October 20, 2017 @ 10:00 pm – October 21, 2017 @ 2:00 am
Bloom Nightclub
198 Baker St
Nelson, BC V1L 4H2
Jake Langmuir

One of the coast’s top DJs returns to Bloom Nightclub, fresh off of another huge year in the Fractal Forest at Shambhala Music Festival, as well as a collaborative release with MARTEN HØRGER on the Stanton Warriors label,Punks Music.. $15 earlybirds are sold out, but $20 tickets are still available online and at The Falls Music Lounge (open daily from 4pm on).

•• Neon Steve ••

There are not many Canadians that can claim they’ve held down top spots on Juno; Hypemachine, DJCity, Soundcloud, and Beatport charts, had exclusive premiers on taste making blogs like Run The Trap and Vice Media’s Thump, had tunes featured on Ministry of Sound compilations and get regular plays on Diplo and Friends on BBC 1Xtra – but Neon Steve can. The peer-declared nice guy and Shambhala Music Festival resident, known for his luminous attire in addition to his fresh beats, has jumped ahead in the game and is quickly showing why he’s well on his way to solidifying his spot among the scenes best and brightest.

From humble beginnings on the Canadian West Coast, Neon Steve has cultivated his sound as a DJ/Producer, resulting in a reputation for high energy sets that blend and twist conventional genres. Unrivaled in his ability to keep a crowd guessing all the while jumping, a Neon Steve show is an exploration into underground bass music, sprinkled with fragments of your parents or even your grandparents favourites.

While his production spans a variety of tempos, these days he’s most at home when working on 808-injected club music. A move that seems to be working well for him as he’s recently been the top choice for features on remix EPs from Zeds Dead and Grandtheft, Keys N Krates, Excision, Datsik and Rico Tubbs, among others. Surging ahead, Steve also saw an original release alongside Smalltown DJs and Shad (the new host of CBC’s Q radio show) whilst also managing to catch the eye of Mad Decent’s Diplo; who has been known to regularly play out Neon Steve bootlegs.

Often in the studio, cooking up something fresh and forward thinking, Neon Steve’s original releases are also being recognized with many of his releases on Bombstrikes (including two vinyl releases) topping Juno Best Seller charts. In addition, his tune Got This Feeling, taken from his Feeling EP, was featured in MixMag as Tune of the Month. Spending more of his time exploring sounds beyond the booty shaking variety, Neon Steve’s Pleasensations mix series has gone on to become a fan favourite. Sometimes classified as baby making music, it’s the perfect vibe for the after party.

When not in the studio, Neon Steve has continued to spread his musical word across the world with tours touching down in Australia, NZ, Europe, United Kingdom, USA, and Costa Rica in addition to multiple Canadian circuits since 2012. The near future promises to build on that even further with a forthcoming European tour and multiple festival dates across North America. Not one to forget his roots, Neon Steve will continue his regular Shambhala Music Festival appearances as he graces the Fractal Forest yet again this year, among other great festival events.

With a knack for filling dancefloors and flexing subs, Neon Steve is clearly an artist to watch as he continues to inject a bit of brightness amongst some of bass music’s brightest stars.

•• Ben Fox Music ••

“Purveyor of deep, infectious dance grooves and a feel-good atmosphere.”

That’s how Ben Fox describes himself as a DJ. Never afraid to go too deep or switch styles, his emotive musical selections are his own therapy. Having grown up on his father’s eclectic record collection and later inspired by his own love of hip hop and dance music, Ben has ended up with a mixed spectrum of musical influence. Today, this translates into sets where he picks apart and infuses together all the pieces of music that he loves best: beautiful synth work, ethereal backdrops, brooding basslines, and occasional vocal hooks.

As an active member of his local community in Nelson, BC – Ben is no stranger to the peaks and valleys of a small-town with a big music scene. Though he loves playing in nightclubs and festivals, his love for music goes beyond the spectrum of mixing tunes. As a producer, MC, and turntablist, he has found plenty of ways to express himself musically.

Ben’s most mentionable enactments include performing at Shambhala Music Festival and opening for some of the biggest names in the industry such as Method Man, Flux Pavilion and Zion I Crew.

Ben Fox will transport your mind and soul to a sonic paradise that, while leaving you exhausted, will also leave you feeling strangely re-invigorated.

•• Fattycakes ••

Fattycakes love for Vinyl started while he was living out east, but not until he moved to Nelson and emerged himself in its vibrant nightlife, did his journey as a DJ begin.

Over the years he focused on digging the crates to build his extensive repertoire. Expect to hear a blend of funk ,hip hop and electro house in which he creates an atmosphere thats brings a smile to your face and leaves you in your happy place.
Fattycakes has been performing at Unity Music Festival for the past three years and made his debut at Shambhala Music Festival in the Fractal Forest this summer.

• Doors 10pm
• $15 earlybirds available online and at The Falls!
• $4.50 highballs draft sleeves (Bent Pole, Harvest Moon), $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