We have fun on a regular basis. Mostly because you guys come and hang out with us. Actually if it wasn’t for you guys I don’t know what we’d do. It’d be a lot of crying into our beers and sitting around wishing we were with you. How incredibly emo… Luckily that isn’t our reality and we get to hang with you guys all the time.
∞∞WEDNESDAY∞∞ The legendary METALHEADZ label’s newest signee, OM UNIT, lands his well trodden bass ship down at Hifi for a very special installment of Northern Lights. We love this guys’ tunes and are really excited to hear all he new stuff he’s been working on since we saw him this summer after his bass coast romp. As always your Wednesday spirit animals Sergio Levels, Crimson, & Metafloor will guide you through the night.∞∞THURSDAY∞∞ Y’all remember how much fun we had at the MAD DECENT Block Party? We do (kinda/almost)! We had a pre-party and an after party featuring MAJOR LAZER’S own JILLIONAIRE! Well, our favorite Trini brother is back this week for another sweaty dancehall blow up. Well have SMALLTOWN DJS & IVAN RANKIC pon the warm-up. Irie Vybz abound
∞∞FRIDAY∞∞ The Crew is back together finally. Wax Romeo is back from his job shadowing with Wolf Blitzer, Reece is back from her feathers & leathers cruise, and A Mac’s back from his face-painting course at NFL headquarters. I know, three peas in a pod right? We do the deed every Friday night, come talk about the lizard people with us.
∞∞SATURDAY∞∞ We’ve been trying to bring GRENIER (fka DJ G) back to Calgary since the 1st time he played Hifi. Half way through his set we knew we had to bring this guy back to rock it out on a Saturday night. What better way to do that than a BASS COAST ticket launch party! We’ll also have Calgary‘s first love, NEIGHBOUR in the house for this one. We’re really excited to be working on this with the lovely ladies of Bass Coast. There’s no one we love more (‘cept kitties).
∞∞SUNDAY∞∞ DJ RICE. DEEP HOUSE. SUNDAY SKOOL. All things synonymous w/ Calgary nightlife since the mid-90s (read: forever). This night only gets better with age, like a fine wine or some delicious cheese. This post is giving me the munchies. Too bad Rice ate all the McRibs… Come house dance party jam with the best damn crew a Sunday can buy.
THE HIFI CLUB – So irie right now…
WEDS – MICHAEL RED (LIGHTA!) w/ Sergio Levels & Crimson
THURS – ULLR Party w/ Glimpse Film premiere by Snowboard Canada. Hosted By SMALLTOWN DJs
SAT – THE GAFF & DJ PUMP w/ MANDAI (LIGHTA!)
Hey kids, we got another art show on Thursday, February the 17th, at Groupseven on 4th street (in the old location) Ryan Coulson / Devin Giles / Josh Ruck / Dave Teatro / Ian Macfarlane / Toqueboy / Ty Power / Jane Trash / Sandro Petrillo / Collin Brown / Teddy Celebration are all contributing this go 'round, so it should be a good night. Lorne B (of Homebreakin Records) is DJing. We got booze. It's all getting underway at 7pm. Then join us at the club for the after-party with Smalltown DJs at Hai Karate. See you then!]]>
Hey kids, I'm in this art show on Thursday, the 21st, with some local cats, at Groupseven on 4th street. There'll be booze and djs and fun. And art. We're starting up at 7 so come check it out before heading to the club to celebrate with Smalltown for the Hai Karate 11th anniversay. See you then!]]>
We’ve got a jam-packed weekend for y’all. Halloween is a distant (read: foggy) memory and Christmakkah is still just a blip in the future. We’ve got your partying covered between these “sanctioned” holidaze…
∞∞THURSDAY∞∞ Vancouver’s FUNK HUNTERS drop their bass ship down at Hifi tonight w/ Smalltown Djs. These guys headlined every festival around these parts for the last couple years and blew everyone away! You’ll see them tonight with their full A/V rig & in all their funk hunting glory. SMALLTOWN DJS & IVAN RANKIC will keep things raging beforehand! Presale tix are sold out, get here EARLY for door tix!
EARLY SHOW- We’ve got the MARK MILLS Vinyl Release Party at 8pm on Friday with support from Viking Fell & 911 Turbo. MARK MILLS is pretty much our favorite thing happening in Calgary these days, watch him explode in 2014 and you can say you were at his first release show ever. This guy is “Diamond Rings” good.
LATE SHOW – We’ve got Mad Decent’s JIM-E STACK gracing the stage all the way from New Orleans! This guy played at some of the mad decent block party’s and is repped by the same people who rep artists like Just Blaze, Bondax, & Jacques Greene. That says something. This kid has all the east cost heads losing their collective minds, come check him out on Friday night!
∞∞SATURDAY∞∞ We’ve got Jurassic 5’s DJ NU-MARK in the house with his critically acclaimed TOY SET! NU-MARK or Uncle Nu as he likes to be called is a B O S S! He’s a pioneer and a legend; he’s had his hands on so many classic tunes, watch what he does with a bunch of toys from your childhood. This show last year was one of our favorites of the year. DO NOT MISS THIS!
∞∞SUNDAY∞∞ DJ RICE will have school back in session this weekend, the long weekend last week was a treat and with the Christmas season on the horizon SUNDAY SKOOL is gearin’ up for an amazing finish to 2013. Come hang with Calgary’s favorite burger/hockey/fishing/technology aficionado DJ Rice!
