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I'll be on visuals and playing music in the Tiki. See you down there!

Intimate Productions presents Legendary Long Weekend :: #TurkeyBurnerEdition At The Waldorf | Sunday Oct 11th

Thanksgiving is the time to give thanks for all the things we are lucky to have, spend time with family and friends, and eat tons of Turkey of course. So what better way to burn off all those tasty meals than by coming down to party with us at Vancouver's longest running Long Weekend party! For this one, we got some of Vancouver's finest - McSuede, Ryan Wells, Jared Love, Abasi, Dunks, Woodhead and then some. So mark your calendars, and let's work it all off on the dance floor together. LLW: The Legend continues.

Room 1 | (house)
Mike McSuede * Ryan Wells * Jared Love

Room 2 | (all vinyl room with funk hits, disco jams and classic house)
presented by Paradise City
Dunks * Abasi * Woodhead

#LLW #TurkeyBurnerEdition

Visuals by Lighthead | Photos by Mood.Berlin

Advance Tickets $12/$15 | More Door
Online: www.intimateproductions.com
Also available in store at:
Beat Street Records [439 W. Hastings] : (604.683.3344)

Doors 10pm | 19+

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Woodhead on Spliffbreaks

29 September 2015

@Spliffbreaks asked to interview me @basscoastproj. I said yes, as long as we did the interview in the mobile sauna. At first they were a little worried about the camera getting salty and steamy. In the end they risked their expensive recording equipment and went for it. Watch the interview here:

"While during our visit to the 2015 Bass Coast Music Festival, we had the chance to interview Darren Woodhead or simply known to many as, Woodhead. Being the veteran in the House/Techno and Festival scenes in Vancouver and surrounding areas of British Columbia that he is, his insight on not only music but also the festival culture on a whole is in depth and extensive. Spliff Breaks was lucky enough to soak up some of those experiences with him during our time spent at this amazing festival.

Woodhead and John Zee discuss mobile saunas and The Sauna Sessions, the Vancouver Electronic music scene/community, Woodhead's early days and the Soundwave Festival (Tofino, B.C.), differences from earlier party days to more current music festivals, what excites Woodhead about the current rave scene and much more.."

Host / Producer: John Zee
Twitter X Instagram X Facebook: @spliffbreaks

Filmed by Spencer Rieu and Paddy Lane - http://www.tmmedia.ca/

Video edited by: Spencer Rieu

Twitter: @DarrenWoodhead

Bass Coast:
Instagram X Twitter: @BassCoastProj
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BassCoastFes...

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at 10pm pst http://nsbradio.co.uk/ . I'll be playing a few of my new edits and tunes on NSB Radio. Also tunes from Audit, Neighbour, Fedski, Spiltmilk and Toffa on the menu.

"This week on Broken Racket on NSB Radio we have special guest DJs Darren Woodheadd and Atal NineArts Pamir
Tune into http://nsbradio.co.uk/ at 9pm PST Tuesday September 29th to catch the show live.
If you miss the live show all of the shows are available for free download from the NSB Radio archives and from hearthis.at.

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Posted up in front of my turntables and a small pile of records, this is what came out.


Lamont Booker - My House Music (hardcore) Not
Paxton Fettel - She's Alright
HNNY - Oma Doris
Pools - 3rd Eye (Luvless Rmx)
Phil Week - Bad Chance
HNNY - Nothing
Silk 86 - Felicity
Italo Johnson - No. 09
Borrowed Identity - Tenebra
Frits Wentink - Angela Saliva
Sleazy McQueen - Now You Know (Century Remix)
Nightbraker - Who’s Your Dede
Chaos In The CBD - Luxury Motivation
M. Landsky - Wild People
CTEPEO ’57 - Kackworsthouse

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This Friday at Beaumont we get loose!

"Each season offers up it's own version of summer's more extroverted charms. Fall's nice for many reasons- I like it because it's the rebirth of our subconsciously internalized yearly work cycle. Remember "back to school"? Copping a couple new binders and notebooks, stocking up the Le Kitt with some Prismacolours, tracking down that crush you haven't seen all summer, getting that ill-fated mushroom cut or the Ross Gellar with the frosty tips... I digress. The idea that we can reinvent or refocus is very useful, and the brisk Autumn breezes and gradual palette of colours changing all around us serve as a reminder that though the seasons arrive in the same order, each year is fundamentally unique and will never be replicated.

So it is with our little dance party, deviating from our vision just enough to embrace change, broadening our horizons to the atrocious amount of talent in our city, all while keeping our hand on the tiller of vibes, adjusting just enough to angle our 18th party into the inlet of passionate dance release."




live dance:

CAROLYN SCHMIDT + friends (dance improvisation)

visual environment:

Lighthead Visuals

bar and hospitality:

Patrick Kimball

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Sometimes you just have to pour some whiskey, turn the lights down low, press record and start djing. This mix features favorite selections from some of my late night playlists this summer. Thanks for listening to my music!


