Bass Coast Festival was off the hook this year! They really took the production to the next level with the greatest people on the planet to party with. Def my favorite festival of the summer. I got to perform visuals on Saturday night at The Radio Stage as well as perform a live set with Clyphs. Can't wait untill next year.
Bass Coast Festival 2014 was a complete success. Watch for 2015 dates, coming soon.
Bass Coast Festival is a 4-day summer outdoor music festival, located in Merrit, British Columbia.
Bass Coast’s primary vision is to contribute to the West Coast arts community, by building a festival with international recognition. We are very proud to be west-coaster’s. The name Bass Coast has the initials of the land and environment we are deeply connected to. The love of electronic music, community, and creative innovation in all forms, is at the core of the experience we are passionate about providing.
The rich culture that surrounds our music is a creative community of artists, scientists, designers, yogi’s, environmentalists, freedom fighters, business minds, intellectuals, party-goers, poets and dancers. We believe the Bass Coast community is a supportive environment where participants are inspired to explore deeper layers of themselves.
Bass coast has no corporate sponsorship.
Festivus is back at Jolly Lake for our 3rd year ... #10 for the festival over all. This year July 18th-20th.
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.
Bag O Beetz
Manousos & JGirl
Wallis /Bearded House Mafia
The Sly Virus
with more artists to come....
We had an amazing weekend bringing the visuals and sound to Manning Park resort for Hoot Camp 2014. Thanks to Adrian and Andrea who organized the celebration and brought the newly constructed Transformational Projects sauna bus. Karlis did and excellent job of building the sauna which has windows and seats at least 15 people. It kept us hot and sweaty till the early hours! Props to Perception Environments for erecting the pyramids.
Very excited to be bringing my visuals show back to The Waldorf. I'll also be dropping some knowledge with the man Andy Clockwork for a b2b set in The Tabu Room.
Guess what? Vancouver's favourite Long Weekend party is back! After a brief haitus, we are stoked to announce that we are returning to our home at the fabulous Waldorf to continue this (now 11 year old) tradition! And what better way to kick things off again than with some killer beats in 3 rooms, with the combined forces of Intimate and our good friends at the Festivus Music Festival and the HEY LOOK crew as follows:
#LLW #LLW #LLW #LLW #LLW
Tabu Room | Underground House | presented by FESTIVUS
WOODHEAD vs ANDY CLOCKWORK • BRISER G vs MATT HUDOLIN • PATRICK KELLY
Tiki Room | NuDisco / Disco / Funk | presented by PARADISE CITY
NICK BIKE • ABASI • GLYN
The Hideaway | Future Bass | presented by HEY LOOK!
FREEBOUND • MEZZY • UNIVERSOUL • DROPSTEADY
You got that right! All this amazing local talent under one roof at the beautiful and historic Waldorf venue where we are committed to continue to showcase amazing artists from Vancouver and beyond, and to keep The Waldorf alive as a centre for music, arts and culture in our city. We humbly acknowledge all those who have helped foster the venue over the years and created the community and look forward to carrying on the spirit and keeping the vibe alive!
We're setting sail at 5pm from Granville island.
LeveLove proudly invites you to come aboard, we're expecting you to dance hard, party hard in the company of good friends & new friends, aboard the Royal Vancouver on June 29th pumping the wickedest house music.
*Headliner: Woodhead of Homebreakin Records & East Van Digital
*Boarding: DRONUS of You Plus One Resident DJ @ GORG-O-MISH AFTER HOURS night club & of LeveLove
*Set Sail: SUAVE of LeveLove
*2nd Set:The birthday boy himself Tyler Lewis of Elevate Entertainment
A fresh perspective on visuals by Jasper Grau and Greg Harrison of GoodParty creating an electric sensory atmosphere.
Boarding @ 5:00 pm - Departing @ 6:00 pm - Returning @ 9:30 pm
This is a licensed event 19+ with ID to board the boat
Happy birthday to Leah Augustine Keith Anthony Barrett & Tyler Lewis
Geminate Productions and Envasion are proud to invite you to Bushwacked Festival 2014!
For this year's manifestation, you will experience an enhanced, immersive fusion of music, visual entertainment, nature, technology, art and colour... Located within a 1 hour drive from Kelowna, BC at "Silver Mountain" in Beaverdell, Bushwacked Festival 2014 is a labour of love, 6 years in the making!
