It's Not U It's Me

The Power Plant 2016

August 20


-- Set Times --

Bubble Stage (Outside)

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Raf Reza b2b Kirk (Spacedust)
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Adam Feingold (Ex-Terrestrial)
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Antal
8:00 PM - close - Shifra Rifka

Lobby Stage

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Jaime Sin
9:00 PM - 10:30 PM - Diana McNally b2b Pammm
10:30 PM - 12:00 AM - Andrew Ross
12:00 AM - 3:00 AM - boop~groop

Theatre Stage

8:00 PM - 9:20 PM - Ali Black & Pooyan
9:20 PM - 10:20 PM - 247ESP (live debut)
10:20 PM - 11:40 PM - Alister Johnson
11:40 PM - 1:00 AM - Roberto
1:00 AM - 3:00 AM - San Proper

Antal Heitlager is the Co-Founder of Rush Hour Music Amsterdam.

Preferring not to put a name to his style, the most he'll concede is that his music is about a diversity that feels soulful, raw and spiritual…

San Proper is a well-respected artist from the Amsterdam underground club scene. Over the last fifteen years, he has been spinning and playing live from major clubs and festivals to smaller bars and dodgy underground locations. He's known and praised for his House & Disco sets, but also skilled in blending different styles from Acid to Afro-beat into an eclectic mix. Since 2009 he has been performing & presenting a solo live show chanting vocals and playing several live instruments alongside his hardware and digital gear.

As an Amsterdam local, San Proper is working close with fresh and genuine labels and organizations like Rush Hour, Dekmantel and Trouw. His first five releases with Rush Hour was based on presenting his musical friends from Amsterdam with his "Proper A'dam Family Series", ’Part 4’ with O-Boogie got picked up by Laurent Garnier, who did an edit of ’Magnificent Speech Funk’. He has been collaborating with muses, friends and associates Tom Trago, Awanto 3 and Melon representing the sound of Amsterdam House music.

Ex-terrestrial is Montreal native Adam Carme Feingold. Whether performing live or behind the decks, Adam has been crushing parties and shredding ’nar since he landed here. His sets explore many realms of dance music, from soulful disco to techno-cosmic excursions and everything betwixt, going from neutral to crucial at the drop of a dime.

The Ex-terrestrial project was launched in April with the release of Paraworld EP on Vancouver’s very own 1080p. Feingold has also released records on Apron and his very own Montreal based imprint, Temple.

Roberto has been buying records, going to parties and DJing for more than 20 years. A staple of Toronto’s underground house and garage scene in the late nineties and early 00’s, this seasoned producer and DJ has found a renaissance of late thanks to a clutch of well-received releases on NYC’s Good Timin’ Records, Berlin’s edit mainstay Red Motorbike, and the Church offshoot No Bad Days out of London. As a DJ, his sound glides between eras and styles, embracing a freeform selection of soulful, heart-on-sleeve party music.

Alister Johnson is a forward-thinking producer and DJ. He is obsessed with discovering and manipulating new and unfamiliar sounds. His diverse career has included production work with Grand Analog and Zaki Ibrahim, creating jazz cuts with Sacha Williamson and touring Europe with Azari & III. He is well known within the Toronto DJ community and has commanded the decks as far afield as Germany, the UK and South Africa, spinning disco, soul, boogie, electronic/house and other types of danceable rhythms. His latest release on Do Right Music, the ’Broken Body’ EP is out now and is getting support from tastemakers worldwide such as Gilles Peterson, Lefto, Alex Barck (Jazzanova), and more.

247ESP is the latest project from Canadian electronic music veteran Vaughn Robert Squire.

Well-known for celebrated underground releases as Prison Garde on True Romance, A.S.L., and 100% Silk written alongside writing partner / basement R&B singer/writer/producer Ango (LuckyMe, LYK, Syv De Blaire), the pair have expanded the vocabulary of Prison Garde into a new project titled 247ESP which takes a more song-written approach to their recorded hardware house jams.

