November 12, 2016 @ 10:00 pm – November 13, 2016 @ 2:00 am
Bloom Nightclub
198 Baker St
Nelson, BC V1L 4H2
Jake Langmuir

Crowned prince of the Dirtybird clan, the Iranian-born Ardalan made a outstanding first impression on the Kootenays when he played early in the afternoon as part of The Pagoda Stage‘s Dirtybird take over backShambhala Music Festival in 2015. After a couple more hit singles onClaude VonStroke‘s renowned record label since then, he’s back to make hisNelson, British Columbia debut down at Bloom Nightclub on Sat Nov 11 alongside a pair of favourite locals, DeBlock of The Lost Boys Collective andWallis of the Bearded House Mafia. $10 earlybird tickets are available at The Falls Music Lounge, and won’t last long!


•• Ardalan ••
San Francisco, California / Tehran, Iran

Range, appeal and a massive dose of nasty, gritty bass are the three chief weapons every Dirtybird artist has in his quiver, but Ardalan seems to be the peak culmination of all those assets in one wieldy point. This young archer has had the incomprehensible luck to fall into crew with his idols, be reared by their best and given some of their most guarded musical secrets, then hoisted to a platform to blare his prodigious beats from places where most creators can only dream of being.

Born in Tehran, Iran, Ardalan possesses a peculiar, fresh perspective on music genesis without even trying. His mixes, remixes and dubs are known for their sass, energy and wickedly wry samples that snap like a wet towel to the face, but his original records are where his efforts shine, like those released with Justin Martin —“Mr. Spock,” a 2010 party anthem charted by Diplo and Jesse Rose, “LEZGO,” charted by Dog Blood (Skrillex and Boyz Noise) and “Function”, the 2015 banger that keeps giving — as well as two of his own EP’s that were released on Dirtybird, “The Yeah / No” and “Thunderdad”. It is no wonder he has been given the nod by everyone, from Papa Dirtybird himself (Claude VonStroke) and A-Trak, to those who are charting his remixes, like Maya Jane Coles, Audiojack, and Riva Starr.

The greatest strength in Ardy’s music is his ability to whip out hits that work equally well from the dankest basements to the most opulent dance-floors; sounds that satisfy those with diverse tastes who can unite under his single agenda of having a good time.

•• DeBlock ••

A true puppet master of the dance floor, this flawless dj has an undeniable sixth sense for reading a room and delivering what it needs. Whether it be soulful disco or high-energy electro, Mark is your guy. Deblock manages to keep things forever fresh by ferociously digging, always keeping a step ahead of the electronic music world. The end result being an extensive catalogue of bouncers, bangers, and B-sides. Though his heart belongs to House music, you can expect injections of funk, hip-hop, even D’n’B–if he is feeling squirrelly–in every one of this talented performer’s meticulously crafted sets.

This previous August marked the second time Deblock got to grace the Pagoda Stage at world renowned Shambhala Music Festival, and just like his freshman performance, he absolutely leveled the place. If you haven’t grabbed his recorded set yet, you are missing out!

As one of the founding members of The Lost Boys Collective, Deblock’s presence has been vital in the growth and prosperity of this up and coming society, assisting in the delivery of such events as Gnosis and the ever-popular monthly Bloom residency, “The Get up Get Down.”

What does the future hold for this Vinyl Wizard? Well, with an overflowing list of upcoming events and performances, nothing less than greatness can be expected from the raddest dude around, Mr. Mark Deblock.

•• Wallis ••

Wallis is one of the founding members of the Bearded House Mafia, an enigmatic collective from the Kootenay Highliands, shrouded in mystery in both its origins and intentions. So far, one thing is clear: Their mission is to spread the highest calibre of house music near and far – just up the valley, out to the coast, and beyond the ocean.

• Doors 10pm
• $10 earlybird tickets available at The Falls Music Lounge now!
• • $4.50 draft sleeves from Nelson Brewing Company (Bent Pole, Harvest Moon) or highballs, $7.50 doubles until 11:30pm
• Powered by PK Sound
• 19+

•• More on Bloom Nightclub from THUMP / VICE •• http://thump.vice.com/en_ca/article/shambhala-music-festival-opens-its-doors-to-new-sister-club-cafe-and-lounge