Intimate venue with a serious sound system.
On Friday June 3rd we welcome special guests Return of the Jaded and Rick Laplante. Opening set by Cost Carma.
RETURN OF THE JADED
Two totally jaded Producer/DJs currently based in Ottawa, Canada.
Co-founders of the infamous Sunday Sessions.
Made up of Hungarian Zoltan Kontes and Briton Simon Sheppard, Return of the Jaded rapidly made a lasting impression upon the aficionados of quality underground house music. Lolita, their debut release on Pleasurekraft’s imprint Kraftek garnered over 200,000 plays on Soundcloud alone. 2014 was a stellar year for ROTJ punctuated by a packed house performance at the legendary Nest in London. Most notably, the release of “What’s It Gonna Take” on Kittball Records (Germany) charted at #6 on the DMC Buzz Chart, was viewed more than more than 250,000 on the Mr. Deep Sense Youtube channel and received more than 175,000 plays on Soundcloud. Their collaboration “Old School Lovin’” with in.deed on Kittball is closing in on 200,000 views on Youtube and 100,000 plays on Soundcloud. No less than 6 of their productions have charted in the top 100 on Beatport. Further releases on 303Lovers and well received remixes on Enormous Tunes and Kowalski Music are a testament to the critical appreciation they have received in such a short time. A plethora of respected DJ’s have been dropping ROTJ tracks in their sets namely the likes of David Penn, Tube & Berger, Crazibiza, Luigi Rocca, Franky Rizardo, Manuel De La Mare, Boy George, Tocadisco, My Digital Enemy and Mario Ochoa amongst others. They presently host a monthly boiler-room type event in their hometown of Ottawa, Canada. ROTJ are also busy in the studio concocting new original productions that will further distinguish them as trendsetters in a rapidly evolving music industry.
Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, Rick Laplante's involvement in the party scene began in London, ON in early 1992 as a partner of Prism Productions, a project committed to hosting intimate gatherings with good vibes and fresh music. Unable to resist the siren song of the turntables for long, Rick began basement DJing later in 1992, with his first professional gig the following year.
His main musical influences came through London's proximity to Detroit and Toronto, where frequent weekend visits to these cities exposed him to some of the most groundbreaking underground sounds heard in the world during the early 90's. Rick has now been professionally DJing for over 20 years.
Rick's preferred club style is anything that can be described as groovy and/or bouncy tech-house, yet he also draws influence from his eclectic music collection - with flashes of myriad genres, ranging from techno to disco, breaks to jazz and from latin to lounge. He hasn't forgotten his musical roots from running the Detroit-Toronto corridor for years, either... so you can always expect the unexpected while Rick blends several different auditory flavours into his Dj sets.
Rick is active in the local scene of our Nation's Capital, he promoted a weekly afterhours event, Sunrise, for its run of over 5 years, and now with his current promotions company "Framework Music", which recently teamed up with Return of the Jaded to host a bi-weekly party called Sunday Sessions, an afternoon social gathering at Ottawa's legendary Mercury Lounge.
As well as promoting events, Rick has performed many out of town gigs, from Montreal to Toronto, from Boston to New York City and across north eastern North America. Rick now has his sights firmly set beyond Ottawa's city limits by starting to delve into production work, with aspirations of launching his own label in coming years.
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