Fri. June 22nd @ Lucky Bar Victoria BC (No Minors)
Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest ridiculously excited to present the Canadian debut of one of the UK's hottest party-rockers, the mighty Jimi Needles. Needles combines incredible skill and dedication to the craft of DJing with a deep knowledge of soul, funk, hip-hop, reggae, jazz, drum n' bass, breaks and seemingly everything in between. His Needlewurk mixtapes and endless run of remixes/mash-ups and originals have established him as one of the most consistently fresh voices in the game right now. With a phenomenal knack for mixing new sounds and ideas into familiar aesthetics, a Jimi Needles set is always sure to be a sonic journey into the furthest reaches intergalactic dancing greatness.
Joining Jimi for this Friday night party is Sam Klassik. With his unique hybrid of live guitar and deep electronic bass production, Winnipeg-born Sam Klassik is a festival favourite at gatherings all around North America, including sets at Burning Man, Shambhala, Atmosphere and Electric Forest. Klassik's sets are sonic experiences like no other, keeping dance floors throbbing as he winds his way bouncy, driving funk and atmospheric, textured bass. Come get down with us on this grooviest of nights!
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The original turntable trickster and funk maestro, the award-winning Jimi Needles is the London party-starter DJ of choice. Jimi's musical origins are routed in hip hop, soul, funk and disco but brings to the turntables a fusion of pin-point scratching, breaks & bass music. His cut-n-paste antics leave virtually no genre untouched creating the ulti... more info
Sam Klassik is a manifestation of organic and electronic cross pollination. Using mixing and living looping, swaggy guitar riffs over crushing bass, he weaves up experiences that have rocked dance floors at some of the worlds best festivals, like Envision, Shambhala, Electric Forest, and Sonic Bloom. Highlights include winning 2 sets at Electric Fo... more info
Originally from Toronto, this Victoria transplant didn't waste any time after his arrival in establishing himself as a DJ with an impeccable ear and deep love for music. With his roots in spinning hip-hop, down-tempo beats and reggae, TecStyleZ is the perfect sonic addition to the west coast, where the sounds he plays with feel so at home. When hom... more info