James Blake - A Case Of You

FREE New Years Eve Warm Up Party x Happy Ending Fridays

This Friday December 30th Happy Ending Fridays presents a FREE New Years Eve Warm Up Party with Rico Uno, Butter, Sincerely Hana and in the Livestock Room with Cherchez & Dr Seiz. Happy Holidays from Happy Ending Fridays & Fortune Sound Club! Thank you to everyone for all of your support over the past 2 years! Our holiday gift to you is a FREE New Years Eve Warm Up party! Its FREE all night long! No need for guestlist, just show up and bring your friends! More event info HERE.

Experience New Years Eve 2012

This Saturday December 31st Experience presents New Years Eve 2012 with Marlon J English, Rob Rizk, Marvel, Hedspin and in the Livestock Room with Bles-sed & Friends. Complimentary champagne at midnight, balloon drop, party favours and more! Limited $40 advance tickets available now HERE. We also have VIP packages available! $100 per person (min 4 people) includes 1 bottle of booze, 1 bottle of champagne, VIP entrance with no line and limo pick up and drop off within a 10 kilometre radius of Fortune. More event info HERE.

Holiday Charity Donations

This FRIDAY is your last chance to help out with our charity program at Fortune Sound. The charity is Crabtree Corner (they're our neighbours). We will be accepting donations of food, toiletries, NEW kids clothes or toys. We will also be matching monetary donations. Donate any dollar amount and for each dollar donated you will be handed a red envelope to hang on the trees in the landing and Fortune will match the donation dollar for dollar. We hope you will join us in trying to make this holiday season a merry time for everyone!

Experience The Gift Of Music

Experience is a night that has been going on for over 10 years. It was created by myself and my first guest was DJ Rich Medina. It was inspired by my trip to NYC when I got the chance to check out Body&Soul and the Shelter. I was blown away by the style of music and the way people where reaction to deep and soulful sounds I was hearing. I wanted to bring that experience to Vancouver and that's where the name came from. It was never about what's hot or cool. It was just about good music. Deep house, funk, soul, afro beat, and hip hop. I started off doing experience 4 times a year and when we opened Fortune we started doing it every Saturday night with my good friend and DJ Marlon J English. The night has been going on for 2 & 1/2 years and the support from the community has been the reason for its success. We have had the pleasures of having some great bands and DJ's that have never been to Vancouver. Here is a list of some of our past guests.

Jojoflores, Zaki Ibrahim, Bobbito Garcia, Rich Medina, Starting From Scratch, Marques Wyatt (Deep), Sean Dimitrie (Bombay Records), Kevin Shui, Jay Tripwire, Madness, Nav (Bombay Records), Jason Lev (Sound Of Gold), Osunlade, Ron Trent, Fred Everything, Mike Madness, Kenny Dope, Fort Knox Five Band, Erica Dee, Kevin Shui, Stanton Worriors, Hedspin , Mark Farina, Aloe Blacc, Charles Webster, Doc Martin, Julius Papp, Alex Alveraz, Dj ALA, Chez Damier, DJ Spinna, Danny Krivit, Stanton Warriors , Herbalisers , Jose James & Band, King Britt.

Thank you all for your continued support and enjoy the Gift of Music from some of our past guests.

Happy Holidays,

Rob Rizk

Please join our facebook group HERE.
Download/stream The Gift of Music: Osunlade HERE.
Download/stream The Gift of Music: Spinna HERE.
Download/stream The Gift of Music: Rich Medina & Marlon J English HERE.
Download/stream The Gift of Music: King Britt HERE.

Drake - The Motto

DJ Ayres - New Years EVE

Download DJ Ayres' New Years EVE mixtape HERE (right click save as) and come see him spin live at Happy Ending Fridays on February 10th at Fortune Sound.

1. Let’s Talk About
2. Double R What
3. Got It All
4. Ryde or Die, Bitch
5. Ryde or Die
6. Brotha Pt II
7. That’s What It Is
8. Blow Your Mind
9. Like This
10. Gotta Man
11. Caramel
12. Butterflies (remix)
13. 1 Thing (Remix)
14. Who’s That Girl
15. Tambourine
16. Everyday Coolin (Codes Remix)
17. 4 My People
18. Get Em
19. Fire
20. Hot Boyz
21. You Got Me

Downlink recap

Thursday, December 22 MSH Sessions presented Downlink with Sub Antix, Ishiyama & 1UP. See more photos HERE.

Nicolas Poillot - Photography

Some images from Paris based photographer Nicolas Poillot. See more of his work HERE.

Rico Uno - Whirly Pop 2

"As we enter the last lap of the calendar year, 2011 is looking like a smeared motion photograph passing by in a flurry...are we alone? Just in time to cap off the year, we’ve got a fitting New-Year’s-Eve-bash-worthy treat to share with you. Rico Uno’s Whirly Pop 2 mix is a whirlwind of genres featuring some of the year’s best tracks and impeccably crafted remixes (including his own) gorgeously blurred into a sweet 55-minute high." Download Whirly Pop 2 HERE.

SWV - Weak (Rico Uno Ungirthed Remix)
Purity Ring - Ungirthed
Christie Laume - L'Adorable Femme Des Neiges
L-Vis 1990 - Here With You (Rico Uno Ride Version)
Korallreven - As Young As Yesterday
Korallreven - The Final Fantasy
Rustie - Flash Back
M83 - Midnight City (Big Black Delta Remix)
How To Dress Well - Suicide Dream 2 (Elite Gymnastics Baptism)
Diplo & Oliver Twizt - Go (Erik Rincon 3Ball Remix)
Schlachtofbronx - Chambacu (Samim Remix)
Edwyn Collins - A Girl Like You
Roska - Leapfrog
Gucci Mane & Waka Flocka Flame - Ferrari Boyz
Creep - Days
Maluca - Hector
Rustie - Ultra Thizz
Rick Ross - Love My B#tches
Clipse Ft. Slim Thug - Wamp Wamp (Rico Uno Get'em Remix)
Björk - Crystalline (Omar Souleyman Version)
HEALTH - Goth Star
Little Dragon - Little Man (Rico Uno Motto Blend)
Drake & Lil Wayne - The Motto
Keri Hilson ft. Big Sean - Lay It On Me
Justus Arison - Overproof Riddim Instrumental
Tifa - Dash Out
Shurwayne Winchester - Wine On It
Munga - Party Hard
Navino - Chillin' Time
Gyptian - All Over

Boxing Day R&B Karaoke recap

Monday, December 26 Boxing Day Hip-Hop Karaoke (HHK) presented R&B Karaoke Xmas Edition with DJ Seko and hosted by Flipout. See more photos HERE.