Global gypsy beats. Broken beats n nu jazz. Spacey cosmic disco. Crunked up glitch hop. Dubsteppin digi-dancehall. Synthed-out indie dance. Two turntables and a laptop?
Re-defining genres and fusing sounds, the DJs and producers in this years Directions in Sound are musical pioneers, opening minds nightly, while always killing it on the dancefloor. Join us as our all-star artists take us on a trip through the future-forward music blowing up the underground the world over. Special treats include a fashion show hosted by Azalea and Elevation Salon, and visual goodies by Contact. Dancing shoes required!
Sponsored by Toyota and in collaboration with Massive Selector, Popscene, Surya Dub, Azalea, Elevation Salon, iMeem, KMEL, and Fabric8.
NO LUCK CLUB (Vancouver, Expansion Team) www.noluckclub.com
Take two brothers, one a laptop guru, the other a turntablist wiz, add in a DMC champ, and youve got a Shadow meets Shortkut brew combining electronic hip hop, jazz-funk, scratching, tall tales and humour.
MANEESH THE TWISTER w. MC DADDY FRANK (Surya Dub) www.myspace.com/maneeshthetwister
Named the Guardians best DJ of 2007, this Dhamaal co-founder unites global dub communities with his bass-driven blends of dubstep, dancehall, bhangra, and more.
PROOF (Massive Selector) www.massiveselector.com
From classic funk to broken beat, 80s r&b to house, nu jazz to hip hop, as long as its got soul, the Massive Selector head honcho rocks it.
NAKO (Popscene) www.popscene-sf.com
Week in and week out, the Queen of Popscene delivers only the choicest indie cuts for SFs dancing pleasure, spanning brit pop, new wave, electro rock, and much more.
ANA SIA (3WS) www.myspace.com/ana_sia
Sure to get the dancefloor crunked and connected with her unique brand of glitched out, sexed up, low freq, bassy & beautiful global slut psy-hop.
AMAR (Electric Vardo, Surya Dub) www.solunamar.com
Bringing worlds together with his global gypsy beats, this mixmaster will take you on a seamless journey around the world, from Asia to Africa to Europe and beyond.
ROBOT HUSTLE (Honey Sound System) www.robothustle.com
Representing SFs only queer DJ crew, Robot Hustle merges the past with the present, spanning underground disco, old school electro, and contemporary electronica.
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Added by dbraller on March 5, 2008