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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!
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.
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
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.
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/)