My favorite Commercial Drive Weekday hang out. Always fun to mix it up on the decks, at Recovery Room there are no rules. We go till around one, stop in!
My new Ep of Soul, Funk, Disco edits and re-works is currently doing it's rounds on the juno download charts. Thanks for the support anyone who purchased the tunes. You'll find them perfect for cool summer nights or hot sandy beach days. Have a great summer xo
Review: "Having previously appeared on Homebreakin' records, it was probably only a matter of time before Vancouver's Darren Woodhead popped up on Montreal's Editorial Records. Next To You is a typically cheery, floor-friendly EP, blending classic funk, soul disco and boogie samples with subtle house and breaks grooves. As a result, there's plenty to excite, from the jazzy guitar solos and sun-kissed disco grooves of "You Blew It", to the dreamy electrofunk shuffle of "So Devine". Those in search of straight-up dancefloor dynamite should head for opener "Party Hearty", a swinging, good-time funk/nu-disco hybrid featuring rubbery bass and razor-sharp horns aplenty."
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
I love heading up the coast to dj at the RC Legion. Always good times.
Honeybee productions is proud to present Woodhead at the Roberts Creek Legion 219 on Saturday, May 16th. Join us on the May long weekend for some amazing tunes and visuals at the infamous RC Legion 219.
Please check out the links below for Woodhead's music and more !
Opening set by Jason Whyte
Honeybee sound lights and visuals in effect
$7 members $14 guests with members.
This remix is my tribute to Benjamin Earl King a great Soul and R&B singer who recently died on April 30th 2015. This song appears on the B-side of the Stand By Me 7" released in 1961.
The first time i heard this song i fell in love with it's lush dreamy flow. I imagine he's singing about making contact with aliens. We might never know.
I really can't think of anything better than lounging on a boat with a mass of friends listening to my favorite music while watching the sun set on our beautiful bass coast..
Bass Coast & What the Festival combine creative forces to bring you a sunset yacht cruise featuring music by Sabota, Barisone, The Tailor, Woodhead, Ryan Wells & The Librarian.
Enjoy 2 stages, 2 bars and rooftop dancing as the sun sets into the ocean.
COMBO TICKET OPTION:
Enjoy the Magic Spirit Sunset Cruise and Von D & Dissociate/22:22 at Electric Owl Social Club for only $45!
Von D is Presented by SHAHdjs and Turu Crew. Electric Owl is located only a few blocks away from the dock.
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/855709884495065/
I'm djing at 6pm. looking forward to checking out the different activities going on.
STUDIO IN THE CITY BRINGS YOU FLOW FEST
Sponsored by the City of North Vancouver.
Studio In The City is bringing you Flow Fest! A celebration of movement, dance, self-expression and flow arts in honor of North Vancouver's Youth Week. Everyone is welcome to participate in the free public workshops and dance at the main stage. DJ's will be playing throughout the day at the main plaza.
Where: The Shipyards Plaza in North Vancouver
15 Wallace Mews
North Vancouver, BC
When: 12pm - 9pm
WORKSHOPS HELD IN THE PIPE SHOP 115 Victory Ship Way.
Free to drop in and open to the public. All ages and all skill levels welcome. If under 18 waiver will be provided.
12pm - 1pm: FREEDOM FLOW YOGA with Lukas Knab
1pm - 2pm: ACROTASTIC WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS. Learn Acro Yoga with a friend under the safe guidance of Acro Yoga instructors Emily and Troy.
2pm - 3pm: THE INNER LINE - EXPRESS YOURSELF THROUGH DANCE intro to Contemporary Dance with choreographer Susan Heimsoth of OneDance Creative Art Centre. Learn to express emotions through movement, play with imrov and partner improv and participate in collaborative choreography!
3pm - 4pm ACROTASTIC WORKSHOP 2 Loving Acro or missed the first workshop? Come back for more with Acro Yogi's Emily and Troy
SLACKLINING 101 + TRICKLINING EXHIBITIONS with Absolute Slacklines
4pm - 5pm: INTRO TO BREAKDANCE with Sam Marks.
Learn some new grooves and footwork with "The Marksman" in this intro to breakdance workshop.
5pm - 6pm: INTRO TO MODERN HOOP DANCE with Selena and Christa Giles of Christa Hoops, the Saturday Circus jam, and Madskillz, Vancouver's annual Flow Juggle Spin Festival. Always wanted to learn how to hula hoop? Here's your chance! Bring a friend and jam out with the best.
