EFDEMIN

Subversive_EFDEMIN2014Saturday November 8,2014

Subversive is “holy $h!t” excited to present:

EFDEMIN (Dial, Curle, Ostgut Ton -Berlin, DE)
MYTE
MIDNIGHT VULTURE

If any of you caught this master at Mutek 2013 or Decibel 2014 we know he needs no introduction. If not, this is your chance to hear one the Subversive crew’s very favourites. This is a dream come true for us. And if you come on this trip… you will definitely hear why! :)

tickets $20 in advance
@ Resident Advisor
$25 at the door
http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?646662

doors @ 10pm
Open Studios – 252 East 1st Avenue

ABDULLA RASHIM

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ABDULLA RASHIM (Prologue, Northern Electronics)
MYTE
AUSTIN PHILLIPS

Open Studios
252 East 1st Ave
Vancouver

tickets: $20 in advance
http://http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?633692

$25 @ the door

doors @ 10pm

ABDULLA RASHIM (Prologue, Northern Electronics)
Submerged in both rhythm and mystery, Abdulla Rashim’s shadowy aesthetic floats in balance with his uncompromising work. Wholly dedicated to his ideas and sound, Rashim’s quest for renewal and the importance of his craft has reflected well both internationally and locally, where he is praised alike. A listening ear and pure emotion is what his rhythms demand and what keeps him on top of his mission.

For Abdulla Rashim electronic music is not just a fashionable pursuit. On Abdulla Rahim Records, Prologue and his new label Northern Electronics,
he floats out earthy psychedelia with a sense of wonder and weirdness in every crevasse that’s manna to an audience starved for such individuality in techno.

MYTE
Myte loves music. A classically trained pianist, her love of the dance and fun led her early and often to the turntables to explore a whole different world of sound. Myte’s keen ear for exquisite grooves and a reverence for both the sound’s roots and its evolution, soon found her spinning the finest of house and techno in front of happy revelers. Her name became synonymous with amazing music at Vancouver’s best underground club nights, outdoor festivals, and intimate after-hours.

For several years now, Myte has also been an integral part of Vancouver’s celebrated Subversive crew, playing alongside such greats as DVS1, Marcel Fengler, Stacey Pullen, Mike Parker, Rolando, Peter Van Hoesen, and Dj Qu among others. Each Myte set is a beautiful journey through sounds. Sometimes mystical and deep, sometimes pounding and cathartic, but always with an artful groove; the soul of the sound. She plays what moves her and it is this passion that is contagious.

AUSTIN PHILLIPS

The audible emotion that Austin creates behind the decks and the clever creations he devises in his studio reflect his inner musical guru. Setting the soundscape of many of Subversive’s events…playing alongside such greats as Shed, Cio D’Or, DVS1, Peter Van Hoesen, and Eddie Richards… Vancouver’s underground has come to love Austin… because… well… Austin knows his shit! If you do too… and love to dance.. you must check! ; )

DASHA RUSH, THE AUTOMATIC MESSAGE

Friday October 17,2014
Subversive is pleased to present:

DASHA RUSH (Fullpanda, Berlin, DE)
THE AUTOMATIC MESSAGE (from 0-1, Unoiki, Kalimari)
NANCY DRU (Bonz.ai, Subversive)

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$20 in advance
http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?635474

$25 at the door
doors @ 10pm

PLEASE NOTE – due to unfortunate and unforeseen circumstances at Studio East this event has moved..
HOWEVER we are pleased that this will be held at Subversive’s beloved “home base” on 1st Ave. – (you know the place) See you on the dancefloor!

DASHA RUSH (Fullpanda, Berlin, DE)

Dasha Rush is a Russian born, citizen of the world. She combines her activities as a techno producer with her dj performances as well as multi-artistic collaborations alongside artists and dancers. Dasha Rush conjures up a mixture of rare synthesized sounds, techno, and electronic experimentation. While all of her work is rooted in underground avant-garde art movements from the early 20th century to this day, Dasha likes to push the boundaries of contemporary music and dance, assembling sounds into deep, slightly dark, intense and emotional artistic expression. In her strange and twisted world the machines are the protagonists of a neo-romanticism, weaved with human dreams. The soundscapes you will hear on this night, will hit you; mind, body and soul.

