Trevor Oslo / Night Vision

Trevor Oslo

 If you've ever tuned into the Night Vision monthly podcast series, then you'll know Trevor Oslo's voice. A staple to Edmonton underground house movement, Trevor's been hosting the show for a solid 3 years now alongside Malcs Later, whom Trevor often DJs alongside as DMT. Trevor's been a core member of the Night Vision collective since 2013, and now manages all of their bookings and shows. With frequent production collaborator Adam Johan, Trevor released his debut EP (Good To Go) on Night Vision Music in 2016, and the two have some more heaters coming down the pipe in 2017. Trevor has recently played at numerous festivals, such as Burning Man, Bass Coast, Astral Harvest, and Zion Noiz. You can hear some of his recorded sets from these festivals over on his soundcloud page.

Harvey Cohen / Vice-President of Talent, Live Nation Canada

The Union Ltd.

As Vice-President of Talent for Live Nation Canada, Harvey oversees touring shows and festivals from across the country for the worlds largest entertainment company. Harvey was Co-Founder and Director of Union Events, which grew to become Canada's largest independent concert promoter, prior to being acquired by Live Nation in early 2016.  Harvey is responsible for the curation of talent for a number of Canada’s premiere music festivals including Chasing Summer (Calgary), Center of Gravity Sports & Music Festival (Kelowna), and One Love Music Festival (Calgary).  Harvey is a past winner of the Western Canadian Music Awards Talent Buyer of the Year award and was named one of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2007. 

Harvey was co- producer of the Alberta Flood Aid benefit concert in June 2013, which raised $2.1 million for flood relief efforts in Southern Alberta and the Alberta Fire Aid benefit concert in 2016, which raised millions for Fort McMurray forest fire rebuilding efforts.  In addition to his duties at Live Nation, Harvey wears many other hats.  He has ownership interests in Edmonton’s premiere live venue The Starlite Room, Alberta’s largest event labour & security solution Backstage Support Services, and has also dabbled in movie production, including acting as an Executive Producer of Kevin Smith’s film, Red State, which premiered at the famed Sundance Film Festival.

Saad Al-Jadir / Deckstar

Ephwurd @ Oliver Heldens, Hideout Miami 3.17.16

Artist manager, event producer, and entrepreneur Saad Al-Jadir tunes his ear to progression. It’s this innate ability to remain ahead of the curve, while seamlessly switching between multiple roles that’s elevated him to the modern music industry’s executive vanguard with successful clients such as Datsik, Ephwurd, Autoerotique, and more.

“My two older sisters took me to my first festival—Lollapalooza 1994—when I was twelve-years-old,” he recalls. “I was blown away at the energy and magnitude of the festival culture. In the back of my mind, I knew I’d love to eventually be involved in music one day in some capacity.”

Fast forward a few years later, the British Columbia native discovered electronic music, and it became something he followed religiously. Upon graduating from Centre for Arts & Technology – Kelowna in 2009, he entered the world of concert promotion, cutting his teeth by working with Canadian festivals such as Centre of Gravity and Shambhala. During his work in the festival world, he crossed paths with an old family friend who was an aspiring young talented producer. The conversation about working together began at that point and upon entering uncharted territory together, Saad began managing the artist Datsik.

Saad guided him from the dubstep underground to international renown as a genre pioneer. Datsik would go on to build a rabid worldwide fan base, performing at Coachella, Tomorrowland, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, Ultra Music Festival, Stereosonic, Electric Zoo, Identity Tour and more within the first few years as well as being sought out for collaborations and remixes by legends such as Snoop Dogg, Korn, Wu-Tang Clan, and Linkin Park. He would also oversee all logistics and marketing for numerous major cross-country North American tours.

“The key is to always be proactive,” he explains. “I try to think about what may lie ahead down the road, being as rational as possible, and considering all options. A willingness to take on many smaller roles early in my career helped me foster the success of my artists. Whether it was setting up sound to lighting or tour managing, I felt it was all necessary. It’s important to understand every aspect of the business at the same time while seeing the big picture.”

In 2013, he traded Kelowna for Los Angeles, putting down roots in the music mecca of the United States. By the end of that year, industry powerhouses Deckstar Management would welcome him as one of their own.

Now, he continues to expand his own repertoire with other business ventures, keeping an eye open for other opportunities within the industry. Still, it all relies on the same approach for Saad.

“I’m in honest in everything I do,” he leaves off. “The artist and project’s best interest is always in mind, and I’m constantly looking ahead.” 

