Was going to spend a whole week working on this mix... Motivated by the sunny weather and my love of the beach i recorded this 85 minute mix in the first practice take. Two turntables, TTM57 and Serato featuring 25 house tunes i've been feeling recently.
Adana Twins - Reaction feat. Dgitaria (Instrumental)
Doctor Dru - 2 Know U
Channel X - My 3 Wishes (Doctor Dru Remix)
Miguel Puente - Lil Freakyness
Zee & Eli - Dance to My Beat (Gog Remix)
Friend Within - The Pull
Hauswerks - Puppet Factory
Leftwing & Kody - Bump and Flex (Andre Crom Remix)
Garage $ale - Bump N Grind (Waze & Odyssey Mix)
Leftwing - You Don't Know
Real Connoisseur - Faux De Baux
Stuffa - Keep On
Urulu & Steve Huerta - Things I Didn't Mean
Duke Dumont - The Giver (Locked Groove remix)
Luca Lozano - Need Nothing (Sacha Robotti In Love Remix)
Squarehead - Close
Rufus - Take Me (Bareskin Remix)
Huxley - Little Things
Trikk - Floorwave
Breach & Dark Sky - The Fallout
Gorgon City - Thor
Clientele - She Knows
Dom 877 - Do It Right
Makam - What Ya Doin'
TÂCHES - Don't You Know
With things heating up & Shambhala's Sweet 16 just around the corner, we decided to get the East Van family together for what will surely be an epic session of beats, beers & good vibes. Cover is super cheap & we've got 12 East Van / Shambhala DJs on board, plus there will be a Shambhala ticket up for grabs! We will be running two floors of music, with a stage on Falconetti's beautiful second-floor patio kicking off around 5pm, as well as a stage downstairs!
Get familiar with the artists, if you're not already:
Falconetti's East Side Grill
1812 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC
This weekend we hit a river campground on Vancouver Island somewhere to listen to sweet music. The line-up up is full of the West Coast's finest. Hope to see you there.
Resonance Festival is a three day music and camping event for adults, you must be 19+ to attend.
The location is a private campsite in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. The campsite has a riverfront area to freshen up in, or there is also showers available. Its best to pack your own food and drinks in but there will be also be the Refiner Diner food truck available for breaky, lunch and dinner. The venue is located 1 hour and 20 minutes from Victoria, the exact location will be released closer to the date.
We look forward to seeing you for the first of many Resonance Festivals to come...be safe and please party responsibly!
Keep up to date with the Resonance blog here >>>
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE @ http://www.resonancefestival.ca/tickets.html
JOHNNY FIASCO [ Defected, OM, Klassik Fiasco ]
WORTHY [ Dirty Bird, Anabatic, Liason ]
- San Francisco
RENE LAVICE [ RAM Records }
J. BOOGIE [ OM, Dubtronic Science ]
- San Francisco
DJ CHICKEN GEORGE [ Jazztronica ]
FRIVOLOUS [ Cadenza, ~scape, Karloff, Background ]
- Berlin / Galiano Island
NEIGHBOUR [ Homebreakin', Nordic Trax ]
RENNIE FOSTER [ Rebirth, Transmat, Thoughtless, Dirty Works]
- Vancouver/ Tokyo
LUKE MCKEEHAN [ Nordic Trax]
CASEY NEFCY [ Tango, OM, Counterw8 ]
- San Francisco
TOMAS JIRKU ( live ) [ Rivers of Recordings, Innerflight Music ]
LORI J. WARD [ Flavorite, Platform B, Is This, Kaato ]
T. ORLANDO [ Flavorite, Baroque, Night Drive ]
WOODHEAD [ Homebreakin, Saunasessions.ca, Intimate Productions, Eastvan Digital]
GREENLAW [ Formation Records, SkyLab Sounds ]
GRIMM [ Hybrid Minds, Playaz, Renegade Hardware ]
EMILY SPILLER [ Eastvan Digital, Beacon Hill Records ]
TAAL MALA [ Lighta! Sound, Aufect, 10 Pin ]
ESB | FEDSKI | MONOLITHIUM | MR. MOE | OUTSIDER | KOOSH | DEGREE ONE | THOM BANKS | ALEX JOY | SOLOMON POTASHNICK | DJ TREVER | J. FEUD | SPECIAL ED | GIVEN | GANO | PRIMITIVE | NICK KARMA | NATRON | DEAD AIR | TECHCOWS | LYSAA | GENERIC | SKYLO | JAMIE MCCUE | MARC GERRARD | MATT ROSE | TRIPLE D | LASQUETI COVE | RE_CLICK | LOGIK | D-SET | GI BLUNT | MICHAEL B. LACEY | HRISTO | MICHAEL MCCAFFERY | JOELBOY | " LES BOYS " | LALU | GRAHAM B. | DLOC | APERTURE | PHILLY P. | INTRINSIC RYHTHM | TALL GUY FROM ENGLAND | SPINESHAKER | MYKEE |
DJ PLAN | CEDAR SENIOR |
More detailed info @
Looking forward to checking out the lake and playing a set on Friday night.
FESTIVUS is BACK. We return to the lake with a new bag of tricks. Tucked into the trees somewhere between Osoyoos and Rock Creek, BC, we're continuing to develop our new home, everyones highly anticipated annual destination, where we gather to share stories over miles of smiles and amazing HOUSE MUSIC.
