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Selected for this second installment are artists affiliated with Gourmetbeats, Modern Math, Low Indigo, excursions.fm, TRUSIK, and Sub Chakra.
For Alleviation 002 there will be a special set from 2017 Bass Coast Festival alumni Boneless who will be pulling dubplates from his crate showing us the true meaning of dubstep.
In addition, there will be a special closing set from 1za who is redefining what it means to be a DJ. He's heavily influenced by labels like Horo and Ultimae Records. If you're a fan of these labels — he will have it.
His sonics will be focusing on the variants of drum and bass.
Shannon Hart is a DJ based out of Calgary, CA. Her sonics focus on house and techno.
Dan Solo (Vinyl)
Modern Math // Low Indigo
Dan Solo is one of the first figures affiliated with the bass movement within western Canada and has been DJing for almost fifteen years. Founding Modern Math with Sergio Levels in 2009, he released under the label with production alias Sanctums (Dan Solo & Evangelos Lambrinoudis) and has since released on Vancouver's Low Indigo under the production alias Slope. In the recent years he's held a residency at The Hifi Club, attended the Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp in Montreal and currently holds down a residency at Broken City.
Trusik // Sub Chakra
Jonny Ng is a resident DJ with Calgary based crew, Sub Chakra and creative editor of the international Trusik blog. His sonics focus on roots, reggae, and variations of 140. Expect a carefully hand selected crate well suited for the night.
Gourmet Beats // 2017 Bass Coast Festival Alumni
Brody Ledingham has been producing and DJing since 2011. The 26 year-old grew up playing drums, guitar, and performed in several hardcore, metal, and punk bands around Calgary. His first prominent introduction to electronic dance music was «Fabric Live» 37 by Caspa and Rusko, quickly leading to his initial exploration of dubstep and soundsystem culture. Increasing his commitment to dubplate culture, Brody began cutting dubplates of his exclusive productions.
He has previous collaborations with Barom [Midnight City Records/FatKidOnFire], Stompbox [Kokeshi/FatKidOnFire, Un/Known], Inyoka [GourmetBeats/Sure State] and mixes on critically acclaimed dubstep sites, FatKidOnFire, & Trusik. He believes that his productions and presentation of bass music should be performed using vinyl and dubplates.
Boneless performed at acclaimed Bass Coast Festival 2017, and is a part of the new wave of Canadian dubstep producers, with strong support from Mala, Joe Nice, Jack Sparrow, Fill Spectre, Feonix, & Inyoka. Boneless blends his instrumentalism, production, and DJing into a memorable live performance, with forthcoming releases on respected dubstep labels.
As a founder of Sub Chakra and dedicated DJ, Justin is constantly evolving soundscapes rooted in organic bass waves, balanced with hard beats and breaks.
Soundscapes drenched in heavy bass lines, formulated through a technical minimalism — the sounds that 1za selects, demonstrate the textured makeup of this stripped back music. This drum & bass sound prescribes precision drum breaks, tribal rhythms, lush melodies, intricate textures and space. This is music designated for the sound system. Retaining a specific energy tailored to heightening awareness through the syncopation and deeper frequencies.
With a strong focus on various drum patterns and how rhythm moves people; his mixes elevate the listener with a strong sense of progression and energy.
$10 before 11pm,
Third Eye Arts photography.
Artwork by Sergio SP.
HOUSE — DUB — TECHNO — DUBSTEP — DRUM AND BASS