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Situated pleasantly on the more unconventional end of music and sound, Vancouverite Jen P aka Nancy Dru has a kind of important message embedded throughout her style. Engaging in her sets is like sitting with her at a card table while the chaos of the casino persists in the periphery: glances of determination alongside a type of stoicism about fun are passed around, undermining your confidence of the game, questioning your initial goal to win, diffusing what you thought it meant to win at anything.


Known internationally during the IDM days as The Square Root of Evil, Jen now delivers dense, driven techno, as solid as urban pavement. Nancy Dru is where Jen's personal and deep comprehension of sound marches through each corner and transition of her set. Rendering her work more potent is its vocal aridness. Though this style is alive with language, it is an idiosyncratic, non-verbal kind, accessible to all who are at least level two versed in techno.


Having shared the stage with the likes of Steffi, Voices From the Lake, Carl Craig, TiNi, Headless Horseman, Shed, Hodge, Dasha Rush, Rødhåd, Erika, Kangding Ray, Andy Stott, Annie Hall, Matrixxman and many more, as well as playing celebrated sets at Basscoast, Mutek, Soundwave, and Communikey, Jen has gained a laudable reputation as not only an artist with a severe approach to music, but also as a techno advocate with an esoteric, tenacious language, argot required for propelling the global dance community forward into its unknown, tremendous future.


bio by Evelyn Malinowski

Situated pleasantly on the more unconventional end of music and sound, Vancouverite Jen P aka Nancy Dru has a kind of important message embedded throughout her style. Engaging in her sets is like sitting with her at a card table while the chaos of the casino persists in the periphery: glances of determination alongside a type of stoicism about fun are passed around, undermining your confidence of the game, questioning your initial goal to win, diffusing what you thought it meant to win at anything.


Known internationally during the IDM days as The Square Root of Evil, Jen now delivers dense, driven techno, as solid as urban pavement. Nancy Dru is where Jen's personal and deep comprehension of sound marches through each corner and transition of her set. Rendering her work more potent is its vocal aridness. Though this style is alive with language, it is an idiosyncratic, non-verbal kind, accessible to all who are at least level two versed in techno.


Having shared the stage with the likes of Steffi, Voices From the Lake, Carl Craig, TiNi, Headless Horseman, Shed, Hodge, Dasha Rush, Rødhåd, Erika, Kangding Ray, Andy Stott, Annie Hall, Matrixxman and many more, as well as playing celebrated sets at Basscoast, Mutek, Soundwave, and Communikey, Jen has gained a laudable reputation as not only an artist with a severe approach to music, but also as a techno advocate with an esoteric, tenacious language, argot required for propelling the global dance community forward into its unknown, tremendous future.


bio by Evelyn Malinowski

Past Events

August '19
4
Sunday

Club NA
Vancouver, BC
3
Saturday

TBA
Vancouver, BC
July '19
26
Friday

Pride Opening Party
Vancouver, BC
20
Saturday

Proper presents Marcel Fengler
Open Studios, Vancouver, BC
June '19
28
Friday

Rebar Seattle Pride Friday
Seattle, WA, USA
15
Saturday

w/ Lauren Flax
KW Studios, Vancouver, BC
9
Sunday

Vancouver Craft Beer Week closing party
PNE, Vancouver, BC
May '19
24
Friday

1181
1181 Davie, Vancouver, BC
17
Friday

w/ Queensyze
Gorgomish, Vancouver, BC
April '19
27
Saturday

w/ Noncompliant
Vancouver, BC
18
Thursday

Gays Hate Techno 2019 Spring Gathering
California, USA
6
Saturday

w/ Anthony Attalla
Gorgomish, Vancouver, BC
March '19
2
Saturday

Public Disco Warehouse Edition
The Clubhouse, Vancouver, BC
February '19
8
Friday

