Darshan Jesrani (Startree, Environ / NYC)
Koosh, DJ Neighbour, James Flavour
Darshan Jesrani’s recording project “Metro Area” (together with partner Morgan Geist)has left an indelible mark on the dance music landscape. Known for its forward-looking,
freestyle recombination of influences, Metro Area’s work revolves around experiments with classic production styles and the songwriting focus of disco, new-wave/synth-pop
and R&B. Metro Area has injected much needed doses of funk, sensuality, mood and space back into the loop-based and seldom-subtle world of underground dance.
Their 2002 debut album elicited superlative responses from The New York Times to TheOnion, from web-logs to the Wire. Metro Area won a place among Rolling Stone’s “Top
50 Albums of 2002”, a rock and rap-dominated list for which most club/dance projects are not even considered. Further accolades include BBC/Radio 1’s “Dance Album of theYear” and a “Best New Artist” prize at the 2003 DanceStar/American Dance Awards.
In 2007, Darshan caught the collective ear with his co-writing, production and remix work(alongside Ewan Pearson and Klas “Sasse” Lindblad) on “It’s All True”, the debut single from beloved UK singer Tracey Thorn’s (Everything but the Girl) solo album “Out of the
Woods” (Virgin). This release made waves in broader arenas and was touted as a freshand uplifting update of the Funhouse-style, vocal-led, New York City synth-pop sound of the early/mid-80s.
Darshan’s extended “Parks Dept. Dub” remix of “Starlight”, an underground hit by celebrated and hungry New York disco upstarts Escort (July 2006) landed on the yearend
top-10 lists of many DJs known for their selections and taste.
Metro Area 7, the latest in a series of 12” EPs, was released November 2007 to superlative praise. Metro Area’s mix CD for Fabric (late 2008) was considered by Pitchfork to be both of one of the best modern disco mixes and one of the best in the series. In 2010 Resident Advisor named Metro Area’s “Miura” number 1 in their top 100 singles of the past decade, and their Metro Area album at number 2 in their top 100 albums of the past decade.
Having completed the first phase of his studio, which operates out of a commercial loft in Brooklyn, Darshan is preparing a battery of material for release on his new Startree imprint, produced and distributed exclusively by Word and Sound.
Startree’s first release “All-Night People” by Funn City was released at the end of last year and was included in Spin’s Top 50 dance singles of 2013.
Darshan’s unique remixes for Permanent Vacation, Rekids and Mock & Toof, among others, have stood on their own as playable pieces of music, irrespective of the original works.
Darshan performs worldwide both as a solo DJ, and as a DJ and live PA together with Morgan Geist as Metro Area.
Jupiter has a strong tradition of house music in Vancouver's West End. People with hungry feet have sought out the more musical side of dance beats in this classic venue for more than a decade. We intend to carry this torch by providing old school house, garage, and disco edits to the masses.
Expect vibes, friends, good drinks, and above all, that classic Homebreakin Records focus on classed-up grooves. All of this with absolutely NO COVER!
Friday Nov 28th is your chance to bring it back with us.
With your premium selectors:
I'm playing at 12-1am. Get off the couch and get your ass down there :)
Last time I played at 303 Columbia was New Music Waste 2002. Not going to be playing bass and pouring beer all over myself this time...maybe.
This Sunday Nov 23rd will be the second installation of PHASE OUT at 303 Columbia.
I'm playing at 12-1am
"A night dedicated to bringing everyone onto the dance floor with the freshest jams you've probably never heard! We'll be sending the club off through clouds, waves and out into space. Showcasing our local beat makers, studio heads and tastemakers.
This week we've got some good good producers, who will keep you moving all night with their finest good good tracks.
TIME TO ~PHASE OUT~"
It is November. A time to reclaim your happiness, to shout "fuck you!" to the onset of rainy season blahs. Not like it gets any easier. What with the price of limes, the amount of electioneering going on, the intransigent evisceration of progressive dialog by monolithic cabals of self-interested myopic sociopaths, the embargo on pogs(tm), and the all-consuming demands of the media age... but where was I? Oh yes. Reclaiming your happiness.
