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2023 Performers

ALPHA CENTAURI

ALPHA CENTAURI

What’s Alpha’s music like?
 HUGE sing-a-long choruses mixed with tasty slices of Afro-beats, hip-hop, a bit of 90’s r&b, a bit of 80’s funk, a healthy respect for the sounds of 80’s pop, and a thirst to explore new sounds, genres, and arrangements - and pull them in to his signature organic sound and world view.

Akela

Akela

Akela's sound can be described as "Fast Soul Music With Teeth". Known for his take on soulful, evocative Drum’n’Bass, Akela’s sound, whether smooth and jazzy or hard as nails, always delivers a dramatic storyline.

Average Citizens

Average Citizens

Canadian DJ/production couple, Average Citizens “bring only the best wobbly basslines, booty shaking vibes, & bouncy goodness to the underground scene. Their enticing stage presence & high energy performances will leave you sweating & begging for more.” [Fresh Music Freaks].

Blue Moon Marquee

Blue Moon Marquee

Blue Moon Marquee writes and performs original compositions influenced by anything that swings, jumps or grooves.  A.W. Cardinal (vocals/guitar) and Jasmine Colette a.k.a. Badlands Jass (vocals/bass/drums) have played for a vast gamut of crowds at jazz clubs, Lindy Hop dance halls, folk venues, blues haunts, hospitals, prisons, markets, motorcycle joints, dive bars and prestigious festival stages. 

Caleb Hart & Co.

Caleb Hart & Co.

One of the coolest, most dynamic voices on the coast, Trinidad & Tobago native Hart can shift between gorgeously smooth lover's reggae to grimy dancehall vocals seemingly in the blink of an eye.

Downtown Mischief

Downtown Mischief

Part Jazz part funk part Rhymin, Downtown Mischief comes through Slidin!

Free Samples

Free Samples

Free Samples is a seasoned DJ and recent producer who has been captivating audiences with his signature blend of vintage sounds and modern beats. Spending many years in the underground scene, he has established himself as a master of the house music genre.

Handsome Tiger

Handsome Tiger

Handsome Tiger is an Anishinaabe Métis, North African music

producer/dj from Turtle Island, residing in Vancouver BC. His

production blends traditional sounds from his culture alongside

other Indigenous sounds, interwoven into the contemporary

sounds of electronic bass music today.

LadyK

LadyK

LadyK is a unique DJ, producer and pole athlete based on Vancouver Island. She consistently delights crowds with her internationally-flavoured, syncopation-forward tribal house. LadyK is “The World's First Pole Dancing DJ".

Michael Red

Michael Red

Michael is recognized as playing a critical role in shaping foundational sound system and underground electronic music culture in western canada, as both an event creator and DJ.

Mr.Berg-E

Mr.Berg-E

As a sonic alchemist Mr.Berg-E's heart-lead mission is to craft playful and inspiring soundscapes that ignite the dance floor. He blends a myriad of genres, from all types of house, D&B and bass music to disco, funk and organica.

Opiuo

Opiuo

Opiuo is a genre-bending plethora of auditory and visual masterclasses. Surrounded by the early incarnations of Aotearoa's electronic music scene exposed him to the celebration of life through self-expression, dance, and giant sound systems.

Riddim Fernandez

Riddim Fernandez

Hey thanks for dropping by. I was born in Barbados in the mid 70s and was raised in Toronto, and moved back and forth between the reggae, hiphop, and jungle scenes.

Sleepy

Sleepy

Sleepy (formerly Sleepwalker) is a pioneer of the underground Northern Vancouver Island electronic music scene. Sleepy is known to always deliver a high-energy, top quality set.

The Author

The Author

The Author is making his mark on dancefloors by sharing the sounds and vibrations that resonate most within himself. Come get immersed in a unique sound experience, as the story unfolds on the dancefloor.

The Sponges

The Sponges

Blending classic scrunchy-faced funk with next level bass house production, The Sponges have carved their own lane in electronic music.