The spirit of 6 years of Bushwackers have built a place like no other; A place to let go of inhibitions, a place to build friendships, a place to see talented musicians perform on fantastical stages, and a place to feel relaxed and at peace... but, most importantly Bushwacked Festival is a place where people can come together to share in a sublime experience.
This year's Bushwacked Festival has been extended to a full 4 night event! As one of the most affordable summer festivals of it's kind, this year's pre-sale price structure ensures that almost everyone over the age of 19 has an opportunity to join in on the good vibes!
The first tier of pre-sale tickets go on sale on January 25th, 2014. Ticket sales will continue until they sell out at this year's cap of 1500 Bushwackers. After the huge success of last year's event, it's important to buy your tickets early to avoid missing your chance to attend.
My edit of Gloria Gaynor is out on Montreal label Editorial this week. Really pleased to see the ep reach number one for this weeks releases on JunoDownload and my own edit reached number fifteen on the singles chart which is nothing to scoff at:) Check it out below, all the tunes are top notch.
"With sunshine bathing much of Britain, it seems a fitting time for the Editorial label to celebrate the arrival of summer. Heat WAVs, their latest split EP, oozes sun-kissed warmth. Voodoo Whiskey kicks things off with the hazy Balearic deep house bliss of "Desert Stroll", before "Joutro Mundo" drops some compressed disco edit action in the shape of the rather lovely "Roller Shake". Woodhead and Hakatone continue the celebratory feel with a pair of righteous disco-funk bumpers (the superb "Party Down Tonight" and "Sugarbaby" respectively), before Tikki draws an excellent EP to a close with "The Crooner", a curious but effective combination of easy listening vocals and swinging house grooves."
I'll be on the visuals projecting hip hop videos from the past. Going to be a blast.
Vancouver Friday the 13th is almost upon us which means the annual Back in the Day series is back with another Old School Hip Hop Jam for dat ass. We have rallied some highly skilled turntablists and selecta's to the cause for a legendary night of old school mayhem. Dust of the shell toes and track suits.Bust out the old Kangol hat and Cazals. We want it to feel like back in the day baby.
15$ early bird Tickets Available@ Puff and Beatstreet
20$ at the door
316 W 5th Ave
DJ Static: is co-founder and weekly host of WEFUNK Radio (www.wefunkradio.com). The program is one of the longest running internet radio shows in the world with an extensive audio archive of 500+ shows. Featured guests include Kool Herc, Marva Whitney, DJ Vadim, Keith Shocklee (Public Enemy) and Lord Jazz (Lords of the Underground).
DJ Static has embarked on countless tours with partner Professor Groove representing the WEFUNK sound and was a recurring feature at the Montreal Jazz Festival alongside his band Nomadic Massive. He is also a highly respected street dance DJ, having spun at major events such as Bust-A-Move and Last One Stands.
Kilo Cee- A legend in the Vancouver Hip Hop community co-founder of the Krispy Bisket Radio Vancouver's original hip hop radio show. A pioneer in Vancouvers hip hop community having opened for every major hip hop act under the sun and an incredibly skilled Dj and selecta. He reps the Old School to the fullest.
Dj Dunks- One Half of the deadly duo The Funk Hunters They've toured the world this year rocking shows in every continent.He's a force to be reckoned with in his own right and he'll be playing an all 45 hip hop set for the home town crowd on Friday the 13th
SpiltMilk-Spilt Milk has been liquefying minds and demolishing dancefloors since many of us were a glimmer in our mama’s eyes. An integral part of Homebreakin Records, Spilt Milk is well known for his vinyl funk, disco, house, and hip hop sets all over Canada.
I'm excited to see what he pulls out of the crates. did i mention He's fresh off of his second Brazilian tour so don't be surprised if he adds a little tropical flavour to his set
Think Tank - Will be your host and MC for the evening with a penchant for old school party rock and throwback verses he'll take you back to a time when things made sense.
MyKro- He's the man! The HipHopapotamus and resident hip hop DJ at the Keefer
Dress in your old school gear and costumes lets make this fun ya'll
SAVAGE! PRIMITIVE! UNTAMED!
A walk through the shady alleys of East Vancouver at night can reveal a host of grimy elements. Cat fights, hushed chatterings, and strange encounters with roving bands of unsatisfied youth... yep, the place is definitely a little bit like a B-Movie. Throw in some cheap thrills, hastily crafted set pieces and the obligatory wooden acting that goes along with it, and you've got a recipe for an atypical night out.
