This Friday at Beaumont we get loose!
"Each season offers up it's own version of summer's more extroverted charms. Fall's nice for many reasons- I like it because it's the rebirth of our subconsciously internalized yearly work cycle. Remember "back to school"? Copping a couple new binders and notebooks, stocking up the Le Kitt with some Prismacolours, tracking down that crush you haven't seen all summer, getting that ill-fated mushroom cut or the Ross Gellar with the frosty tips... I digress. The idea that we can reinvent or refocus is very useful, and the brisk Autumn breezes and gradual palette of colours changing all around us serve as a reminder that though the seasons arrive in the same order, each year is fundamentally unique and will never be replicated.
So it is with our little dance party, deviating from our vision just enough to embrace change, broadening our horizons to the atrocious amount of talent in our city, all while keeping our hand on the tiller of vibes, adjusting just enough to angle our 18th party into the inlet of passionate dance release."
BE MOVED BY:
CAROLYN SCHMIDT + friends (dance improvisation)
bar and hospitality:
The dawg days of summer are in full effect, and boy ain't it great. Beach time, camp stoves, cheap blueberries and a reinvigoration of the physical body in relation to its spaces and places. There's plenty to celebrate, and with a forum like the newly minted Beaumont Studios, it's entirely possible, even probable. With our overlapping goals of dance floor emancipation, exposing fresh talent to our voracious younglings, and a generally good-natured approach to partying, we present to you another edition of Vancouver's best little dance party.
We are so blessed to have our own top shelf Canadian export in the house, representing a unique vision of house and techno. He's collided head-on with the dance music rebirth in Berlin, littered the planet with quality, playable releases, and now he's coming back to the West Coast to share his travels with us.
Recent releases on Cynosure, Highgrade and Trapez LTD have earned a renewed focus on his distinctive production style and extensive discography. With his False Image collaboration with Tom Clark out now on Get Physical - and projects with Pablo Bolivar on Apparel, and Tim Xavier on Alphahouse, respectively - his sound has reached more ears than ever this past year. Meanwhile, his latest full-length, Third Culture, continues to earn critical praise, further establishing his reputation as an artist with as much vision as his abundant skill.
Andy, Andy, Andy. What can we say here. It cannot go unsaid that this man is objectively handsome. With that out of the way, we can focus on the fact that he's been a mainstay of the west coast house music environment since 1999 and beyond. Countless of his crisp, creative concoctions have graced crates thanks to his Clocktower Recordings, and the denizens of Festivus, a regional campout dynamo, know all about his shenanigans both on and off the court. Either way, he's a team player; he'll work hard in the corners, chase the puck up the boards, get it on net, and get to the bench all without breaking his trademark "Esquire" sunglasses / grin combo.
support by BIKES, NEIGHBOUR, and WOODHEAD
visual environment by LIGHTHEAD
HONOUR THY LEO:
Astrologically, if you believe is such things, and the Beaumont does…
A BEAUMONT LEO
People are attracted to the Beaumont Leo’s. We have a zest for life and are extremely warm and give good natured energy towards all the people in our life. Our enthusiasm is what attracts people to us. The Leo's of the Beaumont are social butterflies, not because we want to be, but because people always naturally gravitate and embrace our quirky sweetness. You can try not to like a Beaumont Leo, chances are you’ll fail, its hard not like us because we just can't stop adorning you with our sweet cuddly nature.
While we tend to be fairly balanced and we are totally realistic, the fact that we are hosting a giant party for ourselves is merely another attempt play with maul our friends on the dance floor. We are the Beaumont Leo's and but we do this event without the vanity of your run of the mill Leo.
Some Leos might be too caught up in themselves and be self-centred, but the Beaumont Leo's, not us, at the end of the day, we are never too self-absorbed to exclude a Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces energy to come out and play.
Beaumont Leo's can lift up other's spirits and provide encouragement when times are rough, so if your birthday is way off in a lame ass month like rainy February, we can cheer up your birthday blues and offer you some honorary cat ears, or even a scratch ya in the tail region, see if that motivates you.
