December 31st, 2006.
Video In Studios, Vancouver

To hell with Dick Clark, ring in 2007 with the finest in forward sounds and future bass with our special guest…..

DJ /rupture (Soot Records/Tigerbeat6/Soul Jazz)

You won’t find another musician as agile and reckless as DJ /rupture. He’s performed in over 25 countries, released records on Soul Jazz & Tigerbeat6, DJ’ed in a band with Norah Jones, done two John Peel Sessions, and was turntable soloist with the 80-member Barcelona
Symphony Orchestra. Rupture’s fans include Robert Plant and that hot person you saw on the street yesterday but were afraid to talk to.

What’s Rupture sound like? A border-crossing bass visionary. His dynamic live sets simultaneously partyrock and suggest complex political undertones. Download his highly-influential Gold Teeth Thief mix from 2001. A four-star review in VIBE Magazine praised it as a “stunning, globe-trotting, three-turntable mix” that “captures the spirit of the best bootleg mixes-bumping, brash, and without borders.” That, of
course, was just the beginning…

Rupture also runs Soot Records, an independent label with impeccable curation, dedicated to international urban music. Rupture plays in a band called Nettle – violin, cello, electronics, banjo, guembri, voice. Rupture does duo performances with guitarist Andy Moor (The Ex). Both projects will release albums in 2007.


With able and hearty support from:

Jesse Proudfoot (Grime Sessions)

Able to swing from dirty grime to heavyweight 2-step syncopation with the flick of the wrist, Jesse is one of our favorite Djs. Vancouverites may remember him as the one with all the really good R&B bootlegs at the late, lamented Grime Sessions night at Shine. Dude has deep crates and a sensibility that makes him perfect for the Forward Series.

Kuma (The Konspiracy Group)

From the legendary “Dubstep Wars” show on BBC Radio 1’s the Breezeblock to gigs with artists as diverse as Pieter K., Kode9 and Pete Lawrence, Kuma has spent the last decade preaching the bass gospel to anyone that can feel the bass vibrations. Frequently unpredictable and always the life of the party, you can expect something very special.

Special appearances from our usual sound rig plus some of Vancouver’s finest belly dancers. That’s right, belly dancers.

10pm till…..
$20 at the door.
Video-In Studios
1965 Main St.
Entrance is round the back via the alley