THE HIFI CLUB – “Better than crack cocaine & philandering with prostitutes” – Rob Ford
Thurs – Sitrling Agency 4 Year Anny w/ ASTRONOMAR (MAD DECENT) & NEOTERIC (Main Course) w/ Smalltown Djs, Wax Romeo, & Ivan Rankic.
SAT – THE JUAN MACLEAN (DFA, NYC)
SUN – 4 All Tour w/ NADASTROM, SINDEN, & SALVA @ Commonwealth Bar & Stage
2 full weeks of Halloween. That’s what everyone needed right?!? Man, what a marathon. But we had a blast and we really hope you did too! Stanton Warriors, Mat the Alien, Hoola & Soup, Urulu, & Grieves were all insane! Big gulps, Calgary, Big Gulps! I mean Big ups! Yes, Big ups…
On a more serious note though, we’ve learned that the Calgary Drop-in & Rehab centres are all very low on winter clothes for the homeless. A lot of their stuff was ruined by the flood and in this first cold snap they’ve already given out close to 1000 jackets. We’re going to be running a jacket drive for the month of November. Free cover for any night this week with a Jacket or 2 sweaters. And for the rest of November, we’ll offer the same thing on any regular nights.
∞∞THURSDAY∞∞ We launch our jacket drive tonight! We also will be hosting our monthly game of S.K.A.T.E with the nice folks at Mission! We’ll have prizes galore as well as a ton of hip hop from GSD & party tunes x1000 by Hai Karate host IVAN RANKIC! Come get your post-hallo-pre-xmas drink party-dance marathon on!
∞∞FRIDAY∞∞ We’ve got Germany’s TEENAGE MUTANTS this week! This guy has released tunes on many prominent house labels such as No Brainer, Off Recordings, & Katermukke! He’ll be joining the Night Circs team, DJ Reece, A Mac, & Wax Romeo who I hope to god are on their best behavior. Please Jah/Allah/Baby Jesus, let them behave…
∞∞SATURDAY∞∞ We’ve got a night dedicated to amazing local talent with our Hifi Allstar Djs on Satuday night. We’ll have DJ Reece, Sonny Chiba, DeepOne (Remy Gnar) & Anfernee Rockwell holding things down at the club. Saturdays are always a blast, you’ll be able to basically hear the gamut of what we do on a weekly basis all in one night!
∞∞SUNDAY∞∞ DJ Rice will have school back in session on Sunday Night after the late game. Rice is a legend, a teacher, and a pioneer. He knows just about everything about everything from technical stuff, to fishing to music to every gadget in the world. But he struggles mightily with sports & all his teams are always losing. It’s good to take lessons from this man about just about everything else though. Come hear the professor in expert mode on Sunday night!
THE HIFI CLUB – Rob Ford is our co-pilot
Weds – Sergio Levels Bday Jam w/ FRZGO b2b SSGG
Thurs – THE FUNK HUNTERS w/ SMALLTOWN DJS
Fri – Early Show – MARK MILLS Vinyl release party w/ 911 turbo & Viking Fell
Fri – Late Show – JIM-E STACK (NYC/LA/NO) w/ Wax Romeo & A Mac
Sat – DJ NU-MARK Toy Set w/ Guests
Sun – Sunday Skool w/ DJ Rice]]>
Thank you so much for coming out & supporting Stanton Warriors last night Calgary! Those guys I tell ya…. those guys! Great to see them put on a performance like they did, the live pads and 3 CDJ set up was pretty awesome! You may have on this time Stanton, we’ll get you next time we swear.
∞∞THURSDAY∞∞ We’re headed to outer space tonight to celebrate Halloween in style with our Alien Autopsy Party. We’ve got MAT the ALIEN landing down at Hifi. This creature needs no introduction. He has been slaying festivals across North America for years and is literally your favorite DJ’s favorite DJ. We’re very pleased to host Mat along with local ghouls Smalltown Djs, & Ivan Rankic. See y’all on the spookfloor, with the rest of the spooks, where we get spooky.
∞∞FRIDAY∞∞ We’re open at 7pm to welcome Rhymesayers’ own GRIEVES w/ Sweatshop Union & Calgary wunderkind Transit. This is an early show, please note the early door and set times. If you like hip-hop and missed Grieves the last time, make sure you catch this homie on Friday, he’s on Atmosphere’s label for a reason!
Late night, we’ll be partying with Wax Romeo, AMAC & Dj Reece doing that gosh darn Night Circus thing that we do every gosh darn Friday night! These guys are the absolute best at being awesome. Except for AMAC & Reece, they’re kinda weird. But good weird, not weird weird.
∞∞SATURDAY∞∞ November 2nd is the Day of the Dead! And we are proud to present Homebreakin’s Day of the Dead Party with Shambhala’s own HOOLA HOOP (living Room stage), DJ SOUP (Pagoda Stage) w/ Homebreakin heartbreakers Cal Bass & Lorne B. We end our Shambhala laced week in proper style with some home grown kootenay love…
∞∞SUNDAY∞∞ Deep House is so haute right now. If Hanzel were into music, he’d be dancing at DJ RICE’S Sunday Skool every week. Only to be followed by that damned Derek Zoolander. Seriously though, if you wanna strike a blue steel face and listen to some great house tunes old and new, DJ Rice’s Sunday Skool is your spot!
THE HIFI CLUB – So totes def gun b Miley fer Haluhween
So Rye Rye has cancelled off of the 10,000 lb. Hamburger tour with A-Trak & Treasure Fingers. After we heard the news, we were all really dissapointed. But now that Theophilus London has been named the replacement everything has seem to come around full circle. This NYC MC is going to be a real special treat for you guys......stay tuned.]]>