Schedule Announcement: DJ Lineup

1044537_10151694796166550_825088480_nThe facebook page has been buzzing for days: “Whose playing?” “When does ____ play?” “I don’t want to miss my favourite DJ!”…

So here it is folks, the DJ Set Times are as follows:




– River –

4 pm – D Lok

5 pm – D-Set

6 pm – Ian Anthony

– Axis –

7 pm – Michael McCaffery

8 pm – Skylo

9 pm – Given

Special Ed

Special Ed

10 pm – Special ED

11 pm – Cedar Senior

12 am – Generic

1 am – Trever

2 am – Gano

3 am – Alex Joy

4 30 am – Graham B.

5 30 am – Tomas Jirku ( live )

– Center –



6 pm – DJ plan

7 pm – Aperture

8 30 pm – Greenlaw

9 30 pm – Woodhead

11 pm – Neighbor

12 30 am – Worthy

2 am – Taal Mala

3 30 am – Dead Air

4 30 am – Monolithium




– River –

10 am – Intrinsic

11 am – Tall Guy from England

12 pm – Fedski

1 pm – E. S. B.

2 pm – Frivolous

3 30 pm – Matt Rose

Chicken George

Chicken George

5 pm – Chicken George

– Axis –

6 pm – Lyssa

7 pm – Spineshaker

8 pm – Re_Click

9 pm – Tech Cows

10 30 pm – Triple D

12 am – Rene LaVice

1 30 am – Grimm



3 am – Outsider

4 am – TBA

5 30 – TBA

– Center –

3 pm – Philly P.

4 pm – Marc Gerrard

5 pm – Natron

6 pm – Nick Karma

7 30 pm – Emily Spiller

Emily Spiller

Emily Spiller

8 30 pm – Chicken George

10 pm – J. Boogie

11 30 pm – Luke McKeehan

1 am – Johnny Fiasco

2 30 am – Rennie Foster

4 am – Lori Ward & T. Orlando


– River –

10 am – Lasquiti Cove

Johnny Fiasco

Johnny Fiasco

11 am – Michael B. Lacey

12 pm – Solomon Potashnick

1 30 pm – J. Feud

3 pm – Casey Nefcy

4 30 pm – J. Boogie

6 pm – TBA

– Axis –

6 pm- Joelboy

7 pm – GI Blunt

8 pm – Primitive

9 pm – Degree

10 pm – TBA



11 pm – TBA

12 am – TBA

1 am – TBA

– Center –

3 pm – Hristo

4 pm – Lalu

5 pm – Logik

6 pm – Mykee

7 pm – Thom Banks

8 pm – Mr. Moe

9 30 – Koosh

11 pm – TBA

Dj Logik

Dj Logik

12 30 am – TBA


Interview with Headliner: Rennie Foster

Rennie-Foster_by-Mark-Oxley-860x1288Rennie Foster took the time out of his busy schedule to do an interview with us! Here is what we learned and wanted to share with you:

My name is Rennie Foster, also known to some as the infamous B-Boy, Dub Nut One. I was born and raised in Victoria, BC, where I discovered breakdancing, graffiti, and skateboarding in the 80s and have been involved in forging paths in underground subculture there since then. I built my first DJ set up, well over 20 years ago from pieces that I acquired at Radio Shack, Value Village,  and The Salvation Army. In 1988, I discovered “House Music” through mix tapes coming from the Eastern US and have been on a mission to make everyone dance to it since then. I have twin daughters, now 13, that I have raised on my own since they were toddlers. I moved away from Victoria to Toronto, then to Tokyo, Japan, and have been there for the last decade. I returned to Canada in 2011, and now I live in Vancouver. I have released a lot of records, especially with Detroit labels, like Transmat, Soiree, Subject Detroit, Teknotika, Motech etc. and other classic labels like Synewave and F-Communications. I currently record for Rebirth Records, Thoughtless Music, and some other labels, including running my own small label, Dirty Works.

What type of music do you play?

I play my own original style that is related to House Music and Techno, but not any particular “sub genre”. It is influenced by many eras and movements of underground dance music and is shaped by attempting to bend rules and definitions rather than following them. It doesn’t fit into any of the usual boxes, but you could say it is something like, “housey techno and techy house music”, but certainly NOT “tech-house” haha.RF-by-Mark-Oxley-4

What should we expect from you at Resonance?

To turn it out.

 How long have you been playing music?

I have been involved in music in one way or another since I was a kid.

What is your favourite thing about performing at Music Festivals vs. Clubs?

I like both, for different reasons. I am definitely known more as a club DJ I think, but I also like playing festivals. Just being outdoors, under the stars or sun, and in nature, is a very fitting environment for the dance ritual I try to evoke when I DJ.

 What should partygoers expect from you?

What they give on the floor I will try to give back with all my heart and ability. If you would like to check out what I am about musically, please tune into my weekly LIVE broadcast, every Monday night at 9:00 pm @

 What is unique about what you offer?

I think I have my own way of thinking about DJing, that is unique to my experiences touring, and being around, and involved in so many eras of the dance music movement. I have learned a lot from mentors such as Laurent Garnier and Derrick May about programming music in such a way that has a lot of artistic merit. I try to show commonalities throughout many musical ideas that will change the musical perspective of the dancer. My style of mixing is also unique, drawing influence from Hip Hop turntablism and Detroit techno, it’s a chunkier and sometimes aggressive style that is different from the smooth blends favoured by many DJs, although the smooth blend is an influence too.

