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
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
You've seen the movie - now read the book! Shambhala's magic extends past that mystical weekend and straight into our lives allllll year long... right? So let's fire up the band and celebrate the outrageous talent of our city by reliving the glory of our rave conquests in our own heartland.
Vancouver's premier afro-latin dance band slaughters dancefloors with its world-class 4-piece rhythmic firestorm.
Lighta's don (you have to call him a don in bios for some reason) needs no introduction. Seen.
A massive year for the syncopation man with releases on Brownswood, B.YRSLF Division, and many others.
Aufect boss is a stone-faced killer. Crushing polyrhythms and crunk vibes.
Weird fashion sense, decent dub house music.
Dread pirate nightmare raz vocal guru notches belts and controls vibes.
Recent moves include massive EPs on PUNCHOUT!, stunning ravers with Lighthead! visuals at festies, and grinning alot.
SKMB collaborator and all-round great dude. Rising beast in the deep-house game and party pleasing execution.