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Event Archive - genre-less live electronic futurism: debruit, Michael Red, Calamalka, prison garde, Nina Mendoza

Sat. January 22nd 2011 10pm - late doors at 10pm W2 Media Cafe (All Ages) 10pm - late doors at 10pm
$15 at the door only.
Presented by: LOW INDIGO, W2 Media Cafe
low indigo + catalog pirate radio + W2 presents..

DÉBRUIT
MICHAEL RED
PRISON GARDE
CALAMALKA
NIÑA MENDOZA
SAMMY CHIEN

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011, 10pm-late
$12 before midnight, $15 after.
W2 Storyeum, 151 West Cordova, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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DÉBRUIT

(Pronounced: day-brie; from the French debris – broken glass & bruit – noise) Parisian Synth Magician dÉbruit and his melee of jack-knifing riddims, booby trapped syncopation and bass heavy collisions comes to Vancouver for his first time.

His music is a no holds barred assault through dark Congolese sound systems, downtown L.A. block parties gone wrong, haze filled Kingston recording studios and freaky Tunisian backstreet souks; all powered by a fat hip hop engine that will make your body happy.

dÉbruit has pedigree. His sell out Let’s Post Funk 3D EP featured Om’Mas Keith (….of Sa-RA and P Diddy and MTV’s Making the Band ) and followed 2 sensational EPs Coupe Décale and most recently Cle De Bras w/Daedelus on his and his hommies Parisian label Musique Large and a raft of support from the Global Hip Hop Fraternity.

Two new EPs already in 2010; The much hyped “Spatio Temporel Ep” feat the unmistakeable Nigeria What? And his Haiti Earthquake Reflief Fund Charity Release “Heart Beats For Haiti” have cemented his Beat Konducta status. With a much hyped album being recorded around the world as we speak watch out for it and a new full band live show in spring 2011. And be sure to give respect for the 3D artwork, 3D Videos and branding By RainbowMonkey which are out there for all to see.

After recently relocating to London UK the French Rhythm Wizard made Europe & Beyond his playground, touring his Impressive Live Show throughout the US (incl headline slot at SXSW), CA, UK, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Russia and tearing up the festival circuit along side Skream, Busy P, Benga, Afrika Bambaataa, Anti Pop Consortium, Kid Cudi and many more. Now returned to his Ouest coast studio he’s holed up delivering remixes for Black Devil Disco Club, Zero7, Grovesnor (Hot Chip), Rusko, Lee Scratch Perry, Architeq, Kotchy, Meanest Man Contest and more, as well as making beats that have grabbed Q-Tip’s ears and most importantly preparing an album project that takes in travels to studios in Kinshasa (Congo) and an all new live experience.

Internationally things are already strong for dÉbruit. Features and Front Covers in the major Hip Hop, Electronic and Culture Publications in UK, Japan, Australia, Germany, France, Russia and more. With regular West Coast Support at XLR8R and at Fader for his exciting US live debut at SXSW the world is prepared for the delivery of his debut groundbreaking album. (Thank us for the heads up later)

We all know its in a Congolese basement bar down a Paris side-street is where you’ll now find dÉbruit dropping beats and preparing his instrumentation for his travels. It’s a long way from his 2009 trip to Red Bull’s academy in Barcelona and a different musical journey but one that will surely propel him even further into the history books.

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MICHAEL RED

Michael Red is a music producer/performer, DJ, and event organizer. Originally from Halifax, NS, and based out of Vancouver, BC, since 1998.

As founding member of Lighta! Sound, and having played and/or helped organize the majority of Vancouver's major dubstep events 2005-2009, Michael's played a pivotal role in shaping the city's internationally recognized dubstep scene. Previous to Lighta! Sound, Michael made solid contributions to the city's live ambient/idm/experimental-electronic community through event organizing, and performances under the name 'Souns'.

As a dancehall and reggae DJ, Red was a long time resident at the
legendary 'Bruk Out' weekly, and is currently a regular at 'Thursday Ting' and 'Anza Reggae Madness'. Influences include: dub, bass, fire, water, thunder, cultivating light and clearity, community, real life, authentic communication, universal justice and heart, and laughing and being stupid.

