Published Jun 22, 2008As a former associate editor for FADER, graphic designer for Stüssy and other big-ticket clients, celebrated remixer and cofounder of the Fools Gold label with A-Trak, Nick Catchdubs, carries a lot of weight with him wherever he goes. So the prospect of Catchdubs making an appearance at Calgarys Hi-Fi Club as part of their "Fools Gold vs. Hi-Fi Club series should have drawn a sold-out crowd anticipating the tastemakers performance, but it didnt. Instead, there was a near-capacity mix of true music heads and some unfortunate macho douches that, while distracting with their constant high fives and passing out, failed to ruin. Teddy Celebration opened the night with his fun and quirky blend of old school hip-hop, dance, and soul. This kept the crowd dancing hard until Fordinho continued the momentum, adding some sock-hop oldies to the mix. As resident DJs at the Hi-Fi, Teddy Celebration and Fordinho have honed their skills to the point where they could have been the nights only acts and the crowd still would have left satisfied. Fresh off the heels of his much-blogged, Seinfeld-themed Mixtape About Nothing with rapper Wale, Nick Catchdubs jumped into the mix with little fanfare and no grand introduction. Still, he managed to indulge the crowd in everything from chopped and screwed Jay-Z to some 90s dance (Im talking Deee-Lite). The Fools Gold promotion was minimal, but he did inspire the whole crowd to go wild with the repeated refrain of Kid Sisters "Pro Nails. Though his reputation suggests a hipper-than-thou entrepreneur of snobbery, Nick Catchdubs straightforward party-starting set demonstrated that hes just a music nerd like the rest of us.