We're very excited to see K+lab, along side him the dance floor destroyer DylPrickle, and opening up for the two, Jfunk ! With two openers who are going to make your feet move and your heart pump, an absolute wicked Art instalment/stage production done by the amazing local artist catnip, this is going to be the biggest show brought to McKinney's yet! K+lab, along side him the dance floor destroyer DylPrickle, and opening up for the two, Jfunk ! With two openers who are going to make your feet move and your heart pump, an absolute wicked Art instalment/stage production done by the amazing local artist catnip, this is going to be the biggest show brought to McKinney's yet!
>> K+lab (New Zealand) (WESTWOOD / LOWTEMP) <<
New Zealand master of intergalactic funk, K+LAB, has been rocking dance floors and bringing the heat to the masses since he first burst onto the scene with his debut album "Spacedirt" in 2013. An everexpanding galaxy of FUNK, K+Lab's sound is always absorbing and incorporating a seemingly endless array of influences and vibes – the headnod aesthetic of hiphop, the futuristic techniques of Glitchhop and the fury of drum n' bass – all tied together by an orbital pull of all things funky. Unlike anything else occupying the sonic landscape today, his music Armed with his signature keytar, K+Lab has been touring relentlessly for years, conquering dancefloors across Canada, Australia, USA, South America and his native New Zealand.
2016 brought release of his sophomore album, The Worldy's (Released on Gramatik's Lowtemp label), his 2nd album to be nominated for Electronic album of the year at the New Zealand Music awards which was followed by a slew of successful singles including “Clap Ya Hands Now,” a collaboration with fellow funkmeister Stickybuds, that held the #1 spot on the Beatport charts for months and was picked up for the Spiderman Homecoming Trailer. A steady release schedule and an ear for Original, fresh and fat productions has solidified K+Lab as the best selling Glitch Hop artist of 2017 on the Beatport charts.
The momentum from these releases powered the
motherships thrusters and set the Captain K+Lab off into orbit on a long headline tour in support of The Worldy's album. His
incredible, tight live performances have also garnered high profile slots at some of the world's most lauded dance festivals like Oregon Eclipse, Shambhala Music Festival, Breakfest, Motion Notion, Rainbow Serpent, Northern Bass and Earth Frequency.
Keep your eyes open and your ears ready for K+Lab, a sonic supernova burning bright in an infinite galaxy of sounds.
>> Dylprickle <<
Having fermented his musical tastes and skills all over the Island Dance scene with some of the best tutors and teachers the island has to offer "Dyl Prickle" has broken the mould of the brine in which he was grown. Originally dragged through the mire that is Vancouver islands party scene by the likes of Fire Budha and Johnny Waffelz while operating as a "speaker bitch" and "wire wrapper" for "FireBoy Sights and Sounds" the south island legend "Monty" took him under his wing to help shape the incredible sound scape weaver that is Dyl Prickle. who in latter years got much more tutorage through the north islands old skoolers such as Sleepy, Agent Hooper and Em.Ash to name a few of the folks who are proud to have shared the decks with this bass rocking maniac of the highs and lows. you never know what to expect when Dyl Prickle jumps out his jar to let loose bass cannons of all sorts of varieties, from G-house n breaks to Tech house and Electro.
>> Jfunk <<
Only djing and performing live over the last few years J Funk has proven that he is not someone to be taken for granted. An assassin on the decks, he will move your mind body and soul no matter what he plays. From the funky hip hop/jazz roots of his ghetto funk, to the body moving soul healing house music, to the plain dirty breaks, glitch and dnb.
Residing in his hometown of Powell River, he has started to really liven up the scene , bringing monthly shows, and helping the Powell River tribe move their bodies. He is starting to really show himself in and out of Powell River in shows all over the place, opening for big name acts, to playing smaller raves and parties. It surely does not matter the scene, location, or event, JFunk is sure to bring fantastic music to your ears, some soul to your step, and a smile on your face!