Ciel (TO) + Guests – February 22nd | 2019

Our fourth and final show of the season is a pure, deep winter celebration. At a time of year when the body needs collective release and community love, we’re psyched to be announce worldbuilding DJ / producer / organizer Ciel for her first-ever appearance in Halifax.

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. A serious triple threat, responsible for two of Toronto’s most forward thinking party series, It’s Not U It’s Me and Work In Progress, we’re honored to be hosting such a beacon.

Preceding the show, in the afternoon, Ciel will lead a DJ workshop at The Khyber Centre For The Arts at 3pm. FREE / All Welcome.

Ciel w/ Shevy Price, DJ Fadzwa, DJ 5RIVERS, DJ Tranzishen

@ The Seahorse
Friday, February 22nd
$15 / PWYC / 19+ 
10pm 

Ciel DJ Workshop

@ The Khyber
Friday, February 22nd
3pm / FREE / All Ages

Ciel

Repping the inimitable Discwoman collective, Ciel aka Toronto’s Cindy Li, brings a rarified, wide-angle approach to the centre of internationalselector 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.

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.

Shevy Price

One of the most influential underground artists coming from the East Coast of Canada, this rapper/songwriter is known for her unique, rawstyle 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 TRANZISHEN

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.