April in British Columbia is a magical month full of bike rides, wet jeans, first-of-the-season patio pints and late night porch talks. Enjoy it to its fullest and roll deep to any or every one of the following fine affairs:
FALSEOWEEN 7 – APRIL 4th, STUDIO EAST
The SHAHdjs’ annual “second Halloween” party tops April’s list both literally and figuratively, with this year’s space horror theme, a fresh venue and a loaded line-up of locals (Daega Sound, Myles Away, Filip Gorecki, Comaduster, and SHAH steadfasts Kir Mokum and Decibel Point, as well as the re-emergence of Longwalkshortdock’s alter ego, Zemus) building the buzz on this already legendary party. And trust me, nothing is more hilarious than taking transit in early April dressed in full costume.
TOM TRAGO & HASHMAN DEEJAY w/DEREK DEE – APRIL 4th, SHINE NIGHTCLUB
Also on the 4th, Dutch deep house maestro Tom Trago of Rush Hour Records promotes his brilliant new full-length The Light Fantastic with a live performance at Shine, backed by Mood Hut and Future Times signee Hashman Deejay (hot off of his gig at Vancouver’s first ever Boiler Room) and Leisure Collective’s DJ D.DEE.
100s – APRIL 10th, KILLJOY
Taking names since Vice first wrote about his debut mixtape Ice Cold Perm back in 2012, Fool’s Gold have since armed Berkeley, CA. MC 100s with the means to take over, with insatiable tunes like “Ten Freaky Hoes” (produced by Vancouver-born U-Tern) leaving e-z West Coast vibes and Doggy Dogg-esque sex rhymes in your head for days. Download the brand new free eight-track EP Ivry from the Fool’s Gold’s website now (with bonus “Hoes” remix by Redinho), then get your tickets, as this show will be hot.
ESKMO & ROBOT KOCH – APRIL 12th, THE ELECTRIC OWL
If you’re one of many diehard fans impatient for the impending release of Brendan Angelides’ next album, don’t miss this night at the Owl, as Eskmo has promised to play some of his new material at the two West Coast dates he has booked alongside Berlin’s Robot Koch, in Vancouver April 12th and Seattle on the 13th. With Eskmo a longtime city favourite and solid opening talent in Eli Muro and Sleepwreck, this night’s grooves will run hard and deep.
By Summer Swanson