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Old Apr 06, 07
giveitallyougot
 
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soma will become famous soon enough
SOMA / Vancouver / Calgary

DJ Name/Alias
SOMA

Hometown: Vancouver / Calgary
Genre(s): Funk, Breaks!, BMORE, Garage, Electro, Tech House, Progressive
Affiliations: Solid Corporation, Silverwaters, Ruff House Community


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Website(s)

www.myspace.com/deejaysoma
DJSOMA.CA

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Are/Were you a resident DJ, if so where?

Funktion Fridays (02/02/07 - Present)
Silverwaters (2006 - Present)
Solid Corporation, Vancouver (2004 - Present)
Funk This!, Lick Club (2005)
Sonic Beaver Radio, www.scratchnspin.net coming soon! (2004 - 2006)
FnK.ca, Vancouver (2004-2006)
Bottom Heavy Sessions, Subeez (2003)
Home Schooled Tursdays, Tribeca (2003)
Fundamental Productions, Lower mainland (2002 - 2003)
Alternative night, Area 51 Night club (2001)

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DJ Sets/CD's for Download

(Right Click links)
DJ Soma - What's Your Funktion?

01// Intro
02// Missy Elliot - We run this (duke dumont mix)
03// Scattermish - Bucky Done Kryptonite
04//Audio Bully's - All sing along
05//Rennie Pilgrim - Jackin' With Mr. P
06//Melante - Everything I think is golden
07//Cosmic Rockers - Lady in the red boot
08//Claude VonStroke - Who’s Afraid of Detroit (stanton warriors remix)
09//Pulse - Control the night
10//Martini Bros. - Stoopit
11//House of Pain - Jump Around (mickey sims mix)
12//Swain and Paris - Come as One (si mcevoy mix)
13//Spank rock - Bump (switch remix)
14//DMR - No1
15//Noisia - Gutterpump (rouge element & tom real mix)
16//Bitrok - Groovin (drumattic twins remix)
17//Splitloop vs the Stereo Mc’s - Connected
18//Stereo MC’s Connected (Original)
19//Slyde - The Click
20// 601 - Five O
21//Stereo 8 - Never coming back
22//Aquasky - Bring it on down
23//The Rouge Element - The Moves
24//Electric Disco Loser - London re-mash
25//Plump Djs - Electric Disco (original)
26//Don Diablo - Blow your speakers (sebastian ledger)
27//Switch - Get on down
28//Mc Chickaboo - Freakapella
29//Outro


ARCHIVED MIXSETS

Oldies But Goodies
DJ Soma presents Jingle Breaks
DJ Soma - Vancity Pressure
DJ Soma - 69 Minutes of Underground Funk
DJ Soma - Bassloins
DJ Soma - Bassloins 2
DJ Soma - Bassloins 3
DJ Soma - Break the Cycle

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What events have you played at?

2007

February 2nd - Funktion Fridays
March 8th - Shine Night club Ph1.ca
March 9th - Funktion Fridays DIRTY DUB party
March 17th - IMF @ PNE
March 30th - CD Release Party Funktion Fridays
April 5th - ph1 and Common Grooves presents Jon B @ Shine
April 20th - Baby Anne @ Cyber Club
May 19th - Insomnia @ MLC

2006

January 12th Silverwaters Presents "My house" afterhours Soma vs. Skip EZ
January 20th MY HOUSE afterhours
January 26th Shift vs. Soma @ Hush - Victoria
February 5th Live on Scratchnpin.net
February 25th Global Djs @ The Station
March 17 - St. Particks night
March 18 - INSOMNIA @ Riverside
March 31 - Breakbeat warefare
April 6 - INFUSION @ Plaza Club
April 19 - Marty MCfly @ Cyber Club
April 29 - THUMP! @ The Maritime
May 20th - Mayday @ The Maritime
June 30th - Summer Break V pre party @ Cyber
July 1th - Fusion Dreams @ The Maritime
July 12th - Reefer Maddness @ CYBER
July 15th - ESCAPE @ MCL
August 19th - Summerbreak 5
August 25th - BT @ Richards
August 26th - Electrofied @ MCL
September 2nd - DUST UP 2 - Naniamo
October 28th - DOOMSNIGHT @ The PNE Coliseum
November 3rd - SONAR
November 23rd - Marky @ Shine
December 17th - SHILOH "Bleed" release @ Gorgomish
December 31st - Solid NYE 2007

