[NAS MEDIA REVIEW] INDIE WEEK 2017 | Heard It From Nas

Indie Week is back again and it’s better than ever! From November 7-12, it was nothing but a fun jam packed week full of informational seminars from music industry leaders, amazing showcases/performances by talented musicians from all over the world, and great networking mixers in between. Nas Media had the pleasure of covering Indie Week this year and we couldn’t be happier with the turnout of the weeks events.

One of the first mixers was held at Supermarket, which is a venue located in the heart of Kensington Market. This mixer was hosted by Sony Music Canada and was filled with members of the press, artists, and music industry professionals. This mixer was dedicated to having bands rehearse and do their soundcheck before their showcase later that evening.

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Alessia Cohle was the first to go up on stage that night and perform her soundcheck and rehearsal. Her country-pop vibes filled the room and had guests excited to listen to her full showcase later that evening.

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Up next on the soundcheck was Black Collar Union. They performed their soundcheck and brought out some cool rock music vibes to the venue.

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Later that evening, Nas Media had the honour of being a judge at a showcase at B-Side venue located on College St. The showcase had a stacked bill which had us excited to listen to the emerging talent. On the roster was Casati, The 12/21, and Ozconscious.

The first band to perform was Casati, from Winnipeg, Manitoba. This duo played an incredible mix of folk, jazz, and pop music during their showcase and had the entire crowd mesmerized by their heartfelt lyrics and graceful rhythms of their instruments.

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Next up was punk rock band The 12/21 also from Winnipeg, Manitoba. This trio rocked out on stage and brought so much energy (and a lot of head banging) to this Toronto crowd. Their stage presence was high and their songwriting was eurythmic, this band definitely showed Toronto how Winnipeggers can rock out!

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Last but not least was Alt-Rock/Pop band Ozconscious who are also from Winnipeg, Manitoba. This six piece band brought cool pop/rock vibes to the room and had the audience bobbing their head along to all of their original songs and singles. The bands energy was great and they were very interactive with the crowd which made the ambience of the venue full with good vibes and lightheartedness!

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As the evening came to an end, the judges had to put in their verdict of who they thought should go to the next round at Indie Week. It was a tough decision but the winner of the night that got to perform again at another showcase on Saturday was Casati!

Friday, November 10 – With a full day packed with informative seminars, we had to make sure that we caught them all! Starting first at the venue The Hideout was Publicity and Branding in Music with moderator Eric Alper. On the panel was Serena Ragogna (Ole), KJ Jansen (Artist), Melanie Kaye (Melanie Kaye PR), Steve Waxman (Warner Music Canada) and Samantha Pickard (Strut Entertainment).

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This seminar talked about the ever changing delivery systems and formats in the music industry but how the most important thing of all is the need to market and promote yourself. All the panelists gave the audience their opinions, and perspectives and shared their stories from their point of view being in the music industry for several years.

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Following this seminar was Sponsorship and Branding with panelists Erin Kinghorn (eEK!), Brandon Roberts (Hop City), Paul Eastwood (Freelance), and Matthew Smallwood (Flying Colours). This seminar talked about making an impact in traditional industries while still holding onto your musical roots. The panelists also discussed avenues that could help you in your success as a musician such as tech, media, influencers, and being creative with marketing and advertising.

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Up next at The Hideout was a seminar for Women in Music. The panel featured some powerful women who spoke about their stories in the music industry and how to overcome any inequality issues that a woman might face in this male dominated industry.

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The last seminar of the evening took place at Nest and was one of the most anticipated seminars of the week, with tour manager of Alice in Chains and The Cult, Chuck Randall, and Martin Atkins from world renowned band Nine Inch Nails! This feature panel offered advice, anecdotes, and stories from the two heavily involved music professionals. These two music experts provided decades of experience to discuss with the crowd and opened up a Q&A to have audience members leave the discussion with a new perspective. Needless to say it was a full house with aspiring artists eager to learn more about the music industry.

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Later that evening, Nas Media had the pleasure of being a judge once again during another showcase! We headed over to Bovine on Queen St West and walked into an already full room of people waiting to hear the first act on stage set to perform at 9:30PM. The bill for the showcase was Body SprayHorta Project, and The Corks.

First up to play was metal band, Body Spray. This four piece band from Philadelphia delivered hardcore metal tunes with the lead singer providing a ton of energy on stage alongside an incredible passion for his music. Their stage presence was strong and they truly rocked out on stage and captured all of the guests attention.

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Next up on the bill was Horta Project coming all the way from Brazil! This instrumental rock band had some incredible rhythms and tunes and definitely knew how to shred the electric guitar. They brought in everyones attention and had the venue filling up quickly with fans bobbing their heads to their songs.