:: PRIVATE LAKESIDE CAMPGROUND / **Camping included**
:: FLOATING DANCE-FLOOR
1st TIER TICKETS :: $60 - SOLD OUT
2nd TIER TICKETS :: $80 - Less than 400 remaining
VANCOUVER :: Tom Lee Music / 929 Granville St / DJ Dept
... OR direct from promoters
NELSON :: Wallis aka "The Beard"
VERNON :: Daryll "Dee Bass"
KELOWNA :: Carlos "BagOBeetz"
ONLINE (will call) :: ticketZone :: http://tz.ae/8a254
:: 19+ EVENT
:: FRIDAY - SUNDAY (site cleaned and vacated)
TALENT :: (confirmed to date)
FESTIVUS STAGE ::
JON LEE (westside legacy/east van digital)
SIAVASH (you plus one/gorg-o-mish)
LUKE MCKEEHAN (nordic trax)
ANDY CLOCKWORK (clocktower/east van digital/intimate)
INGRID HAKANSON (defected/aroma)
FRIDAY NIGHT MIKE
ZACH & KELSEY
MOVE TOGETHER STAGE ::
WOODHEAD (homebreakin/punchout/east van digital)
JOSEPH MARTIN (east van digital/bone idle)
THE SLAG (big fish/royal fetish/dj mag)
DEE BASS (vernon)
FRANCO PRYCE (twisted)
THE SLY VIRUS
BEARDED HOUSE MAFIA (nelson)
Get down in K-Town tomorrow night at The Grateful Fed.
Is that time of the year again and festivus is around the corner, if you are not familiar with festivus is a long running festival that started in vancouver 9 years ago featuring some of the classiest talent in the lower mainland, last year they found an amazing site in osoyoos bc and teamed up with move together events and some of the best okanagan underground talent. Festivus offers amazing camping grounds, a mix of unbelievable vancouver and okanagan talent, a great lake on site with floating dance floor, food vendors and a mature, responsable, professional and knowledgable staff and crowd. Now to our pre festivus party!,
last year we had bag-o-bass, dubconscious and wood and soo for our pre party and it was a jam packed night!, this year we have a stellar lineup as well and we are tearing the roof down!:
- KEZEL 9:15- 10:15 ( all vinyl set )-
- I've seen the mark's progression lately and this is a set not to be missed, all vinyl deep house grooves to start the night right!
- BAG-O-BEETZ 10:15- 11:15-
Carlos rodriguez aka BAG-O-BEETZ, is been in the game for over 7 solid years now, born in spain but growing up in venezuela this fast learning producer and skillful DJ can rock a dancefloor with grace and proper style, growing up surrounded by latin culture and rythms like reggae, calipso and salsa bag-o-beetz is an artist that delivers with a mixture of worldly beats, island flavors, scratch routines, on the fly edits and mashups, original productions and world class mixing. Now resident of B.C/ canada where he often performs at various festivals, cities and venues as far as mexico and europe. With a short time in the production game Bag-o-beetz's remixes and mashups have been blogged in many wicked music sites like " ghettofunk.uk "," Breakbeat Romania", " freebreaksblog.com australia " and have the support of artists like FORT KNOX FIVE, DEEKLINE, BENJI BOKO and AGFA ( all good funk alliance). His Djing skills, energy and stage presence makes him a top pick for promoters and festivals. His been the opening act for amazing local talent like: bryx, neighbour, wood and soo, neon steve, timothy wisdom, jpod, stickybuds, joseph martin, Stylust beats, defunk, mat the alien and international names like: Elite force, A-SKILLZ, rico tubbs, slynk, JFB, pimpsoul, stafford brothers, goosebumps, sun in acuarius, Also won a local dj comp in 2011 and entered the 2011 canadian dmc championships. There is no slowing down for Bag-o-Beetz coming up with his first ep " the handyman ep" on bassbong records in march and spreading the sounds of the underground bass culture rythms wherever he goes
- WILDOUT 11:15- 12:15-
His artist name speaks for itself, this guy is an animal on stage and his music selection will blow your shit up, with a mix of his own mashups and edits and a stage presence that will make you dance the night away, catch him playing at shambhala music festival this year!
- WOODHEAD 12:15- 1:15-
Returning to Falconetti's tonight to dj The Recovery Room with a boat load of summer jammys.
If your a fan of Electronic Dance Music and have spent many a night dancing sweaty at a Vancouver Club or Music Festival in Western Canada your probably a fan of WOODHEAD, whether you know it or not. He has been a prominent figure in the music scene in Vancouver for over 10 years and has played nearly every dance floor, venue, and festival in BC. Described as a "DJ's DJ, (WOODHEAD) is a true journeyman who has clocked more rave hours than anyone in the scene," (Jordan Cook in Beatroute Magazine)
Always inspired and driven, WOODHEAD's warm personality and contagious beats continue to draw hungry dancers to his sets.
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.
He has been producing in the studio as well, having some great remixes and originals on scene stalwarts Homebreakin' Records, as well as local upstart East Van Digital, and currently co-organizes the hugely popular Body Language Series in Vancouver with other local luminaries like Neighbour.
The DJ's DJ, is true journeyman who has clocked more rave hours than anyone in the scene, Woodhead's sets get better every year and are guaranteed to bring the vibe he is famous for. Who else can DJ in a 100 degree wooden box or battling 90km winds on Canada's rugged west coast?
Look out for his new ep on Punchout! Recordings this fall as well as a new album from S2 collaboration Clyphs, this July on Homebreakin Records.