01. Secondcity - I Wanna Feel (Cristoph remix)
02. Borrowed Identity - Addictive
03. Eskuche Nu Sky - The Future
04. PBR Streetgang - Move On, Don't Want Me
05. Mia Dora - Raw Kiss
06. Ruben Mandolini - Abduction
07. Pluto - Grange Road West (Boxia remix)
08. Soledrifter - A Word On Music
09. Svida - Freerider
10. Cristoph - Reachin'
11. Waifs & Strays - Work On You
12. PBR Streetgang - Move On, Don't Want Me
13. Tato - Acamon
14. Waifs & Strays - Beat On The Drums
15. Wouter De Moor & Mulder - Rubato
16. Copy Paste Soul - On Point
17. Huxley - Diesel
18. HeavyFeet - Collect_All & Rave (Joyce Muniz remix)
19. Tom Budden - Shouldn't Be Here
20. Majora - Cougar
21. Landis LaPace - Zesty Nachos (hard mix)

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Tensnake at The Imperial

07 September 2015

I'm on visuals for this night, going to be one to remember.

Saturday Sept 12, 2015
Nordic Trax Presents

[Astralwerks/Defected, Germany]

Another Vancouver debut from Nordic Trax, we welcome
Tensnake, aka German DJ and producer Marco Niemerski. He made his name to most with the huge 2010 dancefloor smash Coma Cat, and since then has been in ever increasing demand. Seemingly effortlessly managing the elusive feat of marrying classic disco and house influences to a contemporary sound, Marco is in that very rare position where his music appeals equally to the biggest dancefloors, from Ibiza and Miami, and real chin-stroking aficionados. All of which has gained him a solid reputation as a producers producer. His music effortlessly transcends genres, and the release of his debut album Glow looks set to cement his reputation as a major talent.

Plus Luke McKeehan & Andy Clockwork
Lounge: Spilt Milk

The Imperial
319 Main St
Vancouver BC
Doors 930

Limited advance tickets on sale 10am Friday July 24 online at Resident Advisor and Ticketzone. Advance tickets available in-store at Beat Street, High Life, Zulu, Vinyl, Puff and Tom Lee (Granville).

Ticketzone: http://bit.ly/Tensnake_Imperial

RA: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?739147

Full bio:

Born in Hamburg in 1975, Marco grew up listening to disco, soul, boogie, funk and the finer cuts of 80s pop, from Prince, to the more Balearic tracks from Simple Minds to, er, Prefab Sprout. His older brother also introduced him to other influences like freestyle and boogie to Italo-pop. As he grew older he went through a Mod-period before finding and embracing more dancefloor-inspired influences from Larry Levan to Junior Boys Own, Romanthony to Masters of Work.

With such a diverse set of influences, it’s no surprise Marco’s own music has already shown more depth than most artists manage to achieve in a lifetime.

After starting the Mirau label with friends in 2005, Marco’s first record was ‘Around The House’, which he felt was “a
lucky strike” at the time, but still sounds fresh six years on. The Mirau motto is ‘Not mass but class’ and over the years it has steadily grown into an international label, and released their first compilation album last year, as well
as Erdbeerschnitzel’s excellent album “Tender Leaf’.
It was the aforementioned all-conquering ‘Coma Cat’, which first made Marco’s name. “I knew as soon I wrote it that I had something special,” says Marco, “but I never expected it to be so big, or last so long”. But although ‘Coma Cat’ may have been the breakthrough, the 80s tinged, more cinematic and laidback ‘Congolal’, and ‘Mainline’, Marco’s 2012 collaboration with UK vocalist Syron, and storming remixes for everyone from Aloe Blacc and Friendly Fires to Lana Del Ray clearly showed the depth of Marco’s range. Then there was a sublime mix of ‘Ritual Union’ for Little DRagon, a beautiful downtempo piece which was so good that vocalist Yukimi Nagano herself sang a show-stopping live version of the song with Marco in Miami last year.

It was a sign of things to come. The first single released from his forthcoming debut album, the smooth, down tempo ‘58BPM’ with Fiora surprised a few people when it was released. “That was deliberate decision,” says Marco, “I wanted to make a statement with the first single and surprise people.” With shades of Prince and a brilliant remix from Mano Le Tough, it was another reminder that it was proving impossible to corner this Snake.

When he first appeared on the scene his early releases were seen as a welcome antidote to the omnipresent minimal house scene of the time. If there’s anything Marco is rallying against with Glow, it’s what he sees as the sidelining of the songwriting in the desperation to create big brash dancefloor moments, in the wake of the rise of EDM. “I feel like people have forgotten the art of songwriting,” explains Marco, “which is all important”.
It will come as no surprise to fans of Marco’s mixes, which always take listeners on a journey, that Glow is an album
that stands alone as a complete, cohesive piece of work, rather than a collection of dancefloor tracks collated on one CD. It’s one of those rare beasts, a dance music album that makes total sense if you sit down and listen to it at home from start to finish.