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Next was Montreal Canadian band The Corks. This isn’t The Corks first time playing Indie Week and they sure brought over those rock and roll tunes that we know and love. This bands energy was upbeat, cool, and had the entire venue on their feet dancing along to their songs. This band definitely has the ‘it’ factor as well as a unique sound in the rock genre.

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After listening to all three bands, the judges had to make their decision on which band will go on to the next round and perform at the next showcase. It was a difficult decision since each band sounded great but the judges could only chose one winner of the night… and it was The Corks!

Overall Indie Week 2017 was a success and one that brought invaluable content and experiences to all aspiring and emerging artists that are taking their first steps into the music industry. With so many new bands from all over the world to discover and some great connections that were made throughout the course of the week, we are happy that we were a part of Indie Week this year and we are already looking forward to next year!

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FEDDE LE GRAND & DANNIC TEAM UP WITH COCO STAR ON STUNNING NEW SINGLE ‘COCO’S MIRACLE’ OUT NOW VIA SPINNIN’

FEDDE LE GRAND & DANNIC TEAM UP WITH COCO STAR ON STUNNING NEW SINGLE

‘COCO’S MIRACLE’ OUT NOW VIA SPINNIN’

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LISTEN/DOWNLOAD: ‘COCO’S MIRACLE’

Fedde Le Grand is considered to be one of the most defining figures in the fast evolving genre of house music. He has remained for nearly a decade in DJ Mags top 30 DJ’s, been credited with countless awards, and remixed the biggest artists around – including Coldplay, Madonna, will.i.am, Robbie Williams, and many more.

Fellow countryman, Dannic, also from Breda in the Netherlands, is one of the fiercest acts to emerge from the latest generation of Dutch artists. His long-running work behind the radio airwaves including his recently rebranded Fonk Radio venture, demonstrates a producer that is well and truly tapped into the most vital and important industry trends that appeal to his ever-expanding audience. Known for huge hits like ‘Blaze’ and ‘Survivors’ (a collab with Hardwell), Dannic has taken the world’s dance stages by storm over the past few years. Having inked a deal with Spinnin’ Records, ‘Coco’s Miracle’ is the first of many tracks to be released under this new venture.

These two Dutch powerhouses have teamed up with the legendary UK singer Coco Star. Known for her vocalist work on legendary tune, ‘I Need A Miracle’, as well as collaborations with Craig David, Brand New Heavies and Jody Wisternoff (as SubLove), she now returns for a catchy re-work of ‘I Need A Miracle’. Having gone through an intense and emotional legal battle to maintain the rights for the track, Coco, with the help of Dannic and Fedde, bring the track headfirst into 2017 in all its glory.

It’s been amazing to have the opportunity to rework this iconic vocal, giving Coco the credits she deserves. I’ve always loved the vocal and I’m so happy with the versions Daan and I’ve been able to create. It’s a smash on the floor and I love the Club Mix as the Original alike, there’s really something for everyone. I can’t wait for it to be released.” – Fedde le Grand

I’m really happy to work with my big friend Fedde le Grand again. The result of our teamwork is this amazing record with the world famous vocals of Coco Star herself. I’m blown away by the first reactions and I literally can’t wait till Aug 25.” – Dannic

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SEE FEDDE LE GRAND LIVE:

August 30 – ZOUK, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

September 09 – Darwin Festival of Colors, Chisinau MOLDOVA

September 13 – HÏ Ibiza, Ibiza SPAIN

BRAZILIAN ARTIST FTAMPA RELEASES ‘LIGHT ME UP’ OUT NOW VIA SONY MUSIC

BRAZILIAN ARTIST FTAMPA RELEASES ‘LIGHT ME UP’

OUT NOW VIA SONY MUSIC

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Set to follow up on the wild success of his releases, ‘Our Way’ and ‘Love Is All We Need’, which have already racked up over 25 million streams combined, Brazilian dance music sensation Felipe Ramos, aka FTampa, returns to Sony Music with his latest hit, ‘Light Me Up’.

Listen on Youtube: FTampa – ‘Light Me Up’

‘Light Me Up’ showcases Ftampa’s immense versatility when it comes to his productions, with his newest cut having all the hallmarks of a crossover pop and dance anthem. Emanating a feel-good energy across the three and a half minute run-time, ‘Light Me Up’ is a surefire add to all playlists towards the end of the summer.

Stream on Spotify: FTampa – ‘Light Me Up’

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Born in a small town in Brazil, FTampa has endured incredible hardship in life that saw him orphaned from the age of six. This adversity, however, inspired FTampa to use music to escape his pain, and saw him become the first-ever Brazilian act to perform on the Main Stage at Tomorrowland in Belgium 2016.

FTampa – “I’ve overcome all the bad times through music. It is a part of my life and it always will be. I’m always thinking of new ideas to try in the studio, I can’t stop producing and the title of the track reflects the passion I have. It’s a very different composition to my other records this year, and I love the final result. I hope others around the world will be dancing to it too.”

