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Fri. June 2nd 2023 Victoria Event Centre $15

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We Call it House

A night of house music with local Djs and producers
Event can be attended in person In-Person Event
Fri. June 2nd 2023 + Add to Calendar Victoria Event Centre (No Minors)
10:00pm - 2:00pm  Doors at: 10:00pm $15


Ry Guy

Presented by:

Groove Rider Collective
House Proud Productions

Event Description

GrooveRider Collective and House Proud Productions bring another instalment of We Call it House!
GRC and House Proud have a stacked line up from the deep talent of DJ/producers Victoria has to offer!
Building on community and bringing like minded people together in celebration is always the main motivation for bringing these talented artists together in a way that cultivates friendship and togetherness


In an era of pre-recorded sets and prima donnas who are more in love with the spotlight than they are the music, it’s words like these that solidify Ian’s reputation as a premier house DJ. A rōnin who’s traded swords for turntables, Ian’s been a veteran of the U.K. music scene since 1989. From Spain to Holland, from Hawaii and beyond, Ian’s sought-after skills have landed him gigs in cities around the world. And now as a resident of Victoria, B.C., Ian brings his hard-hitting beats to venues across Canada. One simple rule guides him and the party-goers in attendance: if you come out soaking wet, then you know you had a good night.
Music has always been in Ian’s blood. A classic rock father and a pianist mother ignited the flame that he carries with him today, a pedigree that his daughters now share. For Ian, music isn’t something for your ears to enjoy; it’s a way of life—something that you live and breathe. As Ian states, “I can’t relate to people who say, ‘I used to be a DJ.’”
For more than 20 years, Ian has been revitalizing dance floors. Along with his own label (Keep Warm Recordings) and shows around the world, his decisive passion for the industry shows no sign of slowing down. What keeps him invigorated is that rapport with the crowd. Whether a state-of-the-art venue or a 300-person room, everything hinges on that connection.
“Get them up there and keep them up there. At the end of the day, it’s entertainment and not education; if people aren’t dancing then you’re not doing your job.”

DJ Ness T is a spunky, animated DJ, and has been performing in Victoria and beyond for 14+ years. Far from slowing down, she continues to invest more passion into music every day. Music has always been the fuel for her creativity, her best friend and ever present soundtrack to life. Her love of music shows and keeps the crowds growing with every set!
Vanessa knows all genres can set fire to the dance floor when the timing is right. There is no need to limit oneself to just one. Fusing elements from different genres and decades she curates the perfect vibe for each individual space and occasion, with a little something for everyone.
You can catch her DJing restaurants, bars, yoga classes, weddings and special events on Vancouver Island. She is also the resident DJ at The Vicious Poodle.

Based out of Victoria, B.C, Acranymph has been a staple of the electronic music scene on the West Coast since 2017, playing many of the major clubs in Victoria, and Vancouver Island. Acranymph is a Wolastoqiyik artist, hailing from St Mary’s First Nation, beginning his journey in electronic music in Fredericton N.B in 2005, and has been playing clubs and festivals all over Canada ever since.
Acranymph has played alongside artists like Whipped Cream, Pineo and Loeb, AWAL, Abstrakt Sonance, and many more. Bring a blend of fidget, baseline, and electro house, Acranymph always brings high energy beats, while incorporating hip hop and 90s dance music samples with complex loops and effects. The aim of Acranymph’s music is to keep the high energy moving in a consistent way, never giving the Dance floor a moment to breathe. Electronic music is a religion to Acranymph. Acranymph’s First Nation and African roots only add to the musical perspective he brings, with broad and heavy basslines, and melodic and seductive melodies.
Playing under the GrooveRider Collective label in Victoria B.C, Acranymph continues to rock dance floors with GRC events on a monthly basis.
If you’re lucky enough to take in an Acranymph event, you will leave with a deep appreciation for the genres Acranymph boasts, and wanting for more.

Born, raised and hailing from Victoria B.C. Ry is the founder of the Victoria Electronic Music Collective with 20+ years of experience playing clubs, parties, radio and after-hours gigs alongside some of B. C’s finest, recently shared the bill with International artist such as; DJ Q, DJ Dan, Colette & John Lee. Over the pandemic Twitch became his new realm, organizing a weekly online Raid event called Puff Puff Pass focusing on artists streaming from across the globe. He’s always had a passion for the underground scene and the sounds of electronic dance music. Playing a bit of everything over the years has had lot of influence in his sound today, everything from Electro House to Break Beats, his tastes have always leaned to the deeper/chunkier side of Electronic Music so be ready for a musical journey of huge rolling bass lines, guaranteed to get your body grooving.

Visuals: DezineStudio

Photography: Millions Photography

19+ event
$15 pre-sale
Tickets at:
$20 at the door
Victoria Events Center
1415 Broad St
PLUR is the mantra of all GRC/House Proud events✌️


Victoria Event Centre
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