THE AUTOMATIC MESSAGE (from 0-1, Unoiki, Kalimari)

The Automatic Message have built a strong portfolio of abstract, dark and tension-building audiovisuals together producing avant-guard, off-kilter techno. CLR label boss Chris Liebing brought them onboard to create, produce and direct two videos for the label’s release schedule with Black Asteroid’s “Engine 1” and Tommy Four Seven’s “G”.
Blending these two art forms, Their live performances are often described as cinematic, emotional, dark and thought provoking. The Automatic Message has performed across North America at various events and festivals in Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Montreal as well as Berlin’s infamous Berghain.

NANCY DRU (Subversive, Bonz.ai)

Jen P grew up in a large suburb of Vancouver, listening her dad’s strange records, playing goofy melodies on her bontempi, trying to learn guitar but finding reel to reel loops much more appealing. As a result, she has always been obsessed with the stranger end of electronic music.

In 1997 she started online radio stations geekmusic and geekmusic 2, playing IDM of the golden era. She also began producing her own IDM music at this time as The Square Root of Evil, and now has numerous releases under her belt, including two EPs, “Chirping Data” and “Killerbytes”. As well, she has played countless live shows around the world as a producer, including festivals such as Soundwave, Mutek, and Communikey, and alongside such artists as Plaid, Venetian Snares, Books on Tape, FFF, Cursor Miner, and Captain Ahab.

Tastes change, helped by a healthy dose of music festivals such as New Forms, Decibel and Mutek. Gradually Jen found herself enjoying the four on the floor sounds that she had previously brushed off (the 303s didn’t hurt either). In 2011 she helped to start an idm/techno bi-weekly in Vancouver- “Bonz.ai”- as a resident DJ, using her experience as a producer to craft danceable sets with some less predictable twists and turns. In 2013 she became part of Vancouver Subversive crew, and has shared the stage with Alland Byallo (Thoughtless), Ryan Elliot (Osgut Ton), Shed (Monkeytown, Delsin), Kangding Ray (Raster Noton, Stroboscopic Artefacts), and Rodhad(Dystopian,Token)- playing deep & dark techno sounds that appeal to the brain as well as the body.

mementos from the night.Jen

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Rødhåd

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Saturday Sept 13, 2014

Subversive Presents:

Rødhåd (Dystopian, Token, Semantica – Berlin)
Nancy Dru
Austin Phillips

Open Studios
252 East 1st Avenue
doors @ 10pm

Tickets $20 (in advance)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rdhad-tickets-12643694631

$25 at the door

Rødhåd has been socialized by Berlin’s looptechno nights and always finds the perfect balance of timeless techno to lift the dancefloor higher and higher. His style is always deep, powerful and melancholic – from dub to techno and back to house.

At the the end of the 1990s Rødhåd laid the groundwork for his DJ-career. He organised small open-air-parties in the outskirts of Berlin just for the fun of it. The word spread quickly far beyond Berlin’s and Germany’s borders about the new kid on the block. His specific style, consisting of Dub-Techno mixed with percussive grooves and his timeless, perfect mixing technique garnered him widespread recognition.

In 2009, he launched his own regular club night with himself as resident: DYSTOPIAN. Such legendary locations as the Arena Club, the Tape Club or Horst Krzbrg in Berlin have been witness to these intense club nights.

Around 2010, the famous Berlin club Berghain recognised Rødhåds craft. His sound and his style of mixing fit neatly to the philosophy of this place, and he started DJing there regularly. From then on he had gigs in places all over Europe, such as Trouw (Amsterdam), Concrete (Paris), Rex (Paris), Lux (Lisbon), Fuse (Brussels) and major scene events such as Awakenings, Weather Festival or Melt Festival.

In 2012, he released his first record on his label DYSTOPIAN. Rødhåd’s tracks immediately received praise by Robert Hood, Jeff Mills, Marcel Dettmann, Ben Klock, Luke Slater, Laurent Garnier, Sven Väth, Dave Clarke. Also labels such as Token, CLR & Cocoon became aware of the young producer.