Body Language 14 purports to offer the following:
- Various rooms of friends
- Nice sound
- Artesenal Visuals by Lighthead Visuals
- Good drinks
- Throwback and throw-forward chunes
Presented by: SKMB, Homebreakin Records, The Beaumont Studios
I'm playing music from 9pm. Looking forward to checking out these interesting travel photos.
We would like to invite you to our first photography exhibit - - - THE PASSION PROJECT - - -
Photography is our passion and we have used it to connect to so many amazing people around the world.
We will be showing an intimate collection of images captured during our recent travels in South East Asia and India. For 8 months we were immersed in the unknown learning about ourselves, the world and our art. Now we want to share all the beautiful, shocking and hilarious stories that we have documented with you.
Join us for an evening in pictures at the Remington Gallery in the downtown east side of Vancouver.
We hope we can inspire everyone to open their minds and follow their heart.
The gallery viewing will be accompanied by a short documentary complied from personal footage that was shot while we were wandering around.
Gather to watch the film amongst friends and family then, stay and groove to some smooth beats by the fantastic"
- - - DJ WOODHEAD - - -
Come connect to your fellow human beings through art!
~ Love Alison and Lindsay ~
+++ DOORS @ 7 PM +++
+++ VIDEO SHOWING @ 8:30 PM +++
+++ DJ WOODHEAD @ 9PM +++
+++ $4 BEER & WINE BAR +++
++ BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY ++
+ FYI : ALL ART SALES AND BAR ARE CASH ONLY +
Address: 108 East Hastings
I'm setting up my first ever Mapped LED light strip installation tonight. I love the concept behind this party!
Vancouver Light Expo 2014
Presented by Vancouver Art and Leisure
in collaboration with BYOB (bring your own beamer)
November 14th, 2014
OFFICIAL AFTERPARTY FOR VANCOUVER ART GALLERY'S FUSE
Vancouver Light Expo '14 opens it doors for a one night exhibition hosting artists and their projectors. This multimedia experience showcases dozens of video installations, participatory media projects, and light sculptures. Journey through a magical 6000sf visual environment of spaces both real and imaginary.
Plus a roster of some of Vancouver's most notorious experimental HOUSE and TECHNO sound crafts brought to you by NIGHTSUPPLY
bringing the leisure vibes
outsider house trax
sexy banging house
throbbing dance beats
atmospheric techno beats
“BYOB is a series of one-night-exhibitions curated by different people around the world. The idea is simple: Find a place, invite many artists, ask them to bring their projectors."
I'll be projection mapping the Tabu Room. This is going to be a bit of a throw down.
#LLW #LLW #LLW #LLW #LLW #LLW
Leg·end·ary: told about in a legend, very famous or well-known. Well, at least that’s what Webster’s dictionary says, but you can be the judge. Come check out the 2014 finale of our Legendary Long Weekend series and find out why this party has been going on for 11 years and remains one of Vancouver’s best long weekend parties! This edition features another legend, Vancouver’s DJ Ali, as well as Vinyl Ritchie, Smoothie (DJ + sax set), the TURU CREW and much more! With 3 rooms of different music, there is always something for everyone. Now all we need is YOU!
PARTIAL PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL BENEFIT THE CANADIAN FORCES MILITARY FAMILIES FUND
Tabu Room | Underground House
DJ ALI * Dj Smoothie * David Pelvis
Tiki Room | NuDisco / Disco / Funk | presented by PARADISE CITY
VINYL RITCHIE * Abasi * Fedski
Hideaway | Bass, DNB, Dub | presented by the TURU Crew
22:22 * DISOCIATE * KOMMUN * KID KURSE
3 Rooms | 3 Sounds | 1 Killer Party
Advance Tickets $12 AND $15 | More @ door
Also available in store at:
BeatStreet Records [439 W. Hastings] : (604.683.3344)
Doors 9:30pm | Music 10pm | 19+
SPONSORED BY Some Kind Of Music Blog
Staying cozy up on The Drive tonight, i'll be playing music from 11-2am
"Woodhead is here spinning R&B, hip hop and house, tomorrow, November 7th. We'll have $5 glasses of red and white, $3 beers and a variety of delicious #Mexican fare. Check out Woodhead on Soundcloud here: http://ow.ly/DWzqq"
SOLD OUT! TONIGHT : ACCIDENT IN PARADISE :: 4 ROOM HALLOWEEN PARTY @ THE WALDORF :: Intimate Productions
Intimate Productions & AtTheWaldorf presents an...