5pm - 6pm: INTRO TO CAPOEIRA
6pm - 9pm: FLOW JAM - DJ'd by CHRIS MYRDOCK Free play and prop jam. Flow artists and contemporary circus artists will be available for knowledge sharing. Open to dancers and movers for practice, training and cyphers.
ARTISTS AVAILABLE FOR FLOW JAM:
ADVANCED HOOPING with Christa Giles
ALL LEVELS HOOPING with Helena Hula Hooper
POI SPINNING with Lukas Knab
CONTACT STAFF with Sierra Tasi Baker
1pm - 9pm
DJ's Playing throughout the day, come join, dance, and jam!
DJ lineup list coming soon!
EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY BY:
Eyoälha Baker Art Photography
EVENT VIDEOGRAPHY BY: Studio In the City
Starts at 7am tomorrow morning with yoga, superfood and then a dance party. I'll be djing with Neighbour. See you early!
MORNING SPECIAL v 3.0
tickets - http://morning-special.brownpapertickets.com/
390 Industrial Ave.
Start your day with a blast of energetic celebration!
Light-hearted yoga for all levels followed by an inclusive superfood breakfast, and of course Vancouver's freshest DJ talent - all before 10am in the heart of the city.
Yoga : Reno Muenz of Dharma Yoga Vancouver
Reno's flexible, refreshing take on Hatha is the perfect warm-up. His wry sense of humour, kind instruction, and mindful approach to waking up the body will prepare us perfectly for the dance.
Music : Neighbour and Woodhead of Homebreakin
Records (plus live singers, instrumentalists, and MCs)
Caretakers of the vibe for years on the West Coast, these two experienced selectors will combine their deep crates for an immersive audio experience. Expect the unexpected- live instruments, eclectic grooves, and an attention to sonic clarity and psychoacoustic presence.
Superfood : Expect a selection of energizing foods to give you exactly what you need to feel nourished and ready to dance your way into the day. Sponsors include Univera, RISE Kombucha , Wise One Superfoods, Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary, NUEZ Organic nut Milk and more....
Transportation / Parking : Ample space is available along Industrial Ave and Station street. It's a 5-minute walk from Main Street Skytrain Station, nestled a few blocks away from Olympic Village.
Online @ http://morning-special.brownpapertickets.com/
Physical tickets - stay tuned as the tickets will be in stores next week
$30 // Yoga + Dance + Superfood (6am - 10am)
$20 // Dance + Superfood (7am - 10am)
*low income tickets are available - message one of the hosts for details
WHAT IS MORNING SPECIAL???
Morning Special is part of a world wide morning party movement that will lift you into your day feeling like never before. It’s all about being comfortably you, surrounded by the right ingredients to feel energized, playful, and inspired. Look forward to big vibes, great people, and a supercharged dance floor. Costumes and silliness are highly encouraged. We are also very excited to be working with Boo La La Costumes to get you feeling as silly as possible.
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."
Tonight we are back again this week with another choice selection of hometown hero selectors. Expect a rare vintage of low slung house, disco, and warm smiles.
2 dollar tacos, 2 dollar sleeves of delicious craft beer, NO COVER.
Good vibes and high fives all night long.
Beyond amped to be contributing to the @BassCoastProj line-up since the beginning of the magic. Some of my favorite all time dj sets have been at this festival. Not one to miss.
It's going down @Kremwerk Seattle this Friday!
"innit is back with another quality monthly party and this time we've asked our Canadian neighbor WOODHEAD from Homebreakin Records & East Van Digital to join us in the DJ booth.
Jon Lee, Simon Houser & Nikolay Cloud will be delivering stylin' sounds to warm up the dance floor and then we'll have WOODHEAD pushin' on.
join us on Friday April 3rd @ Kremwerk for fresh tunes & happy people in a cool spot."
>>Eva Djane will also be hosting Seattle DJ Academy's event from 8-10pm
happy hour 'til 10pm
So honored to have been a part of this great night in the hood. Four years baby!
We've hit a milestone this month with surpassing our 200th show and our 4 Year Anniversary of The Recovery Room. Who better to celebrate with than the original guys that helped shape the night; The Funk Hunters and That AfricanThats right its the return of Nick Middleton and Duncan Smith on 4 Turntables for a special "Detour" showcase. Its gonna be another classic family jam night with a second stage added on the patio featuring a slew of Recovery Room performers from the last 4 years! This is gonna be epic! Come down and celebrate The Recovery Room, the FREE weekly for performers and friends that you've helped shape these last 4 years into an iconic night.