2005

Jan 21st - Junkie XL Live PA @ Sonar ph1
February 3rd - Funk This! Thursdays @ Lick Lickclub.com
February 17th - Funk This! Thursdays @ Lick Lickclub.com
March 5th - Blue saturdays @ Tokyo Lounge - 1050 Alberni st.
March 17th - Funk This! Thursdays @ Lick Lickclub.com
March 19th - INSOMNIA @ Riverside Banquet Hall 14500 River Road
April 7th - Funk This! @ Lick*breaks and dnb*
April 17th - Evil Nine @ The Lotus -Vancouver
April 21st - Funk This! @ Lick
May 7th - BLUE Saturdays - CD Release Party @ Tokyo Lounge 1050 Alberni St.
May 21st - Fusion Dreams - solid corp
June 9th - Art of Beatz Radio @ 102.7 FM CFRO Radio Sessions
July 1st - Planet of the Drums 2005 - Vivid - Sonar 66 Water st. PH1.ca
July 2nd - I.M.F. 2005 @ The P.N.E. Coliseum - SOLID RECORDS
July 9th - BLUE Saturdays (3hr prog set) - Tokyo Lounge 1050 Alberni St.
July 16th - Tower Beach Party
July 30th - Apex Project APEXPROJECT.COM -
Aug 20th - Summer Break festival - Get ready for Summerbreak 2007
Oct 29th - Doomsnight Halloween Massive SOLID RECORDS
Nov 10th - Donald Glaude @ Tokyo Lounge - PH1
Dec 10th - Winterbreak - silverwaters
Dec 17th - BLUE! @ Aqua 1066 W Hastings st. - www.fnk.ca
Dec 31st - Twisted Presents NYE 2006!

2004:

Feb 28th - Logik @ vibes
Mar 27th - MilkSHAKE! @ Douglas
April 17th - fnk//union presents - GRT five am rec. tour
May 1st. - NNP - SCORE!
May 26th - twentyhz @ the lotus
May 29th - driveentertainment.ca - Elevation
July 10th - union//fnk presents Lange
July 17th - Swiftbeats//Kelo//DA presents.... FREE
July 24th - Unconscious bros..Shifted @ The Royal
July 26th - EDIT - Soma, OJ, Marky Mark
July 31th - APEX project 2004 - Money Ent stage APEXproject.X
Aug 1st - Pound IT! Pound It - The Gallery of all Galleries”
Aug 24th - Summer Breaks 3
Aug 29th - team R3 - Solace Nightclubs
Sept 3rd - Hybrid @ Sonar - 66 Water street, Vancouver PH1.ca for details
Sept 11th - The Exhibition Room Series - Soma @ Blox - 7100 Elmbridge way, Richmond
Sept 29th - 20hz Breakdown @ The Lotus 455 Abbot st. Vancouver Untitled Document
Oct 9th - U-Neek! @ the korean center- Vancouver
Oct 29th - Seb Fontaine @ sonar 66 water st. Vancouver PH1.ca
Oct 30th - Doomsnight Halloween Massive @ PNE Grounds FNK Board - Powered by sNyxMedia
Nov 19th - Lee Coombs @ the Drink
Dec 2nd - Global Night at The Standard
Dec 10th - Breakbeat Warfare - Rave in Vancouver
Dec 16th - Funk This @ Lick 455 Abbott St.
Dec 31st - Solid Corp. New Years Mascarade @ The PNE solid corp

2003

Jan 25th - fundamental presents - Frequency Dependance
March 22nd - fundamental presents - Recoupe
April 25th - fundamental presents - Unite the Underground rn 2
May16th - Funkin Mental -fundamentally challenged
May 31st - Frisky
June 6th - Funkin Mental - fundamentally obnoxious
June 14th - fundamental presents - 90 degrees
July 11th - h2o presents -Classified 4
July 19th - fundamental presents - Tangent
Aug Apex 2003
Aug 8th - Plug n Play
Aug 9th - The Chronical 3
Sept 13th - fundamental presents - Edumacated
Nov 6th - Shape @ The Drink Nightclubs
Nov 22nd - LUCID DREAM
Dec 21st - Miracle On Seymour St. www.fnk.ca

2002

April 13th - fundamental presents - Unite the Underground RND 1
June 8th - fundamental presents - Subatomic
July 20th - fundamental presents - Velocity
Aug 3rd - fundamental presents - Apex 2002
Sept 21st - fundamental presents - Flavourdynamics

2001

Fresh co Parties
Lost world vibe

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Years spinning the decks: Over 10 years

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What originally hooked you into the DJing scene?