Eastside party-munsters Homebreakin Records, Studio East, and Some Kind Of Music Blog collaborate for the first time ever on this mash-up of strange talent, grindhouse tropes, and dancefloor mayhem. You can trust the immersive environment will spurn you on to your seediest.
Featuring your EDITORS...
GI Gordon Blunt
This party will be a celebration of our great pal Jake Jacobucci's 50th birthday.
Come and enjoy the music of AMALIA live @ Vinyl instore late nite... including her latest house releases... which we will have on 12" Vinyl!
Eric Ericksson feat. Amalia - The Chi (12'' ) (Local Talk Records from Sweden) as the title suggests, a homage to Chicago with a slight old school Boo Williams feel…dope!
Urban Sound Lab feat. Amalia - This! (Incl. Phil Asher & Zepherin Saint Remixes) (12" Foliage Records UK)
'The entire ep is solid...' ~ Osunlade
'Love it. 10 out of 10.' ~ Robert Owens
'Amalia is a serious woman! lovin the orig mix and kaidi's vibe' ~ Sy Sez
'Nice soulful/underground song!' ~ Tony Humphries
'Slammin set of mixes ..cant wait to blaze this one!' ~ Groove Assassin
Curtis and Amalia joined forces with Bugz In The Attic member Kaidi Tatham - a legendary underground musician and Carl Smith of Da Lata to deliver a sparkling & very heartfelt song. Driven by Amalia's exquisite and quirky vocal delivery.
Special guest: soul vocalist extraordinaire Zenobia Salik
A special spoken word poetry performance by Siobhan Barker (a local poet recently in the Canadian Poetry Book "The Great Black North")
and an incredible cast of DJ`s
EVO (Love Supreme/Adventures In Paradise)
Sam Zipursky (Beats Without Borders)
David Love Jones (african rhythms radio)
Darren Woodhead (Body Language)
Taddy (Love Supreme)
Stuntman (The 45 assassin)
Don Chow (Transmat Japan)
Chom Jahan (playing Boogie and House)
Peter Smedley (London UK Soul DJ)
all playing vinyl only.
I'm on the visuals this Sunday
Sunday May 18, 2014
Victoria Day Long Weekend Event
Nordic Trax Presents
[Great Lakes Audio, San Francisco]
Voted as one of the top DJ’s in the world by URB, MUZIK and BPM magazines, Mark Farina’s taste making skills continue to turn the heads of seasoned Dance Music veterans as well as newcomers to the scene. Always a Vancouver fan fave, this is a guaranteed sell-out!
Plus Luke McKeehan on the warm-up.
Visuals by Lighthead.
Limited advance tickets on sale Thursday March 27 at 10am. Available at Beat Street, High Life, Zulu, Vinyl, Tom Lee (Granville) and online at Resident Advisor and Ticketzone.
RA Resident Advisor
319 Main St
Andy Soloman uploaded this mix yesterday to get us ready for his set this Saturday at Body Language. This man has got a talent for digging up amazing music you need to hear.
Mukat Afro Disco Boogie Edits - Funk Is What You Want (Edit)
NY Edits 4 - Untitled
Telex - Raised By Snakes (Joseph Watt Mix)
Fritz Zander - When The Lights Went Out
The Glue - Q
Cuthead - Transgressions
ESB - Two Is A Cloud
Bjorn Torske - Bergensere
Awanto3 - You Made Me Change Of Heart
Galcher Lustwerk - Chillin In The Booth
Munk - Nigerian Jam
Maurice Fulton - Moo That Rocked The Electric Chair
Peace Division - Club Therapy (Dan Ghenacia Remix)
Mic Mills - Wonderland (Edit)
Excited to return to the Waldorf for this event friday with the EVD crew.
Every Friday we will be taking over The Iconic Waldorf Hotel to give you clean beats and dirty bass at the New: Dirty Laundry!
Dirty Laundry is the musical equivalent of a spin cycle for your senses, freshly rinsed out by the best local underground electronic music artists the west coast has to offer. The Waldorf Hotel features new dance floors where You can dance till your dirty! Each week Dirty Laundry will turn the dial to “Mixed”, with 3 rooms of new talent that You can wash away the work week to. Featuring Vancouver's hottest DJs and musicians playing You everything from Ghetto Funk, DnB, Deep House, Glitch, Breaks, Trap, Dubstep, New Disco, Minimal, Trance and Moombhaton & of course Grime. The cleanest beats and freshest vibes on the East Side, Dirty Laundry, We are gonna get gritty and grimey with the Bass!
