Here is it folks, The Summer Social!!
This is the next event as part of our Footwork Social Series and also our one year anniversary (in-person events). With it being our first year anniversary, we wanted to do something special for everyone so we’ve teamed up with the fine folks of Lampchanted Forest to bring you two main stages of music.
The Summer Social continues the Footwork series of events with a portion of the proceeds going towards art grants for future events as well as serving as a fundraiser for the Lampchanted Forest group to allow them to bring an even better experience to Otherworld next year.
If you attended Otherworld or Lampress, you know the level of production this team brings to the table! We are beyond stoked to be working side by side for this one and we can't wait to see what they bring to the table.
These two stages will keep you bumping from 12:00 PM until sunrise alongside vendors, artists, and other surprises in store.
This event runs from Saturday morning until Sunday afternoon. Overnight camping at Laketown Ranch is included with all tickets and we encourage early arrival to take full advantage of the weekend. Gates open at 10am and music kicks off at noon.
Volunteer sign-up: [email protected]
Gates are open for arrival from 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM Saturday.
If you plan to arrive after 9:00 PM, you must confirm alternate arrangements via email, at [email protected], in advance. Sunday is a relaxing, hang out, and pack out day! Plan to hang out and catch up with your friends and take your time on your way home. Final out time will be 3pm on Sunday
Date: August 27th 10:00AM - August 28th 3:00PM
Location: Laketown Ranch, Lake Cowichan BC
Early Bird Pricing (first 100 tickets): $90
Tier 2 Pricing: $120
Overnight camping is included and we encourage people to come early to claim space, especially if you want to camp as a group. Camping is vehicle friendly (we’re using part of the Otherworld space, for those familiar with the area)
This event takes place on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish and Island Hul'qumi'num Speaking peoples. If you are unfamiliar with the land and people, we encourage you to learn more about the territory and the tribes that have been stewards of the land since time immemorial. If you haven’t already, we encourage all non-Coast Salish attendees of this event to consider how they can visit this land in a good way.
You can learn more about the First Nations in the area here: https://www.ecdevcowichan.com/.../first-nations-communities/
We have two stages of music featuring a variety of talented artists. The Footwork stage features house and techno while the Lampchanted stage focuses on funk, breaks, DNB. and bass music. Headliners include Jon Delerious, Essette, Saturna, and Akela. We are also working on setting up a downtempo/Art/Chill stage;)
Sound is provided by the custom system featured at Otherworld at the Ironic Spin stage as well as the MindGarden’s Void system.
Jon Delerious (Nordic Trax)
Jon Delerious has been a staple in the Canadian House music scene since the mid 90’s.
His music ranges from the smoked out dubby house, deep house, downtempo and always has a signature organic vibe. Jon’s music appeals to a diverse and varied audience
and has been name checked from such artists as Gilles Peterson through to Laurent Garnier.
Some highlight releases include 5 Eps on Nordic Trax as well as the
critically-acclaimed artist album ‘No Warning’ (2004). Jon also has releases on Large Music, Lost My Dog, UM Recordings, Soulstar, Substation Recordings and more.
Jon has performed with some of the industry’s finest - including ‘Little” Louie Vega, Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Kevin Saunderson, Mark Farina, Kaskade among many others. Jon Delerious continues to refine his skills as one of Canada's leading electronic musical innovators.
Esette (Nordic Trax)
Notoriously resilient and innovative, Esette's unyielding work ethic, paired with over twenty years of music industry experience have made her a household name in Western Canada.
As one of the guiding forces of cultural phenomena such as The Alberta Electronic Music Conference, Girls on Decks, Substation Recordings, Versions Patio Parties, Esette (aka Isis Graham) is equally comfortable behind the decks or behind the scenes.
Graham first began throwing raves in 1998, witnessing the height of Calgary's renegade party scene with events that drew as many as 1600 people. In 1999 she began DJing, and after local
bylaws brought about the end of raves the following year, she brought her sounds to some of the most notable Western Canadian venues of the last two decades, appearing at legendary spots like the Embassy, Cherry Lounge, Habitat Living Sound, 9910, The Hifi Club, Open Studios, Beaumont Studios, Gorg-O-Mish, Bloom, and the Night Gallery. She's been invited to play notable festivals like Bass Coast, WMC, Decibel, Think! Festival, Shambhala, and Amsterdam Dance Event.
In 2003 Graham was invited to become a founding member of Girls On Decks, a group dedicated to increasing the visibility of female & non binary DJs in dance music. Together with the other members, Graham showed her ability to incite critical change by giving numerous women DJs a platform to develop, an initiative that still remains today.
Since 2007, Graham has developed her catalog as a producer with a string of releases on Supremus Music, O*rs, Substation Recordings, RF and Nordic Trax and more. Her 30-plus releases have received support from artists like Maceo Plex, Fred Everything, Giom, Luke McKeehan, Animal Trainer, Vanilla Ace, Seth Troxler, Jamie Jones, DJ Heather, DOZA, and Pezzner.
Saturna (Wildlife Division)
Hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia, ethereal beatsmith Saturna has an artistic voice unlike any other. Saturna is a sonic story-teller who weaves layers of deeply emotive melodies and organic rhythms with cinematic flair.
A lifelong musician, Saturna is dedicated to stitching together narrative threads into a tapestry of distorted synths, warm throbbing basslines and lush percussive elements.
