Jun 12, 2023
From ‘Jazzy Boombap’ to Adolescent Rebellion: Shotaro Jotatsu Names His Definitive Records
In anticipation of his next event on June 17th, the Vancouver-based DJ and host of the Japanese-run music and vintage pop-up, Ishinomonosashi, gives us the rundown of his most influential albums to date.
Nov 29, 2022
The Musical Tastes of Yu Su, In and Out of the Kitchen
On Wednesday, December 7th, Ubuntu Canteen will be hosting Yu Su for a sonically inspired collaborative dinner, featuring the personal sounds of her trip through mainland China.
Sep 8, 2022
What’s Pumping on the Speakers (and Headphones) of Patrick Hennessy
From pre-service pump-ups, to subway commutes and his current restaurant jams: these are the records that define Barbara restaurant's owner / chef.
Aug 4, 2022
From ‘The Hip’ to Hip Hop, Mike Jacobsen Names His Three ‘Definitive Records’
We take a short trip over to Salt Spring and head immediately to Cassette Cafe and Dive Bar - a former gas station where these days locals and visitors alike fuel up on food, drinks and a stellar playlist of tunes - to hear from its owner about the albums that 'define' him...
Jun 29, 2022
Bricklayer Brewing’s Megan McDonald Names Her Three Most Haunting Albums
Music is a big deal at the Chilliwack brewery (all of their beers have music-inspired names) so it came as no surprise that its co-owner was eager to share her three most influential albums.
Jun 8, 2022
What Defines Radio Show Host Jordan Westre’s Musical Taste?
The host of "Slutlord Sunday School" hones in on the three most influential records in her life, so far.
Apr 5, 2022
The Incomplete Yet Informative Records of Lydia Okello
For this round, the local writer, model and overall style inspiration, accepts our Definitive Records challenge.
Mar 17, 2022
From Hard-Hitting to Innovating: Rags Narine Names His ‘Definitive Records’
The DJ and co-owner of Rise Up Marketplace selects the three records that stand out in his music collection.
Mar 8, 2022
The Eclectically Cool Musical Taste of Local Polymath, Amy Rafferty
This round of record picks rustles up memories of blacking out explicit language warnings, nostalgic walkman listens and a life-changing "found" record.
Mar 2, 2022
Tracing the Musical Milestones of Roger Collins
Co-owner of Strathcona's popular Rise Up Marketplace gives us the lowdown on the three most monumental records of his life, to date.
Feb 17, 2022
The Top Three Formative Albums of Kate Yahn
Ahead of the release of her own new single, on February 18th, the local musician gives us a peek into her personal and cross-generational musical taste.
Oct 14, 2021
The Eclectic Yet Definitive Records of Justin Cheung
The Chef & Co-Owner of Potluck Hawker Eatery shares the three very different, yet equally integral, albums defining his life and work experience thus far.
Sep 29, 2021
Sharif Sharifi Shares His Definitive Records
The co-owner and operator of cool Mt. Pleasant cafe , Coffee Roastery Modus, tells us how his discerning tastes translate from coffee and into the sonic sphere...
Oct 15, 2020
James Iranzad Shares His Definitive Records
The co-owner of Lucky Taco, Bufala, Bells & Whistles and Wildebeest shares several sounds of personal development.
Aug 6, 2020
All the Things Being Listened to by The Mackenzie Room’s Antonio Cayonne
The hospitality lifer picks three important records, singles out some vital podcasts and shares several essential books on tape.
Mar 12, 2020
The Definitive Records of ‘Local Beverage Slinger’ Devon Towler
This week we asked the Bar Manager at The Magnet to share the three records that anchor his musical tastes.
Dec 18, 2019
Definitive Records With Dachi Sous Chef and Local So-and-So, Daniel Williams
This week we tasked the sous chef at East Hastings' Dachi with choosing three records of especially impactful goodness.
Dec 3, 2019
The Music That’s Always in the Ears of Local Designer and Drummer, Zoe Fuhr
This week we pick the musical brain of the drummer for local band Frankiie, who is also the talented designer behind Fuhr & Co.
Sep 20, 2019
The Definitive Records of Local Artist & Musician, Katayoon
Today we hear from local artist and musician Katayoon, who is screening a new video at The Lido this month.
Jun 4, 2019
The Definitive Records of Local Barman and Podcaster Mickey McLeod
As plainly evidenced by his always fascinating Beats on Repeat podcast, the Fairmont Airport bartender is a huge music lover...
Apr 17, 2019
These Are the Records That Define the Musical Tastes of One of Vancouver’s Top Chefs
The Mackenzie Room's kitchen maestro is concise yet poetic when describing the vastly different records that impacted his life.
Apr 5, 2019
The Parkside Brewery’s Sam Payne Takes Us on a Musical Joyride
We head to Port Moody's Brewer's Row to pick Sam Payne's brain about the records that have shaped his taste in music.
Jan 21, 2019
The Definitive Records of Tristan Young, GM at The Oakwood Canadian Bistro
The GM of The Oakwood has excellent taste in music, so we asked him for three tunes that define where he's at.
Oct 23, 2018
What the Backcountry Brewing Crew Listen to Keep the Good Times Going
The Squamish team were positively amped to share their top three tunes for blasting in the brewery before, during and after hours.
Oct 12, 2018
The Musical Appetites of Local Doughnut Whisperer Aaron Surman
The chef at Lucky's Doughnuts fills us in (get it?) on the three records that really anchor his taste in music.
Oct 4, 2018
Rockin’ and Rollin’ with Carla Smith, aka “Booty Quake”
The co-founder of Rolla Skate Club digs deep to choose the three records that get her rockin' and rollin' on and off the rink.
Sep 17, 2018
Andrew Mavor on the Idiosyncratic Art of Making a Restaurant Soundtrack
At Victoria restaurants Hanks and Nowhere, music is on the menu whether you like it or not. Just pull up a seat and listen...
Sep 7, 2018
What Does It Sound Like to Be Field House Brewing’s Joshua Vanderheide?
The brewery owner's choices tie into early days of Field House and those keeping the good vibes alive in the tasting room today.