Red Bull Thre3Style World Finals Night 3 w/ Just Blaze & Team Canada

Thursday, December 15th Fortune Sound presented the Red Bull Thre3style World Finals Night 3 with Just Blaze, Team Canada DJs, The Goodfellas, DJ Pho (Columbia), DJ Ken (Denmark), DJ 8Man (Japan), DJ Bazooka (Switzerland) & DJ Big Al (UK). See the rest of the photos HERE.

Experience 2 Year Anniversary with Jose James

This Saturday December 10th Experience 2 Year Anniversary with Jose James, Rob Rizk, Marlon J English and in the Livestock Room with DJ She. Limited early bird tickets are only $10 and available online HERE and more event info HERE.

Six Months In A Leaky Boat

"Because I’m out of touch with the new sounds, my mixes tend to be archaeological; I’m totally preoccupied with stuff thats a few sedimentary layers down and immediately recognizable and resonant to me when I find it. 'Wait, holy shit, that’s Van Morrison?!? That’s important.'" Download the mix HERE.

1. Once Upon a Time in the West – Dire Straits
2. Hold Me – Fleetwood Mac
3. Dweller on the Threshold – Van Morrison
4. Castles Made of Sand – Rhett Butler
5. Think Too Much (B) – Paul Simon
6. But I Might Die Tonight – Cat Stevens
7. Fearless – Pink Floyd
8. Green Shirt – Elvis Costello & The Attractions
9. Cattle and Cane – The Go-Betweens
10. Things Can Only Get Better (Live) – Howard Jones
11. Six Months In A Leaky Boat – Split Enz

December Events Calendar

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The Game - Martians Vs Goblins ft. Lil Wayne & Tyler, The Creator

Bison, Slow Learners & Tobeatic recap

Last Thursday December 8th Fatale & Fortune Sound presented Bison, Slow Learners & Tobeatic live in concert. More photos HERE.

Thre3Style x The Province

A few articles published by The Province about this week's Red Bull Thre3Style World Finals. Click the links below to read them online.
"Vancity's DJ Hedspin takes on the Red Bull Thre3Style World Finals"
"18 nations descending on Vancouver for Red Bull DJ competition"
"Some sound advice from Skratch Bastid"

Major Lazer - Original Don ft. The Partysquad

Native Shoes - The Velvet Collection

Bicycle Portraits

Stan Engelbrecht & Nic Grobler are publishing the best 165 portraits and stories of the over 500 portraits of cyclists they’ve photographed during their 2 year journey around South Africa. Divided over 3 books, each will contain a different 54 stories, and also two essays each by local South African and major international cycling figures. The books are designed by Gabrielle Guy and they have also collaborated with celebrated South African artist Gabrielle Raaff to create an individual hand-painted watercolor map, based on Google Maps, to indicate the location of each of the portraits. For more info and to order copies, click HERE.

Pacific Standard Time

Pacific Standard Time is an unprecedented collaboration of cultural institutions across Southern California coming together to celebrate the birth of the L.A. art scene. Beginning October 2011, over 60 cultural institutions will make their contributions to this region-wide initiative encompassing every major L.A. art movement from 1945 to 1980. Celebrate the era that continues to inspire the world. Learn more HERE.

Birdman ft. Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne - Y U Mad

Smalltown DJs "Last Summer, Just In Time For Winter"

"When summer hit this year we decided to put together a mix that would represent a Smalltown festival DJ Set. Sounds easy. Somehow the summer madness got the best of us and we spent the fall tripping. Some old, some new and even some unreleased tracks appear on the mix, including Deeklines Remix of our forthcoming single on Black Butter Records 'LTV'. As the end of 2011 nears we wanted to make sure your heard this mix - hope you enjoy, because it represents many of our DJs sets this year. Thanks for listening!" Tracklist and download HERE.

Arcade Fire - Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)

Yo! MTV Raps Classic Cuts Throwback Mix

MTV2 has aired a special episode called Classic Cuts of the legandary hip-hip show Yo! MTV Raps. Honoring this special tv event, original host, Ed Lover, teamed up with Shaheem Reid, Jayson Rodriguez, Peter Rosenberg, Miss Info and took over the Hot 97 Throwback at Noon on Friday to present a throwback mix with classic cuts like like ATCQ’s “Scenario”, Ice Cube’s “Today Was a Good Day”, Geto Boys’ “Mind’s Playin’ Tricks On Me” and more. Check it out HERE.

December Straight Ad

Happy Ending Fridays 2012

Check out our lineup for Happy Ending Fridays January 2012 and join the facebook page HERE.

Zander Olsen - Tree, Line

'This is an ongoing series of constructed photographs rooted in the forest. These works, carried out in Surrey, Hampshire and Wales, involve site specific interventions in the landscape, ‘wrapping’ trees with white material to construct a visual relationship between tree, not-tree and the line of horizon according to the camera’s viewpoint.' See more of Zander Olsen's project HERE.

