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MEME 5th Year Anniversary Around The Corner

MEME 5th Year Anniversary Around The Corner

August 10th, 2014

The 5th annual Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition runs from Thursday August 14 – Sunday August 17. The event features an…

 
 
Ready – Official Music Video
 

Ready – Official Music Video

August 9th, 2014

Watch the music video for the title track of Clinton Sly’s debut solo album Ready. You can buy the release…

 
 
More on the Bam Bam Riddim

More on the Bam Bam Riddim

August 8th, 2014

If you’re digging Ready by Clinton Sly, check out these other 2 tunes on Seed Organization’s version of the Bam…

 
 
Balanced In Collaboration With Plug In & MEMETIC

Balanced In Collaboration With Plug In & MEMETIC

August 7th, 2014 (Updated August 30th, 2014)

Balanced is pleased to take part in a unique collaboration with the Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art and MEMETIC.…

 
 
Kasm – Winnipeg’s Best DJ

Kasm – Winnipeg’s Best DJ

June 26th, 2014

A huge thank you to all those who voted for Kasm in Winnipeg Sun’s poll for Winnipeg’s Best DJ. Read…

 
 
Balanced Anniversary Party 13

Balanced Anniversary Party 13

April 27th, 2014

Featuring the return of Seed Organization (from Montreal), along with locals Kasm, Solidaze & Redworm. Advance tickets are available now…

 
 
10 Questions With… Stephane Lefrançois

10 Questions With… Stephane Lefrançois

March 22nd, 2014

London-based producer Stephane Lefrançois has just released the second session from The Vault series on Balanced Records, after releasing the…

 
 
Kasm in DJ Mag

Kasm in DJ Mag

March 15th, 2014

DJ Mag, the world’s largest dance music magazine, has an article on Balanced Records founder Kasm in this month’s Canadian…

 
 
JUNOfest 2014: The Stage is Set

JUNOfest 2014: The Stage is Set

March 14th, 2014 (Updated March 26th, 2014)

Balanced Records artists have had the pleasure of taking part in 4 different JUNOfest celebrations over the years. We organized…

 
 
10 Questions With… Process Rebel

10 Questions With… Process Rebel

February 14th, 2014

Rounding out the anniversary week celebration of his Code Fusion EP, Amsterdam’s Process Rebel drops by the Balanced HQ to…

 
 
How It Go (Kasm Instrumental Remix) Download

How It Go (Kasm Instrumental Remix) Download

February 13th, 2014 (Updated February 14th, 2014)

Download a free copy of Kasm’s instrumental How It Go Remix. The original vocal version appears on the Code Fusion…

 
 
Code Fusion EP Preview Video
 

Code Fusion EP Preview Video

February 12th, 2014

Process Rebel is back with Code Fusion, his heavyweight electronic dub masterpiece out now on vinyl and digital download. The…

 
 
Quadrafunk Crosses Into Its 15<sup>th</sup> Year

Quadrafunk Crosses Into Its 15th Year

February 6th, 2014

Quadrafunk is Winnipeg’s longest running DJ mixed show currently hosted by Hudson Alexander, Kasm and Redworm. Past hosts have included…

 
 
Juno Award Nominations for 2014

Juno Award Nominations for 2014

February 6th, 2014

Congratulations go out to Dubmatix and Ammoye for their JUNO Award nominations in the Reggae Recording of the Year category!…

 
 
Retrospective Collection

Retrospective Collection

November 29th, 2013 (Updated December 16th, 2013)

We’ve collected some of our earliest CD releases at one fantastic price. The full-length albums included are Instrumental language, Pleasure…

 
 
MEME Festival 2013

MEME Festival 2013

August 11th, 2013

MEMETIC’s fourth annual MEME Festival takes place August 15-18th 2013 and once again Balanced artists will be well represented throughout…

 
 
10 Questions With… Clinton Sly

10 Questions With… Clinton Sly

August 8th, 2013 (Updated August 8th, 2014)

Montreal’s Clinton Sly has been featured on so many awesome tunes lately, with collaborations with Illoom, Blend Mishkin and Variedub…

 
 
10 Questions with… Rise Ashen

10 Questions with… Rise Ashen

June 30th, 2013

Rise Ashen, from Ottawa, Canada is the next of our artists to answer our infamous ten questions. What musical projects…

 
 
Push Up Your Lightah!

