Bass Coast Project and SiGNAL present three of their favourite 4:4 artists from this summer's Bass Coast Festival, at the Lotus Sound Lounge in Vancouver. The night is sure to heat up with Woodhead, Mavens, and Kenzie Clarke from Bitchin' - rockin the floor.
Art installations by Davin Peterson, Liz Thomson, and Andrea Oakden.
Bass Coast Project is based out of Squamish BC, and presents an annual 4-day electronic music and art festival on the beautiful white sand beaches of the Squamish Valley. The festival combines cutting edge live and electronic music with installation artists, performances, music video contest, workshops, camping, and mudwrestliing! One hour from Vancouver, the fest has doubled in size each year and is now a destination on the North American festival circuit. Homegrown Fun! These ladies know how to have a good time.
★ ★ Bitchin' (Kenzie Clarke) ★ ★
http://www.myspace.com/bit chinladies & http://www.facebook.com/pa ges/Bitchin-Beats/12578844 4120976
Bitchin’ is Kenzie Clarke and Mama Miche: best friends since ‘04, licensed unicorn trainers, accomplished wearers of wild outfits, and the reigning Queens of Beats n’ Bass in North America. Since their fateful meeting at a Valentine’s Day party—Miche in a mullet and silk pajamas, Kenzie as the sorceress—the two have been relentless in their quest for global dance floor domination. The Bitchin’ strategy is simple: dropping an endless onslaught of fun and funky bass-bombs on party people’s heads. Whenever a female DJ act comes up, people waste their time talking about them being girls and not boys. Bitchin’ proves that topic irrelevant. Bitchin’ is rugged beats and raw dog bass. That Kenzie and Miche happen to be women matters not. Not only can Bitchin’ hang. They can—and will—destroy. The Bitchin’ sound, developed over five years of playing together, is singular and eclectic, leaving no dance genres alone. House, techno, electro, disco, 80s funk, booty breaks, whatever. If it’s a bomb, it will be dropped. Like any successful partnership, Bitchin’ works because each half brings their own toolkit to the table. Kenzie, who holds down the weekly NYPD (Not Your Parents’ Disco) residency at Lucky Bar in Victoria, is the music fiend. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of dance music and a keen ear for fresh sounds. For her part, Mama Miche has over ten years experience in promotions and artist and tour management—first with Mother’s Cupboard, now with Stirling Agency, repping acts like Smalltown DJs, Wax Romeo and Mat the Alien—has organized and managed tours for Top Billin’, Deekline, Nick Thayer, Jubilee, Cobra Krames and Sammy Bananas. From her home base in Calgary, Miche brings business savvy and a deep understanding of what it takes to fill a room with enthusiastic party-goers. While they both had burgeoning DJ careers before they hooked up, the two-woman Bitchin’ formation has vaulted them to new heights. In spite of operating from different postal codes, the pair has landed gigs around the world, alongside major electronic acts like Classixx, LA Riots, Steve Aoki, Stanton Warriors, Krafty Kuts, Fort Knox 5, Malente, Bassnectar and Glitch Mob. Together Kenzie and Miche have filled dancefloors all over Canada, UK, Spain, Miami and Hawaii. They are also permanent fixtures on Canada’s lively outdoor rave scene, playing for huge crowds at premiere electronic music festivals like Soundwave and Shambhala. Needless to say, they’re loving every minute of it. Miche sums it up, “I just want to —rock out and play great music with my best friend—really, could it get any better?" No, it could not.
★ ★ Mavens (Bass Coast Project) ★ ★
Mavens are the newly formed duo of Just Sheila and The Librarian hailing from Squamish BC. Just Sheila has rocked crowds at the Pemberton Festival, Bass Coast Project, Shambhala and hundreds of steamy booty shakin' events across NA. Her mega-fun big bouncy beats stand alone at any party and leave the crowd hungry for more. Sheila has joined forces with The Librarian who is one of the 3 ladies of Bass Coast Festival held in the Squamish Valley every July. Her bass driven sounds cross genres and her productions are deep, dirty, and fun. Together the ladies combine their individual styles and step beyond to create diverse sets that can include hiphop to house, electro to funky and anything in between.
★ ★ Woodhead (SiGNAL resident) ★ ★