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Event Archive - Heartbeat 2012: CityOf9's, Toby Emerson, Elizabeth, "AFK", Dust

Sat. February 11th 2012 Sunset Labs Victoria BC (No Minors)
09:00 PM - 05:30 AM doors at 09:00 PM
Tickets at: The Gate,
Presented by: Sunset Labs
Sunset Labs proudly gives you!

xoxox heartbeat 2012 xoxox
our all-night heart-centric bliss-full dance journey!

It's hard to know exactly what it is that keeps a heart beating. Whether it's all physiology, or some divine touch, or a mix therein. It's easier though to know what fills our hearts! Our friends & family, great music, amazing experiences. This night is designed to see your heart overflow - and our musical heartists are ready to lead the way with a deep night of progressive, trance & tech-inspired yumminess. Welcome to our Heartbeat Valentine's party, the longest running series in Sunset's arsenal! Bring your heart, exactly as it is, and make room for it to be a bit bigger when you leave than when you arrived.

The conductors for our love-laden sin-phony include:
(in order of appearance)

CITYOF9s :: Sunset Labs, ControlFreqRadio | Victoria


CityOf9s love of electronica was fueled growing up in Saskatchewan and regularly attending Connect Festival and Galaxy Lounge nights hosted by Dr.J and DJ Me. After moving to Victoria he helped found a popular community radio show on CFUV called Really Good Music along with Rave Victoria originator Davin Greenwell/Arizona. The show soon went to commercial airwaves on extreme 107.3 where it hosted the likes of John Digweed, Timo Maas, Moby, Hybrid, Paul Van Dyk and Tiesto. This played a part in his becoming an early host and contributor to the Victoria Electronic Festival. CityOf9s has always played an eclectic mix of music, from house & progressive, moving into techhouse and techno and now playing a blend of French Electro, Techno and Nu-Disco! Prepare to rediscover this long-time Victoria beatmaker.

TOBY EMERSON :: Sunset Labs, Bugeyed Records | Victoria

With nearly 10 years of experience in music, Toby Emerson is well on pace establishing himself a well known producer/DJ in the electronic music scene. Toby has been remixing for artists such as Andy Moor, Space Manouevres and Tiff Lacey and has had DJ's such as Paul Van Dyk, Flash Brothers, and Matt Darey support his original tracks and remixes. In the last few years Toby has signed to multiple labels (System Recordings, Lost Language, BugEyed Records, Monster Tunes) and recently has been picked up by well respected UK Label Subversive Records for a full album release in 2009. You'll hear elements of progressive, trance, breaks, electro, and even some traditional forms of music such as classical and rock in Toby's live sets and original compositions.

JOSHUA :: Sunset Labs, Lost & Found | Vancouver |

Joshua has been in and around the Victoria electronic music scene for many years, both as a DJ and promoter. Joshua infuses his infectious Progressive House grooves with layers of Techno, Electro and a dash of tech house - his energetic dance floors are always packed and pumpin'. Joshua has held several local weekly residencies, including the popular Sweatshop at Hush Nightclub alongside DJs Wookie and Beaks McGavin, as well as The Rise, and Rapture with local progressive house powerhouses Yoseff and Freya. Joshua continues to play numerous parties and clubnights, large and small, in and around Victoria and Vancouver, and has played alongside the likes of Nicky Delgado, Adham Shaikh, Max Graham, DJ Nemesis and Greg Benz. Joshua graced the mainstage at the 2008 Victoria Electronic Music Festival and was brought back to VEMF in 2009 as well. One thing is certain - Joshua always leaves them wanting more!

AFK :: Sunset Labs | Victoria


For the last eleven years, Davin Greenwell, otherwise known as AFK, has been pushing the progressive sound. Davin has been heavily involved in the West Coast electronic music scene through many years of community and FM radio, club and events promotion, and now most prominently with Pacific Front Recordings (PFR), a music label he operates with Justin Humber (aka Formulate). His performances, once under the name "ariz0na," have been regarded as legendary by many. Recording as AFK has seen Davin release several gigantic progressive tracks on his home label, Pacific Front Recordings, and has also ventured to remix for other labels as well. His latest pair of remixes have been of the venerable Benz & MD - two remixes of the atmospheric progressive house masterpiece called "Signals," and also he has put the studio touches on a brand new Powerplant and Kevin Shiu track called "8 Feet Under." His collaboration with Anand Greenwell, Tiebreaker, has been very well received, as well as his collaborations with Dustin H - the most recent being Seismic. Davin has been remixed by names such as Stefan Anion, Powerplant, Shiloh, Steve May, Dumb Dan, Jacob Todd, Dustin H, Jarius Miller, Fractal, Seed, Phokus, Desert Dwellers, Blake Jarrell, Matt Rowan, Jeff Devas, Influenza, Micah, Formulate, Jaytech, c79, His Boy Elroy and more. In addition to the Pacific Front releases, he has music released on Proton Music, collaborated with Dustin H for a release on Emote Music, done remix work for the Los Angeles label Ritual Sounds, and a release out on Inaspace Recordings UK under the guise of Royal Assassin with Thor Kell, also known as Fractal. Davin's music has extended globally and can be heard in forward-thinking clubs all over the world with support from DJ's like Sasha and John Digweed, Armin Van Buuren, Dale Anderson, Anthony Pappa, Hybrid, Luke Chable and many more.

DUST :: Sunset Labs | Victoria

Dust began his DJ career in the frozen north of British Columbia in Prince George. Shortly after discovering his love of electronic music, he quickly felt the need to give back to the community through music and promotion. Dust began promoting with Vinylution Productions before becoming a resident and co-founded PGPK Productions with Scott Wright. Before long Dust became a leading DJ in Prince George and surrounding cities playing a variety of music from progressive to house and breakbeat. In the summer of 2004 Dust left the north for the sunnier shores of Victoria where he continues to DJ to enthusiastic audiences at various clubs, afterhour establishments and parties in and around the capital region.

Urbanheart Live has been created to support a community of local artists in live visual arts performance. Artists create live artworks of vision and creative energy, while being inspired by music and the awesome vibe of the space. Original paintings, collages and drawings will be on sale at each event.. be prepared to be blown away! Prints of the artists' work, videos and bios can be viewed at


9-10.30 CityOf9s
10.30-12 Toby Emerson
12-2 Joshua
2-4 AFK
4-5.30 Dust

hosted at Sunset Room | 401 Herald St
gates @ 9pm, dance til mornin | 18+ id required
$20 at the gate on line at
no intoxication or attitudes, no exceptions
all heart, all beats, all night :))


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Elizabeth (COMBAT ROCK)

Elizabeth came out swinging with their debut album First Excommunications in 2007. Made up of fraternal twin brothers (front man Reggie Gill and drummer Paul Gill), guitarist Davor Katinic, and bassist Rory O’Sullivan, the band grew up in the suburbs of Vancouver. They have been playing together for over a decade and have grown from a parents’ ... more info

"AFK" "Davin Greenwell"

For the last twelve years, Davin Greenwell, otherwise known as AFK, has been pushing the progressive sound. Davin has been heavily involved in the West Coast electronic music scene through many years of community and FM radio, club and events promotion, and now most prominently with Pacific Front Recordings (PFR), a music label he operates with Jus... more info


Dust is a young Vancouver alt rock group full of energy, commitment, and originality. We primarily play all original music, and are currently focused on our upcoming demo from Greenhouse Studios (Nickelback, 3 Doors Down, Matthew Good Band) as well as the Canada-wide Supernova Battle of the Bands finals (January). Come out to a show to see what we'... more info