ACCIDENT IN PARADISE
FRIDAY OCTOBER 31st
At The Waldorf :: 1489 E Hastings St
Friday October 31st, join us at the Waldorf as we open the doors to Intimate Productions' "Accident in Paradise". Come see for yourselves the four rooms of mayhem and ghastliness as we open up this haunted hotel, the scene of a ghastly accident, to those brave enough to enter. Witness the mayhem and carnage of this gory scene in paradise and pardon the dismembered corpses that may be laying about. If you dare, search the corners of the venue for the ghosts of the Intimate fellas who used this place to perform some diabolically devious undertakings in the past, and lurk ready to spook those who enter with libations and haunting sounds delving straight into your soul.
$300 in Prizes for best costumes!
Featuring 4 Rooms with 17 devishly good DJs..
ABASI // ALEX MEI // ANDY CLOCKWORK // AUTEM // EVO // GLYN // HRISTO // HUBBZ // HxDB // INKSTER // KRUSHA // MYLES AWAY // PATRICK KELLY // THOSE TWINS // WOOD 'n' SOO
Visuals by Lighthead Visuals
Tickets on sale now for $30 (and will go up)
In stores at Beat Street Records and online at www.intimateproductions.com
Doors 8pm | 19+
Like Us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/intimateproductions
Get At Us on Instagram : www.instagram.com/intimate
Follow Us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/intimate
Visit Us on the Web : www.intimateproductions.com
For most of the world Halloween is a holiday where you strap on a costume and go door to door asking randoms for candy (which lets be honest, sounds like a lot of fun) but here at D-Blok Studios we do Halloween a little differently, namely with a giant sound system, big visuals, a couple hundred of our closest friends and some epic talent that will shake your boots off, including Salmon Arm heavyweight Abstrakt Sonance, Vancouver legend Woodhead and local superstars Spoon, Hertz Donut, B-Mid and of course the incomparable Badger! So get your tickets, and get on down to where Duncan's rave scene is the strongest and where the vibes can't be beat! GET SPOOKY!
8-9 :: Badger
9-10 :: B-Mid
10-11 :: Spoon
11-12 :: Hertz Donut
12-130 :: Woodhead
130-3 :: Abstrakt Sonance
A force like no other in the bass music world. Slaying every genre, plus experimenting into uncharted realms, Abstrakt is still very known world wide with his Dubstep and Drum & Bass. His influences and attitude were born from years of absolute madness, abuse, drugs, near death and a desire to use these negatives as a positive and create something new, something that constantly evolves with him on his new life. His mind is now on a focused path to constantly create and share his message and music with the world. With constant shows, and tours slowly tracing around the globe, Abstrakt will no doubt be a name, and a face, you wont soon forget. http://www.westaveproductions.com/abstraktepk.php
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 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 defunct 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, Montreal's Editorial 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 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 Morning Wood on Punchout! Recordings as well as a new album Voices from S2 collaboration Clyphs , this past October on Homebreakin Records.
Hertz Donut is the collective of Mitch Mckinnon (Apatchi Sound) and Tim Lange (CrashCourse). First meeting in 2013 - the duo were both hard at work with their solo projects, playing shows, and putting out music on a regular basis around BC's interior. In March of 2014, the duo packed up their belongings and lives, and headed for Vancouver Island. After many late nights spent around the studio in what was known as The 5D Paradigm Warehouse, Hertz Donut was born. The two have been busy ever since the idea first came to be, and are showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Expect to hear tonnes of new original music and remixes being cooked up constantly as these two sound addicts continue to glaze the world bass.