Following the musical ethos of guys like JTC/Dabrye, Marcellus Pittman, Dez Andres, and Wajeed [beatmakers that also make House/Techno/Acid or vice versa] both producers behind 247ESP grew up making sample-based hiphop music, which is the anchor behind a wall of hardware they use to write machine-driven body music for psychic doorways. //// LIVE DEBUT ////

~Boop! has colours 4 yr eyes, sounds 4 yr ears, and vibez 4 yr heart & soul
~Boop! wants to make you move
~Boop! wants us to come together

for more information on ~Boop!, check out the feature by Josh Chong

Shifra Rifka (b. 1994) is a Canadian composer, DJ, artist, and founder of the Toronto based Suspect Studio. Born in Toronto but raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, she was introduced at an early age to electronic music when a Abi Torquato, a DJ twenty years her senior began working as an attendant at Cream, a gallery owned by Shifra’s mother, in 2005. Spending much of her free time at the gallery, she was exposed to the varied possibilities of electronic music and production. She began composing and performing throughout high school until returning to Toronto to study sound installation at OCAD, where in her first year she learned to DJ while in Puerto Rico on a trip with her father. She currently resides in Toronto.

Since 2011, best friends, DJs, and local clowns Diana McNally and Pammm have performed together as Dirty Talk, eating potato chips and playing Italo-Disco, European synth-pop, and Montreal disco gems inspired by arcade games, sci-fi, and glitter. An obsessive record digger, Diana McNally also releases edits and DJs under the name Automaticamore, and has performed alongside artists such as Chromatics. Obsessions: Unidisc sleeves and ToJo Records. A mainstay in the Toronto indie dance scene for over a decade, Pammm has launched numerous underground parties as well as performed with Junior Boys, Bit Funk, and Chromeo. Obsession: Prosecco.

Pooyan attended his first discotheque, in the sunny hills of Tehran, in 1984.
He was 5 years old.
He has been going back to the disco ever since.

Ali Black, DJ and Producer from Toronto Canada. Collaborations with Black&Medley for Chinatown Records, New Kanada Recordings, Liebe Detail and Sean Roman for Cr2 Underground and Street King.

Hailing from the quaint streets of Scarborough to the hot dance floors of downtown Toronto, Raf Reza’s musical aesthetic reflects the stillness of suburban life as well as the buzz of living in one of the world’s fastest growing cities.

Born in Tokyo, little Raf was fascinated with Japanese video game soundtracks which often featured futuristic and quirky, synth-based music. Fast forward to his middle school years, Raf could be found in the hallway perfecting his arm wave to 80s breakdance hits.

His passion for dance music eventually led him to Toronto DJ legends Ali Black, Pooyan and Paul Revered who have collectively helped him complete his Doctorate in Discotheques. Since then he has quickly propelled himself into local dance floors playing alongside the likes of Andres, Max Graef and Tom Noble and became revered for his stylistically unrestricted sets unique to every space and atmosphere.

Beyond the dance floor Raf can be found in his cosy, bedroom studio. His productions sit in the realm of "bachelor pad boogie": a combination of syncopated drum machine grooves with dreamy, tongue-in-cheek synth work. Toronto cassette label, Coconut Groove Co. recently featured his mixtape of original material with some timeless favourites from his crates.

"Have fun and give love." - Raf Reza c. 2016

Kirk moved from Ireland to Toronto back in 2012 and after a few months of wandering the streets and clubs he was adopted by the local disco family. Making him one of their own he was placed in to the care of the Spacedust and La Casa Tropical crews where he developed his taste for forgotten tropical dancefloor sounds. Many late night loft party’s later, a monthly Amen Brother show on TRP with his homie Manus, a pair of edit releases from Chicago legend Mark Grusane on Spacedust (next one hitting the shelves in Sept folks!) and a bunch of other stuff in the pipeline he’s definitely here to stay whether we like it or not ;)

Catch him spinning some soulful reggae, sun kissed boogie and tropical funk B2B with his boy Raf at the bubble stage before Antal shows us all how it’s done!

Jaime Sin has been sharing her love for the outer edges of disco and house with Toronto crowds since 2005. Responsible for some of the city’s most-loved parties, including Shack Up and Seventh Heaven, Jaime brought many international DJs to our city in their early days, just before their rise to fame. You can now catch Jaime at her long-running night Love Saves the Day.

It's Not U It's Me has mobilized a diverse curatorial team to reconceptualize what a party could be.

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