February 10, 2018 @ 10:00 pm – February 11, 2018 @ 2:00 am
Bloom Nightclub
198 Baker St
Nelson, BC V1L 4H2
Jake Langmuir

February 10 puts us at exactly 6 months away to the day that all 6 stages will open their gates at Shambhala 2018, and so we decided that a celebration was in order! We’ve got Fractal Forest favourite Marten Hørger joining us from Germany, as well as Calgary’s Two Timer, and JGirl of Kelowna’s Footwerk crew. La Gogue will also be on hand with some dance moves, and we will be giving away a free ticket to next summer’s festival! Arrive early by 11:30pm to enter the contest, with the winner being drawn at 12:30am!

Stuttgart, Germany

Imagine Bass music, with an analog soul, coming straight from the motherland of Electro.. Sound good? Well, that´s Marten. From Australia to North America and Europe to Asia, Marten Hørger has amassed a following of devoted fans and made a lot of Bass loving friends along the way.

He started his career at the age of 15 and although he wasn’t allowed to be in the club legally, he still managed to secure a residency at‚ Douala’, one of South Germany’s most famous underground techno clubs. Marten first gained international attention when German Elektro originator Westbamlabeled him “the new wonder kid of bass music.”

Since then, he’s donned the hat of both DJ and producer, releasing a steady stream of music to high critical acclaim. His first ever solo release ‘LGFU’ earned him two international Breakspoll – International Breakbeat Awards, for Best Single and Producer Of The Year. Never one to let up, after ‘LGFU,’ Marten continued to unleash singles and remixes on labels like Instant Vibes, Crispy Crust Records, his new home on the Stanton Warriors-curated Punks Music and Central Station Records / Universal Music Australia, with the last effort “Out Of Our Minds” being nominated for “Video of the Year” at the International Bass Music Movement Awards.

In the following years, Marten evolved from a scene hero into a global tastemaker and has managed to establish a niche for his very own sound, landing somewhere between Bass, House, Hip Hop, Trap, Electro and Broken Beat.

Today, his music can be heard all over TV & Cinema as well as BBC Radio 1, and is supported by artists like Diplo, A-Trak, Stanton Warriors, The Prodigy and many more.

He’s played DJ gigs everywhere from Beirut to Brooklyn and Ibiza to Siberia. It’s easy to see why he’s beloved by DJs and fans everywhere. With over a dozen North American and Australian tours under his belt, multiple high-profile festival appearances at gatherings such as Glastonbury, Shambhala, Kazantip, Mayday, Breakfest, Snowbombing, and Love Parade, Marten also continues to hold down several residencies all across the globe.

In addition to his solo projects, Marten is also one half of the duo SMASH HIFI, along with ex-Prodigy member Leeroy Thornhill. Their first full length Album has been labelled as one of the Highlights of 2016 and even gained them the reputation as “One of the most incredible new dance-oriented Acts of the Decade (-Gigwise.com)”
As a DJ & producer, Marten has achieved what seems to be so elusive in today’s music landscape – he’s carved out a lane of his own, and there’s no speed limit!

•• Twotimer aka Trevor Galore ••

A member of the infamous PK Crew, Trevor Galore has been bumpin dance floors in western Canada for over 10 years. Trevor is a regular on the summer festival circuit, last summer we saw him at Burning Man, Shambhala, Motion Notion, Freezer Burn, Sync, Mad Hatter and CEMF.

Playing a consistently funky mix of house, disco and breaks, party goers have known what to expect from Trevor whenever he hits the decks…… Trevor is also known for hitting the subwoofers just a bit little harder with some D’n’B, funky Mid Tempo, and various bass music!

•• JGirl of JGirl & Manousos ••

Jenn is part anglo, part Quebecois, part hippy at heart and she secretly dreamed of being a Cirque Du Soleil acrobat growing up in the suburbs of Montreal. Shared projects between herself and collaborator and partner Manousos include Footwerk Events which keeps the Kelowna BC nightclub scene fresh with intimate events at Sapphire Lounge and large scale productions at Sapphire & Heights nightclubs. FW has played host to many world renowned acts and Canadian favourites in the past four years including a full spectrum of underground sights & sounds.

Residencies include Shambhala Music Festival’s Fractal Forest and at Cabana Grille‘s summer patio. They have performed at Motion Notion Festival (official), Hush Nightclub, FozzyFest, and all sorts of party places inside, outside, and in between.

Beats include fun‐filled “four four” from bass ragers to jazzy groovers. Influences include Dirty Birds, Hotflushes, shuffly beats, pirates, unicorns, Okanagan wine, and fuzzy boots. Jenn also just finished up a hospitality and tourism diploma at Okanagan College.

•• La Gogue Inc. ••

La Gogue is a family of performers that have been sharing their love of dance for years. They are visual artists with an abundance of passion and talent, and add a unique element of movement and flow to each event they’re found at!

• Doors 10pm
• Tier 1 earlybird tickets are just $10!
• $4.50 highballs or draft sleeves By The Savoy Hotel Brewing Co, $7.50 doubles until 11:30pm
• Powered by PK Sound
• No Ticket Refunds
• 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