Glow features collaborations with Fiora, Stuart Price, Jamie Liddell, MNEK (British singer Uzoechi Osisioma Emenike), Jeremy Glenn, Gabriel Stebbing (Nightworks)… oh, and the mighty Nile Rodgers from Chic, who plays on two tracks.

There’s been a million misinformed column inches written about the return of disco over the past couple of years, but
for Marco, disco never went away, it’s been an ever-present influence in his record collection and music, so for Marco collaborating with Nile Rodgers was a dream.

“I couldn’t believe he was so grounded,” says Marco. “I sent him a message on Facebook, and didn’t really expect a reply, but he replied himself 20 minutes later and he said he knew my music. I sent him the music and he called me and said, ‘Would you mind if I was just your session musician on this track’ which was amazing.”

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Blueprint, Mad Decent Block Party & Live Nation Present...


w/ Very Special Guest(s):

*** DIPLO ***

*** LUNICE ***

*** PAUL DEVRO ***


Dr.Seiz & Dunham

Sunday, September 6th 2015
868 Granville St - 19+ w/ ID only

TICKETS ON SALE NOW VIA: bit.ly/mdbpvanafterparty



Become a fan of Blueprint Events, Mad Decent Block Party, Live Nation BC & This Is Blueprint:

Follow Blueprint Events, Live Nation BC & Mad Decent Block Party on Instagram:
@blueprintevents @thisisblueprint @maddecentblockparty @livenationbc


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Intimate Productions presents Legendary Long Weekend :: #Back2SchoolBash + 12 Year Anniversary At The Waldorf | Sunday Sept 6th

Room 1 | (house)
Jesse Hills * Howl Sound * Iain Howie

Room 2 | (disco / funk / classic house)
presented by Paradise City
Wmnstudies * Abasi * Soren Thomas Workshop

#LLW #Back2SchoolBash

Visuals by Lighthead Visuals

Photos by Mood.Berlin

Advance Tickets $12/$15 | More Door
Online: www.intimateproductions.com
Also available in store at:
Beat Street Records [439 W. Hastings] : (604.683.3344)

Doors 10pm | 19+

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The dawg days of summer are in full effect, and boy ain't it great. Beach time, camp stoves, cheap blueberries and a reinvigoration of the physical body in relation to its spaces and places. There's plenty to celebrate, and with a forum like the newly minted Beaumont Studios, it's entirely possible, even probable. With our overlapping goals of dance floor emancipation, exposing fresh talent to our voracious younglings, and a generally good-natured approach to partying, we present to you another edition of Vancouver's best little dance party.

Mueslix by:


We are so blessed to have our own top shelf Canadian export in the house, representing a unique vision of house and techno. He's collided head-on with the dance music rebirth in Berlin, littered the planet with quality, playable releases, and now he's coming back to the West Coast to share his travels with us.

Recent releases on Cynosure, Highgrade and Trapez LTD have earned a renewed focus on his distinctive production style and extensive discography. With his False Image collaboration with Tom Clark out now on Get Physical - and projects with Pablo Bolivar on Apparel, and Tim Xavier on Alphahouse, respectively - his sound has reached more ears than ever this past year. Meanwhile, his latest full-length, Third Culture, continues to earn critical praise, further establishing his reputation as an artist with as much vision as his abundant skill.


Andy, Andy, Andy. What can we say here. It cannot go unsaid that this man is objectively handsome. With that out of the way, we can focus on the fact that he's been a mainstay of the west coast house music environment since 1999 and beyond. Countless of his crisp, creative concoctions have graced crates thanks to his Clocktower Recordings, and the denizens of Festivus, a regional campout dynamo, know all about his shenanigans both on and off the court. Either way, he's a team player; he'll work hard in the corners, chase the puck up the boards, get it on net, and get to the bench all without breaking his trademark "Esquire" sunglasses / grin combo.

visual environment by LIGHTHEAD

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An extended family gathering and focus to heal.

At first glance some might see us as a bunch of misfits, a bunch of wacky ravers acting silly way late into the night, and they might be right. But at some point it becomes more than that. At some point this becomes family. These are the people we care about and who care about us. These are who we call to for help, and offer a shoulder to lean on when the leaning gets heavy.
Recently some members of our family have entered a very challenging chapter, and so we are calling for a full family gathering of epic proportions for support, both moral and financial, and to relish in this incredible family that we all have been adopted into.


