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Juice Night Out at Electric Love Festival, July 28-31st, 2017 (BC Canada)

Yes, headed to visit our Northern neighbors and sound off at the first official Juice Night Out session.  DJ ShOOey, Groundskore and yours truly will be kicking off the Nest stage on Friday night and sending you into ELF orbit for the stellar weekend line up.  Here’s a little official 411 on all of us;)

Wes Smith is a DJ and Producer based out of San Diego, CA. His floor filling single “Bring Back That Funk” camped out at the Beatport Breaks #1 spot for more than 30 days and nearly 150 days in the top 10. His DJ mixes and music are featured on top podcasts, radio shows and labels. His main floor live sets run the genre game with funk fueled beats, bass and vocals. Wes is the Juice Recordings label boss, chief sticker bomber and creative force behind The Juice Squad.

ShOOey discovered her love for house music in the Chicago club scene in 1997 but it wasn’t until she moved to San Francisco in 2003, where she learned the art of DJ’ing and the beauty of moving and shaping a dance floor. ShOOey is a prominent member of the SF-based Space Cowboys music collective, where you can hear her body-rocking breaks and house sets. With a massive following on the playa and beyond, ShOOey is known for the infectious energy that she brings to the dance floor!

Hailing from Vernon BC, GroundsKore never fails to bring those funky fresh breaks to the tables and get that dance floor bouncing. Thus far he’s dropped two charting releases on two different labels (Bassbong Records; Juice Electronica) and has his second release on Juice Electronica dropping in the near future. Also a resident DJ of the BC interior’s ‘hi, society music festival’ among many others he makes his rounds to, GroundsKore has been keeping himself pretty busy, and has a lot more in store for the future.

Related links: [Facebook: Event Page] [Presale Tickets] [Camping Registration] [Facebook : Electric Love Festival]

Wes Smith Related Links: [Get Email] [Get Social]

It’s Wes Smith Yo @ Electric Love Festival, July 28-31st, 2017 (BC Canada)

Heading up to Canada for another round with the ever growing Electric Love Festival in Agassiz, British Columbia. This time at the Cheam Fishing Village. With a stellar line up with the ELF family, there are all the excites. Come join!

Event Related links: [Facebook: Event Page] [Presale Tickets] [Camping Registration] [Facebook : Electric Love Festival]

Wes Smith Related Links: [Get Email] [Get Social]

It’s Me Yo & a CRAZY list of talent @ Electric Love Music Festival, British Columbia, Canada (July 29th – Aug 1st)

I’m really getting psyched for my return to the Electric Love Music Festival.  I’ll be there all 4 days this year so I’ll really get to enjoy the outdoors and spend more time hanging out with friends.

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This year I’m also taking some time to road trip and check out a few of the amazing scenes along the route from San Diego to Canada…Cheam, Agassiz to be precise.  Here’s a peep of one of my favorite spots on the trip so far.

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If you are interested in other things I’ve uncovered, I will probably make a post after the journey, but in the meantime check my Instagram & Facebook for some randomness on the #RoadToELF.   If you are headed there, Hashtag it up my friend;) Otherwise, the official Event info is below.

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We are very excited to announce next year’s Electric Love! Take in the fresh mountain air, dance freely in the pristine forests and feel the power and clarity of PK Sound and Funktion-One!

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Camp under the stars with your friends & family and watch local talent and world renowned DJ’s coupled with amazing creative custom visuals that will be sure to delight the sense’s and lift the spirit. This action packed, four day transformational festival will feature live music, custom art installations, educative workshops and a variety of facilitated meditations, movement learning and healing events.

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Electric Love is completely devoid of corporate sponsorship and is dedicated to social, cultural and ecological innovation through creative process. We facilitate forward and critical thinking cultural experiences that emphasize the intersection of sound, design and technology in artistic forms. Festival goers are asked to commit in the same regard by leaving no trace behind.

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All are welcome at Electric Love Music Festival. Affordable ticket prices and a welcoming and open environment make all feel at home. Get deeply connected with the people, the land & the music. Please join us at Electric Love Music Festival 2016, for one magical weekend of musical expression that will leave you with a deeper awareness of your soul!

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Related Links: [Website] [Tickets]

It’s Wes Smith Yo! Tour Swims Upstream to Lay Down Beats for Electric Love Festival [Canada]

Wes Smith continues his magic Fugu journey this time by swimming upstream from the current to lay down his beats at Electric Love. I met up with Joshua Allen, owner of Regime Entertainment, to see how the passion translates to the love.

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Tell me about Electric Love:

This is the first year for Electric Love, but I have been doing promotions and throwing shows for 15 years now. I went to a show in 2001 and loved it so much that I decided to DJ, however, once I bought the equipment and tried it out I thought I also want to throw parties/shows. Currently,  I Dj with my girl Danielle Wilson. We are Neon Gypsy and Average Citizen and we become Average Gypsy. You can hear us at Electric Love!

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How did you get your start throwing shows?

 We used to throw a one night show called Summer Break 7 years ago but unfortunately we lost the land where we threw it and had to go on a hiatus.  It had a really diverse lineup one year it boasted Snoop Dogg and Freestylers on the same bill. This is the first year we were able to acquire land again that fit for us and a show of this scale. We wanted to bring back the one night all night party again. It doesn’t happen out here that much anymore, most raves/festivals are a huge time and financial commitment. This being one night is a smaller commitment and importantly a very short distance from most Vancouver and if you are in the valley it’s in your backyard.
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Tell me about the festival/show:

We are bringing back the one night banger with 18 hours of sound. It’s on a river at the base of the mountains in a beautiful spot and there is huge campsite if you want to camp. We have 4 stages with themes-  like the main stage (aka the Love Shack) decorated in an Arabian nights theme with Cats Eye doing the lighting –  it’s going to be sexy just like a Love Shack. The Zen Den will have black lights with themed paintings and a dreamy PsyTrance/Trance feel, the Arena stage is hip hop and The Nest is going to be a huge nest for the DJ’s to play in, it’s exciting. My team all are in charge of the stages and have worked hard to bring something for all.

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What size show is Electric Love?

We are capping sales at 3000 so it’s not too crowded but we plan to grow in the future… for the next 10 years plus. We have Vancouver’s best graffiti artist coming in for an art installation and last month we held a DJ contest that resulted in two winners. We will see Carl Crawford opening the main stage and Henry Pope (LA) opening for headliner at the Nest Stage. It gives Dj’s that are actually really good a chance to be heard, especially those that may not know anyone in the area and despite being really talented are not able to be booked.

Thank you for your time, Josh, we appreciate your time for the magic Fugu tour and wish you the best of luck at Electric Love. 

 Thank you, I am really looking forward to Wes’s set. His album is awesome, we are all really excited. Gates open at 2pm – see you all there!

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Related links:

[Facebook: Event Page] [Electric Love: Ticket Link] [Electric Love: Website] [Juice Recordings : Website]] [Facebook: Average Gypsy]