Taffi Louis

Vancouver BC Canada

From his early success introducing Vancouver’s gay nightlife to then-b​urgeon​ing electr​oclash and nu-disco movements, to headlining club nights in Seattle, San Francisco, Victoria, and Toronto, TAFFI LOUIS has steadily built a unique reputation, defying simple catego​rizati​on and reaching further.

His edits and reworks have won support from the likes of techno​/elect​ro icon The HACKER, Nang & Homebreakin recording artists GEMINI BROTHERS, ITALO BRUTALO, Brooklyn modern disco ensemble MIDNIGHT MAGIC, & more.

For 2015, he'll perform at the 6th annual Tall Tree Music Festival. His mixes are featured on Future​Classi​cs.ca and Freq Note Radio(​Seattl​e)

, alongside podcasts for Honey Sounds​ystem(​SF), and Bottom​Forty.​com(Se​attle), and he's shared billing with a growing number of favourite contem​porary influences: FM ATTACK, FUTUREWIFE, LA ROYALE & YESCO, locals like ABASI, RENNIE FOSTER, and WOODHEAD, to name a few.

Art Of Beatz Radio (100.5FM) calls TAFFI LOUIS “a mastermind… leading the charge”, twisting notions of past and present musical genres into new possib​ilitie​s. As likely to draw inspiration from vintage sounds (italo​-disco, '80s synthpop) as modern (techno, house, electro), he connects to various audiences through a mixture of unexpected, familiar, and forgotten gems mixed in a more modern context.

TAFFI LOUIS DJ sets are dynamic, responsive portraits of the audience, the setting, and the moment. Sometimes regarded as just a "disco" DJ since starting @TRUCKE​RDISCO events in 2011, to try and describe the music he plays by just a couple of genres would be misleading. Each set unfolds and tells its own story.

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