Sharps


Sharps is a producer and DJ from west coast Canada who writes bass music. His sound spans from global bass to psychedlic hip hop to dancehall rave. No novice to the scene, Sharps has over a decade of production under his belt, first gaining cross-border recognition from some of his early hits like Nightwork and his viral remix of Ginuwine's Pony. During his career he has produced a full-length album, 10 EPs, numerous compilation appearances, collaborations, and one off tracks. Highlights of his DJ career have included performances in London UK, San Francisco, Black Rock City, Austin TX, Montreal QC, alongside Tipper, DJ Aphrodite, Freq Nasty, Ill Gates, Dov, Vibe Squad, Kraddy, Mad Zach to name a few. 

Check out Sharps' beats on soundcloud

Sharps began writing beats nearly two decades ago, originally inspired by the raves and IDM of the time, and cut his teeth DJing and producing in his original hometown of Edmonton AB. Rooted in the cuting edge underground music culture, he eventually broke onto the international scene with a series of large tunes including Nightwork, Girl Sweat and his remix of Ginuwine’s Pony. Around 2009 these early hits gained him some real exposure from plays by Mat the Alien, Robb G, Drop the Lime, and Bassnectar, who dropped "My Little Pony" at Shambhala's Village stage that year. This moment of minor glory brought him to Black Rock playa for his first burningman in 2009, where he experienced what every producer must hope for: everyone was dropping his tunes on the playa, and he fluked out with a DJ set alongside the venerable Tipper. In 2010 he joined forces with the glitch/bass imprint, Muti Music for his release of Bad Sister - a four track EP of heavy bass tunes that cracked the charts on Beatport, Addictech and Juno.

2011-2013 saw the birth of his two sons, and more trips out to the desert for burningman, some clubs in San Francisco and Vancouver, and False Profit's most lovely festival, Priceless. In 2013 he had the pleasure to play one of the most memorable sets of his career on the Sugarcubes sculpture for False Profit's legendary Tuesday Night party. Other fine stages he has had the honour to play include Camp Questionmark, Root Society and The Phage, 

His most recent EP "Sandpaper and Velvet", was released early 2015, and is available on bandcamp and other outlets.

Sharps currently resides in Vancouver, BC.