Beaumont Leo can help anyone in need, call us for costume ideas, or ways you might honour your own special LEO. Leo’s like to pamper their friends and treat them well and we loooove to get pampered right back. Imagine the excitement of surprising a fellow unknowing LEO with a BEAUMONT LEO PARTY.
A Beaumont Leo is an ultimate friend. We never hold a grudge and we are very forgiving, even if you've missed this event in the past, we will show you the ropes when you get here.
We have respect and understanding of people’s differences and that is why we want you all to come and celebrate us in your own your astrological way. So come play with a ball of string with us. or a bottle of something.
LEOs BIRTHDAY PARTY.
Friday August 21st from 9:45-3:30
BE A LEO, BRING A LEO, RESPECT THE LEO,
come one come all.
1 Decade of Leo parties-
from the jungle to the safari, where will the Beaumont Leos take you this year. …
Ferociously leading you all into the party, at 9:45pm the amazing Lion Tamer…. D J Woodhead,
Then pouncing onto the stage, one of the mightiest LEOs himself, Steven J Hornung a fearless 10 year Lion King.
After that, the majestic, the pride of the lion, the soft like a kitten,his one and only DJ Deary Kay Tellame..
and then to close out with a thunderous ROAR, Leo Lover and purrfect closer for the night, Ryan Wells….
As always, beaumont will be selling ‘sexy all night long’
what will you be selling, your purr or your roar? Will you win the best 'Roar Competition' or do you have the best pounce in town.
THIS YEARS CHARITY CONTRIBUTION:
Proceeds from this years Kissing Booth will be donated to Paws for a Cause. To learn more about signing up for the Booth and to get a chance to win 50% of the proceeds at that booth, write PM to The Beaumont Studios we'll get you in the know.
For the rest of my darling friends, Leo's or Not... Come with a LEO friend, Come dressed in honour of your Leo friends or any other crazy assed animal for that matter.
Tickets go on Sale tomorrow, get em early and only pay $15.00. get em late and pay $20.00 at the door. CLICK HERE
Leos will receive 1 complimentary drink with proof of ID. and honorary LEO's with the best efforts will get a drink too.
questions still? firstname.lastname@example.org
Vancouver's World Environment Day Event!
DevOcean is an inspired evening of learning and dancing for creative thinkers, concerned citizens, and powerful community leaders to come together in discussions oceanic plastic pollution and current plastics-to-oil technologies being offered as solutions to waste plastics.
How United Nation's endorsed plastics-to-oil technology can provide a viable economic solution to waste plastics and oceanic plastic pollution.
What plastics are doing to our BC coastline and
How YOU can get involved in solutions to better your community and a healthier planet!
Come watch and learn how our Plastic to Fuel Conversion Unit will transform your plastic trash into a valuable fuel source. We will be taking marine debris collected on one of our expeditions and processing it during the event to show people that plastics-to-oil technology could revolutionize waste management and the energy sector.
Doors Open at 6:30pm
7:00pm-7:25pm Welcoming with Mavis Dumont: Acknowledging First Nation Territories and honouring our ocean connections.
7:25pm-8:00pm: Evolver and Eco-milling- A Joanna Macy inspired process
8:00pm-8:30pm: Plastic Pollution and Ocean Legacy with Chloe Dubois
8:30pm-9pm: Exploring Plastics-to-Oil Conversion Technology with Jason Tanne
9:00-9:30pm Questions and Discussion
10:30pm-11:00pm: Bloco Energia
11:30am-1:30am: Adham Shaikh
1) Make sure you come early to get a good seat, we are expecting a very full house.
2) Light refreshments and snacks will be served.
3) All proceeds from this event go directly into supporting Ocean Legacy's expeditions, education and the purchase of a large scale plastic to fuel conversion mobile unit.
4) Ticket Cost: Suggested Donation $40
If you can't afford the $40 we ask for a minimum donation of $20 and a helping hand. Please e-mail us for a volunteer shift.
