June 23, 2016 @ 10:00 pm – June 24, 2016 @ 2:00 am
Bloom Nightclub
198 Baker St
Nelson, BC V1L 4H2
Jake Langmuir

Rafferty Funksmith gets a go at an all-nighter as he takes over the turntables at Bloom Nightclub this Thursday night as he takes you on a trip through his crates of classic and contemporary records.. Doors open at 10pm, no cover all night!

•• Rafferty Funksmith ••

• Awarded the title of Best DJ in the 2013 Kootenay Music Awards & in 2015, Artist Of The Year •

Rafferty Funksmith is what you might call a “party-rocker extraordinaire.” A self-taught vinyl disc jockey and vinyl archivist, he’s been collecting records for almost 20 years.

His legendary marathon sets have been known to last for 8 hours or more, taking dancers on a journey through tasteful selections of funk, disco, hip hop, reggae, r&b, and soul. The music he plays has an uncommon level of sophistication and diversity, while maintaining a sweat-drenched atmosphere of groovy dance get-down.

He hosted a monthly All Vinyl Night at the fantastic Royal on Baker in Nelson, bringing in various guest djs to spin with him. He’s opened for, or shared the stage with, djs and acts such as Hoola Hoop, Vinyl Ritchie, Maceo Parker, Talib Kweli, Dr. Oop, the Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra, Blackberry Wood, the Funkhunters, Slynk, and the Swollen Members.

In addition to playing records, he also composes sample-based beats and music. Thanks for stopping by to check out some of Rafferty Funksmith’s live sets & compositions here!

• Doors 10pm
• $0 / No Cover!
• $4.50 draft sleeves from Nelson Brewing Company (Belt 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