Tell us about your favourite music festival experience (as a performer or attendee).

In Japan I played the Nagisa Festival several times, both in Tokyo and Osaka. It’s a festival that draws approx. 40,000 attendees and is just an amazing experience. I also had the honour to play the first ever Soundwave, when it was just a small event with a few local DJs. I had no idea it would grow to be the legend it became well I was away in Japan. I also played the first VEMF, and then returned as a headliner in 2010. It was fantastic to see the growth of my hometown’s dance music community. I am so proud of the people that continue to put so much love and energy into it, often against many odds.

What are your hopes for Resonance?

I hope to see a successful event for all involved, with no serious problems, and a good time had by all. In the days of “EDM”, where everything seems to be about being as big and popular as possible, I like to see an event with a theme of quality over quantity, and being for people who truly want to be a part of it. Back to the grass roots of the movement.

Who have inspired you to do what you do?

That’s a very deep question. Artists like Frankie Knuckles, Todd Terry, Derrick May etc. are both inspirations and influences, but also non-musical entities, like Malcolm X, or Keith Harring, have been massive inspirations, many “non famous” people as well. No one has been more inspirational to me than my twin daughters, Dahlia and Mariko, who have profoundly shaped me as a person and artist.

 What is one thing you want your audience to know about you and/or your performance?

I am profoundly dedicated to what I am attempting to do artistically. It is literally, my life’s purpose. If you open your heart and mind to me on the dance floor for a couple hours, I will give you everything I’ve got in return. It’s not just performance or entertainment to me, it is a ritual, and a communication, through art and music. As deep into that as you want to go, I will go with you.

Is there anything else you’d like to share?

Yes! Please check out some new releases this summer such as my “Legionnaire” EP on Thoughtless Music, my “Nagisa” EP on Restructured Records, my track “Floatilla” on the Beyond The Dance 4 compilation, on Derrick May’s Transmat label, my track “Low Boxing” on the “Reverence” compilation, on Soiree Records, Detroit, and my track “World Keeps Reachin'” on the “Golden Tracks” EP, released on French label, Blooming Souls. Please tune into my weekly LIVE radio show “Unknown Pleasures”, EVERY MONDAY at 9:00 PM (PST) on Thank you very much! See you at Resonance!

Rennie was even nice enough to share some free music for download! Check them out here:

RFlogoBDJ Mix for Free Download (with track list)

2 FREE tracks for download

Resonance Headliner: Worthy (FREE DOWNLOAD!!))

avatars-000042341348-s78lf7-t200x200In the late 90’s after moving to New York City, he met good friend Justin Martin and was exposed to the sounds of people like LTJ Bukem, Stacey Pullen and Sasha. These artists greatly influenced his early ear while the expanding dance music scene encouraged him to play records of all genres; from hip hop to breaks to techno and drum ‘n’ bass.

In 2001 Worthy set up his studio and began producing house and techno music and DJing around the city. He later conspired with Christian Martin, Justin Martin and Claude VonStroke to co-create a fresh take on outdoor parties, rightly named Dirtybird.

2006 brought the launch of Worthy’s label, Anabatic Records. Originally intended as an outlet for the release of his own music, Anabatic quickly branched out to take on new artists. Anabatic has been providing a steady stream of high quality tech house and has been gaining the praises of top DJs and Producers around the globe for its edgy new sound.

In 2007 Worthy broke out as a producer with his release of Irst_Te? on Dirtybird, Crack EL EP on Leftroom, and Bass Quake and Mummer EP on Anabatic. Worthy’s music production has been showing up on DJ charts across the world and has been played by everyone from Carl Cox to Sven Vath to Ben Watt.

Resonance is ecstatic to have such an amazingly talented artist headliner during their first year in action. To get a taste of what you will be hearing over the weekend, download his July 2013 Northern Nights Promo Mix. This guy will have you dancing on a log with 3 of your best mates in NO time!

Stay Gorgeous,

Kalisi ❤

Resonance Festival comes together with the Victoria Youth Clinic…

res5On Sunday July 7th the Resonance Festival Crew came together with the Victoria Youth Clinic and helped celebrate the end of PRIDE WEEK by throwing an excellent little shin-dig at White Eagles Hall in James Bay. All proceeds from the door went directly to the Youth Clinic as Staff and DJs volunteered their time to help raise much needed funds for the downtown clinic.

As the crowd bounced to the tunes of Lori J. Ward, Lyssa, Skylo, Hristo, Bendy, J-Feud, and Solomon P, pleasure and delight radiated from the dance floor.

Those in attendance were also given a taste of the amazing visuals from none other than Resonance Festival’s own visual conductor Photon! My favourite part was seeing all the smiling faces, friends and especially the elaborate costumes.

As the party came to an end James and Natty called out 3 different numbers attempting to find a winner of the Resonance Festival Ticket. Finally, Lucas’s number was called and he bounced to the front to collect his prize. We can’t wait to see him put that ticket to good use!res1

I have to say I am absolutely stoked to do it all over again in two weeks at Resonance Festival! Make sure to get your tickets asap!


Kalisi ❤

Tickets Available Here