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Straight outta Shambahla

DJ/producer Neon Steve spins some shiny vinyl when he plays Club 2929 in Vernon Saturday. - Photo submitted
DJ/producer Neon Steve spins some shiny vinyl when he plays Club 2929 in Vernon Saturday.
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It’ll be a night of day-glow beats straight from the island.

Victoria-based DJ and producer Neon Steve is bringing his decks, which pump out everything from disco, hip hop and funk influences to drum and bass, to Vernon’s Club 2929 Saturday.

The show is presented by 13th Floor Entertainment and Bassbong Records, who have  joined forces in hopes of bringing bigger names and better shows to the Okanagan, said Josh Brazier, with 13th Floor.

With recent success and music lovers coming out in the masses, 13th Floor and Bassbong  have booked one of western Canada’s most talked about DJ/producers.

“Neon Steve is coming fresh out of the Fractal Forest, one of Shambhala’s most well known and sought after stages,” said Brazier, referring to the internationally known electronic music festival based in Salmo, B.C. “Playing on this stage is like playing in the Stanley Cup for most DJs.”

Since landing Shambhala festival favourite JPOD the Beat Chef at the Jingle Bass concert back in December at Monashee’s Bar and Grill, 13th Floor and Bassbong (owned by Vernon raised DJ/producer Daryll Antonishak, aka Dee Bass) have continued to book major players in the electronic music scene.

“These have included the likes of DJ Smoothie, The Electrofunkers, DJ Arise, Dargus, Abstrakt Sonance, Leo Zen, Joseph Martin, Genocyde and of coarse Bryx, another Shambhala favourite who tore up the decks to a full house back in May at Club 2929,” said Brazier.

At the ripe old age of 22, Neon Steve has thrown down in all major cities between Victoria and Winnipeg. He is currently in plans for tours across Canada and the U.K. in addition to collaborations and remixes leading up to his forthcoming EP.

In addition to headlining, he’s provided support to some of the world’s top electronic music acts and his production credits boast some impressive remixes for the likes of Datsik and Bare (Subhuman Records), the Beekeepers (Jalapeno Records, U.K.) and Excision and Downlink (Rottun Records), the latter of which solidified a spot on Beatports’ Top 10 Dubstep chart for well over a month.

Opening for Neon Steve in Vernon will be Bag o Beetz and Dee Bass.

“Throw on your neon colours and head down to Club 2929 for one of the biggest shows of the year,” said Brazier.

Presale tickets are $10 and available at the Downtown Internet Lounge on 30th Avenue. This is a 19-plus event.

 

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