Soap not included.
Lets turn it up and tumble around to Vancitys best sounds!
Tiki Room: East Van Digital featuring Joseph Martin, Like Mind, Woodhead
Visuals by Lighthead Visuals.
Cabaret Room: Wetcoast featuring Kermode, DJ Gareth Crawford & Gnome.It
HideAway Room: Safari Bass featuring DNB ALL NIGHT w/ Rrkade, Lostboy Fosta & Jiminy Kikit
Door at 9 pm, Free before 10 pm then $15
No minors/19+ Gov.ID Req'd
May 10th is going to be hot! We got some super pal djs joining us.
Activate into action! Blast into battle! Careen into cavortings! Delve into declaration! Elope into eccentricity! Frolic into ferocity! Glide into gremilinity! Hoist into horrendousness! Ignite into ignominy! Jockey into judiciousness! Kindle into any characteristic you like that starts with the letter k! Launch into lasciviousness! Moan into malevolence! Notarize into nucleization! Overexpose into outlines! Proceed into precociousness! Quiver into quirkiness! Reduce into recapitulation! Slink into smoldering! Tremble into trepidation! Ululate into unity! Verify into voraciousness! Waver into watchfulness! X into X! Z in to Z!
BODY LANGUAGE 12
featuring Max Ulis, Darren Woodhead, That African, Andy Soloman, and Neighbour
Saturday May 10 at The Beaumont Studios - 316 w 5th ave
The notorious movement-a-thon returns with a 360-dunk of a lineup. Let's shamble the hordes and shack bones.
Featuring Lighthead Visuals
Advance tickets $15 at Puff, Beatstreet, Highlife, and Vinyl
Tonight it's going down in Squampton!
Wild Bunch Sound Crew, Bring to you Spring'in Da Funk ..For one night only the C-Level Nightclub is opening the're doors for this event. 40,000 + Watts Of sound Provided By POOMP SOUND . Featuring 3 of the Sea To Sky's Favorite DJ's... along with Visual effects by WoodHead ,These Guys are House Rockin' Bass Thumpin' Funky Djs ...
19+ event - $10 Advance Tickets - More at the door !
$4.50 beers&singles&shots .. $7.50 doubles
Tickets - ON SALE
Thinking about coming from out of town ..
Hotel Rooms Available @
Chieftian Hotel in Squamish 604 892 9119
SIngle Room 59$
Homebreakin Records, East Van Digital
Wild Bunch Sound Crew
This Squamish local will keep the dance floor hoping with his funky beats
WIldBunch SoundCrew / Tommy Gunnz Productions / Symmetry SoundCrew
I'm on visuals tonight
April 18th, 2015
Caturday Night Disco
(Fools Gold, Mad Decent, Southern Fried)
Matty C knows how to make people dance. Whether it’s a peak-time slot at a club or rave, or late late night in a dark basement after-hours, this Vancouver original will get you movin’. With 15+ years experience he’s seen and heard it all. Not content to stick to one genre, Matty’s sets and productions run the full spectrum of electronic music. As “Pacific", he makes world-class DnB and runs the label Nightfall Recordings, and as "The Slow Waves" his remixes have been released on Fools Gold, Mad Decent, Southern Fried, Main Course, Nettwerk and Warner Bros. In addition to time spent in the studio and DJ booth, he curates the critically acclaimed White Light mix series.
THE SLY VIRUS
An intricate blend of Indie Dance/Nu Disco & Deep House. Killin' dance floors everywhere for over 10 years!
Visuals by Lighthead Visuals
$10 at the door!
Online via Ticketfly
East Van Digital
Move Together Events
Electric Owl Social Club
BC SPCA Vancouver Branch
Caturday Night Disco is a proud supporter of our local BC SPCA, and will be accepting onsite donations on their behalf. 100% of all donations go directly to the SPCA!
Very excited to be heading out east on Saturday to dj with Homebreakin super pal Cyclist!
Homebreakin Records comrades Woodhead and Cyclist reunite for a night of DISCO BANGERZ!
Check Cyclist's remix of the Beasties' Root Down
BASS COAST MUTINY TOUR VANCOUVER ft. Neighbour//Woodhead//Just Sheila//Ryan Wells//Max Ulis hosted by Crystal Precious
It's going down Friday night at Open Studios. Get in there!
