Dubversified Culture Presents: DUBCHANTED ft. SICARIA & LSN
Victoria Event Centre
1415 Broad St, Victoria, BC V8W 2B2, Canada
Dubversified Culture Presents: DUBCHANTED ft. SICARIA & LSN
Sunday, October 1st
Doors & Show: 7 PM
Early Bird (expires Sept 6th) - $25 | Advance: $30 | Doors: $40 ($25 for students with valid ID)
19+ | ID Required
We gather in Metulia (Victoria, BC) on unceded and never-surrendered Lək̓ʷəŋən homelands. This acknowledgement is a reminder to act with love, respect, gratitude and accountability towards the land, water and people
Dubversified Culture Presents: DUBCHANTED ft. SICARIA & LSN
Please join us (19+) at our 6th anniversary, showcasing two exceptional international headliners: Sicaria & LSN alongside our resident talent! Prepare for an evening that weaves together the mystique of darkness, the allure of enchantment, and a captivating blend of multi-genre bass music. Immerse yourself in community, bask in the synergy of intricate stage design and mesmerizing visuals, and anticipate nothing short of elevated energy and unparalleled vibes! Embrace the theme by adorning yourself in fairytale-inspired attire – let your imagination run wild
Early Birds (LIMITED) send 25$ to email@example.com BEFORE Sept 6
Limited capacity - get 'em before they’re gone!
Bedtime Snack (1am-2am)
CODE OF CONDUCT:
Dubversified Culture does not condone or permit abusive, appropriative, harmful, oppressive, inappropriate or violent behaviour of any kind. Please be sure to:
- Stay home if you’re sick - we’ll catch you at the next one
- Practice consent - it’s sexy and mandatory
- Speak and behave with kindness, compassion and consideration
- Know your limit, play within it
- Nourish your mind and body when you party - eat and stay hydrated
Operating under a nuanced identity, Lou Nour seeks to carry forth the legacy of successful predecessor Sicaria Sound via the conception of Sicaria: a persona marking her solo endeavours into the world of electronic music. Characterised by her boisterous personality and fueled by her passion for the genre, Sicaria continues to be strongly praised within the dance-music community for supporting everything which is exciting and forward-thinking in dubstep, cementing her status as a heavyweight advocate for lively, chest-rattling 140 bpm sounds.
Born and based in London but of Moroccan descent, Sicaria cites her envelopment of SWANA culture as the main influence shaping her identity growing up - providing a continuous exposure to music ranging from Classical Arabic to Egyptian Shaabi, Algerian Raï to Moroccan Gnawa and everything in between.
A shy child, her early affection for music would see her sign up to local dance and musical theatre groups which would go on to form the basis of her empowering on-stage persona today. And it wasn’t until her teenage explorations into electronic dance music that she formed the foundation of her current love of bass-driven sounds which inspired Sicaria to invest in her first pair of CDJs as a means to escape her university studies. She fell into a radio production job after graduating and soon started co-piloting a regular show of her own geared towards creating a space for women voices on radio within the dubstep community. Little did she know that this first foray into presenting was to be a definitive
move into being a tastemaker of innovative low-end heavy sounds from the get-go, or that later on down the line her joint prime time monthly residency slot on Rinse FM would gain a global cult following.
Having navigated as one half of the imprint Sicaria Sound over the last six years, they were noted as the undisputed champions of dancefloors worldwide whilst owning responsibility for exposing dubstep as a culture to an entire new audience. With impressive appearances on Boiler Room, BBC Radio 1 & 1xtra, NTS and Red Bull Radio as well as being part of Mixmag’s Impact series and DJ Mag’s Ones To Watch & On Cue instalments, they rightfully claimed their title as club mainstays and it’s these lively DJ sets that saw them booked for revered clubs, festivals and arenas across the globe whilst also collecting accolades from professional creative bodies such as Metallic Inc, the MOBO Organisation and the BFI Film Festival.
As an individual artist, Sicaria seeks to carry forth this legacy into her new ventures, having already experienced two solo North American tours and delivering highlight sets at both Basscoast and Shambhala festivals in Canada. She continues to be a resident with dubstep originator Mala’s Deep Medi label and party, solidly advocating newer forms of the stripped back, dark riddims that were responsible for dubstep’s original ascension.
Looking towards the future now, the year 2023 will see Sicaria further cement her status as a 140 stalwart, releasing the final set of tracks from her co-owned label Cutcross Recordings, as well as establishing an innovative new outlet - ‘CONFiDANCE Co-op’ - linking up with similarly aligned artists to create content geared towards both the conscious and subconscious mind. This is an exciting focus pulling from curated livestreams, radio takeovers and eventually live performances for her to interact with fans and engage in community-focused material beyond social media.
