January 13, 2017 @ 10:00 pm – 2:00 am
Bloom Nightclub
198 Baker St
Nelson, BC V1L 4H2
Jake Langmuir

What happens after someone has spent years touring the dive bars of North America, sleeping on stranger’s couches, eating cigarettes and coffee for breakfast, honing their bass chops in bands that played everything from punk to jazz? They wise up, step out of the van, take their hard-earned musical lessons and become one of Vancouver’s premier DJs.

And so we are proud to welcome Darren Woodhead back to The Savoy, who actually took on his first weekly residency in this very space at the Utopia back in 1997! Now aligned with Homebreakin Records and Body Language, he’ll be joined by Cass Rhapsody for a night of soulful, funky house, hip hop and whatever else feels good!

•• Woodhead ••
Vancouver, BC

Vancouver’s Darren Woodhead is a West Coast institution. Cutting his teeth by touring Western Canada and the States with various bands on the bass guitar, he then went on to host the now-legendary Sauna Sessions podcast (which was broadcasted live from a mobile sauna party, usually somewhere in East Van) and hosted the hugely popular Signal Saturdays at the now defunkt Lotus Lounge. Appearances yearly at Shambhala Music Festivaland Bass Coast Festival, Tall Tree Music Festival, Festivus, Bushwaked and more. He was also a mainstay at another fabled West Coast festival, Soundwave.

Fast forward to the present and Woodhead has played most every gathering and venue in Western Canada. Famous for marathon sets at hours no one in their right mind wants to play, Woodhead thrives playing for people who want to keep the vibe alive. Whether the crowd is in the thousands or single digits he makes sure everyone is dancing.

He has been producing in the studio as well, having some stellar productions on scene stalwarts Homebreakin Records, Editorial Records(Montreal) and Royal Soul Records (Brasil) – as well as local upstart East Van Digital. He also currently co-organizes the hugely popular Body Language series of events in Vancouver with other local luminaryNeighbour.

The DJ’s DJ, is true journeyman who has clocked more hours than anyone in the scene, Woodhead’s sets get better every year and are guaranteed to bring the vibe he is famous for. Who else can DJ in a 100° wooden box or battling 90km winds on Canada’s rugged west coast?

Supported by:

•• Cass Rhapsody ••

DJ Rhapsody, aka Cass Tutsch, is a funktastic, groovalistic song slinger. His superbly selected sets invariably weave his audience into a deep dish delight and can cause spontaneous, irreversible, Afro growth. Grab a comb and hit the dance floor!

• Doors 10pm
• $5 before 11pm / $8 after
• $4.50 highballs or draft sleeves by Nelson Brewing Company and The Savoy Brewing Co (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