Push Up Your Lightah!

June 30th, 2013 (Updated August 8th, 2014)

July 6th 2013 marks the debut of Push Up Your Lightah! – a new series of events celebrating reggae soundsystem…

 
 
Richie Phoe on High Grade

Richie Phoe on High Grade

June 30th, 2013

Brighton, United Kingdom’s Richie Phoe recently guested on Titan Sound’s High Grade radio show, playing his signature blend of reggae…

 
 
Roots Street with the Seed Organization

Roots Street with the Seed Organization

June 25th, 2013

Listen to the Roots Street radio out of Plymouth, United Kingdom, where the Seed Organization was recently a guest. Roots…

 
 
10 Questions with… Seed Organization

10 Questions with… Seed Organization

April 30th, 2013 (Updated August 8th, 2014)

Montreal, Canada’s Seed Organization has been part of Balanced since the very beginning. Along with Big Toe’s Hi-Fi, they recently…

 
 
Bassment Sessions for Seed Organization

Bassment Sessions for Seed Organization

April 29th, 2013 (Updated April 30th, 2013)

The Seed Organization was a guest on Dubmatix’s radio programme The Bassment Sessions on April 18th and has now made…

 
 
Balanced 12-Year Party (April 19th)

Balanced 12-Year Party (April 19th)

April 9th, 2013 (Updated April 24th, 2013)

What began as an informal collective of Winnipeg DJs and music producers in early 2001, has expanded to include a…

 
 
JUNO Award nomination for Ammoye

JUNO Award nomination for Ammoye

February 25th, 2013

We are thrilled with the recent news that Ammoye has been nominated in the JUNO awards’ Reggae Recording of the…

 
 
One Nation Nominated for NAMA Award

One Nation Nominated for NAMA Award

February 13th, 2013

Flying Down Thunder & Rise Ashen’s debut release One Nation (previously nominated for a 2012 JUNO Award) was just nominated…

 
 
Seed Organization Gets High Grade

Seed Organization Gets High Grade

February 7th, 2013 (Updated August 8th, 2014)

Check out The Seed Organization’s guest set on Titan Sound’s High Grade radio show from February 1st 2013. He gives…

 
 
Code Fusion Mini-Tour

Code Fusion Mini-Tour

January 24th, 2013

Our first release in 2013 is a scorcher from Amsterdam-based producer Process Rebel. The Code Fusion EP is the most…

 
 
Brace Enters 12-bit Blues Battle
 

Brace Enters 12-bit Blues Battle

December 3rd, 2012 (Updated January 15th, 2013)

Check out our mate DJ Brace’s entry into the Kid Koala 12-bit Blues Battle hosted by Ninja Tune. If you…

 
 
Thriller Dub
 

Thriller Dub

October 23rd, 2012

Richie Phoe’s cover version of Thriller…inna dub stylee!! Download the tune from our downloads section and pick up his newest…

 
 
WOMEX Conference

WOMEX Conference

October 15th, 2012

Once again, our artist & label manager Kasm will be heading out to WOMEX 2012 – the annual world music…

 
 
Addicted [Seed Organization Satta Dub]

Addicted [Seed Organization Satta Dub]

September 6th, 2012 (Updated November 2nd, 2013)

Seed Organization did an additional remix of Citizen Sound‘s Addicted and we decided to give it away. The complete Addicted…

 
 
10 Questions with… Richie Phoe

10 Questions with… Richie Phoe

July 30th, 2012

UK artist, Richie Phoe, has been featured on some of our most popular releases to date. His debut full length…

 
 
Promo Video for Flying Down Thunder and Rise Ashen
 

Promo Video for Flying Down Thunder and Rise Ashen

July 26th, 2012

A live show demo for Juno Award Nominated, Ottawa Canada Duet: Flying Down Thunder and Rise Ashen

 
 
Now Available Digitally – Echo Outernational

Now Available Digitally – Echo Outernational

July 24th, 2012 (Updated July 25th, 2012)

Echo Outernational, the groundbreaking album from UK producer Richie Phoe is now available digitally at Juno Download, iTunes, Beatport and…

 
 
MEME 2012 Set by Kasm

MEME 2012 Set by Kasm

July 24th, 2012

Kasm‘s live set from Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition at the Cube in Winnipeg, Canada.