Bass Coast presents a b2b2b2b2b set with your friends Max, Darren, Sheila, Ryan and Neighbour. Hosted by the Queen of Sass Crystal Precious.
10 Max Ulis
1030 Ryan Wells
11 Just Sheila
1230 Max Ulis
1 Ryan Wells
130 Just Seila
Visuals by Bent Matter
Limited advance tickets are now available at Beatstreet, Puff Downtown and Puff on the drive, they are $18
Call the Hotline for the location on Saturday. I'll be playing a b2b set with Andy Clockwork. We got lasers folks.
Alright, the much anticipated Rave / Fundraiser / Birthday party event of the year is near! Whether you have recovered from last year or not, it is time to get that rave gear ready for another round :) We got a killer line up of DJs/musicians, visuals artists and even laser specialists to make this a ravetastic experience you won't soon forget (just ask those who were in attendance last year :)
The amazing line-up of artists in TWO rooms is as follows:
ROOM 1: House+Techno+Rave
Dj Smoothie (on sax)
Lights | Visuals | Lasers by:
Synapse | Endorphin + Mozaic | Stimulating Emissions
Amazing Dancers by:
Zynth & Co. http://www.facebook.com/ZynthandCo
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ROOM 2: Ambient+Chill+Downtempo+Deep
Raghunath / Haitch Cee
Visuals by Matt Troy
There will be killer sound, amazing visuals, smart energy drinks (guess they call those Red Bull vodka these days?), and other goodies. Oh, and did we mention lasers?
Tickets will be available starting Tuesday Mar. 4 at Beat Street Records (604.683.3344), Puff Uptown (604.708.9804) and online (link coming soon) and priced as follows:
$15 / first 100
$20 / remaining
more at the door (if any left)
All proceeds from this event will go to the Canadian Cancer Society.
Also, if you would like to get involved in any of the areas below, just fire off a lil' email to raveaid at zyx.com
- decorations / art installations
- performance artists
- general running around on the day of (car required)
So mark it on your calendars and let's do it again for a good cause! **
OH: SINCE THIS IS ALSO A BIRTHDAY PARTY, YOU GET IN FREE IF YOUR BDAY FALLS BETWEEN MAR 15 AND APR 12 (email to raveaid at zyx.com with the subject IT IS MAH BIRFDAY). WE WILL ALSO SELECT 3 BIRTHDAY BOYS/GIRLS AT RANDOM WHO GET TO RIDE THE RAVE SCHOOL BUS AND DINE WITH THE RAVE-AID CREW PRIOR TO THE PARTY!
OH OH: PRIZE GIVE AWAY FOR BEST DRESSED RAVER BOY and RAVER GIRL ($50 gift certificate each to The Eatery/The General Public)
** Leave the attitude at home, bring your good vibes, and let's RAVE! PLUR. ♥ ♥ ♥
New mix up i performed for Future Classics on a Pioneer DDJ-SR with MP3s I downloaded from the internetz. Welcome to the present future. This one's for all the lovers out there.
01. Dpat - Bloom
02. Heartbeat(s) x 8PRN - Wait
03. Sango - Here With Me
04. B-flat - Vacant Affect
05. husky - science of sleep (lakim-rework)
06. Equator Club - Believe Me
07. Tours - Tough Lately
08. Flume - Sleepless (Charles Murdoch Remix)
09. Yahtzel - Girls
10. Letherette - Cold Clam
11. Hayden James - Permission To Land (Charles Murdoch Remix)
12. LiL TexAS - My Love (Lockah Remix)
13. Abjo - TMRW
14. XXYYXX - Witching Hour
15. Druid Coak - Blue Flame
16. Mura Masa - U Me
17. 1point5 - Peanut Butter VIP
18. Abjo - Hyaku Man (one million)
19. Stwo - Money Tree$
20. Flying lotus - Puppet Talk
Facebook - www.facebook.com/futureclassics.ca
Soundcloud - @futureclassics
Twitter - www.twitter.com/_FutureClassics
Hype Machine - www.hypem.com/blog/future+classics/19208
Website - www.futureclassics.ca
Check this brilliant barrel shaped mobile sauna on a trailer made by some guys in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Exactly what you need if you like to surf in ice water. Mobile saunas can safe lives and toes, It's safe to say these guys know what's up. Check them out: http://www.surfsauna.net/
Tonight is going to be tight. I'll be unveiling my new custom mapped visual testris light wall. So happy to be welcoming Jesse Bru, Dane and Late Knights Collective to Body Language.