Wylie Mar

Wylie Mar

Wylie Mar is a Métis interdisciplinary artist, and writer. She fuses together multiple genres with influences from soul, hip hop, jazz, RnB and funk with a groovy and melodic sound.

yawn

yawn

Vancouver’s Julia McDougall cut her teeth in music in Western Canada’s folk scenes by earning a composition degree from Simon Fraser University and temporarily relocating to Berlin to practice her craft.

AUBNOXIOU$

AUBNOXIOU$

Coming out of Northern Manitoba, AUBNOXIOU$ (aka Aubrey Brass) is a Swampy Cree First Nations Hip-Hop Artist / DJ & Producer. Aubrey fell in love with the culture of Hip-Hop at a young age, and ever since has been honing in on his craft whether it’s on the mic or on the decks.

Andfriends

Andfriends

Andfriends, dubbed Nanaimo's disco ambassador, was born out of a love for dance music's early roots and for nearly 5 years now, has been broadcasting the cheesiest nu disco & stalest house music out of a dingy basement in the Mid Island region over the airwaves of CHLY 101.7 FM.

Blackberry Wood

Blackberry Wood

The band that can go from performing at the biggest festivals in the world to hangin’ out in your backyard! Imagine somethin’ like a private party in the back of a travelling Carnival, whisking you away to a wild place full of magic & dancing!

Burns of Nazko

Burns of Nazko

Daddy reed

Daddy reed

I like funk.... I play sax... Let's Fax it... Co-Host Funkin Brunch People with Telecoma on Beaumont B-Side Radio

Driem Collective

Driem Collective

The Driem collective combines live performers playing world music with the full and bassy sound of modern electronic music production.

From The Earth

From The Earth

From the Earth is a Vancouver Island Based Alternative-Island-Folk Duo. With uplifting harmonies, catchy ballads, and a wide variety of original and unique cover material. Mike & Michelle deliver relatable lyrics, infectious personalities and a wholesome island attitude.

Just One

Just One

From Nanaimo BC. Multi genre hip hop inspired Bass DJ/turntablist.

Mark Woodyard

Mark Woodyard

A multi-talented musician who uses looping machines, his voice and guitar, Mark Woodyard is best known for his wide array of genre-bending covers.

Mo Moshiri

Mo Moshiri

Mo Moshiri is an MC, songwriter, and producer. He is perhaps best known as one of the founders of the legendary west coast hip-hop group Sweatshop Union.

Ms.PAN!K

Ms.PAN!K

Lyrical Wisdom, Looped Melodies & Rhythm. Tune your inner Freq* with Award-nominated Haida loop-poet, interdisciplinary artist & producer Ms.PAN!K.

ROUSZ

ROUSZ

ROUSZ has quickly ascended the Victoria DJ scene playing local clubs and festivals including Rifflandia and Otherworld, as well as internationally at Black Rock City for the Burning Man Project.

Sarah Osborne

Sarah Osborne

Sarah Osborne is a singer-songwriter from the west coast of Canada. Playful and sultry vocals permeate her jazzy blues melodies.

SpinMoreSun

SpinMoreSun

Spin MoreSun brings the sunshine vibes: I'm a lover of all types of music, not genre specific I can bounce around for fun mixes that flow and build as the party does.

The Broken Group

The Broken Group

The Broken Group is Bamfield's House Band!

Tsimka

Tsimka

Rooted in ƛaʔukʷiʔatḥ, nuučanuł territories, Tsimka gets creative.

YĀM

YĀM

Just your regular ol' island rave-baby, turned kootenay rave-boy, turned euro rave-man, turned island rave-yes-daaaaddy.

AYAVERSE

AYAVERSE

Aya Clappis is an Afro-Indigenous person of Huu-ay-aht and Somali descent who often daydreams of immersive music experiences, liberation and tender, joyous moments. Aya began DJing in the Summer of 2022 with the intention of bringing new and diasporic sounds to the music scene in Lekwungen Territory where they reside.

