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Shelter325 – A collaborative NYE JAM

Kittens + Dirty Decibels + SUMA + 40hz Soundsystem + Hear Here:
present..
SHELTER 325

Sad to see 2016 go?
Us neither…

As we kick 2016 to the curb five groups of friends join together in four rooms to welcome the arrival of 2017 and the promise a New Year brings. Let’s choose to celebrate battles won, lessons learned, old friends lost and new friends made.

In the spirit of Shelter, a percentage of all proceeds will be donated directly to Toronto food banks.

10pm-8am
Extended bar license 10pm-3am
A huge new location, with easy, central access.
Friendly security.
Quality sound and lighting.
Reasonable ticket prices.

Room 1 :: House/Techno

Greg Gow (https://soundcloud.com/greg-gow)
Mike Gibbs (https://soundcloud.com/dirtypunk)
Jamie Kidd (https://soundcloud.com/jamie-kidd)
Dirty Decibels (https://soundcloud.com/dirtydecibels-to)
Jackie Spade (https://soundcloud.com/jackie-spade)
Shea Marie (https://soundcloud.com/shea-marie)

Room 2 :: Bass

Egoless (https://soundcloud.com/egoless)
Distinct Motive (https://soundcloud.com/distinctmotive)
Jonah K (https://soundcloud.com/teknotribes)
Kristian Sunflower (https://soundcloud.com/kristian-sunflower)
Rollin Cash (https://soundcloud.com/rollincash)
Zumone (https://soundcloud.com/zum_one)
Spyne (https://soundcloud.com/40hz)
Steinjah (https://soundcloud.com/steinjah)

Room 3 :: Live

Chameleon Project (https://soundcloud.com/chameleonproject)
Mikey Dorje (Loopsy Dazy) (https://soundcloud.com/mikeydorje)

Room 4 :: Disco/Funk

Denise Benson (https://soundcloud.com/denisebenson)
Ali Black (https://soundcloud.com/djaliblack)
Pooyan (https://soundcloud.com/heigher-heights)

TICKETS: http://bit.ly/2hR6D64

Join the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/386672625002719/


Winter Solstice: Flurry

///TECHNO ROOM///

BILLY DALESSANDRO (Archipel, Soniculture, Siteholder – Chicago/Montreal) soundcloud.com/billydalessandro

BEN LODGE (Darkwalkers)
www.mixcloud.com/benlodge/

MIKE LAMBERT (Suma)
www.mixcloud.com/Coneburger/

KRISTIAN SUNFLOWER (Suma)
mixcloud.com/kristiansunflower/

ZUM ONE (Suma, ORP)
soundcloud.com/zum_one

///BASS ROOM///

APHOTIK (Conscious Wave – Montreal)
soundcloud.com/aphotikcw

NIKO
soundcloud.com/nikosound/niko-harvest-festival-2016

MISS MOSS (Peterborough)
mixcloud.com/miss_moss/

HANS OHM (Architextures)
soundcloud.com/hans-ohm

POLYESTHER
mixcloud.com/poly-esther/

JONAH K (Suma/Spectrum)
soundcloud.com/teknotribes/promo-mix-feb-2016

 

///VISUALS///
Elysha Poirier
Sound Advice
Jax A Muse
Zum One
Siren Sativa

///SOUND///

40hz Soundsystem

Free vegan snacks!!

***Venue will be announced very soon… Thanks for your patience!!***

www.sumantics.org


Suma’s annual Winter Solstice Jam

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Join us on the longest night of the year for Suma’s annual winter solstice party!

Immerse yourself in the darkness and dance into the light.

Music by:

NOBODY HOME

aka Marcus Henriksson of Minilogue, Son Kite (Sweden)

Zum One – Mike Lambert – Kristian Sunflower – Jonah K

Visuals by:

Jaxamuse – Siren Sativa – Zum One

+ special guest to be announced soon!

Installation by Suma and friends!

Circus Performance:

Anna Sapershteyn
Hala on Stilts

REMIX Lounge – 1305 Dundas Street W – Toronto 

19+

10pm-6am

Limited Advance Tickets – $35

Online – http://sumasolstice2014.bpt.me

Other ticket locations to be announced soon!