Rob Woo / Senior Agent, Spin Artist Agency

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Through nearly a decade as an agent, Rob Woo has nurtured the careers of many artists in North and South America at Spin Artist Agency, which was originally based in Toronto until 2012 when the company relocated to Los Angeles. With a proactive attitude to artist development and working closely with the artists’ management often on more than just bookings, Spin continues to represent many world renowned artists such as AVICII, Armin van Buuren, Benny Benassi and Oliver Heldens as they have done since their very first show in the market. 

 

Robert Woo

Through nearly a decade as an agent, Rob Woo has nurtured the careers of many artists in North and South America at Spin Artist Agency, which was originally based in Toronto until 2012 when the company relocated to Los Angeles. With a proactive attitude to artist development and working closely with the artists’ management often on more than just bookings, Spin continues to represent many world renowned artists such as AVICII, Armin van Buuren, Benny Benassi and Oliver Heldens as they have done since their very first show in the market. 

 

http://www.spinartistagency.com 

Twitter : @RobSpinArtist

Instagram : @Rob.Woo

http://www.facebook.com/SpinArtistAgency

Tianna J. / Y Afterhours

Tianna J.  

Edmonton, AB , Canada

https://soundcloud.com/tiannaj

https://www.facebook.com/djtiannaj

Tianna J. , originally from a small town in Labrador , found a new home in Edmonton in 1999 and quickly fell in love with the vibrant electronic music scene. Evolving from the dance floor in 2005 to try her hand at DJing, her eclectic mix of genres landed her a residency at Y Afterhours after just 6 short months. For the past 10 years Tianna J's talent and charm have helped her bring her sound to clubs and festivals, from coast to coast. Wicked mixing and undeniable presence have solidified Tianna J. as one of Edmonton's premiere female Djs.  Her dedication and love for all music allows her to transcend typical genre barriers and create a sound that is all her own. With an ever-growing fan base and a constant thirst to engage and entertain this talented and gorgeous DJ is guaranteed to rock your socks when she lays down a genre defying blend of beats Tianna J. style.

KIYTEK / Future Roots

Kiytek

Kiytek explores subby, dark club music somewhere between Techno and Dubstep, presenting sets filled to the brim with his original productions. With deep love and roots in the festival culture he has shared the stage with artists like Kahn, Youngsta, Librarian, Sinistarr, and Addison Groove and performed at Astral Harvest and many other festivals and clubs bringing his UK influenced sound to the people.  He’s just released a few tunes on the recent Future Roots compilation so keep your eyes closed and yours ears open! 

OPENEND / Noctilux Collective

OpenEnd

"I Move, You Move"

The motto for Calgary DJ and producer Reece “Openend” Anderson, who is known to instantly set a mood either on the dancefloor or in the studio. Openend’s DJ sets are inspired by his undying love of hip- hop infused with the low-end frequencies and arrangements of drum & bass and footwork, resulting in fast-paced selections and powerful blends. Skills like these have gotten him booked at places like the Shambhala Music Festival in British Columbia, the Bamboo Festival in Costa Rica, and even saw him touring across five cities in Australia.

Openend has recently become one of the newest members of the Noctilux Collective and is focusing on creating original productions in the studio, showcasing his vast musical influences and lifelong classical training. 

Wadjit / Bassdrive.com

Wadjit, Drum and Bass Edmonton

Wadjit, leading lady of Bassdrive.com

By the name Wadjit you'd never guess she would be the next lady Dj entering the international world of Drum & Bass. Set on promoting her music through a sound technical style and music selection rather than trading on her femininity; Wadjit strives to set a high standard through
a respected and choice skill set.

Quickly establishing herself as a leading force within the Canadian drum and bass scene; Wadjit’s name has become synonymous with quality, whether it’s her technical mixing ability, her crisp taste in tunes or her relentless pursuit of elevating the status of the drum and bass culture in her hometown of Edmonton. A resident of the globally recognized drum and bass radio station Bassdrive.com, Wadjit’s presence and imprint on the Canadian music scene is unmistakable. As a long-time resident of Y Afterhours and Jungle Fever DNB, Wadjit has had a hand in the progressing of drum n bass in the city’s underground drum and bass scene.

With hosting Rinse N Wash Radio on Bassdrive.com, Wadjit has seen the impact of her work worldwide and has been crossing international waters for events such as Sun and Bass (Italy), and clubs in Czech, Germany and Switzerland.

Always lacing sets with her signature sensuous sound, Wadjit can always be relied on to bring the dancefloor to a deep culmination of mutually beneficial bassline love, otherwise known as the eargasm.

