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More Dance Lessons w/ Hristo, &Friends, Trever & TecStyleZ
January 10 @ 10:30 PM - 2:00 AM
We’re back and this time we brought a few guest instructors to help you shake it on the dance floor
A lifelong affair with vinyl records has manifested into a lot of good times for many on the Canadian west coast over the past decade.
Providing a dance journey through Disco, House and Afro-beat and moving onto other genres, Hristo’s DJ sets are a character-rich dance cocktail featuring both well-known and undiscovered gems of today as well as many forgotten tunes going back to the early 70’s.
In 2018 exclusively playing vinyl for many years, Hristo decided to explore all facets of DJ performance and began using the wide range of equipment available to the modern DJ. Only one year he has been seen playing behind complex set ups. Essentially creating a hybrid DJ live act, he plays with 3-4 CDJ’s, drum machines, synthesizers and the occasional live Guitar, Kora, or Conga players.
The results have been exciting and have allowed him to deliver an ever more rich and emotional musical
experience also prompting the desire to work with other like-minded artists.
Over the years Hristo has shared a stage with some prolific and revolutionary artists. Among them are
James Murphy and Pat Mahoney from LCD Soundsystem, Marques Wyatt, and Eddie C, plus many others
including some of the best talent from British Columbia.
He is also known by some as Honey Disco because he is the man behind the Honey Disco record label
Since the first release in 2010, the 7” honeycomb-pressed records have earned somewhat of a cult following, and have prompted a now infamous dance party series that has made its mark on Victoria as well as Berlin. Some of his DJ cuts have been pressed onto vinyl by labels like Common Edit, Whiskey Disco, Smokecloud Records, Red Motorbike, Friendly Monster, Costa Rica’s first disco record label called Sudden Edit and his own Honey Disco
Always experimenting and collaborating, his affinity to push boundaries is never slowing down.
Ever wonder what would happen if George Michael, Napoleon Dynamite, Bobby Farrell, and Jocelyn Brown had a baby? Ya, me neither – but the recent birth of Nanaimo’s Disco Ambassador, DJ Andfriends, making the long trek from the Hub City to our fair Capital City means we’re in for a booty shaking good time
The man they call TecStyleZ has a rather ridiculously large & diverse collection of music at his disposal, and the ability to play to just about any crowd. The love of music and what he does comes thru in his sets and mixes. Since moving to Vancouver Island he has performed at Tall Tree Music Festival, Victoria Ska & Reggae Festival, Otherworld and Soundwave. These days you can find him playing those funky, soulful, greasy,dance-floor bumpin’ sounds.
This man needs no introduction to most locals. When hes on the decks your in for a treat.
Get out your comfortable shoes
Have a good stretch
And be prepared to shake what yo mama gave
Doors @ 1030pm
We would like to gratefully acknowledge that the territory on which this event takes place is on the traditional, stolen, unceded land of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge the rich cultural history of the many peoples and rituals that have been affected by the ongoing process of dispossession and colonialism. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.
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There are three multi-user, gender-inclusive bathrooms with stalls. One bathroom has a larger stall with its own sink and a grab bar (more details in the ‘Bathrooms’ section).
The Victoria Event Centre currently does not have an operational elevator, and there is one long flight of stairs at the venue entrance. The only way into the VEC is up 27 wood stairs, 11″ deep, 6″ high. There are wooden 2.5” handrails 38” up the wall on each side of the staircase (54” apart, so not graspable on both sides at once). See further details in ‘Getting Inside’ section)
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Inside the Victoria Event Centre there is a gender inclusive wheelchair accessible washroom that technically fits necessary size dimensions, but is missing a bar and a handrail beside the toilet. There are two stalls, in the washroom, but only one of these has been renovated to meet 5’x5′ wheelchair clearance.
More detailed venue accessibility info is available at:
Accessibility update at the here: https://victoriaeventcentre.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/VEC-Accessibility-Update-June-2019.pdf