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Soundproof presents: Trancemission 19 [September 23-25, 2016]

This year Trancemission 19 will be a two night event at a private campground on Harrison Lake. Save the date/weekend and stay tuned for more info to follow in the coming weeks! In the meantime, please take note of the preliminary info below.

*Cost: $20 @ gate

*Gate opens at 2:00pm on Friday // Gate closes 11:00pm / opens 9:00am (Fri, Sat, Sun)

*Campground must be vacated by 7:00pm Sunday night

*There IS cell phone reception at the site

*We plan to leave the land in better condition than which we found it, so we ask your help to LEAVE NO TRACE and keep the event as GREEN as possible

*NO GLASS or DOGS on site

*Fires ONLY allowed in designated fire pits

*There IS cell phone reception at the campsite

*There is no ATM on site, come prepared with cash

*You need to bring all your CAMPING THINGS (tent, flashlights, food, water, garbage bags, tarps, banners, basic necessities, etc). Here is a handy packing list you can use as a guideline: Festival Packing List

*You are fully responsible for your actions. Soundproof assumes NO liability or responsibility for what you do and by attending you agree to play safe, respect the land, people, wildlife and be accountable for all of your actions!

*HAPPY BIRTHDAY: PK, Graham M and Kristina J!!

*** DJ LINEUP ***
Friday September 23 - evening
09:00pm Fulcrum (techno)
10:00pm Sharmeen (techno)
11:00pm Slowpoke (tech-house)
12:00am Jeff Johnston (tech/breaks)
01:00am Giles Bjerke (techno)
02:00am Miss Innocent (techno)
03:00am Juice Box (prog psy trance)
04:00am K-man (psy trance)
05:00am PK (hard trance)

Saturday September 24 - afternoon
12:00pm open dex
04:30pm Jean Paul (house)
05:30pm Carmboner (garage/house)
06:30pm Dub Creature Soundsystem (breaks, reggae, dub, bass)

Saturday September 24 - evening
09:00pm Decibelpoint (DnB)
10:00pm Dave King (dnb/tech)
11:00pm Nemo (minimal techno)
12:00am Joel West (techno)
01:00am Jeff Griffiths (techno)
02:00am Arn (hard techno)
03:00am Dark Arps (techno)
04:00am Smiley Mike (tech-trance)
05:00am Wayne Wu tech-trance/techno)
06:00am Alexander Hamilton (trance)
07:00am K-man (mixed bag)


*Camp Cove is a pretty bare bones campground. The only facilities are some fire pits, four outhouses and a designated camping area. It does NOT have amenities such as: cabins, showers, picnic tables, power or RV hookups. Be prepared for it to be like the mile 36/totems area in Squamish.

*Info for directions, camping and parking can be found here: T19 Camping & Parking


*Parking is limited, so we kindly ask that you try to carpool.
*Needing a ride? Able to give someone a ride? We recommend using the BC Rideshare website as a resource for hooking up with someone to get a ride to the party: BC Rideshare


*This is a bear country area so it's very IMPORTANT that we all take the necessary precautions while camping. Please read over the info in the links below, and remember to keep any food you bring sealed up in containers.

Camping in Bear Country
Be Bear Safe
Black Bear Safety


This is Trancemission 19. Are you aware that there was never a Trancemission 1? Because we just called it Trancemission. We called it Trancemission because Soundproof played primarily all types of trance music in the beginning, and also because the party was held at a gravel pit in Squamish near a large transmission tower. It was a humble beginning as we used patches of cardboard for a dance floor and there were only about 30 attendees. The motivation to do this came from the original crew members, Colleen Arndt [Miss Innocent], Aaron Arndt [Arn], Phil Ibis, Jeff Johnston, Martin Sikes, Adam Harnden [Atomic], Johan Thornton [Yo] and Dr Phreak, who got together for the weekend to camp in the woods with a big sound system...and play music for their friends.