As my taste in music developed I started listening to mixed tapes and radio sets which led to my love of dance music. I started studying this world of djs and discotheques during the 90's and continued to collect all types of Juke, house, hip hop and rock n roll.

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What type of music do you specialise in?

I specialize in a few different sounds most people know me for my tech funk breaks that are a high energy ride heard late at night. I also have a solid collection of uk garage, progressive house, old skool hip hop and 80 and 90 pop singles.

to be honest I love dropping the hits at house parties and smaller vibey events where I can really connect with the crowd and give them some music to sing along to.

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Most expensive vinyl that you have paid for? - how much was it?

The Orb - Little fluffy clouds (remixes) - too much

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What is your most treasured record and why?

Orbital - halcyon on + on (original promo mix with miss jane vocal)

It was one of those grooves that has never gone cold / got old.

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Have you got any funny/horrific DJing stories?

The good have always out weighted the bad and I have learned from every mistake I have made.

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What do you like the most about DJing?

The people I have met at the clubs, parties, travels are what have kept me in this scene. I'm nothing if there is no one to dance so I am forever in debt to those who do. I am passionate of my art and love playing tracks that make people freak out.

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What does your DJ name signify?

Soma (Brave New World)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Soma is a fictional, happiness-inducing drug in Aldous Huxley's novel Brave New World (1932). In the novel, soma is an "opium of the masses" that replaces religion and alcohol in a peaceful, but morally controversial, high-tech society far in the future. Soma, a narcotic tranquilizer in tablet and vapor form,[citation needed] is regularly taken by all members of society in order to produce feelings of euphoric happiness. The name satirically refers to the revived interest in ancient Aryan culture at the time. The name of the drug in the story is based on Soma, the stimulant drink used in ancient Aryan (Indo-Iranian) rituals, in particular those of Vedic India.

Soma, however, is harmful or even deadly when taken in large amounts. This happened to the mother of the Savage in the novel.

"..there is always soma, delicious soma, half a gramme for a half-holiday, a gramme for a week-end, two grammes for a trip to the gorgeous East, three for a dark eternity on the moon..."

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Who are your influences /or shoutouts?

Orbital, Underworld, wynton marsalis, Robert Palmer, u2, the beatles, red hot chilli peppers, led zepplin and the doors, classic rock n roll, steve miller band, goldfinger, new order, The Crystal Method, Black box, Nine Inch Nails, propellerheads, Us3, Jimmy Buffet, Beck, and Mr Scruff .
Way out west, hybrid, lee coombs, elite force, james zabila, james holden, Aquasky, BT, Ed rush, Luke Chable, Hyper, Bassbin Twin, Czech, dj Sodapop, PQM, Shiloh, Lee Burridge, Nick Warren.... the list goes on...

DistinctiveBreaks, Kingsize rec, Lot 49, Burrito Breaks, ibreaks, Mantra, silver planet, Streetwise, Wall of sound and many more amazing producers and artists that keep bangin out the tunes.

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Feel free to add any additonal information about yourself

I mix as fast I talk and I'm a pretty fast talker ;)

details details details....



The S.O.M.A has been residing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for eleven years. Originally from Calgary, Alberta he spent most of his youth playing air guitar to the Police. When he arrived in Vancouver the summer of 1990 he began studying music mastering a selection of brass instruments including trumpet and french horn. As his taste in music developed he started listening to mixed tapes and radio sets which led to his love of dance music. He started studying this glorious world of djs and discotheques during the 90's and continued to collect all types of Juke, house, hip hop and rock n roll.

Focusing his efforts on commercial club music in 95 the young jock started running weekly club nights in the burbs and spent the rest of that decade dropping the hits. He traveled overseas to europe in 1997 and then in 2000 spent a year living in Cape town, South Africa. He spent the next 12 months playing rugby, learning how to speak english again (with some help from the local girls) and buying house records. Getting a taste of what the rest of the world offered, Soma soaked up as much as he could. Returning to Canada in 2001 with a ton of fresh wax and inspiration, he studied sound engineering, did some road work for a few bands and started gigging more often. Doing so he began a legacy that has been satisfying party goers for years to follow.

