Victoria BC Ska Society and UVIC Ska/Reggae Club is proud to present Soul Shakedown 2014 featuring The Ponderosas, Buckman Coe and The New Souls. The Ponderosas will be giving us some sneak peaks from their upcoming album that will be released just before Christmas of this year. Buckman Coe also has a brand new album that is set for release in October 2014 called "Precession" The band will be playing songs off it at the show. Precession was produced by Adham Shaikh and features some heavy hitters in the Vancouver music scene including Michael Fraser, Tom Van Deursen (Boom Booms), Kristie McCracken, and Martin Reisle.
Finally the bill will be rounded out with The New Souls who have played at both Victoria Jazz Festival and Garden City Grooves two years running.
The Bug with Manga and Dia Nos – Tuesday Nov. 11 at Distrikt
The Victoria BC Ska Society is proud to present legendary UK producer and Ninja Tune recording artist The Bug, with special guests MC Manga & Dia-Nos.
At this point, it’s safe to call British electronic musician Kevin Martin an icon. With a career spanning decades in every genre from grindcore to ambient, it’s perhaps his work as “The Bug” that’s the most important. Drawing from Jamaican styles such as dancehall and dub, The Bug also brings in an edge found in industrial music, bass-heavy beats, and hip-hop grooves.
Known for 2008’s exemplary London Zoo, considered a quintessential release in the UK dubstep sound, Martin’s 2014 offering Angels & Devils takes what The Bug can be to new heights.
Both a year zero of sorts for The Bug, yet drawing on what has been before. Indeed The Bug is the only producer who can bring in the likes of Grouper, Copeland, Miss Red, Gonjasufi, Flowdan, Justin Broadrick (Godflesh/Jesu), Mala, Death Grips, and Warrior Queen and make it seamless. End times need a soundtrack to prep for what's above and below, and this is it.
The Bug will be joined by UK grime MC Manga for this performance. Manga appears on Angels & Devils.