We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again… LWSD is good at what he does. This last Friday in Victoria started off like any other. A nice sunny day surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and countless seagulls attempting to use you as target practice. But as the sun dipped behind the horizon and the tourists began to scatter, a kind of darkness fell over the city. This wasn’t a darkness you could see, but more like one you could feel. You knew as time went on, your heart would begin to beat faster. Your blood would race through your veins and the hairs on the back of your neck stood tall. Why? Because Longwalkshortdock was about to redefine everything you thought you knew about music. Photo: Vincent Parker If you were lucky enough to witness LWSD as he made his annual stop in Victoria, let’s take a moment to think back on what we saw, what we heard, and what we felt. Thanks to our friends at Atomique Productions, this past Friday at Sugar was one of, if not the best, LWSD experiences we’ve ever had. From Dave King’s electric way of dominating the crowd’s attention, to his unique brand of gritty sounding dance music, LWSD showed just how hard he works on and off the stage. It’s obvious his hard work in the studio pays for itself, as the effort he puts into his music is a clear reflection of how many people constantly pack his shows. With every performance, Longwalkshortdock seems to get better and better, and his range of music even more diverse. While the music alone was enough to get any crowd off their feet, RimVisuals was also there to provide a taste of what they’re capable of; providing a translucent screen that flashed between video clips, captivating visuals, and a silhouette of LWSD doin’ his thang. Photo: David Gatringer & Laika Bon-Binky The night was kicked off by a pair of our favorites; Applecat destroyed the dance floor with an amazing set before Righteous Rainbows of Togetherness brought their own brand of techno to the table. Before we knew it, it was time for LWSD to feature a whole stack of unreleased material that got everyone on their feet, including the heavy sounds that helped form who he is – plus a half hour of LWSD D&B to finish off the night. Try as much as you want to figure out what that sounds like in your head, but you’ll go crazy before you get the chance to find out. Better to just make sure you buy your ticket next time LWSD comes through town and take it from there! Or better yet, catch him at one of many festivals this summer including Motion Notion and the Amphitheatre stage at our favorite place in the world, Shambhala! Were you there to experience LWSD this past Friday in Victoria? Or did you catch him on his recent tour through your city? Let us know how your night went by commenting on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Shawn McNicoll Part man, part buffalo, part maple syrup. Pretty much the Canadian version of Grizzly Adams.