-Jordon Cook (Beatroute)
Audit's turntable finger is always on the pulse. I still love listening to his Future Suggestions mix everyday. Here's his latest offering Oddeo Pt. 1. Get into it.
Mo Kolours - Will Be
V Looper - Phocho
Alix Perez - Chroma Chords
Eprom - Love Number
Bambooman - Hollowed
B.Bravo + Teeko - Double Up (K murdas theme)
Arp 101 - True
B.Lewis - Frozen
Ambassadeurs - Aint that peculiar
Dabrye - 73.3 Prefuse 73 Megamix
Julien Dyne - Glisten up
Chesslo Junior - Move South
Al Green - Simply Beautiful (Dj Steef Edit)
Mux Mool - Flying Dreams
Kelpe - Beaks of Eagles (Fulgeance Remix)
Janet Jackson - If (Kaytranada Remix)
Alphabets Heaven - Fornia
Bonobo - Antenna
Mr.Carmack - Continue
Dubamine - Vit Mon C
Kode 9 - Xingfu Lu
Geode - Ruh feat. C Tivey
Dj Madd - In the Lounge
Herrmutt Lobby - Computer Club
I love playing music at Gorg-o-mish. The sound system is top notch and it's electric in there all night long. GORG-O-MISH presents #GORGFRIDAYS
You Plus One
You Plus One
Each and every Friday when the clubs close down, Gorg-O-Mish After Hours comes to life. Featuring a blend of both Vancouver's hottest local acts and amazing international talent, GORG FRIDAYS are the only place to hear the best underground electronic music that the world has to offer. Open from 2AM to 7AM, Gorg-O-Mish keeps the party going as long as you can keep dancing! Get on the guest list today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org!
Doors: 2:00 AM
Note: This is Friday's after hours party, commencing at 2:00am on what is technically Saturday.
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TALL TREE IV, 2013 JUNE 28TH, 29TH, 30TH (3DAYS), BROWNS MTN, PORT RENFREW
The inaugural Tall Tree Music Festival took place June 25th-26th, 2010 on the west coast of Vancouver Island in the picturesque town of Port Renfrew.
The festival was amazingly positive and displayed the importance of having such events in the Southern Vancouver Island region. With a beautiful mixture of electronic and live bands, the Tall Tree Music Festival brought together people of all genres for a solid two days of dancing. Most importantly, all of those who attended proved to the Port Renfrew township that they were beyond capable of setting the right tone of respect.
In 2011 the event moved to the amazing property known as BROWNS MOUNTAIN and the festival was once again an incredibly positive experience for all in attendence.
2013!!! TALL TREE IV!!! Once again people will gather upon BROWNS MOUNTAIN for an experience sure to be one of the highlights of the summer!
Don`t miss out!!
No trees were harmed in the production of this festival. In fact a few were even saved.
Very excited to dj my first LLW. I'll also be performing live visuals. It's going to be legendary.
Join us Sunday June 30th as Intimate Productions brings you our annual Legendary Long Weekend Canada Day Crasher. LLW is a Vancouver institution, running ten years strong now. Hosted at the brand new IMPERIAL located at 319 Main Street, this is the spot to be this Canada Day Long Weekend!
This LLW event will feature two rooms of talent with Crosstown Rebels' DROOG (ft. Brett Griffin) headlining the main room plus a load of solid local talent. Full lineup details below.
DROOG is the DJ collective of Andrei Osyka, Brett Griffin and Justin Sloe. From their start 5 years ago, DROOG has steadily built a reputation as one of the leading purveyors of forward-thinking dance music, in Los Angeles and beyond.
Known for their respected Culprit Sessions parties at the Standard Hotel in LA that through the years featured leading international house and techno talent, from Magda, Jamie Jones, Steve Bug and Martin Buttrich to Dixon, all four memebers of Visionquest, Maceo Plex, Art Department, Nicolas Jaar, Dyed Soundorom, Shonky and beyond.
Droog masterminded showcase parties at WMC, DEMF and BPM festivals. For the past 4 years, Droog has held down a residency at Avalon Hollywood, one of the biggest clubs in the US. At Avalon,they have had the chance to play alongside influences such as Richie Hawtin, Lee Burridge, Steve Lawler, Damian Lazarus, Tiefschwarz, Mr. C, Booka Shade, MANDY, Matthew Dear.
In 2009 Droog made a leap into a new territory by launching an LA-based record label, Culprit, which has built steady momentum with successful releases from Matt Tolfrey & Inxec, Hot Natured, Lee Foss, SECT (Soul Clap, Tanner Ross & Sergio Santos), Subb-an and joining the ranks of the leaders of the new school. Having toured the US and Mexico extensively, Droog have since expanded with European and South American shows. In October of 2010, Droog made a Fabric debut.
The near future will see the Los Angeles collective focus on production work, with remixes for Culprit, Supernature, NOICE and original work for Crosstown Rebels among upcoming projects.