For more info and updates on Leanne's progress, or to donate: http://www.gofundme.com/yvwn79s

Friday Aug 28th
MASSIVE collaborative party with:
6pm BBQ, HUGE silent auction, yoga, mini-games, so many DJ's, dance, magic, burlesque, healing.
Entry by donation, $10-$20

With music provided by:

Self Evident
Taal Mala
Kir Mokum
Special Ed
Dark Arps
Max Ulis
Ryan Wells
DJ Soo
MC Emotions
MC Think Tank
Myles Away
Kimmy K
Kid Kurse
Tuck In Tyler

Performances by:
Acro Voices
Emily Long - Aerials
Luna Essence - Burlesque
Tristan Risk - Magic
Olivia D - Solo Dance
Brett Diplock – Pop’n’Lock

Yoga sessions lead by Heather Boyer and Brenda Holmes

BBQ / Food by Jules Atkinson

Photo Booth by Thom Hamilton

Amazing SILENT AUCTION items provided by:

Bass Coast Project – 2016 Ticket / Swag
Black Tuna Records - 10 release DL and T-Shirt
Jenni Mohnstr - Velvet garter belt
Crystal Precious & Sweet Soul - Supreme Sassification Package
Funk Hunters - Tickets and merch package
Amberleigh Forsyth - Hair Cut and Colour
Buck Lee Glass - Hollow Retticello Pendant w/ Opal
Claire Brousseau - Wearable art & leatherwork
Heather Boyer - Massage and movement therapy session
Xanax Assassins: Media package + apparel
Amanda Louise -InnerAltar one of a kind sterling silver pendant
Sarah Pitcairn - Accessories
Nadine Hanky Panky - Pleasure Mate Kit
Sami Majadla - 2 hour tech consulting session
Brenda Holmes - Yoga Package
Megan Carsley - Spa Package at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Tangerine Design- Branding + stationary design package *Or* Wordpress theme configuration package
Karina Caroline – Ethical Products
Tom Hoff – Laser Cuts
Tim Campbell – Massage Package
Shakya - Fitness session / Meditation and wellness focus
Joffrey Middleton-Hope – Photo Session Package
Crystalworks Gallery - Healing Crystal
Raquel Jorfor – Headshots/Product shots
Sarah Fahina – Custom Hats
Zac Yankewicz – Photo session
Stuart MacMahon – Kanto YUMI bookshelf speakers
Fresco – 100% wood instillation
Unity Yoga – Yoga Package
Melanie Yip - Original painting and prints
Sam Demoe – Limited Print
Soleil Martine - Hand carved lost wax cast jewelry
Rob Bannister - 10K Maui Sunset print
Tessa van Poele - Jamberry nail applique package

Visuals by:
Vasho Pekar
Tim Rolls
Thadius Maximus: INEO Studios

Decor and Environments by:
Vancouver Art and Leisure
Anna Bush - Bushwacked
Hamish – The Grove
Andrea – Aquarius Party
Kristan M, Ash Turner , Laura Sharp

Promo Design by Brendan Cave
Promo Video by Leland Miller

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Astrologically, if you believe is such things, and the Beaumont does…

People are attracted to the Beaumont Leo’s. We have a zest for life and are extremely warm and give good natured energy towards all the people in our life. Our enthusiasm is what attracts people to us. The Leo's of the Beaumont are social butterflies, not because we want to be, but because people always naturally gravitate and embrace our quirky sweetness. You can try not to like a Beaumont Leo, chances are you’ll fail, its hard not like us because we just can't stop adorning you with our sweet cuddly nature.

While we tend to be fairly balanced and we are totally realistic, the fact that we are hosting a giant party for ourselves is merely another attempt play with maul our friends on the dance floor. We are the Beaumont Leo's and but we do this event without the vanity of your run of the mill Leo.

Some Leos might be too caught up in themselves and be self-centred, but the Beaumont Leo's, not us, at the end of the day, we are never too self-absorbed to exclude a Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces energy to come out and play.

Beaumont Leo's can lift up other's spirits and provide encouragement when times are rough, so if your birthday is way off in a lame ass month like rainy February, we can cheer up your birthday blues and offer you some honorary cat ears, or even a scratch ya in the tail region, see if that motivates you.

Beaumont Leo can help anyone in need, call us for costume ideas, or ways you might honour your own special LEO. Leo’s like to pamper their friends and treat them well and we loooove to get pampered right back. Imagine the excitement of surprising a fellow unknowing LEO with a BEAUMONT LEO PARTY.

A Beaumont Leo is an ultimate friend. We never hold a grudge and we are very forgiving, even if you've missed this event in the past, we will show you the ropes when you get here.

We have respect and understanding of people’s differences and that is why we want you all to come and celebrate us in your own your astrological way. So come play with a ball of string with us. or a bottle of something.

10th annual
Friday August 21st from 9:45-3:30
come one come all.

1 Decade of Leo parties-
from the jungle to the safari, where will the Beaumont Leos take you this year. …

Ferociously leading you all into the party, at 9:45pm the amazing Lion Tamer…. D J Woodhead,

Then pouncing onto the stage, one of the mightiest LEOs himself, Steven J Hornung a fearless 10 year Lion King.

After that, the majestic, the pride of the lion, the soft like a kitten,his one and only DJ Deary Kay Tellame..

and then to close out with a thunderous ROAR, Leo Lover and purrfect closer for the night, Ryan Wells….

