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4/20 EARTH WEEK KICKOFF W/ MOCHIPET 10 ARTISTS!

W2 Community Media Arts Society

Friday, April 20, 2012 at 10:00 PM - Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 3:30 AM (PDT)

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General Admission Ended CA$15.00 CA$1.51
Advanced Ended CA$12.00 CA$1.32
Early Bird Ended CA$10.00 CA$1.20

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A massive 4/20 event features the giant return of your favorite purple glitch hop dinosaur, Mochipet, and the debut of the legendary ragga dancehall badman, MC Zulu. Also joining the ranks will be the Kootenay's Yan Zombie, The Librarian, Application, Roiic, Hans Ohm, Memio and Kline. Both Mochipet and Yan Zombie have been recently producing tracks with Zulu's amazing vocals, so look out for these to be performed live for the very first time!  3-levels of music, environmental justice info tables, immersive video environments, plus tasty healthy foods.

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Sponsored by Natureland Organic Ales (Pacific Western Brewing), and UNFI Canada (Canada's leading distributor of natural, organic foods.)
Doors 10pm. Earlybird online $10; Advance $12 on sale April 10th at all Puff outlets, Beatstreet, W2 Media Cafe, People's Coop Bookstore. Door $15.
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ARTIST BIOS

| MOCHIPET |
Born in Taiwan R.O.C. to Rocket Scientist father and Kindergarten Teacher mother, David Wang (a.k.a. Mochipet) has been tinkering with electronics since he was a child. However, not until he added music to the equation, did something special begin to take shape. Having grown up listening to metal guitar, avant-garde jazz, and mainstream hip-hop, David's eclectic taste can now be seen in his music ' ever changing, and always evolving.
The clean and unique vibrations David has presented to the music arena have reached as far as the Sports and Skateboarding world as well. His song 'Sharp Drest' (featuring Eric Solo and oonceoonce) is featured throughout the top-selling basketball videogame, NBA2k9 alongside artists such as Beastie Boys, N.E.R.D., and The Cool Kids. You may have also heard his musical contributions on FuelTV and DIRECTV, providing hand-selected soundtracks to skate legends such as Anthony Van Engelen, Christian Hasoi, Jason 'Weeman' Acuna, Laban Pheidias, Lance Mountain, Ray Barbee, and Tony Hawk.
His efforts have been recognized throughout the music community by way of nominations for titles including 'Best Electronic Act of 2008' from publications such as Clash Magazine (UK) and San Francisco Bay Guardian. His composition 'Dessert Search for Techno Baklava' has been performed by a 20 piece orchestra, Alarm Will Sound, around the world, most notably at New York's Carnegie Hall, and Amsterdam's Holland Festival!
Never wasting an ounce of drive, David founded and manages independent record label, Daly City Records (DCR), which runs out of the Bay Area ' home to many up-and-coming artists. He is also working to finish up two new albums, 'Vendetta (with MC Zulu)' and 'Rawr Means I love You in Dinosaur,' both set to hit on his label this summer!
Daly City, California
http://www.mochipet.com/
http://www.facebook.com/Mochipet.PetNation
http://twitter.com/mochipetmobile
http://www.dalycityrecords.com/
http://soundcloud.com/mochipet

| MC ZULU |
Having achieved worldwide acclaim for his off-brand variety of Electro-driven Reggae, MC Zulu continues to push the sonic envelope. He deliberately chooses rhythms with a worldly, yet uncategorizable feel to them as the backdrop for his rapid fire, randomized cadence.
MC Zulu's appeal, however goes further than his choice of tracks. While many of his Dancehall contemporaries, finding themselves in unfamiliar musical territory, adhere to a more classic Reggae songwriting style, Zulu enthusiastically breaks rules. He routinely channels a variety of artists which have nothing to do with Dancehall to create his intriguing sound. It is said that he developed such lyrical precision early on, during his collaborations with Hip-Hop greats such as Aceyalone and Kool Keith.
While irreverent interjections of Jazz choruses, Country storytelling or Hip-Hop street smarts may go unnoticed to the casual listener, those who have an attuned ear immediately develop an appreciation for Zulu's imaginative musings. It's no surprise that some of his most ardent fans around the world are DJs who have embraced the Global Bass Music trend.=====Pseudonyms / Lyrical References:Zulu Riddim Killah / Bad Man Zulu / Zulu Man / Digital Screw / Whitelabel Menace / Zulu Star / MC ZULU / Zulu Massive / Zulu D. Rowland Miscellaneous Collaborations: Beat Science / Kool Keith / Black Silver / Griffen / DJ C / Freak / Don Yute / Bionik / Earatic Static / Aceyalone / Rubber Room / The Drastics / Ghislain Poirier / David Last / Kush Arora / Liquid Stranger /
Chicago, Illinois
http://www.mczulu.com/
https://twitter.com/#!/mczulu
http://www.facebook.com/mczulumusic