Rinse N Wash Radio

Having been a part of Bassdrive.com since the Summer of 2013, Wadjit's Monday broadcasting of Rinse N Wash Radio has grown into a well rounded 2 hour special every week featuring a wide selection of DNB. From the lovely liquid gems to the deep rollers, Wadjit always has something for the mood.

Sending out mass positive vibes, the show has become part of the steady Bassdrive diet for many listener and having represented Bassdrive in Italy at the prestigious Sun And Bass music festival, Wadjit has seen the result of her hard work directly on the smiling faces from the dance
floor. Cultivating listeners worldwide has been a supreme pleasure; and seeing the result of that effort through meeting listeners face to face, as well as experiencing the energy of these fans is the show’s driving force.

Straying away from the mainstream, Rinse N Wash loves showing off the true, new and old school, underground vibes. Bassdrive has been a vital part of Wadjit's life and through it she loves giving back to the listeners who have helped her become the DJ she is today.
Drum n' Bass is Wadjit's catalyst, her heart and her life... And Mondays have become the night she looks forward to all week. 

Night Cap

Night Cap Edmonton

An Edmonton based collaborative effort between Derek Lee (Refuge), Eric Fraser (LPC/Refuge) and Bart Petrus (Heart to Heart/Connect). Combining their inspiration and talent through wires and analogue equipment, Night Cap’s sound is live and full of improvised inclination. With masterful control of balancing carefully selected drum sequences with emotive pads and delicate synth work, their analogue grooves will make you appreciate the art of a craftily constructed crescendo. The purveyors of raw, soulful and rhythmic music.

Greazus / B.C. / Hospital Records

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GREAZUS is the culmination of nearly 2 combined decades of experience producing music, DJing, running record labels and promoting underground shows in Vancouver. This is the shared vision of two of the city’s most renowned and prolific bass music ambassadors – HxdB & Patrik Cure.

Individually, both are accomplished music producers, having releases on some of the most respected labels in the scene like Tectonic, B.YRSLF, Brownswood, Mindset and countless others. Their solo music having been supported by legends like Gilles Peterson, Ben UFO, Machinedrum and B Traits, and having several plays on BBC Radio1, Rinse FM & NTS.

Together they have combined their shared experiences and passion for music, to create a uniquely infectious sound, paying homage to their Jungle, Drum & Bass and Hip Hop roots, while fusing elements of Juke, Footwork, Grime and House. The result in both their productions and performances has been blowing up dance floors and opening eyes to their hybrid, genre-melding sounds. Both having performed frequently across North America and at legendary festivals like Shambhala and Bass Coast Project. Despite this project being in its relative infancy, the two have already received support from international heavyweights like Youngsta, dBridge, London Elektricity, Sam Binga, Om Unit, Ivy Lab, Hyroglifics, Klax & Fixate. On the West Coast, their music has gained support from major players like Mat The Alien, The Librarian, Bleep Bloop, Max Ulis, Stylust Beats, Yan Zombie & Taal Mala to name but a handful.

They have collaborated and remixed well-established artists like Distal, Doctor Jeep, Sinistarr,Self Evident & Subcorr and with their feverish studio ethics, have many new and exciting sounds yet to unleash. Their anthemic re-interpretation of John B’s classic “Up All Night”, won them a legion of new fans, hungry for more of their fun, old-meets-new swagger. With music forthcoming and released on legendary labels, Hospital Records & Critical Music in addition to a full EP on Diffrent Music and more music on Vandal, GREAZUS is ready to blow up your dance floor.

Donna Dada / Freq Magazine

Donna Dada

Urbanist, Music Appreciator and Cultural Enthusiast, you can find Sheena Jardine-Olade A.K.A. Donna Dada daily dedicated to creating more vibrant and interesting communities.

She has taken a love for music, writing, photography and networking and has applied it to various projects such as manage editing local music and lifestyle magazine Freq, co-founding seminal dubstep and techno nights, Modern Math and Techno Anonymous, while djing across Canada, the US and Europe. By day, she creates connections for contemporary live arts theatre company and cultural think tank, Theatre Junction and Indigenous speaker series REDx Talks, while engaging people across the city of Calgary for Citizen Engagement firm Intelligent Futures. At night, you can find her supporting her many talented friends across #YYC.

With a newly acquired master’s in Urban Planning she hopes to apply her love for music and culture within a city context.

Other interests include: skateboarding photography, fashion, post apocalyptic movies, interesting and new ways to engage the disengaged while dreaming, daily, about cooking the perfect Trinidadian Roti.

