Below is a list of events put on by the Whistler Junglists crew. The latest and up coming events are at the top.
Whistler Junglists presents Season Opener !!
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Resident Rinse Out edition featuring Local drum n bass artists from the Sea to Sky corridor and beyond !!
This week featuring residents
Eidio – whistler
Future Beny – whistler
Hosted by residents
Monday October 30th 2017
Whistler Junglists presents:
Prepare yourself for a dark DnB journey into the depths of the true quest and what it really means to celebrate DEVILS NIGHT! One of the infamous masters and veteran DJ’s from the ledgendary Metalheadz Label. Loxy has a seamless, flawless style that will guaruntee to take you to the netheregions of your creative mind. Supported by whistlers best and a 100% original producer from Van city to add to the mayhem. This is literally a once in a life time oppourtunity to perceve these demonic forces in all there glory on the one night of the year that is most appropriate: DEVILS NIGHT!!! Celebration at Midnight (the witching hour) prizes for best costumes and most killer vibe to add to the intensity. Life changing, earth shattering, bowel shaking sounds and Bass courtesy of PK sound! Bring extra underware and prepare to have the shit scared out of you all over the dancefloor!
It’s been a long road for London-bred Loxy, aka Andrew Campbell, who has played a seminal part in every step of Drum & Bass’ evolution over the last two decades. He’s one of few artists that has continued to influence all elements of the Drum & Bass movement from the underground up, with no signs of stopping. Keeping his face in the background, but a strong, characteristic sound in the front, for someone like Loxy it’s never been about image, fame or hype – it’s only the music that speaks.
It was music that spoke to Loxy himself at a very young age, growing up in a house where sounds vibrated off the walls, around the clock. As he tells: “Music was very influential in our family – from dub, reggae, ragga, hip hop, soul, funk, pop, you name it. If it was good, it got played in our house.” A B-Boy and fan of hip hop and electro in the late 80s, it was only natural that he would fall into what was then dubbed a “new phenomenon”: pirate radio opened his eyes to the futuristic sounds of acid house and techno. A blink of those eyes and several mixtapes later, and Loxy became immersed in the world of rave and DJ culture, which was slowly morphing into the sounds of early Jungle. Attending events such as Telepathy (in Marshgate Lane, Stratford in London), he went deep into the sounds of Jumpin Jack Frost, Fabio, Grooverider and Rat Pack: “I was hooked,” he says.
Loxy started hunting down vinyl with insatiable dedication, and by 1990-1991, he started to share his collection and talents behind the decks. Through a friend promoting parties, he ended up on the stage at East London’s legendary Dungeons – and from there, the gigs started flying in at an unruly pace. Loxy’s name was soon spread across flyers for events that now hold their veritable place in rave history books, including Elevation, Desire, Club Jungle, Thunder and Joy. He also became a regular on various radio waves across London (such as Underground FM, Pulse FM, Chillin FM, Rude FM and Eruption FM), bringing a darker edge that was influenced by the sounds of Face Records, Reinforced and Moving Shadow.
In 1993, with a head brimming with ideas that combined his musical upbringing and a future-forward mindset, Loxy came across two likeminded artists at Brain Studios – Bizzy B and TDK. His first forays into production came hard and fast – their very first track ‘Roll Call’ became regularly played by the likes of DJ Rap, Trace and Bryan Gee. With an exacting production style, he started forming a network that connected the dots of the music that inspired him: Bay B Kane not only fed him the newest dubs, but also signed one of his tracks to his 4star record label (which went through the then-popular Whitehouse Records) – and his encounters with LTJ Bukem and Tayla revealed both their common interests in music and a healthy supply of Good Looking dubplates. It wasn’t long before his record bag was indisputable.
One of his most fated introductions came when he met Giles Mensah, aka Ink – when they joined forces, the chemistry was instant and absolute. Loxy tells that the two connected through “a shared love of the
music and similar yet varied tastes.” Their first track – ‘Submerged’ – was released on Architecture Recordings, and also held a feature spot on Kemistry and Storm’s ‘DJ Kicks’ mix compilation. From the beginnings, it was clear that destiny held much promise for the duo – and eventually they became an archetypal pair in D&B, creating some of the most essential anthems in the harder, darker, more dub- influenced terrains of the genre.
