Although still a relative new comer to the west coast dance music scene, Shawn Henderson, aka BIKES, has managed to make a name for himself in the 3 short years since first being introduced to house music. From holding down multiple residencies in Vancouver to traveling to South Africa in spring 2012 to play gigs in Cape Town and perform at Afrika Burn (SA’s regional burning man event), it’s fair to say the choice to pursue DJing was the right one. Paying careful attention to the energy of the dance floor at all times, his sets tend to run the gamut of house while demonstrating an intuition and taste of a selector far beyond his years. 2013 saw him make the jump from DJ to producer with the release of his debut EP Retrograde. Characterized by its soulful sample selections and live instrumentation, the release pays homage to his beatmaking background within a 4x4 framework. With a new EP in the works and some exciting gigs lined up for the summer, BIKES looks forward to what 2014 has in store.