Two-time Nominee: "Best Electronic DJ" - Clubvibes' Vancouver Nightlife Awards (2012, 2013)
TAFFI LOUIS is a Vancouver-based, multi-genre DJ whose unique approach connects past and present, obscurities with popular favourites in unexpected ways. Perhaps best known lately for Vancouver's monthly TRUCKERDISCO nights (that have been cultivating their own enthusiastic, diverse following since 2011), it's said he's had a tremendous influence on the city's gay nightlife over the years, when the status quo could be summed up as Britney and Guetta on just about any given night elsewhere.
He also produced THICKSET: "A Hangout Night For Bears, Cubs & Friends" (2010-2013), bringing the local bear community out of their living rooms, whether that be downtown or beyond the suburbs - people realized it was worth the trip for many who craved a break from the usual and had given up on the bar & club scene. Before THICKSET, local bars would simply put a poster together with clip art of a bear paw and call that a "bear night".
From his early success introducing Vancouver’s gay nightlife to then-burgeoning electroclash and nu-disco movements, to headlining club nights in Seattle, San Francisco, Victoria, and Toronto, not to mention locally, TAFFI LOUIS has steadily built a unique reputation as a DJ defying simple categorization and reaching further.
Art Of Beatz Radio (100.5FM) calls TAFFI LOUIS “a mastermind… leading the charge”, twisting notions of past and present musical genres into new possibilities. As likely to draw inspiration from vintage italo-disco and '80s synthpop as from modern techno, house, and as-yet-unnamed, future buzzwords and sub-genres, TAFFI LOUIS DJ sets are dynamic, responsive portraits of the audience and the moment. But there is no one, "typical" kind of set. Each one unfolds and tells its own story.