Club NA
333, Vancouver, BC
January '19
19
Saturday

Bound By Sound presents Tribalism Vol 1
333, Vancouver, BC
11
Friday

Common Ground Fridays
MIA, Vancouver, BC
4
Friday

w/ Tashi
Gorgomish, Vancouver, BC
December '18
28
Friday

Cymatic Silk
333, Vancouver, BC
8
Saturday

The Odds Ones present 747
Vancouver, BC
November '18
23
Friday

w/ Iain Howie
Gorgomish, Vancouver, BC
3
Saturday

Proper presents Erika
Open Studios, Vancouver, BC
October '18
26
Friday

Saints of Bass w DJ Hyperactive
Bit House Saloon, Portland, OR
20
Saturday

EXTRA
Secret
19
Friday

w/ Rennie Foster
Gorgomish, Vancouver, BC
September '18
7
Friday

w/ Nathan Johnson
Gorgomish, Vancouver, BC
August '18
25
Saturday

Few Norms Festival
Roberts Creek, BC
11
Saturday

Noctuary 1 year anniversary
San Francisco, CA, USA
4
Saturday

Lost All Day
The Waldorf, Vancouver, BC
July '18
27
Friday

Sink Deep
Copper Owl, Victoria, BC
7
Saturday

Basscoast Festival
Merrit, BC
1
Sunday

tINI w/ Nancy Dru & Kasey Riot at Imperial
Vancouver, BC
June '18
22
Friday

Backdoor Seattle Pride
Seattle, WA, USA
16
Saturday

Sunwave
Vancouver, BC
2
Saturday

Hotline
Vancouver, BC
May '18
28
Monday

Memorial Day Hijinks
Seattle, WA, USA
12
Saturday

Subversive and Slab present Objekt
Open Studios, Vancouver, BC
5
Saturday

Gays Hate Techno Spring Gathering
Saratoga Springs, USA
April '18
30
Monday

TBA
San Francsico, USA
21
Saturday

TBA
Los Angeles, USA
6
Friday

Chrome Techno Fridays
Hindenburg, Vancouver, BC
March '18
31
Saturday

Some Kind of Therapy
Vancouver, BC
30
Friday

Gorgomish
Vancouver, BC
9
Friday

Ghost in The Machine In The Dark
Vancouver, BC
2
Friday

Chrome Techno
Hindenburg, Vancouver
February '18
27
Tuesday

Some Kind of Therapy
Vancouver, BC
January '18
20
Saturday

Subversive presents Volvox & Minimal Violence
Open Studios, Vancouver BC
5
Friday

Gorgomish
Vancouver, BC
December '17
9
Saturday

GITM presents Experimental Housewife
Vancouver, BC
2
Saturday

Subversive presents Steffi (Osgut Ton, Dolly)
Open Studios, Vancouver BC
November '17
24
Friday

Bound By Sound presents ASC
VAL Villa, Vancouver BC
October '17
13
Friday

TBA
Vancouver, BC
September '17
23
Saturday

Pacific Rhythm presents The Black Madonna
Celebrities, Vancouver, BC
8
Friday

Warehouse 333
333
August '17
12
Saturday

Subversive and Bound by Sound present Edit Select
Open Studios, Vancouver, BC
6
Sunday

Hotline Pride Afterhours
Vancouver, BC
5
Saturday

Love Disco at Pride Night 2
GorgOMish
4
Friday

Davie St Pride with Honey Soundsystem
Vancouver, BC
July '17
29
Saturday

Despach presents Marc Romboy
GorgOMish, Vancouver, BC
28
Friday

Subversive presents Neel (Voices from the Lake)
Open Studios, Vancouver, BC
15
Saturday

Summertings Basscoast afterparty
Backstage Lounge, Vancouver, BC
2
Sunday

Babes on Babes
Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, BC
June '17
16
Friday

Gorgomish
Vancouver, BC
10
Saturday

Sunwave Festival
Koerners Pub, Vancouver, BC
2
Friday

Mobius Sisters
The Eagle, Seattle, WA
May '17
19
Friday

Backdoor at VAL
Vancouver, BC
12
Friday

Subversive presents Avalon Emerson
Open Studios, Vancouver, BC
April '17
29
Saturday

