In one corner you've got Stenny, purveyor of emotional breakbeat techno making his Canadian debut, and Victoria's Hrdvsion, master of trippy dance music, in the other. You can't go wrong.
Stenny is recognized worldwide as a purveyor of innovative, forward-thinking club music that has you reminiscing of the 90s with an un-defeatable urge to dance. His debut in Canada will be shared with Hrdvsion's return to Vancouver after a 5 year hiatus from our favourite big club, Open Studios. Supported by Kikimora DJ's LVT and Nancy Dru.
Stenny (Ilian Tape - Munich, DE)
Rising in Turin and currently based in Munich, Stenny's debut was his first 12″ Solstice Deity on the Zenker Brothers' label Ilian Tape in 2013. Mainly inspired by the spirit of 90’s Techno and IDM, his contribution as a producer could be described as club focused but not merely functional. The dusty and stepping drum programming, often contrasting with dense, atmospheric surroundings, is one of the peculiarities of his style, which in fact, references often to the Jungle or Hardcore era, but basically aims to evolve with no genre boundaries. As a DJ, he maintains a similar, versatile and open-minded approach, ranging between contemporary and classic-but-forward-thinking club music.
Stenny is one of the brilliant resident artists of Ilian Tape. Ilian Tape was founded in 2007 and is run by the Zenker Brothers.
Over the years, artists from all over the world, including Argentina, Serbia, Italy, UK, USA and Japan have joined the family and contributed to define a diverse but always personal label sound. It’s not about big clean studio productions, but more about the human touch in music.
Hrdvsion (Nathan Jonson - Victoria, BC)
Hrdvsion, pronounced “hard vision”, and sometimes known as Nathan Jonson, is a Canadian composer dedicated to electronic music with an experimental streak.
With a decade of producing and DJing behind him, Nathan has explored everything from beatless ambient tracks to rugged club cuts and pop bootlegs. That said, with time Jonson’s need to challenge the norm has eased and his boundlessly experimental streak has become more focused. His impressive discography spread across labels such as Wagon Repair, Balkan Recordings, Rinse and International Deejay Gigolo, hints at a producer who has valued diversity above all. His records have long been turned to by DJs right across the board, always guaranteeing them a striking and unusual sound.
Kikimora DJ's (LVT & Nancy Dru)
Long-time friends, DJs and rave collaborators Nikki & Jen have recently created Kikimora for the purpose of uniting their visions of community, musical expression, and event curation. Backed by years of experience and taking the best of that to create something new, they are already achieving something unique together and show no sign of stopping. Find them supporting their first international artist-focused event as Kikimora at Open Studios, with a 2-hour opening B2B set.
Visuals by Arya
Environment by Kikimora Productions
Kikimora designs by https://sergiosp.studio/