As the years have gone by, 18 to be exact, Trancemission has grown to be more than just a party and trance music; it’s a community of people who love each other and have created a little piece of heaven that they nurture together. Even though crew members and party-goers alike have changed over the years, the desire to put on a quality experience has not. Soundproof strives to provide an inclusive environment (with outlandish props) where you feel a sense of belonging...and this in turn encourages free expression and creativity with a magical vibe on the dance floor.

Stay up forever!

*** T19 POETRY (by Johan Thornton)***

Soundproof’s conviction is dance without friction
And bass that will pound as if from science fiction;
Expert attention to things you can’t mention,
Like how to ascend to another dimension!

The longest tradition: repeat acquisition
Of places to dance (if we can, with permission!)
So Soundproof sends missions of long expeditions
Exploring for sites for the nineteenth Trancemission.

Music that twirls; music that whirls;
Music that twists you and music that swirls!
Visuals vortexing out of this world
Bringing visions and vibe to the boys and the girls.

Power it up! Run the startup routine!
Engage all the channels and set up the scene!
All systems go for the Soundproof machine:
It’s ignition of dance floor, Trancemission Nineteen!


Anza Recap & What's Ahead

We'd like to thank those of you who were able to attend the Anza on January 29, and we sure hope you enjoyed yourselves. It was the first time we've held an event there on a Friday and we were over the moon with the turnout. We were pretty much at capacity before 11pm, which sets a new all-time record. It was truly a great way to kick off 2016 and we couldn't be happier. Most of the sets were recorded from the night and you can check them out on our new podcast channel! Going forward we will be making sure to keep this updated after each event. And if you're looking for pictures from some of our previous shows, you can check out Euan F's photo stream.

Soundproof Podcast Channel
Euan F's Flickr Page


Halloween Recap & What's Ahead

Hello Soundproofers,

We hope you had a great time celebrating Halloween last weekend, and we'd like to give a big thanks to those of you who were able to join us at the Anza. This was our last event for 2015 and it ended up being a great way to end the year. Below are some links to pictures and dj sets from the night.

Halloween 2015 Anza Haunted House
*pictures courtesy of Euan Forrester

Miss Innocent live @ Anza Haunted House
Dark Arps live @ Anza Haunted House
K-man live @ Anza Haunted House
Mobot live @ Anza Haunted House


Trancemission 18 Recap & What's Ahead

Hello Soundproofers,

Well gosh, who would have thought we could have pulled off a triple header event over a weekend with less than two weeks of planning time? We initially had our reservations but all the pieces started to slowly fall into place...and then we ended up with a completely different type of Trancemission that worked out quite well for so many folks. The number of attendees at each event exceeded our expectations (over 100 on Fri & Sat daytime, 170 on Sat night), and it was nice to see a different mix of people at each one. We were also very happy to be able to keep all 24 DJs on the lineup. Not bad for our 100th event!

Huge props and shout outs to the Beaumont Studios and Red Gate for accommodating us on such short notice; the Soundproof Crew and Euan F, Michelle R and Kyle R for pulling together to make the event happen; Jon Bierman for teching the awesome sound we had all weekend and for suggesting we do the outdoor event at Strathcona Park; our wonderful guest DJs and last but not least, all of you who came out to support us and attend one or all of the events! We said it before and we'll say it again - each and every one of you contribute in your own way to making this happen, so thank you for re-inspiring us to keep doing what we do and reminding us how important this all is.

We'd also like to give a big thanks to everyone who stayed till the very end on Sunday morning and then proceeded to help us tear down and clean up. The Red Gate staff were bewildered by this act and they also couldn't stop raving about how friendly, nice and generous our crowd was. Hearing this feedback made our night..actually heck, it made our weekend! This is the sort of thing that makes us feel like all the effort and time we put into this is so worth it...so thanks guys!

Since we received a ton of positive feedback about the outdoor event, we've decided that we just have to do it again...so mark your calendars for Sunday August 16 where we'll be back in the park to celebrate a couple birthdays (Jon Bierman and John Foulkes). We also have our next indoor event (Pixelate) planned for Saturday September 26 at Red Gate (they are very much looking forward to having us back)! Stay tuned...