 
 
Dub To Love [Free Download]

Dub To Love [Free Download]

July 10th, 2012 (Updated August 29th, 2013)

Richie Phoe just sent us this dope, dubbed out version of Hate to Love (which features a fantastic vocal treatment…

 
 
MEME 2012

MEME 2012

June 13th, 2012

The Manitoba Electronic Music Exhibition is gearing up for a big third year running June 21 – 24 at various…

 
 
JUNOFest 2012
 

JUNOFest 2012

May 9th, 2012 (Updated May 11th, 2012)

This year Kasm, The Seed Organization, Flying Down Thunder and Rise Ashen took part in the JUNO Awards in Ottawa…

 
 
Happy and Deep Dark Dub (Instrumental Remix)

Happy and Deep Dark Dub (Instrumental Remix)

April 5th, 2012 (Updated April 23rd, 2012)

When recording his Happy and Deep Dark Dub remix featuring Tippa Irie for Northern Faction 5, Subatomic Sound System also…

 
 
Balanced 11-Year Party

Balanced 11-Year Party

March 27th, 2012 (Updated May 4th, 2012)

Following our successful 10-year party in 2011, we are set to launch another historical event on April 28th 2012, this…

 
 
2 Luvrs Video
 

2 Luvrs Video

March 27th, 2012

Rise Ashen’s remix of 2 Luvrs appears on Northern Faction 5. The video was produced by Labnoise and features Lady…

 
 
Great Response to Northern Faction 5

Great Response to Northern Faction 5

March 26th, 2012 (Updated March 27th, 2012)

Early response to Northern Faction 5 has been great. “Great work as usual. heavy dubby rotation big up from vienna!”…

 
 
10 Questions With… Version Xcursion

10 Questions With… Version Xcursion

March 6th, 2012 (Updated April 23rd, 2012)

This time around, the legendary Sassa’le from Version Xcursion drops by and answers our questions. What musical projects have you…

 
 
7FT Soundsystem Live at Cold Turkey

7FT Soundsystem Live at Cold Turkey

February 28th, 2012

7FT live and in full effect at Cape Towns’ greatest party, Cold Turkey. Watch Video

 
 
10 Questions With… 7FT Soundsystem

10 Questions With… 7FT Soundsystem

February 28th, 2012 (Updated April 23rd, 2012)

The 10 Questions With… series continues by spotlighting another Northern Faction 5 artists. South Africa’s 7FT Soundsystem has been dropping…

 
 
10 Questions With… RCola

10 Questions With… RCola

February 21st, 2012 (Updated April 23rd, 2012)

10 Questions With… is a new series on our website allowing you to get to know Balanced artists a little…

 
 
JUNO Nomination for One Nation

JUNO Nomination for One Nation

February 14th, 2012

We’re so pumped by the recent news that Flying Down Thunder and Rise Ashen‘s release One Nation has been nominated…

 
 
Gunna Rock dubplate (ft. Brother Culture)

Gunna Rock dubplate (ft. Brother Culture)

February 9th, 2012 (Updated March 26th, 2012)

To preview of his forthcoming single, The Seed Organization is giving away one of his dubplates of the new Heatscore…

 
 
Kijigog Nimiwan/Galactic Dancehall Video
 

Kijigog Nimiwan/Galactic Dancehall Video

January 7th, 2012 (Updated February 8th, 2012)

Flying Down Thunder and Rise Ashen blend traditional Algonquin chanting with globetrotting dancefloor mixology. On Kijigog Nimiwan, the chant summons…

 
 
Heartical Behaviour (Dubplate Version) – Free Download

Heartical Behaviour (Dubplate Version) – Free Download

December 20th, 2011 (Updated March 20th, 2012)