As always, beaumont will be selling ‘sexy all night long’
what will you be selling, your purr or your roar? Will you win the best 'Roar Competition' or do you have the best pounce in town.

Proceeds from this years Kissing Booth will be donated to Paws for a Cause. To learn more about signing up for the Booth and to get a chance to win 50% of the proceeds at that booth, write PM to The Beaumont Studios we'll get you in the know.

For the rest of my darling friends, Leo's or Not... Come with a LEO friend, Come dressed in honour of your Leo friends or any other crazy assed animal for that matter.
Tickets go on Sale tomorrow, get em early and only pay $15.00. get em late and pay $20.00 at the door. CLICK HERE

Leos will receive 1 complimentary drink with proof of ID. and honorary LEO's with the best efforts will get a drink too.

questions still? info@thebeaumontstudios.com

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Homebreakin’ is back with a fifth instalment of their post Shambhala Music Festival shin dig Tropical Thunder! If you missed out on this year’s festival or are just thirsty for more booty bouncin’ fun and magic, come join us at The new Beaumont Studios while we rip up the dance floor and get down to the sounds of these fine selectors:

SELF EVIDENT (Dipped / LIGHTA! / Low Indigo)


NEIGHBOUR (Homebreakin)

WOODHEAD (Homebreakin / Editorial)

SPILTMILK (MSLX / Homebreakin)

ZEL (Brasil / Royal Soul Records)


VISUALS : Lighthead Visuals

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Had the pleasure of creating a video mapped barn for this years Sun Fest in Cowichan. Amazing working with this crew.

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What started as an adventure, turned into a tradition and now has become legend. After 2yrs off the Festivus crew took stock, and with much consideration, relaunched in 2012 at a new home ... to high praise and acclaim from the 400 attendees.

Now situated at a private campground east of Osoyoos, up in the hills with our own private lake, Festivus offers a truly unique vibe and venue unlike any other small festival.

Although Festivus has changed with the sounds over the years, the core weight of the festival has and always will be HOUSE. We provide an environment warmth and unity exemplified by the genre, and couldn't be happier about it's recent return to dominance.

We're excited for year 11, as our new home has brought new enthusiastic attendees and seen the return of previous regular friends of Festivus. We are anticipating a fair increase in attendance this year, but as we've always promised, it will never exceed 1000. Bigger names and potential profits (something we've never seen) could never replace the intimate vibes at home feels we get from our Festi-family

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Shambhala 2015

12 July 2015

I'll be video mapping up a storm at Shambhala's Ampitheatre Stage this year. Come say hello.

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Always a great time sippin caesars and playing tunes on The Drive.

Woodhead at Recovery Room June 22 2015 by Woodhead on Mixcloud

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Catch my set 4:15am Sat morning Slay Bay.

Been to every Bass Coast and i must say... I am the most EXCITED for this year!

July 10-13, 2015 in Merritt, BC
TICKETS are moving quickly - Capacity 3000

Welcome to Bass Coast 2015. Join us for 4 days of innovative music, large scale art installations, workshops, yoga, camping, & community.

The festival site in the Nicola Valley has a distinct allure. Pitch your tent under a shady poplar tree and wade into the refreshing Coldwater River. The festival’s intimate setting ensures that you are close to the action: three stages with world class sound design by PK Sound, intriguing and illuminating workshops and over 50 original art installations.

Experience over 100 international and local artists, from NYC rapper Zebra Katz, to Berlin-based underground techno producer Kris Wadsworth, to the DJ/instrumental fusion of Vancouver’s own Funk Hunters.

Only 3000 people get into this musical wilderness. Don’t miss out. Tickets are available online and at select retailers.

This year’s musical lineup features:

Ardalan, Basic Soul Unit, Detroit Swindle, Dimond Saints, Doctor Jeep, El Papa Chango, EPROM, Fort Knox Five, G Jones, Grenier, HANNAH, J Kenzo, J.Phlip, Jacob Korn, Justin Martin, Kris Wadsworth, Longwalkshortdock, Mat the Alien, Om Unit, Sabo, Sam Binga, Sinistarr, Sister City, Smalltown DJS, The Funk Hunters, Tyler Stadius, Zebra Katz

Barisone, Blondtron n Waspy, Daega Sound, Danny Corn, Ekali, ESB, Goopsteppa, GREAZU$, Hoola Hoop, Isis Graham, JPOD the beat chef, Lion-S, Lorne B, Max Ulis, Michael Red, MiHKAL, Monolithium, Neighbour, Philthkids, Reva Devito, Ryan Wells, Sabota, Self Evident, Sergio Levels, Slope, Taal Mala, Tank Gyal & Mandai, The Librarian, Westerley, Willisist, Woodhead… & and over 50 more local luminaries

With performance art by:

House of La Douche, Julia Grace, Luciterra, Sofiah Thom, Subscura, Sweet Soul Burlesque

RIDE SHARE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/groups/265718810199490/

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Warm up for one of my favorite festivals of the summer is this Sunday and it's outdoors. Get your helmet on.

