Saturday, January 31

Circlesquare - Fight Sounds Prt. 1

This particular track is from Circlesquares Fight Sounds EP that was never released due to the labels folding before the albums release. The label, whatever it was is no longer around so forget a mention but I managed to acquire a burnt/ autographed copy of the album from Mr. Circlesquare himself, Jeremy Shaw.

  • Circlesquare - Fight Sounds Prt.1 [Removed By Request]

My Robot Ears #40


Friday, January 30

Ellen Allien - Magma

Ellen Allien has been one of my top fave DJ's since I began paying attention to this whole blog music/ electro scene type deal, and continues to be. If it's because she's German that might make sense, seeing as how I tend to like all things German (for one reason or another).

All of this comes about as I stumbled across her own blog [], aside from the B Pitch official website. Everyone seems to have a blog these days... crazy.

No Bikes Fairbanks Edit

Fairbanks Trip '08 from no bikes on Vimeo.

Dim Mak Records New MP3 Blog Policy

Dear Online Music Blogs,
After several long meetings and conversations on the subject, we at Dim Mak Records have decided to contact many of the music blogs aka YOU ALL & give you guys the info on our new mailing list and system for blogs. Dim Mak has always approached music blogs with a laid back attitude and shown everyone a lot of love by sending out many of our releases for them to post. However, recently we have decided that we are going to be doing some things differently starting now and we ask that you please respect our decisions as these are in the best interest of promoting the music.

We have created a new mailing list for you music blogs where we will email you songs from every new release which you will have full authorization to post on your websites. The files will usually be around 128-bit and you can do what you want with these. This does not mean you can post up a 192 or 320-bit file of the same record we send you or pick out different songs from that release to post. We have several awesome releases coming out soon like Bloody Beetroots ft Steve Aoki, MSTRKRFT, SPA, Zuper Blahq, & Machines Don’t Care that we want people to get excited about while still making it worthwhile for consumers.

For any of you that feel your blog attracts a large DJ following, we have set up an online record pool for dj’s that want Dim Mak releases in high bitrates. Feel free to post on your website that interested DJ’s can email us at with their name, email, and myspace/website and we will add them to our DJ mailing list and they will be serviced with high bitrates of our releases directly.

We understand that some of your readers might be upset with this decision but please understand that this is a decision that we have spent a lot of time debating and we are giving you files that are truly for promotional use only. Please do not try to circumvent this by continuing to post 320s without our permission as we will be forced to take further action. Thank you!

Love & Happiness,
Dim Mak 4 Life

Thursday, January 29

Kanye Acknowledges Mental Handicap

I just read this article stating that Kanye West now wants to change his name to "Martin Louis The King." One would expect this change of name to refer to Martin Luther King Jr. [], but no, the decision was made over a pair of fucking shoes! WTF! Read the article here: [].
And he does bi porn, ahaha. wo

My Robot Ears #39

Image: Ellen Allien's [] crib

Mike Saavedra

Thursday, January 22

Take Notes: Reppin I R

Kkk peeps & peepers, lotsa new new. To start with, Radio Zero has I R linked up on their site []. You can catch Radio Zero Podcasts live @ 101.9 on your FM dial in Vancouver or download them from

Continuing with the good news FLAWLESS (six years in the making) managed to get posted on The Come Up [] which makes the total # of videos on The Come Up to four.

Then I will have you note the "Shop:" title to your right. I R MINUS will have an all out store soon complete with, art, videos, t-shirt's, stickers, demo cd's and lotsa more. Keep checkin the page as all of the previously mentioned items are now being gathered together.

Ok, I think that's it.
Image: I R MINUS ad campaign @ the Penticton Art Gallery

My Robot Ears #37

Picjacked from

Tuesday, January 20

This is my shit

My milestone moment;

My very first payed-printed-shipped-dolled up photo,
hanging in a living room. A place where breathing, active, living people, walk through EVERYDAY.

Kristen dished out 300 bucks to get this 40x36 canvas printed, and she gave me a cheque as credit for my photo, brightening her living room.

This is my shit, and it's just starting!

Monday, January 19


Spending Time With Poster Boy

A brand new video shot and edited by Keith Haskel showing off the NYC based street artist Poster Boy. He uses a razor and cuts up ads at the subway stations and merges his cuttings into a bizarre art form.

