Take a tripped out audio excursion up the mountain to the 2016 World Ski and Snowboard Festival in Whistler, B.C. with us.

We start out, as you must, by grabbing a last surf at Long Beach to prep for an attempt at surfing and snowboarding, in what I consider sister cities of Tofino and Whistler, within 24 hours. We’ll take you on a hitchhike adventure involving a crying baby, a bachelor party and roller derby girls heading to the same festival, making last minute jersey adjustments on the ferry, iron in hand.

I ask a couple Whistler locals about the significance of the “Après,” as the results of the big ski competition are announced in the background. Plus, we’ll hear the coach of the First Nations Snowboarding Team describe the significance of A Tribe Called Red’s music — and he’ll tell us about a particularly meaningful moment during their big opening performance.

Then we collect the four members of Juno-nominated BADBADNOTGOOD to recap their performance, find out about their musical vocabulary and ask what it’s been like to work with Ghostface Killah, Kaytranada and Mos Def.

Of course you’ll be treated to a whack of dope tunes from the likes of A Tribe Called Red, Flying Lotus, Earl Sweatshirt, Pendulum, Railtown Prophets and Little Simz.

[Originally aired on 90.1 FM Tuff City Radio April 12, 2016]

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