(Monkeytown, Ostgut Ton, 50 Weapons, Equalized)
Over the years, many artists have been tagged as shape-shifters, but few have taken it as far as Rene Pawlowitz. Known primarily as Shed, the German producer has been blurring the lines between techno, house, and dubby exploration for over a decade.A fixture in Berlin’s Hard Wax universe, the German producer is quick with the anonymous white label action on his own outfits like Wax, Equalized or the more designed but still disguised Power House label that feature breakbeat rave, gutter house and rocket techno. As much as these releases are surprising and capturing, it’s his oldest and most popular pseudonym Shed that is the root of his sound. Whether on his own imprint Soloaction, on Berghain’s Ostgut Ton or more recently on Modeselektor’s 50Weapons, Shed unifies the scientific approach that is part of Berlin’s techno history with the British hardcore continuum and an eccentric unique edge that is personally his. Whoever says that techno has reached the end of its days, has never heard of Shed.
Subversive is proud to present Shed live in a rare North American performance.
Traxx does not define himself as a DJ or a Producer
but an artist of sound.
A man who blurs the lines between genres
Letting himself be taken by rhythms and melodies.
Ranging from avant –garde eclectic sounds to unending old school tracks.
This is the spirit behind Nation: the platform he created in 2007 to gather creators (JTC, D’Marc Cantu,Beau Wanzer,Nancy Fortune,Naughty Wood…) who, like him, push the “jakbeat” sound to places where anything is possible
With a passion so intense that it overcomes genre divides
To weave an altogether original, exciting, and multi-textured musical fabric
Enveloping both the avid clubber and the home listener, as well as everyone in between.
“Painters paint their pictures on canvas,
musicians paint their pictures on silence”
Traxx (Nation,Light Sounds Dark,LIES,MOS,Sequencias)
252 East 1st Avenue
$20 in advance / more ($25) at the door
Tickets will soon be available on-line at: www.weareleisure.com
And in stores (soon) at the following locations:
- Beatstreet on Hastings
- Puff on Main St.
- Puff on Commercial (@ William St)
- Puff on Granville (behind Cherry Bombs)
- Puff on 4th
If you want to hear what the future, and past, of house and techno sounds like, you’d do worse than to check out a set by Carlos Souffront. There’s a certain paradoxical nature to the genres’ futurism – which is why he’s committed to bringing out the psychedelia and funk of classic records in a new way. Now based in San Francisco, where he’s known for various DJ residencies as well as for co-hosting Crush Collision, Souffront is much loved in his native Detroit, a city where you really have to pay your dues to gain a rep as a DJ’s DJ. Sometimes referred to as the librarian of techno… his collection of rare early Detroit techno and acid is renown. Wear your dancing shoes!
Rennie Foster has been a well respected producer and DJ in the Canadian music community since he was just a teenager. Recently returning from Tokyo’s techno oriented club scene, where he’s resided since 2004, Rennie has played venues all over North America, Europe and Asia holding his own alongside a diverse range of top players from Frankie Knuckles to Daniel Bell to Grandmaster Flash to name but a few. Rennie’s keen ear for authentic and original music and his remarkable skills on the decks… teases out every bit of amazing in the grooves. Expect to Dance!
Caleb Fox plays dope music. His ear for exquisite tracks of rare beauty (and for superior sound systems!) are a highlight of the Vancouver underground. Subversive is honoured to have him as such a key member of our crew! His passion defines the quality of our events. This is the very best of the good stuff! We know your dancing feet will agree.
If you were lucky enough to catch Austin Phillips recent set opening for Cio D’Or then you KNOW why we love this man. Austin has an incredible collection of exquisite vinyl which he puts to good use as he conjures up audible emotion that thrills and moves you. An Austin Phillips set is one incredible journey.
Cio D´Or moves. Filtering to track down deep and authentic musical developments amongst the mass of records without forgetting the gems of the past. Her dj sets arise from an idea, which she develops and threads through her set. Emotional, extravagant and charismatic. Cio´s style is more techno than house, ranges from maximal to minimal. It has depth and is filled with bass, is often surprising and propelling, though still clear. Music, in the form of dance and rhythmic instruments, moved Cio D´Or right from the start. Her first steps onto the stage were at 17, playing congas in a 7-person jazz band. Her staged dance choreographies were inspired by the likes of Brian Eno and David Byrne. Her life began to revolve around the exploration of music. Her love for sound intensified and since then no day has passed without music. Tobi Neumann heard Cio D´Or in a bar in Munich and booked her straight away for “Flokati”. Gigs at diverse parties and clubs followed. As support dj for Richard Bartz and his “Kurbel” tour, Cio D´Or joined the professional league, after which her residency in the legendary Munich club “Ultraschall” began. She started to run her own night “Nachtwind” in “Woandersclub” and “Harry Klein”. From this time, Cio established herself consistently on national and international floors with her emotive, almost magical sets. She doesn´t play music, she lives it.