As a founder of Wildlife Division, Saturna is leading a collective of daring artists focused on pushing the boundaries through sound experimentation and live curation
Akela's sound can be described as "Fast Soul Music with Teeth". Primarily known for his take on soulful, evocative Drum’n’Bass, Akela’s sound envelops the listener with a warm blanket of subsonic affection and intuitive funkiness. Shaping his sets to complement the environment in which they’re played, Akela draws from his two decades of DJ experience in dance music, and his influences ranging from the early days of House right up to the spankiest new DnB show exactly that. Not limited specifically to DnB, Akela regularly performs Deep House, Dub Techno, and Lounge Music sets to round out his electronic repertoire. He creates upbeat moods, compelling short stories, and satisfied grins with his careful attention to minute sonic details, commanding the listener’s attention and unconscious wiggling of the pants area.
His contributions to the bass music scene have included leads and collaborations with Dub Selekta, Future Soul, Hydration Mix Series, Suave Assassins, Digital Motion, and Shah DJs. Akela has performed alongside some of the world’s top talent, including the likes of Andy C, Noisia, dBridge, LSB & DRS, Danny Byrd, Aries, Marcus Visionary, Spectrasoul, Technimatic, and Dieselboy among many others. He’s also performed at numerous festivals including Wicked Woods, Tall Tree, Rifflandia, Soundwave and Shambhala.
FULL ARTIST LIST BY STAGE
(House & Techno)
Daniel James https://www.mixcloud.com/danieljames-rhythmicdevices
Jon Delerious https://soundcloud.com/jondelerious
Mark Williams https://www.mixcloud.com/justbeatsinc
Anchor Hill https://soundcloud.com/anchor-hill
Nokturnal Funk https://soundcloud.com/nokturnalfunk
-Clothes / costumes for the unpredictable West Coast weather including warm and waterproof layers
-Enough food and water to sustain you for two days
-ID and cash for the bar
-Cash for vendors
DO NOT BRING
- Your own booze (because of our liquor license)
LEAVE NO TRACE
This is a Leave No Trace event, meaning:
-Bring empty garbage bags with your camping gear
-No throwing cigarette butts
-Bring a case for your cigarette butts or roaches
-When you pack up your campsite at the end of the event, do a ground sweep for moop (matter out of place) and pick up any and all moop you find
-Pick up other people’s garbage you see on the ground
Every human is equal and the bodily autonomy, physical, and emotional wellbeing of every participant matters. All interactions should involve consent - from sitting close, to hugs, to sexy times. Make sure you get an enthusiastic “yes” and respect all “no’s” - verbal or otherwise! Please practice communicating your yeses and no’s!
- A stacked lineup of music with two stages
- Harm reduction & Security
- On-site drug testing by Vancouver Island Drug Checking Project (substance.uvic.ca)
- A cash bar
Please let us know if you have any special considerations or how we can ensure this event is accessible to you. If you require an attendant, please email [email protected] to get a discount code for a free ticket for your attendant.
We love to support our communities, and as such we are not charging vendors for space/placement. if you are interested in being a vendor at our event please reach out to us at [email protected]
On Saturday May 21st Footwork Entertainment is proud to host Social Grooves, an outdoor dance party running noon until 1am, featuring international house legends DJ Dan and Colette, as well as a host of local legends. We will have food trucks and a bar noon till close at beautiful Heritage Acres, Saanich B.C., 20 minutes from downtown Victoria and 10 minutes from Swartz Bay ferry terminal.
Early Bird $60
Advance Tickets $70
General Admission(gate) $80
DJ DAN (In Stereo, Stereo Damage)
Innovator, tastemaker and a true legend. His sound combines the spirit of 70s Disco and Funk with driving House and Techno. With his label, In Stereo Recordings, Dan continues to push boundaries and influence the future of dance music as well as inspire countless DJs and producers. DJ Dan has just released his 6th album titled 'FULL CIRCLE' out now on the In Stereo Recordings imprint!
Dan has remixed for other world renowned talent including Depeche Mode, New Order, Lady Gaga, Duck Sauce, Black Eyed Peas, Janet Jackson, A Tribe Called Quest, Carl Cox, Trent Cantrelle and Fort Knox Five. He's released several "Top 10 House” tracks on labels such as Toolroom, In Stereo, Pacha, Ultra, Guesthouse and is one of the highest selling artists on Beatport.
As the dance music world continues to evolve, DJ Dan remains one of its strongest voices and most powerful influencers.
COLETTE (CANDY TALK)
DJ, producer, vocalist – Colette has grown from an integral part of the Chicago underground into a breakout musical triple-threat. She was voted one of the best DJ’s in Los Angeles by LA Times and her love and devotion to the authentic house sound of hometown Chicago can be heard in every set. Generations of diehard fans never fail to appreciate it.
JAMES TEEJ (Sleeping Language)
LYSSA (Natural Rhythm)
We will have food vendors on site, cash bar and a full medical team for harm reduction!
Food Vendors will be named shortly and set times for DJ's will follow as well!
All set times in PST
3 BillEh Ross
4 Jon Delerious
630 Daruis Kramer
730 Daniel James
830 J Feud
930 Mark Williams
1130 Jay Tripwire
We are back at it again with Vol. 5 Drum and Bass Edition.
4pm Daniel James
5pm Will Tell
6pm Brother Shane
7pm DJ Slide
Saturday Evening Social Vol. 4 W/ Special guest Esette!
Saturday May 1st we have an excellent line up of some of Western Canada's best djs's.
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