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Friday October 31st 2014: Suma Halloween Event in Toronto!

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Candy Flip 

with Suma and Promise

One stage, one love and one stellar sound system wrapped in a gorgeous new warehouse space.

Join us this Halloween for deep and bouncy house, techno and bass!

Pinch (UK, Tectonic Recordings)

Droog (LA, Culprit Recordings)

Rollin’ Cash

Zum One (Zum1.com)

 

Photo booth by Anastasia

Visuals by lightsweetcrude, Siren Sativa & Safetydept.

Black Light Ping Pong by VanGrey

Comfy couches lounge

Heated patio

Onsite cafe

 

HangLoose Media Studios

28 Logan Ave (Queen St E and Carlaw)

10pm onwards, 19+

 

Advance tickets $35 (limited to 650)

online: ilovepromise.com now

In stores: Shanti Baba in Toronto

 

Join the FB event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/715461451878854/

Candy Flip illustration by Elysha Poirier @ Pear Tree Design http://peartreedesign.ca/

 


Post NIGHTGAZING

Wow Winter Solstice has passed… New Years has passed.
Here we are in the midst of 2014. Seems to be odd to post video and photos from last year. Yet I feel I am constantly playing catch up with posting photos, videos and music…let alone actually sitting down to write something. “We” spend so much of our time trying to record and document the moment. But what is so great about a moment. What does a few seconds of video do for you? Why do we want to be able to listen to that set from that night over and over again? Even though we were not there, and we can only connect with a virtual copy of the recording of someone playing some records in a club. Nevertheless we do it because it is good. It is what we enjoy. Why – is hard to say. But the reality is looking at a photo connects us to a moment – to a feeling – and for some reason I am drawn to post these memories, as a way to have a record of the moments, and feelings and times and places. I hope someone out there is enjoying other than just me…

So in this fresh new year I will post a short video from our Nightgazing party… promise uploads of sets in the near future. and a couple pics from the ice storm! Hope you are staying warm!

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Suma Solstice 2013

As night follows day and the seasons pass, we gather under moonlit clouds to dance the dark away. Keep your eyes on the skies and spend the longest night of the year with us in a celebration of community, music and art

Featuring music by:

/// AUTHOR live – UK – Black Box, Tectonic ///

AQUATIC MIND – Equaria
SAFETY DEPT. – Darkwalkers
KRISTIAN SUNFLOWER – Suma
JONAH K – Permanent Damage
ZUM ONE – zum1.com

 

Live visual mixing by:

PETER METTLER  petermettler.com
ZUM ONE
JAXAMUSE
SIREN SATIVA

Deco by: quARTz Creatures & SUMA

Sound by: 40hz
TICKETS:

Online at:
http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/436169/tfly

$30 ADVANCE
The Grind House – 281 Augusta Ave (no service fee!)
Play De Record – 357A Yonge St, Toronto
Shanti Baba – 546 Queen W, Toronto
Fairies Pyjamas – 29 Kensington Ave, Toronto

MORE AT THE DOOR

19+


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MONSTROUS … Halloween 2013

Holy wow. What a massive wonderful night full of amazing costumes and crazy fun. Amazing music, video and more!
Here is some photos from the night.
THANK YOU TO ALL THE DANCERS, ARTISTS, SET UP AND TEAR DOWN PEOPLE… PROMISE CREW AND QUARTZ CREATURES FOR THE BONE SCULPTURES!!! (yes they deserve CAPS)


HALLOWEENY ONCE AGAIN

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Wink, roar, meow it’s Halloween!

Suma and Promise are coming together for a MONSTROUS warehouse party.

A cavernous mashup of thumpin’ beats, tricks and treats… and you!

Dance the night away with friends and friends of friends and all kinds of kooky creatures.

