The Smalltown sound is fun bass-heavy house music, combining the spirit of Canada’s outdoor electronic music festivals such as Shambhala & Bass Coast, with the sound they cultivated at the legendary Hifi Club in Calgary (which they own and operate). The boys have released music most recently on various labels including Fool’s Gold, Sweat It Out!, Mad Decent, Main Course, and more.
They have played shows across the globe from the Mad Decent Block and Boat Parties, to Fabric in London & U-Hall in DC, and Bestival in Toronto. With highlights that include appearances on Diplo & Claude Vonstroke’s radio shows, a one-year stint in Las Vegas, the yearly Mountain Magic Tour with Christian Martin (of Dirtybird) and friends, and their collaboration with Shad & Wax Romeo “Boom Ha” being featured in the HBO show “Girls”.
In 2016 they have new music on Crispy Crust, Sweat It Out! and Punks, and a healthy tour schedule to support the latest releases, as they continue to push their forward thinking sound and positive message to the dance music masses.
“A honey laced voice with peachy summerday melodies over stick-to-your-ribs beats & sub-synth harmonies’’. The daughter of Bostonian jazz musicians, Erica Dee was saturated in music her entire childhood.
Growing up on the west coast of Canada she captured her soundscape amongst an eclectic underground hip-hop and rave culture. Erica began performing with DJs and bands when her desire for understanding the full spectrum of her craft led her to study music in college alongside new pop sensation Kiesza.
Erica began DJing her live set in 2007, which lead to an invite to write and record in Los Angeles by DJ Nu Mark of Jurassic 5. In 2010 she embarked on her first Nation Wide tour with DJ Shadow and released her classic mixtape ‘Golden’, which combines 90’s R&B flavors with nu house and beat music. She has since captivated audiences from Brazil to Israel, and supported artists such as Justin Martin, Thievery Corporation & Quest Love.
2014 was a big year for Erica, Berlin inspired 6 new releases with producers Nicone, Sasha Bremer & Lars Moston on Danze, Suara & Street King records. Erica has started off 2015 working hard to complete her first solo album which will be released with BBE, as well as a new project underway with Lars Moston & Daniel Beaumann. 2015 brings new releases including co labs with Chris Lorenzo, Jason Burns, & Teeko. Erica’s live show is a refreshing experience; she’s an international soultress that’ll lead you to discover the depths of your own heart, swooning you with melody, rhythm, standout ccapella segments, and tastefully selected productions. Catch Erica Dee in a city near you!
The Gaff is a world renowned Party Rockin DJ, Producer and Record Collector infusing Original Break Beats, Funk, Soul, Afro, Latin, Brazilian, & World Flavours with modern day Club, Hip-hop, BASS, RAP, Electronic, & Dance Music………these musical styles are unified by gaff’s extensive repertoire of Turntable Skills: Tight Scratches, Cuts, Humour, Unmistakable Flavour & Playfulness
When his beats hit the floor, the flow is always funky and chunky killer break beats – any tempo every style. MR FUDGE Canadian born breakbeat dj and producer is intense, energetic, and versatile in each solid set that he delivers. Having held residencies in Canada since 1997 and South Korea since 2002, he is now currently based in Canada, spinning for Fromthefeetup, Catalogue and Roots Forward records. MR FUDGE has always been heavily influenced by a variety of electronic music: from hip-hop, trip-hop, midtempo funk and big beat, to the more current sounds of funky tech house, nu disco, ghetto funk, bass heavy breaks and dnb. After playing numerous club nights and parties across Canada, it was in 2002 that he became interested in the production aspect of electronic music. 2002 was also the big move to Asia, not only to challenge him to gain international recognition, but to also push his production work and to develop a sound that best encompasses his energy and intensity behind the decks. Hard Funk best describes his production work, as well as his live sets. Signed to the Manmade Recordings Label based out of the United Kingdom, this veteran dj hammers out ultra fat breaks for every killer set that he smashes. Blackbelt Break-Fu is now in session!