Scratch-master extraordinaire. Jack of genres. UK bass maestro and party-rocking legend JIMI NEEDLES makes his return to Victoria! The last time the Ghetto Funk impresario touched down in Victoria, he made his Canadian debut as part of Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest XIX where he set Lucky Bar on fire with an unforgettable set that had us all dripping with sweat by the end. In the time he's been away, his reputation as a world-class DJ and producer has only grown, with festival appearances and headline gigs all around Europe. Every Jimi Needles show is a journey through groove – drum 'n' bass, hip-hop, future funk, disco, reggae, breaks – and we can't wait to see what he brings to Victoria for his triumphant return!
We are also stoked to welcome our friend BOUSADA back to the Rubber Boot for this throw down. One of our city's most engaging performers, BOUSADA always brings the rhythms to get you movin' and to make you feel. His deep rivers of groove sway and wind in ways that make your waist do the same thing. For this Saturday night, the BOUSADA family will be taking the stage a trio for even more of that musical community that BOUSADA fosters wherever he sets up and gets down. And kicking things off for the evening is one of the city's freshest drum 'n' bass acts, Frequency and Fever, who'll be starting things off with a blast of dnb featuring synths, live mixing and live drums for a extra blast of energy to get things started!