Main Room (House / Underground)
DROOG (ft Brett Griffin) • ABASI b2b STEFAN Z b2b OLIVER NICKELS
Lounge (Bass // Funk // Dub)
DUBCONSCIOUS • WOODHEAD • FEDSKI
2 Rooms | 2 Sounds
Limited Advance Tickets | 19+ | 2 Pieces of ID Required
Advance tickets $12/$15 // More at the door
Bass-Sick Production is proud to present “No Doubt ABoat It , A Funderwear Raiser Boat Party”. This fun filled event is happening aboard the Abitibi Vancouver on June 29th from 7pm - 11pm. We have been working very hard on building and expanding our organization and have decided to host a boat party fundraiser to help with the associated costs and to have some fun :D There will be two levels of fun (Top sun deck and Inside level) with music on both. Round up your crew, throw on your undies, take off your clothes ,and come party to help us to bring you bigger and better events :D
The dress code for the boat party is underwear, bedtime attire, or anything similar and will be strictly encouraged. If you have any questions about appropriate or acceptable attire please don’t hesitate to drop us a line. If you feel a bit shy or uncomfortable with the dress code message us and we can talk about different options, we want to make sure that EVERYONE can feel good and enjoy the party :D If you are overly shy or cold , DON't WORRy, underwear aren't mandatory, just STRONGLY encouraged. We will have a clothes and bag check on board so throw on your sexiest garments and come boogie on a Boat !!!!!! The boat will be full of fun and shenanigans, will have killer sound (brought to you by APPLICATION AUDIO), and an amazing lineup including:
Tickets are $35 and will be available on Wednesday June 19th. You can pick up tickets from Beatstreet or from Benny FreeBounD (778-990-5285).
This event is expected to sell out and capacity is limited so make sure to get your ticket before they're gone !!!!!
If anyone has any art, donations, goods, ideas, services or anything they would like to donate for the funderwear raising effort please message us on here or at email@example.com. If anyone would also like to volunteer to help with decor or coat check please let us know :)
Saturday June 29th is full of amazing events happening in Vancouver. The Funderwear Raiser Boat Party is just one of many amazing events going on that evening and we have arranged discounts and scheduled the cruise so you have the option to attend the other events as well :D
To start the day off on Granville Street between Smithe and Pender will be host to Vancouver International Busker Festival. A host of artists doing comedy, performance, dancing, art and magic, all absolutely free! Browse the wares of local artists and sample some of the tastiest food trucks in the city.
Our friends at Shah & Digital Motion Events are hosting an event at the Red Room full of incredible DnB. The event will be featuring some awesome local talent and international headliner Seba !!! If you have attended the boat party you will get 1st tier ticket prices of $15 at the door.
On Saturday the 29th of June from 8pm - 2am Cranked Cycling is hosting it’s annual Bike Rave. This is a travelling rave on bikes that will be making its way through Vancouver with various dance stops along the way. When we dock, the Bike Rave will be spread out between Second Beach and the Plaza of Nations (Where the boat docks!!! ). It will be very easy for anyone who would like to attend. Bikes are fun and a great alternative to driving impaired :)
Following the amazing events above, there will also be a late night after hours event featuring some of the Sea to Sky’s finest Dj’s. This event will be going very late and the location will be announced via word of mouth at the events. The lineup is still yet to be finalized and will be announced soon. You will receive a discount at this event if you purchase a ticket on the boat, admission is $12 with the discount.
We look forward to seeing you on board for a fun filled night of amazing music and great times. Alcohol will be available on board and we will be holding silent auctions and raffles for prizes so bring some cash if you please. This is a 19 + event so please bring ID. Here’s to kicking off another amazing summer,
Our good friends Houle Sound put out a new mix and it's fantastic! Features their unreleased remix of Clyphs! Coming out on Homebreakin Records this summer.
This is the HouleSound Guest Mix for SKMB, early promo/ sneak peak for their debut EP "We're Here".
The essence of time/subnote
Funky hand (original)/softash
Depth from above (original)/ben Clarke
Age like wine feat mr. archive (ryan wells)/chadio, bevvy swift
Remember (original)/jaymo & andy George
Lost (original)/leftwig & amp
Love , life & laughter (mennie & Mario piu )/mould , niko de vries
All night (original)/rue jay , ic3 cream social
Get up and dance (loop remix)/emb project
Say what (original)/disko biskits
Deep inside/scott diaz
Got to make it (houlesound remix)(unreleased)/clyphs
Rondo (original)/torren foot
Forget you (original)/ali scott
Music is magic (dcup deep bitch remix)/silverstar
Slow down (dusky)/racknruin
Adapt (original) /houlesound
Status quo/rouge mcgowin
trust your body /tiga/jori hulkkonen
swollen (original)/maher Daniel , rychard
make some music (brendon moeller hard bop dub)/tanka
mit liese auf der wise (max cooper’s melt remix)/extrawelt
safety off/cari lekebusch
coefficient /j Phlip
hypnotizing (original)/bart skils
together (remix)/dj ron vein
techno corner (original)/julian jewel
hot knives (slam remix)/slam
Special thanks to everyone at Some Kind Of Music Blog(SKMB) for your continued support.
Conveniently located on the water under the Oak Street Bridge. Exact location released on the Day.
Old School Warehouse SPARKLE PARTY!!!!
Awesome DJs including:
Steamboat Fattie (aka Mark Brennan)
DJ Darren Woodhead
DelayNoMore (aka Abasi + DJ Ceebas)
With amazing BURLESQUE performances by the mezmerizing Lola Frost and Cherry OnTop.
Custom Cocktail Bar by one of Vancouver's premiere bartenders.
On the water
With awesome people
More More More!
10 bucks at the door.
Dress to impress. Sparkles, glitter and shiny skimpy outfits STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!!
You should totally come.
As some of you may or may not know, we are in the process of opening a Distillery. The City of Vancouver made an egregious error and has cost us, lets just say, ALOT of $$$. We have taken it upon ourselves to make back some of that money in the best way we know how: By having a ridiculously good time with all of our friends.
