Ashdale, NS / New Glasgow, NS / Halifax, NS
Atlantic Collective Techno returns to Evolve with is hard hitting techno and tech-house sound delivered on 4-decks – Charife, San Miguel, Lash Larue, 5erg1c and live percussionist Heather Ryan provides the non-stop music as they take you on a journey you will not want to miss. Last year’s set delivered beyond expectation; this year will be no different; act.ONE – proper techno, bring the tech-YES!
One of Atlantic Canada’s Premier DJ’s who moved thousands of fans with his unique sound, playing at countless events across much of Canada; and opening for DJ’s such as Christopher Lawerence, Commander Tom, Micro, DJ Dan, the Advent, Tall Paul, John Aquaviva, A.Paul, Freedom, Aphrodite, John Kelly, Tiga, Yaz, and Dekoze to name a few…!
‘charife’ is no stranger to the underground electronic music scene. From his introduction to the music at early age of five, ‘charife’ began experimenting with movie soundtracks on an old turntable. Growing up with disco and Motown records, he appreciated a good funky beat, but longed for the soundtrack feel. After years of listening to musical influences such as the Art of Noise, Depeche Mode, New Order and the Future Sounds of London, he connecting with the Secret Music Club in the UK that offered test pressings of the sound that soon propelled him into the DJ spotlight.
‘charife’s combination of hard pounding beats, with funky rhymes and angelic sweeps produces a musical journey of epic proportions. Flawless mixing and the ability to read a crowd gained popularity in Antigonish, Charlottetown, PEI and New Brunswick. In 1998, he decided to make the move to Halifax and connected with the Halifax legend Murray Trider (Goodvibe Collective & the Playground) It wasn’t long before people took notice of this DJ as he started playing countless events in Halifax, building a strong progressive following around his new sound. In 1999, he made his mark by competing in the DJO’s coming 1st in the house techno, trance category. After this exposure, he began headlining shows in Atlantic Canada, and then across Canada playing Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver. Soon interest was growing in the US in Chicago and Detroit as well as Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; there seemed to be no stopping this DJ/Producers, but in 2001, he made a choice to leave the electronic music scene for personal reasons, but kept in the touch with many of his close DJ/Producer friends and acquaintances.
In 2007 he returned to the culture helping/mentoring up and coming DJ/Producers, assisting with gaining an electronic music category at the ECMAs in 2013 while helping and assisting in growth the regions electronic music culture. ‘charife’ has always pushed the envelope is sound design, presentation and delivery making him a crowd favorite. His reputation gained the attention of the world leading techno label and agency; Naked Lunch Agency in Portugal . He is working closely with the agency, branding the label in Canada while working to compile other Canadian techno producers for collaborative efforts; ‘charife’ lives breaths and dreams electronic music – TECHNO. With tracks signed to Deep n Dirty Legends in Las Vegas, he is working with many local artist and promoters to pull together a East Coast Electronic Music Awards in 2016. New releases and remixes to come and live performances in the regions Electronic Music Festivals.
‘charife’ is a sound you will not find anywhere… “A true crowd pleaser and a hard act to follow!”
5erg1c has become one of the sought after talents in the Atlantic Region. His personality, down to earth style, diverse music taste, and influence is continuously compelling him into the spotlight; gaining considerable respect from his fans and colleagues across Canada. With momentum building over the past few years, his performances at countless summer music festivals and events tantalize crowds with exceptional mixing skill behind the decks. Vinyl or digital is no obstacle! His on point mixing ability and musical diversity render crowds into a frenzy. Solo or as part of ACT.ONE (Atlantic Collective Techno), he has established himself as a real talent. Expect great things from 5erg1c as he continues his electronic musical journey.
Lash Larue was born in the (once) quiet little rocky mountain town of Canmore, Alta. Born from the infamous Canmore Crew, Lash comes from a group of late night believers responsible for setting the after party standard in western Canada. This group kidnapped deejays like Chris Liberator, Roland the Bastard, The Stickmen, Micro, Deko-ze and Czech making them play in the middle of the rocky mountains of Canada! Respect to Sweet-e for introducing me to good house music.
With Lash’s background in piano, saxophone and nitrous oxide, matched with his techno beats, you can expect his productions (and mixes) to be hard hitting, ass shaking…complete with balloons!! But be careful clubbers, you never know when Linda Larue might show up!