Evangelos Lambrinoudis II / Corinthian

Corinthian aka Evangelos is the head of Deep Sea Mining Syndicate an experimental electronic label based out of Calgary. He is also one half of Calgary's ambient experimental group Sanctums, 5 years resident DJ and co-founder of the 80's and 90's hiphop night Natural Selection, and dedicated hardware techno artist. Evangelos has performed at many stages such as Mutek in in Montreal, Shambhala in Salmo, Sled Island and many others.

Shaun Lodestar / Homesick

Homesick

When you think of cities that are meccas for footwork and jungle, Calgary’s not usually the first place that springs to mind, but HomeSick’s working on changing that.

Shaun Lodestar has always had a taste for the energetic side of dance. A producer since his early teens, the Calgary-based musician first developed a love for Jungle, then its more frenetic cousin Footwork. October 2015 HomeSick was selected to be a participant at the Red Bull
Music Academy hosted in Paris, France where he was mentored by some of the worlds most prestigious artists and producers in the dance music realm.

2014 saw the conception of the club night “PERCOLATE” originally based in Calgary, now finding homes in Toronto and Vancouver. Connecting the east, west and central regions of Canada into one cohesive hustle.

“A NET ARTIST, JAZZ KEYBOARDIST & FOOTWORK SAVANT, HOMESICK IS MANY THINGS AT ONCE.”
-RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY

"THE CANADIAN PRODUCER PUTTING THE DIRT BACK INTO BREAKBEAT"

-SONAR MUSIC FESTIVAL

Marc Royal / T.Power

T Power

Born and raised in the concrete jungle of East London, England, Marc Royal (a.k.a. T.Power) is best known for his unconventional approach to the composition and production of electronic music.  Since 1992, Royal has left a long-lasting imprint on the evolution of electronic music in the UK and is touted as one of the pioneers of  “experimental” or “progressive” soundscapes within the genre.  Over the last twenty-four years, Royal’s work has produced over 200 releases on various international recording labels and five top-100 singles on the UK Singles Charts, including the breakthrough track,“Shake Ur Body” (co-written and co-produced with Shy FX), which reached #7 in 2002.  A self-proclaimed “studio rat”, Royal has, on rare occasion, been coaxed out of seclusion to headline numerous shows in the UK, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, Canada, and the US, and has performed at a number of music festivals across the world, including the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival in 2006 with former collaborator, Shy FX.

Surrounded by the stark, grey elevations of East London's Tower Hamlets, Royal found solace in two things as a youth: music and an insatiable curiosity for deconstruction - the former led to his chosen career path, the latter provided the solid foundation for his approach to sound design and music composition.  Despite his deep appreciation for music, Royal never felt the urge to pick up a musical instrument, let alone learn to play one.  In fact, it wasn’t until his early teens, when Royal was introduced to electronic music, that his love for listening to music became a quest to understand the processes involved in creating the very sounds that had captured his undivided attention.  The synthesizers, drum machines, and samplers of the early 1980s became the choice instruments of experimentation and the deconstruction of drum loops harvested from a collection of James Brown vinyls provided the principle components of his first true analysis.  Using a ZX Spectrum and a simple drum machine interface, Royal began exploring the creation of electronic music by importing tape-recorded sounds into a drum machine via basic computer coding.  It was during these initial days of experimentation that Royal discovered the creative platform from which he could explore the possibilities of electronic sound design that would later characterize the bulk of his work.

In his early twenties, Royal was working as a full-time graphic designer, but his newfound passion for creating electronic music eventually led him to make the most significant decision of his life. Royal left his job as a graphic designer and decided to pursue a career in music with one objective in mind: make your mark within five years or walk away from music altogether.  Within a year, Royal formed the breakbeat hardcore group, Bass Selective (along with Nigel Samuel, Paul Clarke, and Richard Hay) and signed his first record deal.  Bass Selective’s track, “Blow Out Part II” - considered by many as one of electronic music’s most memorable anthems - was released on DJ Only Records, a sub-label of Sound Of The Underground Records (S.O.U.R.) in 1992 as part of “The Expansions EP”.  A year later, the group disbanded and Royal emerged with the recording alias, T.Power, and a new record contract as a solo artist under S.O.U.R.

