August 5, 2017 @ 10:00 pm – August 6, 2017 @ 2:00 am
Bloom Nightclub
198 Baker St
Nelson, BC V1L 4H2
Jake Langmuir

For the Kootenay edition of 2017’s Shambhala Music Festival Pre-Parties, we were able to enlist the Keytar-Wielding, Beat-Making Wunderkind from New Zealand known as K+lab, for his inaugural set at The Savoy Hotel! His will not be the only debut on the night, as Fractal Forest resident Freddy J from Calgary will also be making his debut appearance at Bloom Nightclub.. Toss in a bumpin’ PK Sound System, one of our most dependable local openers and a free ticket to the following weekend’s long sold-out party in the woods, known as The 20th Annual Shambhala Music Festival, and you just might be on to something.. $15 earlybird tickets available online now, $20 to follow online and at The Falls Music Lounge later this week..

Watch for details on the ticket giveaway to drop on the week of the show!


Combining his love for block­rockin’ ­hip­ hop with skull shaking basslines and soul stirring funk, the K+LAB sound is a party rocking mother­ship full of musical booty. K+LAB’s live show consists of a keytar, MPD drum machine and trunk-loads of funk, completely reworking his original tunes and remixes he takes you on an eclectic odyssey through the underground swamps of bass music.
K+LAB live samples everything from jazz to drum n bass, funk to glitch hop, soul to breakbeat and everything in between leaving you pleasantly disoriented as he drops brick after brick into your earholes!

It is this unparalleled combination of bass­-heavy qualities that have seen him become an in-demand performer across the globe. The last 6 years have seen K+LAB performing to thousands of blissed out punters with epic tours through Australia, Canada, and New Zealand including festivals such as Shambhala (CAD), Northern Bass (NZD), Earth Frequency Festival (AUS) and more.

With over 60 tracks featuring releases on Gramatik’s Lowtemp, The Funk HuntersWestwood Recordings, OPIUO’s Slurp Music, and his own imprint Junk Food, it’s easy to see that he’s at the top of his game. He’s followed up his NZ Music Awards-nominated album “Spacedirt” with “The Worldly’s” [Lowtemp] – an album that has really allowed K+lab to spread his wings, and evolve as an artist – check for it!

•• Freddy J ••

Beginning his path in 2001, Freddy J has been on a focused mission of constant development, molding his unique style to deliver dance floor mayhem wherever he performs. He unfailingly brings you some of the best bassline driven party funk every time he plays, which can be described as a mixture of electro, funky, dirty, whompy, groovy, bassy, crunky, and a flat out good time. His mixes are guaranteed to bring anyone to their feet and you can count on it that he’ll set the tone for a good time, every time.

Recent years have seem him cementing his status as one of Canada’s “must see” DJs all over Canada at numerous events including the Fractal Forest at Shambhala, 5 times now. Also playing at Motion Notion numerous times and the notorious Burning Man Festival, to name a few. The only way to explain the vibe to your friends is to tell them that Freddy J will get them shaking their asses all night long. What more can be said about this one-of-a-kind DJ, other than that his stylish blend of music is like none other, and can only be witnessed by being part of the crowds he rocks each and every time he plays… This is one DJ you won’t want to miss.

•• Fattycakes ••

David’s love for Vinyl started while he was living out east, but not until he moved to Nelson and immersed 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 house in which he creates an atmosphere that brings a smile to your face every time.

Fattycakes has been performing at Unity Music Festivall for the past three years and made his debut at Shambhala Music Festival in the Fractal Forest last summer.

• Doors 10pm
• $15 earlybird tickets available online now // $20 hardcopies to follow atThe Falls Music Lounge
• $4.50 highballs or draft sleeves by The Savoy Hotel Brewing Co, $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