Hailing from the bass-drenched streets of East Vancouver, Vincent Parker has created his own instantly recognizable style. His live blissed-out psych/power/bass/rhythms are steeped in the omnipresent psychedelic mist of the Pacific Northwest.
Parker thrives in live performance and is well known to west-coast audiences for his live shows, featuring sweat, singing, stage moves, dancing, crowd interaction and the occasional lost shirt. In short – Parker brings it live.
Parker uses a streamlined live-pa setup consisting of a laptop running FL Studio, multiple Korg Kaoss Pads, an Akai MPD-32 controller and his voice. His released material consists solely of live recordings.
HOME CITY: Vancouver
Taking a break from his open-ended sailing expedition, MUX is visiting from Mexico with his resurrected live rig. Expect classic techno beats, driving baselines, screaming acid leads and irreverent samples; grinning, shameless, unabashed rave music for troubled times.
STYLE: Rave Techno
HOME CITY: Technomadic
A blend of broken beat and techno underpins dark, razor-sharp melodies and progressive hooks and basslines, delivering a sound that is simultaneously ominous and uplifting, reflecting the disturbing turbulence of our time.
Combined with future-gothic, tempo-synced, electro-luminescent costume design from Vancouver artists Krista Lomax and Luke Detheridge, the Dark Arps experience is a collaborative, artistic, audio-visual spectacle, not to be missed.
HOME CITY: London/Vancouver
Tarekith’s music is a journey into the flowing ether worlds of sound. Mixing a dedicated love of live electronic music and an acute production prowess, his music pushes the boundaries of what people think of when they talk about downtempo music. Expect a heady brew of swirling sound, thick spatial textures, and deep rhythms.
STYLE: Chill Tech
HOME CITY: Seattle
In 2002, Fredrick committed to becoming more involved in production blending the styles he grew up playing with electronic beats and textures. With one foot in old world techniques and the other in the new, his productions explore the musical terrains of Dub infused Down-tempo and Deep/Tech-House.
At performances, audiences can expect a mixed tempo set starting deeply dubbed out gradually reaching a tech house destination. Expect both broken and 4 on the floor beats, a Rhodes lick here, a TB 303 groove there, bass… lots of bass… with deep pads from Operator’s soundbank to bridge the gap between the old school and the new. All the while channeling his inner Lee “Scratch” Perry riding feedback loops created by delay upon delay.
STYLE: Downtempo/Dub, Deep Tech House
HOME CITY: Calgary