Guest Speakers Include:
Founder of ReSynergi LCC and
Blest Inc. Representative
Jason specializes in design, development, manufacturing and sales of scalable plastic-
to-oil systems. He has a MBA in International Business Management from Thunderbird,
School of Global Management and is President and Founder of ENergy LLC, a joint
venture with world-leading Blest Inc. Jason is also the founder and President of Japan Health and Cascade Pacific Health & Technology, his career has been incredibly rich managing and directing business ventures from international marketing to advanced fibre communications for Asia Pacific. He has in depth knowledge and business experience in the USA, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Middle East, living in parts of most of these countries. Jason is focused on bringing new recycling, energy saving and sound green technologies to market while keeping a keen interest in environmental issues and technologies.
President and co-founder of The Ocean Legacy Foundation
Chloé has a background in sustainable agriculture, specializing in community and interdisciplinary education development. She has her BES Honours in Environment and Resource Management and diploma in Strategic Environmental Assessment from the University of Waterloo, Canada. Her work and research has brought her all over the world from Australia, to the USA and parts of Central & South America. She has had the privilege of working with acclaimed world leaders Joanna Macy, The Work That Reconnects and Mark Lakeman, The City Repair Project. In 2012, she co-founded The Ocean Legacy Foundation, which focuses on bringing innovative programming and sustainable technologies to waste management. Chloe has strong interests in deep ecology and is focused on developing transformative education which targets changing environmental ethics to reflect the inherent connection and importance of the natural environment.
Please make sure to check our Facebook Event Page for additional speakers & collaborators
DANCE & Live Entertainment
Special guest performance by:
Adham Shaikh: Is a Juno and Emmy Award-nominated music producer, composer, sound designer, and DJ who brings his uniquely powerful global sounds to the world stage and screen, not to mention many a crowded dance floor.
Including appearances by:
Bloco Energia: This band is a 15+ percussion collective of people brought together by their passion for Brazilian music and dance.
Neighbour: Vancouver-based DJ / Producer of Disco, Deep House, and Analog flavours. Co-Owner of Homebreakin Records and Punchout Recordings, prolific producer and remixer on leading underground house, funk, and disco labels worldwide.
SobeyOne: A lover of music who enjoys crafting the perfect set for each occasion favoring events with conscious intention. A traveller of genres. Come join the ride! Sobey Wing has been a culture crafter in the Lower Mainland of BC since the 90's. A co-founding member of Tribal Harmonix dance community. For 10 years he has been the principle organizer of Earthdance Vancouver. He has also produced several shows with producer Evan Bluetech which have included accompanying acts, Pitch Black (NZ), Welder, Kilowatts, & Invisible Allies.
Gisto: Has been a long time lover and player of music including his work and tour with the band Wassabi Collective. He now is inspired by Reggae and bends genres between Reggae, Hip Hop, Dub, Dubstep, Funk, Rock, Electro.
Live entertainment, artwork, and much more!
Make sure to bring a piece of your own plastic urban resource (garbage) to process in our machine. (Do NOT bring recycling code #3 or #7)
We honour that this event will take place on the unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) territories.
For more information on plastics-to-oil technology please visit:http://www.blest.co.jp/s-5english.html for a question and answer fact sheet.
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The Beaumont Studios
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Got a decent recording of my set last Saturday. Thank you to everyone that joined us to celebrate The Body language launch at the all new Beaumont Studios. Listen on Mixcloud here:
It's been a roller coaster of a journey, but finally we have arrived!! The Beaumont Studios has doubled in total size, tripled in radness, and quadrupled the available dance floor space. We're installing a $80k sound system in the ceiling of the event space, creating a cardioid array of thumping hi-def subwoofers, and state-of-the-art lighting / visuals setup. 326 W 5th Ave is HERE!
In honour of our big-tent philosophy and radically inclusive mandate, we've reached out to new quadrants of our epic dance music community for talent and inspiration. All we need is YOU to make our coming-out party special, and to re-establish our little shindig as one of the must-attend regular parties in Vancouver.
featuring your selectors :
Dunks (Funk Hunters, Westwood Recordings)
There's no denying the force of Dunks. As a founding member of The Funk Hunters and one of the West Coast's most in-demand DJs, he's provided eclectic sets ranging from the smokiest hiphop to the most up-front funk and house grooves. You can expect a different approach this time as our man explores the four-on-the-floor lexicon and makes his Body Language debut.
listen : https://soundcloud.com/dunks
DJ / Producer / Musician Tyler Lewis has been established in the Vancouver House Music scene since the late 90's. While using the past 15 years to experiment with the many styles that make up the electronic musical spectrum, Tyler has come to embrace the deeper sounds of House and Techno. His recent productions reflect this sensibility as he prepares to launch a live set consisting of his yet to be released catalogue of original music. Look forward to old school "Late House" baselines, garage shuffle and warm melodies.