 

Dub and Bass:

Biome (UK – M.U.D.)
Globular (UK)
Spyne
Jonah K
Zum One zum1.com
Kristian Sunflower

House, Techno and Electro:

Derek Plaslaiko (NYC/Berlin)
Roozbeh and Ben
hugsnotdrugs
Terence Kisser

 

20,000 square foot big ass warehouse 

Thumpin’ crystal clear sound by alienInFlux

38,000 watts with 24 bass bins

 

Art+:

Laser and lights – Lumatronic

Deco – quARTz Creatures and Kyle

Visuals – Elysha Poirier, Wackawacka, Jax A Muse, Siren Sativa and Zum One

Blacklight Ping Pong – VanGrey

Photobooth – Anastasia Levinta and Chris Lingard

Stilt walkers and creatures – Stiltcore, Saphyre and Ghoulash of Squid Lid

 

Tasty treats – Fairy Foods by Sylis

Food truck – Gourmet Bitches

 

Zero Gravity Circus Training Warehouse

213 Sterling Road (Dundas and Lansdowne)

10pm onwards, 19+

 

Tickets:

Early Bird $30 (limited to 200)

online at http://ilovepromise.com/

 

Advance $40 (limited to 600)

online at http://ilovepromise.com/

and in stores Play De Record, Fairies Pyjamas and Shanti Shanti Baba

 

Pre-party treats from our headliners:

Biome (UK)

Biome – 207 – Electronic Explorations by Electronic Explorations on Mixcloud

 

Globular (UK) (FREE ALBUM)

http://www.ektoplazm.com/free-music/globular-a-self-fulfilling-prophecy

http://www.ektoplazm.com/free-music/globular-colours-of-the-brainbow

 

Monster art illustration by Melita Curphy

http://missmonster.com/ (there’s some neat stuff there)

 

The funnest night of the year, can’t wait to see you and everyone all dressed up in costume!

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End of TIme – Timelapse Video

Our amazingly awesome friend Brendan Fernandes (http://intransit.to/) shot a timelapse of Suma’s last party, .
Music by Anthologic….


Holy wow wow!

So holy cow – i am playing at MUTEK. With Dan Browne and Dan Driscoll creating a live remix of Dan Browne’s film Memento Mori. Click here to go to the MUTEK site for more details. See you in Montreal!!

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Ascension Gallery

So I went to an amazing gathering over the last few days of 2012 and the first of 2013… it was an amazing place to pass through into a new year. This is my fourth year spending this part of the year in a kids camp, with an octagon shaped lodge with a giant community kitchen. It is an amazing experience co-creating a community vibe for many days in a row…. i have a huge amount of gratitude and love for the organizers and other contributors that made this gathering great!!! If i am lucky i will one day get a copy of my set from the gathering and then i can post that.
peace and happy new year!!!


POST:::After Party for the End of Time:::

Here are some photos from the night….


Suma Presents: After Party for The End Of Time

AFTER PARTY FOR THE END OF THE WORLD

On December 22nd, we gather to welcome the return of the light and to honour the cycles of time. This year we are also celebrating the wide release of “The End Of Time”, a film by Peter Mettler. Together, lets warm up this long winter night in an immersive cocoon high above Lake Ontario. In one room, for one night, a spectacle will be created, featuring a wide array of electronic music, video and performance from some of the finest creators in our local sphere. See you on the dancefloor!

FEATURING MUSIC BY:

ARTHUR OSKAN Live

Thoughtless Music, Beretta, Matrix Detroit
http://www.arthuroskan.com/

ANTHOLOGIC

Phantom Hertz – Dubplate.fm/Badmon Radio

Jonah K – Permanent Damage
Zum One – zum1.com
Leelee Mishi
Kristian Sunflower

LIVE VISUAL MIXING BY:

Peter Mettler – Grimthorp film
Siren Sativa
Zum One
Jaxamuse

Plus special guest performances!

Atlantis
Metropolitan Ballroom

@ Ontario Place
955 Lakeshore Blvd. W.
Toronto, Ontario, The Canada
10pm-5am
19+

$20 in advance
$25 at the door before 11pm
More after 11pm
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Special $15 entry before 11pm for “The End of Time” film ticket stub holders

Tickets available online now:
http://www.wantickets.com/Events/117360/SUMA-Presents-Afterparty-for-THE-END-OF-TIME/

In-person ticket locations TBA very soon.

