For the last 7 years I've been a core member of Soundproof, a Vancouver based DJ collective that's been throwing high quality, underground, all-night events for the last 14 years. Our events are known for being intentionally small and intimate, are advertised primarily through word of mouth and deliver a range of music that can be best described as 'hard but friendly.' Our audience is a bit older than your typical club crowd, primarily comprised of people in their late 20s to mid 30s. For us, a successful event isn't just one where you've danced for the entire evening, but one where you leave realizing you were on a first-name basis with everyone that surrounded you.
For a bit over 4 years I happily cut my teeth as a self-professed book-end at Soundproof parties, one of the DJs responsible for an event's musical beginnings or endings. For the last 3 years, I've been lucky to have become one of the mainstays for peak time music at our events. If you'd like to hear examples from each side of the proverbial coin, please take a look at some of the mixes under my 'music' section here on Area709. While my "Archives" and "Departures" mixes are good representations of my melodic tendencies, recordings from the "Audity" and "Trancemission 14" parties highlight my recent preferences for more extroverted, slightly dark techno.