He caught his big break in the same year, as he was featured and interviewed as “Break Through Artist Of The Year” on the paramount website for electronic music, www.residentadvisor.net. Tours in Japan, Australia and international bookings every weekend followed.

Subversive is very excited to host Rodhad’s Vancouver debut. We know you will DANCE!

A souvenir of Nancy Dru’s incredible set from that night

MIKE SERVITO (the Bunker – Ghostly – Brooklyn, NY)

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Subversive is very excited to present:

MIKE SERVITO (the Bunker – Ghostly – Brooklyn, NY)
MYTE and AUSTIN PHILLIPS
ESB (deepen sound – Heart to Heart)

Studio East
1480 Frances Street
www.subversivemusic.ca
doors @ 10pm

On Sept 5, come DANCE with us!

Tickets $15 (earlybird list)

e-mail requests to SubversiveMusicEvents@gmail.com
(we will put you on a will call / will pay $15 list – but hurry this is a limited offer (50 names or Sept 3rd whichever comes first)

$20 at the door

MIKE SERVITO
The Bunker – Ghostly – Brooklyn, NY

Mike Servito is from a very special yet temporary and partially lost fertile crescent of techno / house / party DJing. It was a time when raves were still a fresh idea, almost felt like a revolution, and DJs like Claude Young, D Wynn, Derrick Carter and Mike Huckaby were informing an upcoming generation. If you look directly to that inspired generation you will find the lost threads of Detroit Techno, House and beyond, you will find a group of DJs with insanely deep mixing skills, the ability to rock almost any kind of party with an improvisational approach that is so skilled it makes everything seem so well thought out that even they don’t know where their set will go. But, it will take you there! In the future, this special generation of deep midwest mixers will be remembered and revered as the wizards they are, long after the trendy players have lost their luster.

Detroit never forgot about Mike Servito, his upfront dirty deep and bitchy taste has had an impact on Detroit nightlife for over a decade. From debuting in 1995 at Dat’s Poorboy parties, to being a resident at blackbx and Ghostly’s Untitled (along with Derek Plaslaiko, Tadd Mullinix, Matthew Dear, and Ryan Elliott), contributing to the bizarrely popular, wild and free Dorkwave, and progressing that concept into Sass (the hippest queer party in Detroit at the time), to blowing minds at Interdimensional Transmissions’ No Way Back parties, Servito has made his impression. Moving to Brooklyn, Detroit’s loss has been their gain, as he has found a proper home with a new residency at the Bunker, and plays some of the wildest parties the world over!

MYTE and AUSTIN PHILLIPS
These two do have bio’s but… need no introduction… if you have heard them play, you know what we are talking about! (If not THIS is your chance to get to know!) Always a proper beat to move your feat! and together they are dynamite!

ESB (deepen sound – Heart to Heart)
ESB (electricsound broadcast) is a music lover and analog fanatic. His personal take on deep house music comes from a history of Vancouver underground culture in the 90s as a Dj, playing in a disco band, hosting space-music jams, reappropriating obsolete recording equipment, and deep respect of synthesizers and the musicians that were masters of them. His own recordings are hands-on productions with thick analog groove and multi-layered sounds. A long time passion for all things synth, and a whole lot of house music influence he lays down a range of disco, house and tech funk with a bit of sideways feel to keep you guessing. This music will make you dance!

SHAKEWHATYOURMAMAGAVEYOU!

SKITTLES!

Advance tickets at:
http://skittle.eventbrite.ca/

or at:
http://weareleisure.com/events/subversive-presents-skittles/

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PRIDE SUNDAY! Subversive is proud to present our first ever pride party! A place to keep the party rolling with amazing dance music till late late late ! A welcoming vibe for lovers of seriously good beats… whatever your colour, flavour or bent. We love the spectrum. ♥ Touch the Rainbow!

