Adam Johan

DJ Adam Johan

Adam is a fresh import to Los Angeles courtesy of Canada. After attending various music production programs around the world, Adam returned home to Edmonton focus on his art form and, through sheer determination, has created a life for himself creating, playing, and teaching music. He is a member of the Night Vision collective and co-founded their music production school offshoot, the Night Vision Music Academy. Nowadays, Adam spends his time balancing musical projects, DJing, and working as the head instructor of IO Music Academy in Hollywood.

In the past two years, Adam has landed tracks on Toolroom, Perfect Driver, Yoshitoshi, Seamless, and Night Vision Music. His musical resume always growing, he currently works under his own name and as half of the duos Joluca and Lustee.

Andrew Kilpatrick

Andrew Kilpatrick

Kilpatrick Audio was founded by Andrew Kilpatrick to pursue the design of unique and high quality music and audio electronics. Kilpatrick is a skilled and dedicated electronics designer with years of professional experience in both hardware electronics and software design. In addition, Kilpatrick is a classically trained vocalist and skilled multi-instrumentalist. His passion for both music and electronics design gives him unique insight in the design process which combines art and technology.

Barnaby Bennett

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Barnaby Bennett is an ethnomusicologist with an ear for the club. The recontextualization of source material through sampling is something that fascinates Barnaby & comes through in his productions, mixes and DJ sets as they are always full of nods to all the fellow crate diggers out there. With a background in ambient/experimental and classic 60s psychedelic music, Barnaby was drawn to more club based material following European tours in 2012-2014 as he found bass music was able to convey certain universal feelings that were difficult to express through verbal language. Following a 2013 tour with Sun Araw where he recieved a crash course in Footwork history & the work of DJ Rashad, Barnaby began to immerse himself in the 160bpm world of Footwork/Juke. The innovative use of sampling in this community was a natural fit - Barnaby has begun releasing a steady trickle of productions and has performed alongside the likes of DJ Earl, Sinistarr & Mel G.

http://barnabybennett.bandcamp.com

http://www.twitter.com/barnabybennett

DJ C-SIK

Dj C-SIK

DJ C-SIK (Canadian Red Bull Thre3style Champ and a 3x city DMC champ) has been steady rocking parties for a minute - known for his high energy sets and eclectic style of blending hip-hop, house, soul and future beats across the spectrum, sprinkled with his trademark cuts for good measure. C-SIK is a founder and DJ of one of Western Canada’s largest old school hip-hop and R&B parties, Rewind (running 7 years strong), consistently selling out its 1000+ capacity venue. Lastly, he’s a core member of the Calgary chapter of Skratcher - an international community of DJs who celebrate the art of Turntablism keeping his cuts sharp and DJ nerd level on 100. When C-SIK isn’t rocking parties or nerding out on the cut, you can find him at Beat Drop, Calgary’s premier music production and DJ school, helping to inspire his students to become the next top DJ’s of tomorrow.

Carissa Gem

Carissa Gem

Hailing from BC's sunny interior, this shining gem of the Okanagan has been bringing the beats to the people since before she was old enough to drive. As the boss lady behind the wheel of Geminate Productions, she's taken many a raver on many a musical journey throughout the years. Those who have attended Bushwacked Music Festival or any of her other carefully curated events will remember her for epic sunrise sets that never fail to serve up that organic bassy goodness with her signature gangster touch.

These days you can find her just east of the Rockies, sharing decks and throwing parties with noted Calgary bass crew Sub Chakra. When not behind the decks, she spends her time swapping party planning tips and lending a hand to some of the best curators of Western Canada's deep soundscape culture

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carissagem/    SC: https://soundcloud.com/carissagem.

Chris Morris

Chris Morris

Chris Morris is an audio engineer, studio technician and DIY electronics enthusiast who is passionate about crafting inspiring ideas into reality. His creative work doesn't always start on the screen or end in your hands. His tools can vary from pixels to pliers, sounds to solder, analog to digital. He simply likes to create beautiful, functional things.

At an early age, Chris was more interested in taking his toys apart than playing with them. His curiosity about what makes things tick quickly escalated to disassembling his fathers’ stereo equipment. This obsession followed him into his teenage years where he would modify guitars and amplifiers for himself and friends.