Playing breakbeats, progressive house, electro, 2-step and mash up sets for the last 6 years he has had the pleasure of working for production companies such as Ph1, Twenty Hz, Solid Corporation, Twisted, and Silverwaters. During this time he as played along side the likes of Infusion, Hybrid, BT, The Bassbin Twins, Shiloh, Global Djs, Seb Fontaine, Lee Coombs, Evil Nine,Dj Marky, Planet Of The Drums tour, Dj Icey, Junkie XL, UFO! (San Francisco), Qzen, DJ Fixx, Rouge Element, Aquasky, Mr. Wiggles, and DJ Deekline. When asked what to expect in 2007 and beyond the cheeky cat replied, “Come to the club and see me rinse out this week. There are just some things you have to see live.”

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Old Apr 06, 07
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Bret, you're my hero!
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Old Apr 06, 07
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yay bret!!! sick set last night... "hip hop horrrrayy"


This man def going to rock it when he opens for Baby Anne <3 ;)
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Old Apr 07, 07
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yay bret!!! sick set last night... "hip hop horrrrayy"


hoooooo Heyyyyyy Hoooooo
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MissMarz will become famous soon enoughMissMarz will become famous soon enough
absolutely one of my fave locals to date.
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Nice one brutha!!!!
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absolutely one of my fave locals to date.
mine too :)
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hybrid 4 life <3
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Old Apr 07, 07
giveitallyougot
 
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soma will become famous soon enough
thanks ladies and gents !! I'm lucky to have you !
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EXCUSE ME MR. OFFICE

big ups to dj soma dontcha know
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Old Apr 08, 07
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best costume and singing voice on halloween!
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Old Apr 08, 07
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^ I think it should be mandatory that soma dress like that for all his sets.
Steller rock star!
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Old Apr 08, 07
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I really loved your set at Funktion on March 31st. I haven't gotten a chance to listen to your new cd, but I'm gauranteed to love it after that last performance. I look forward to seeing you live again!!!

:)
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next album should be "bannana phone funk"
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Old Apr 08, 07
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SOMMMMMMMMA!

one of my fav local djs hands down.
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t-skywalker is just really nicet-skywalker is just really nicet-skywalker is just really nicet-skywalker is just really nicet-skywalker is just really nicet-skywalker is just really nice
i have footage of this guy back in 2004 rocking the decks!!=)
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Old Apr 16, 07
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soma will become famous soon enough
^ Whoa !
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Old Apr 24, 07
giveitallyougot
 
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soma will become famous soon enough
Big thanks to the crowd at Baby Anne last friday it was stellar in there. :)
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Old May 01, 07
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next up... only 18 days to go There is a fantastic selection of locals playing in the 2nd room.

SOMA (Solid Ent)
TIM-C (Solid Ent)
NEMANYA (Solid Ent)
Mizz Mars (Silverwaters)
DJ TRIZZAK (Epic)
NOOF (Evolve)
B-FUNK (LCU)
AVERATE CITIZEN (Silverwaters)
MYCHAL FERREIRA (Solid Ent)
LADY AK (Silvewaters)

I know were I'm gunna be
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Old May 19, 07
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soma will become famous soon enough
room 2 is feelin heavy, look out tomorrow night suckas
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cant wait to see u brett!
its been forever!
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Old May 19, 07
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Hey man! Looking forward to seeing you spin again soon! You always rock it!
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Old May 19, 07
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next up... only 18 days to go There is a fantastic selection of locals playing in the 2nd room.

SOMA (Solid Ent)
TIM-C (Solid Ent)
NEMANYA (Solid Ent)
Mizz Mars (Silverwaters)
DJ TRIZZAK (Epic)
NOOF (Evolve)
B-FUNK (LCU)
AVERATE CITIZEN (Silverwaters)
MYCHAL FERREIRA (Solid Ent)
LADY AK (Silvewaters)

I know were I'm gunna be
werd dude...


stoked to see everyone 2nite!!!
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Old May 25, 07
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soma will become famous soon enough
and again tonight? looks like the crews going down to cyber club
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Old Jun 04, 07
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soma will become famous soon enough
Kenny is pretty fast but as long as you hang on tight you got nothing to worry about.
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