Music Matters – April27

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Music Matters – April27

April 27 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Amazing the range of music I get to play at various gigs. After some bass heavy thumpers at the last couple, this Thurs evening I get to drop some eclectic platters in a chill setting (nobody’s gonna stop you if you want to dance though) w buddy @dd.friendsnotfoes aka / @friendsnotfoesofficia1 in the Kitchener/Waterloo area. Expect a heavy dose of Jazz, Soul, Funk, Brazilian, Boogie, House and more.



The Walper Hotel X Friends Not Foes presents:
Music Matters.
Your new favourite place to connect and lounge locally every Thursday night.
Taking over the second floor of the incredible Lokal Lounge in the Walper Hotel, the space will be transformed into a vibrant oasis.
Expect eclectic soundscapes, fine regional wine, beer, regionally inspired bespoke cocktails &
DJs from the tri-cities & beyond.
Manning the turntables weekly will be Friends Not Foes head honcho, Dean Dixon, who’s sets take listeners on unexpected journeys through a diverse array of soundscapes anytime he’s manning the wheels. With a history of warming the floors alongside some of the world’s most prominent international electronic music makers, including everyone from heavyweights like Robert Hood, and Juan Atkins to eclectic diggers like Optimo & Tim Sweeney to the bastion of Balearic sound, Jon Sa Trinxa. Dean’s recent 3-year long residency at Bali’s highly lauded Potato Head Beach Club saw him quickly take on other residencies on the island at several other key establishments, including The W Hotel, Rock Bar and Karma Beach Bali. Dean’s skills have landed him gigs in far-flung places around the globe including China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Australia, and the United States.
His endless pursuit to find weird and wonderful sounds and share them with others creates special moments each and every time he plays, whether that’s at a 4000-person venue warming up the dance floor for a platinum award-winning international act on New Year’s Eve or serving up more intimate sounds at a boutique beach club during sunset.
Don’t be surprised to hear well-aged rock squeezed between rare underground disco cuts, afrobeat, house & sampled boogie records followed by vinyl-only South East Asian rarities picked up during his travels.
Dean will be joined at the helm occasionally by hand-selected DJs from the tri-city and beyond.
Dean Dixon (Friends Not Foes)
Entry is free, come for a shuffle.
Book one of the private rooms just off the Lokal Lounge on the night for your next function!


April 27
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Lokal Lounge @ Walper Hotel
20 Queen St S
Kitchener, Ontario Canada
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