San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
|Mercury Lounge presents:
Bombay Records Sessions WMC Closing party
with special guest DJ Awaaz - Bombay Records / Vancouver
w/ resident Trevor Walker
& Ray Ray at Overkill
Thursday March 28th
Save The Jungle!
Tropical House Music Afro Soul Deep Disco
For DJ, producer and Bombay Records honcho Nav known as recording artist “Awaaz”, music is more than a passion -- it's a calling. Whether playing records at the world's top clubs, producing his own tracks, remixing other artists, or managing and developing talent signed to his label, Nav puts full heart and soul into everything he does. That's why his moniker Awaaz is a nod to both the musical and spiritual legacies of his Indian background. In Hindi, Awaaz means "The Sound”
The award-winning roster of artists who have released music on Bombay and Manali includes Roy Davis Jr., Miguel Graca, Fred Everything, Derrick Carter, and more recently, Canadian stars-to-be David Morin and Daybi. Bombay has had its share of dance floor hits, like Fred Everything's "Next to Me," Roy Davis Jr.'s "Watch Them Come," Tim Fuller's "Show Me Right," and Peven Everett's "Heat Up."
Based in MONTREAL, at age 19, Nav became an integral part of launching Montreal's "massive electronic music scene," collaborating with the community's artists and entrepreneurs, such as Montreal legend Tiga, organizing innovative events. From locations to sound, lighting to music, those Montreal parties were always "next level, progressive stuff." It also taught Nav how to build a movement -- from promoting to making music, liaising with artists from other disciplines, to running businesses like record labels and nightclubs. He also began DJing more seriously, with residencies at big clubs like Metropolis, Playground and Groove Society.
"We started a community that developed into all kinds of creative things and so much growth came out of that. It was good energy, a family of people working together and making stuff happen."
In 1998, with Angel Moraes, Nav and his crew started Stereo, the after hours club featuring a sound system that remains legendary. They brought in the world's top DJs and incorporated all the diverse talents of their community, from visual arts to design.
In 2003, he moved to Vancouver to be closer to his family and connected with the who's who of that city's live music, hip-hop and neo-soul scenes, including Tim Fuller, Sean Dimitri and DJ Ali. He launched Bombay' sub label Manali, and released a variety of hit singles.
These days, from his West Coast base, Nav's soulful electronic music reaches the world.
$7 in advance at
more at the door
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The Mercury Lounge has been a Mecca for the arts in Canada's capital city of Ottawa, since its inception in November 1996. Its programming purports a musical vision steeped in the traditions of jazz and yet forward in its approach to encompass all its many derivatives. Through its dynamic programming, the Mercury Lounge has successfully connected the dots, uniting jazz with contemporary electronic break beat culture. Within its walls the very philosophy of jazz, that of change, abounds. It serves not only as a club, and live venue, but also for poetry readings, dance performances and art gallery.