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Event Archive - Kenzie Clarke, Lyssa, Kailem Bishop

Sat. February 18th 2012 Hush (No Minors)
10pm - 2am doors at 10pm
Presented by: Hush


Kenzie Clarke is one of the most successful DJs to come out of the Vancouver Island scene—although you'd never catch her saying that about herself. From her humble beginnings in Nanaimo, DJing at raves and clubs under the Sorceress moniker, to her 2 year residency at one of Victoria's most popular nightclubs and two cross-country tours under her belt, Kenzie has busted her ass to bring her unique brand of music to dancefloors all over Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada and the world. "It's been a long haul, and I have worked very hard to get to where I am now", she says of coming up in the Vancouver Island scene. "If you are a DJ on an island, you can never look at a gig as being too small or not worth your while. Some of the most amazing shows I have done, and some of the most influential people in my life have been met at these small stepping-stone parties." The hard work has paid off, and Kenzie now has an impressive DJing resume: She's played with the likes of Krafty Kuts at his Supercharged night in Brighton as well as with the Stanton Warriors, Fort Knox Five, John Howard and many other heavy-hitters; DJed every club in Victoria and manned the decks at massive warehouse parties, tiny outdoor raves and large festivals such as the U.K. Glade Festival's Breaksday Stage, Shambhala, Soundwave, and at the Victoria Electronic Music Festival. Her talents go beyond the decks, as she's produced music solo and with collaborators such as Wagon Repair's Hrdvsion and Tide Pool Recording's Fractal (their Babyl-tr0n track, "Responsibility," was licensed to Perc Trax and appeared on the La Terrrazza - Atmospherical Fun Club mix). Recently, Kenzie beat out dozens of other Victoria DJs at Lucky Bar's So You Wanna Be a DJ? contest, landing her a Thursday night residency (called N.Y.P.D.) at Victoria's top night spot—just one of many residencies she's held over her 8+ years spinning records. To add to an already highly successful '08, Kenzie was recently named Victoria's Favourite DJ or Electronic Artist aswas voted by the local public in Monday Magazines annual 'M' awards. Part of Kenzie's success is her uncanny ability to read a crowd—and her eclectic collection of tunes spanning funk, disco, electro, breaks, house, techno and everything in between. "I am a firm believer in letting the dancefloor dictate my sound for the night," she says of her musical style. "Since my first days of DJing, I have tried to ensure that I am able to play and appreciate all forms of electronic music—and so far, so good. Let's just say it's sweaty, ass-shaking, fist-pumping, dancefloor partner-grinding, breakdown-yelling madness." Kenzie says her experience traveling across the country and DJing everywhere from Whitehorse to Montreal hasn't changed her original perspective on and motivation for DJing: to challenge yourself and have fun behind the decks. "Your perspective doesn't really change—or at least it shouldn't, otherwise you can disconnect yourself from that comfortable place where you were able to interact with your fans or a crowd," she says. "That would be the kiss of death for me, because that is my favourite part." So whether you caught her at her regular Thursday night Lucky gig, playing alongside a big-name DJ or stopping in for a show in your hometown while on tour, you can rest assured that Kenzie Clarke has the dancefloor's best interests at heart. It's her combination of determination, prowess on the decks and fun-loving style that's gotten Kenzie to where she is—and will get you shaking your ass.


Lyssa is passionate about art, clothing & costume design, music, & dancing. Her first appearance as DJ "Lyssa" took place in 2005. Having spent 11 years in Mexico, and being fortunate enough to be exposed to Latin culture, she has a strong desire to explore her roots in her musical selections. Lyssa's style could be decribed as sexy, smooth, organic, & classy, depending on what what mood we catch her in, expect anything from deep rolling Chicago house to quirky & bouncy Latin house..

Lyssa has had the privilege of performing at summer festivals like Shambhala Music Festival, Victoria Electronic Music Festival, Entheos, Uprising, and Solaris. She made Victoria her home in spring 2007, and you can catch her performing at some of the city's coolest lounges & underground hotspots like Hush, The Sunset Room, Whitebird & Base Lounge.


started his DJ Career over 10 years ago in the Vancouver Nightclub scene, holding residencies at many of the top clubs in Vancouver as well as many after-hours venues and events. Playing everywhere from underground parties, to live radio and television, Kailem has adopted his own pliable style and is one of the most flexible House music DJ’s around. Playing an infusion of everything from House, Progressive, Vocal, Electro, Techno, and Tribal makes Kailem very versatile, Tailoring his Energetic Sets to his Audiences and Clubs. His style has graced countless dance floors and wowed thousands of club goers. With guest spots in other major urban centers, Kailem has carved out a niche for himself in the Western half of North America as a DJ of choice for any club event big or small.


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