Every weekend droves of culturally conscious hipsters, post-ravers, neo-hippies and social activists pack into some inconspicuous underground venue.
They want to experience the intensity of bass-heavy anthems and dance together in a newly thriving cultural collective.
At the forefront of this movement is Timothy Wisdom, one of the most sought-after DJs behind Vancouver’s exploding intentional dance community.
Locals will be able to experience some of Wisdom’s aptitude at the turntable when he plays the Komasket Music Festival New Year’s Eve dance Monday at the Vernon Recreation Centre.
“Timothy Wisdom will take to the decks after midnight to ring in 2013, and will keep playing as long as dancers want to dance,” said Komasket artistic director Devaki Thomas, who is also performing with her band Samsara at the event.
Other artists slated to take the stage include Wassabi Duo, and Expression World Music Collective.
Combining the tricks of turntablism and MCing, with productions that cross multiple music styles, Timothy Wisdom’s sets are said to literally lift audiences off their feet, arousing ecstatic screams from the crowd in a relentless stream of perpetual sonic mayhem.
Wisdom bought his first set of turntables in 1991 at the age of 13 and went on to produce live hiphop tapes, unleashing the skills that would later propel him across the nation, through countless musical strands.
Timothy Wisdom has gone on to perform for some of today’s largest festivals, including the Vancouver International Folk Festival, Shambhala, and the infamous Burning Man Festival.
In 2001, he invented the world’s first digital force-feedback turntable, D’Groove.
He continues to hone the science of sound as an engineer on the decks and on the mic, fusing crazy scratching, instant remixes and his hilarious antics into a performance that can be summed up with a single word: fun.
And just when you thought the party couldn’t get any better, Timothy Wisdom will get the place roaring.
See and hear for yourself when he takes over the Vernon Recreation Centre stage on the early hours of the first day of 2013.
Tickets for the Komasket New Year’s Eve all-ages dance are still available and must be purchased in advance. Cost is $40 (children 12 and under are free) at the Ticket Seller, 250-549-7469, www.ticketseller.ca, or at the Bean Scene Coffee House in downtown Vernon.