Though his productions were gaining his name more attention, Loxy’s DJ’ing never slowed up – growing from strength to strength, he always staying dedicated to the craft. As Loxy puts it himself: “I would always consider myself a DJ first and producer second, but making tunes to play was what got me motivated to pursue it more.” As Loxy and Ink came across like-minded artists at D&B events, they
befriended the likes of Digital, Spirit, Source Direct, Photek, Peshay and Kemistry and Storm. When the scene-defining Blue Note club opened in the mid-90s, it was the latter two DJs that suggested to Metalheadz leader Goldie that Loxy should be the resident. “The rest is history,” Loxy tells, which couldn’t be further from the truth: his name was locked in the D&B archives from then on, alongside the Blue Note’s legacy, even holding down the record as the only artist to DJ a whole night at the Sunday Sessions. Loxy became a mainstay on the club circuit in the early years of D&B, DJ’ing the events that would one day set the blueprint – Leisure Lounge Sessions, Hannover Grand, the Cafe De Paris Sessions, Speed, Swerve, Logical Progression, and Pure Science. His residency at Blue Note stemmed on to all of Goldie’s Metalheadz nights from that point forward (to this day), and he’s since held London residencies at Renegade Hardware and Therapy. Beyond his rotating nights, Loxy has played at all D&B events across the board, and around the world – including Exit Records, Sun & Bass, Creamfields, Fabric, Club Jungle, Desire,Elevation, One Nation, Slammin Vinyl, Valve, Breakbeat Kaos, Revolution, Legend of The Dark, Movement, The End, and Theory, among many others…the list is seemingly endless.
As a producer, Loxy’s discography is a tour through D&B history, and about as thick and chronological as it gets. It’s the attention to detail that always makes a Loxy production stand out: tough and hard-hitting, with basslines and drums intricately layered with meticulous precision. Building fierce rhythms, his sharply sculpted beats slide against different backdrops: sometimes bringing the feel of a smooth club roller, other times dropping the listener straight into the deepest end of the dancefloor. With such a vast depth in sound, it’s no wonder that over the years he’s worked with labels as varied as Good Looking Records, Exit Records, Metalheadz, Renegade Hardware, Razors Edge, Digital Soundboy, Shogun Audio and Architecture Recordings.
Always on the hunt for the next sound, Loxy started Cylon Recordings in the early 2000‘s with Dylan, as a way to revive their love of hardcore. He also went on to start a joint imprint with Keaton (of the Usual Suspects) called X-tinction Agenda, which reflects both artists’ tastes with an aim to represent and cultivate the near ‘x-tinct’ sound of what they deem “true Drum & Bass – breakbeats & sub bass.” His most recent imprint, Cx:Digital, has been a labor of love on his own, as a platform to push the D&B sound even further.
With his partnership with Ink being the most notorious, Loxy was also the founder of the infamous The Four Horsemen – with original members Ink, Dylan and Keaton, it became a global group with artists such as Gremlinz, Mutt and Outlook (to name a few). Over the years, Loxy’s also collaborated with other names dotted around the D&B spectrum, including Bad Company, Consequence, Zinc, Digital, Swift, Flatliners, Ena, Isotone, Genotype, Cern, Munk, Matt-u, D Kay, J. Dub, Usual Suspects, Universal Project and Resound.
Founder of Whistler Junglists
Squinty Bass Records/East Van Digital
Marcus visionary with special guest dub conscious June 21, 2017.
Whistler jungllists presents first headliner show this summer at Tommy Africa’s.
Sound reinforced by PK sound.
Come celebrate Summer solstice with a household name for drum and bass Marcus visionary. (Toronto Can)
Also with special guest Dubconscious (Nelson BC)
-= TICKETS =-
Free for the first 50 People who sign in online @ www.tommmyafricas.com
$10 online ticket
$20 @ the door
-= OPENING SETS =-
-= MARCUS VISIONARY =-
One of the hottest names in Jungle & DNB in the world right now, it seems like Marcus Visionary has the Midas touch cause everything he touches turns into gold! With over 20yrs in the game, personally signed into the legendary Digital Soundboy family by Shy FX himself, Marcus joined the elite brotherhood alongside the likes of Dj Fresh, Dj Marky, Benny Page, Calibre & S.P.Y.
Priding himself on his tune selection, clean mixing and is well known for his musical versatility and keen ability to read any crowd, his record collection and astute tune selection is second to none. In his hometown Toronto, Marcus has been running the Prophecy on 89.5 FM for 20 Years alongside DJ Prime, Mr. Brown & Gremlinz. The program is North America’s longest running Jungle DnB radio show and has been a integral part of the city’s developing bass music scene. In 2015 Marcus left the Prophecy in it’s 20th year as he was asked to host his own exclusive radio show on the world famous Kool London (Kool F.M). You can catch Marcus the second and last Tuesday of every month from 2-4 EST 7pm-9pm GMT at www.koollondon.com.
