The tradition of a great party and some world-class DJs continues for a second year on Saturday.
13th Floor Entertainment and Bassbong Records have once again joined forces to deliver Jingle Bass 2, with this year’s featured artists Stylust Beats and Bryx at Vernon’s 2929 Nite Club.
“Either one of these guys has the following and talent to headline their own show, which made it tough to decide who would hold the main spot in the night. Because of this we decided to have the two co-headline the event,” said Josh Brazier, with 13th Floor, who have been hosting a number of electronic music and hip hop shows in Vernon the past year. “Both of these DJs have become household names and fan favourites at the world renowned Shambhala Music Festival. They are known for delivering high tempo sets that guarantee to fill the dance floor.”
Coming off a legendary set at Shambhala’s main stage this year as well as a performance at Nevada’s Burning Man Festival, Vancouver-raised turntablist Stylust Beats (a.k.a. Geoff Reich) relocated to San Francisco in April, where he’s been putting out some heavy rotation remixes.
“(I’ve) been ripping tons of shows down there and linking with really cool peeps as well,” Stylust recently told Freq. Magazine. “There’s such a thriving inspirational scene down there with tons of really good weekly nights to play. Also, their festival season starts a lot earlier than Canada’s, so I got to play a bunch of outdoor parties and enjoy all the dope nature spots as well.”
Involved in music at a young age, starting with guitar and piano, Stylust began spinning hip hop in ‘98, and soon after got into the production game. While spending many years exploring different genres, he found his own sound and honed his craft, emerging as prominent producer in the electronic music scene.
Known for his high energy work ethic, Stylust’s production quality soon caught on in the dubstep (heavy drum ‘n bass) world, catching the eye of California producer Bassnectar, who asked Stylust to remix his smash tune Cozza Frenzy, which was released in 2009.
Since then, Stylust has released two well-received EPs, including his most recent, The Soundbwoy, four viral mixtapes and loads of self-produced exclusives and remixes.
He also continues to tour around the U.S. and Canada with a four-date Western tour this month, which includes Vernon.
Also co-headlining the Jingle Bass 2 event is Bryx, who last performed at The Road to Shambhala in Vernon in May. Based in Nelson, Bryx has played alongside turntable heavyweights such as Mat the Alien and Z-trip, spun for hip hop legends such as Aceyalone, and opened for everyone from A.Skillz to Blackalicious to Bassnectar.
“He will be sure to pleasure our eardrums once again on the dance floor,” said Brazier. “This past year, Bryx has been perpetually on tour, banging out shows all over North America and beyond. With an ever evolving repertoire, he is sure to bring something new and fresh to every set.”
Opening Jingle Bass 2 will be the duo known as Bag-O-Bass (Bag-O-Beatz and Dee Bass).
Advance tickets to Jingle Bass 2 (19-plus event) are $10, available at the Downtown Internet Lounge, located at 2912 30th Ave.