Local support from the brilliant minds, skilled hands and exquisite record collections of: Austin Phillips (Subversive) Midnight Vulture (MV1)
Open Studios 252 East 1st Avenue
Tickets at: – WeareLeisure.com – Beatstreet on Hastings – Puff on Main St. – Puff on Commercial (@ William St) – Puff on Granville (behind Cherry Bombs) – Puff on 4th
Ramon Lisandro Quezada – aka DJ Qu – has always embraced the spirit of early house. Raw, deep, dark even… but always with soul. DJ/Producer -Qu is out to preserve this connectedness of sound with the human spirit. His productions and record label “Strength Music Recordings” have showcased this vision. Qu personally describes his style of playing as “A dancer’s energy and mood presentation”
While DJ Qu is sometimes regarded as a “New York City” institution, his touring schedule is a global one including among others, such prominent clubs such as the Rex in Paris, Fabric in London and Tape Club in Berlin.
We KNOW you will feel this music, and that you will dance! and remember it for a long time after.
“Our music is everything. Our music has no true definition other than its ability to bring us together, to unify such diverse people into one true vibe and one global meaning… This movement is often a catalyst to people becoming enriched with a wide array of expression and freedom. By going out and celebrating our lives through dance and social interaction, we break the shackles and the oppression of our governments and cleanse ourselves of the corrupt messages that are constantly trying to brainwash each and every one of us… Be true, be unified and stand up against the powers that be. Our parties are renegade, our world is mystical…”
- TJ Hooker
SATURDAY APRIL 27, 2013 1320 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
We at Subversive will try anything once, twice if we like it, and three times just to make sure. Each and every time we have heard him play he has simply blown us away! and so on April 27th we are honoured to have, once again, the amazing skills DVS1 in the house.
Zak aka DVS1(devious one), is one of the most prominent figures in the Midwest/US dance music landscape today. DVS1 moves dancefloors with a combination of deep musical knowledge, unparalleled enthusiasm, and a vinyl collection of well over 10,000 records. Zak’s deep roots and his bold and uncompromising nature have won him great respect as a passionate and outspoken defender and promoter of quality music! DVS1 can be heard in the world’s greatest temples and festivals of underground music…Berghain, Fabric, DEMF to name but a few… if you’re lucky, he can also be found far off the beaten path. Be lucky! Join us for the amazing energy, the deep and complex rhythms of DVS1 at 1320 East Hastings. A portion of the net proceeds of this event will be donated to Directions Youth Services
All right kids, here ya go! Finally a new mix for your listening pleasure. This time we give you ROLANDO recorded live in the depths of W2. Shout outs to Rolando for allowing us to post and to Peter Von Dobrik for recording. What an awesome night it was! Audios for now…
It was great to ring in the new year with the Subversive family, especially with Daniel, because it was his birthday! The party vibes and music were top notch all evening thanks to our amazing crowd, soundman Shamanoid from Soma Sound (http://www.somasounds.com/), amazing VISUAL artist Sebnim, mad professor Miles behind the LAZERS and last but not least the DJS: Miss Myte, Austin Phillips, Tyler Stadius and Dan Bull!
Now we wait, untill Feb 15th when our ears will be soothed by Mr. Peter Van Hoesen. Mmm techno dreams till then….
Feburary 11th 2012: Peter Van Hoesen came to Vancouver
February 15th 2013: Peter Van Hoesen returns !
We were so blown away and had so much fun last year that we had to do this again!
Subversive is very proud to welcome Peter Van Hoesen back to Vancouver.
When it comes down to combining the best of many musical worlds, Peter Van Hoesen can say he’s been doing it for a while now. Deeply rooted in the Brussels electronic music scene as DJ and producer since 1993, he’s considered by many as a man with multiple musical talents: from straight-up dance floor jackin’ techno to advanced abstract electronica. Now based in Berlin, where he regularly plays Berghain, Peter is active as a DJ, producer, sound designer and composer for contemporary dance and theatre. His music has been released on his own labels Time to Express and Foton, as well as through Ostgut Ton, Exone, Komisch, Lan Muzic, Curle, Meakusma, and Morse.