In 2007, Richie Phoe released the Heartical Behaviour seven-inch on Redbud Records. To close out this year, we are proud…

 
 
The Produce Section with J57

The Produce Section with J57

December 12th, 2011

J57 is featured in Cluster Mag and 2DopeBoyz‘s new monthly video series called The Produce Section focusing on the unsung…

 
 
Rise Ashen & Flying Down Thunder Live
 

Rise Ashen & Flying Down Thunder Live

December 12th, 2011 (Updated February 8th, 2012)

Rise Ashen and Flying Down Thunder perform the title track from their 2011 album One Nation at the Mercury Lounge…

 
 
Joe Silva at MEME 2011
 

Joe Silva at MEME 2011

December 5th, 2011

From back in June 2011 as part if Winnipeg’s MEME Festival, Joe Silva performs a live PA set at Alive.

 
 
Process Rebel and Hope Masike Live
 

Process Rebel and Hope Masike Live

November 17th, 2011 (Updated November 23rd, 2011)

Process Rebel performs with Zimbabwean singer Hope Masike at the Incubate Festival in The Netherlands.

 
 
J57 Interview on hussletapes.com

J57 Interview on hussletapes.com

November 16th, 2011

Emcee/Producer J57 was recently interviewed by the Australian website hussletapes.com. Find out what drives him to produce, who he has…

 
 
New Ammoye Single on Renegade Media

New Ammoye Single on Renegade Media

November 8th, 2011 (Updated November 18th, 2011)

You may know her from her work with Rise Ashen, Citizen Sound and Dubmatix now check out the debut single…

 
 
Thriller Dub

Thriller Dub

October 31st, 2011 (Updated October 24th, 2012)

Just in time for Halloween, Richie Phoe is giving away a free copy of his dubwise version of the MJ…

 
 
Dubmatix: Clash of the Titans

Dubmatix: Clash of the Titans

October 25th, 2011 (Updated November 16th, 2011)

Our good friend Dubmatix has just released a new remix album called Clash of the Titans – The System Shakedown…

 
 
Richie Phoe Album Preview

Richie Phoe Album Preview

September 28th, 2011

Check out this week’s radio show by our friends at Roots Garden. It features two brand new tracks by Richie…

 
 
Billy Rockwell at MEME 2011
 

Billy Rockwell at MEME 2011

June 30th, 2011

Billy Rockwell performing at the 2011 MEME Festival in Winnipeg, Canada. Visuals by Mr. Ghosty.

 
 
Process Rebel at MEME 2011
 

Process Rebel at MEME 2011

June 30th, 2011

Process Rebel performing at the 2011 MEME Festival in Winnipeg, Canada. Visuals by Mr. Ghosty.

 
 
Hitori Tori at MEME 2011
 

Hitori Tori at MEME 2011

June 30th, 2011

Hitori Tori performing at the 2011 MEME Festival in Winnipeg, Canada. Visuals by Mr. Ghosty.

 
 
King Sunshine at NXNE 2011
 

King Sunshine at NXNE 2011

June 20th, 2011

A video of King Sunshine performing their single “That Rag” at the NXNE 2011 Balanced Records Showcase in Toronto, Canada.

 
 
Ammoye + Rise Ashen at NXNE 2011
 

Ammoye + Rise Ashen at NXNE 2011

June 20th, 2011

A video of Ammoye + Rise Ashen performing “Haffi Win” at the NXNE 2011 Balanced Records Showcase in Toronto, Canada.

 
 
Joe Silva at NXNE 2011
 

Joe Silva at NXNE 2011

June 20th, 2011

A video of Joe Silva performing live at the NXNE 2011 Balanced Records Showcase in Toronto, Canada.