D Blok Studios - www.dblokstudios.com
5D Paradigm Productions - www.5dparadigm.com
aka Shawn Spoor has been moving dance floors all over Vancouver Island, with his mixed varieties of drum and bass and broken beats since 2006. Whether it be festivals, bush parties, club nights or house parties, you'll never know what this boy is going to throw at you next. He always knows how to read a crowd and rock a dance floor! Spoon is not one to be missed!
During the past 8 years, Spoon has had the privilege of opening for artists such as Diesel boy, Capital J, Ill gates, Bar 9, Alvin Risk, Knowa Knowone, B-Traits and Taal Mala. Spoon is a staple to the Victoria electronic music scene. You may have seen Spoon play during his monthly residency at Hush Nightclub in Victoria, BC (2010 to present), Victoria Electronic Music Festival (2008-2011), Burning Man (2012), or Bass Camp (2012, 2013).
A Victoria based, British Columbian Electronic Music Producer / Turntablist.
Specializing in Hip Hop infused Bass Music, Weaving his way through all tempos and vibes through the use of Edits, Mashups, Acapellas, Originals and Remixes, Bren Hall puts on a unique and impressive show every single time he plays.
B-Mid has shared a stage and provided support for many of his personal idols including Stickybuds, JFB, JPod, Marten Horger, Skiitour, Funkanomics, K+Lab, Pimpsoul, Slynk, Defunk, Tantric Decks, Neon Steve and more.
Latest Mix : https://soundcloud.com/b-midmusic/summer-2014-mix
This high energy gal just can't get enough of the free flowing vibe. Ms.Badger first jumped on the tables in 2010 playing house party's. Now age 20 she has reached new height's and creativity with this unique "art form" She has Shared the stage with Artist's such as Ben Chemikal, Lazy Rich, JFB & many others.
My latest release on Punchout! comes out on 12 Inch vinyl this Monday. Thought it would be fun to celebrate at The Recovery Room with a few of my favorite djs.
Now available on Groove Dis http://www.groovedis.com/shop/Woodhead-THE-MUSIC-EP-12.html
I might have a few copies to give away if the shipping goes as planned. Pre-view the release here:
Woodhead is back once again with a sure-shot four track banger of an EP that will keep you dancing all night and most of the next day.
The Music is an ode to roller skating that will keep you bouncing with flanged out disco bass and more than enough disco wind.
On The Floor is a straight forward roller with hiphop lyrical snippets that tell you that terrible funk is what's up and you know it is.
Electricity brings the elastic funk guitar and percussion that will keep you break dancing even after the cardboard wears out
Crazy Motion is about a love affair that lasts including a moog solo that might land you on the moon although the song might just be about trying to have sex on a water bed
@ Electric Owl tonight! I'll be projecting cosmic cat visuals.
October 18th, 2014
Caturday Night Disco
Duo Solidisco is the fastest growing name in house music. With a fresh recipe that revitalizes the classic sounds with today's musical trends, it's no surprise they're gaining popularity at unprecedented speeds. The duo has DJed club nights alongside heavyweights such as Diplo and Steve Aoki, and their records have been supported by the likes of A-Trak and Laidback Luke.
Featured on "In the Mix" with Kissy Sellout and BBC Radio 1, the duo's initial release, "Hooked" on indie-label "Get Right Records" was supported by LaidBack Luke and DJ Chuckie. The record received U.S. radio play and was remixed by countless DJs. With tracks out on Fool's Gold Records, as well as various releases set for 2014, Solidisco is successfully introducing a retro sound to an EDM electronic era.
w/ Caturday Night Disco Resident DJs:
The Sly Virus
Visuals by Lighthead
East Van Digital
Move Together Events
Purchase tickets here:
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, as well, every donor will receive a complimentary pair of furry costume cat ears while supplies last!
Anza Club tonight. I'm setting up an LED lighting installation for this party.
