and we really wanted to spend some time away from home while Zoe was still young and it was cheap/free to travel with her.

So i have been meaning to post photos and blog about my trip to Costa Rica and have been way to slack in my writing and going through the photos and all of that. In reality there are just WAY too many photos to choose from and so many of them are really good.

SO I think i will just try and post some every week…. and just keeping adding more and more to the story as i GO.

40hz presents Goth Trad

A few months back I went to see at a party at a small church in Regent Park. Great fresh new venue. Blistering sweet and heavy sound from the mostly hand built soundsystem byt the 40 hz crew. was on visuals and things were looking sharp.

and I took photos…

Ascension Gallery

So I went to an amazing gathering over the last few days of 2012 and the first of 2013… it was an amazing place to pass through into a new year. This is my fourth year spending this part of the year in a kids camp, with an octagon shaped lodge with a giant community kitchen. It is an amazing experience co-creating a community vibe for many days in a row…. i have a huge amount of gratitude and love for the organizers and other contributors that made this gathering great!!! If i am lucky i will one day get a copy of my set from the gathering and then i can post that.
peace and happy new year!!!

POST:::After Party for the End of Time:::

Here are some photos from the night….

dreamfactory timelapse

This is is Timelapse i shot at a party Suma and Promise hosted at a big ol warehouse…. This is the Suma Room, featuring DJ’s Rollin Cash, Pre5enT, Jonah K, and zum one … and VJ’s Siren Sativa, jax a Muse, james, and zum1.

Happy Halloween

Just as I started writing this post, my cat decided to jump up on my desk,


which she almost never does as it is usually covered in gear. Since Halloween is the gateway between world and black cats the gate keeper maybe it would be appropriate to share a photo of scratch at her best.

I heard the internet like cat pics….



OK Now onto more excited and interesting developments from the land of PARTY

Suma worked with Promise and through a big ol stinky Halloween Rave…. yes a Rave, two giant 12 bass-bin sound systems slammed into a big ol’ warehouse. People were dressed up all crazy like in the classic Halloweeny style… and it was tons of fun… and loads of work!

We built a geodesic 16′ foot dome, covered it with an orange parachute and built two other “jack-o-lantern” screens, to create the ultimate in Halloween themed video projection madness… check out the photos…



I had 5 pumpkin’s wired up to my makeymakey and they were triggering different clips i created in modul8. The loops were mapped on the big dome and people could “PLAY” the pumpkins to change the video on the dome… each of the clips i created was a different colour and shape so people could see the results clearly, the only issues was a 1/2 second time delay in the response making it a bit goofy feeling as there was an obvious lag… well more experiments to come…

And then there was the amazing CREW!
(sorry I do not have pictures of Jax or Aspa or better pics of everyone else…in costume!
but ya know I am knew to this bloggin thing… but i think i like it!)


Also very soon i will post my dj set and some video…. but ya know bit by bit….