Bad Eyes Gallery & Surkeus Records present | MASSIVE : An Electronic Dance Music Affair.
Come dance the night away in Annapolis Valley's most iconic ballroom and feel those MASSIVE vibes. We're back, and bringing you bigger sound, bigger lights, and MASSIVE good vibes in the ballroom at Maritime Express Cider Co. in Kentville, Nova Scotia (325 Main St.).
8:00 - 9:00 | DJ nexus6ix | Funky House / All Vinyl Set
Dj Nexus6ix started spinning in 1992 after being inspired by two reggae djs who lived in his building. Soon after, he was spinning parties at SMU and Dal in Halifax, and playing on Dal radio CKDU . His first forays into underground parties were in 1997 forming a crew with AOM Productions and filling the gap for harder sounds in the Halifax rave scene playing alongside djs SOS, Paladin and Hugh Sharp. Soon after this Nexus6ix joined another crew (Slipdisc) and started playing deeper sounds and more housey doings during this time he played along side The Stickmen, Terrence parker , Christopher Lawrence, Peter Grove aka Sunkissed and Hesohi from Dubtribe. Rolling into the 2000s, Nexus6ix had many club residencies in Halifax, Saint John and Ontario, and playing many underground events playing alongside such jocks as Heavy Grinder, Marco g ,Carl Lekebusch, DJ Preach, Hatiras, Freestylers , Roy Davis Jr and John Aquaviva. Nexus6ix's record collection includes techno, house, tech house, disco and 80s club jams. Spinning mostly house sounds on vinyl new York style Nexus6ix is coming out of an 8 year hiatus to funk up the dancefloor and give the crowd a glimpse at how it was done on wax. Nexus6ix is here to answer the house call!
9:00 - 10:00 | Aviatrix | Tech / Prog
After a recent decade long break since taking up djing in the early 2000's, Aviatrix is back to bring you an intuitive ear for new, fresh, cutting-edge progressive sounds that span the genres of breaks, electro, house, techno and trance. Never one to shy away from incorporating a blend of both organic and synthetic elements, her sets are a true fusion of forward thinking, quality underground music. With tracks that have an affinity towards unrelenting growling basslines, dark and melancholic harmonies, and a predominance of staccatoesque percussive elements, they're hypnotic and seductive. Driving a desire to dance is always at the forefront for Aviatrix when considering what to play.
A known regular on the local party circuit of Canada's East Coast, Aviatrix is also the company head and driving force behind AMP: Atlantic Melodic & Progressive, both simultaneously a music label and event promotion company, and has had previous guest slots on the influential Chronicles Commends series on DI. FM, and Moments show on Frisky Radio (Russia). A natural gift for curating and programming mixes has also lead to bookings with most of the major local electronic music festivals including Evolve, Classics, Future Forest, and Electric Pines, which you can hear on Soundcloud, as well as her own monthly mix AIM, available the last Wednesday of each month.
10:00 - 11:00 | DJ Mystic Nic | House / Dubstep
DJ Mystic Nic is an electronic music producer and performer from Halifax NS. Nic has performed on festival and club stages from Halifax to Vancouver, Ibiza Spain, Miami Florida, Isla Mujeres Mexico. Nic’s work has passed through many iterations and they are currently working with an ecstatic dance collective called Trancen-Dance, producing and curating spiritual healing experiences using the power of sound and intention.
11:00-12:00 | Tony Haze | Electro / Techno
If you haven't heard of Tony Haze aka ZOO, you have definitely felt his influence. Founding the now infamous Massive Productions in 1996, his team organized many firsts at the time, bringing legendary events with top headliners to the Atlantic Canada region. Influenced by Pirate radio stations and mix tapes from the UK and MID WEST led Haze into a 3 year residency in the mid 90's at DAL's CKDU as a radio host, showcasing underground house and Detroit style techno. His radio experience transformed into djing at various raves and loft parties, developing a taste for prog house/trance. Later on he became known for his eclectic style: combining electro, house and techno that shook many sweaty dancefloors of the day. Haze also held many long term club residencies at The Attic, Tribeca, Reflections, Mozaic and Bitter End.
Over the past 28 years of djing, he has opened for an impressive and diverse list of world class talent such as Tiesto, Chromeo, Thugli, Derrick Carter, DJ Dan, Bad Boy Bill, Tiga, Chris Liebing, Christian Smith, Richie Hawtin, John Acquaviva, Greenskeepers, Miss Honey Dijon, Juan Atkins, Misstress Barbara and many more.
His love of classic house and techno fuels his playlists. He is excited to be part of this event.
This is a licensed event. 19+ | I.D. required
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