Chinatown Events & Friendly Monster Records present; RED DEVIL DISCO 003 [Red Light Party] at the Anza Club
Deep Disco | Disco House | Boogie | Rare Edits [vinyl only]
DJ OSMOSE, Atlanta, GA (Smokecloud, Whiskey Disco, FMR001)
Turntablist flare with dancefloor sensibility, Osmose has worked with a wide range artists such as Grandmaster Flash, Sleazy McQueen, Ursula 1000, Nicola Conta, Thunderball, Ramadanman, Boozoo Bajou, Boo Williams, Kai Alce, Mykal Rose, Collie Buddz, The Aggrolites, Dubconscious and The Wailers (both versions of the group). Osmose plays a variety of styles from Disco, Funk, Soul, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Deep House, to Nudisco & more, but always keeps it analog! With over 17 years experience behind the decks Osmose now spends most of his time touring North and South America with lots of records.
In 2011 Osmose launched Smokecloud records, a vinyl only label that is mastered and pressed in the USA. The label focuses on the slower side of soul & funk based dance music, but sprinkles in a few dancefloor burners. The label is geared towards DJ’s that play a diverse array of venues. Outside of vinyl releases on Smokecloud records, he also has vinyl out on the France based Whiskey Disco imprint and Canada's Friendly Monster records with forthcoming tracks on the Toronto based Long Weekend records, Honey Disco and a remix on the Boogie & Beatdown imprint Rotating Souls.
THE FAN TAN DISCO GANG
* HRISTO [Friendly Monster Records & Honey Disco]
Raised by a rare music collector while growing through a major revolution period of dance culture of Eastern Europe; later discovering western Europe’s underground music scene, Hristo has experienced and learnt a lot and he has brought it with him to the Canadian west coast. His sets are built with erotic stompers, vintage progressive psychedelics and cosmic funk combined with modern dance sounds; all timeless grooves forming an epic, character rich dance cocktail that takes mind and body on a journey.
Hristo’s 12” vinyl only project Friendly Monster Records marked the beginning of his 2014 music endeavours featuring cuts from him, Koosh and Osmose, both legendary masters with regular limited vinyl only releases. Hristo is also the guy behind Honey Disco Records, experimental label releasing oddity looking and sounding records that are gaining more and more popularity in the underground scenes throughout the world. Started as an experiment back in 2011 with an annual release schedule now the label is featuring some really obscure cuts from Hristo, Koosh and Eddie C. As per usual there is a release party celebrating each release and now also with the idea of doing one in a different location around the world. So far Victoria and Berlin have been put on the map with next one coming out this summer set to be in another major city on the west coast. Hristo edits and reworks are also featured on Smokecloud Records. Osmose’s Atlanta based vinyl only label that is featuring tracks by some very well established and regarded talents in the industry.
* BENDY [Friendly Monster Records 002]
A Summer Serries veteran. Like many of Bendys vinyl only records he can only be heard live.
* INKSTER [Chinatown Events]
An all around weirdo with weird eclectic record collection.
Cover Charge: $10 presale - More at the door.
It's going to be a late one , I'll be performing visuals.
Friday October 17th
$10 ALL NIGHT
(announced day of event)
Club-Mate Vancouver presents
~~~~~D A N C E A L L N I G H T~~~~~
LOCAL ARTIST (mood hut)
DISCREET CRIME (cedric meister)
ASH LUK (bodyheat,psychicpornography)
SPONSORED BY CLUB MATE
Presented by Ashlee Luk, BODYHEAT mixes staging, visual effects, and lighting to create new environments for the experience of dark electronic music and new media forms. Some previous acts include: Aj Anglais,Animal Bodies, Bad Timing, Boy Funk, G3NESIS, GODMODE GVME666, High Functioning Flesh, Kasey Riot, Koban , RedRedRed, Tyler Fedchuk, Zoo.
Club-Mate is a energy drink based on Yerba Mate tea extract with some added caffeine. It is well-known as the most popular club drink in Berlin, Germany. Drink it in a cocktail or alone. Mixed with vodka, rum, Jäger or straight up with a twist of lemon the options are limitless.
I'll be playing the music tonight. Les go.
It's a f@cking rock night!
Lords Takeover Vol 6 is here.
We're teaming up with the wholesome crew at Number 5 Orange on Oct 16th for your favourite thursday night in 2014.
Photo Booth w/ The Brand New Lords Garage Co Charlie Crowe Softail
+ Rock Tunes by Darren Woodhead
+ Basil Hayden's Whiskey
+ Lords Popup Shop!!