The most exciting thing for Sicaria in 2023 is where she crafts her music as a solo artist. As a DJ, Sicaria has looked to fill her radio shows, mixes and sets with 140 bpm sounds pushing the tempo in as many disparate directions as possible and her debut set of solo productions will be no different. Through revisiting and fusing her SWANA heritage with soundsystem music, Sicaria’s releases will see her lean into a hybridity of tones taking her audience on a lively trip across and beyond the realms of dubstep. Alongside the music, this new chapter brings with it a sensational aesthetic overhaul geared towards exploring a fusion of Sicaria’s individual style whilst paying homage to her heritage in a modern twist. Bringing this part of her personality to the forefront creates a well-rounded visual package for the next chapter that beautifully complements her new creative ventures. And once these initial projects are mobilised, there’s plenty more in the pipeline planned from the artist. Because rest assured: Sicaria is always primed to deliver.
LSN are a multi-genre music production duo influential in shaping the UK’s bass and soundsystem culture. Formed in 2013, LSN draws visual and sonic influence from early dubstep, drum n bass, trip hop, psychedelic, metal and hip hop. Hailing from the mountains of North Wales, Daniel Jones and Jimmy Poston push the boundaries of sound and blur the lines between genres, co-creating fresh and unique music with vocalist Gwen Sion. LSN has collaborated with numerous vocal talents, including poet and T.S Elliot award winner Roger Robinson, Rider Shafique, Flowdan, Warrior Queen and punk sensation Bobby Vylan. LSN’s impressive and diverse discography includes releases on prolific labels, such as Deep Dark & Dangerous, Artikal, Sentry Records, Dungeon Beats, Hardcore Energy, Albion Collective and Uprise Audio. They have also received support from industry leaders ToddlaT, Mary Anne Hobbs, Mala, Synkro, Youngsta, Truth, J:Kenzo, Cimm, DJ Gemmy, RinseFM, D-Bridge, Om-unit, and VonD.
Originally from Québec, Blackout started mixing house and hip hop in 2010. Blackout has rocked crowds of 5000, and his underground flavor gets bodies moving whenever he plays. He also participated in DJ battles such as Red Bull 3style. Blackout’s career started in 2010 on Vinyl mixing Hip-hop. Now you can truly feel his past through his taste of music when it comes to the G-House, breaks & Beats he plays, or the Scratch routine he adds to his 87’s to 110’s BPM bass music. Blackout also founded an underground community called DUBVERSIFIED CULTURE - a brand designed to support local west coast bass artists and create bridges with other Dubstep/House scenes around the world.
Blackout Live at Dub Plants 2022
Den is a Victoria-based DJ and producer who delves into the depths of bass music. With roots in deep dubstep, he is committed to sharing powerful beats designed for massive sound systems. Den's sets feature moody chords, rolling drums, and throbbing bass lines, drawing from genres such as deep dubstep, breaks, UK bass, and broken techno.
BiiSHoP has been captivating audiences with their sounds since 2016. Their journey into the world of DJing began as a passion project, fueled by their love for music and the desire to create something meaningful. BiiSHoP has developed a distinct style that can only be described as "intergalactic bass." They have a keen ear for selecting the right tracks, and their sets take listeners on a journey through a range of vibrational frequencies that come from the far reaches of the galaxy. Through their music, BiiSHoP strives to awaken the alien within all of us, tapping into the deep, mystical power of the universe. Infused with otherwordly energies, their sound is a blend of deep, sensual bass and ethereal melodies, which combine to create a truly captivating experience for listeners.
Aporetic is a classically trained singer, songwriter and DJ who remixes her own vocal stylings with a range of genres (DNB, halftime, autonomic, dubstep, breakbeat, garage, grime). Aporetic speaks to our collective human experience with lyrics that call the status quo into question and our generation into action.
Aporetic has been a leader of the Victoria, BC music and arts community since 2014, working passionately behind the scenes to bring inclusivity, transparency and professionalism to underground events/organizations. Aporetic currently co-owns Dubversified Culture and is a representative of Bass Coast Street Team. Prior to these roles, she was Vice-President and Artistic Director of Submersive Studios.https://soundcloud.com/welcome-to-aporia
Kwakwaka’wakw/Coast Salish Indigenous artist. Just tryna capture a feeling and then share it with you.
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