Not even a week has passed and we already wish that we could go back seven days to relive the Digital Dreams Festival all over again!
With the number of huge artists from techno, to progressive, to dubstep, it comes as no surprise that this year’s Digi Dreams Fest set a record as the largest edm festival in Canadian history.
Here were some of the characters we ran into over last weekends 2-day rager!
Be sure to keep it locked to WOA, as the two-day recap video will be posted shortly!
Australia-based record label Balance Music‘s legendary Balance Presents series is primed for another masterpiece with a new mix from Guy J!
For the 13-track compilation, he has taken the essences of some of his best-loved tracks by other producers and filtered them through the prism of his own stunning sound.
“The idea of my mix for Balance is not to give just a regular mix of 80 minutes, but to create, write and produce it,” Guy explains. “I wanted to make it more special; to give the people who listen to it something that will be worth the time and creativity. Remaking tracks and remixing all thirteen of them to give a story is a hard mission – but I used every second I had to produce these tracks and to listen to what I had made.”
With the recent announcement by Ozmozis of an upcoming Guy J boat cruise in Toronto, the release of this Balance Presents mix could not come soon enough!
Unfortunately, it’s not due for North American release until August 8th, however our friends down under will be treated to a July 12th release, followed by the UK/Europe three days later.
Last week, Muzik Nightclub hosted the 4th annual Bluebird: a food & art thing!
Featuring a number of food-based artworks, live music, The Food Dudes Block Party, and the launch of the Muzik Bier Gardens!
As with all bluebird events, individuals coming to the event are encouraged to pay cover in the form of non-perishable foods, in order to reach the goal of donating thousands of pounds of food to local food banks.
Judging by the drinks flowing, the laughs being shared, and the amazing eats being consumed, we’d say it was the best Bluebird yet!
Check out some delicious pictures from the event!
Two days ago, the multitalented Maya Jane Coles released her debut album, Comfort on her very own I/AM/ME label.
Comfort sees Maya take on the production process from start to finish. The 12-track LP has an eery and melancholy theme throughout, with many of the tracks making great use of catchy piano riffs, hypnotic snare’s and haunting high-pitched vocals. The opening and title track feels has a distinct hip hop feel to it with the pacing and hard, short percussions. The vocals kick in a very RJ-D2 esque fashion, as layers of sounds build upon one another reaching the crescendo to the chorus… it definitely sets the tone nicely for the album.
Easier to hide is the second track off the album and it’s classic Maya. Catchy, deep, and melodic. What stays true throughout the album is the richness of all the sounds. Each loop is crisp and precise.
The indie deep house overtones the album possesses can be likened to that of Jamie XX and similar artists, though Maya has certainly taken on the style rather well.
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