Starting as an idea between some DJs to expand one city's musical horizons in 2005, TIMEKODE has become a soul/sole movement in the capital, and Ottawa's largest, longest monthly tradition of music and dancing. From humble beginnings at Café Nostalgica, to the warehouse blowouts at Maker Space North, over its long run TIMEKODE has emerged as a beacon for progressive plurality on the dancefloor in Canada.
MIDI timecode is the data that keeps sample loops, filtered basslines and drum hits moving in unison. It’s the glue that holds together a culture based on pulling together bits of the past to create the sounds of the future. TIMEKODE residents Memetic and Zattar have spent the last 10+ years using this philosophy to explore the freshest sounds of yesterday, today and tomorrow across genres, on two turntables.
After over a decade of presenting and playing alongside Canadian and international icons (DJ Magnificent, Trevor Walker, Footprints crew, Alister Johnson, Scott C, Lexis, Waajeed, DJ Day, Dam Funk, Quantic and others) TIMEKODE has put the movement on wax with the release of the vinyl TIMEKODE X trilogy. The self-produced series focuses on remixing and presenting artists from the region to the world. Volume 1 focused on the Ottawa scene with remixes of The Souljazz Orchestra and Bonjay. TIMEKODE X Vol. 2 shifted the focus towards Montreal and the issue of police violence, remixing Freak Motif and dArk mAAt’r. In 2017, TIMEKODE looks forward to continuing and expanding the monthly event series, and to the release of the third and final edition of TIMEKODE X highlighting two Toronto artists.