We’ve long been fans of label Close to Modern, who, with each successive release, have been destroying Calgary’s reputation as a cowboy town. The digital-only label has been curating the best from the city’s forward-looking electronic scene, and they’ve had a string of stunning releases—including efforts from techno duo Sanctums (who once gave us a tour of the West Coast beat-based scene), future R&B act Beach Season, and most recently, a soulful EP from the brotherly duo of Shaani Cage. Indeed, the CTM crew have been wonderfully prolific, and with each passing release, they’re showing us a side of Alberta we’ve never known.
All of which brings us to Dominic Pierce, a DJ and producer who’s had his fingerprints all over CTM. Known for his chilled-out take on deep house, Pierce just dropped his Scion Sessions video for “Vertical Feel,” a soulful electro track that walks us through Pierce’s hometown—Calgary. Presented by Scion Sessions in tandem with Sled Island—who just announced their 2015 early bird passes—the VHS-quality video follows a Calgary man through a dance tour of Cowtown—with stops on the neon-lit
Peace Bridge Langevin Bridge [thank you for clarifying, kind Calgarians] and Inglewood vinyl emporium Recordland. Consider us addicted.
Check the video for “Vertical Feel” above. The song is part of Scion Sessions x Sled Island’s Get to Know series, which is a 7-inch set also featuring music from Fist City, Lab Coast, and Mark Mills.