Chris was introduced to building custom FX units and other analog based audio electronics in University. What started as a personal endeavor to expand his sound palate for performance and studio based work ballooned into a small workshop churning out guitar pedals, sequencers, and other audio oddities. Chris’s work gained notoriety with local musicians and abroad resulting in commissions from high profile touring artists.

Since 2009 Chris has managed the technical operations for the Department of Music at the University of Lethbridge where he was instrumental in the technical design of their audio research facilities, recording studios, and labs.  He is responsible for providing technical training to staff, students and faculty as well as maintaining modern and vintage hardware.

Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin, Native Instruments

http://www.metapop.com

Chris heads up the MetaPop Community & Competitions Platform at Native Instruments.In the past, Chris served as the Director of Program Management at Beatport where he managed Beatport News and the Play remix competition platform. He's also been a Producer at Apple, AKQA, and Salesforce building platforms and digital assets for such Fortune 500 companies as: Audi, Google, Nike, Microsoft, among others.Chris cut his teeth in the digital industry as a Video Games Producer for Activision where he developed highly successful games like Quake, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, and Kelly Slater's Pro Surfing. When he's not working he's either playing "airplane" with his two kids, surfing, DJ'ing, drinking Kölsch (or listening to Kölsch) or open water swimming.

Christine Hunter

Christine Hunter

Christine Hunter’s contributions to the entertainment industry in Canada have not gone unrecognized.  She’s held down many pinnacle roles for some of Canada’s most prestigious music festivals, events and awards panels in the country. Her current role as the Director of Entertainment (Artist Relations, Marketing and Stages) at Shambhala Music Festival in Salmo, British Columbia has brought the festival to a world-recognized status.    

She was brought up in the music industry surrounded by professionals and world-class performers for most of her life. She’s since completed post-secondary programs

in Events and Convention Management and International Tourism and Hospitality

Management at Holland College, PEI. It’s only been upward from there.  

    

Christine’s contributions, past and present, don’t allow for much down time. She’s connected to every aspect of any show or event she touches — contracts, schedules, transportation, volunteer coordination, FOH support, venue management, production management, hospitality, stage management and marketing.  She’s also has curated panels and been a guest speaker at Canadian Music Week, served as a juror on five panels for Creative BC, the 2016 & 2013 Juno’s, 2013 & 2012 Kootenay Music Awards and the 2011 BC Music Awards.

She’s actively contracted for festivals and events throughout western Canada year-round.

Her clients include: Blueprint Events (Canada Snowbombing, Contact & FVDED in the Park), Banff’s The Gathering, Croatia's Outlook & Dimensions Festival, Pemberton Music Festival, Union Electronic, Tough Mudder, Canadian Music Week, PK Sound Bass Cannon, City of Calgary Snowblower, Kelowna’s Pop Okanagan, Breakout West Music Festival (Kelowna and Calgary), Boodang Events, Whistler Ski & Snowboard Festival, Motion Notion Arts and Music Festival, Tall Tree Music Festival, Salmon Arm Roots & Blues, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Victoria Jazz Festival, Victoria Blues Bash, Cowichan North American Indigenous Games, VANOC (Vancouver Olympics) and various film productions. Christine’s experience is primarily of large-scale event management, and she has the skills to lead the highest quality teams with successful end results.   

Christine, in essence, is the full professional entertainment industry package with a wealth of knowledge and experience spanning over a seventeen-year career. She’s young, vibrant, and rest assured this is only the start of a life long career in the industry.  

Donald Bump

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During the alcohol prohibition that was in effect from 1919 until 1933, Donald Bump and The Syrup Smugglers used to store bootleg liquor as it made its way to the United States from stills in such Kanadian locals as Bump Town of rogues, but during the Depression years, many a costal family supplemented its income by supplying a thirsty nation with the maple syrup and illegal beverages it craved.Syrup Smuggling is one of Donald's favourite pass times but he will always save time for his other Passion 4X4 Klub Beats, Breaks and Lazer Bass.Donald Bump has been working hard in the club scene since 2002, playing over 150 different clubs and special events. Donald's knowledge and passion for music alongside many hours creating his sound has NOT been unnoticed, getting international support from top Djs and Producers like Deekline, Tradelove, The Freestylers, Marten Horger and The Plump Djs . Not a new comer and more of a Kanadian club originator, he has recently been billed along side the likes of DJ Nu-Mark, Serial Killaz, Funkanomics, Wood-n-Soo, Nick Thayer, Mafia Kiss, SkiiTour, NAPT, Slynk, CMC & Silenta, Bobby C Sound TV, Longwalksortdock, JFB, DJ Icey , Peo De Pitte , Atomic Hooligan, Justin Martin, Lady Waks, Barry Ashworth of the Dub Pistols, Basement Freaks, REL 1, JPOD, Stanton Warriors and Many More.

