TAFFI LOUIS is a Vancouver-based, multi-genre DJ who’s perhaps best known lately for TRUCKERDISCO (a monthly party that’s cultivated an enthusiastic, eclectic following of its own since 2011). 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, he has steadily built a unique reputation as a DJ defying simple categorization and reaching further.
TAFFI LOUIS takes his own approach to DJ’ing – one that can’t be contained or summed up simply with a list of subgenres, but includes many of them in surprising-yet-familiar ways. Whether he’s driving peak-hour, crowded club dance floors, or massaging the eardrums and loosening hips and shoulders for upbeat, sociable, lounge-style atmospheres and warmup sets, audiences can rely on bypassing “flavours-of-the-month” simply plucked from online charts and forgotten weeks later. 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.
“Best Electronic DJ” Nominee, 3 years running – Clubvibes’ Vancouver Nightlife Awards (2012, 2013, 2014)
“A mastermind … leading the charge.” – Kuma, host of Art Of Beatz Radio (100.5 FM)
“Taffi Louis has had a huge impact on Vancouver’s gay scene throughout the years, boldly playing an array of underground disco, ’80s synthpop, and electro…” – V-Rag Magazine (2012)