nebula: “Shake Stomp and Back Down”

This one is a true treat because it is rare that Nebula ( Steve Cowan ) stops tinkering with his tracks long enough to release them for general consumption. “Shake Stomp” probably sees the light of day because it is a fantastic funk-and-bounce production and it is hard to see how it can get better from here. (Another reason may be pressure from his beautiful wife Sarah, who guest-stars with the catchy vocals). The transition into older track “Back Down” is a glimpse at Nebula’s infectious live talents, something rarely experienced beyond the Ontario party scene. This is a true treat from one of Ontario’s great unsung electronic music talents.

-Bill Mahoney, The Kids Want Techno
(from Facebook)

Jeff Keenan

Jeff Keenan spins because he is fucking great at it! Even dissected at the most basic level, Keenan’s “OD Podcast” contains flowing, seamless mixing – one moment the set is drenched with deep and atmospheric grooves, the next he has the energy at a boil. Like only the greats can, the tempo shift is so baby-soft that figuring out when he did it is nearly impossible. Of course, none of the technical greatness would be worth a damn if the tracks were lousy and, fortunately, Keenan is a wizard in that department also. Kudos to this Boston native for recognizing the talents of Toronto native Alicia Hush – he drops the great “Dirty Dozen” two tracks in and helps set a delicious mood for this phenomenal journey!

Click here for the track listing…

What is this place? is a product of the common interests and efforts of several friends across Canada and U.S.A. We’re house and techno producers and DJs interested in sharing our tracks, our mixes, our experiences, and our opinions.

A few more authors and artists will be coming on board, and this stock WordPress theme needs a bit more tweaking before we officially launch the site in summer, 2012.

Steve (a.k.a. nebula)
(give me some love at my Facebook page)

[updated 2012-04-22]

bne 4yr Lineup Announced…

From The Grid T.O.
Five Parties You Need to Hit This Week


With Nebula (live PA), DJs Jamie Kidd, Martin Fazekas, Hali, Mike Gibbs, Fabio Palermo. Saturday (December 10) at Polish Combatant’s Hall, 206 Beverley St. $15 advance tickets at $20 at door with BOK pin or RSVP to

Why you should go: Speaking of family affairs, this shared anniversary party is a celebration of thriving underground/warehouse promotions crews breakandenter and Box of Kittens, and all that they have contributed to this city’s techno and tech house community. Both crews have staunchly stuck to a format of presenting local, national and international artists in unique venues — i.e. rarely in licensed dance clubs — with full, proper sound and creative visuals. Through their events, they’ve helped build a new late-night network and a solid foundation for highlighting the local. The programming here reflects this, with artists playing tag-team sets on a huge soundsystem nicely contained within a soundproof venue. Hurrah!

Jamie Kidd.