Support by :
Visuals by : Lighthead Visuals
$15 presale / more at the door
available at Puff, Beatstreet, Highlife, Vinyl
Tonight at Beaumont. Looking forward to lighting it up.
Nickodemus ... is a Man of the People and a Man on the Move. A Globetrotting Beat Doctor, bringing the Sounds of the World and a Vibe of Peace, Love, and Unity to every Dance Floor he plays for.
To know him is to LOVE him!
Known for spinning LATIN GROOVES, he has traveled the World seeking Spiritual meaning through Breakfast Foods. For a time Bassos was a cage dancer at the famed Limelight in New York, renowned for his Dance Moves on Tarzan Nights.
This will be the first show of his 2015 More Butter! World Tour
A founding member of Beats Without Borders and former Percussionist in local Reggae sensation Small Axe expect Nils to open the night with a solid hour of Irie Sounds in a Rub-a-Dub Stylie!
Come EARLY and Stay LATE!
This is going to be a HOT NIGHT from Start to Finish!
Get your soft opening down here tonight to check out the all new Beaumont. We're super excited about the possibilities of the new space!
The expansion of the new Beaumont Studios at 326 W 5th has been such an inspiring project to watch unfold. We've all been hustling around the clock to renovate the physical space and also to reinvent the horizons of the studio as a creative home for new artist-tenants, event production clients, and the public at large. With the construction phase nearly out of the way, it's time for us to invite our friends and family to come and imbue the new dance floor with some energy - and to give our hard-working staff and management a chance to blow off some steam and have some fun.
We've decided to do a small prelaunch for our friends to come in and see what's been done so far. Entry is by donation (suggested $20.00) but everyone will be welcomed with open arms regardless.
Neighbour, Howl Sound, Steve TCI and Woodhead will be playing music on a stripped-back version of the upcoming sound installation ($80,000 suspended PA rig), and we will be enjoying some lovely libations from the Beaumont's new Bar / Kitchen facilities.
If you get this invitation, it means we love ya and want ya here. We will be keeping it tight lipped, so only bring your closest friends and lets get a dance on while the space is still a virgin."
I set up a lighting and visuals installation for this great cause.
Feeling like giving back while having a blast out with some fabulous friends and great music? Well here's your chance to do just that!
This is a formal event, so don your best dress or most stylin suit!
Details: There are three ticket options. Your $40 ticket includes a fabulous and elegant party featuring musical DJ guests Clinical Trials (Jimmy Haslam and Todd Wautier) and Heroes of Awesometown (Andy Clockwork and Patrick Kelly) as well as vocals by Ingrid Hakanson, canapes by Johnny Brasco, a drink ticket, and two raffle tickets for some amazing prizes by local businesses.
A small number of $20 tickets will be available for those who cannot afford to come otherwise. Please reserve these tickets for those who truly cannot afford full price.
There is also the option to donate to the event without getting a ticket. All three options will be tax deductible*
We have all seen the news about the Ebola crisis and felt helpless to do anything about it. A very worthy charitable organization, Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is working tirelessly in West Africa to help stop this outbreak. In fact, they have devastatingly lost several of their own volunteers to the disease. This cause is dear to my heart, as I had the privilege of joining the fight in Sierra Leone in January with Save the Children, working for 6 weeks in an Ebola Treatment Center.
MSF doesn't only work in West Africa, but have missions all over the world to deliver medical aid to low-resource environments. They need our help now more than ever. Best of all, unlike many other charities, 80% of donations received to MSF actually go to their relief efforts.
*Your tax credit will be calculated as follows:
Revenue from tickets sold + extra donations from those not attending + revenue from the bar + revenue from the raffle prizes = Total revenue - costs for running the event = Net revenue divided by number of ticket holders and donors = the amount you will each be credited for your tax receipt
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Tomorrow is Body Language 15 and the final party at the old Beaumont. Excited to see everyone for this send off!
