The Grad Club

Tone Deaf and Shamik

Leapday Night Dance Party with Shamik (Vancouver), L.A. Foster & RP
Saturday, February 29, 2020
at 9:30 PM

Celebrate Leap Day with a dance party at the Grad Club, featuring Vancouver-based beatboxer / producer Shamik Bilgi, and Kingston-based DJs LA Foster and Rimka Puri!

This event is organized by Tone Deaf Collective and supported with funding from Queen's SGPS (Society of Graduate & Professional Students ) and is part of this year's SGPS conference 'Scholarship Without Boundaries'


Shamik has performed in 15 countries, and toured with Tegan & Sara, Method Man & Redman, Bassnectar, Tanya Tagaq, DJ Q-Bert, DJ Kentaro, and George Benson. He has showcased at numerous festivals including Shambhala, Bass Coast, Vancouver Island Musicfest, Edmonton Folkfest, Hillside, New Forms (Canada), Colours of Ostrava (Czech Republic), Southbound, Sub Sonic (Australia), Sunburn, Mood Indigo (India), Electric Forest (USA), and Dubplate (Philippines). Shamik has also performed at TEDx, the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. His beatbox tutorial video on Youtube has garnered over 125 000 views.

LA Foster

Montreal based singer and songwriter/producer Lesley Ann Foster has been taking cues from the Montreal scene and her time living in Buenos Aires. The songs are percussively influenced by the South with the attitude of the Montreal nightlife.

Her first E.P. 'Saudade' was acclaimed in both Canada and Europe, and since, Foster has released a video and single for ‘Waverly’ via Vice and released 'Honestly' via Earmilk and Clash Magazine. Her recent release 'All My Lost Chances Are Beautiful' from November 2019 was released via Line of Best Fit in the U.K. and Exclaim! in Canada. The EP was picked up by Spotify's 'Fresh Finds' playlist bringing her music to new audiences worldwide. The new music continues to resonate the same sentiments of a plethora of places Foster calls home coupled with rich walks of life reflected in percussive sounds from Latin America to the electronic underground scene in Montreal. These releases brought the artist to play several prominent showcases, notably at events such as The Great Escape, Focus Wales, M for Montreal, Wavelength, POP Montreal, and Sled Island, where she has opened up for Kaytranada, The Juan MacLean, Allie X, TR/ST and more.

Currently working on her first full length album her collaborations (Stephen Ramsay (Young Galaxy), Persona, TONE, Brother May (Curl Records)) continue to influence her sample-rich, beat-heavy songs. Look out for new Spring and Summer announcements coming soon!


Born and raised in the UK, RP moved to Kingston to study, where she quickly discovered her love for mixing. With an emphasis on feel good vibes, her main focus is disco and house, guaranteed to make you boogie the night away.

Note: 'Leapday Night' is borrowed from the excellent electronic composition of the same title by David Behrman. Check it out!