Festivus Music Festival & The Citizens of Awesome Town present ...
Throwdown in Awesometown ....Festivus official pre party at the historic Waldorf. Patio Party!!

Pre sale tickets are only $10 online...$15 at the door


A huge line up of Festivus favorites will be throwing down one on one in an all out house shootout! i
Expect lots of sunshine, ticket and swag giveaways, and the release of our new apparel line.

We have some special surprises in store for this event, so come out and support the best small festival anywhere!

Dont Be Shitty!

Featuring Festivus All Stars

THAT featuring Andy Clockwork + Patrick Kelly
Ryan Wells
Clinical Trials
Ingrid Hakanson
Ollie Ple
Tre Funk
Alex Mei
Norrie Taylor
Mike Arnold

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I'll be dropping all vinyl sets 5-6pm on Main St. and 7-8pm in Yaletown. See you all on the streets!

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Here comes my favorite LLW of the year. Doing it up for Canada Eh!

Intimate Productions presents Legendary Long Weekend :: #CanadaDayCrasher At The Waldorf | Tuesday June 30th

We ♥ Canada and each year we celebrate this amazing nation by throwing a very special edition of LLW: The Canada Day Crasher. This year is no exception as we take over the fabulous The Waldorf for a proper celebration with an all Canadian line-up. With BC DJ heroes Woodhead, K-Tel, Red Bull Thre3tyle Champion Nick Bike, the amazing Some Kind of Music Blog crew and many more in 3 rooms, there will be quality music to enjoy for all your friends. Show your pride for Canada and dress in white & red from head to toe and get in 1/2 price!

TABU Room | (house)
Woodhead * K-Tel * D.Jon * Alex Mei
Visuals by Vj Electra Belle : www.facebook.com/dvjelectrabelle

TIKI Room | (disco / funk / classic house)
presented by Paradise City
Nick Bike * Abasi + Glyn * Inkster
Visuals by Lighthead Visuals

HIDEAWAY | (deep / dark / minimal)
presented by Some Kind Of Music Blog
Joel West (Groundwerk) * Zarfan (VAL) * Jennifer Bass (Night Vision)
Visual Art by Tim Rolls

#LLW #CanadaDayCrasher

3 Rooms | 3 Sounds | 1 Killer Party

Advance Tickets $12/$15 | More Door
Online: www.intimateproductions.com
Also available in store at:
Beat Street Records [439 W. Hastings] : (604.683.3344)
Zulu Records [1972 W. 4th] : (604.738.3232)
Red Cat Records [4332 Main St.] : (604.708-9422)

Doors 10pm | 19+

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My favorite Commercial Drive Weekday hang out. Always fun to mix it up on the decks, at Recovery Room there are no rules. We go till around one, stop in!

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My new Ep of Soul, Funk, Disco edits and re-works is currently doing it's rounds on the juno download charts. Thanks for the support anyone who purchased the tunes. You'll find them perfect for cool summer nights or hot sandy beach days. Have a great summer xo

Review: "Having previously appeared on Homebreakin' records, it was probably only a matter of time before Vancouver's Darren Woodhead popped up on Montreal's Editorial Records. Next To You is a typically cheery, floor-friendly EP, blending classic funk, soul disco and boogie samples with subtle house and breaks grooves. As a result, there's plenty to excite, from the jazzy guitar solos and sun-kissed disco grooves of "You Blew It", to the dreamy electrofunk shuffle of "So Devine". Those in search of straight-up dancefloor dynamite should head for opener "Party Hearty", a swinging, good-time funk/nu-disco hybrid featuring rubbery bass and razor-sharp horns aplenty."


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Vancouver's World Environment Day Event!

DevOcean is an inspired evening of learning and dancing for creative thinkers, concerned citizens, and powerful community leaders to come together in discussions oceanic plastic pollution and current plastics-to-oil technologies being offered as solutions to waste plastics.

Come Learn:

How United Nation's endorsed plastics-to-oil technology can provide a viable economic solution to waste plastics and oceanic plastic pollution.

What plastics are doing to our BC coastline and

How YOU can get involved in solutions to better your community and a healthier planet!

Come watch and learn how our Plastic to Fuel Conversion Unit will transform your plastic trash into a valuable fuel source. We will be taking marine debris collected on one of our expeditions and processing it during the event to show people that plastics-to-oil technology could revolutionize waste management and the energy sector.

Event Schedule:
Doors Open at 6:30pm
7:00pm-7:25pm Welcoming with Mavis Dumont: Acknowledging First Nation Territories and honouring our ocean connections.
7:25pm-8:00pm: Evolver and Eco-milling- A Joanna Macy inspired process
8:00pm-8:30pm: Plastic Pollution and Ocean Legacy with Chloe Dubois
8:30pm-9pm: Exploring Plastics-to-Oil Conversion Technology with Jason Tanne
9:00-9:30pm Questions and Discussion
9:30pm-10:30pm: SobeyOne
10:30pm-11:00pm: Bloco Energia
11:00pm-11:30pm: Gisto
11:30am-1:30am: Adham Shaikh
1:30am-3:00am: Neighbour

1) Make sure you come early to get a good seat, we are expecting a very full house.

2) Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

3) All proceeds from this event go directly into supporting Ocean Legacy's expeditions, education and the purchase of a large scale plastic to fuel conversion mobile unit.

4) Ticket Cost: Suggested Donation $40
If you can't afford the $40 we ask for a minimum donation of $20 and a helping hand. Please e-mail us for a volunteer shift.

Guest Speakers Include:

Jason Tanne
Founder of ReSynergi LCC and
Blest Inc. Representative

Jason specializes in design, development, manufacturing and sales of scalable plastic-
to-oil systems. He has a MBA in International Business Management from Thunderbird,
School of Global Management and is President and Founder of ENergy LLC, a joint
venture with world-leading Blest Inc. Jason is also the founder and President of Japan Health and Cascade Pacific Health & Technology, his career has been incredibly rich managing and directing business ventures from international marketing to advanced fibre communications for Asia Pacific. He has in depth knowledge and business experience in the USA, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Middle East, living in parts of most of these countries. Jason is focused on bringing new recycling, energy saving and sound green technologies to market while keeping a keen interest in environmental issues and technologies.


Chloé Dubois
President and co-founder of The Ocean Legacy Foundation

Chloé has a background in sustainable agriculture, specializing in community and interdisciplinary education development. She has her BES Honours in Environment and Resource Management and diploma in Strategic Environmental Assessment from the University of Waterloo, Canada. Her work and research has brought her all over the world from Australia, to the USA and parts of Central & South America. She has had the privilege of working with acclaimed world leaders Joanna Macy, The Work That Reconnects and Mark Lakeman, The City Repair Project. In 2012, she co-founded The Ocean Legacy Foundation, which focuses on bringing innovative programming and sustainable technologies to waste management. Chloe has strong interests in deep ecology and is focused on developing transformative education which targets changing environmental ethics to reflect the inherent connection and importance of the natural environment.


Please make sure to check our Facebook Event Page for additional speakers & collaborators

DANCE & Live Entertainment

Special guest performance by:
Adham Shaikh: Is a Juno and Emmy Award-nominated music producer, composer, sound designer, and DJ who brings his uniquely powerful global sounds to the world stage and screen, not to mention many a crowded dance floor.

Including appearances by:
Bloco Energia: This band is a 15+ percussion collective of people brought together by their passion for Brazilian music and dance.

Neighbour: Vancouver-based DJ / Producer of Disco, Deep House, and Analog flavours. Co-Owner of Homebreakin Records and Punchout Recordings, prolific producer and remixer on leading underground house, funk, and disco labels worldwide.

SobeyOne: A lover of music who enjoys crafting the perfect set for each occasion favoring events with conscious intention. A traveller of genres. Come join the ride! Sobey Wing has been a culture crafter in the Lower Mainland of BC since the 90's. A co-founding member of Tribal Harmonix dance community. For 10 years he has been the principle organizer of Earthdance Vancouver. He has also produced several shows with producer Evan Bluetech which have included accompanying acts, Pitch Black (NZ), Welder, Kilowatts, & Invisible Allies.

Gisto: Has been a long time lover and player of music including his work and tour with the band Wassabi Collective. He now is inspired by Reggae and bends genres between Reggae, Hip Hop, Dub, Dubstep, Funk, Rock, Electro.

Live entertainment, artwork, and much more!

Make sure to bring a piece of your own plastic urban resource (garbage) to process in our machine. (Do NOT bring recycling code #3 or #7)

We honour that this event will take place on the unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) territories.

For more information on plastics-to-oil technology please visit:http://www.blest.co.jp/s-5english.html for a question and answer fact sheet.

Planet Halo Securities Inc.
The Beaumont Studios
Evolver Vancouver
Kalama Collective
Jalisa Ocean
Shylo ॐ Love - CreatriX

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I'm supplying the visuals tonight at Waldorf.

An evening dedicated to the hazy late night summer adventures of past; where friends gather on the dance floor with music that resonates and connects.

Keep it simple....



RYAN WELLS / me.n.u music

SAM DEMOE / tacos

MATÉO / ma'am

BOKEH / skmb


VISUALS by: LightHead

+ Our Friends:
Urban Ears
me.n.u music
Betty + Kora
Some kind of music blog

Limited Tix // Dont Sleep boo
Hardcopies available Monday
Side Entry | 9pm - 2am | 19+


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Super fun evening djing under the stars at UBC. Thx Nordic Trax

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Got a decent recording of my set last Saturday. Thank you to everyone that joined us to celebrate The Body language launch at the all new Beaumont Studios. Listen on Mixcloud here:

Woodhead at Body Language 17 The Beaumont Studios, May 22 2015 by Woodhead on Mixcloud

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It's been a roller coaster of a journey, but finally we have arrived!! The Beaumont Studios has doubled in total size, tripled in radness, and quadrupled the available dance floor space. We're installing a $80k sound system in the ceiling of the event space, creating a cardioid array of thumping hi-def subwoofers, and state-of-the-art lighting / visuals setup. 326 W 5th Ave is HERE!