To understand what is fully at work in the process of dance-based emancipation, it's necessary to increase the intimacy of interactions within these trance-like states. A code or shorthand for efficient physical communication develops, arising from the need to preserve movement autonomy and psychological clarity. The form and function of dance must similarly maintain a dialog, and the suspension of default modes of social interaction is a base requirement for the transcendent states demanded by dancefloors of this epoch. Rudimentary applications lead to "shut up and dance" type paradigms, which are bluntly effective, however this can stifle the technicolour creative expressions that arise from the harmonious flow of interaction vis-a-vis music and other human beings.
So say what you want, but do it with your body.
BODY LANGUAGE XI : March 21 @ The Beaumont Studios
DANE - Common Edit / Treehouse / Foosh / Red Motorbike
His debut more than a year ago at Body Language 4 was legendary. The energy of such an accomplished disco DJ in a room full of receptive souls was a unique and ephemeral experience for everyone who was there. When someone's passion speaks through their sets like Dane's does, you know you're on board not only with his selection but his overall style and approach to collecting and making music. He's got a new mix to share reflecting another 16 months of his crazy vinyl-termite antics, and we couldn't be happier to have him back.
JESSE BRU - Audio Parralax / Karat / Heart to Heart
Our dearest friend Jesse is known mostly for wearing mainly striped clothing, and spouting a "stripes for life" motto. On the side he keeps busy by consistently releasing gorgeous house music. His skill for extending a musical phrase into an infinite dusty hall-of-mirrors love-moment is unparalleled. Between his halcyon album Mid City LP on Audio Parallax and the flexible productions of his collaboration with Ryan Trann under the "Hot Keys" moniker, it's hard to name a more upstart producer on the west coast. Over the moon we are, to have him grace the decks at his first Body Language appearance.
Woodhead B2B Neighbour
Late Knights Collective
Spiltmilk has just emerged from the lab with an amazing collection of tunes. For the betterness of humanity, he's made all the experiments available for free download off his Soundcloud. Go snap it up!
Hey all friends- I just posted a FREE EP to my soundcloud - most of the tracks samples are full of stuttering scientists. The reason for these collection of songs is to bring awareness towards our personal ignorance of Canada and world's scientific truths. We continue use the money system as an excuse to destroy our world. In Canada, our conservative government has cancelled most government funded research that does not lead to profit. We also muzzle our scientists when they try to speak out against industries that poison our lands, waters, and our food supply.
We continue to poison ourselves with our own chemicals, GMO, and by using non-organic unnatural processes. We are in total awareness that we are just killing ourselves and every other plant and creature on this planet. If you think of the world as an entire whole organism, there is not a single person who would disagree with the fact that we are one very unhealthy and dying individual.
Its time regain awareness of our wholeness as one earth and stop using our own personal wealth as the excuse to ignore the truth.
Thank you for all of your listening and enjoyment and support!
Trevor Wyatt - Spiltmilkhttps://soundcloud.com/djspiltmilk/sets/spiltmilk-theories-ep
Very excite to return to Trucker Disco. Always super fun and funky times in the West End with a groovy crowd.
TRUCKERDISCO...now MONTHLY at Heaven's Door Lounge-
1216 Bute St. (at Davie)!
with DJ & Recording Artist
Woodhead ( Homebreakin Records saunasessions.ca )
DJ Taffi Louis ( ROBOTERIA, Davie Disco Social Club)
With an assist from the Vancouver Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence at the door and collecting donations at coat check!
BUT WTF IS Truckerdisco?
Maybe not “disco” as you know it: Italo-disco, nu-disco, forgotten & future favourites, from Giorgio Moroder to James Murphy. Audio oddities, rare grooves, and subverted visuals...
ECLECTIC. INCLUSIVE. AFFORDABLE.
For guys, grrls, hipsters, homos, str8 friends, folks of all bearish persuasions, killer mustaches, mustache riders, muff drivers, disco dancers, sweet romancers -and maybe you, too!
SAVE ON ADMISSION AND SAVE TIME AT THE DOOR!
ORDER CHEAP-ASS ADVANCE TICKETS NOW
just $6.12 (including fees)
[[[[update March 6: THE NEXT 20 TICKETS SOLD ONLINE ARE 2-FOR-1!]]]
