By: Remington Fioraso
What: Emengy Presents An Audio/Visual Exhibition
Where: Phoenix Lounge in Abbotsford, BC
When: January 23, 2015
On January 23, 2015, I was able to attend an event held by Emengy at Phoenix Lounge in Abbotsford, British Columbia. For Emengy Presents An Audio/Visual Exhibition, three electronic artists were featured. From 8-10, DJ Coco opened up the musical content. From 10-11:30, Mully took over. Finally, Zarise played until closing. Additionally, live saxophonist Innate played.
Not only did the event showcase the audio artists, but there were visual artists showcased as well. There were numerous glow in the dark paintings around the venue. There were live paintings being produced and body painting.
As I am getting more into electronic music, it is awesome to be able to go to more events with EDM music. I liked being able to stay locally yet still have a lot of fun. The vibe created was a cool environment to be in because you were able to simply hang out with friends, have conversations, listen to awesome beats, and look at the artwork. It was a fun night featuring so many talented artists!
If you are around the Fraser Valley, there is not as much to do as Vancouver. However, the events hosted by Emengy counter that. It provides an increased nightlife presence – especially in regards to EDM. If you are in or around the area, I would definitely recommend going out to one of the upcoming events!
Hi Everyone! My name is Remington Fioraso. I am a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Bachelor of Arts program in Sociology, Anthropology, and Media and Communication Studies. Within my program, I focused on social media, learning about contemporary and classical sociological theory (Including Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Durkheim), and communicating effectively in various modes and for different audiences (including oral communication, business communication, academic writing, entertainment media, and presentations utilizing visual media). Within my program, the question arose for many courses, “What is the relevance in the real world?” Stepping (temporarily) away from being in university, I gained an interest in Latin American development, social movements, and business. Sooner than later, I will be applying for post-grad programs to dive further into LA development and social movements to gain a theory-background in addition to a personal perspective onto the topics. In my free time, I love to travel, consume media, eat, listen to music, and write. Listening to music and writing led to my interest in working with Canadian Beats! I have been a part of the team since April 2014. A few of my personal highlights of interviews include ones with some of my favourite artists – Sumo Cyco, Madeline Merlo, and High Valley. Be sure to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!