$20 advance, $25 at the door | limited attendance
Sunset Labs Proudly Presents:
DESERT DWELLERS (Treavor, Amani, Rara)
Music Beyond Borders :: http://www.desertdwellers.org
Desert Dwellers has its roots in the Southern California dance collective known as Moontribe, famous in the electronic underground for organizing tribal dance rituals at magical locations deep within the vast desert expanses of both Southern California and New Mexico. Initially a collaboration in the late 1990's between electronic music pioneers Amani Friend & Treavor Moontribe, Desert Dwellers grew to incorporate Six Degrees recording artist Rara Avis in 2005.
Using the internet as a collaborative space in which concept albums are created, these sound alchemists use cutting edge techniques that blend the modern edge of electronica with the ancient sounds of cultures past. The result has been the prolific production of genre blending dance tracks and downtempo grooves that make for truly memorable listening experiences.
The trio has also collaborated heavily over the years with an amazingly talented array of artists. Craig Kohland (Shaman's Dream) has been supporting the band for years as a producer and guest percussionist. Sarah West and Meagan Chandler are often featured vocalists on their albums, and they have at times been joined in the studio by Sattva Ananda, Michael Kott, Ricardin, Donna DeLory, and many other talented artists.
They have released their work on their own digital labels YogiTunes & Desert Trax as well as on such labels as White Swan, Omnis, Iboga, System, Flow, Six Degrees, and Native State.
RnD (Rowan & Desunos) :: Sunset Labs | Victoria
ROWAN | http://www.sunsetlabs.ca/rowan
Striving to bring people together through fusion of cultures and sounds, this promoter/dj/producer is frequently found rocking dance floors alongside heavyweights such as Adham Shaikh, Gaudi, David Starfire, Liquid Stranger, and Jef Stott. With his broad range of influences and keen mixing skills, Rowan deftly navigates through meditative & inspiring downtempo/Hip Hop, glitchy acid breaks, and high energy ethnic techno. This summer Rowan's dusk set at Lasqueti Escape galvanized some amazing energy on the dancefloor before Ganga Giri took the stage. Also making his debut at the Soundwave festival this summer, Rowan's talent and love for music will continue to bring him in front of amazing, inspired and intentional dancefloors again and again.
DESUNOS | http://www.sunsetlabs.ca/desunos
Throwing down dynamic dance music since the summer of 2006, DJ Desunos (aka Laughlin Meagher) finds his roots in dub, reggae and world ethno electronic music, and now finds his home in electro/progressive house with a dash of breaks and tastefull trance. Through his work as a lead singer/songwriter, dee-jaying has become a natural evolution for this dynamic live performer. With 17 years experience on stage Laughlin knows how to rock an audience and is well known for his harmonica solos, his skill on the melodica and his live MCing & vocals. A skilled multi-instrumentalist and dedicated student of music, you never know what he will bring next to his show. Crossing many genres, Desunos has shared the stage with many local and international acts including Adham Shaikh, David Starfire and Timothy Wisdom. Coming soon to an overjoyed sound system near you!
DODD :: Returning Saturn | Victoria
http://www.returningsaturn.com/user/dodd | http://www.soundcloud.com/dodd
The existence of Dodd has long been questioned by those who've not been on his dancefloor -- but those who've been there are fast and thorough believers. From his humble beginnings as a dancefloor observer Dodd carefully catalogued the sounds and reactions of the people in order to pinpoint the perfect palette of progressive sounds: blending trancey, glitchy, dubby and techy tidbits into memorable dancefloor journeys that transcend sonic expectations. With these dancefloor commandments Dodd has been rocking crowds consistently in Victoria, as well as becoming a mainstay of the Entheos Conference and Festival. Whether you're a believer or not, with the speakers as his chorus, you will be moved by the voice of Dodd...
COMPASS ROSE :: Returning Saturn | Victoria
[feminine-infused glitch, bass, trip hop]
Compass Rose was raised on the beats of reggae, dub, African chants, trip hopping vocals, opera, and Indian breaks; she grew up dancing to the world. Long fascinated with the physical sensations and kinesthetic impulses sound can produce, she now finds herself behind the decks, delighted to share with you her long time passion for the dance floor. Allowing you to choose the route, Compass Rose simply guides you in your dancing journey. Her sets materialize as deep bodied dub, playful glitch, mysterious downtempo, psychedelic trances, trip-hop-hip-hop vocal magic, and funkalicious grooves.
ALSO STARRING! ::.
Live Art & Bodypainting by URBANHEART LIVE
http://www.urbanheart.ca | http://www.facebook.com/urbanheart
Aerial Silk & Hoop Performance by CADENCE
http://www.cadencefit.com | http://www.facebook.com/cadencefitness
Fire Show by FIRE DANCE VICTORIA
Digital Painting by MUGWORT (not live)
Glow Performance by LUSHIOUS ENTERTAINMENT
Outdoor Teahouse by NAGDEO
Dance Performance by FAERY ESSENCES
TIMELINES & DETAILS
show timeline to follow shortly
hosted at Sunset Room | 401 Herald St, Victoria
$20 advance, $25 at the door | limited attendance
tickets at Shift Fashion, DreamCO & at SunsetLabs.ca
no intoxication, no exceptions | 18+ ID required
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