| YAN ZOMBIE |
Nelson,BC
http://www.facebook.com/pages/YAN-ZOMBIE/160321516907
http://soundcloud.com/yan-zombie

| THE LIBRARIAN |
A familiar name in BC’s bass music community. The Librarian produces a unique blend of bass music that defies categorization. Her sound is rooted in low end frequencies and soulful melody. Exquisite taste in music, her sets are deep and moving, energetic yet enveloping. Come and hear for yourself.
From Squamish BC, Andrea is a Co-Founder and Director for Bass Coast Project, a 4-day electronic music and art festival now in it’s fourth year. http://www.basscoast.ca
The Librarian’s original productions can be found on both East Van Digital & King Deluxe labels with a new single forthcoming on Crude Records in the spring of 2012.  No stranger to festival play, you will find The Librarian at Shambhala, Bass Coast, WSSF, & Burning Man this coming summer.
The Librarian has played alongside Addison Groove, Dub FX, Silkie, Distance, Pinch, DJG, Truth, Marty Party, Excision, Zed’s Dead, Mimosa, VIbesquad, Ana Sia, Danny Corn, Reso, Rusko, Caspa, Appleblim at DubForms 13, 2562, Propa Tingz, Stagga, Djunya, FK5, Mat the Alien, XI, Downlink, BSE, Kutz, Megasoid & all members of Vancouver’s Lighta! Sound.
http://www.basscoast.ca/
http://www.myspace.com/djlibrarian
http://www.facebook.com/LibrarianMusic
http://soundcloud.com/the-librarian

| DUBCONSCIOUS |
Dubconscious [Dubslingers / Bass Bizniz]  has come to represent both the east and the western coast of Canada. Born in Toronto & raised on the jungle & drum’n’bass sounds permeating the city in the late 90s & early 2000s, he developed a taste for hard beats drenched in reggae vibes. 2004 brought a big move across the country to the city of Victoria, which was nurturing a fledgling breaks & jungle scene – by the end of his first year of University, he had bought his first set of Technics and the seed was planted. Bouncing back & forth between TO & Vic for the next 3 years of school presented plenty of chances to play to different music to new crowds, adding reggae & dancehall to the repertoire, as well dubstep – in its infancy at this point. After school the move was made back east, joining up with the Dubslingers crew in Toronto – who are still holding down Canada’s longest running dubstep weekly, Dubslingers Wednesdays at Thymeless.
After having established a name for himself in Toronto’s competitive scene, he headed west once more, this time settling in Nelson, BC. After spending two productive years in the area immersing himself in both the great outdoors & the underground party scene, he's moved on further west to Vancouver, where he continues to DJ all across the board - reggae, dancehall, bashment, uk funky, juke, dubstep, jungle, hip hop & trip hop sets in clubs, raves, pubs, lounges, outdoor parties & Caribbean restaurants.  He's also spending time locked down in the studio, slowly getting his production game together..
Dubconscious has appeared in nearly every major city in Canada, sharing the stage with the likes of The Roots, Andy C, Mixmaster Mike, Shy FX & Skibadee, Rusko, Dillinja, Plastician, Mimosa, DJ NuMark, the Glitch Mob, An-Ten-Nae, Mat The Alien, Antiserum, Marcus Visionary, ill.gates & Jacky Murda and has appeared at numerous music festivals including Shambhala, Starbelly, Loki, Harvest Festival in Ontario & the Dragon Festival Granada, Spain.
soundcloud.com/dubconscious
facebook.com/djdubconscious
Shambhala 2011 profile
liquidfunk.ca/dubconscious

| APPLICATION |
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Application-Audio/259196772974

| HANS OHM |
http://soundcloud.com/hans-ohm

| MEMIO |
Shannon Long aka DJ Memio is a Calgary-native, and for years she co-hosted the popular weekly radio show What Would The Neighbours Think? on U of C's CJSW.  A few years ago she made the move to Vancouver, and over the past year; Brenda Holmes (Blenda) & Shannon have been working together as a Vancouver-based DJ team and are proud to be called Harlatwin.
http://soundcloud.com/blender/harlatwin-bcp-submission
http://wwtnt.blogspot.ca/

| KLINE |
http://www.soundcloud.com/kline

| ROIIC |
http://www.mixcloud.com/Roiic/

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Friday, April 20, 2012 at 10:00 PM - Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 3:30 AM (PDT)


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W2 brings spaces to life with the arts and creative technology in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.

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