Electric Island Civic Holiday Edition [NAS MEDIA REVIEW]

Monday, August 7th – Electric Island returns once again for its Civic Holiday edition but this time at the Portlands, which was also a great location for this event that happens a few times throughout the summer in our city. This third summer edition brought an amazing line up of talented DJ’s with two stages for guests to watch them on. Hitting up the main stage was Irish DJ Mano Le Tough, Dâm-Funk, KiNK, Jonathan Rosa, and Nina Kraviz. These DJ’s brought incredible tunes to all of the excited fans who were ready to dance it out again at their favourite Toronto summer event.

Jonathan Rosa, a Toronto local DJ took the main stage to warm up the crowd, and brought the good vibes and great tunes to get fans in the right mood to enjoy the start of their Monday. As guests were entering, there were several food vendors that had guests nourished throughout the day eating delicious local food to fuel up for all the dancing they were going to do throughout the day and evening. At the second stage, Toronto house-hold names such as Greg Gow, Addy and Jeremy Stott were also in attendance to open the stages and bring the warm vibes to the start of the festival.


KiNK made his appearance on the main stage and brought the house and techno tunes, the way he delivered left a memorable performance for all the electric islanders.

Modern funk DJ Dâm-Funk began his set right after Mano Le Tough, and began bringing over the smooth modern funk music to the crowd and, boy did he deliver. He put the crowd in a great mood and had everyone feeling cheerful and overjoyed.


Photos by Ramzi Khalil for Nas Media.

Nature Of Music played an hour and a half set towards the evening of the event, until about 5:30PM on the second stage with a packed crowd full of guests happily dancing and enjoying the sounds of this local Toronto duo.

Later on as the sun began to set, Nina Kraviz took the stage and left fans speechless with her techno beats. The crowd was going crazy from the mesmerizing tunes she was hitting the crowd with. Needless to say everyone was on their feet dancing and grooving!


The second stage had Swiss-DJ producer Deetron, that brought the warm techno beats with the touch of Detroit in his music. Fans were ecstatic all day as they were grooving with their friends and enjoying the holiday and their day off, listening to their favourite music and seeing these talented DJ’s. A few guests were lining up to get glitter on them by a makeup vendor that was on site. Each guest left the vendor feeling beautified and radiating with positive vibes, ready to dance it out to the great techno music.

Needless to say, this was yet another successful edition to Electric Island, festival-goers were beyond thrilled that they got to spend their Civic Holiday with all of their friends enjoying the great techno music and talent that continues to take place in our beautiful city of Toronto. We’re already looking forward to the next Electric Island!






Electric Island, August 2017 Civic Holiday edition is hitting the Toronto Island’s once again this year! With major headlining artists such as Nina Kravis, Mano Le Tough, KiNK and more. Electric Island is one of those events in Toronto that doesn’t disappoint and leaves fans coming back again and again during the summer. This past July Electric Island’s Canada 150 edition brought hundreds of fans to enjoy techno music while celebrating their love and pride for their country with a stunning end of fireworks to the festival.

The event will take place at Hanlan’s Point and Toronto Island on Monday, August 7th, what a great way to start off your Monday, am I right? There will be two stages set up again for this years third edition of Electric Island, as well as an array of food trucks and vendors on site to fulfill all your hunger needs. The vibes at the third edition of Electric Island for the Civic Holiday will be nothing short of electric.

Stay tuned for Nas Media will be covering this event and we are sure to bring you some awesome photos + coverage! See below for more information on the event + ticket details!





TIME: 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM


This past July 1, thousands of Toronto’s electronic music lovers gathered at The Portlands to ring in Canada’s 150th birthday at Electric Island! The day saw mind-blowing performances by industry heavy-weights including Canadian techno-pioneer Richie Hawtin, who closed off the night backed by a dazzling display of fire works across the city’s skyline. It was a celebration we’ll never forget.

Today, we’re thrilled to announce that the third summer edition; Electric Island Civic Holiday will take place on Monday, August 7 with another colossal line-up. The main stage welcomes the incredibly versatile and energetic Jackmaster. This Glasgow-native is notorious for hashing up the most surprising records – whether it be a forgotten disco track or bumping techno – Jackmaster can pull just about anything from his sleeve. Joining him will be another legend from across the pond – Irish-born Mano Le Tough. The Maeve label owner is a true sound wizard with an impeccable ear for melody, deep emotive basslines,  and live instrumental breaks. After witnessing a Mano Le Tough set, you’ll be left in awe. Bulgarian live-act KiNK also joins the bill. Another name who is known to embrace experimentation, KiNK expertly weaves listeners between house, techno and broken beat to deliver a memorable performance for all. Taking festival-goers into nightfall will be Russian techno vixen Nina Kraviz. Nina’s success is unparalleled — from her successful label Trip (трип), to her mesmerizing performances behind the decks, she is a force to be reckoned with! And let’s not forget our astounding locals — Jonathan Rosa and Toronto’s illustrious duo, Nature of Music will each be on warm-up duty.

The second stage will see Swiss DJ-Producer Deetron. Deetron owes his expert mixing skills to his early days as a Hip-Hop DJ. Strongly influenced by the sound of Detroit, ‘four-to-the-floor’ became his motto and today he’s best known for producing warm techno with the soul of Detroit. We look forward to his Electric Island debut! Joining Deetron will be the forbearer of the modern funk movement- Dâm-Funk! The American DJ-Producer affirms that funk is a way of life, “a feeling of struggle and staying cool through it all.” Toronto house-hold names Greg Gow, Addy and Jeremy Stott will have the honours of warming up festival-goers at the second stage. It’s going to be another sizzling weekend in the city this Civic Holiday.

Tickets for the Civic Holiday edition of Electric Island may be purchased here. 

For more information, please visit http://www.electricisland.to 

View the Electric Island Canada Day Photo Gallery Here 
[Photo Credit: Ded Agency]

⚡️ LINE- UP ⚡️


Nina Kraviz
KiNK (live)
Mano Le Tough
Nature of Music
Jonathan Rosa


Jeremy Stott
Greg Gow

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