Our second annual Beats & Beers event was held on July 20th this year. The event was designed to give DJ’s a chance to spin at the shop and get together mid-summer. They volunteer their time and skills and we offer them promo, a discount and free beer. This year our DJ’s included Sarkastodon – a DJ and Producer (see profile below) and DJ Slim Macho, a local DJ legend. Rallying up some friends, Sarkastodon got some MC’s on board, and a photographer to take the day to next level status. We got the very talented Riley Harnett behind the lens, Diego Medina on audio and: Decay, Steffie the Artisit, G Smooth, Reggie Morales, Kielley Koyote and Jamie Piercey on the mics, with a feature of DOC and Ari…Here are some of Riley’s amazing photos that captured the day. The hommies KILLLLEd it!
Thank you again to Dave Connor (@Sarkastodon_Beats), Mark Power (@dj_slimmacho), @Decay, @SteffitheArtist, Greg Hicks (@_gsm00th) Mike Moyst (@Reggie_Morales_), Josh (@Kielleykoyote), Jamie Piercey (@newfriendmusic), Riley Harnett (@rileyharnettphoto), Diego Medina (@diegomedinafatheroftesscurran), Mike Quiggley, Eilis Baker and Alison Rideout(@reign_a_riott).
Stephen Wheeler - owner, operator, concept, NoEqual Records, St. John's. St. John's first and only record store specializing in Hip Hop, Funk, Jazz and Soul. Steve began listening to vinyl young and has been travelling and collecting vinyl since the mid 1990's. His first passion is hip hop but his love for Funk grew with the discovery of hip hop samples and hip hop origins. Steve spent many years living in Vancouver and started travelling to California at 17, seeing shows, eating good food, checking out random cities and meeting people, making connections all over North America. He knows a lot.
Sheena Chaytor - owner, operator and wife of Stephen. Sheena worked in retail for about 15 years; in sales and in management (West 49 for the most part). Additionally she worked in sales and textiles for various independent clothing companies in Vancouver in her 6 years there; including United Riders, Sidual, and Cilla. Sheena helps look after marketing and buisness operations.