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We will not be showing the film at the party…Go see ‘The End of Time” for the full experience and support Canadian film!
THE END OF TIME opens at TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX on Dec. 12, 2012. SHOWTIMES: 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15

www.theendoftimemovie.com

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dreamfactory timelapse

This is is Timelapse i shot at a party Suma and Promise hosted at a big ol warehouse…. This is the Suma Room, featuring DJ’s Rollin Cash, Pre5enT, Jonah K, and zum one … and VJ’s Siren Sativa, jax a Muse, james, and zum1.


Happy Halloween

Just as I started writing this post, my cat decided to jump up on my desk,

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which she almost never does as it is usually covered in gear. Since Halloween is the gateway between world and black cats the gate keeper maybe it would be appropriate to share a photo of scratch at her best.

I heard the internet like cat pics….

 

 

OK Now onto more excited and interesting developments from the land of PARTY

Suma worked with Promise and through a big ol stinky Halloween Rave…. yes a Rave, two giant 12 bass-bin sound systems slammed into a big ol’ warehouse. People were dressed up all crazy like in the classic Halloweeny style… and it was tons of fun… and loads of work!

We built a geodesic 16′ foot dome, covered it with an orange parachute and built two other “jack-o-lantern” screens, to create the ultimate in Halloween themed video projection madness… check out the photos…


 

EXPERIMENTS WITH THE ELECTRIC PUMPKIN LIGHT PIANO

I had 5 pumpkin’s wired up to my makeymakey and they were triggering different clips i created in modul8. The loops were mapped on the big dome and people could “PLAY” the pumpkins to change the video on the dome… each of the clips i created was a different colour and shape so people could see the results clearly, the only issues was a 1/2 second time delay in the response making it a bit goofy feeling as there was an obvious lag… well more experiments to come…

And then there was the amazing CREW!
(sorry I do not have pictures of Jax or Aspa or better pics of everyone else…in costume!
but ya know I am knew to this bloggin thing… but i think i like it!)


 

Also very soon i will post my dj set and some video…. but ya know bit by bit….


Suma & Promise ::: Halloween Party ::: dreamfactory

Hello Friends…. this is going to be an amazing super fun halloween jam! Lots of great music, visual artists, installations, photo booth, and the best costumes ever … courtesy of YOU!

I am DJing a deep and dubby set at the end of the night (3am), and VJing before that….. all in the SUMA room…. looking forward to seeing you on the dance floor!!


Post-Eclipse 2012 part 1

I finally am uploading some pics from Eclipse 2012, i have lots more and some timelapse vids etc…..i will post them at some point… But now i will pass these on… As well as my gratitude for the techsafari team for all their support in allowing me and my crew to build Hibou!


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Eclipse festival 2012

Eclipse is one of the coolest festivals out there. The festival site is located on a river, the Gatineau, and this venue is one of my favourite places to camp and chill… the stage design and set up on the main stage is legendary, see graphic in photo above! As well, their stellar stage 2 years ago was an amazing giant chill dome. Myself and a group if awesome friends will be setting up their Lunar stage… building domes and creating a comfy vibey atmosphere, for some deeper more heady dance music…

I will be DJing at Lunar stage Eclipse late on the Sunday night… stay tuned for the exact schedule…
I will also be VJing at the Lunar stage…

I will post more photos afterward!

lunar stage 2010

-this photo is from our set up of the lunar stage in 2010


Om Reunion Project ::: Solstice

Finally some photos from Om Reunion Project’s Solstice festival… music to come….


Drop Festival

cirqlar drop stage with zum one

So this weekend was the drop festival in Toronto. In spite of 4 other electronic music festival they managed to have a wicked turnout at all their events and tons of great tunes.

It was a busy weekend, Sunday dancing and aching fun with Adham Shaikh, Djing Saturday with kaminandaFriday night i VJ’d with Spyne of 40hz, Ill Gates, Livingstone, and Jonah K… THe Cirqlar crew built a beautiful new screen and Siren Sativa and myself mapped onto it and projected all night long…


Photos from Awaken

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Suma:Awaken Crown Chakra Flyers

So i posted the set from Awaken but not flyer or anything else…
so here is part one….


zumone vj clips part 5:::


Another series of photos from Cirqlar, these are from the David Starfire and are courtesy if Andrija Dimitrijevic


More new images!

images from RAWR taken by Neil Kuellmer (i think)