9:30 Lito Ford
Full time mama of sassy twins, part time disco dancing record collector, Lito Ford enjoys every opportunity to provide music for her friends. From making mix tapes with her mum’s record collection as a child, to browsing record stores through her teens, to inheriting a life changing record collection and discovering the internet (read: discogs), there has seldom been a time in her 33 years when records are far from reach. Over the last 20 years of listening to electronic music, one of the most highly influential discoveries arrived with the 2004 release of Morgan Geist’s ‘Unclassics’ album: the introduction of Italo Disco to Lito Ford. The instant love prompted a musical journey that continues to grow to this day. When asked to explain the difference between mainstream disco and her much preferred underplayed gems of the late 70’s and early 80’s, her response is simple: “There’s disco, and there’s disco. I play disco”.
10:30 Mr. Moe B2B Thom Banks
Thom Banks has been a staple in the dance music community in the City of Gardens since the 90's. His blend of house music ranges from funky, to minimal, to tech, to deep, to straight-up classic house music. Thom has earned himself many residencies over the years and has been invited to play at the best festivals, parties and clubs on the West Coast, including Song & Surf, Festivus, Cosmic Campout, Diversity Festival, Tall Tree Music Festival, Freq Fest and of course, Soundwave, west coast Canada's fabled electronic music festival. Thom currently holds residencies in Victoria, BC at Frequency Saturdays (Chinatown Events) @ the Copper Owl and Too Much Love (Surge Events) @ Lucky Bar. His tight mixing, unparalleled track selection and keen ability in interpreting his crowd on the dance floor has allowed him to play alongside names such as Mathew Jonson, Dave Seaman, Mark Farina, Gene Farris, The Mole, Bassnectar and Eddie C, just to name a few. Often considered a DJ's favourite DJ, Thom tends to lay down beats that are deep and techy - his timing's right and his beats are tight.
The 528HZ collective consists of two Vancouver Island based friends and musical kindred spirits. Crossing many musical traditions their eclectic sound is perhaps a result of their varied and cross cultural backgrounds. One hailing from Western Canada and the other from Eastern Europe, collectively the duos influences and skills are wide ranging. Pooling a vast musical knowledge from Jazz to African, to Acid, to House and of course Disco.