Sunday, January 18

Top 3's with Paul Devro

Just two days ago I sent a message to Vancouver's, Mad Decent Records and 1/2 Alive DJ Paul Devro, asking if he would be kind enough to spare a few moments to review 2008 with I R. To my delight he said "sure."

Now, I realize we are already in 09, but how can you be sure that your end of year review answers are accurate if the year isn't completely over?

What are your top 3 albums of 08?

  1. Mr. Oizo - Lambs Anger
  2. Prg'z - Fear & Loathing in Hunts Vegas
  3. Chancha Via Circuito LP

What are your top 3 venues of 08?

  1. RedRum - Finland []
  2. Elbo Room - San Fransisco []
  3. Jumbos - Los Angeles []

What have been your top 3 favourite tracks to drop in 08?

  1. DJ Jean - The Launch
  2. Donny - Symtomless Coma (Current Value Vip)
  3. Katy Perry Switch Remix



Friday, January 16

My Robot Ears #35

Pickjacked from The Come Up

Shane Weston

Jeff Evans

Take Notes: Rick Nicholls Bike Check

During Rick Nicholls film visit to Pen the other day I could't help but notice the color matching of his new set up. Blue and white looks nice so I asked him to do a bike check for us and here it is:
  • Frame - Subrosa Pandora 20.75'
  • Fork - Shadow Creeper v3
  • Stem - Shadow Attack
  • Bars - Demolition Doyle
  • Seat - Shadow Penumbra Ryan Sher
  • Clamp - Dodessey Mr Clampy
  • Rims - Proper
  • Tires - Animal GLH
  • Rear Hub - Demolition Anorexia
  • Sprocket - Fit Down Low 30th
  • Headset - Eastern Integrated
  • BB - Shadow Conspiracy
  • Pedals - Wellgo MG-52
  • Cranks - Primo Powerbites
  • Grips - Fly Ruben
  • Barends - Fly Ruben

Also, omg.hd is featured on No Bikes []

Thursday, January 15

My Robot Ears #34

Picjacked from

Long time no music. Kicking off this edition (#33) is another fresh track from my former classmate, Methadone. Methadone is pretty big into trip hop, so his tracks tend to be more low key easy listening classics. Checking his Facebook group the other day I stumbled across a remix of Nine Inch Nails "Capitol G." A solid, yet subtle track that lives up to original without a doubt.

After that is some new Gorillaz followed by Mehdi's infamous Signature.

Tuesday, January 13

This is my most viewed picture on flickr; hail to the nerds!

I have a photoshoot to do tomorrow afternoon on Commercial Drive for my friend's mom, Catherine Owen. She has a new poetry/prose book coming out in the next few months and has asked me to take her portrait for the back cover!

My first paying customer, my old english teacher, Kristen Green ordered one of my photos onto a canvas print off of the site Canvas on Demand. I'm seeing her thursday, and I'll be sure to take a photo of what it looks like hanging off her wall.

Fucking A!

Monday, January 12

Shot Callin feat. I R MINUS

The week long hiatus has ended now that the Internet is connected in the new place, it's dope here I'm not gonna lie, I can see the lake. K, but I was checking out Shot Callin [] when I noticed that I R MINUS is on the Shot Callin blogroll list. Nice, nice. Shot Callin never ceases to put out good house. Cool animation videos to, I might ad.

Monday, January 5

Cloud 9

There's been talk about me being the photographer for an upcoming EP! I am stoked, and star-strucked by my luck. Without giving up the ghost, the shoot should be scheduled to take place in Feburary, and I'll be helping out family/a good friend. I'll be shooting with a Sony F282, that son of a bitch weighs a ton. It's a semi SLR, 10 megapixels and gets great quality. More details to come as time closes in.

Sunday, January 4

Ay Sea Sea Reporting 1

A passerby attempts to capture the essence of the event that blocked off the road while the swimmer realizes he is glad to have a new experience swimming in a plexiglas tank of blue jello.

Feeling the track: Snak The Ripper on Pass da Mic TV

Saturday, January 3


Gabe was kind enough to add me as a regular contributor to the site, and let my camera eat his soul yesterday. I'm Wai-Lee Reid, and this is my first post on I R Minus. To say the least, I am fucking stoked to be apart of the familia!

You can find me on Flickr under the username CoyotePanties but I'll be posting my favorite and best pictures here.

Enjoy snitches