By Alan Ranta
Still waiting for your pot to arrive in the mail? It’s probably gonna be a while. The gov’t only had, oh, eighty years to figure it out, so it’s no surprise they weren’t prepared. Well, you can’t just sit there and grow a beard for butt cancer all month. Might as well distract yourself by cramming your body onto a dance floor.
November 10 @ Copper Owl (Victoria)
Colin de la Plante (a.k.a The Mole) has quietly been one of the most interesting figures in electronic music to have ever called Canada home. Spending most of his time in Berlin these days, Victoria is sure to give him the hero’s welcome he deserves, as he spins every genre under the sun into a house-like form.
November 17 @ PNE Forum
If you don’t know Rezz yet, you better get on it. She’s one of the biggest and best upcoming stars in Canadian electronic music. Only in her early twenties, she has already proved her complete mastery of diverse bass music with Certain Kind of Magic, her second album on Deadmau5’s personal label, and if she plays anything off it, the PNE Forum won’t have to undergo any earthquake testing for the next decade.
Sequential Circus 23
November 17 @ Open Studios
If live PA is your thing, you probably already have tickets to the 23rd installment of Sequential Circus. This one is gonna feature cerebral knobbing from AVR, BIG ZEN, lazy d, RiDylan, Sara Gold and tokiomi, with visual performances from Collizhn Visuals, Dermot Glennon, Vjettlike, and Yasushi Harada, and acrobatics by AcroYoga Vancouver. Top notch stuff.
November 24 @ Open Studios
You can hardly go to an EDM festival in B.C. without seeing Justin Martin beat that bird with a bat on its main stage, and there’s good reason for it. He’s the shit.
November 26 @ Fox Cabaret
Nicholas Carter (a.k.a. MURS) has a long history of hip-hop badassery, considering his work with crews such as Living Legends and Felt, his output on El-P’s Definitive Jux and Tech N9ne’s Strange Music, and the thousand other things he’s done. Carter actually set the Guinness World Record for rapping, when he dropped knowledge for 24 consecutive hours in 2016. Expect insanity.