11 Full hours of dancing, art, family fun, community and the finest of electronic music selectors from 11am – 10pm. Did we mention it’s FREE!
With the support from all your Wheelhouse DJs, we have 4 very special guests for you. This year we are proud to bring you what we feel is the finest lineup we have assembled here at Wheelhouse Productions.
3 Shambhala Music Festival Heavies, one of the finest house producers to ever come from Edmonton along side the entire arsenal of Wheelhouse DJs!
HOOLA – Nelson, BC
(‘Living Room’ – Shambhala Music Festival)
As a founder of the Living Room Stage at Shambhala and The Pride Productions, Hoola’s influence is felt far and wide throughout the underground dance scene. From Halifax to Victoria, people know magic is about to happen when he steps in the room. Whether it’s his daily life antics or his 20-years-deep vinyl collection and bottomless knowledge of good music, he always manages to get the people smiling.
Currently relocated to Nelson BC and helping create yet another epic party spot, he continues to push the scene forward with fresh ideas and infectious enthusiasm. Rest assured, the party isn’t going anywhere!
Don’t be surprised if he shows up wearing cowboy boots full of river water and plays the funkiest country music you’ve (n)ever heard. We could be so lucky! Either way, you can count on a dance floor full of smiles, funk, and another smooth set full of surprises.
Lion-S – Nelson, BC
(The Pride, Shambhala Music Festival)
Lion-S has deep roots in the Canadian electronic dance music world. Beginning her life long affair with records in 1995, collecting vinyl as a hobby, she opened a record store in Halifax in 1997 and started DJ’ing as a way of expressing the love she had for the new music she was encountering. Discovering a true talent for both selection and mixing, the beats drew her westward landing her in Nelson BC where she began setting foundations for The Pride, one of Nelson’s first dance music event companies. Her stint booking talent for all stages at Shambhala from 2001-2008, and as Living Room stage director from 2002-2011, put her in touch with some of the biggest and most influential acts of the dance music world, exposing her even more deeply to a wide variety of styles which form the basis of her unique multi genre sets. Her roots are in house music but she also explores midtempos ambient and downtempo, favouring sounds with global influence and of the tropical variety, cumbia, moombahton, zouk, trip hop, afro, ethnic, magical, ethereal, caravan, dub, and 808 bass. Lion-S is also a founding member of the Kootenays’ original all female DJ crew MeowMix. Her Monday Morning Living Room sets are a fun way to cap off a great festival weekend for those who make the pilgrimage to the beach.
BREAKFLUID – Vancouver, BC
5 trick pony crew founder and proud member of a blossoming Wheelhouse crew. Shambhala beach stage resident breakfluid, has been searching out and playing deep, diverse, catchy, accessible, cutting edge, futuristic, soulful, genre defying tracks for 20 years, and has an uncanny ability to weave his way through multiple genres every set he plays.. His unique and rare track selections have enabled him to share the stage with huge talents and fellow music lifers, Bonobo (ninja tune / TruThoughts), Mr. Scruff (ninja tune) J. Boogie (om records), Mad Professor (ariwa sounds), Gift of gab (Quannum/Anti), Dj Vadim (ninja tune/BBE), El Papa Chango (el circo), Sabo (Sol Selectas), Kastle (Symbols). In a time of one dimensional dj’s, breakfluid takes pride in not being pinned to any certain genre or trend that seems to be “hot” at the moment and would rather just focus on well produced music in general. “There’s so much good music being made in so many different genres, why not play all of it”? “Zeroing in on one genre or trend makes little sense to me because trends come and go but quality music lives beyond trends. And you can still grab the best tracks from the trends and play those too. I love collecting tracks that have a timeless feel to them, always making sure I am playing tracks that will stand the test of time… Like playing older tracks that still feel fresh to this day… You can’t beat it..” Come check out a Canadian heavy weight beat digger with styles for miles.-
Senseless Live – Edmonton, AB
Hailing from Canada Senseless Live is a team-up between seasoned DJ and producer John Glassey and talented songstress Kim Sykes. Joining Kim’s songwriting background with John’s production mastery, the duo have already managed to put some distinctive work under their belt.
In their first few months in business, Senseless Live have released their debut single ‘Speak’ displaying the tandem’s instant chemistry, whilst following up with ‘Ricochet’ which came out on Capital Heaven’s ‘Miami Compilation’ in March 2015, further establishing Senseless Live’s style and sound. Coming from different musical backgrounds, John and Kim have successfully managed to unite their musical vision and create what has now become their signature Deep, Progressive and Tech House inspired style. John Glassey and Kim Sykes’ joint effort has been a blessing to the electronic music world, having unleashed tonnes of talent into one unique project.
John Glassey has been on the forefront of music production since 1994, having gone from humble DJ beginnings to playing with legends such as: John Acquaviva, Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson, Joeski, Nathan Barato, Carlo Lio, Fred Everything, Kevin Yost, Jonny White and Kenny Glasgow.
John’s highly original style has led him to sign with elite labels such as: KMS, Moxi, SP Recordings and Filter, whilst enjoying massive support from the likes of: John Acquaviva, Kevin Yost, Mastiksoul, Tony Thomas, Hernan Catteneo, Tyler Stadius, Carlos Francisco, Demi, Dantiez and Damarii Saunderson, Hermanez and Nick Holder to name a few. Along the years, John Glassey has managed to put his signature on a staggering 150 projects, 6 of which ended up on Beatport’s ‘Top 100’ whilst another 2 climbed up in the ‘Top 10’.
On the other hand, Edmonton based singer Kim Sykes has been singing and writing songs for as long as she remembers, feeding off the musical nurturing given by her family. Before starting her journey with Senseless Live, Kim has collaborated with fellow Edmonton based DJ and producer Parnell Paul, landing opening spots for IO in 2014. Besides such high profile alliances, Kim Sykes is proving she’s become one of the hottest up-and-coming electronic music vocalists.
In just eight months of working together, John Glassey and Kim Sykes, now jointly known as Senseless Live have managed to develop a fully-fledged project which is starting to show results. 2015 is going to be a big year for them, having a jam-packed touring schedule ahead and some massive releases in the pipeline. Their ‘Ricochet Remix EP’ will be out on the 22nd of June, 2015, featuring reworks from the likes of Framewerk and James Daxx to name a couple, whilst their much anticipated album ‘Intentions’ will be out on the 6th of July, 2015. Keep an eye out for Senseless Live!
With support from WHEELHOUSE DJs
Just like last year this is a FREE family friendly event for the beautiful people here in Edmonton and beyond!
We will once again be doing our charity drive. This season we are encouraging everyone to bring with them food items to support the Edmonton Food Bank. Last year we raised over 2,500 lbs of food for these beautiful people and we are going bigger this year!
From our stage design, music, live art, kids zone, and a few suprises there is a variety of art and entertainment for the whole community.
Kids Zone —
We want adults and kids alike to come down and soak in the beautiful festival summer vibe. So rest assured we have lots of fun times waiting for you and all your little ones including a bouncy castle, art, and all sorts of games to keep everyone happy.
Nothing makes us more proud then to share the love, the beauty and respect we have for music culture with every event we do. So please come join us for the next leg in this journey!
Stay tuned to the Wheelhouse Facebook for event information and updates!
See you in August Edmonton 😉