Alberta Electronic Music seeks to professionalize, unite, and develop Alberta’s Electronic Music community through workshops, panels, information sessions and curated entertainment. Meet our team of directors:
ISIS GRAHAM, CALGARY
Esette, Substation Recordings
For the past 20 years house music artist Esette (Isis Graham) has played an instrumental role in shaping Calgary’s dance music landscape into the internationally recognized hotspot that it is today. Her 30-plus releases have received support from artists like Maceo Plex, Fred Everything, Giom, Luke McKeehan, Animal Trainer, Vanilla Ace, Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones, DJ Heather, DOZA, Maya Jane Coles and Pezzner.
In 1999 she began DJing, and after local bylaws brought about the end of raves the following year she brought her Chicago-influenced house tracks to some of the most notable venues of the last decade. In 2003 Graham was invited to become a founding member of Girls on Decks, a group dedicated to increasing the visibility of women in dance music. In late 2013, became a co-owner of the new re-launched Substation Recordings, a label dedicated to showcasing the avant-garde of western Canadian house and techno on a world platform. In 2014, she also helped to launch the first community based music listening party at Habitat Living sound; Studio Social which has since inspired many other similar projects like Groundwerk in Vancouver and Feedback Loop in Winnipeg.
MATT CARTER, LETHBRIDGE
KillMidi, Electronic Music Lethbridge (EML)
Matt began creating electronic music in his teens using impulse tracker on a 486 PC. Frustrated by the inability to program complex modulation, he soon moved to Jeskola Buzz, a modular synthesisis\tracker program that had a cult following in europes demoscene. It was here that Matt first engaged in the community aspect of of electronic music. He was heavily involved in the buzzchurch forums and #buzz on IRC, weighing in on the development of new buzz and the development of audiotrack features. When buzzchurch eventually met its demise Matt started engaging electronic musicians IRL. Moving to Edmonton in 2012 he began attending the Edmonton electronic music producers meetup. Then in 2015 after moving to Lethbridge he decided to form his own group with the local electronic music producers holding weekly meetings at inferno nightclub. It was here that Matt began testing and practising his fledgling live act, composing a great portion of it in the club itself. Today Matt seeks to unify electronic musicians across Alberta in order to cultivate a stronger scene and establish the province as an international force in electronic music.
ANDREW WILLIAMS, EDMONTON
Dunmore Park, NVS, Night Vision Music
NVS / Dunmore Park, a.k.a. Andrew Williams, is a DJ, producer, record collector, promoter and musical jack-of-all-trades based in Edmonton, Alberta. Childhood roots in the United Kingdom planted seeds that would begin to grow strong amongst the fledgling Alberta DJ scene in the mid 00s. He now spends his time jumping between music production with his Dunmore Park alias and working on Night Vision Music.
Night Vision, a multi-faceted collective of musical activity, was co-founded by NVS and a group of like-minded friends to push the boundaries of Canadian electronic music to Edmonton and beyond. Night Vision promotes local and international artists, releases dance floor conscious house music, and educates new electronic producers through their school, the Night Vision Music Academy.
I'm a fan of the mountains, great friends, great music and being creative. I live and breathe photography, there is nothing more satisfying to a good moment then a perfect capture of that through an image.
Film holds a special place in my heart, providing me a lot of experimentation with any personal work I take on, I hope you enjoy my work.
Any inquiries, or even if you want to just be my friend, feel free to send me an email at Michael@benzphoto.ca.
Our Volunteer Coordinator
Vicki first got into electronic music through her early years as a record store clerk. After moving to Edmonton in 2001, it wasn't long until she discovered and was captivated by the local dance culture. She immersed herself in the scene and after her first large music festival experience, she was hooked.
Since then she has been working in the industry as a venue manager and promoter (YEGDNB, Femme Metale), producing quality events that build and strengthen the local community. Working for festivals like Astral Harvest and Shambhala, she brings her passion for music into everything she involves herself in. Although she appreciates all electronica, drum n bass is what truly makes her heart beat. Vicki also made her debut this year as an electronic vocalist, collaborating on tracks with artists across Western Canada.