We at Footwork Entertainment are committed to bringing people together to create unity through community, producing unique dance experiences. We are dedicated to elevating Vancouver Island's electronic dance and associated social and arts communities while providing a platform for our local talent to play beside legendary, internationally acclaimed artists, always creating space for fresh talent to showcase their skills.
Are you ready for the next installment Saturday Evening Social??? We know that you're all up for it, so once again we will be featuring two rooms of amazing house music at Herman’s Upstairs. We are beyond stoked for this stacked lineup of local favourites!
Early Bird tickets $45
General Admission $55
And now for our headliner: Sydney Blu
Sydney Blu’s career can be considered a journey of evolvement. With a tremendous passion for live performance, music production, and all-around artistic creativity, Sydney’s constant determination shines brightly through her accomplished DJ career. With beginnings in Toronto Canada playing for The Guvernment Nightclub, Footwork Nightclub, and the LGBTQ+ community, then following 6 years in the United States touring the continent and the globe, all the way to her present life in Berlin Germany, Sydney’s dedication to living her life through music is unbridled. A proudly Canadian artist, Sydney’s success is largely attributed to her relentless touring schedule which she’s upheld for several years. In 2009, Sydney Blu founded her imprint, Blu Music, on the principle of authentic, dancefloor rich house and techno, the following year she extended her brand to another branch introducing her legendary Blu Party series which curates some of the greatest names of the underground house.
On top of that, Sydney has released music on some of the most recognized labels in the industry including Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep in Sound, Steve Lawler’s VIVa Music, Desert Hearts Records, Deadmau5’s Mau5trap, Josh Butler’s Origins, Kevin Saunderson’s KMS Records, Roger Sanchez’s Undr the Rdr, Katerblau Berlin’s Katermukke Records, Carlo Lio & Nathan Barato’s Rawthentic Music and more. Her release "Give It Up For Me" on Mau5trap Recordings was one of Beatport’s highest selling songs, earning Sydney the rank of first female electronic music producer to have a top 10 hit on the platform. 2018 marked another milestone for the top-selling electronic artist, as she hit Top 10 on the Beatport Progressive House Chart for her single “Escape” on Underground Audio UK and earlier in the year she hit Top 20 on the Beatport Tech House chart with her single “Mind Games” on Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep in Sound. The song also was the top-selling track on the labels Amsterdam Dance Event sampler and was premiered by Billboard Magazine.
Perhaps, her most fully realized body of work to date, Conviction climbed to the top of Beatport Top 10 in Afrohouse, Deep house, Minimal House, Melodic, and Tech house. Her lead singles Conspiracy, Temple, and To the Ground and were playlisted on Electronic Rising, Organica, and Housework. The LP also received media praise from outlets Mixmag, 6am Group, Data Transmission, Electronic Groove, Musicis4lovers, Beyond Fashion Magazine, HOLR Fashion Mag, and garnered radio play from Danny Howard of BBC Radio 1, Sirius XM Radio, and CBC Radio 1’s George Stromboulopoulos.