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CKMS 102.7 FM’s 2018 Ever After Podcast hits the MIXCLOUD.COM TOP 100 at number 35 !!!!!

Humbled to say the least; OUR Latest CKMS PODCAST from Ever After Music Festival HITS THE MIXCLOUD.COM TOP 100 CHARTS AT 35 THIS WEEK!!!!!

102.7 FM Podcast with Cam Matthews on-site at Ever After Music Festival 2018 now sitting 35TH in the category of Bass Music! 67TH OVERALL in the dubstep charts! and… 68th OVERALL in the DNB charts of the Mixcloud.com TOP 100 RADIO SHOWS AND PODCASTS !!!

A first to hold 3 different charts TOP 100!!! Help us try to hit number 1 !

Show your support by listening and likes on mix cloud.com !

Play on Mixcloud.com today at:

Big-Ups to CKMS and Mano-A-Mano radio for the connect to the Ever After pass and wireless mic to do the recording!

#everafterfest #bassmusic #dnb #mixcloud #podcast

Robot Apocalypse

Check out the #1 release of 2017! Stream the whole album here on YouTube! This album is also the original soundtrack of the Radio Waterloo Documentary that will be out this year!

This album features collaborations by:
Steve Bays of Hot Hot Heat, The Mounties
Elsa Jayne (local KW)
Parker Bossley of The Gay Nineties, Fur Trade
Ian Somers of Limblifter, Isomers
Sasha Chornyy of Life in Vacuum (local KW)
Ulysses Coppard of Smash Boom Pow
Ryan Stanley of Cursed Arrows (local KW)
Cara Leigh (local KW)
Chelsea McBride of Koopa Troop
Brad Weber, Angus Frasier & Dan Robers of Pick A Piper (local KW)
Colin Fisher & Steve Ward of Caribou
Iuls Dragomir (local KW)
Gary Cain of the Gary Cain Band (local KW)
Brad Merritt of 54-40
Moses Bogart (local KW)
Matt Kras of Cyanide Kiss (local KW)
Adam Kras of the Kras Country Experience (local KW)
Jeff McKenna of Audio Boffins (local KW)
Rob McKenna of McKenna’s All Weather Haulage (local KW)

Gary Cain – Twangadelic Bluesophunk

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Not only did we have the album in advance of it release and play some choice tracks, we actually had Gary Cain, the 4th best guitarist in the Universe on the Mano A Mano show to talk about this twangadelic album.

Check it out in the podcast below and then go get your face melted off at Cork Hall May 13th at 8:00pm.

 

Pick a Pipers new album is available now!!

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The picture above is from a few years ago when Pick a Piper released their first untitled album. They came to CKMS the day of the release and celebrated the album.

Fast Forward to now and Pick A Piper is releasing their follow up album called “Distance” and it is Amazing! I was lucky enough to be at their Waterloo show where they blew the top off the starlight.

In the interview that can be heard here I thought I heard Brad wrong when he said that they play stand up drums….but it was amazing! We will get a video clip up soon on our Mano A Mano Youtube page but for now check out some choice tracks and stories about the albums here:

 

Pick A Piper New album: Distance

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Pick A Piper is back with a new Album: Distance. This new album takes their work to a new level! Check out this podcast that spans various different era’s of work by this great band with ties to the KW community!

Then get your stuff together and meet us at Starlight! April 13th for Pick A Piper live in concert. These guys always put on a great show switching from synths to percussion to whatever else they can to produce the electro-rock vibes!

Top Songs of 2016

Based upon votes by the Mano Amigoes, CKMS Board members and Mano A Mano DJ’s here are CKMS’ Top Rock Releases of 2016.
#1 – Hot Hot Heat – The Kid Who Stays in the Picture
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csIaz1GS9i8&list=RDcsIaz1GS9i8
#3 – Holy F – Tom Tom
#4 Radio Head – Burn the Witch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI2oS2hoL0k
#5 Smash Boom Pow – Listen to Me
https://smashboompow.bandcamp.com/
#6 BadBadNotGood – Confessions Part II Featuring Colin Stetson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1inIFL2vdus&list=PLPXeD_XEn2STaTmqL52-OSrBRi7zWGcQb&index=4
#7 The Pack AD – Fair Enough
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFs2RW1Oack
#8 The Wet Secrets – Quelle Supreme
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJXL7nv6JdQ
#9 Royal Canoe – Somersault
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmXfUH7XG5w
#10 Isomers – All Failures
http://www.isomersmusic.com/
#10 Pup – If this tour doesnt kill you, I will
https://puptheband.bandcamp.com/album/the-dream-is-over

2nd Annual Beer Tasting Competition

ContestantsThis past #COTM marked the “Second Annual Beer Tasting Competition”. Reigning Champion DJ Plan B was in studio competing to defend his title as the Worlds best Beer sampler. DJ Mattador who was also at the last competition was on hand to try and bounce back from his performance in last year.

In addition to these two athletes, DJ Jazzy TBD and DJ MuuTuu (aka DJ Reliable Son) won their way through the beer drinking ranks in the region for a chance to take on the champ.

The Brewery this year was the Block Three Brewing Company based in St. Jacobs Ontario. The representatives from the brewery were DJ Froyo and DJ KFBass (whose DJ names are awarded during the competition).

The Mano A Mano show tried to throw off the athletes by having them do the beer tasting competition in extreme temperatures however DJ Plan B was not phased as he took home the championship for the second year in a row! Check out the podcast below for the exciting festivities, great music selection and plot twist at the very end which we hope will be signs of the future!

http://soundfm.s3.amazonaws.com/Second Annual Beer Tasting Competition.mp3

Winners

Block 3 Feature: Ian Somers

http://soundfm.s3.amazonaws.com/Ian Somers Feature.mp3

Above is our feature presentation of Ian Somers music from various different bands he has worked with. As one of our favourite musicians we are happy to bring to you his new track “All Failures” in the above podcast and since that podcast he has released one other track that can be heard here:

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MAM: Mothers Day Selection pack

The Day after Mothers day we talked about our mothers days whereas the Lost Indie City prepared their list before the big weekend we were discussing it post party! It gave a whole different perspective on the wonderful day as the DJ’s of Mano A Mano were about to talk about specific heart felt moments from the day.

  1. Mother Mother – The Sticks
  2. Lunchmoney Lewis – MAMA
  3. Stella Ella Ola – Proud Mother Stomp
  4. Sun Kil Moon – I can’t live without my Mothers love
  5. Daft Punk – Motherboard
  6. 2Pac – Dear Momma
  7. LACKOFSLEEP – Mother | Son | Ghost
  8. Said the Whale – Mother

Robot Apocalypse: Block Three Feature

Robot Apocalypse Evan
We recently had Evan from the Robot Apocalypse Collective in the CKMS Studio to share some Block Three Brewing Company Kind Street Saison’s, talk about new collaborations and where he gets inspiration for this exciting collaborative project. In addition to playing a few Robot Apocalypse tracks the Mano A Mano DJ’s play a throwback Song from Evans former band “Run Down Royalty” from when they were in the CKMS studio Years ago.