$5 at the door
Climbing back into
the foreground, The Tube thrives to bring their audiences the richest, deepest,
driving tech-house sounds from around the globe. With many successful parties
under its belt, many DJs and producers from North America and England have contributed
to the experience such as Baltimore based Patrick Turner, England based Asad
Rizvi, Chicago based DJ Heather, and California based Jay Tripwire. The Tube
threw triumphant parties at London Bar, Stereobar, Parking Night Club, and Duplex
Lounge, and many more events are forthcoming. Big Al’s
squad of promising local Montreal DJs like Sari, Steven Caicedo,
Nadir Agha, Genie, Uzi, and Max Hebert has
continuously raised the level of expectation that allows each individual’s
talents to stay fresh and innovative.
Big Al is a Montreal based DJ and producer, contributing to the underground
garden of house music in Canada. His wide variety of influences shapes his universal
sound that unifies many cultures. He has been perfecting his craft for the past
11 years. A fan of house music since the early 80’s, Big Al has rolled with
the rhythm of changing trends and styles. He plays different styles of house
deliciously blending them into danceable sets while his Lebanese roots charge
them with percussions. He is also an entrepreneur as much as he is an artist,
he co-owns and runs the Ready Mix Entertainment Group, which parents a record
label, publishing company, production company, photography & design company
and booking agency.
Steven Caicedo’s interest began when he bought his first pair of turntables
after completing boot camp in the summer of 1997. Like many DJs, he taught himself
how to spin records by watching and emulating the DJs he admired. Eventually,
he developed a sound of his own, which he classifies as “deep house with
a moody progressive edge”. Steven grew up with his older brother, sister
and Columbian born parents in Queens, New York. By age 16, he found himself
sneaking out of his parent’s house eager to check out local DJs at Manhattan’s
infamous Tunnel nightclub, namely Danny Tenaglia. Little did he know that only
five years later, he would fortuitously find himself inside the DJ booth of
that very same club, playing his records and perhaps even influencing an upcoming
generation of DJs. His live sets epitomize what Steven does best; creating and
sculpting a particular atmosphere through his intricate mixes, rather than simply
spinning one record after another, as many DJs have taken to doing. His mixing
style is smooth, refined and focused, while never losing its momentum.
1999, Genie moved to Montreal. There he would prove that in addition to his
superb music skills, he is also a steadfast entrepreneur. He immediately coalesced
with long time friends DJs Ali Ajami, Mike Daniel and Sari to play a fundamental
role in bringing the progressive house sound to Montreal. Through their production
company, Liquid State of Mind, DJ Genie would frequent leading venues in Montreal.
But unmistakably, he would end up playing and securing a weekly residency at
Jai Bar and monthly residencies at the world-renowned Sona and Stereo clubs.
He would play alongside international talents such as Paul Van Dyk, Max Graham,
Christopher Lawrence, and Chris Fortier.
Under the LSM umbrella, DJ Genie and his partners would then
set up two record labels Chug Records and Opek Music. DJ Genie would head and
lead A&R efforts for the labels. His vision is to provide the most passionate
progressive music released by the most compassionate local and international
talent. His formula is simple: unyielding, timeless, and superbly produced progressive
music. Their first release would sell out in its first week and get courted
by the very same DJs that inspired him ten years earlier.
The dance industry has become an ever-changing arena, but DJ
Genie has gained all the tools to navigate it relentlessly. If you ever hear
DJ Genie play, it truly sounds that he is playing directly to you. When he is
playing, he has a terrific instinct on how and when to make his dancefloor flourish.
His tribal infused aquatic sounds are distinctly progressive, uplifting, and
Nadir Agha, 21 year-old Pakistani, was born and raised in the United Arab Emirates.
He has always found passion in art, especially music and films. After exploring
his talents as a DJ, producer, and an inspiring filmmaker, Nadir’s sound
carries various funk-flavored elements of techno that is bounded by deep house,
categorizing itself as “tech-house”. His narrative approach to his
DJ sets under his ‘Ostrich’ moniker, allows his art to speak through
music. He is now based in Montreal where he is pursuing a passion for music,
alongside his studies in cinema.