When not taking courses to complete his Master’s Degree in Digital Media, Gabe van Bergen can be found spinning at BC Hydro’s Club Energy Tent. DJ Gabe, along with a group of DJ's put together by well-known DJ Leanne, are on the turntables during the Olympics as part of BC Hydro's Sustainable Village Club Energy Tent located at 333 Dunsmuir St (between Homer and Hamilton) in downtown Vancouver.
Only slightly cooler than the tunes being playing is the dance floor. It generates electric power while being danced on. And there’s a meter to show how much power is being generated. The special dance floor was brought over from Holland specifically for the Olympics.
Gabe, who will graduate from the MDM Program in April 2011, has been DJ'ing for 5 years. He uses a DJ program called Serato Scratch Live with a special mixer designed to integrate with DJ'ing software. This blend of musical skill and technology along with the challenge of reading the crowd is what Gabe enjoys most about DJ'ing.
DJ Gabe will be performing at Club Energy on Saturday February 20, 12 – 3pm, and on Tuesday February 23, 12 – 3 pm.