Various – Northern Faction 5

Artist: Various Artists Cat#: BAL-33 Format: Digital Release Date: March 27, 2012 File Under: Dub, Rootical Dubstep, Electronic, Downtempo The soldiers of the Northern Faction deliver a message of bass, beats and peace in the fifth instalment of Balanced Records’ signature series. Northern Faction 5 takes a dubwise dive across both Canadian and global culture.…

Various – 15 Years

Catalogue #: BAL–45 Format: Digital Release Date: December 16, 2016 File Under: Dub, World, Deep House, Dubstep, Downtempo, Techno, Balanced music Fifteen years ago, surrounded by an ocean of wheat and snow, Balanced Records was created to harness the talent from a collective of emerging Winnipeg electronic producers. Since that time, the label’s catalogue of…

Theland and Rise – Same Home

Catalogue: BAL-57 Format: Digital Release Date: Jan 13, 2023 Theland and Rise – Same Home Intergenerational sensational Theland and Rise (Theland Kicknosway, 19-year old Cree and Potowatomi singer and dancer and 48 year-old 3-time Juno-Award nominated global grooves producer Rise Ashen) come together for this haunting slow-house groover.  Same Home combines Theland’s soaring contemporary vocals…

Skycaper – Noctilucent Clouds

Artist: Skyscraper, Kasm Catalogue: BAL-40 Format: Digital Released: June 2, 2014 The 40th release on Balanced Records revisits the label’s early ambient directions while carving out a new sonic path forward. Swedish sound designer, Skyscaper (not to be confused with skyscraper) creates layered and textured soundscapes in Noctilucent Clouds that are clearly matched to the…

Silla and Rise – Tulukkat

Artist: Silla & Rise Cat#: BAL-53 Format: CD, Digital Released October 15, 2021 Tulukkat is the plural of tulugaq “raven”. The symbolism of the raven is often complex and appears frequently in the stories of peoples around the world. As a mediator between life and death in both Celtic and Inuit traditions this song blends…

Silla and Rise – Silarjuaq

Artist: Silla & Rise Cat: BAL-54 Released: October 29, 2021 With Silarjuaq, the album draws its title from the Inuktitut word for Universe: its root, Sila, has a broad definition that encompasses concepts of weather, the land, the spirit of the atmosphere, cunning, and intelligence. Adding the affix “-juaq” makes it “large” and alludes to…

Silla and Rise – Galactic Gala

Artist: Silla & Rise Catalogue #: BAL–51 Format: Digital, CD Release Date: September 10, 2021  File Under: Dub, World, Deep House, Dubstep, Downtempo, Techno, Balanced music   Galactic Gala is the second album by Silla and Rise, the trio made up of Inuit throat-singers Cynthia Pitsiulak and Charlotte Qamaniq (Silla) and musician/producer Rise Ashen.  It…

Silla and Rise – Debut

Artist: Silla & Rise Cat: BAL-44 Format: Digital Released September 28, 2016 Silla and Rise’s debut album is a sonic experiment blending Inuit throat-singing and futuristic dancefloor beats. Silla are Cynthia Pitsiulak (Kimmirut, NU) and Charlotte Qamaniq (Iglulik, NU) their name comes from the word “Sila” in their Inuktitut dialect meaning weather. Sila is what…

Silla and Rise – Anirniq

Artist: Silla & Rise Catalogue: BAL-52 Format: CD, Digital Released October 1, 2021 The first single of Silla & Rise’s 3rd album, Silarjuaq. The Inuktitut word for breath. Inhale and feel your lungs swell, hear the heartbeat in your ears, and exhale. The power and control you hear in katajjaq requires mastery of breath. Take…