Profile of the performer Ruairi Lazers:
Ruairi Lazers has experimental approach to dance music that often results in the unpredictable. All manner of styles and tempos are mashed together in an intelligent mix of acoustic instruments, ambient interludes, melodic synths and breakbeats. His sound is influenced by the artists such as Tipper, Richard H. Kirk, Shpongle and Si Begg as well as the output of Skam, Warp, Schematic and Rephlex record labels.
For his live performances, Ruairi plays on a hybrid kit of acoustic and v-drums which enables him to utilize an incredibly wide array of percussive sounds. A laptop is also used for live effects manipulation, as well as running some sequenced parts such as melodies and atmospherics. Due to his artistic background he believes the accompanying visual element is equally important, consisting mainly of projections and intelligent lights. His high-energy performances of bright light and loud sound have to be witnessed to be fully understood and appreciated.
Ruairi is also an experienced lighting and sound technician, working with some of the best clubs and festivals both in Canada and Ireland since the mid-1990s. He has been an instrumental part of the electronic music scene in western Canada due to his involvement with festivals such as Shambhala, Soundwave, Connect and countless other events.