• A Tour Through Montreal's Record District

    By Safa Jinje April 13, 2012

    Montréal, the famed French metropolis in the province of Québec, has a rich musical tradition that has earned the city the esteemed distinction of being Canada's Culture Capital. Many great musicians and live acts have originated from the city, including Leonard Cohen, Arcade Fire, A-Trak, and Chromeo. Thus, it is no shocker that the city houses an abundance of diverse record shops that could please even the most discriminate of music tastes.

  • Artists in Residence: Bok Bok

    By Safa Jinje April 16, 2012

    Bok Bok, DJ, producer, and co-creator of Night Slugs, recently took some time out of his busy schedule to talk to Cultivora about living in London, being a touring DJ, and maintaining the eponymous Night Slugs' residency at East Village Club in London.

  • Artists in Residence: Club Cheval

    By Safa Jinje May 28, 2012

    Club Cheval, a French DJ and producing collective consisting of Canblaster, Sam Tiba, Myd, and Panteros666, recently took a break from working on their debut LP to talk to Cultivora about making music in Paris, touring their favorite cities, and their monthly residency at Paris Social Club.

  • Artists in Residence: Linus Booth of Jokers of the Scene

    By Safa Jinje June 27, 2012

    Linus Booth of Jokers of the Scene, a Canadian techno and electronic DJ and production duo, took some time to talk to Cultivora about his latest monthly residency in Toronto, Legoblocks.

  • Artists in Residence: Optimo

    By Safa Jinje July 17, 2012

    Optimo, a Scottish DJ duo featuring JG Wilkes and JD Twitch, started their seminal weekly residency in Glasgow's Sub Club in 1997, and it endured for nearly thirteen years. Cultivora caught up with Twitch and Wilkes to discuss all things Optimo, including the recent revival of their residency after a two year hiatus.

  • Backstage with Schlachthofbronx at Igloofest

    By Safa Jinje February 01, 2013

    Montreal, Canada -- Cultivora caught up with Munich-based electronic duo Schlachthofbronx after their set at Igloofest in Montreal, Canada to discuss the perils of dressing for outdoor winter festivals, collaborating with musicians around the world, and their recipe for dance floor success.

  • Festival Spotlight: Piknic Electronik

    By Safa Jinje May 18, 2012

    Enjoy the pulsating sound of electronic dance music under a hot summer sun every Sunday from May 20th to September 30th as Montréal's Parc Jean-Drapeau welcomes families, friends, and electronic music lovers to dance, eat, and be very merry.

  • Igloofest Returns to Montreal for 12 Starry Nights

    By Safa Jinje January 14, 2013

    Montreal, Canada -- Igloofest returns for its seventh year in Montreal's illustrious Old Port. Get ready for twelve starry nights of live electronic music and stunning visual projections.

  • NXNE 2012: Day One Highlights

    By Safa Jinje June 14, 2012

    For the first official night of NXNE in Toronto, our only plan was to start east and make our way down Queen Street West.

  • NXNE 2012: That's a Wrap

    By Safa Jinje June 18, 2012

    After a whirlwind seven days of live music, films, conferences, and parties, NXNE 2012 in Toronto has come to end. Cultivora had some good times and sleepless nights! Here are some more highlights from the past week's festivities.

  • NXNE Prelude: The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern

    By Safa Jinje June 06, 2012

    In its sixty-five years of operation, the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto has garnered a legendary reputation for booking great live acts before their imminent rise to fame.

  • Photo Gallery: Chilly Highlights from Igloofest 2013

    By Safa Jinje January 30, 2013

    Montreal, Canada -- On Saturday, January 26th, 2013 a full moon hovered above Montreal's Old Port, while temperatures rested at a glacial -6°F. But this did not inhibit any of the amusement, a record 11,690 individuals were in attendance at Igloofest.

  • The Perks of Train Travel

    By Safa Jinje March 27, 2012

    One of the oldest methods of travel is still the greenest, most cost-efficient way to get around Europe. And for music tourists, Europe's sophisticated rail system links the continent like a sprawling web of routes to the summer's most electrifying music festivals.