Miss Shelrawka
Lisa Frank
Abasi
Nancy Dru

Visuals: Ian Ross.
Sound: Alex Douglas Rakhit

(location details TBA closer to the date!) (shhhh)

Miss Shelrawka (+PLUS Techno, o:BASS:ity)

Blasting onto the Seattle scene with an army of melodies and a head full of funk, Miss Shelrawka (Miss-Shel-RAW-ka) is a welcome transplant from NYC to the West. She’s been lighting dance floors on fire from the Big Apple to the City by the Bay.

She owns a unique style of funky Minimal Techno, Techno, Tech House and House; influenced by everything from indie, punk and 80’s electro to tribal rhythms and classic soul. No matter what, the bass-lines will be saturated with techness and funk!

She has shared decks with Sassmouth (Hej Recordings), Julietta (Harry Klein/Munich), Tony Touch (Funk Box NYC), Gene Hunt (Chicago), Bryan Zentz, Pig (Pig & Dan), John Massey (Sound Rehab/From 0-1), Sone (From 0-1), Drumcell (CLR/Droid) and Mike Parker (Geophone/Prologue)

Miss Shelrawka’s mixing is as clean as her track selection is nasty! Holding her own as creates velvety blends of multi-genre sounds, spanking the decks and delivering unbruised beats! Catch this fresh new face on her way up as she stays busy bringing an original vibe to the underground front lines.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/MissShelrawka

Lisa Frank (♥)

Like the real Lisa Frank’s childhood artwork of rainbows, neon and kaleidoscopic animals, Shawna McLellan’s DJ sets dabble the psychedelic ecstasy of imagination and bounce explosion. DJ Lisa Frank has been spinning her vinyl catalogue of trippy and chromatic music in Vancouver for a few years, playing the scenes most genuine underground venues. Her sets, which consists of acid techno, ghetto, ghettotech, hardcore, Detroit techno, electro, house and disco, aim to please everyone from the Fly Girls to the ‘ardkore junglists.

Abasi (Intimate, Redlounge.ca)

Having discovered and fallen in love with electronic music in 1991, Abasi started collecting and making mixed electronica tapes soon after. A few years and a few hundred gigs later, his record collection has grown beyond control which includes a healthy mix of all genres of music. Abasi owns/spins many different styles, but he currently specializes in house(deep,bass,garage), techno/minimal, electro*, dance-rock, italo/nu disco, disco/funk and mash-up/eclectic.

In addition, Abasi co-created the Intimate Productions crew who rolled up their sleeves back in 2000 and have organized many legendary parties and club nights around town since then. The current list includes Deep End Fridays, Spotted Saturdays and the Legendary Long Weekend series. He has played locally at almost all Vancouver clubs as well as in the UK, US and China, and festivals around BC. His past residencies include SiGNAL, Cheeky, Luscious, Laser Dance, Shaken Not Stirred and Big Trouble. Abasi has also done a few collaborations including the “Team Trainwreck” mash-up trio along with Dr. Jones and Glyn, the “DelayNoMore” DJ duo with Ceebas, and the production duo “Villi Manilli” with Glyn.

The list of international artists which he has had the honour to play with include Richie Hawtin, Moby, Kevin Saunderson, Stacey Pullen, Miss Kittin & The Hacker, Booka Shade, Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Dennis Ferrer, Alan Braxe, Lifelike, Soul Clap, MANIK, Detroit Grand Pubahs, Matthew Dear/Audion, Akufen, Swayzak, DJ T, Jesse Rose, Hardfloor, Derek Carter, Marshall Jefferson, Llorca, Dirt Crew, Gigamesh, Paco Osuna, Tom Middleton, Chopstick, Fischerspooner, Poolside, Classix, Guns’n'Bombs, LA Riots and Adam Freeland among numerous others. He has also had the pleasure to rock out alongside majority of the amazing local Vancouver party DJs. Catch him when you can and you’ll be in for an aural treat :)

https://www.facebook.com/abasiMusic

Nancy Dru (Subversive, Bonz.ai)

Jen P grew up in a large suburb of Vancouver, listening her dad’s strange records, playing goofy melodies on her bontempi, trying to learn guitar but finding reel to reel loops much more appealing. As a result, she has always been obsessed with the stranger end of electronic music.

