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“Yuika” feat Sachie Sunaga [Original]

Five years ago, I visited Japan for the first time. Eager to absorb the culture, I wanted to visit as many festivals as possible - except there was only one during my month-long visit. Crap. That soured me at the time, but it ended up being a huge blessing because that's where I met Felicity Tillack from Where Next Japan. In the past few months, Felicity and I reconnected and have been working together on...

“Whole Picture” for the Rare Disease Foundation [Commercial]

Last week, I wrote some music for the Rare Disease Foundation​. I feel like I’ve lived a privileged life. Even in dark times, I’ve always been guided to a way to make things better. Let’s make sure these folks find one too. Well done to the good people at 123w for the creative! Here's their description of the piece: "Nearly 3 million Canadians have a rare disease. With as little as $3,500, the Rare Disease Foundation...

“Kollectv” feat Lilian Leopold [Short]

Featuring Lilian Leopold, this latest short by Kollectv takes us on a romp through some of my favourite places in the world, the trails of North Vancouver. The creative was looking for a hybrid sound, a blend of tribal and nature-inspired tones sitting on an electronic foundation. Narratively, we wanted to paint the picture of a hunt, one that would escalate throughout the piece. As always with this team, I was more than happy to...

“NFL Superfan Contest” for Nokian & Kal Tire [Commercial]

This year, Kal Tire and Nokian Tyres were running an NFL promotion giving away free NFL New Era Hat and a chance to win a trip for 2 to Super Bowl LII. The talented teams over at 123w and Jarmain Productions spearheaded the project and hired me on for the music. They creative needed a football feel with a bit more edge. To keep the football roots, we opted for the snares and brass of...

“Inaba” (A Tribute to Persona 4) [Original]

Happy 2017! To kick things off, I wrote a lazy, hazy tribute to the venerable Persona 4. My November was rough, and I disappeared into the game to clear my mind. I think the narrative's focus on inner turmoil, how we present ourselves to the world, and empathy really spoke to what I was going through, and I became very attached to the universe. Grateful, even. I wanted to make those feelings permanent and named...