As the cloudy curtains draw back and the light shines through on another Vancouver summer, we are reminded that we live in an irrefutably beautiful city. Blasts of sun and mild air send us careening through the streets on foot and on our bicycles seeking beach time, quality dancefloors, and strange encounters. It's the time of year when even if it's been gloomy outside, the next nice day is going to cause paroxysms of joy. It's in that spirit that we offer up the next Body Language, always and forever a celebration of our own city's talent.
Visual environment by LIGHTHEAD
It's a great time of year for a BBQ and a stellar all-locals dance party.
I'm a huge fan of the band The Belle Game. When they asked me to remix their song River I rushed into the studio to play with their lush sound stems. The tune proved to be a challenge being in 3/4 time but I somehow managed to bend it into a 4/4 time signature. I love the vocal, so haunting and powerful. I hope you enjoy.
I'm on Lighthead duty tonight. Lets go!
Wood 'n' Soo present:
JPOD The Beat Chef (Swingset Sounds, JPODTBC.com)
JPOD’s signature sound combines dropkick drums, bobblehead bass and intelligent instrumentation that uniquely represents the flowering West-Coast Canada flavor. With highly original productions, remixes and an innovative DJ style, JPOD’s live performances never fail to impress listeners and dancers alike, invariably creating an army of smiling faces.
Having toured in Western Canada, Australia and West Coast US at both clubs and festivals, JPOD continues to energetically spread his sound to all open ears.
Wood 'n' Soo (Ghetto Funk, Re:Soul Records, East Van Digital)
Known for their genre-defying mix tapes and 4-turntable performances, DJs Wood ‘n’ Soo have proven time and again their ability to rock just about any crowd that’s put before them. Since joining forces in 2004 they have attained a world wide cult following and shared the stage with an impressive list of international talents, including the likes of DJ Z-Trip, Bassnectar, Afrika Bambaataa, Q-Bert, DJ NuMark, Stanton Warriors, Shy FX, Zion I, South Rakkas Crew and many more. With a slew of chart-topping releases in the last few years, Wood 'n' Soo have been rocking dancefloors with their unique, funky, and bass-driven tunes receiving support from DJs around the world. On the strength of their diverse and bass heavy 2 x 4 sets, they have rocked clubs across the country and become mainstays of Vancouver’s night life scene.
Casio Copilot (https://soundcloud.com/casiocopilot)
Sound by Application Audio | Visuals by Lighthead Visuals
Friday, May 31st
The Anza Club - 3 W 8th Ave Vancouver
9pm - 2am | 19+ ID required
EXTREMELY LIMITED CAPACITY
So honored to play along side two original west coast techno heavyweights this Saturday at Open Studios. Mathew Jonson is playing a live set! This guy makes some of the most unique and beautifully twisted techno that has influenced artists all over the world. We're also celebrating 10 years of Open Studios much appreciated contribution to our city and culture. Join us!
Open Studios is happy to invite back MATHEW JONSON for its 10 year anniversary.
Mathew Jonson LIVE
MATHEW will be unveiling his long-awaited second artist album on Crosstown Rebels this summer. He's developed one of the most distinctive voices in electronic dance music: when you hear one of Jonson's tracks, you almost immediately know it's his. And yet there's no mistaking any given track for another.
His music offers a rare fusion of populist intensities and nuanced musicality. With a keen understanding for the needs of the dancefloor and the universal laws of house and techno, he's thrown out the rule book time and time again, sneaking tricks learned from electro and even drum'n'bass into minimal clubs, and loading up his B-sides with tracks that do what they damned well please. (No kick drum? No problem.)
Co Founder of WHFM.
Woodhead has a slew of exceptional releases on Homebreakin, Punchout & East Van Digital, that prove he is an ace producer in addition to his already spectacular skills as a DJ, his sets setting him apart from the imitators hoping to recreate even a sliver of the magic seen at many outdoor festivals and venues for years.
and Visual Artists
BentMatter is working on a new video installation that is sure to impress.
I'm performing live visuals tonight at this unique event on Commercial Drive.
THE NEW DEMOCRATIC DANCE PARTY - 3.0
We will celebrate with a purpose as we gather for our third event at the beginning of summer. The last event at The Legion on Commercial Drive went so well that we decided to hold it there again, this time with a brand new set of community submitted projects looking to make their dreams a reality with your help.
The New Democratic Dance Party (NDDP) is a local organization that aims to fund substantial community projects. The NDDP fuses dance-culture with direct democratic process, whereby funds gathered through admission are pooled to form a grant. The grant is awarded on the evening of the party through a live voting system.
Our first and second events were big successes, we gave out $2000 for our first grant and over $2800 for our second one.
This would not have been possible without the generous donations of time from our organizers, artists, volunteers, presenters, and sponsors, whom we thank from the bottom of our hearts.
This time we hope to refine the model and again help our community achieve it's dreams, and have a lot of fun while we do it!
We need your support to generate the highest possible grant, so please share this event with your friends.
19+ licensed only $15 @ the door because we love you!
4 NEW FINALISTS ANNOUNCED, they are, in no particular order:
Idle No More - Artists in Solidarity
"Surface Tensions: Decolonization of local spaces"
This group showing of artwork aims to provide both First Nations’ and settlers’ perspectives on themes associated with First Nations rights and autonomy, decolonization, and environmental issues. Opening on Canada Day 2013, this show offers a voice of anti-colonialism in response to a day that commemorates a legacy of on-going racism and environmental exploitation. This show will provide safe and respectful spaces for the expression of multi-vocality associated with the Idle No More Movement, and the reality of the entanglement of diverse communities within this current Canadian landscape.