Within five years, Royal’s bold and progressive style was turning the heads of highly esteemed music industry veterans.  Royal’s potential as a bonafide electronic music composer and producer became more evident with the release of “Mutant Jazz” in 1994, which was co-written with Nigel Samuel (a former member of Bass Selective, a.k.a. MK-Ultra). Considered today as one of the genre’s absolute classics, “Mutant Jazz” helped stretch and redefine the parameters of electronic music, as well as that of S.O.U.R, which had been branded as a strictly “ragga jungle” record label.
  
In 1995, Royal’s first personal album, “The Self Evident Truth Of An Intuitive Mind”, earned him critical acclaim and a promising review by Neil Strauss of The New York Times: “The sounds on this lush, innovative CD are so well-chosen, sequenced and placed by T Power’s mastermind, Marc Royal, that in addition to fusing the electronic dance-music styles of the moment -- intelligent techno, jungle, ambient -- he manages to transcend them.”  The album, which was written and produced in only four days, has since gained recognition as a pioneering release that pushed the boundaries of drum and bass even further.  That same year, Royal also launched his short-lived own imprint, Deep Thought Records, recording under a new alias, Atomic Dog, which saw the release of three singles.
  
A year later, Royal decided to take a sabbatical from drum and bass with the release of his second album, “Waveform”, in 1996 under Anti Static Recordings in the UK, followed by its 1997 debut in Japan by Avex Trax, and again in 1998 by Airbag Records in the US.  The album was engineered by Cris Stevens, with whom Royal had worked with on a number of previous projects, including Bass Selective’s first release under S.O.U.R.  During this time, Royal and Stevens joined creative forces to form the group, Chocolate Weasel, which resulted in the release of “Spaghettification” and “Music for Body Lockers” - both under the UK-based independent record label, Ninja Tune.  In 1999, Royal reemerged as T.Power, experimenting with nubreaks under Bochit and Scarper - a breakbeat label established by Vini Medley and Martin Love, the founders of pioneering Jungle record label S.O.U.R.

In the aftermath of his initial album successes, it was clear that Royal had made the mark he intended to within the first five years of his illustrious and prolific recording career.  As a follow-up to the whirlwind of album releases, collaborations, and intermittent tour dates, Royal returned to drum and bass in 2001 with a string of releases as a result of his collaboration with Andre Williams (a.k.a. Shy FX), which later led to the success of their highly credible drum and bass single, “Shake Ur Body” (featuring the vocalist, Di).  Released on EMI’s subsidiary, Positiva, the single received widespread support from both club and commercial DJs before climbing to #7 on the UK Singles Chart, and has been credited for introducing drum and bass to wider, mainstream audiences.  The drum and bass duo released “Set It Off” on Pete Tong’s F.F.R.R. in 2002 and “Diary of a Digital Soundboy” under Digital Soundboy Recordings in 2005 before parting ways to pursue separate endeavours.

With over a decade’s worth of work under his belt, Royal decided to take a much-needed sabbatical to focus on refining his craft and is currently exploring new processes that delve into a more organic, introspective, and humanized approach to sound design and music composition.  Inspired by the patterns and forms found in nature, Royal aspires to inject music into said patterns and forms to create “living pieces of music”.  To do so, Royal draws inspiration and knowledge from a number of disciplines, including quantum physics, astronomy, mathematics, and sacred geometry, to name a few. 
In 2014, Royal’s decade-long inquiry produced “The Lazy Nine” - the debut album written and produced under his own name, Marc Royal, and his own label, Adastra Recordings.  The album presents a notable departure from the top-down approach utilized during his earlier years as a composer and producer.  To date, “The Lazy Nine” album is what Royal considers to be his most fulfilling musical endeavour yet.  When asked what fuels his passion for music twenty-four years into his career, Royal replies, “I want to try and compose something that’s never been heard before. I’m not sure if that’s even possible anymore, but I have to try ... because for me, the journey and the process is ultimately more important than the end goal.”  And so it seems that Royal’s early love for music and relentless curiosity for learning new things has never left him.

Steven Julien / Funkineven

Funkieven

  Funkineven (Steven Julien) is no stranger to groove. Over the past few years, the London native has grown to become one of the UK's finest electronic musicians; a skilled and soulful technician whether perched behind a pair of decks or a sequencer.

Born and raised in West London with Grenadian blood, his first rhythmical dabblings came as a dancer. Beginning as an MC and beatmaker, he quickly found his feet moulding smooth cuts of his own. Artists from A Tribe Called Quest through to Jaco Pastorius became regular reference points and those early jams nestled somewhere between house, soul, boogie and techno.

