THE NEW DEMOCRATIC DANCE PARTY - 3.0 (NDDP) tonight Grandview Legion


I'm performing live visuals tonight at this unique event on Commercial Drive.


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.



Local audio sponsorship by:

**WILLISIST** SHAHdjs (Vancouver BC)

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.


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.


Lighting and visuals by LIGHTHEAD

Performance by FERALESQUE


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