Edwin the Cat
Edwin’s first professional djing gig was in the early 90’s opening for Dj Czech’s Famous “Soul Kitchen Sundays” in Whistler BC. Taking Influences from Scott Arkwell aka Dj Vinyl Richie and Tommy Africa’s resident dj Scott Elliot, Edwin became a student of multi genre djing. From Whistler he moved back to southwestern Ontario to take up several residencies playing with Dj’s from the world famous “Industry Nightclub” in Toronto. During the mid 90’s, “the Cat” moved to Halifax where along with Harry Mathers, Mike Paine (aka Hoola Hoop) and Sara Spicer (aka Lioness), he helped open Vitamin Tribe Records on Hollis st.
The Vitamin Tribe crew helped to pioneer the outdoor music festival scene in Halifax throwing free full moon parties at renegade locations by the Halifax airport. These underground events soon turned into the most famous parties of that era, such as “Go the Distance” and “Go Further”. If you attended these parties you will certainly remember Edwin’s epic sunrise sets, dropping timeless classics like “Everybody Loves The Sunshine”, literally as the sun reached the horizon. In 2000 Edwin moved to the Caribbean with John Farrugia aka Big Toe of Big Toe’s Hi-Fi to explore and learn the grassroots of turntable culture. More recently Edwin played both the 2009 and 2010 “Shambhala” , which holds notoriety as one of Canada’s premiere International music festivals, held in the Kootanay Mountains of BC. The circle completes itself this summer as The Cat returns to Evolve. Catch both his sets as he plays the all ‘45’s set on the main stage (Sat. aft.) and plays for the heads with Big City Nights (Dj Cam) on the Yurt stage…