february, 2023

19 febsun20 febmonVMF After Dark Series: Deep From the UndergroundPop-up Night Club9:30 pm - 2:30 am (20) Bentall Centre, 555 Burrard Street

Event Details

Celebrating 50 years of Hip Hop

Deep From the Underground is a music event that celebrates the cultural movements of these genres through dance, live art, DJ’ing and performance. Historically, DFTU ran as a Friday weekly club night at the Biltmore Cabaret from January-March 2020 prior to the Quarandream (Covid-19 Lockdown). It has since then re-emerged as part of the VMF After Dark after party series since summer of 2022.

By paying homage to the various influences that contributed to the culture, this event will include a music performance, a DJ crew-vs-crew battle, live painting, live poetry typewriting, video DJ’ing and more, from artists spanning from Jamaica, Edmonton, Toronto, South Africa and Vancity.

Curated by: Shape Shifter Studio x AfroGSiac


Hosted by: Ndidi Cascade || Dancehall music performance by Kleen Prinz || DJ crew -vs-crew battle with Table TutorsLadies 1st DJ Club versus Creeasian + Surprise Skwod || South African House DJ Set by Costa Besta || Live Painting + Raffle by Sleepless Mindz || Live Poetry Typewriting by Elliot Slinn || Visuals by Bryan LaPointe || Live VJ’ing by Paperwave Productions

Special thanks to Venom for their cultural consultation and to Tafui McLea their reflections.

VMF After Dark is a series of late-night 19+ ticketed pop-up parties in a fully reimagined creative space. Don’t miss out!

  • Feb.17 – AfroQueer YVR: Black Rave
  • Feb.18 – Public Disco: Origins of House Music
  • Feb.19 – Deep From The Underground
  • Feb.24 – Public Disco: Darker Shades
  • Feb.25 – BSide.Radio Showcase
Click “Learn More” to get tickets!


19 (Sunday) 9:30 pm - 20 (Monday) 2:30 am


Bentall Centre, 555 Burrard Street


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