*** Trancemission 18 DJ Sets ***
Some of the DJs recorded and posted their sets from the party. Here are the links if you want to check them out.

Alexander Hamilton
Dark Arps
Jeff Griffiths
Juice Box
Miss Innocent
Smiley Mike
Mike Rody

*** T18 Photographs ***

Euan Forrester has posted some pics from the weekend:

T18 - Friday @ Beaumont Studios
T18 - Saturday @ Strathcona Park

*** Recommended Events ***

There are a number of other events coming up over the next few months that we think are worth checking out and highly recommend:

August 1 - Kyle Geiger in Vancouver
- International techno DJ/producer on the Cocoon, Droid and Drumcode record labels, playing alongside Vancouver locals.

August 2 - House of Subversive
- Pride weekend event put on by the Subversive techno crew featuring Honey Soundsystem and Midnight Vulture.

August 2 - Pride is for Everyone
- Multi-room event put on by Emergence Project, SHAHdjs, Featherlite Productions, and Application Audio featuring over 10 DJs.

August 15 - Summer Special Series
- Outdoor daytime event at New Brighton Park brought to you by The Vancouver Urban Spaces Initiative.

September 13 - The Autumn Shift Bazaar
- European style bazaar filled with handcrafted creations, vintage re-worked treasures, food and live performances in the Mount Pleasant area.


Halloween Recap & What's Ahead

Hello Soundproofers,

We hope you had a great time celebrating Halloween, and we'd like to give a big thanks to those of you who were able to come out to the Anza. A ton of fun was had by all and it was sure a great way to end off the year as this was our last event (and busiest one) for 2014. We're sure you're probably wondering what we have in store for 2015. Well, we're actually planning to take a much needed break, but don't worry we'll be picking things up again in the spring. In the meantime, you can check out the links below for pics and music from Halloween.

Pictures courtesy of Euan Forrester: Halloween 2014 Pictures

DJ recordings from the night:

K-man Live @ Anza Haunted House
Miss Innocent Live @ Anza Haunted House
Alexander Hamilton Live @ Anza Haunted House

Yours Truly,

~ The Soundproof Crew


*** Trancemission 17: Wrap-up ***

A big thanks to those of you who came out to T17 and helped make it one of our most successful events to date! We had 300+ attendees and the atmosphere and environment couldn't have been more perfect. Huge props out to Aaron Arndt, Kyle Rocha and Michelle Rocha for scouting the location a few weeks prior; Owen, Avery and Jay Omega for providing the sound and debuting their new system; Dermot Glennon for doing another kick-ass job with the visuals and lights; all the guest DJs for playing incredible sets and the ones who came from out of town (Dallas from Toronto and Mike Rody from Calgary); Andy McMillan for putting together the slideshow of previous parties; Laura K for setting up the communal kitchen and keeping people fed; Jessica Stargirl for coming with the Galaxy Café; Euan Forrester for helping transport gear and taking pictures of the whole event from beginning to end; and the rest of the Soundproof crew for making this event possible.

We're so glad our events are not just another party where random people come to fill up the dance floor, and all we care about is how many tickets we’ve sold. What we have is much more than that – it’s a community. A place where people come to connect with others, feel inspired and have a sense of belonging. It’s something special and unique…something we all cherish and hold close to our hearts. None of this would be possible without all of you. Yes, each and every one of you contributes in your own way to making this happen. Thank you Soundproof for re-inspiring us to keep doing what we do and reminding us how important this is to so many people...we're proud to be a part of this.

Oh, but just an FYI - we are still going to be taking an extended break till 2015...with the exception of the Anza Halloween event on Friday October 31!

*DJ Sets*
Norman Wells
DJ Arn
Boom Human
Alexander Hamilton

*Slideshow Video*
Here's a link to the slideshow video that Andy McMillan put together and played at the beginning of his set. These are images he compiled from previous events over the last 16 years: T17 Slideshow