JPOD the Beat Chef Fractal Forest, Salmo BC August 12

JPOD the Beat Chef Fractal Forest, Salmo BC August 12
It's been something to watch JPOD grow from a humble Kelowna turntablist at the turn of the millennium into the live-remixing, funk-blasting master beat chef he is today. He's practically an institution at the Fractal Forest now, this being his eighth year performing at Rich-e-Rich's notoriously groovy stage, and it didn't take long to see why.

JPOD's distinctive style of womp funk, laced with gospel and classic pop, suits the cool woodland setting to a tee. His stylistic and aural variety has greatly expanded as of late, showcased by a previously unheard retooling of "Good Day Sunshine" by the Beatles, taken to his signature downtempo squonk before elevating to luscious drum 'n' bass.

His personality is infectious, too, with a goofy grin chiseled across his face whenever he's not laughing or graciously thanking people. It's no wonder he had the Forest packed out and bumping by 9 p.m., with absolute command over an abusive amount of bass, rumbling so pervasively that you could feel it in your chest at every other stage.