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King Sunshine & friends @ Blue Dot Gallery in Kitchener

ethnik

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respect

WOW

i don't know what else to say about King Sunshine. It was my first time seeing them live, though i had heard great things about them.

i got there around 11:30 pm or so, just in time to catch Deeno from Guelph laying out a beautiful, deep house set as warm up for the band.

the space used fo this event was an art gallery, and the layout was phenomenal. nice big, lofty room, seperate chill out area's, comfy cushions and couches all over the place to relac on, free fruit available all night long, and the art that was on display was beautiful

the energy in the room was rising for the last 20 minutes or so of Deeno's set before the band came on. once they started playing, everything just went OFF THE HOOK. the space was rammed with people from all walks of life, and everyone was getting their collective groove on, as well everyone having a huge smile on their faces all night long.

after the first set, Deeno came back on and then kicked me in the ass with even more deep, funky, groovin house. it's too bad the tables kept on skipping on him in this set, cause the track selection was otherwordly. damn that boy has some programming skills!

the band then came back on for a second 1 hr or so set, and then they just got even deeper, funkier, and dirtier than the first set, all to the same results with the crowd. we loved them!

by the time King Sunshine was done, i was exhausted from almost 4 hours of dancing, so i decided to leave. and that was with over half the dj line up, including the Dukes, yet to play!

i', sure i missed out on more goodness, but the smile that i had in my soul when i left after the band more than made up for what i could have missed.

THE BEST jam i have ever been witness to. I am now a convert to King Sunshine, the best live house collective i have ever seen.

(oh as for the music they played, it was a mix of jazzy, latin, tribal, acid, pure deep funk. and all played with attitude...DAMN!)

from what i gather they have been added to the line up at KoolHaus for Mark Farina'a party in may, and i will pay the money just to see them again.

peace

mike

long live live 11 piece deep house collectives
 

Preroller

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Well, that was certainly a great night!!!!!!!!!I have had one of the best weekends in a long time. Despite minimal sleep from the night b4 and having worked all day, I was feeling tired but the energy in the loft was tremendous! :D arrived at around 11:30 or so and checked out all the wikked decorations and displays, crawling through the Alice in wonderland secret doorway to get to the other room was neat, nice job by Ian on the Artwork!

Well, ethnik pretty much sumed up King sunshine to a T....that was an amazing Jam....respect indeed!! :cool:

so after they were done, I chilled out for a bit and ate some fruit, drank some of the peppermint tea that they had, and met up with some people I hadn't seen since WEMF last year, had some great times, nnot sure of the name of the next DJ that was on, but he played soem sweet grooves, a nice deep sexy house kind of set......nicely done....next up was the Dukes....too bad more people didn't stick around cause @m & kf laid down one of the most amazing sets I have geard in quite some time :D Man, so many great moments in that set, I was definately shaking my ass down amd dirty stylez...as was kf:p he looked to be having a blast...so ya...lovin the should I stay or should I go, lots of wikked tracks......big ups @m, kf my first time seeing these guys, and it was supa....
stuck around for a bit of the last guys set...ventured to the back room a few times, couple of neat sounding guys back in there, but I kept to the main room and the smokijng room for the most part....Needing some well deserved z's I took off arounf 7 am new time and hit the hay.....
Thanks to greg and ian for the stellar party, nice to see Derek and richie out, and nice to meet you @m, see you at Dave Clarke brotha!!!
Dave
 

Bloom! Productions

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Originally posted by ethnik
respect

WOW
my thoughts exactly (about all the elements) except for the skipping turntables.

great music (king sunshine rocked it), great venue, great artwork, great food and great security. i would have liked to stuck around this event longer but you gotta do what you gotta do...

peacerepect&Housemusicallnightlong
deeno
 

mingster

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Yay King Sunshine!
I wasn't there, but I know they're incredible.
It's such a refreshing experience to see these guys. :)

Ming.
 

Maui

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these cats are good.
i felt bad for them when they came to kingston a few weeks ago. They played the bar i work at. A total of 45 people showed up the whole night. maybe 5 or 6 danced!
I could tell that if the place had been packed that it would have been going off.
Lesson: Don't ever move here!

Btw whats London's population?
i don't get y this city is so chid compared to others.

Peace,

Robbie
 
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Maui

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Ooops don't answer that...i used to live in kitchener. i can see that.
i was thinking this was in london...im always reading about parties there.
so im still curious about london's population though...

Robbie
 

Adam Duke

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What a wonderful event....I haven't partied in an environment like that in at least three years....beautiful!
Fantastic decorations and FANTASTIC crowd... For a first gig out in Kitchener, Kf and i had a wonderful time.

Deeno - great job, man....excellent! Loved your groove and skills!

King Sunshine - saw them a year and a half ago and wasn't too thrilled, but HOLY CRAP did they ever kick my ass this time. Very tight and PHENOMINAL tracks!

Herbal Tea - so great to see someone having that much fun and experimenting with the medium!