Das Racist - Brand New Dance

Everybody Everybody Holiday recap

Wednesday December 14th Friends and Lovers presented The 2nd Annual Everybody Everybody Holiday Party with 20 DJs playing 15 min sets each and a Santa photobooth by Lindsays Diet. See more photos HERE and Santa Photobooth photos by Lindsay's Diet HERE.

Paul Phung - Photography

Fashion story "Stay" with photography by Paul Phung. See more of his work HERE.

Downlink w/ Sub Antix, Ishiyama & 1UP

This Thursday, December 22 MSH Sessions presents Downlink with Sub Antix, Ishiyama & 1UP. Advance tickets available at Beatstreet, Zulu and online HERE. More event info HERE.

Shabazz Palaces - Black Up

Happy Ending Fridays Christmas

This Friday December 23rd we're having a Happy Ending Fridays Christmas with Rico Uno, Marvel, Butter, Dr. Seiz, Jimmy Escobar & Chano! More event info HERE. If you want the hook up, please email with 'your full name and HO HO HO' in the subject box and you will get a confirmation. If you do however take us up on this offer we encourage you to bring at least 2 items of either food, new kids clothes or toys (also Fortune will be matching any monetary donations) as we will be donating to the Crabtree Corner.
And since Hedspin just won the Red Bull Thre3Style 2011 World Championships he will be hosting this party for his friends and performing his winning Thre3Style set! Check out this article in the Vancouver Sun about his victory HERE.

Azari & III - Reckless (With Your Love)

Remake Photo Project

Check out the Adobe Remake x Booooooom photo project HERE.

The Origins Of Stoner Rock Mix

Download The Origins Of Stoner Rock compilation HERE.

1. Sir Lord Baltimore – Master Heartache
2. Leaf Hound – Freelance Fiend
3. Captain Beyond – Mesmerization Eclipse
4. Grand Funk Railroad – Sin’s A Good Mans Brother
5. Pentagram – Forever My Queen
6. Blue Cheer – Second Time Around
7. Poobah – Mr Destroyer
8. Jeronimo – End Of Our Time
9. Hawkwind – Silver Machine (single version)
10. Colosseum – The Kettle
11. Sainte Anthony’s Fyre – Chance Of Fate
12. Elias Hulk – Nightmare
13. Jerusalem – Primitive Man
14. Cactus - Evil (Single Version)
15. Vanilla Fudge– Need Love
16. Johnny Winter – Guess I’ll Go Away
17.Thunder and Roses– White Lace And Strange
18.Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Boxing Day R&B Karaoke

Monday, December 26 Boxing Day Hip-Hop Karaoke (HHK) presents R&B Karaoke Xmas Edition with DJ Seko and hosted by Flipout. Doors at 9pm and FREE before 10:30pm. Pre-register your songs to and more event info HERE.

Hip-Hop Karaoke (HHK) 2 Year Anniversary recap

Monday December 12th Fortune Sound Club presented the Hip-Hop Karaoke (HHK) Two Year Anniversary Party with DJ Seko and hosted by Flipout. Thanks to all the special surprise guests Smalltown Dj's, Team Canada, Cosmo Baker, Skratch Bastid, Jeff Spec & the Sexy Sax Man who all performed! See the rest of the photos HERE.

Kanye West's Tour Diary

Kanye West, along with big brother Jay-Z, has started a video site, Voyr, to produce behind-the-scenes portraits of their Watch the Throne tour. Watch it HERE.

99 Cent Show recap

December 13th Student Loan Records presented 99 Cent Show with Watermelon & The Courtneys performing live and DJs Daniel R & Cherchez. See more photos HERE.

Rory Them Finest - White Out

"We’re counting down to what we hope will be a blizzard white holiday this year AND enjoying all the December parties along the way. And like a cup of hot cocoa or eggnog, our latest dj mix ‘White Out’ by Rory Them Finest, is a warm toast to the magic of winter." Download and tracklist HERE.

Hip-Hop Karaoke (HHK) 2 Year Anniversary

This Monday December 12th Fortune Sound Club presents the Hip-Hop Karaoke (HHK) Two Year Anniversary Party with DJ Seko and hosted by Flipout. Doors at 9pm FREE before 10:30pm. More event info HERE.

FACT's 50 Best Albums of 2011

See FACT's list of their 50 best albums of 2011 HERE.

FACT Mix 307: Ayshay

Ayshay is the recording alias of Fatima Al Qadiri. Based in New York, but born in Senegal and raised in Kuwait, her debut EP Warn-U, released on Tri Angle this Autumn, is one of 2011’s most unique and unsettling records. Download her FACT mix HERE.

99 Cent Show w/ Watermelon & The Courtneys

This Tuesday December 13th Student Loan Records presents 99 Cent Show with Watermelon & The Courtneys performing live and DJs Daniel R & Cherchez. More event info HERE.

Experience 2 Year Anniversary recap

Saturday December 10th was the Experience 2 Year Anniversary with Jose James, Rob Rizk, Marlon J English and in the Livestock Room with DJ She. See more photos HERE.