Steven released his debut EP with Eglo Records back in 2009, which ushered in a more mature chapter. Two years later, he founded Apron Records; an incubator for music-makers putting together honest electronic music like Greg Beato and Shanti Celeste.

Chané Neveling

Chané Neveling

Chané Neveling remembers her love for slicing things together really started when she was a little kid. She would listen to dance mix cds on her parent’s hifi stereo and record snippets of the tracks onto cassette tapes, making new songs for herself. She recalls nearly always having a video camera with her from the young and creative age of eight and on. When her family immigrated to Canada from South Africa in 2003, she chose to go to Vancouver film school, followed by a film and video production degree at Emily Carr, graduating in 2010. Packing up everything she could fit in a car and moving to Calgary in 2012, not knowing a soul, she reconnected with the electronic music scene there which reignited her love for music and made her pick up her camera again. Now a freelance videographer, video editor, DJ and photographer, her lifelong fascination with music, editing, documentation and visual media has seen Chané build an impressive portfolio, involved in various digital media projects in Calgary and within the electronic music community. Her editing style and videos instantly connect with her audience and her talent for capturing the spirit and fire of the underground scene is undeniable. Next up are ambitions to connect her video work with her own techno and house music production.

Jeremy Howard / Sinistarr

Jeremy Howard,  Sinistarr

Jeremy Howard, aka Sinistarr, is truly one of the most interesting and exciting names to hit the underground dance music world this past decade. He has become known as an innovative and consistent producer and a skilled and adventurous DJ, and his sound is an authentic extension of his soul and the pure talent that Jeremy possesses, deftly exploring the soul of yesteryear with a modern context. This sound represents his life living in and around his hometown of Detroit, MI and his collective travels around the world. His creativity defies genres, and sees him infuse his unique sound into a broad range of tempos and vibes. He is equally at home writing emotive headphone music, or in-your-face dance-floor cuts.

Jeremy began his movement deeply rooted in the world of Drum & Bass, having releases on legendary labels like Metalheadz Platinum, Renegade Hardware and Creative Source. He continued over the years to evolve his sound as his own prowess as a producer grew, eventually branching out into many different tempos, still maintaining his unique sound exploring the realms of Footwork, Jungle and Techno. Recently he has seen releases on labels like Tectonic, Hospital, Loose Squares and most notably, the 70th release on dBridge’s iconic imprint Exit Records.

 

He has shared the stage with and been supported musically by some of the biggest names in the game like Machinedrum, Fabio, Ivy Lab, Om Unit, Sam Binga, Rockwell & Dabrye to name but a handful. His sounds have been heard all over Rinse FM, NTS, FM Xtra and BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra and he turned in a DNB60 mix for Friction’s quintessential Drum & Bass show.

With all of this momentum, Sinistarr has been increasingly touring and hitting major clubs and festivals like SXSW, Secret Solstice, Tresor, Shambhala Music Festival, Bass Coast, and many others across North America and Europe.

There is seemingly no obstacle too high for him, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to watch his amazing journey.

 

[by Severine Erickson]

John Rolodex

John Rolodex

John Rolodex is one of Canada’s premiere drum and bass producers, Djs and radio presenters. He was instrumental in bringing drum and bass music to Western Canada as early as 1996 and has helped establish Canada as a source for DnB talent on the international stage.

He has released music on Metalheadz, Hospital, V Records, Tech Itch and Freak Recordings as well as releasing three EPs on Ray Keith’s Dread Recordings. He is an accomplished remixer and has been commissioned by numerous labels including Dub Chamber, Bad Habit, OG Recordings, Order in Chaos, and Yard Recordings. John’s remix of Ray Keith & MC Navigator’s “No No” is considered a classic.

In 2010 John established his acclaimed Machinist Music imprint, offering an uncompromising outlet for his work and that of like-minded artists. Machinist Music quickly gained worldwide support and led to the rise of Rene LaVice (now signed to Andy C’s Ram Records).

John’s music has been supported by all the top figures in drum and bass including Goldie, Bailey, Dieselboy, SPY, Teebee, Marky, Nu:Tone, Logistics, Nicky Blackmarket, Craze, Dylan, A-Sides and Pendulum and was featured repeatedly by the late John Peel on his legendary BBC Radio 1 show.

A pioneer in providing Dj mixes online, John’s studio mixes have received nearly one million downloads since 2004. He has been featured repeatedly in the media, including Knowledge Magazine, ATM, iDJ, numerous blogs and online publications.

John has performed across North America and Europe headlining events in London, Oslo, Budapest, Copenhagen, Munich, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Toronto and Vancouver to name a few.