Posts by JGirl

Bellyfit Live and Soul Shift Dance Event

There is one more Bellyfit Live™ class in Kelowna before summer time. Ladies, join us on Friday May 11, 2012 from 6PM to 8PM to shake and shimmy with two instructors and two DJs at this ‘live’, extra long Bellyfit class. The energy created by the live mixing of tracks and drumming adds an incredible energy to both the instructor and the participants, creating an experience that goes beyond a workout and into the realm of community celebration and unity.

After 8PM, stick around for “SoulShift” and dance the night away in a relaxed & inviting atmosphere Habitat 248 Leon. This portion of the night is open to all who are 19+ so invite your friends, moms, daughters, husband, besties, and neighbours who are 19+ and dance to the sounds of DJs Rowan (Bellyfit founder & music curator / Victoria BC) and JGirl (Footwerk / Shambhala Fractal Forest).

SoulShift ATMOSPHERE: Conscious sounds | Elevate your soul | Shift into the weekend
SoulShift MUSIC: Ethno & Tribal | Tech & Deep house | Breaks | Mid-tempo dub

Bellyfit live registration & Soulshift tickets here.

Facebok event listing here.

Bellyfit Live + SoulShift

Bellyfit Live + SoulShift

Stickybuds nominated for BEST TRACK and BEST PRODUCER at the International Breaks Poll awards


Friends! Big news for Kelowna! Homegrown DJ Stickybuds is nominated in a few categories in the annual Breaks Poll awards – the 11th international Breakbeat awards.

Best Track – STICKYBUDS – Murderer – Ghetto Funk (Crowd Murder)
Best Producer –> STICKYBUDS

While you’re at it, show some love for:
Best Album –> Ghetto Funk Presents ICONS Vol 2
Best Label –> Ghetto Funk
Best Large Event –> Shambhala Music Festival
Best Website Blog –> Ghetto Funk

VOTE now –> here:

The award presentation event takes place on Feb 25 2012 at Cable in London, UK.

A-OK DJ Mixtape: 30 minute Ballista Mix

Believe it or not, Kelowna is on the world map for Electronic Dance Music due to its vibrant Dubstep scene. Locals Excision & Datsik have enjoyed massive global popularity in the past two years. Acts like Nero, Rusko, and Skrillex have taken the genre into the mass media and Dubstep is now a household name.

Keeping an ear on what is exploding today in Kelowna’s Dubstep scene brings us to up-and-comer producer Ballista who has put together a 30 minute mini-mix for us.  About a year ago, he made the switch from Heavy Metal drummer to DJ and producer. This mix is a collection of his favorite tracks he has produced over the past few months and is not for the faint-hearted.  Expect awesome tunes with heavy sub-bass to bang your head to.


1. Armageddon – Ballista
2. Big Bad Wolf -Tech N9ne (Ballista Remix)
3. Rolling in the Deep – Adele (Ballista Remix)
4. Photon Cannon – Ballista
5. Unity ft. Robyn Kennedy – Ballista
6. Predator – Ballista
7. Utopia – Ballista
8. Smokin Barrels – Ballista
9. Indestructible – Ballista
10. Disco Droid – Ballista
11. Easy Duz it – Ballista
12. Tournament – Ballista
13. Colony – Ballista
14. Taylor Gang or Die – Ballista

30 minute Ballista Mix on SoundCloud

Quinn is also a DJ and event host active in the Okanagan’s rich Electronic Dance Music community. An upcoming release on Bassbong Records is due out soon. Stay connected by liking his Ballista fan page


A-OK DJ Mixtape: JPod’s “Grass and Gospel”

One of Pop Okanagan’s local feature DJs, JPod mixes up this month’s A-OK DJ Mixtape. Grass and Gospel is a unique and soul-stirring selection of JPod remixes inspired by bluegrass and gospel songs blended with his big beats and heavy bass. Reminiscing in faith-inspired music of the past has never been more fun.

