Friday, August 17th • Bar opens 8PM, Green Room 9PM, Club 10PM.
ART DEPARTMENT ( No. 19 Music, Crosstown Rebels | Toronto )
Nitin ( No. 19 Music | Toronto )
Sarah Myers ( Flash | DC )
Green Room: DC House Grooves
Andy Grant ( DC House Grooves | DC )
Katrina Mir ( DC House Grooves | DC )
Ramirez ( DC )
PHILCO ( Good Buddies | DC )
Alex Eljaiek ( DC )
Art Department, the infamous electronic music act, has seen almost unparalleled success within the world of dance music in recent years. Canadian Jonny White, acting Head of No.19 Music, is now the lone force behind the influential project that began as a collaborative effort with long time friend Kenny Glasgow in 2009. The prolific producer’s original style landed AD at the forefront of a major underground music movement, transcending genre barriers and breaking down walls as few other underground artists have.
Since the project’s inception, the band has been one of the most in-demand touring acts on the circuit, performing at nearly 150 events annually on a seemingly never-ending world tour. Since their installation as residents at DC10 in Ibiza (arguably the most revered club on earth), AD has taken their immersive and unique style of DJ’ing to esteemed nightclubs such as Fabric and Panorama Bar, have performed at trendsetting international festivals like Movement (Detroit), Ultra Music Festival (Miami/Brazil), EDC (Las Vegas), BPM Festival (Mexico), Exit Festival (Serbia), Parklife (UK/Oz), Creamfields (Buenos Aires), Global gathering (UK), Burning Man (Black Rock), Lollapalooza (Chicago), Coachella (California) and Tomorrowworld (Belgium) to name but a few. In 2012 They reached yet another milestone when the duo were welcome guests on the legendary BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix and at the BBC’s hallowed Maida Vail studios, joining a rich history alongside the likes of The Rolling Stones and The Beatles.
Jonny continues to successfully develop his beloved No.19 Music record label, which to date has released works from over 100 of the most influential electronic artists across the globe. As such, in its 6th year it has become one of the most sought after imprints in contemporary dance music. In recent months the label has seen a string of celebrated producers showcase their talent, with the likes of Guy Gerber, Mathew Jonson, Jamie Jones, Martinez Brothers, DJ Tennis, Radio Slave and Dennis Ferrer all providing remixes for AD’s Natural Selection LP.
Art Department, continuing to push his own creative boundaries and explore new ways in which he can help cultivate underground music culture, has found his latest efforts materialize in the form of two new vinyl-only imprints. The first, Social Experiment, is the name used for the brand of highly successful No.19 Music record label showcases that have been one of the most in-demand events at the aforementioned clubs and music festivals around the world.
With two decades of experience within the house and techno industry, Nitin Kalyan’s depth of knowledge and work ethic is second to none. The Canadian artist has not only established himself as a highly skilled and polished DJ on the global circuit, but he also lends his uncanny musical ability to events promotion, label management, A&R, curating festival line-ups and marketing campaigns, as well as producing his own music. Having such a diverse range of skills means he is one of the most adept and influential artists to have come out of Canada and places him at the forefront of the ever-evolving worldwide scene.
From throwing parties in his hometown, to relocating to Toronto in 2005, Nitin proved his worth as a music lover, bolstering his DJ skills with regular gigs and becoming a prominent promoter in both London, Ontario and Toronto. Through his endeavours he established himself as a key protagonist within Canada’s fertile house and techno scene. In a short space of time he was not only touring across much of North America but also making regular visits to Europe, playing some of the continent’s most legendary clubs, including DC10 (Ibiza), Panorama Bar (Berlin), Fabric (London), Showcase (Paris) and Nordstern (Basel). His years of experience inform every set; presenting music that holds true to the spirit of house and techno music, played with panache and dexterity.
Besides his dynamic DJ displays, Nitin also runs the highly regarded No.19 record label with Art Department’s Jonny White. The label is renowned for its forward- thinking, avant-garde take on house and techno, signing music from both established artists and nurturing new talent with everyone from old hands like Kerri Chandler and Jerome Sydenham to newcomers such as Eric Volta and Jakkin Rabbit producing music for the outlet. Nitin has played a pivotal role in managing the label and steering it to its current standing as one of the scene’s most influential and much respected music platforms.
In every aspect of his multi-faceted career Nitin injects passion, dedication and an unwavering thirst to keep striving to be the very best he can be. It’s the catalyst behind a career that has already lasted 20 years and will no doubt continue for many years to come...