Gene Farris at Gorgomish
Gorgomish, Vancouver, BC
27
Thursday

Arts Assembly Act 1 with Minimal Violence and more
Vancouver, BC
21
Friday

Trappist 1
Seattle, WA
8
Saturday

Auxilary & Silent Season Showcase
Vancouver, BC
1
Saturday

Private Party
Portland, OR
March '17
22
Wednesday

Subduction at the Anza
Vancouver, BC
17
Friday

Subversive presents Jason Kendig
Vancouver, BC
11
Saturday

GITM presents Orphx
Vancouver, BC
February '17
22
Wednesday

Clipping and Baseck
The Biltmore, Vancouver, BC
17
Friday

Intimate presents Carl Craig
Vancouver, BC
January '17
6
Friday

@Gorgomish
Vancouver, BC
December '16
31
Saturday

Levity NYE 2017 eatART Fundraiser
780 East Cordova Street
30
Friday

TBA
Vancouver, BC
10
Saturday

Mijo (MX) and friends
Vancouver, BC
November '16
19
Saturday

Northern Circle presents Myte and Nancy Dru
Victoria, BC
11
Friday

Freedom to Dance
Vancouver, BC
October '16
28
Friday

Spider Galaxy 8
Mexico CIty
14
Friday

Teaching in Silence 01
Vancouver, BC
9
Sunday

Babes on Babes
Vancouver, BC
September '16
24
Saturday

Locals Only Birthday Edition
Open Studios, Vancouver, BC
15
Thursday

Hodge
Red Gate, Vancouver, BC
August '16
27
Saturday

SunWaves Festival
Koerners Garden, Vancouver, BC
26
Friday

On High with IVVY and Tomas Jirku
Vancouver, BC
July '16
31
Sunday

Hotline Pride Edition
Vancouver, BC
29
Friday

Pride is For Everyone
Vancouver, BC
29
Friday

GorgoMish
Vancouver, BC
13
Wednesday

Subversive's Post Coast
Anza Club, Vancouver, BC
10
Sunday

Bass Coast Festival
Merritt, BC
June '16
11
Saturday

Sweat Factory
Vancouver, BC
11
Saturday

UK Legend Dave Angel & more
Vancouver, BC
May '16
21
Saturday

Chapel Sound Festival
Vancouver, BC
April '16
22
Friday

Honey Soundsystem @VAL
Vancouver, BC
15
Friday

Subversive presents Steffi (Live)
Vancouver, BC
March '16
25
Friday

Analogue Series 04
Vancouver, BC
12
Saturday

@GorgoMish
Vancouver, BC
11
Friday

Sweat Factory
Vancouver, BC
February '16
26
Friday

Girl in Yellow Fundraiser
Seattle, WA
10
Wednesday

Subduction
Anza Club, Vancouver, BC
January '16
16
Saturday

Saints of Bass w/ DJ Shiva & Tracy Why
Portland, OR
December '15
31
Thursday

It's a secret
Vancouver, BC
5
Saturday

Big Joy festival closing night
Vancouver, BC
November '15
14
Saturday

Bound By Sound IV
Vancouver, BC
October '15
31
Saturday

with Voices from The Lake, _wndfrm
Seattle
24
Saturday

Subversive presents Headless Horseman LIVE
Open Studios, Vancouver, BC
September '15
27
Sunday

THE BREAKFAST CLUB Decibel Edition 2
Monkey Loft, Seattle, WA
16
Wednesday

Nautilus
Anza Club, Vancouver, BC
6
Sunday

BADBITCH All Night Long Weekend at GorgoMish
Vancouver, BC
August '15
15
Saturday

Sunwave Festival
Vancouver, British Columbia
8
Saturday

Secret, sorry
Washington, USA
1
Saturday

Paradise
The Fox Cabaret
1
Saturday

____ ON THE DANCE FLOOR PRIDE EDITION
Red Gate Arts Society
July '15
31
Friday

Backdoor Pride Edition
ask
11
Saturday

Basscoast Festival
1000 Midday Valley Rd, Merritt, BC
June '15
13
Saturday

It's a secret
Seattle, WA
May '15
15
Friday

Erika (Detroit), JAK, & Sone
The Fox Cabaret, Vancouver, BC
9
Saturday

Official Movement preparty feat Annie Hall
The Fox Cabaret, Vancouver, BC
1
Friday

Regis & Veronica Vasicka
The Fox Cabaret, Vancouver, BC
April '15
4
Saturday

Tomboy
The Astoria, Vancouver, BC
March '15
28
Saturday

Rave Aid 2015
Vancouver, British Columbia
7
Saturday

Bodyheat
TBA, Vancouver, British Columbia
6
Friday

Subversive Presents Matrixxman
Open Studios, Vancouver, BC
January '15
23
Friday

Andy Stott & Kowton
Vancouver
23
Friday

Hotline
Vancouver
December '14
31
Wednesday

Subversive and Personal Space: NYE
Vancouver
27
Saturday

Holiday Warmup
Vancouver
26
Friday

Backdoor Boxing Day Blow Out
Vancouver
20
Saturday

Sizzle Solstice
Vancouver
November '14
29
Saturday

Bound by Sound I
Vancouver
15
Saturday

Confessions on the Dancefloor
Vancouver
October '14
17
Friday

Subversive presents Dasha Rush
Vancouver, BC
September '14
13
Saturday

Subversive presents Rodhad
Vancouver, BC
August '14
22
Friday

Bonz.ai bids Farewell
Vancouver
3
Sunday

Subversive presents: Skittles!
Vancouver
2
Saturday

#BassMassage
Vancouver
2
Saturday

Confessions on a Dance Floor
Vancouver
July '14
25
Friday

SIZZLE BBQ RAVE
Vancouver