Sunday, June 30, 2019
This month we are turning it up a notch with a highly anticipated guest performance by the multitalented BLIMES. Straight out of San Francisco this Femcee is a veteran on the mic who’s skills and versatility have us counting down the days till show time. ❤️
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From the heart of San Francisco, Blimes is an MC and vocalist whose musical background extends two generations to a blues musician father and jazz musician grandfather, which explains her meticulous attention to musicality. Blimes distinctive voice is globally appreciated and early in her career, she worked with Too Short, LA rapper Gavlyn, and France’s Scratch Bandits Crew. After touring the US and Europe with Gavlyn in 2015, the two, feeling empowered by one another formed an imprint and collective of female identifying artists and creators, ‘Peach House’.
In 2018, Blimes’ undeniable talent and unique history as a battle rapper sparked a collaboration with hip-hop icon Method Man, who proved to be a true fan, proclaiming “Blimes is my favourite” and featuring on ‘Hot Damn’, his contribution to Blimes’ new album Castles, released March 27th 2019. The album’s opener ‘Snake Skin Boots’ was crowned ‘Hottest Record In The World’ by Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 with further spins from Nick Grimshaw, Clara Amfo and highlighted by Ebro on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio show. The single was also supported by The Guardian, Uproxx, Dazed, i-D, Clash, Hunger Magazine and Blimes has previously featured on LA Weekly, Billboard, Hip Hop DX, Complex, Hot New Hip Hop and Huck Magazine.
DJ O SHOW
DJ O Show brings 8+ years of experience to the industry. She has dedicated herself to her passion of music, chiseling out her niche as a female hip hop and R&B DJ in Vancouver, BC.
DJ Kota has been on the scene in Vancouver for just over a year co-producing and DJing at Canada’s first Trans club night, Coconutz and Bananas. They’re Trans, Mohawk & Proud, and will have you L I V I N G on the dance floor to a blend of hip-hop, trap, reggaeton and r&b beats.
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EMERENCZ (Nomad Black)
Emerencz is a Queer Canadian born DJ, Producer & Record Label owner from Vancouver, British Columbia. They started out as a classically trained artist who later immersed into the electronic culture in 2009. As a techno lover from the start, Emerencz focuses on transforming off-the-grid spaces for sharing Berlin techno, acid & hard hitters with their own enigmatic energy. As a community driven artist, they use their time to Co-Host Terrestrial.FM, a techno focused music broadcasting show for Vancouver & other electronic music lovers. They also own a digital Radio show called OBSKUR Radio that broadcasts monthly queer / female techno globally. Emerencz also Co-Owns OBSKUR MUSIC, a techno label that focuses on driving queer, POC, & female driven talent globally. Emerencz continues to dedicate their passion to sharing various dimensions of techno music.
VanCity bred up and coming producer Lola Phyne has been busy captivating local and international audiences for years. Known for her ever evolving style, no one can doubt that the common theme is deep, earth-quaking, booty shaking bass. Lola’s bouncy, high energy sets are packed with familiar melodies, unique beats and unsuspecting basslines that will get anybody groovin’.
Even with a steady schedule of shows and festivals, Lola is hard at work in the studio collaborating other local and global producers to create and shape a sound that is truly her own.
Inspired by underground rave parties they attended in the 90’s Sky picked up their first set of turntables at the age of 15. Since then, they’ve witnessed the evolution of DJing and electronic music for over a decade and bring in the elements of old school and new school to their DJ sets.
Influenced by Deep House, Bass music and Hiphop, this renegade DJ has love for all genres which is revealed through their original mashups and remixes. Skylar is a strong advocate on breaking barriers for queer DJs and has traveled all over headlining in major cities including Berlin, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Atlanta, San Francisco and Oakland. Skylar shows versatility through imaginative style and sound over live performances and recorded DJ sets. The mission is to take you on a musical journey of different beats, rhythms and sounds through the medium of freestyle mixing.
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Your moment to shine 😉 Karaoke set up with two microphones and all the good times with your pals and new friends ♥
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Step away from the loud music, take a breather from all the celebration, have a one on one with an old or new friend.. Play some checkers or eat some candy. Specially curated music for our cuddle puddle chill vibez room.
Babes on Babes is held on occupied Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish Peoples. This includes the territories of the Musqueam and Skxwú7mesh-ulh nations.
** Cover: $18
** Doors Open: 10pm
Hosted by: MC Brigee.K
Accessible pricing policy in effect! –> It’s important to us that folks with financial barriers be able to access this event. We ask that you give us an advance notice if you need sliding scale admission. Whatever you can afford is okay 🙂
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19+ / Everyone welcome LGBTQIA2+ / All identities welcome.
Washrooms are for all genders/ gender neutral. We ask that you keep that in mind as everyone should be treated, and treat each other with the same respect they would want for themselves.
Fortune is easily accessible by transit, street parking is available but please don’t drink and drive.
THE BUDDY SYSTEM:
Please remember: consent is sexy… and mandatory. Leave your oppressive & non inclusive behaviour at the door. The Buddy System will be in effect. Our buddies will be wearing bright neon shirts. They will have bottled water handy for you, run interference if someone is receiving unwanted attention and generally serve as go-to support should any problems or questions arise.
While we cannot encourage the use of recreational drugs, we understand that folks have a variety of ways they like to party. We will have someone trained to administer NARCAN (available at this event) in the event of an opiate overdose.
Babes On Babes donates a portion of our proceeds from each event to Queer services, we are always looking for new avenues to donate to. Feel free to email us your ideas and suggestions.
LGBTQIA2+ / All identities welcome.
Please follow the link below for the detailed accessibility summary of Fortune Sound Club.
Babes On Babes is a Queer long weekend event. We are a
collective of artists, DJs and promoters with the desire to showcase and celebrate local and international Queer talent.