A bit over a week from now – on February 12th – Dub Creature Soundsystem (DCS) is having its launch in Vancouver.
Originally, DCS was the invention of John (Knautic) and Lisa (Elle Stary) and the name they used for themselves when performing as a pair. John floated the idea of starting a crew sometime back in November, a bit before he released his second Knautic EP with East Van Digital. Musically, I have enough common ground with John and Lisa to comfortably belong under the same umbrella; but, there are also just enough divergences to make things interesting. At various points over the last 8 years, I’ve had somewhat of a similar relationship with a lot of my peers in the Soundproof crew.
We’ll be playing at the Backstage Lounge from 10pm to 2am, Friday, February 12th. Our special guest this time around will be Andrew (Erski / Eradik) from the SHAH DJs. Front and center on Erski’s Soundcloud page you’ll find his set from BassCoast’s Pirate Radio stage this past summer. This was easily one of my highlights for whole festival, and when he posted the recording, I was surprised how many of his own productions graced the track list… these tracks blew me away on a big system. We’re super lucky to be having this guy behind the deck for our inaugural launch; thanks, Andrew!!!
Tonight (Thursday), I’m playing the first hour of Kuma and MotoMasa’s “Art of Beatz” radio show in Vancouver, at the stroke of midnight: http://www.artofbeatz.org/site/index.php/aobsite
Truth be told, while I’m the least dubby of the DCS crew, you’ll hear some hints of what I’ll be playing the following week. Kuma and MotoMasa have a pair of turntables I’ll be firing up for the show, and hopefully you can tune in!