Press

Tom Green’s Snow Jam hits the GLC and the slopes

Excerpt from the Pique
 
…The genesis of this idea was Green’s friend Scott Arkwell, a.k.a. Whistler DJ Vinyl Ritchie, who has been friends with Green for 30 years, since they were teenagers skateboarding together in Ottawa.

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Tom Green’s Snow Jam Comedy and Hip Hop Tour

Excerpt from thegoldenstar.net
 
Canadian comedian, actor, broadcaster and rapper Tom Green and his snowboarding cohorts bring the Snow Jam Comedy and Hip Hop Tour with special guest Vinyl Ritchie to RockWater Grill and Bar on Feb. 21.

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Monster Energy Presents: 7 Inches of Pleasure Tour

From freqmagazine.com
 

With talks of 2017 being the year that vinyl becomes a billion dollar industry, it’s safe to say that vinyl is a bit of a hot commodity again. With how quickly the digital movement took over the music industry in this past decade and how much technology has changed the art of DJing, it’s great to see that before the trending hash tags, there was a group of highly skilled DJs that took to the road armed only with their favourite 7 inch records aka 45s.

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Monster Energy’s 7 Inches Of Pleasure Winter Tour returns for 5th year

From the dailyhive.com
 
Five years ago, Monster Energy rounded up a select group of DJs to celebrate the format of vinyl.
 
With notable artists like the legendary DJ Scratch (New York), Vinyl Ritchie (Vancouver), and Mat The Alien (Vancouver Island) in tow, the 7 Inches Of Pleasure Winter Tour — dubbed as a “history lesson disguised as an epic dance party” — would become hugely successful, touring through over 20 different cities across the nation and paying tribute to those who helped vinyl to become a pillar of DJ culture.

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7″ of Pleasure Press

Excerpt from the Ottawa Metro
 
…He’s bang-on about the talent. This year’s 7” of Pleasure tour is as good as it gets with EPMDs’ DJ Scratch, Vancouver vinyl kingpin Vinyl Ritchie, west coast weirdo Mat the Alien and Illo throwing down at Kinki Night Club this Friday night.

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Shout out from Z-Trip

Excerpt from the Pique
 
While here, he also plans to see his Whistler DJ buddies Vinyl Ritchie and Mat the Alien.
“I know I’ll be seeing them, riding with them and probably hanging out. To me, in the DJ community, these guys are huge,”

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All vinyl DJ set to spin at the Northern

Excerpt from the Fernie Free Press
 
“We are all friends and we have all known each other for a long, long time. We were approached by Monster Energy to do a DJ tour but see if we could do it all playing 45s because nobody was doing that sort of thing,” said Scott Arkwell, aka Vinyl Ritchie.

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Friendly competition and a lot of vinyl

Excerpt from the Pique
 
Four of Canada’s top DJs — two with long Whistler ties — are starting their annual pilgrimage around Western Canada… and the pleasure is all theirs.

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Vancitybuzz Interview

Excerpt from www.vancitybuzz.com
 
Vancouver’s own Vinyl Ritchie is, too, an icon in his own right. In the 90s, he was one of the first Western Canadian DJs to mix electronic releases with forgotten b-sides and gold hits — an innovative combination that has led him to remain a longstanding fixture in the city’s club scene.

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Whistler Question – Feb 2016

Excerpt from the Whistler Question
 
Approximately 29,000 records later and Arkwell, best known as Vinyl Ritchie in the DJ world, can recall them all by name or album cover and tell the tale behind them.

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Monster Energy 7″ of Pleasure Tour – News Release

7 Inches Is All It Takes
Monster Energy’s Popular All-Vinyl Tour Is Back for a Fourth Year

 

Click here to see the news release.

The Whistler Insider

Excerpt from www.whistler.com
 
“There is a lot of timeless soul and funk and reggae stuff that new DJs aren’t messing with.” says Vinyl Ritchie, Whistler’s undisputed godfather of the 7-inch. “And sometimes it is nice to hear music that is classic, or was made by 7 or 8 people playing music together at one time.”

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Cratery Interview

Excerpt from cratery.com
 
It would later be brought to my attention that Scott wasn’t just another Vancouver DJ. But a west coast OG named Vinyl Ritchie with an extensive collection and a reputation for killing it on the 45s.

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Whistler Love

From the Pique
 
So about that time when Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt went to Maxx Fish and were turned away…

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Press Realease – Bloom Nightclub

From Bloom Nightclub, Nelson, BC
 
If you haven’t seen Vinyl Ritchie (aka Scott Arkwell) in the Kootenays at least once over the past 20 years, you have been missing out.

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Van Doren Invitational at Hastings Skatepark

From www.vans.com
 
“Spectators are invited to explore all the summer activities offered in the exciting Vans village featuring exclusive Van Doren Invitational merchandise from the Vans shoebox container, food and beverage stations, music by DJ Vinyl Ritchie, and plenty of free giveaways.”

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Hip Hop throwdown at Babylon

From www.metronews.ca
 
“After Timekode DJs Zattar and Memetic open things up early, hip hop crusader and 2006 DMC champion DJ Illo will be dropping huge anthems alongside equally talented selectors DJ Pump and Vinyl Ritchie….”

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7″ of Pleasure – The Hi Fi, Calgary – Review

From www.bettyandkora.com

 

7 INCHES OF PLEASURE, A FULL ON MUSICAL EARGASM

“The 7 inch vinyl record is the preferred audio delivery device from some of the best era’s in music history…

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Pique Magazine Jan 19, 1996

In this corner weighing who-knows-how-many pounds, the Spincat. Scott Arkwell got his start back in Nova Scotia hanging with his crew.

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