BC Mandate Party X
PartyX is a non-partisan movement working towards a new, deeper and stronger form of democracy through the development of online tools that connect people and ideas. We are working to revitalize politics by making policies, issues and ideas as accessible as the online social networks we already know and love.
******************************************************************The Rise of the DDP
From time immemorial, human beings have gathered at night to sing and dance and celebrate life; to share music and laughter and set their spirits free.
But with the rise of modern civilization, all public life became regulated and commodified, the traditions were lost, and the soul of Partying faded further and further from memory...
But we have a plan.
A plan to restore the soul and ensure that Partying is respected, legitimized and forever enshrined as a cultural institution of paramount importance. One which will soon rise to reshape the world.
It's called Tom and Gary's Decentralized Dance Party AKA The Party Revolution.
Creating Change: Environmental Campaign Workshops
As a democracy, we've got the ability to rally together to create environmental change, but it can be a pretty daunting thing to do! How do you get public support for an idea? What are the best practices for creating a strategy? And how can you do all of the above while being environmentally conscious? The Starfish aims to host public workshops that will teach local youth how to make a difference through environmental campaigning. These workshops will include concepts of team dynamics, conflict resolution, lobbying, and others that will help shape the environmental leaders of tomorrow.
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Deep and rolling DnB, chuggy thick half time, positive uplifting celebratory enthsiastic music. Close your eyes and listen closely, there are layers, and shifts. You will end up in a different place, exactly where you are.
For the love of Drum and Bass, this is Willisist, founder of the SHAHdjs and since 2007 he has opened or hosted for the likes of Calibre, Dub FX, Dub Phizix, D-Bridge, Aphrodite, Blu Mar Ten, Breakage, High Contrast, Shimon, Pendulum, Von D, Netsky and dozens more.
**LYSSA** (Victoria BC)
Lyssa is passionate about art, clothing & costume design, music, & dancing. Her first appearance as DJ "Lyssa" took place in 2005. Having spent 11 years in Mexico, and being fortunate enough to be exposed to Latin culture, she has a strong desire to explore her roots in her musical selections. Lyssa's style could be described as sexy, smooth, organic, & classy, depending on what what mood we catch her in, expect anything from deep rolling Chicago house to quirky & bouncy Latin house..
Lyssa has had the privilege of performing at summer festivals such as Shambhala Music Festival, Victoria Electronic Music Festival, Entheos Gathering, Bushwacked, Fozzyfest, Uprising, and Solaris. She made Victoria her home in spring 2007, and you can catch her performing regularly at some of the city's coolest lounges & underground hotspots like Hush, The Sunset Room, Temple, Cenote & The Mint.
**AMENDA** (aka AMANDA RUDE)
The VHS was Amenda's first creative medium for making mixtapes while still in her single digits. Additional experiences with woodwind instruments led a natural transition from bedroom DJ to the dance floor, allowing efficacious beat-matching from square one, with a first love in UK Garage classics.
Amenda's influence on the scene was quite prevalent as a co-founder of the Flydjs initiative beginning in 2005, Kelowna, BC. JGirl as founder and partner led impactful projects such as female DJ lessons which resulted many successful women in the DJ scene when they were scarce, still active today from the first lessons. Her heavy involvement landed her gigs in countries such as USA, England, Spain and Germany.
More recently, you will see her participating in events which support social responsibility or she's actively pursuing design to push the experience and brand of her local team slowdjs and their affiliates.
**FRITZ THE CAT** (Toronto ON)
Fritz The Cat, AKA Jesse Fritz is one of THE ORIGINATORS of the NDDP Vision, and we are thrilled to have him back in BC to play a set for us. Also, it's his birthday! So we are going to all throw him a heck of a party.
Jesse has always told himself that he belongs on the dance floor or behind the scenes of dance culture. But aside from producing events, and always being the last to leave the floor, Jesse has had an addiction to searching out dope new sounds. After building up a collection, he feel it's only right to share this music with those who might not ever hear otherwise.
Sound by SOMA SOUND SYSTEM
Lighting and visuals by LIGHTHEAD
Performance by FERALESQUE
Hosted by JESSE FRITZ and CRYSTEL CLEAR
Heading out the door early today to drive out to the Kootenanys. Playing at Spirit bar in Nelson Sat. then dropping an afternoon set at Kootenanny Fest Sunday.
Schedule is up!
See the website for more info:
Think old style rave... well sorta... you may have noticed the website was down all last year.... . This was to prevent prying eyes or the powers that be from seeing that which is meant for the eyes of Time Lords aka Kootenanny attendees.... :-)
However, since making Kootenanny the Annual Meeting of the Time Lords... we are a legitimate freak club... so what?! We have a whole new website too.. check it out! http://www.kootenanny.lovefire.ca/ There's a gallery and some vids to tantalize your senses.
Some of the features this year include: A Hottub, Sauna, Showers, 3+ days of music, VIP kitchen, Vendors, Local Scenery for amazing hiking and adventures including a waterfall, soft mossy thick treed forests and giant rocky cliffs. A TARDIS (time and relative dimensions in space machine), a spectacular full light show, video projection, pole dancers, Dj's, producers, bands, poets, professionally managed sound for high quality undistored bass, a watering hole, a bigger better octagonal Sanctuary...and more surprises.