AT THE DOOR: $10
19+ with 2 pieces of valid I.D. It's the law.
I put together a playlist of some of my own disco edits to share with you:
I love producing hiphouse jams. When i found the vocal acapella of Ora's Crab Theory I had to add it to one of the tunes i was working on. Download it on Soundcloud here:
I'm video mapping the kid's lucky charms. This party is going to be a pot of gold.
CHARMS mesmerize all. The projection of energy and meaning are what make a physical object a CHARM. Once energized, these notorious gems become powerful units and teleport us into the worlds that we desire.
A CHARM can be a trinket, or amulet, an activated crystal, or a healing stone. A CHARM is a flavor filled quantum particle, and a modular language.
CHARMS are physical objects that can create their own ethereal experience just by simply being charged. Their heads can be spun, they may fly high in the sky, or they may dangle on our prized posessions. CHARMS may be traded, gifted, or won in a game of chance. They remain a symbol of truth, ward us from danger, and protect us from dark forces. A CHARM can be a way of life, it can be a princely person, and the subtle act of CHARM may bring us all that we desire.
CHARMS – they power our ship of life, they bring us joy, and their powerful glints may bring us our greatest desires!
All CHARMS welcome – payment will be accepted in coin, gold, silver, and plastic lizard lady money.
WOOD n SOO - Resoul / Butter Music
HUBBZ - Beat Street Records
SPILTMILK - Homebreakin Records
those with the coolest CHARMS gets something Fucken Awesome!
LIVE VISUALS - by LIGHTHEAD VISUALS - CHARMed by Woodhead's brain!
I'm on visuals for this one!.
This one's for all you who were made to renegade. Freedom, self expression and defiance dominate because I WILL NOT OBEY. We’re gonna deck out the coolest space in town and get down with all our favourite DJ’s and performers. Live visuals, Arial hoop acrobatics, Burlesque and hoola hoops all around. There will be stages and dance risers for all so bring your game baby. Let’s play.
Very excited to throw down with this highly skilled group of music lovers.
Featuring: Abasi, BIKES, Howl Sound, Juan Ton, Kid Vibe, WMNSTUDIES & Woodhead
W/ Live Visuals by BradyV
SECRET LOCATION TBA
930pm - 5am
$10 All Night
Since starting off as a way to share music finds with friends back in 2010, Some Kind Of Music Blog has changed and grown into something more meaningful than we could have ever imagined. SKMB is a way for us to help expose and support the music, the events, and most importantly, the people, that we and our growing team love and believe in. Our mission is to continue supporting and nurturing creators of all sorts of music culture, globally, but most importantly, locally.
We would like to continue working towards this mission, building on it with new ways of connecting people with the many artists, crews and music lovers making this city an awesome place to be.
With no current sources of revenue and growing costs to maintain and improve our services, we are hoping to raise some money that we can put back into the blog in order to grow our reach and continue supporting the local music community.
We’re really excited to be showcasing some of our favorite local DJ’s from across the Vancouver electronic music community.
Abasi (Intimate / Redlounge.ca)
Having discovered and fallen in love with electronic music in 1991, Abasi started collecting and making mixed electronica tapes soon after. A few years and a few hundred gigs later, his record collection has grown beyond control which includes a healthy mix of all genres of music. Abasi owns/spins many different styles, but he currently specializes in house(deep,bass,garage), techno/minimal, electro*, dance-rock, italo/nu disco, disco/funk and mash-up/eclectic.
In addition, Abasi co-created the Intimate Productionscrew who rolled up their sleeves back in 2000 and have organized many legendary parties and club nights around town since then. The current list includes Deep End Fridays, Spotted Saturdays and the Legendary Long Weekend series. He has played locally at almost all Vancouver clubs as well as in the UK, US and China, and festivals around BC.
Although still a relative newcomer to the west coast dance music scene, Shawn Henderson, aka BIKES, has managed to make a name for himself in the 3 short years since first being introduced to house music. From holding down multiple residencies in Vancouver to traveling to South Africa in spring 2012 to play gigs in Cape Town and perform at Afrika Burn (SA’s regional burning man event), it’s fair to say the choice to pursue DJing was the right one. Paying careful attention to the energy of the dance floor at all times, his sets tend to run the gamut of house while demonstrating an intuition and taste of a selector far beyond his years. 2013 saw him make the jump from DJ to producer with the release of his debut EP Retrograde. Characterized by its soulful sample selections and live instrumentation, the release pays homage to his beatmaking background within a 4x4 framework. With a new EP in the works and some exciting gigs lined up for the summer, BIKES looks forward to what 2014 has in store.