 
 
7FT Soundsystem Live at Cold Turkey Video
 

7FT Soundsystem Live at Cold Turkey Video

May 30th, 2011 (Updated February 16th, 2012)

Check out this video of 7FT Soundsystem playing Live at Cold Turkey – Cape Town, South Africa 2011. 7FT Soundsystem…

 
 
Joe Silva at Balanced Ten Year Video
 

Joe Silva at Balanced Ten Year Video

May 24th, 2011

Here is a video of Joe Silva in the house room of our Ten Year Anniversary Party. His new EP,…

 
 
Countdown to Balanced Ten Year Party

Countdown to Balanced Ten Year Party

April 25th, 2011

We are less than one week away from our ten year anniversary party. Tickets are still available, but moving fast,…

 
 
Joe Silva Uncorrected EP Coming Soon

Joe Silva Uncorrected EP Coming Soon

April 25th, 2011

If you’re one of the luck guests at our Ten Year Anniversary Party, you’ll have a chance to catch Joe…

 
 
Rise Ashen Re-Releases

Rise Ashen Re-Releases

April 25th, 2011

We are excited to have the privilege of releasing three classic Rise Ashen albums that haven’t been available digitally until…

 
 
10-Year Anniversary Party

10-Year Anniversary Party

March 16th, 2011

What began as an informal collective of Winnipeg DJs and music producers in early 2001, has expanded to include a…

 
 
Digital Society Music Video
 

Digital Society Music Video

January 31st, 2011

Directed by filmmaker Nicolas Heller and featuring cameos by J57 and members of the Brown Bag AllStars, the Digital Society…

 
 
J57 Studio Tour
 

J57 Studio Tour

January 9th, 2011

J57 offers a rare and intimate glimpse into the lab that crafted Digital Society. Behind the organized chaos, he reveals…

 
 
That Rag Music Video
 

That Rag Music Video

January 9th, 2011

Check out this zany video for Toronto’s 9-piece funk machine King Sunshine… it’s pure monkey business! That Rag will be…

 
 
Big Things From J57

Big Things From J57

December 27th, 2010

It was a big year for Brooklyn’s J57 who released his monumental debut album Digital Society on Balanced. He recently…

 
 
Stephane Lefrancois at ADE 2010
 

Stephane Lefrancois at ADE 2010

November 25th, 2010

While in Amsterdam for ADE 2010, we met up with Stephane Lefrancois who talked about his forthcoming releases coming soon…

 
 
Heatscore Riddim Now Available Digitally

Heatscore Riddim Now Available Digitally

November 19th, 2010

The first collaboration between The Seed Organization and Scotland’s Big Toe’s Hi Fi; the Heatscore Riddim, is available worldwide today…

 
 
Sound A Goody Goody (Process Rebel Dub)

Sound A Goody Goody (Process Rebel Dub)

November 18th, 2010

Process Rebel just finished up a killer dubwise version of Sound A Goody Goody. You can download it for free…

 
 
Process Rebel at ADE 2010
 

Process Rebel at ADE 2010

November 18th, 2010

While at ADE 2010, Amsterdam/San Francisco producer Process Rebel talks about his upcoming releases on Balanced Records.

 
 
Rise Ashen at ADE 2010
 

Rise Ashen at ADE 2010

November 11th, 2010

For the first of our videos from the 2010 Amsterdam Dance Event, Rise Ashen talks about the D25 discussion panel…

 
 
Mungo’s Hi Fi Pon Di Big Toe’s Hi Fi
 

Mungo’s Hi Fi Pon Di Big Toe’s Hi Fi

October 15th, 2010

Here’s a quick video of Craig from Mungo’s Hi Fi killing it on the Big Toe’s Hi Fi.

 
 
Big Toe’s Hi Fi on the Bushrocker Hi Fi
 

Big Toe’s Hi Fi on the Bushrocker Hi Fi

October 14th, 2010

A wicked set at the Bushrocker Hi Fi Reggae Tent for Beatherder 2009. Big Toe’s Hi Fi with B Dawg…

 
 
On Stage with J57

On Stage with J57

October 13th, 2010

J57 has been hitting the stage for some high profile shows with artists like Pete Rock, PsychoLes, Prince Paul and…

 
 
An Interview With Ammoye

An Interview With Ammoye

October 13th, 2010

The German reggae magazine Irie Ites recently caught up with Ammoye for this interview about her new release with Rise…

 
 
Big Toe’s Hi Fi on CBC Radio
 

Big Toe’s Hi Fi on CBC Radio

September 16th, 2010

The Big Toe’s Hi Fi crew including Dangerman stop off at CBC Radio for an interview.