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PRISON GARDE

fka Megasoid, Sixtoo, S&N, Six Vicious, Villain Accelerate, Sebutones

Prison Garde is the new working musical moniker of Vaughn Robert Squire. A man of many passions and creative outlets (he currently works as a Gallery Curator, Creative Agency Director, Graphic and Motion Designer, Soundtrack and Short Film Producer in addition to the more obvious DJ/Producer/Remixer titles). He strives for a balance between Arts and Industry / Crafts and Culture / Music and Mayhem in all his creative pursuits.

Founder of Montreal's most notorious party franchises (Bridge Burner, Turbo Crunk) while maintaining a steady string of appearances at nights such as Cassette (N.Y.) while headlining at festivals such as Mutek, Decibel, L.O.L.A, Nuit Blance, SXSW, NXNE, etc, He is no stranger to rocking crowds worldwide with a midi controller, laptop and synth.

Robert found himself in Vancouver a little more than a year ago and hit the ground running, working with Alex 'Rhek' Usow and Mark Brand as his partners, opening the Gastown-based Catalog Gallery (home to Catalog Pirate Radio and Catalog Creative Agency) he also has found himself in (yet another) moniker / musical change.

Prison Garde is a more club friendly + sexy take on the music he was doing under the Megasoid moniker, and it is additionally a collaboration with himself and light/film artist Peter Hagge (who helps to contribute visual content to provide a seamless time-sync'd A/V experience in the live performance setting).

Expect a Nouveau Palais EP for spring on a label you all should be familiar with (shhh!) and a string of Prison Garde releases to follow shortly after.

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CALAMALKA

Calamalka is an artist that develops and progresses through the times, from his early years as a drummer in punk and hip hop hybrid bands to his current live p.a. sets that are a mix of heavy bass, minimal off kilter beats and future funk. Calamalka has released records and remixes with labels such as Plug Research, Metatronix, B.E.A.R. etc.. and continues to work with the Lighta! collective of which he is a original core member. Calamalka has
performed recently with the likes of : Kode 9, Hudson Mohawke, Onra, Benga, Pole, RSD, Eskmo, Falty DL, Machine Drum, Slugabed, Illum Sphere, Blue Daisy, Synkro, Lunice etc.. and has played at note worthy festivals such as: CMJ NYC, All Tomorrows Party's and Red Bull Megahurtz.

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NIÑA MENDOZA

Niña is the best kind of DJ. A perfect balance of musical snob and open minded DJ she rocks parties with a ton of finesse and direction. She simultaneously respects music's history and pushes new sounds with an encyclopedic knowlege of good music, great dj skills and a fantastic wardrobe (hah!).

Her recent appearances at shows such as Hudson Mohawke, DaM-FunK, Onra, Lazer Sword & Jimmy Edgar have firmed her position as go-to-mood-setter for avant/beat nights. Expect an eclectic set that will span from old Classic Electro to Boogie to 80's Soul to R&B and Modern/Sexy Laptop Heaters, before eventually screaming with excitement before nights end. She loves music. She plays it well.

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SAMMY CHIEN

Sammy Chien is an interdisciplinary media artist who seeks to merge cinema, sound art, new media and dance performances techniques into a new individual practice. His background is in experimental film, electroacoustic music and digital technology. Sammy frequently collaborates both visually and aurally in multi-disciplinary projects range from film, dance performance, improvised audiovisual performance, live electronics, concert, theatre, video installation, art exhibition and interdisciplinary collaborative-performance. In the past year, his work has been featured in Canada, India and Taiwan. His closest collaborator is his older brother Shang-Han, who is a visual artist and graphic/communication designer. Outside of the rigorous art world, Sammy VJs & DJs for art shows, bars, underground parties and concerts.

His work appearance includes Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympia, Museum of Anthropology's Celebration of Creativity, Victoria’s Fringe Festival, New Form Festival 08 & 10, Dancing on the Edge Festival 08, 09 & 10, VAG's Fuse 08, Vancouver New Music's Theatre For the Ears: Audio/Visualization, Khoj International Artist Association in New Delhi, Museum of Contemporary Arts Taipei.

Calamalka

Calamalka is Mike Campitelli, a Vancouver-based producer, instrumentalist, and DJ. A veteran of the local live music scene, Calamalka is a core member of the Lighta! collective who has performed with Kode9, Hot Chip, Cannibal Ox, Subtle, and Daedelus. more info
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