Bring your fire toys, your light toys, your hoops, your badminton raquets, your birdies and your balls! And this year, add to that your sonic screwdrivers, your companions, your bow ties and your charm! ♥
This three song mini Ep is inspired by Bass Coast Festival. We're amped to be playing music there in August. Bring on summer!
Vancouver’s Clyphs make music to win raves to. Download Clyphs The Bass Coast EP for free via Bandcamp: http://www.clyphs.bandcamp.com/album/basscoast-ep
Comprised of festival heavyweights Woodhead and S2, the pair log more hours on the rave circuit than there are in a year. Seasoned veterans of B.C.’s big three, Shambhala, Soundwave(RIP) and Bass Coast, as well as the Vancouver and Nelson nightlife scenes respectively, Clyphs are well aware of what music sounds best at 6 in the morning, drinking a vodka-gin out of a wine bottle and wearing a wedding dress. Naturally, they have titled their new collection of tunes the Bass Coast EP. Look for a seven track album coming soon from the illustrious Homebreakin’ Records.
Drawing influence from the best of garage, vocal house, and techno, with enough analog synths to make Giorgio Moroder look like a hobo, the two have created a sound perfect for winding the party up, or gearing it down. I mean, Clyphs were meant to be jumped off, right?
Honored to support one of BC's finest exports MATHEW JONSON at OPEN STUDIOS 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY. I have a deep love for this space. A cultural hub and supporter of excellent underground dance music for a decade. Big love to Bentmatter and Open Studios crew.
Friday @ The Imperial (formerly District 319) 319 Main St
Caveology Presents: Cave Decompression Sessions # 2
Friday May 10th 9pm-1am
319 Main st (Main and Cordova)
This is an unofficial grand opening of the sexy new Vancouver venue: The Imperial. (formerly District 319)
Featuring local favorites:
One part sexy robot and one part aerobics instructor, Matt Dauncey has managed to find the middle ground between music and athletics. By harnessing the power of wrestling suits, tennis sweatbands, vintage synthesizers, and electric guitar, Neighbour has tapped into an ancient power-source that has given him the capacity to conjure up frenzied dancefloors wherever he is needed. Through a mysterious process that involves not one, but TWO gigantic crystals, the Homebreakin Records co-owner has managed to combine the raw ecstacy of the early days of disco with razor-sharp futuristic production.
Woodhead has a slew of exceptional releases on Homebreakin, Punchout & East Van Digital, that prove he is an ace producer in addition to his already spectacular skills as a DJ, his sets setting him apart from the imitators hoping to recreate even a sliver of the magic seen at many outdoor festivals and venues for years.
Ninja gymnast assasin DJ. Dustin is the best.
Advance tickets available online only $10:
Much fun has been going down on Tuesdays in Shine's cozy backroom. Next Tues i play music with Neal B Barlee and Kline. Join up!
as keep gettin it in LIGHTS OUT on TUESDAYS to speeding up our week for the weekend, i gots the homie WOODHEAD coming thru for a dance lesson for all of us. this man knows how to throw down some serious tuunes to keep yur feet movin' and movin' which we allll like to do :)
$5 B4 12 - $7 AFTER
4.25 PILSNER & HIGHBALLS
LINE UP :
WE HAS ALLLLL THE CHEAP DRAAAANK, ALLLLLLTHE GOOOOD VIIIIIIBES MIXED IN WITH ALLLLL THE FUNNNNN, ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
****************L I G H T S O U T TEAM*********************
*TUCKER FOLDIN* (aka Chadio) [Imaginations Treetrunk/East Van Digital]
*RYAN WELLS* [slowdjs.com/East Van Digital]
*MYLES AWAY* [Integrated Grime Unit/Really Good Recordings/East Van Digital]
*CHERRIE P* [PhilthKids/Aufect]
*KLINE* [Chapel Sound]
I'll be having sum pretty dope peeeps rollin in here.
April 27 The Beaumont
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2. (Music, other) a group or sequence of songs
3. (Computing) one oscillation of the regular voltage waveform used to synchronize processes in a digital computer
A snake eating it's own tail. That guy walking past the coffee shop with intense eyes, in the same spot as a week ago (did he just do some massive lap?). You've got tons of energy, doing it to the max, then all of a sudden- reclusive and charging back up. Come to think of it, music taste is pretty cyclical! Wait a year or two and your favourite stuff will be on top again. Or, jump onboard the cycle and ride it 'til the wheels fall off.
A good friend though, keeps as tight an orbit around you as possible, in each their own way. Seasons come and go, life changes in broad strokes and somehow still they're there. With that in mind, I'd like to introduce you to a couple friends of mine, the two headliners for Body Language 7.
Founder of Homebreakin Records, player of ball-hockey, and father of one (dog), the incomparable Cal Bass is practically an institution in his city of Calgary. Having started promoting and DJing shows at the ripe age of 18, his interest in playing and showcasing quality groove music must have become second nature. Alongside Neighbour, he launched Homebreakin and Punchout, and has handled A +R duties for both labels since day one. His sets at Shambhala are always a massive hit at the Pagoda, and his blend of low slung boogie flavours with modern house, funk, and techno will be perfect for the Beaumont.
