with AppleCat and Joshua James
From the Promoter
The mad-musical scientist known as saQi is a classically trained composer, producer and trumpet player. Drawing his name from the Sufi title for a mystic muse, saQi creates deep and funky dance floor jams that rock the party yet still maintain a grace and musical sophistication to engage the listener. His sound is unique and eclectic, therefore it often escapes genre classifications and any current bandwagon caravans. Whatever it is, it has a way of making people get up and get down! The project takes on many manifestations from solo dj sets to full live-band shows under the moniker of "The saQi Ensemble". saQi has performed, collaborated and toured with a wide range of progressive artists including March Fourth Marching Band, Beats Antique, Emancipator, The Polish Ambassador, Bluetech, Russ Liquid, edIT, Rising Appalachia, David Block and The Everyone Orchestra. His music has taken saQi to Europe, Central America, Mexico, India, Canada and all across the 50 states. You can often find saQi performing at premier festivals such as Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, Symbiosis, Envision (Costa Rica), Burning Man and beyond...
"A Revolution without dancing is not a Revolution worth having"
International Storyteller, beat weaver, poet, and vocalist; AppleCat was raised on the West Coast of Canada, and specializes in Deep Bass, Cosmic Carnal, Dubstep, Gypsywubs, Trap, World, and IDM. Music and the dance it invokes has been her number one passion since they day she was born.
Poetry and grace, mixed with live mashup, reworking, blending melodic cosmic sound, with carnal deep bass - AppleCat's sets bend the perception of "genre" and plus a little "je ne sais quoi."
AppleCat is also the focus of a feature documentary about women in electronic music ‘Amplify Her’, releasing worldwide in 2017. amplifyher.com
Along with playing internationally including venues/festivals: Burning Man, Rifflandia, Entheos, Connect Festival, Victoria Electronic Music Festival, and Tall Tree Festival she has also shared a stage with Truth, Seven Lions, Zeds Dead, David Starfire, Emancipator, PhuturePrimitive, Bluetech, Ill-Esha, Paper Diamond, The Polish Ambassador, A Tribe Called Red, Tipper, DrumSpyder, WALA, Govinda, Random Rab, Kytami, An-Ten-Nae and many more