 
 
Get Set For Haffi Win!

Get Set For Haffi Win!

September 7th, 2010

In just two weeks, Ammoye and Rise Ashen’s Haffi Win will be released. The fourteen track album is a futuristic…

 
 
Digital Society on Wax Poetics

Digital Society on Wax Poetics

August 31st, 2010

The title track to J57′s Digital Society album is available as a free download at the Wax Poetics Digital site,…

 
 
Big Toe’s Hi Fi live at Pangea Garden Party
 

Big Toe’s Hi Fi live at Pangea Garden Party

August 31st, 2010

This video features the Big Toe’s Hi Fi live at the Pangea Garden Party in 2008.

 
 
Big Toe’s Hi Fi Parade
 

Big Toe’s Hi Fi Parade

August 24th, 2010

This video features the Big Toe’s crew taking part in a rural Canadian parade. Watch out for shots of their…

 
 
The Reviews Are In for Digital Society

The Reviews Are In for Digital Society

August 20th, 2010

Digital Society has been making huge waves in the underground hip hop community lighting up blogs with previews of the…

 
 
Big Toe’s Hi Fi “Shotgun Sounds”
 

Big Toe’s Hi Fi “Shotgun Sounds”

August 19th, 2010

Big Toe’s Hi Fi sent a short promo video of Daddy Scotty and Barba Poppa Choppa on the farm in…

 
 
Big Toe’s Hi Fi & Skratch Bastid
 

Big Toe’s Hi Fi & Skratch Bastid

August 18th, 2010

A video of Canada’s Skratch Bastid playing on the massive sound system of Big Toe’s Hi Fi.

 
 
Big Toe’s Hi Fi @ Meadows Festival
 

Big Toe’s Hi Fi @ Meadows Festival

August 16th, 2010

Here is a video of Big Toe’s Hi Fi live at 2009′s Meadows Festival with deejays Lil Nat, Daddy Scotty…

 
 
J57 Interview

J57 Interview

August 13th, 2010

After launching his vinyl-only EP this spring, we’re happy to announce that today we officially release J57′s full-length album Digital…

 
 
MEME 2010 Festival

MEME 2010 Festival

June 1st, 2010 (Updated November 17th, 2011)

MEME (pronounced ‘meem’) is a multi-day music and digital arts festival featuring live indoor and outdoor electronic music performances, large…

 
 
Welcome Balanced House

Welcome Balanced House

May 27th, 2010 (Updated September 15th, 2011)

All of the content from our sublabel Balanced House has been merged into this website. You can get all of…

 
 
Digital Society Is Ready To Drop

Digital Society Is Ready To Drop

May 13th, 2010

J57 is just about to launch his Digital Society vinyl EP and digital album (coming soon) with Balanced Records. Check…

 
 
Balanced For Uptown’s Best Record Label of 2010

Balanced For Uptown’s Best Record Label of 2010

April 30th, 2010

Every year Uptown Magazine celebrates local people and places with their annual “Best of Winnipeg” issue. Please vote Balanced Records…

 
 
Happy Birthday Balanced!

Happy Birthday Balanced!

April 23rd, 2010

Balanced Records turns nine years old on April 23rd. Please help us celebrate by posting something nice on our Facebook…

 
 
Dubmatix Wins Juno Award

Dubmatix Wins Juno Award

April 18th, 2010

A huge congratulations to Dubmatix for winning the Juno Award for Reggae Recording of the Year! Apart from his work…

 
 
Richie Phoe Video from Dirty Sanchez
 

Richie Phoe Video from Dirty Sanchez

April 12th, 2010

Two cuts from Richie Phoe‘s excellent Eye On the Prize EP were featured on MTV UK’s television programme Dirty Sanchez.…

 
 
Big Shot Music Video
 

Big Shot Music Video

April 10th, 2010

Berlin’s Noiseshaper recently released a video for their tune Big Shot found on their latest album Satellite City which also…

 
 
More Dubmatix Live
 

More Dubmatix Live

March 25th, 2010

Here is another awesome Dubmatix live video, this one features The Dubmatix Sound System along with Murray Man & LT…

