DJ EVO (www.adventuresinparadise.ca &
"I've got one foot in the past and the other locked into the future..." ~ EVO
Drawing his inspiration from the dexterous sounds of Mr. Scruff, Gilles Peterson, J-Rocc, Nu-Mark, DJ Shadow, Cut-Chemist, Jazzy Jeff, Kenny Dope and the like, Evo's library spans wide and deep. From his core knowledge and love of funk, jazz, hip-hop and reggae, Evo's known to flex with the crowd on any given night, stretching into the depths of broken-beat, boogie, disco, afro-beat, brazilian, latin, and house.
While most nightspots in Vancouver still cater to the usual mass crowds, there are few select venues where the audience is as discerning as the DJs who play the music. Adam Petipas, better known to locals as DJ Evo, is one-half of the dynamic duo responsible for holding down one of the longest running weeklies in Vancouver known as "The Payback". For 5 solid years, Evo (alongside fellow digger, and former Beatstreet Records cohort, DJ Hubbz) has been dishing out the classic funk, raregroove and soulful breaks by the bricks and pounds. A night for true music enthusiasts, it's the only weekly of its kind, boasting a visual backdrop of the moonlit coastal waters of English Bay.
Crushing dates across the nation while holding down his current residencies in Vancouver, popular demand for Evo's sound has catapulted him to the other side of the Pacific, as well as frequent visits down the West Coast. The spring of 2012, he embarked on a US tour, where he touched down in LA, SF, and moved across to dates in Austin and NYC.
May of 2012 also marked his inaugural appearance at the Red Bull Three Style Vancouver Finals Competition. Finishing third, just a couple of points shy of first place, Evo garnered the praise of local legend and Three Style host, Flipout, claiming Evo's set as "one of the funkiest three style sets" he ever heard.
Past noteworthy appearances:
Motown on Mondays(LA)
Motown on Mondays(SF)
Movement: Ubiquity Records(LA)
Reunion! @The Ace Hotel(Palm Springs)
Nota Bene(2012 Toronto International Film Festival)
2012 Vancouver Red Bull 3Style (Finished 3rd)
Do Right! Ten Year Anniversary w/Gilles Peterson
Artists Evo has shared the stage with:
DJ Chicken George
DJ Chris Karns
Four Color Zack
Mat The Alien
Fort Knox 5
All Good Funk Alliance
DJ EVO’s tracks