Ciel + Guests at The Seahorse Feb 22, 10pm



Friday February 22, 2019
The Seahorse Tavern, 2037 Gottingen St. (entrance off Portland Place)
19+, doors at 10pm
*venue requires photo ID*

Pure, deep winter celebration. At a time of year when our bodies need motion, collective release and community love, we’re sparking the club with dream rhythms and wilding. This fourth and final show of our off-season features worldbuilding DJ / producer / organizer Ciel, repping the curious edges of the inimitable Discwoman collective. Local flavors featuring afro-house selector DJ Fadzwa, rising Sipset MC Shevy Price, and a special collaborative set from DJ 5RIVERS and DJ TranˈziSH(ə)n.

+++ Ciel +++

Repping the inimitable Discwoman collective, Ciel aka Toronto’s Cindy Li, brings a rarified, wide-angle approach to the centre of international selector culture. After a year of high profile mixes and club appearances around the globe, late 2018 saw the release of her second EP, Hundred Flowers, on sublime UK imprint Coastal Haze. Combining subtle hints of her isolated, conservatory background and throughlines into far-out tastes and ranges, the EP’s effortless gleam is a testament to Ciel’s unique lense. With a long history of eclectic mixes and femme/female-centered organizing, Ciel invites an open-ended approach to curation that breathes fresh air into the club, washing out the risk-adverse stiffs with clever movements. Her affection for both the dreamy and the strange has led to bookings at the legendary Smartbar in Chicago, Buttons in Berlin, and Hot Mass in the PGH, and warehouse raves all over North America; early 2019 saw extensive tours of Australia and China.

+++ Shevy Price +++

One of the most influential underground artists coming from the East Coast of Canada, this rapper/songwriter is known for her unique and diverse style, her raw and thought provoking lyrics that contrast sharply with her down to earth persona and her community contribution. "Being real is being realistic" she's often heard saying, allowing her to face her own successes and imperfections with a humble heart. A two-time nominee with Music Nova Scotia for “Hip Hop Recording of the Year” and “African Nova Scotian Artist of the Year” and a three-time nominee with The Coast’s Best of Halifax for “Best Hip Hop Artist”, “Best Songwriter” and “Best MC” in 2017. Having just wrapped her first international showcases last year, stay tuned as Price continues to display to the world her unique perspective on Maritime culture, diversity, rawness and passion!

+++ DJ Fadzwa +++

DJ Fadzwa has been changing the way people dance in Halifax since 2013. Originally from Zimbabwe, Fadzwa draws from a wide range of high energy music with a special focus on afro-house, dancehall and moohmbaton. He is founding member of Halifax’s all-important BahNahNah DJ collective, a regular at AlterEgos brunch and The Khyber’s late night sweat-a-thons. Basically, Fadzwa is a life force for a number of communities looking to free their minds and move their bodies.

+++ DJ 5RIVERS +++

DJ 5RIVERS is a versatile disk jockey originally from Treaty 13, now residing in K'jipuktuk. As a first generation Indo, 5Rivers bridges old school reggae, soca, hip hop, rap and funk with Punjabi folk and Bhangra music.

+++ DJ TranˈziSH(ə)n +++

DJ TranˈziSH(ə)n was born and raised in K’jipuktuk as a Maroon descendent. She loves every aspect of music while showing and celebrating her Jamaican roots. DJ TranˈziSH(ə)n brings you thru the soundtrack of her daily life. Playing you hot hiphop, R&B, Reggae and dancehall tunes from the 90's to present while mashing it up with smooth grooves of the urban music scene locally and internationally.

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$15 / PWYC / No one turned away for lack of funds

FREE with OBEY Juicy or Premium membership:

Accessible entrance through Seahorse entrance off Portland Place.
Accessible, non-gendered washrooms- stalls in one and stalls and urinals in the other

No hate / violence / discrimination / oppression of any kind will be tolerated. All Welcome. Please speak with an OBEY staff member at any time if you are made to feel unsafe / unwelcome.

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