 
 
Dubmatix Live
 

Dubmatix Live

March 24th, 2010

Our fellow Canadian; Dubmatix, is featured here in a live video from the 2009 Toronto Jazz Festival. He can also…

 
 
Way Back When Music Video
 

Way Back When Music Video

March 20th, 2010

While not actually a Balanced Records release, here is another unofficial video found on YouTube for Richie Phoe‘s track Way…

 
 
Parasite Music Video
 

Parasite Music Video

March 15th, 2010

Continuing on the video theme this month, our very own Billy Rockwell just dropped off his video for the unreleased…

 
 
Bumpy’s Lament Music Video
 

Bumpy’s Lament Music Video

March 15th, 2010

We just discovered this awesome fan created video for Richie Phoe’s latest single; Bumpy’s Lament. Feel free to share it…

 
 
NF4 Wins Best Album of ’09

NF4 Wins Best Album of ’09

February 19th, 2010

Portugal’s premiere reggae radio show; Zona Reggae, has awarded Northern Faction 4 with Best Dub Album of 2009! Read the…

 
 
MIDEM 2010 Showcase

MIDEM 2010 Showcase

January 11th, 2010 (Updated March 20th, 2012)

Join us in Cannes, France on January 26th 2010 for the Balanced MIDEM Showcase. It all takes place at club…

 
 
Zona Reggae Nominates NF4

Zona Reggae Nominates NF4

January 7th, 2010

Portugal’s premiere reggae radio show; Zona Reggae, has nominated Northern Faction 4 as part of their Best of 2009 Dub…

 
 
Introducing Balanced House

Introducing Balanced House

June 14th, 2009 (Updated September 15th, 2011)

Our new sublabel; Balanced House, will focus primarily on releases of house, broken beat and other dancefloor variations.

 
 
Nostomania Wins at the Junos

Nostomania Wins at the Junos

March 30th, 2009

It was a huge night for Balanced as our DJ Brace‘s album The Electric Nosehair Orchestra in Nostomania grabbed the…

 
 
DJ Brace @ JUNOfest

DJ Brace @ JUNOfest

March 22nd, 2009 (Updated November 17th, 2011)

On top of receiving a JUNO nomination for Instrumental Album of the Year, DJ Brace will be busy throughout JUNO…

 
 
DJ Brace & Dubmatix Get Juno Nominations

DJ Brace & Dubmatix Get Juno Nominations

February 5th, 2009 (Updated November 17th, 2011)

We are very excited to announce DJ Brace’s Electric Nosehair Orchestra in Nostomania has been nominated for Instrumental Album of…

 
 
The Nostomania Tour Hits Germany

The Nostomania Tour Hits Germany

September 8th, 2008

DJ Brace will be hitting Winnipeg, Montreal and Berlin to close out the Popkomm music conference as part of the…

 
 
Winnipeg Ska & Reggae Festival 2008

Winnipeg Ska & Reggae Festival 2008

August 12th, 2008

Join us Thursday August 21st at The Pyramid as The Seed Organization and the JFK Renegade Sound System open for…

 
 
Lost Touch (Seed Organization dub)

Lost Touch (Seed Organization dub)

July 5th, 2008 (Updated March 20th, 2012)

The Seed Organization‘s dub version of the Solidaze song Lost Touch rounds off our seven year celebration. The original appears…

 
 
Rise Ashen on Parliament Hill

Rise Ashen on Parliament Hill

July 1st, 2008

Last year Rise Ashen treated a colossal crowd of 450,000 Canadians to a serious sampling of underground Canadian electronica on…

 
 
Mimosa

Mimosa

June 5th, 2008 (Updated March 20th, 2012)

Kasm‘s Mimosa kicks off our free digital downloads to help celebrate our seven year anniversary.