Dunmore Park

Dunmore Park

Dunmore Park is the culmination of a life spent absorbing and collecting music.  Launched by Andrew Williams (co-founder of the Night Vision Music collective, the Night Vision Music Academy, and the Alberta Electronic Music Conference) in June of 2016, Dunmore Park's productions are nostalgic collages of sound, taking old world melodies and mingling them with newer sensibilities. He describes his sound as a mixture of house and downtempo, with songs created with both home listening and dancefloors in mind.

While the project still in its infancy, Dunmore Park’s music has already received support from across the globe. His music has been signed by a myriad of international labels such as Supremus (UK), Touch of Class (USA), Copycow (Germany/India), TTOMH (USA), Substation (CAN), and he has releases on the way on Edmonton-based Night Vision Music and Future Roots. His songs have received DJ support from artists like Maya Jane Coles, Pezzner, Horse Meat Disco, Corey Baker, Afftk, Soul Clap, KMLN, Hernan Cattaneo, Riva Starr, DJ T, ZDS, Nick Monaco, Luis Leon, Jerry Bouthier, Pillow Talk, and more.

As a performer, Dunmore Park is a skilled DJ with over a decade of experience behind him and a fondness for the eclectic. He frequently incorporates live elements into his DJ sets, either through live vocals or live electronics. Through his collaboration with video artist Owen Brierley, he also performs occasionally with customized visuals that provide a video journey to accompany his music.

Tune into his monthly podcast, The Parkcast, for regular updates.

Double D

Dj Double D

http://www.djdoubled.com/

My specialty is Hard-Core Techno, Acid, Hard Techno and various styles of Gabber. I play sets which can progress through many styles of music. This works well for me and gives me the flexibility to play for a wide variety of crowds. Occasionally, I play Classic Old School Techno sets and when I feel way too sentimental, I pull out my Old School House music (very funny stuff!). However, my usual intentional sets can range from 150 - 300 BPM, depending if the crowd can take it. I hate empty dance floors, so I don't empty them.

While organizing my own events in Calgary, most of my out of town bookings end up on the West coast of the USA and in Western Canada.

I am usually booked at events with fun people like Delta 9, Lenny Dee, Manu Le Malin, DJ Tron, Omar Santana, Rob Gee, The Speed Freak, Bazooka, Ralphie Dee, Demigod, Ron D Core, Paulina Taylor...

Dr. Dance

Dr Dance Calgary

The story of Charlene Blackburn before she became Dr Dance, is as inspiring as her music is innovative. Once upon a time at burning man there was a young woman named Charlene, nicknamed Char Star. She was an inspiring DJ that was doing more listening than creating. With a purpose and plan to learn through experience, Char wrote a list of all the artists who she wanted to see that week. With that focus, she went out on the playa everyday with friends to accomplish a goal with the list in hand. This list was the enticing force behind what would soon become the sensation now known as Dr Dance. Her determination was noticed by others seeking to experience great music as well. People loved her prodigious taste and she gained a following. Word of mouth spread so fast, people were interested in her prescription. When they needed a music fix of any genre, they went to Char. Thus Dr. Dance was coined and Char was no more. Dr Dance resides in her home city of Calgary and has continued to express this mantra. She constantly continues to gain loyal fans who come to hear what she's learned. When The Hifi Club hosts top notch acts, they ask Dr Dance to stretch them out beforehand. She has a monthly residency if you're ever looking for a cure. She is intuitive, assiduous, she is a talent to experience. She is Dr Dance. Make an appointment.