Grass & Gospel track listing

  1. Whites – Sunny Side (JPod Remix)
  2. Ben Harper & The Blind Boys – Take My Hand (JPod Remix)
  3. Tanya Tucker – Delta Dawn (JPod Remix)
  4. Sounds Of Blackness – Hold On (JPod Remix)
  5. The Five Blind Boys Of Alabama – Deep River (JPod Remix)
  6. Dixie Hummingbirds – Christian’S Automobile (JPod Remix)
  7. Lonnie Young, Ed Young & Lonnie Young Jr – Oree (JPod Interlude)
  8. Harry Mclinton – Big Rock Candy Mountain (JPod Remix)
  9. The Fairfield Four – Lonesome Valley (JPod Remix)
  10. Alison Krauss – Fly Away (JPod Remix)
  11. Jessie Pratcher, Mattie Garner & Mary Gardner – Green Sally Up (JPod Remix)
  12. Estil C Ball & Lacey Richardson – Little Longer (JPod Remix)
  13. Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers – Rock Of Ages (JPod Remix)
  14. Vera Hall – Trouble So Hard (JPod Remix)

Stay connected: (Free downloads & buy releases)
JPod’s Website

Grass & Gospel on SoundCloud

Catch JPod with Krafty Kuts live at Footwerk at Sapphire Nightclub Nov 24/11.


A-OK DJ Mixtape: Stickybuds’ Fractal Forest Mix – Shambhala 2011

Mix Photo Courtesy of Leah Gair

Sunday night at Shambhala was huge this summer for Kelowna local DJ Stickybuds. He played 2 hours of funky music to a massive screaming crowd as the sun set in the magical Fractal Forest. This Mixtape is from Tyler’s set and is filled with party jams, original tunes, floor killing edits, & unreleased jems from fellow Good Groove producers, Ghetto Funk, & other pals.

Clean Air Clean Country – Mista Savona Ft. Burro Banton  (Stickybuds Remix)
West Coast Bass Killer – Stickybuds
Police Killa – Javier Morillas  (Sticky Edit)
Sensi – Deekline & Ed Solo (Stickybuds VIP)
You Rock My World (Acapella) – Michael Jackson
Rudeboy Pledge (Acapella) – Baby Cham
Autumn Dub – Mooncat
Don’t Deny It – Stickybuds
Keep Em Bouncin – Pretty Lights
Can’t Deny It (Acapella) – Nate Dogg
Settle Down – Kimbra (Blunt Instruments Remix / Sticky Edit)
Sundae Sound – Bobby C Sound TV (Stickybuds Edit)
Yo! – Fannypack
All Blazin – Stickypod Connection Ft. Blackout JA
Oooooh! – Featurecast
All Blazin (Acapella) – Stickypod Connection Ft. Blackout JA
Break it On Down – Slynk
Bop Gun Ft. Ice Cube – George Clinton (Slynk Edit)
Shake Ya Booty – Funk Ferret & Some DJ
Just Buggin (Acapella) – Whistle
Jump Out – Bobby C Sound TV
Moose Tooth – Opiuo (Sticky Edit)
B- Side – JB Banger
VIP Robo Murder – Opiuo Vs. Barrington Levy Vs. Beatnuts  (Sticky Pella)
Fatboys Dilla – Stickybuds
OPP Banger – Featurecast
Smoothness – Slynk (Sticky Edit)
Beatbox Wash (Acapella) – Dust Junkies
Crowd Murder – Stickybuds (Sticky Edit)
Backyard Baby – Funkanomics
Drop The Bomb (Acapella) – Santero Ft. Credit To The Nation
Big Love – Smov
Feel Alright – The Captain
Body Bait – Superbreak (SB Disco Edit / Sticky Edit)
Shake Da Pressure (Acapella) – Deekline, Amp & Ed Solo
The Word – The Beatles (Captain Remix, Sticky Edit)
Shake That Monkey (Acapella) – Too Short
Shake Your Monkey – Telephunken
Insanity For Vanity – Bobby C Sound TV
So Hot – Agent 86 (Jayl Funk Remix, Sticky Edit)
Funk For Peace (Acapella) – Fort Knox Five
Whip It (Acapella) – Deekline & Dustin Hulton Ft. Splack Pack & Kidd Money
Baby Laser Love – Ursula 1000 (Basement Freaks Remix)
Time – Tony Anthem & Axl Ender Ft. Skibadee & Lady Chann (Dirty Drums Mix)
Summertime Holiday- Neighbour Ft. Think Tank (Dub Vs. Vocal Edit)
Hey Mr. DJ – Deekline & Ed Solo Ft. Sporty O (Stickybuds Edit)
Push up – Freestylers (Sticknasty Pella)
We Blow Up The Spot – Featurecast & Krafty Kuts
Crazy Love – Drumattic Twins (Featurecast Remix / Stickybuds Nasty Edit)
Rolling In The Deep (Acapella) – Adele
I Wish – Slynk Vs. Ed Solo (Sticky Edit)
Where The Party At (Acapella) – Nelly Ft. Jagged Edge
Gangsta’s Paradise (Acapella) – Coolio
Hear What I Say (Acapella) – The Nextment Ft. Rodney P
Voodoo Chop Booty – Opiuo Vs. Jimi Hendrix Vs. Stickybuds
Voodoo Child (Guitarapella) – Jimi Hendrix
Dubplate – YT, Tenor Fly, Mr. Williamz, Blackout JA & Million Stylez (Benny Page Remix)
Changes (Acapella) – Cecile
Bad Boy (Need Your Love) – Deekline & Ed Solo
Shoot To Kill (Acapella) – Alien Entertainment
Guaranteed – Stickybuds, Ed Solo & Deekline (Stickybuds VIP)
Iniquity Worker (Acapella) – Navigator & Bladerunner