In 1997 she started online radio stations geekmusic and geekmusic 2, playing IDM of the golden era. She also began producing her own IDM music at this time as The Square Root of Evil, and now has numerous releases under her belt, including two EPs, “Chirping Data” and “Killerbytes”. As well, she has played countless live shows around the world as a producer, including festivals such as Soundwave, Mutek, and Communikey, and alongside such artists as Plaid, Venetian Snares, Books on Tape, FFF, Cursor Miner, and Captain Ahab.

Tastes change, helped by a healthy dose of music festivals such as New Forms, Decibel and Mutek. Gradually Jen found herself enjoying the four on the floor sounds that she had previously brushed off (the 303s didn’t hurt either). In 2011 she helped to start an idm/techno bi-weekly in Vancouver- “Bonz.ai”- as a resident DJ (as Nancy Dru), using her experience as a producer to craft danceable sets with some less predictable twists and turns. In 2013 she became part of Vancouver Subversive crew, and has shared the stage with Alland Byallo (Thoughtless), Ryan Elliot (Osgut Ton), Shed (Monkeytown, Delsin), Kangding Ray (Raster Noton, Stroboscopic Artefacts), and more- playing deep & dark techno sounds that appeal to the brain as well as the body.

https://www.facebook.com/djnancydru

A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to A Loving Spoonful (http://www.alovingspoonful.org/) and Girls Rock Camp Vancouver (http://girlsrockcampvancouver.ca/)

Subversive and Body Politic present: KANGDING RAY

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Kangding Ray – Live Audio Visual Performance
[raster-noton & stroboscopic artefacts]

with:
Thegn [live]
KAFKA [live]
Nancy Dru [dj set]
MIDNIGHT VULTURE // MV1 [dj set]

Kangding Ray’s (David Letellier) music reflects his wide musical background, and a particular way of merging beats and atmospheric soundscapes into slowly evolving compositions. KR Combines machines with real instruments in a subtle and rhythmic suite, integrating noises, walls of distortion, massive bass lines, voices and field recordings, blending techno grooves with dark textures, always on the edge between experimental and club culture.

Since his debut release on raster-noton in 2006, Kangding Ray has undergone a continuous transformation of his sound, led by a rare attention to sound texture and a constant avant-gardist attitude. From the filigrane digital landscapes of his debuts to the massive panoramic compositions of his last releases, Kangding Ray managed to establish himself as one of the most forward-thinking producers of his time, and one which has helped build and enrich the sound of the prestigious raster-noton label.

After more than a two and a half year absence from Canada and the U.S., Kangding Ray is bringing the debut North American performance of his new album, Solens Arc, to Vancouver – almost a week before his show at Mutek15 in Montreal. Performing live right on the floor, with hardware synths, drum machines and visual projections, this show will be not unlike the Boiler Room performances he is renowned for.

- http://www.kangdingray.com/

- https://soundcloud.com/kangding-ray

Local musical support will include:

Thegn [live]
- https://soundcloud.com/whatisjoy

KAFKA [live]
- https://soundcloud.com/kafka-sound

Nancy Dru [dj set]
- https://soundcloud.com/nancy_dru

Midnight Vulture [dj set].
- https://soundcloud.com/midnightvulture

VIVO Media Arts Theatre
1965 Main Street, Vancouver
Saturday May 24th, 2014
10pm till late

Online tickets to be available shortly
$20 in advance / $25 at the door
* Please note: There are no guest list spots available for this event.