In honour of our big-tent philosophy and radically inclusive mandate, we've reached out to new quadrants of our epic dance music community for talent and inspiration. All we need is YOU to make our coming-out party special, and to re-establish our little shindig as one of the must-attend regular parties in Vancouver.

featuring your selectors :

Dunks (Funk Hunters, Westwood Recordings)

There's no denying the force of Dunks. As a founding member of The Funk Hunters and one of the West Coast's most in-demand DJs, he's provided eclectic sets ranging from the smokiest hiphop to the most up-front funk and house grooves. You can expect a different approach this time as our man explores the four-on-the-floor lexicon and makes his Body Language debut.

listen : https://soundcloud.com/dunks

Tyler Lewis

DJ / Producer / Musician Tyler Lewis has been established in the Vancouver House Music scene since the late 90's. While using the past 15 years to experiment with the many styles that make up the electronic musical spectrum, Tyler has come to embrace the deeper sounds of House and Techno. His recent productions reflect this sensibility as he prepares to launch a live set consisting of his yet to be released catalogue of original music. Look forward to old school "Late House" baselines, garage shuffle and warm melodies.

listen : https://soundcloud.com/elevateentertainment/tyler-lewis-at-prohibition-0...

Support by :


Visuals by : Lighthead Visuals

$15 presale / more at the door
available at Puff, Beatstreet, Highlife, Vinyl

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I'll be on the visuals and I might bring down some wicked lighting effects.
Intimate Productions presents Legendary Long Weekend :: #VictoriaDayBash At The Waldorf | Sunday May 17th

May long weekend, Victoria Day. The celebration of our royalty. Whether you care or not, you get Monday off and we have a party; and a great party at that, with not one but three rooms of killer music at the fabulous Waldorf. Who is playing you ask? How about Fred Falke (France), WMNSTUDIES, Bokeh, Kalibo, the SHAHdjs crew and more! So whether you've ever seen a diamond in the flesh or cut your teeth on wedding rings in the movies or not, you should come party with us at LLW!

About Fred Falke

French disco-house producer Fred Falke first rose to prominence by collaborating with Stardust co-producer Alan Braxe on a series of 12"s on the Vulture Music and Kitsuné labels, most notably the synth pop-inspired 2003 hit "Rubicon." These tracks were collected on Braxe's 2005 compilation The Upper Cuts. The duo became in-demand remixers, completing mixes for Death from Above 1979, Kelis, Goldfrapp, Röyksopp, Justice, and many others, until ending their partnership in 2008. Falke also began working with German house producer Kris Menace, remixing his 2004 single "Missile Test" (as part of duo Menace & Adam) and guesting on his 2006 single "Fairlight." Falke released a few solo singles and EPs, starting with 2006's "Omega Man," and most of these tracks were collected on his 2011 full-length Part IV, released by Kris Menace's Work It Baby imprint. Falke has been far more prolific as a remixer and producer than a solo artist, adding smooth disco guitar and electro-house beats to tracks by a variety of pop, rock, R&B, and dance artists ranging from Hot Chip and VHS or Beta to Ke$ha, Sia, Katy Perry, and Lana Del Rey. He has also co-written and produced songs for several British pop stars, including Ellie Goulding, Florrie, and Will Young.

TABU Room | (nu disco / French House)
Fred Falke * Wmnstudies * Franco Pryce aka Alan Da Silva (Birthday Weekend)

TIKI Room | (Classic House, Disco & Soul) presented by Paradise City
Abasi * Bokeh * Kalibo

HIDEAWAY | (Drum and Bass / Low End Theory) presented by SHAHdjs
Willisist * Kir Mokum * Eradik * rOhmz

#LLW #VictoriaDayBash

3 Rooms | 3 Sounds | 1 Killer Party

Advance Tickets $15/$18 | More Door
Online: www.intimateproductions.com
Also available in store at:
BeatStreet Records [439 W. Hastings] : (604.683.3344)
Zulu Records [1972 W. 4th] : (604.738.3232)

Doors 9:30pm | Music 10pm | 19+

VISUALS BY Lighthead Visuals

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BC Mobile Sauna Society

The BCMSS is a sauna society based in Vancouver, BC. We host sauna sessions and operate our mobile saunas.

Also view a gallery of
lots of other mobile saunas and a Mobile Sauna book!

BCMSS is a community supported wellness project, we depend on your contributions.
Make a contribution to the BC Mobile Sauna Society