Victoria saw an injection of funk like we haven’t seen in a long time this past Saturday. Local promotion giant, Reliable Entertainment brought us a three headed monster of a show, bringing back island favourites Skiitour, along with Calgary native Defunk, and as a special treat, we got to have UK resident Father Funk lay down an opening set that had the line outside down the block at 10pm.
Reliable Entertainment is one of the longest standing promoters in the game, with their beginnings in the rave scene in the late 90s and early 2000s, moving towards bringing some of the most forward thinking and well received club nights in recent memory. This one was no different! The vibe at these shows are unparalleled, there’s just something different about it, they take special care to make sure the artists are well placed and the dancers are having the best time!
Father Funk, what can I say. This young cat in the game shows that he’s a force to be reckoned with. Curating his own event series “The Church of Love” in his hometown of Bristol, UK, and a voracious touring artist, we were fortunate enough to see his last set in Canada before he went home. Well, let us tell you, Father Funk went off for us all. We don’t often get that proper Ghetto Funk style here in Victoria, and we’re all very glad he stuck around for one last banger!
Defunk laid down a proper mid slot, fusing multiple genres to warm up the crowd for the madness that was about to begin. After seeing Logan throw down an absolutely electric set at Shambhala Music Festival this past summer, we all knew we’d be in for a treat, and the man delivered, as he always does!
Skiitour has a reputation for rowdy wild shows, complete with neon ski gear and indoor snow machines. Not to mention multi-genre, eclectic sets that make you wanna bounce, shake, hug your neighbour, and then do it all over again. With their sets at festivals like Shambhala, Motion Notion, Bass Coast and so many more, Skiitour has certainly made their name as an artist to watch. This past weekend showed why getting to see them in an inimate, smaller event is something to see!
All in all, this was a special evening, there were no real “headliners” for this one, just three amazing artists, laying down incredible sets and reducing the crowd to a sweaty mess afterwards, as it should be.
Who was able to make it out Sugar Nightclub? Who was your favorite performer of the night? Let us know in the comment section!