April Dawn Brass introducing the Dodge Debutant

April Dawn Brass introducing the Dodge Debutant

A duo founded on camp road in Cumberland,  British Columbia.  ADB and Sista Sulli shared their OG’s and heartfelt covers that would be the roots and evolution of THE DODGE DEBUTANTES.

Blackout

Blackout

Originally from Québec, @blackooout started mixing house and hip hop in 2010. Blackout has rocked crowds of 5000, and his underground flavor gets bodies moving whenever he plays. He also participated and DJ Battle such as Red Bull 3style.

Butterflywingtip

Butterflywingtip

Butterflywingtip is a production duo based on Canada's west coast in Tofino British Columbia. The Butterflywingtip live show is a mash-up of live percussion, electric guitar, and dense sample work.

Devan11

Devan11

This fella is comin in hot n' fresh n' heavy. D.E is no stranger to a dancefloor which is what ultimately lead him to getting comfortable behind the decks. After really diving into mixing and djing 2018 , immediately the goal was to perfect technique and craft.

El Combo Cumbialandia

El Combo Cumbialandia

El Combo Cumbialandia are a Cumberland band of Latin, Caucasian and globally-nomadic musicians dedicated to servicing diversity in the music culture of the Salish Sea, BC and beyond.

G.I.BLUNT

G.I.BLUNT

G.I.BLUNT has been a staple on the west coast DJing at clubs and music festivals since the early 2000s .. Rocking hard punchy house, tech house and sometimes smooth deep house for the event.

KR3TURE

KR3TURE

By blending live instruments with deep bass, KR3TURE makes powerful & emotive music that is positive, gritty, and fresh. He creates his own signature sound of soulful and sublime bass music, making bodies move & spirits lift.

Max Ulis

Max Ulis

Max has been instrumental in the building of Vancouver’s underground for the better part of a decade. His SLAB parties in Vancouver feature the best in undergroundhouse, techno and contemporary Bass Music.

Mood Swing & Chevy Bass

Mood Swing & Chevy Bass

Mood Swing and Chevy Bass have cemented their spot as one of Australia’s most exciting and entertaining live acts and undisputed party starters. The genre bending live electronic duo conduct their shows like ring masters of a circus, encouraging crowds to surrender their inhibitions to the rhythm and let loose their inner party animals.

Neo¹

Neo¹

Neo Davis aka Neo¹ or Totally, is a rare breed of DJ that has been rinsing the speed garage sound behind the decks since the Summer of 1999.

Resonant Dog & Quetzalcoatl drums

Resonant Dog & Quetzalcoatl drums

Bernardo de la Torre is a Mexican deep-tech house DJ who resides in rustic Cumberland amid mountain mists, stunning sunrises and creative Canadian characters.

Skian

Skian

Skian has been known for his outrageously funky beats along with a smile and a groove that lets you know he's having as much fun up there as you are on the dancefloor.

Spyne

Spyne

DJ, producer and promoter, Spyne is a Vancouver island scene veteran. He found a love for playing electronic music in 2008, and solidified that after attending Shambhala for the first time in 2009. He played his first professional show and threw his first event in 2010 and has been going non stop since.

The Hilberry’s with Isaac Symonds and Jack Roland

The Hilberry’s with Isaac Symonds and Jack Roland

VibesUp

VibesUp

VibesUp’s mission is to connect to the magic of the moment and share it with the dancefloor. Behind the decks you’ll see him bouncing and deeply dropped into the experience. He brings an electric energy that enlivens dancefloors into a frenzy. Using a variety of musical genres, he crafts a journey that fits the moment perfectly. His goal is to connect dancers and listeners to feeling and healing. Always made with love!

bedtime snack

bedtime snack

Kwakwaka'wakw/Coast Salish Indigenous artist living on Vancouver Island.

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