BIG Biggups ! Like what you hear? Download more Stickybuds mixes at his SoundCloud!

Stay connected: (Free tracks and mixes)!/djSTICKYBUDS

Catch Stickybuds live at Footwerk at Sapphire Nightclub in October.


Shambhala 2011 pics, hugs, & a peak at all the fun

SHAMBHA-HUG by DJs JPod The Beat Chef, Stickybuds, Vancouver’s Timothy Wisdom, & Chewbacca.

We’re back! We’re now fully rested, energized, & inspired by our annual trip to Shambhala Music Festival. It is hard not to smile when surrounded by so much unreal art, beauty, friends, & incredible music.

Festival highlights include 5 non-stop sunny days, no long lineups, elaborate group costumes, burlesque, visits to the beach, dancing under the rain-free skies at six themed stages including Fractal Forest‘s “Year of The Flower” (WOW), and new Shambhala goodies like their Ambassador dome, art galleries, gardens, car-free camping zones, and an ever amazing & expanding team of beautiful people.

Performance highlights from the Kelowna-based folks including killer set by Stickybuds, JPod, Disco Dave, Paullie Wood, JGirl & Manousos w/Dani Lion, Nixie, BreO, Excision, Datsik, Downlink, & SaTurn (hoop). This is one of the biggest Kelowna representations in years.

Congratulations to Letisha & Andy who held an intimate wedding ceremony onsite on Friday August 5, 2011.

Our friends at Clear Images Photog snapped the festival. Peak at their Flickr soon for hundreds of photos.

And the countdown to next year’s magic begins again. 50 weeks until Shambhala 2012! Take a trip down memory lane by listening to:
Stickybuds’ Fractal Forest 2011 mix
JPod The Beat Chef’s Grass & Gospel mix

Photos by TDano

The Western Canadian DMC DJ Battle is Set for Tomorrow Night

Eight Turntablist DJs are registered to compete in the Western Canadian DMC DJ Battle tomorrow night at Sapphire Nightclub. The show is a collab effort by Footwerk Events, JayWho Productions, & Nelson-based Bassbizniz.

Local DJs Bag O Beatz, C-Fal, DJ Invisible, & kAtO join other competing Canadian DJs Ambideckstress (Cgy), DJ Creative (Brampton On), DJ Makeway (Van), & Jimmi Riggz (Cgy). They hit the decks at 11PM and each showcase a six minute set. Star judges are L.A.’s DJ Warrior, Stickybuds, JPod The Beat Chef, & Wackutt. The judges are looking at mixing, scratching, beat juggling, stage presence, showmanship, and the crowd reaction to the performance.

DMC Western Canadian Battle promo video

Closing DJ set by Washington DC’s Jon H (Of Fort Knox 5) who plays 12.30AM – 2AM.

Tickets & more info at

Bellyfit LIVE at Lululemon today!

Bellyfit is a revolutionary fitness fusion class specially designed for women! It combines Belly Dance, Bollywood, Bhangra, African Dance, Pilates inspired core work and stretching with yoga poses for a fun and challenging class. Bellyfit Live™ is when a Bellyfit instructor teams up with a DJ and/or a live drummer to offer a ‘live,’ extra long Bellyfit class. The energy created by the live mixing of tracks and live drumming adds an incredible energy to both the instructor and the participants, creating an experience that goes beyond a workout and into the realm of community celebration and unity.

What: BellyfitLIVE with Instructor Tam, DJ JGirl, & Drummer Sonny
When: today – Wednesday August 17, 2011 – 8 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Lululemon 410 Bernard Ave Kelowna BC

Be sure to bring appropriate gym shoes as the first half of the class does require shoes. Lots of water and a Yoga mat are also recommended! This is A BY DONATION event for the Kelowna Women’s Shelter – minimum 5$ donation please! Register with or with lululemon