Big thanks to those who invited us to dj and to those who were kicking it hardcore until the wee mornin' for our set! RESPECT!

and...it was nice meeting Preroller! I'll see you soon for sure, man!

tech care,

@m.
 

nusty

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Originally posted by hardtekfunk


Big thanks to those who were kicking it hardcore until the wee mornin' for our set! RESPECT!


I was one of them! you guys put some much needed energy on to the dance floor. I told you then and I'll say it again now, my cheeks hurt so much from smiling during your set. Even when I left to go back and forth to a bunch of my friends in the smoke room, I was still feeling your beats through the wall and enjoying every second of it. You guys had the set of the night.
My buddy max was blown away with your dancing (old disco syles?)
I'll definatly try to make it out to see you guys again. I totally understand why derek has you so high on his fav DJ's list.
Derek, it was great meeting you and a total surprise to see Crissy come in the door, thanks for briniging her (she said she brought you, but I'm thinking otherwise....) The sheesha session wouldn't have been the same with out you and everyone else who joined us in the back room for the sweet strawberry smoke.
This party was not quite what I had showed up expecting but I really liked what I saw and experienced. The art?!!?!?! wholly shit. I was very impressed and even amazed to see stuff like that at a party. All in all, this met my seal of approval with a big smile.

Dave
 

Bloom! Productions

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Originally posted by hardtekfunk

King Sunshine - saw them a year and a half ago and wasn't too thrilled, but HOLY CRAP did they ever kick my ass this time. Very tight and PHENOMINAL tracks!
i saw king sunshine about three weeks back, in guelph, and it wasn't what i was expecting either. great musicians, i can't stress that enough, but the show didn't really do it for me. i think that venue, sound and crowd are three elements a good dj, artist and musician can't go without.

it's the people that make this all happen!

@m, nice to meet you again and i hope to see the dukes in guelph in the near future! you guys rocked it at the harvest festival and i look forward to seeing the performance again.

peace.
deeno
 

orange richie

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Well, well, well. Derek and myself decided to accompany 'The Dukes' on this roadtrip cuz it was something different to do. Oh and Derek wanted to see Crissie... :p I didn't even know who the other performers were or what the party was going to be like.

Derek and I chilled at Chrissie's place, talked, drank a few brews and just prepared for the night to come. Around 1:30 or so we decided to go down to the party. I don't think I have to further explain how things were set up, it was very well explained in previous posts. I was truly amazed at the settup and totaly not expecting this type of party to be happening in Guelph/Waterloo. The atmosphere reminded me of way back when....

King Sunshine was on when we got in and I was truly impressed by their tightness and songs. Big ups to the crowd: there was a nice mix of different people that deffinetly made the night what it was. The art: WOW!! Totaly added to the experience. When I walked though the 'Alice in Wonderland' door, I didn't come out for a long time! ;) I bonded with Crissie :), smoked some of that strawberry shite in there too (whatever the hell that was...), talked with some people and just enjoyed the atmosphere.

I caught a bit of Deeno's set in betweeen all this 'interaction' I did and I would most gladly hear him again to hear more. Wanted to say hi but never got around to it. Actualy got on the dancefloor for The Dukes set and I'm glad I came out. One of the best sets I heard those fuckers drop. Just goes to show you how the right atmosphere and crowd can inspire an artist to their full potential. I was @m and kf's ride so I had to leave with them when they were done and I missed out on the last act. Imagine my surprise when I got outside and the sun was right over my head. We're we in there that long?! :eek:

We went back to Crissie's, smoked some chibba, took a nap and went home. A big hello, what's up! to all the new people I met, I will remember your faces but I probably need one more introduction to remember your names :p. Overall a grrrreattt! night; met new people, awsome music, kicking party, and the Dukes won some new fans!!! PERFECT! see ya nex time...

BTW: respect to te crew who put this shindig on!

Rickardo Belmiro de la Cruz...
 
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nusty

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Originally posted by orange richie
When I walked though the 'Alice in Wonderland' door, I didn't come out for a long time! ;) I bonded with Crissie :), smoked some of that strawberry shite in there too (whatever the hell that was...), talked with some people and just enjoyed the atmosphere....[/COLOR]

It was nice meeting you. And don't worry, I'll introduce myself again next time. (I was the one who brought the hooka we enjoyed in the back) yeah that back room was awsome.
I couldn't beleive that sphere / brain thing in the middle of the room. Who thinks of stuff like that!?!
I'm glad you guys made it there and there is always more sheesha (that strawberry shit) for you anytime you come this way!

Take care,
Dave
 

Brandon

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That was one of the best parties in Kitchener I've ever had the privelige of attending. Very nicely done, with out of this world art installations, amazing music, and a great crowd.
 

Brandon

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There was a Blue Dot party last May, but I haven't heard of anything recently.

Also, if I can correct my own spelling in the post above yours from 8 years ago, privilege.
 
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