JASON KENDIG (Honey Soundsystem / San Francisco)

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Subversive Presents:
Jason Kendig (Honey Soundsystem / San Francisco)
with:
Caleb Fox
Myte

Jason Kendig obtained his first record player at age 5, his first synthesizer at age 7 and started buying dance records in Detroit in the early ‘90s. Since then, he has graduated to DJ as his record collection of House, Techno, Disco, Italo and beyond continues to crowd his living space. Currently living in San Francisco, he is a member of the Honey Soundsystem collective, a group of gay DJ’s and producers who focus on raising the bar on dance music ever higher with their weekly party and specially curated one off events. As a producer, he focuses on analog synthesis and drum machines, pushing the vintage sound forward as he amasses and explores instruments with a ‘hands-on’ approach. His physical approach in the studio translates to deeply physical sounds on the dancefloor. His tracks and remixes have been released on Honey Soundsystem’s home label HNYTRX, MR. INTL Records, Ecstasy Records and 3rd Strike Records

We at Subversive love djs who shun trends and fads and that are so in tune with their own mind body and soul, that you FEEL the imprint of their soundscapes deeply. It’s a powerful experience to be moved by music that has caught the attention of a great selector. A Jason Kendig set is an incredible, immersive experience. It connects mind, body and soul. We can pretty much assure that your smiles will come easily, your cares will drop away, and that you will shake what your mama gave you! :)

Bring your smiles and your dancing feet! We are lovers of music who welcome all people, regardless of creed, race or sexual orientation. Be yourself whatever that may be!
Come celebrate music, dance and expression!

SHED [live] (Monkeytown, Ostgut Ton, 50 Weapons, Equalized)

2014-04-05-Subversive_SHED2Saturday April 5, 2014

Subversive Presents:
SHED [live]
(Monkeytown, Ostgut Ton, 50 Weapons, Equalized)
with:
MYTE
NANCY DRU
AUSTIN PHILLIPS

Over the years, many artists have been tagged as shape-shifters, but few have taken it as far as Rene Pawlowitz. Known primarily as Shed,  the German producer has been blurring the lines between techno, house, and dubby exploration for over a decade.A fixture in Berlin’s Hard Wax universe, the German producer is quick with the anonymous white label action on his own outfits like Wax, Equalized or the more designed but still disguised Power House label that feature breakbeat rave, gutter house and rocket techno. As much as these releases are surprising and capturing, it’s his oldest and most popular pseudonym Shed that is the root of his sound. Whether on his own imprint Soloaction, on Berghain’s Ostgut Ton or more recently on Modeselektor’s 50Weapons, Shed unifies the scientific approach that is part of Berlin’s techno history with the British hardcore continuum and an eccentric unique edge that is personally his. Whoever says that techno has reached the end of its days, has never heard of Shed.

Subversive is proud to present Shed live in a rare North American performance.

We know you will DANCE!

1320 East Hastings St
Vancouver BC, Canada
10pm till late
Tickets $20 in advance / more at the door
available at Puff, Beatstreat
a portion of the proceeds of this event will be donated to Directions Youth Services because they are amazing.http://www.fsgv.ca/find-the-support-you-need/services-for-homeless-youth/

 

Thanks to everyone who made that night such an amazing one…
A memento from the night courtesy of Miles Frederick (on the lasers)!

TRAXX

 

Subversive_TRAXXTraxx does not define himself as a DJ or a Producer
but an artist of sound.
A man who blurs the lines between genres
Letting himself be taken by rhythms and melodies.

Unpredictable
Pleasantly surprising
Ranging from avant –garde eclectic sounds to unending old school tracks.

This is the spirit behind Nation: the platform he created in 2007 to gather creators (JTC, D’Marc Cantu,Beau Wanzer,Nancy Fortune,Naughty Wood…) who, like him, push the “jakbeat” sound to places where anything is possible

With a passion so intense that it overcomes genre divides
To weave an altogether original, exciting, and multi-textured musical fabric
Enveloping both the avid clubber and the home listener, as well as everyone in between.

“Painters paint their pictures on canvas,
musicians paint their pictures on silence”

Subversive Presents:
Traxx (Nation,Light Sounds Dark,LIES,MOS,Sequencias)
with
Scott W

Open Studios
252 East 1st Avenue

$20 in advance / more ($25) at the door

Tickets will soon be available on-line at: www.weareleisure.com
And in stores (soon) at the following locations:

- Beatstreet on Hastings
- Puff on Main St.
- Puff on Commercial (@ William St)
- Puff on Granville (behind Cherry Bombs)
- Puff on 4th

See you on the dancefloor!