It's not fair to call such a young guy a revered veteran DJ, but there's almost no other way to describe Rob. He's been instrumental in the production of Shambhala Music Festival and has consistently played energetic house, breaks, and electro sets to the slavering hordes. He's the artistic director at "The Pagoda" mainstage, which is among the greatest audio-visual immersive stage setups in all of Canada. On top of all this, he's got one of the top selling releases on Homebreakin alongside Hoola and Neighbour- "Kick it Like Old School". His newer sets feature a focus on modern garage, house, and oldschool sounds.
alongside Homebreakin artists
visual environment by LIGHTHEAD
I worked with Anglo producing the visuals content for his set. Very excited to see my work projected on the Rio's silver screen. So much talent on this bill.
EYE OF THE STORM III: An Immersive Audio/Visual Environment
FADE TO BLACK
SISTERS OF SEANCE
AT THE END OF THE DAY
An evening of live experimental/ambient/electro-acoustic/synthesizer music paired with a visual display, and presented on the 60' silver screen and full theatre sound.
Doors at 7:00 show at 8:00 Sharp
Very pleased to be djng at this prestigious event at the Vancouver Convention Center.
The awards will be broadcast next weekend on CityTV and G4Canada.
Canada will gather on the West Coast once again this spring to celebrate its world-class video game developers at the fourth annual Canadian Videogame Awards ceremony, to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia on April 20, 2013.
The Canadian Videogame Awards will be held once again in conjunction with Fan Expo Vancouver™ at the beautiful Vancouver Convention Centre. As the third largest developer of video games in the world, this show will celebrate Canada’s spot on the world stage as a leader in interactive entertainment. The show will be broadcasted across the country on G4 Canada and Citytv through the Rogers Network.
The awards are for work developed in Canada and released in 2012. The Canadian Videogame Awards are produced by Reboot Communications and Greedy Productions and are officially endorsed by DigiBC and the Entertainment Software Association of Canada. The producers are joined by a national industry committee of developers and leaders of the Canadian digital entertainment industry.
Looking forward to playing a set all Western Canadian producers and many unreleased jams from Homebreakin Records and East Van Digital camps.
Especially amped to play a bunch of unheard Clyphs material straight from the mastering house.
Tune in online here: http://www.virishi.net:8000/cfro-mid.mp3.m3u (open file with itunes)
April 11, 2013
BRENDA HOLMES VS WOODHEAD
(The WoodHolmes Experience)
Honored and excited to have our song Out Front as the soundtrack to this video. Looking forward to Shambhala 2013. It's always an amazing experience.
Listen and Download Clyphs - Out Front here:
5 mins away from downtown Vancouver (exact location will be announced on the day of on here and the info line (604-222-8744)
Alright, it's Rave time! What's that you ask? Well, you put together a whack of awesome DJs, a little warehouse space, friends and their friends, some groovy vibes, a flyer which rips off some product, an info line, and some lasers and you got yourself a Rave!
That's right boys and girls. Mark Bayrock and Farshad (aka Abasi) are turning 40 and figured since they have raved since there were raves, one needs to be put together to celebrate this special occasion. Both of these boys have contributed quite a bit to "the scene" over the last 15+ years both as DJs and in many others ways. Farshad co-founded Intimate Productions with his friends Steve and JJ and a few others back in 2000, and together they have brought many a legendary parties and club nights to town which most of you have attended over the years, while Mark and his friend Jim Baxter founded Endorphin images and fuelled pretty much every rave in the late 90s and early 00s with the best eye candy around!
What happens when you are so involved in the scene? Well pretty much all your friends are DJs or are involved somehow, which only means a killer line up as follows:
Max Ulis vs. Woodhead
Abasi + Glyn + Dr. Jones (aka Team Trainwreck)
Mike McSuede vs. Sven Torpedo
Mark Bayrock vs. Expo
Andy Clockwork vs. Daniel Bull
Ceebas vs. Aaron B
+ Smoothie on Sax!
Music format will be whatever the DJs feel like playing from house, tech, dub, techno, funky/groovy electronic dance beats, with dashes of throw back tracks thrown in there for good measure.
There will be killer sound, amazing visuals, smart energy drinks (guess they call those Red Bull vodka these days?), free caffeine pills, and other goodies. Oh, and did we mention lasers?
All proceeds from this event will go to the BC Cancer Society, so by attending you get to contribute to 3 good causes: your happiness, happiness of the bday boys, and contribution to charity. What more could you ask for? So go grab your ticket, find that rave outfit and let's do this like it's 199X.
Pre-sale tickets are only $10 (first 100, $15 after) and a bit more at the door.
Location TBA at noon on the day of the event. Info line: 604-222-8744
PS: YOU GET IN FREE IF IT IS ALSO YOUR BIRTHDAY ANYWHERE WITHIN A COUPLE OF WEEK BEFORE/AFTER THIS PARTY (message Farshad to get your free ticket).
PPS: SPECIAL AFTER PARTY TBA 'CAUSE THERE NEEDS TO BE MOAR RAVING!
PPPS: PRIZE GIVE AWAY FOR BEST DRESSED RAVER BOY and RAVER GIRL ($50 gift certificate each to Eatery/General Public)
Whistler! we're coming for you. Always a blast djing with my bro Hoola. Listen up snow gods, we'd like a powder day if possible.
This week's very special guests...
Hoola - Shambhala - Living Room
Woodhead - Homebreakin Records/ EVD
With only 2 Smirnoff House Party's left this season, don't miss your chance to hear some of the finest in the biz this week. These boys are gonna throw down big this Friday. Whistler is in for a treat...