After an immense run of critically-acclaimed success, leading to invitations to play at some of the biggest parties and festivals around the world, 2015 culminated in Marcus being nominated Best Jungle Producer at the 2015 We Love Jungle Awards, and being crowned Best Producer/DJ at the 2015 North American DnB Awards.
Hot on the heels of his massive LP Jungle to the World Vol. 1, 2016 heralds in Jungle To The World Volume 2 & 3 with a stellar supporting cast, and the brand spanking new collaboration with NYC Junglist Liondub and select heavyweight Junglists entitled ‘Rumble’
With a full European tour already scheduled, don’t miss out on your chance to be part of it!
-= DUBCONCIOUS =-
[Shambhala Music Festival / Dubslingers ]
Dubconscious has come to represent both the east and the western coast of Canada. Born in Toronto and raised on the jungle / drum’n’bass sounds permeating the city in the late 90s & early 2000s, he developed a taste for hard beats drenched in reggae vibes. 2004 brought a big move across the country to the city of Victoria, which was nurturing a fledgling breaks and jungle scene – by the end of his first year of University, he had bought his first set of Technics and the seed was planted. Bouncing back and forth between Toronto and Victoria for the next three years of school presented plenty of opportunities to play different music to new crowds, adding reggae & dancehall to his repertoire, as well dubstep – in its infancy at this point. After school the move was made back east, joining up with the Dubslingers crew in Toronto, while they were holding down Canada’s longest running dubstep weekly – Dubslingers Wednesdays at Thymeless.
Having established a name for himself in Toronto’s competitive scene, he headed west once more, this time settling in Nelson, BC. After spending two productive years in the area immersing himself in both the great outdoors & the underground party scene, he moved further west to Vancouver, where he played all across the board – dropping sets jam packed with a mash of many forms of urban & modern bass music at a wide selection of venues across the city, the province, and the country on a regular basis. Most recently he’s found himself back in Nelson BC, continuing to work closely with the Shambhala Music Festival and the new Bloom Nightclub.
Appearing in nearly every major city in Canada, and sharing the stage with a wide and varied spectrum of headliners – from Beenie Man and Barrington Levy, to Andy C, Shy FX and Dillinja to The Roots, Mixmaster Mike and Blockhead, to Gramatik , Dub FX, Glitch Mob and Beats Antique, to Bicep and Kastle, to Salva, Clicks & Whistles and the Gaslamp Killer to Truth, Plastician and Rusko – he’s proven his versatility many times over, across an array of arenas. He’s also appeared at numerous music festivals including BC’s Shambhala (7x), Bass Coast (4x), Diversity, Motion Notion, and the Victoria Ska Fest three times over – as well as Ontario’s WEMF and Harvest Festivals, and even the Dragon Festival in Granada, Spain. He curated a Sunday night weekly at The Keefer Bar in Vancouver for 3.5 years, and was also running an all-vinyl reggae & dancehall weekly for a time – Wax Wednesdays at the Waldorf – the poster for which was featured in Major Lazer & Busy Signal’s music video for “Bumaye.”
Whistler Junglists Presents: WODNB Whistler
World of Drum & Bass returns to Whistler with a massive triple headliner lineup to rinse out the end of March with a BANG!
Prototypes / Viper Recordings / UK
Bladerunner / Dread Recordings / UK
DJ SS / Formation Records / UK
Opening Sets By:
Hosted by Lozen and MC Finna T
Devan Gray, AKA Bladerunner, based in the East of England, is one of the most highly respected Drum & Bass artists of this era. His talents were spotted back in 2004 by the legendary Ray Keith ,he was signed to Dread Recordings and remixed jungle classics ‘Renegade Terrorist’, ‘The Chopper’ and ‘Dark Soldier’. His debut album Analog Bass was released in 2009 which lead to further remix duties on tracks such as ‘The Lighter’ for DJ SS on Formation Records and ‘Sound Control’ by Randall and Andy C. Since then this DJ/Producer has more than paid back Ray for his support with numerous modern day anthems, the latest being ‘Feel for You’ and ‘Spartan Law’ which appeared on Andy C’s hugely popular mix CD ‘Nightlife 5’.
