Last night, the annual Toronto International Film Festival officially wrapped up in our wonderful metropolis, and while we certainly won’t miss the packed sidewalks, increased police presence, or the abundance of GMC Denali’s, we most certainly will miss all the great bookings and events that happened, especially with a 4am last call instituted at applicable spots.
Surprisingly, one of our favourite events of the weekend had to be Art Department‘s headlining set at Cinema… suprisingly, because well, let’s face it.
When AD comes back home for a headlining set these days, you can pretty much guarantee whatever venue they play, it will be rammed! People’s patience wears thin as lines and crowds increase. Moreover, when playing for a packed house, it often means having to play a set that is perhaps easier to digest, or one that can appeal to a broader audience.
After hearing Jonny and Kenny spin for years, we prefer the deeper, darker sounds that they don’t often get to play. However, they brought out some gems from their collective crates and had us shaking in the booth ’til 5 in the morning!
Definitely one of our favorite sets of the summer! Hopefully you enjoyed it as much as we did + Read More
Little Black Book is a new concept created by UK-based record label Moda Black, intending to celebrate cutting-edge, innovative, and exciting artists through a series which is part-album, part-mix compilation and even some crate-digging!
The first artist to create a release is none other than Leeds-based DJ & Producer Hot Since 82!! …all puns aside, Daley Padley is one of the hottest artists in electronic music today!
Having just completed his first Essential Mix for Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1, creating a thumping tech-house remix of Green Velvet‘s Bigger Than Prince, and headlining one of the four Electric Island concerts in Toronto this summer, Daley now sets his sights on creating the same buzz for the first Little Black Book as he did on Moda Black’s very first release.
“Being handed the reins to produce, […] + Read More
We’re still buzzing over the last Electric Island of the year that had the thousands at Centre Island jamming from day to night!
All the DJs played great sets, from Joel Mull and Tale of Us, to openers Deadly Vanity – the sound was great, food was delish, and weather turned out perfect.
You gotta give it up to the great team of Embrace, Platform, and Footwork for creating, organizing, and executing such a fantastic series of events!
See you next summer – but until then, stay tuned for the WOA Electric Island recap video coming soon!
Update: Another fantastic Electric Island is in the books… we think it’s safe to say that Toronto has a new favourite event series! We can’t wait to see what our friends at Platform, Embrace, and Footwork have up their sleeves for next year.
Stay tuned for yesterday’s pictures in the coming days;
It’s the last Electric Island of the summer! Featuring locals Deadly Vanity, Gera, and Aaron Santos playing alongside international headliners Chaim, Joy Orbison, Joel Mull, and Tale of Us!!
With thousands in attendance, catering, drinks, and great weather, what more could you ask for to close down your summer!
Best of all, we’re broadcasting all the action right here, starting at 1:30!
Enjoy the festivities!
Morning everyone! Hope you’re all ready to shake some hips on the island today
Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties on the Guy J boat cruise, we were unable to live stream the selection and announcement of the winner of our livetheWOAlife contest – however we’ve drawn a name at random, and the winner is….. SAMIE DUNFORD – congrats Samie! Please email us (email@example.com) to find out how you can claim your winnings and #livetheWOAlife at Electric Island today!!!
We’d like to thank those that entered; we hope to see you all on the island!