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Event Archive - Sunset Labs presents: Govinda: Govinda, R&D, Beatfarmer, Space Age, Jesse B

Fri. February 24th 2012 Sunset Labs (All Ages)
09:00 PM - 05:30 AM doors at 09:00 PM
Tickets at: The Gate,
Presented by: Sunset Labs

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Music: Electronic / DJ
Sunset Labs Proudly Presents!:

GOVINDA :: Austin, USA


Govinda is the alter-ego of Austin based producer/composer Shane Madden. He began studying violin and composition at the age of eight and went on to receive a BFA in Music at the University of Texas. It was in Madden’s pursuit of his gypsy roots that he opened his ears to music from around the world. From experiences learning violin with mysterious masters on his journeys across the globe and his passion for modern design and technology, the current sound of Govinda was born. The Govinda show is truly a multi-sensory experience that features live projections, resonating vocals and a sonical sound-scape. His live experience is full of vibrant energy that plays to its crowd. Govinda performs on Ableton Live accompanied by classical violin, and is currently touring in support of his album Universal On Switch which was released independently earlier this year. Govinda has played with Thievery Corporation, Tipper, Bassnectar, Shpongle, Cheb I Sabbah, STS9, DJ Spooky. Has been featured on over 25 compilations worldwide such as Buddha Bar 2, Nirvana Lounge 2, Asian Travels and Nomads; selling a combined 400,000 copies. Govindas music has been licensed on shows like “Roswell” WB, “Road Rules” MTV, and “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” Bravo as well as several independent films. Has played at numerous festivals throughout North America including Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, Sea of Dreams, SXSW & Shambhala!

also featuring:

R&D (Rowan & Desunos) | Sunset Labs | Victoria
Rowan |

Striving to bring people together through fusion of cultures and sounds, this promoter/dj/producer is frequently found rocking dance floors alongside heavyweights such as Adham Shaikh, Gaudi, David Starfire, Liquid Stranger, and Jef Stott. With his broad range of influences and keen mixing skills, Rowan deftly navigates through meditative & inspiring downtempo/Hip Hop, glitchy acid breaks, and high energy ethnic techno. This summer Rowan's dusk set at Lasqueti Escape galvanized some amazing energy on the dancefloor before Ganga Giri took the stage. Also making his debut at the Soundwave festival this summer, Rowan's talent and love for music will continue to bring him in front of amazing, inspired and intentional dancefloors again and again.
Desunos |

Throwing down dynamic dance music since the summer of 2006, DJ Desunos (aka Laughlin Meagher) finds his roots in dub, reggae and world ethno electronic music, and now finds his home in electro/progressive house with a dash of breaks and tastefull trance. Through his work as a lead singer/songwriter, dee-jaying has become a natural evolution for this dynamic live performer. With 17 years experience on stage Laughlin knows how to rock an audience and is well known for his harmonica solos, his skill on the melodica and his live MCing & vocals. A skilled multi-instrumentalist and dedicated student of music, you never know what he will bring next to his show. Crossing many genres, Desunos has shared the stage with many local and international acts including Adham Shaikh, David Starfire and Timothy Wisdom. Coming soon to an overjoyed sound system near you!

Sunset Labs | Lasqueti Island


Deep in the woods of a rugged little island beatfarmer plays the music that drives him to dance. His love for dance carries him through many different styles of music and his passion is mixing organic world music sounds with beats that will move your body to dance and your spirit to soar. Whether it's a world fusion set, a deep trance journey, or sacred downtempo... beatfarmer plays for dancers.

SPACE AGE :: Sunset Labs, Astral Harvest, Techno Hippy Crew | Victoria



Space Age, originally from Edmonton, AB grew up with a love and appreciation for all types of music and genres. Transforming this love to DJing, he developed a eclectic style fusing sexy, ethnic, and soulful sounds together combined with technical mixing. His diverse sets range from sultry bellydance and downtempo chill, to dancefloor shaking dubstep and elegant psytrance. With a little something for everyone, Space Age will always get the dancefloor moving. A pioneering member of the Techno Hippy Crew, Astral Harvest, and Vibe Tribe's official bellydance DJ, Space Age has played at some of Edmonton and Calgary's biggest shows including: Beats Antique, Dehli 2 Dublin, Bassnectar, Skream, Freq Nasty, Rusko, Caspa, Glitch Mob, Freestylers, Kush Aurora, Juakali and David Starfire. One half of the Smokey Bandits, 2010 saw headlining sets at Motion Notion, North Country Fair and Astral Harvest including an incredible glitch-hop beatbox freestyle set with the amazing Shamik.

JESSE B :: Karmetik | Victoria
DJ Jesse B of Karmetik Collective gets back to his roots with this project. His deep and delicious funky electro infused sound carries the dancer deep into the next level. With a maelstrom of funk, breaks, electro and you-name-it-step at his disposal, Jesse B is in his element, weaving together complex fabrics of sonic bass injected vibration, inspiring groove infected movement, with bouts of etheric expansion. Watered and fed by life on the rugged West Coast of British Columbia, Jesse B brings a broad spectrum of feeling and grit to festivals and dance floors alike, sure to tickle all corners of the psyche.

Urbanheart Live has been created to support a community of local artists in live visual arts performance. Artists create live artworks of vision and creative energy, while being inspired by music and the awesome vibe of the space. Original paintings, collages and drawings will be on sale at each event.. be prepared to be blown away! Prints of the artists' work, videos and bios can be viewed at


9-10.30 Jesse B
10:30-12:30 R&D
12:30-2:30 Govinda
2:30-4 Beatfarmer
4-5.30 Space Age

hosted at Sunset Room | 401 Herald Street, Victoria
gates at 9, dance til morning | 18+ id required
$20 at the gate or via paypal at
no intoxication, no exceptions | all dance, all night


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