Bladerunner’s new school, forward thinking take on the classic jungle sound has won him legions of fans from heads to producers alike with tracks such as ‘Love is Gone’ on Philly Blunt, Feel For You and his rework of Marvellous Cain’s ‘The Hitman’
Bladerunner has been tearing up dance floors globally for over twelve years now and he showcases many of his original compositions and exclusive remixes with consistently heavy beats and punishing basslines. As well as regular airplay on BBC Radio 1, and appearances on 1Xtra and D&B Arena TV, Bladerunner has also featured in ATM Magazine with a cover mix CD. Hits such as ‘Snake Fist’ on Fabio’s Creative Source and ‘Back to the Jungle’ on Critical Records topped the BBC Radio 1 Drum & Bass charts and still tear dancefloors apart the world over whilst more recently Bladerunner has signed’ Old Times’ for his second release on Ram Records sister label Program. Support for Bladerunner tracks comes from all the A-list DJ’s on the scene including Andy C, Friction, Ray Keith, Fabio, DJ SS, Bailey, Bryan G, Randall and more.
DJSS – DIRECTOR,
FORMATION RECORDS, THE WORLD OF DRUM&BASS, BASS DISCIPLES
One of the UK’s finest DJ/Producers and co-founder of Formation Records, now celebrating it’s 25 year Anniversary making it the longest running Drum&Bass label on the planet. DJ SS aka Leroy Small is an original breakbeat pioneer who has made an immense contribution to today’s drum & bass sound.
SS is one of the very select DJ / Producers who has been there right from the start, due to the hard work and dedication that he puts into his music.
When the hardcore scene exploded SS was there and hasn’t looked back. He and his partner Eidris started promoting their own parties called Total Kaos every Friday in their hometown of Leicester. They also put on one of the first large indoor parties at Donnington Park in the summer of 91. It was an amazing success and 6000 people danced till dawn.
DJ SS himself born and bred in Leicester is a self-taught scratch DJ and found fame scratching his way through the era along with break-dancing his way on the streets of Leicester. He progressed onto the “rave scene” and was one of the first on the worldwide scene to DJ his own produced tracks. Things moved quickly from there – SS taught himself how to produce a high calibre of music and also coached others to produce to equally high standards.
DJ SS has an enormous list of tracks and used various aliases. Over the years he’s had countless releases on Formation Records as well as doing remix work for other artists. He has released such tracks as ‘The Psycho E.P’, ‘Rhythm For Reasons’, ‘Breakbeat Pressure’, the Drum & Bass anthem ‘Black’, with the highlight being ‘ Lighter’ which was Formation Records best seller, reaching the number 1 spot in the Music Week dance chart and reaching number 68 in the music charts. It is a track that has remained incredibly popular and still continues to be played years on.
Not only has his label Formation during the years had many big tunes released, they have also had many big DJ/producers release records on the label. The list is strong, big and endless including Carl Cox, Grooverider, Shy FX, Ray Keith, Bryan Gee, Frost, Roni Size, Krust, Kenny Ken, Ratty, Matrix, John B, Mickey Finn, Twisted Individual and Distorted Minds.
In between this huge success he has also been the driving force behind some of the finest talent now established within the scene, his most recent sensation arriving in the form of Twisted Individual, who had made a huge impact on the scene with releases on Formation Records and sister labels Reformed and New Identity, as well as his debut album Tooled Up. He has also convinced Zen, old friend of Twisted Individual, to take the plunge and move from London to Leicester to join the Formation team after several releases on 5HQ Recordings and the last couple of years has seen his debut appearance on Formation Records with Minefield as part of the 100th release, and sister labels Reformed and New Identity. Adding to the successful list of a&r projects, DJSS is also responsible for launching the careers of successful artists like John B, Greenlaw, Multi Platinum selling artists Nero, and is continuing on that path bringing on new blood.
Fast forward to 2015 and we saw Formation events team up with the UK’s premier event company, Outbreak Festival to host Formation & World of Drum&Bass Arena’s at their massives. Simultaneously DJSS has built his World of Drum&Bass brand to become the biggest Drum&Bass events in Russia averaging over 4-6,000 people per show.
As the 25 years of Formation arrives, DJ SS enters a new chapter launching his next concept, Bass Disciples. This Gospel&Bass movement will bridge the gap of church and Bass music collide on a path of worship through a genuine music platform.
AVAIL @ Tommy Africas Coat Check
First 50 $20
After 100 $25
Doors @ 9:00pm
Arrive early for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate from Pins and Needles!
Check out http://pinsandneedleswhistler.ca/ !