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Bench Festival Playlist

Remember that feeling last summer? The one when you were dancing in a crowd with hundreds of thousands of people who were on a Kygo-high just like you, while the sun set over your city and the heat sunk in? We remember, and it’s about that time again – Festival season is back.

With our #FestivalLineup colletion now available, our team’s been vibin’ to the sounds of summer like it’s already slipping away. Ready to make your way back into a summer of hot tracks with our Festival Playlist?

Goosebumps? We feel you, summer’s finally here. Complete the feels with our #FestivalLineup.


What We’re Listening To: Motel Raphaël

What do you get when three fun-loving, totally cool girls form a band? Presto and voila, you have Montreal native, indie-pop group, Motel Raphaël. This trio is made up of Clara Legault, Maya Malkin and Emily Skahan. Fate and their passion for music bonded these gals, and set them on a stratospheric course where nothing can stop them. Since hitting the Montreal music scene back in 2012, Motel Raphaël just keeps on getting bigger and better. If you haven’t been listening to their new album “System”, which was released April 15, 2016, then get on it. We caught up with the fellow-Montrealer’s at Apt. 200 located on Boulevard St-Laurent.

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Music + Cities: Techno in Berlin

In recent years Berlin has become a cultural and creative hub pulling people from across the globe. It is renowned for its cheap rent, large warehouse and art spaces, and alterative and bohemian culture, which are said to be major driving factors in its cultural progression.  Continue Reading


What We’re Listening To: Disclosure

Brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence have had an exciting five years. Born back in 2010 in Surrey, the pair has managed to be one of the driving forces behind the resurgence of dance music gaining its place back in the charts globally.

Disclosure played for us in our Self Made Gallery in Manchester back in 2012, and it’s been so exciting seeing their journey from emerging artists to pioneers of UK future garage and deep house. Continue Reading

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Jess Glynne Live in Montreal

Chills – the feeling that overcomes your body when you’re in a room filled with 400 fans vibing to the voice of power house, Jess Glynne. Earlier this season we introduced Jess to you as our new Brand Ambassador and the face of our Fall 15 campaign. On Septemer 19th , we witnessed Jess’ first Canadian pit stop of her North American tour – and it was a night to remember.

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Bench x Thump Brit Invasion

We’ve recently been working alongside Vice’s electronic imprint Thump creating a feature film with our brand ambassador Jess Glynne. Launched in 2013, Thump has since been one of the biggest online and visual platforms for already established and emerging electronic artists globally.

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#LoveMyHood Playlist: DJ FeelGoodSmalls

Being able to read the crowd is crucial to making sure you bring the vibe. DJ Feel Good Smalls definitely brings the big party and the big sound to Toronto. From a variation of hip-hop, upbeat vibes, nu-disco, deep house and indie dance, she guides party-goes through unforgettable nights. Plug in and listen to the sounds of her city with her Bench. #LoveMyHood playlist – We’ve got it on repeat, and you definitely will too.

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I Like I Wear x Osheaga Music Festival

Montreal’s Osheaga turned the big 1-0 this month, and of course we were there to celebrate. With a lineup so vast and well cultured, it surely blew our socks off. We set out, Bench’d up, and couldn’t wait to hear the sounds of what was about to be an insane weekend. We invited Montreal fashion and lifestyle blogger, Candice Pantin of I Like I Wear, to join us for the three-day madness.  Continue Reading