TJ Hooker

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Tom’s love of music was obvious at a very young age; while his peers were busy playing Nientendo, Tom was playing Frank Zappa records on his dad’s Technics sl-1000. His passion for music lead him to the drum kit, where his early progressive rock and jazz influences were on display full throttle. Tom’s desire to expand his musical horizons introduced him to hip-hop and Graffiti, which consumed him until the day he got his copy of the seminal electronic album by Tyler Stadius, “Fabric 06″. Things were never the same after that…

Tom Jeffrey emerged into Vancouver’s underground house and techno scene in 2006 as TJ Hooker, bringing with him a captivating style of house and techno that has set him apart from the rest, especially in Vancouver’s underground electronic music scene. From back than to now, he has already dominated numerous clubs, raves, warehouses, beach parties, and festivals with his diverse collection of music. Heavily influenced by the basement sounds that come out of the infamous club Berghain, and labels like Ostgut Ton, Sandwell District, Stroboscopic, Coincidence, and Prologue, you can expect his selections to be dark and gritty, raw and stripped down, bass driven and industrial, his sound is deep portal, intelligent techno, that generate an incomparable vibe on the dance floor. While on the other side of things, his timeless selections of Detroit influenced deep house, dub, acid, rare groove, allows Tom to play at any venue and to please any crowd.

TJ is the man behind Vancouver’s successful Techno production/crews under the name of Subversive and can be found playing in dark warehouse spaces with international talents and locals like Peter Van Hoesen, Kevin Saunderson, Stacey Pullen, DVS1, Luke Hess, Rick Wade, Dirt Crew, Evil Eddie Richards, AdultNapper, Deepchild, Alland Byallo, Limacon, James Teej, Justin Martin, Mieka Du Franx, Tyler Stadius, Scott W and Mike McSuede.

Tom’s passion to take people on an unparalleled journey through his masterful mixing and impeccable track selections has composed a dedicated fan base which thrives on the unmatched feeling he creates in his sets. His vision to bring people together through his underground grooves ensures that wherever TJ
Hooker is, the night is sure to have a memorable vibe like no other.

Austin Phillips

 

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Caleb Fox

Caleb Fox

Caleb Fox is a DJ and producer from Vancouver, Canada. He started playing records when he was in high school and hasn’t been able to kick the habit since. One of his favorite quotations is “the more it stays the same the better it gets –” which is what one of his friends told his dad after throwing an all-night techno party in the basement of their house many years ago. Since that night not much has changed, and you can find Caleb playing (sometimes peculiar) techno music at places like the Lotus, Open Studios, Franklin Room and the Anza Club. Influenced by the labels Border Community, Perlon, and Dumb Unit and inspired by the work of artists like Mark Henning, Radioslave, Cassy and James Holden – Caleb strives to give even the greatest of chin-strokers something to think about during his sets. And one thing is for certain, he remains highly susceptible to ghetto clap samples. More recently, Caleb has started to work with several close friends under the guise of 4Corners throwing parties in the city as well as playing out with the Subversive team. Time spent spacing out with Ableton Live has also begun to slowly pay off and you can catch some of Caleb’s productions at the music blog

Miss Myte

“Since moving to Vancouver in 2004, Lyndsy Brow, a.k.a. Miss Myte, has become a name synonymous with quality techno and house. While always staying true to her unique taste in music, and never catering to commercial demand, Miss Myte has had the opportunity of opening the stage for world renowned producers and DJ’s in some of the best venues and festivals BC has to offer. Her passion and commitment to ‘diggin deep’ for unheard musical gems has set her apart, and garnered the respect of her peers. Playing in clubs, outdoor festivals, and after-hour events, over the last 9 years Lyndsy has had the honor of sharing the stage with the likes of M.A.N.D.Y. Miss Kittin & the Hacker, Alex Smoke, DVS1, Marc Houle, Troy Pierce, Stacey Pullen, John Tejada, Tyler Stadius, Jay Tripwire, Adam Marshall and Jay Hunsberger.”

Dan Bull

Dan Bull

It has been a long journey to where Dan sits musically.  With 15 years of dj’ing under his belt, he has seen trends come and go.  One thing that has stayed consistent is his passion for house music.  His love for the art of dj’ing and sharing the music he loves with others has stood the test of time and taken him to some of dance music’s great haunts.  

From small underground clubs, to large parties and festivals, Dan has played alongside some of dance music’s heaviest hitters. In collaboration with Jay Tripwire, he has released music that has been charted and played by the likes of John Digweed, Danny Howells, and Evil Eddie Richards, to name a few. While he would describe his sound as “firmly rooted in house,” you can always expect to hear from him an eclectic mix of it’s variations.
“The gift of playing music for other like-minded people is one I never take for granted.  I’m truly at my happiest when I exchange a glance with somebody who is feeling exactly what I am from a record that completely moves me.  Music is the first and last thing I think about everyday.  It is how I define every moment  of my life…it is a soundtrack to every experience.”

The Machinists

The Machinists

Who are these two strange beings? Not human, thats for sure….

The Machinists!

Dark and twisted are these masters of Techno. Possessed by demons? or controlled by otherworldy machines?… the psychotic concoctions of this ghastly duo haunt the brains of every dancer. Truly a passage into the valley of the shadows.. their toxic beats will infect your feet…they will re-animate your sorry body into uncontrollable movements.