 
 
Seven Years of Balanced

Seven Years of Balanced

May 5th, 2008

It’s hard to believe but April 23rd marked the 7th year of operation for our Balanced Records! Building on the…

 
 
Desmond Dekker Tribute Show

Desmond Dekker Tribute Show

January 21st, 2008

In May of 2006, Desmosnd Dekker passed away and left his legacy for a new generation to discover and learn…

 
 
Solidaze Live at MIDEM 2008

Solidaze Live at MIDEM 2008

January 17th, 2008

Sunday January 27 at Balroom, 7 Rue Marceau, Cannes (Google Map). Ping Pong is the main french press relation, marketing…

 
 
Aiwa Remixed Volume 1

Aiwa Remixed Volume 1

July 4th, 2007

Balanced is pleased to have collaborated on the new remix project for Aïwa, the Iraqi-French troupe that saw huge success…

 
 
A Balanced Documentary
 

A Balanced Documentary

April 22nd, 2007

From Out Of Nowhere; a documentary by Jason “Funk” Permanand, outlines the origins of Balanced Records and features archival footage…

 
 
Nu Sounds Series

Nu Sounds Series

April 22nd, 2007

As part of Jazz Winnipeg’s Nu Sounds series, Balanced will be featuring 2 acts – Solidaze with guests, along with…

 
 
Water and Light Project

Water and Light Project

October 30th, 2006 (Updated November 17th, 2011)

As part of the Manito-Ahbee Festival, The Urban Shaman Gallery, Water & Light Project and the Winnipeg Art Gallery are…

 
 
WCMA 2006 Showcase

WCMA 2006 Showcase

October 8th, 2006

Balanced is pleased to be hosting the Electronic Music Showcase as part of the Western Canadian Music Awards Festival. The…

 
 
Pleasure From Precision Reviews

Pleasure From Precision Reviews

June 19th, 2006

Solidaze’s Pleasure from Precision has been garnering much national and international acclaim over the past few weeks. Check out the…

 
 
Solidaze Profiled on Urbnet

Solidaze Profiled on Urbnet

May 9th, 2006

Urbnet’s DJ Oxide recently profiled Solidaze for the latest Jackhouse where they talk about the development and influences of the…

 
 
Sinister Condition

Sinister Condition

May 5th, 2006 (Updated March 20th, 2012)

5 For Five gives us Sinister Condition by Fascade@137db.

 
 
It Was A Night

It Was A Night

May 5th, 2006 (Updated March 20th, 2012)

Equanim‘s It Was A Night is an awesome outtake from his album Instrumental Language.

 
 
Moonlion

Moonlion

May 5th, 2006 (Updated March 20th, 2012)

The final track we are releasing for our 5 For Five promotion is the classic Solidaze track Moonlion.

 
 
Fascade@137db On Urbnet

Fascade@137db On Urbnet

April 5th, 2006

Fascade@137db will be playing at The Pyramid alongside Tele, DJ RPG and Telepathic Butterflies on March 18th. This show is…

 
 
Balanced Five Year Anniversary Party

Balanced Five Year Anniversary Party

March 28th, 2006

Join us Friday, April 28th at the Winnipeg Art Gallery for the Balanced Five Year Anniversary Party! After eight releases…

 
 
Small Seeds Collective Fundraiser

Small Seeds Collective Fundraiser

March 26th, 2006

The Small Seeds Collective presents The Fistula Hospital Fundraiser at Yenat Restaurant 330 Ellice Avenue Friday April 14th. Tickets are…

 
 
Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans

March 5th, 2006

Be sure to check out The Clash of the Titans, a CKUW Fundrive event taking place Feb. 11th at the…

 
 
Grass Roots

Grass Roots

January 1st, 2006 (Updated March 20th, 2012)

To help celebrate our five year anniversary, we bring you Kasm and The Seed Organization‘s dub-funk offering, Grass Roots which…

 
 
5 For Five: Log 5_2

5 For Five: Log 5_2

January 1st, 2006 (Updated March 20th, 2012)

As part of the 5 For Five celebration we give you a classic Glitch Hop track by Billy Rockwell.

 
 
Kasm & DJ Brace Featured on Prison Break

Kasm & DJ Brace Featured on Prison Break

September 30th, 2005

Kasm & DJ Brace’s classic “Breaking Out” has been featured on the Halloween episode of “Prison Break”. Billed as ‘the…