Awesome! The lovely Mr. Mason Cole and Mr. Devon Poth are hosting Mason’s annual “Deep Vibes and Dirty Breaks” event again this year and I’m going to be VJing at it with some of my very best friends in the whole wide world, who also happen to be wicked DJs. Come get in on it! This party is going to have some super duper lovely people there. Come meet the fam.
Check out the nice writeup on Saucer’s website about the show, too!
- Saturday, November 18 at 9 PM – 3 AM
- Burning Beard (731 Broadway Ave, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
- $10 @ the door
- Music starts at 9pm
It’s that time again folks! Deep Vibes & Dirty Breaks is back for it’s 5th anniversary. We have some great artists coming together for a night of amazing music! The Burning Beard will be hosting us for this fantastic event.
Bogman (Victoria, B.C.)
Affliations: Connecting Circles, Gauntlet Records
Since moving to Victoria from Winnipeg in 2008, Bogman has built a solid reputation as a skilled producer and discriminating selector of dub and ragga-influenced bass music. Equally at home playing ragga-jungle, half-time dnb, footwork, techno, roots reggae, dub, or dancehall, Bogman keeps the vibe deep and serious, and can crush a dancefloor at any tempo. He appeared frequently at Hush Nightclub’s Theory Thursday nights, warming up for some of the west coast’s top DJs, held down a lengthy residency at the Reef Caribbean restaurant, and got to play an all-hardware dub techno set at 2015’s Rifflandia festival. In the studio, synth-obsessed Bogman crafts proper ragga-jungle, with deep rolling basslines and expertly-chopped amens, footwork, and dark, dub-influenced techno. His debut EP is now available on Gauntlet Records.
Submit (Regina, SK)
Submit has been Djing for almost 20 years in the Saskatchewan electronic dance music scene. A veteran of Connect Festival and running one of the longest standing weekly electronic nights in Western Canada he is no stranger on the decks. His love and passion for the music and the scene shines through in his performances time and time again. Submit will be bringing a variety of genres to this event, mainly detroit techno, ghetto-tech, footwork, french house, and chicago house.
Affiliations: Musica – Habitat Living Sound Resident – Calgary
Capital Heaven / Spring Tube / ADSR / Twisted Shuffle / Housepital / Select Case / Chilling Grooves Music / House Place Records / Re:vibe Music / House of House / Substation / TrueSpin Records/ FineGrind / Muenchen / Poolside
Born in North York, Toronto, Michelle’s love for music began at an early age. This love quickly evolved when she discovered underground dance music. She was mesmerized by the culture, eminently to the dj, and the art of mixing records. Her once love for music, had now turned into a full time obsession. Michelle immediately began to collect mass amounts of house records, which she taught herself to mix with a pair of mismatched turntables.
Currently Michelle C stands at the forefront of Calgary’s electronic music scene, holding numerous residencies, with featured releases from international labels, including Russia, London and Amsterdam. Whether tackling her original productions, mixes or remixes, her creative outcome is to connect with the mind, body, and soul. Michelle C continues to experiment, and refine her skills in the production of various genres in the world of electronic music. Currently her productions receive support from international artists such as; Roger Sanchez, Robert Feelgood, Framewerk, David Herrero and many more. While sharing labels with artists like DJ Dan, Sonny Fodera, Groovebox, Erick Morillo, Stefano Noferini & Huxley.
Michelle C has a diverse and undisputed talent for melding between every type and style of music, showing unparalleled versatility. Although categorized as a house dj, (deep; jazzy; funky; tribal; progressive; techno) she has been known to shake dance floors with anything from big room trance to driving drum&bass. Michelle’s unique ear for sound, along with diverse track selection, and energetic build, has elevated Michelle as a DJ, transforming tranquil dance floors.
Michelle C has worked alongside artists such as; Morgan Page, Bad Boy Bill, Donald Glaude, Starkillers, Josh Gabriel (Gabriel & Dresden), Spencer & Hill, Desert Dwellers, A-Sides, JFB, Moka Only (Swollen Members), DJ Numark, Johnny Fiasco, Dj Heather, Sydney Blu, Mark Knight from Tool Room Records, and Hatiras, Juno award winner of 2006, for dance recording of the year.
Affiliations: Skylab records, Gold N Tech Records, Smash N’ Grab
Jeff Prankev (formerly known as “Dislexik”) has been playing with electronic music in various forms since 1994. What started as a hobby, producing music slowly grew into an obsession and by the late 90’s he bought his first CD deck and turntables to incorporate his growing music collection into live performances.
His background was originally as a drummer and around the turn of the millennium he joined horror-rock outfit “The New Jacobin Club” as their drummer and programmer. He performed and recorded with them for seven years and still collaborates with them on occasion.
In 2004 he released his first original 12” on Pure Funk Recordings, a Toronto-based breakbeat label. He continued to release breaks tracks for the next few years and received support from artists such as The Crystal Method, DJ Icey, Far Too Loud and Myagi.
In 2008 he decided to study music production at Alchemea College in London, UK. While traveling Europe, he began moving away from breakbeat and returning to his techno and house roots.
When he returned to Canada he changed gears and started to release and perform music along those lines, signing first with The Incredible Melting Man’s Gold N Tech label. He has released a string of acclaimed EPs through that label and has had several tracks picked up by the Straight Up! compilation series. Since then he has also released music with System Recordings, Traffic Records, Flavourite, Pyramid Recordings, Truespin Records, and Pop & Lock, Smash N’ Grab and Skylab Records.
He currently lives in Saskatoon, SK, Canada where he continues to perform and produce music, also working as a production instructor and electronics technologist.
Bringing together disparate influences like ghetto house, jungle, bass music, and trip hop, Lewis Casey’s constantly evolving Saucer project intends to excite, confuse, and inspire. The constant redefinition of rhythm while maintaining a deep, tangible connection with the beat is a core objective. With a focus on drum synthesis, nonstandard sampling, and polyrhythm, sets typically catapult into unexpected directions. Saucer brings an alien, visceral, yet empathetic experience to the dance floor.
VJ Carrie Gates
Carrie Gates’ video mixing works use sound-reactive 3D processing and unusual rhythmic juxtapositions to create throbbing, psychedelic, responsive compositions that add a new dimension of interaction and intrigue to any environment. Abstract digital imagery is mixed live with hand-shot, performance-art-influenced footage, to create a hypnotizing, bent reality that is infused with concepts of visual music, set in a glitched-out 3.0 fantasy realm. She has created tour visuals for artists such as Girl Talk and Nicky Click, as well as music videos for artists such as Venetian Snares, Annie Hall, and DJ Kero. Gates’ video work is in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. She has played an active role in experimental electronic music communities and independent artist-run organizations since the mid-1990s.