DJ knows the physics of dubstep

A former astrophysics student turned dub steppin’ DJ will have dancers spinning at the 13th Floor event at 2929 Nite Club Friday, Nov. 27.

DJ Dubconcious is in the house NOV. 27 for 13th Floor Friday at Vernon’s 2929 Nite Club.

A former astrophysics student turned dub steppin’ DJ will have dancers spinning at the 13th Floor event at 2929 Nite Club Friday, Nov. 27.

Although from a Ontario small town, Jake Langmuir, aka Dubconcious, was originally immersed in the Toronto jungle scene, and purchased his first set of turntables in 2004 while attending late-night raves and drum-and-bass parties.

It was that initial experience that propelled Dubconcious into his current career, one he hadn’t planned for when he started studying astrophysics at UVic.

“I came from small-town Ontario and didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I graduated at the top of my physics class,” he said. “I found Victoria to be a really welcoming and warm community, and that’s when I started getting into DJing.”

Dubconscious’ work, and the music he’s drawn to, has evolved over the years.

“The sounds themselves have changed tremendously over my path as a DJ,” he said. “When I went out west there was a thriving break beat and drum and bass scene, and I sunk my teeth into that. Then there was the dub-wise reggae jungle scene that really drew me in.”

Dubstep became popular in the mid-2000s, and it was at that point Dubconscious started getting into the roots of the music he was interested in. He collected a large  number of 45 RPM records.

“I just got really into old reggae, dance hall and dub,” he said, adding he found himself playing stuff he hadn’t planned for.

“I never thought I’d like house music, but meanwhile I play all kinds of house and garage, as well as trap, which is popular across the board. It’s a little formulaic, but there’s still amazing things that can happen within that sub-genre.”

Dubconscious is a well known Shambhala veteran, and has been a resident of the festival’s Living Room Beach Stage the past four years. He has also performed in Shambhala’s village for three of those years.

Opening for Dubconscious is Bob Smoke and 13th Floor’s Monticristo. Tickets are available at www.13thfloorent.com and at the door for $10.

DJ duo Groundskore performs along with The Electrofunkers and Freq E Mikey for the next 13th Floor event Dec. 4.

Consisting of Vernon’s Cody Weagle and Kelowna resident Brenden Durant, Groundskore, recently released their debut EP,, Laniakea (Bassbong Records), which has since risen to #4 on the Beatport Breaks Top 100 chart.

“Music fans and party goers have the chance to see these guys early in what looks to be a long lasting and prominent force in the world of break beats,” said Josh Brazier, with 13th Floor.

Pre-sale tickets for this event are $5 at www.13thfloorent.com and $10 at the door on the night of the event.

 

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