Body Language 15 : The Re-Birth of Cool
Modal jazz has a few precepts that are shared with and mirrored closely in house and techno production. Both forms employ limited chord changes and explore fully the harmonic and tonal content within certain "modes", or derivative scales of the diatonic scale. In addition, both styles encourage the breaking of musical rules, employing atonal, dissonant, and percussive elements to disrupt the listener's sense of safety, of predictability, in the attempt to create a dynamic dialog between "in" and "out". Though the perfomance format is wildly different, the same inputs and creative philosophy prevails, which is the interraction between performers, audience, and some sense of "other" that's being tapped through a combination of virtuosity and spirituality.
Talent for Body Language 15
Rennie Foster - the legend, the dubnut himself. He's the man. Working dilligently on his career that spans decades and continents, Rennie's productions and sets have made an impact that keeps him in demand globally to this day. We're honoured to have such a battle-tested DJ grace the decks at our little jam, and I will put out the warning fair and square that this guy does not hold back and you should expect a full-on throwdown that stands in sharp contrast to what we might consider a "west coast sound". You'll bear witness to a large degree of improvisation and physicality with this wizard of rhythm and tone.
Visual Environment by Lighthead Visuals
Friendly, welcoming door and bar staff, nice friends, good vibes.
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.
Triskaidekaphobia, a word coined in 1911, refers to a fear of the number 13. It gives name to this aversion to what is truly an arbitrary numerical representation of quantity. Had we decided to use ᓰﬡ to represent the position of the object after number 12, people would probably find some way to be symbolically scared of ᓰﬡ. Interestingly, several of music's brightest lights have tackled superstition as subject matter - Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson, The Pixies, and Steve Miller have all taken inspiration from this quirk of human nature. So in the spirit of psychological liberation and lyrical polemics, we invite you to enjoy a night of dancing. Superstitious or not, thirteen is a milestone, and if you're like me, you're already getting withdrawal from that classic get-down feeling. So, join us for a night of kinetic conversation and be reminded of your eloquent bodies by...
DJ Soup (Nelson / Pagoda)
One of the vertebrae in the backbone of Kootenay party music, Rob Campbell has most recently been instrumental in re-envisioning the Main Stage at Shambhala. His guidance has transformed and electrified audiences not only with stunning stagecraft, but also careful and considered musical choices. His DJ sets are similarly curated- a true collector and digger, he combines unreleased and up-to-the-minute fresh goods with forgotten gems of the vinyl era.
Environment by: Lighthead Visuals
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
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
Things are going to be heating up inside Beaumont Saturday night.
"Sly ol' winter may be fixin' to cool things off around these parts, but these two-steppin' youngsters in Vancouver ain't no shut-ins. And ya gotta admit there's somethin' special about number 10. Sorta what I might call a milestone, ya hear? A one 'n a zero. Binary typa shit." - Sheldrick Mancrake
BODY LANGUAGE X
Beaumont Studios 316 W 5th
I heard more than one industry heavyweight tell me that she easily had their favourite set at Bass Coast. I could only agree. Our super-pal "Ice" is one of Calgary's finest DJ / producers, a singer / songwriter, promoter, and on top of it all, still finds time to be a tireless supporter for her musical friends. Currently she holds a residency at Habitat Living Sound, where her Friday party Nu*Movement has become their flagship night. Her style behind the decks is irresistibly smooth and musical. Usually she's mixing up chicago-style classics with new heat, finding a great balance between deep hypnotic grooves and in-your-face funk business. Her album "In the Garden" is a moody downtempo exploration and is a must-listen for rainy Vancity afternoons. Do yourself a favour and like / follow / buy here...
With a background in beatmaking and live music, it wasn't until his introduction to house music in 2010 that BIKES came into his own. Always placing the vibe above everything else, his sets tend to run the gamut of house, with a sprinkling of nu disco, while his productions showcase a knack for soulful sample selections. Expect big bass lines, driving percussive rhythms and the ability to deliver exactly what the dance floor needs no matter what time of night, or morning, it is.
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