Doug Kuss

Doug Kuss is a professional musician/composer/lyricist with over 45 years of performing experience. Originally from Saskatoon, SK, he moved to Calgary in the late 70’s to pursue a career as a travelling rock drummer and vocalist with ‘The Tickets’, an original band that he lead. During that time the band toured extensively from Vancouver Island to Toronto and he received various awards for songwriting along with his writing partner and band mate, Rick Saretsky. Currently he is performing locally with his group ‘The Daylights’, a Top 40/Classic Rock band and recording with his original project ‘Bwana and the Wannas’. He is a member of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM), the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) and the Musicians’ Rights Organization Canada (MROC). He has served for almost 30 years on the Calgary Musicians Association Executive Board (CMA); 10 years as Vice-President and the last 18 as Secretary Treasurer. He is also the Vice-President of the Canadian Conference of Musicians; a body that represents the interests of AFM Locals in Canada.

Dirty Leroy Brown

Dirty Leroy Brown

Been in the dj game for years and finally deciding to pursue his passion and show the people what he has been up to all this time! Scoring gigs at some of calgary's best venues he is showing no signs of slowing down. If you catch one of his sets you can expect to hear all things bass including breaks, ghetto funk, dnb, trap and a lot more. Keep an eye out for up coming gigs!

Elle McAndrews

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http://coremusictherapy.com/new-page/

Elle McAndrews MTA, MT-BC

Elle is a native Calgarian who studied classical piano during her undergraduate studies and went on to pursue her Music Therapy degree at Capilano University in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Her studies included counselling, improvisation, music theory, analytical music therapy, psychology, and medical music therapy. Elle has completed her level II training in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music and has experience facilitating groups in the method. Elle is an accredited music therapist (MTA) in Canada, and a board certified music therapist (MT-BC) in the United States.

Elle is a member of the Music Therapy Association of Alberta, and the Canadian Association of Music Therapy. She has been the Alberta Representative for the Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund since 2014, and recently became the Calgary representative for Music Heals, a non-profit organization that raises money for Music Therapy Programs in BC, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. 

Elle has experience working with children who demonstrate early signs of autism and developmental delay, special needs children in the Calgary public, private and catholic school systems, youth at risk, adults with brain injury, mental illness including depression and anxiety, and geriatric populations who are living with dementia, Alzheimer’s, parkinson and other aged-related illnesses. 

To inquire about sessions with Elle click here

Esette

Isis Graham Esette

www.esettemusic.com

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, and Pezzner.

As a DJ she’s been invited to play notable festivals like Bass Coast, WMC, Decibel, and ADE.

These accolades, combined with her work as co-owner of Calgary-based Substation Recordings, have made Esette a name synonymous with cultural growth, a force constantly driving artists around her to push forward.

Graham first began throwing raves in 1997, witnessing the height of Calgary’s renegade party scene with events that drew as many as 1600 people. 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, appearing at now-legendary spots like the Embassy, Cherry Lounge, Manhattans, and the Night Gallery.

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 through podcasts and hosting events. Together with the other members, Graham showed her ability to incite critical change by giving numerous women DJs a platform to be heard.

Over the ten years that followed Graham continued to develop her catalogue as a producer with a string of releases on Tycho Records, collaborations with Vancouver’s Neighbour, and her 2012 album In The Garden.

Then in late 2013 Graham became a co-owner of the newly relaunched Substation Recordings, a label dedicated to showcasing the avant-garde of western Canadian house and techno. Since forming the label, four of her releases have charted internationally, with 2015’s You single reaching 35 on Beatport’s September top 100 Electronica chart.

To see Esette is to witness a catalyst, one of the forces behind Calgary being named by Beatport as one of the cities to rule dance music. Her journey thus far has been propelled by her ability to maintain a uniqueness in her music while harkening back to some of dance music’s most classic sounds.

When it comes to house music, Esette is what innovation looks like.

Emily Ophus

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Emily Ophus is the Community Programs Manager at the Calgary Sexual Health Centre. The Calgary Sexual Health Centre aims to normalize sexual health in Alberta by providing evidence-informed, non-judgmental sexual and reproductive health programs and services. Emily Ophus has worked with SASS to provide safer space training to many nightlife venues across Calgary. Calgary, AB.