Deep bass, jacking beats, and catchy hooks just are a few inspirations that brought Howl Sound into existence. Born out of many late nights, deep in the forests of North Americas west coast, howling to beat of many forest raves; this was the basis for what became, drawing a strong connection not only to the underground, the obscure, but also the beauty of life itself in all of its forms. Howl Sound is the result of a long time friendship between fellow djs U-Tee and Sean 314. After years of playing apart, both members began sharing slots with each other, quickly forming a strong bond on stage. Two years later, it felt only natural to take that chemistry from behind the decks and apply it to their own productions. Howl Sound are known for playing anything deep and groovy, melding between house, techno and bass music. What is most important is always staying fresh and having fun.
JUAN TON (Electric Input / FVDED)
Jaun Ton is a talented audio engineer, DJ and member of Electric Input, a collective of Vancouver DJs and producers who strive to create a positive vibe through electronic music, as well as put on events at various venues around the city. He is no stranger to the scene, and holds a resident spot with Blueprintevents.ca, specifically their FVDED nights.
Kid Vibe (Vibrations)
Kid Vibe, the eclectic DJ and music producer, has a knack of showcasing the various elements that encompass the underground dance music scene.
His journey into music started at a young age, but as he grew older, his curiosity led him to a more directed focus towards House music. His fascination with House music and dance culture led him to pursue DJing where he has been able to spread his experiences towards a larger audience throughout his hometown of Vancouver (Fortune Sound) and Tokyo (New Lex).
It was only a matter of time before producing was to become a structured habit. Creating songs that include elements of Deep House, Jackin', and even Hip Hop, Kid Vibe has been able to successfully distribute his music through some of House musics premier underground labels. These include Connect-d, MIAUDIO, Dufflebag Recordings, Bid Muzik, and a slew of others. He has received support from world-class DJ's such as MK, Scott Diaz, and Mark Farina. As well, he has achieved success from various European radio stations including Romania's Dance FM where he had produced the most requested song of 2013. Kid Vibe's journey through music production continues to evolve, hoping to one day solidify his name right next to his peers.
WMNstudies are Zach Smith & Nathan ‘Savemeboots’ Samson . After meeting in 2010, the duo based out of Toronto and Vancouver respectively have risen to international recognition with their many remixes, including Ryhe’s Open and Mereki’s ‘Blue Lake’, both of which reached the top remixed track on the Hype Machine, generating exposure from blogs such as Golden Scissors,Hilly Dilly and Gotta Dance Dirty. Since then the duo has released official remixes for Mereki (of Goldroom fame), Bestie and Pat lok and have been keeping busy sharing the stage with such acts as Disclosure, Flume, Breakbot, Flight Facilities, Classixx, Goldroom, Duke Dumont, John Talabot, Alex Metric, Moon Boots, Holy Ghost, and Anna Lunoe, just to name a few. Being big supporters of the local scene, the duo have been throwing many underground parties as well as started a monthly party in Vancouver called White Noise, showcasing some of the best house and disco acts in the industry, as well as taking up residencies in many of Vancouver’s best clubs. Look out for new releases on the way as well as extensive touring from these two.
Woodhead ( Homebreakin Records / East Van Digital )
Vancouver's Darren Woodhead is a West Coast institution. Having cut his teeth touring Western Canada and the States with punk bands, he picked up DJing from one of his band mates. He then went on to host the now legendary Sauna Sessions podcast, broadcasting live from a mobile sauna party somewhere in East Van, and hosted the hugely popular Signal Saturdays at the now defunkt Lotus Lounge. He was a mainstay at the Renegade stage at another fabled West Coast festival, Soundwave. Fast forward to the present and Woodhead has played every big festival in Western Canada to much aplomb. Famous for marathon sets at hours no one in their right mind wants to play, Woodhead thrives playing for people who want to keep the vibe alive. Whether the crowd is in the thousands or single digits he makes sure everyone is dancing.
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This Monday we kick off March's Recovery Room series with a long time supporter and West Coast favourite WOODHEAD. One of Vancouver's hardest working performers, with productions distributed on several labels including Homebreakin Records, East Van Digital, and Punchout; you can also find Woodhead performing under the super group CPYPHS, where he teams up with S2.