With about two million monthly listeners on digital platforms and a million fans on his Facebook page, FTampa is now one of the most recognized artists in Brazil and has been making inroads touring festivals and clubs internationally. ‘Light Me Up’ is set to take his career to the next level, crossing pop and dance wires seamlessly with an impossibly catchy chorus and topline.

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DE HOFNAR SHARES ‘A LITTLE LOVE’ OUT NOW VIA ARMADA DEEP

DE HOFNAR SHARES A ‘LITTLE LOVE’ OUT NOW VIA ARMADA DEEP

SOPHOMORE RELEASE FROM ‘KINGS & QUEENS’ ALBUM

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Following the release of his album’s title track, ‘Kings and Queens’, melodic house maestro De Hofnar returns with a feel-good offering, ‘Little Love‘. The second release from his debut album, ‘Little Love’ is out now on Armada Deep and is available to purchase via all digital service providers.

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‘Little Love’ is a stellar sophomore single: a vivacious dance counterpart to the down-tempo title track. Easing the listener in with smooth guitar riffs, Joe Killington’s soulful vocal topline manages to “spread a little love” with emotive lyrics and warming tone. Keeping the percussion and instrumentals minimalistic, De Hofnar allows the topline to lead the way, resulting in a catchy and addictive cut. ‘Little Love’ is a true testament to his adept production abilities: creating a delicate yet dance-ready track is no mean feat, yet De Hofnar manages it with ease.

Since breaking onto the scene with viral sensations such as ‘Oxas’ (his collab with Gamper & Dadoni) and ‘Bloesem‘ with Sam Feldt, De Hofnar has gone from strength to strength. Dubbing himself as De Hofnar, which means ‘Court Jester’ in Dutch, the talented producer’s motto has always been “You’re the Kings, and I’m just here to entertain you”, which translates equally in his productions and his energetic performances. Touring extensively since 2014, De Hofnar has not only garnered support from the likes of Tiësto and Armin Van Buuren, but has also established an ever-growing, avid fan-base. With the addition of ‘Little Love’ to the ‘Kings & Queens’ tracklist, the highly-anticipated release of De Hofnar’s debut album is getting closer and promises to deliver a diverse array of top-quality creations.

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MALAA & DOMBRESKY COLLABORATE ON ‘HOSTYL’ OUT NOW ON CONFESSION

MALAA & DOMBRESKY COLLABORATE ON ‘HOSTYL’ OUT NOW ON CONFESSION

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Having both released massive tracks on Tchami’s Confession label independently, house heavyweights Malaa and Dombresky join forces for the first time to deliver the dark, deep and melodic bass-house track ‘HOSTYL’.

LISTEN: MALAA & DOMBRESKY – ‘HOSTYL’

Dombresky is no stranger to Confession, with his label debut in 2015 with ‘Wait’ and tying off 2016 with a massively successful release of ‘Utopia’. Meanwhile, Malaa has released on Confession since its’ conception, with his Spring release of the ‘Illegal Mixtape’ shaping the sound of both Confession as a whole while refining his own sound as a house producer.

Incorporating both of their signature styles, ‘HOSTYL’ blends both Malaa’s tech-house and minimal elements utilized as of late with Dombresky’s hard hitting, dark bass-house swings and chops. Commencing with a hypnotic lead, melodic build up then breaking down to dark swinging chops, ‘HOSTYL’ incorporates the signature Confession house sound with G-House and Bass house elements coined by both producers. The two artists signature styles are both explored, challenged and complimented in this track, coming out triumphantly as a synchronized, dark, high impact track to tie off a successful summer season for both Malaa and Dombresky.

 

Veld Music Festival 2017 [NAS MEDIA REVIEW]

Friday, August 5th – The largest music festival in Toronto returns to Downsview Park for another incredible year of music at Veld Music Festival 2017. This time the festival has not only one but three stages for fans to experience all their favourite music from international DJ’s. There is the main stage, the Remy Martin Stage, and the Sony Xperia stage.

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The day starts off with local Toronto DJ’s Manzone & Strong on the main stage, MC Flipside on the Remy Martin stage, and Dense & Pika on the Sony Xperia stage. Toronto weather was feeling nicer on this weekend, where it only rained for about an hour in the morning, and then it was nothing but clear skies for the rest of the day! As we were walking through the festival grounds there were several delicious food vendors that guests can fuel up from throughout the day. There were a lot of local vendors as well with vegan and gluten free options. Along with the vendors were fun air castles and sports that guests could play throughout the day.

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As the festival progressed throughout the day more and more fans were filling up the park grounds with nothing but smiles and excitement on their faces. This is the event that fans have been waiting all summer for after all! Majority of the guests showed up in rave attire and costumes with fur, sparkles, and kandi bracelets, masks and bandanas.

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We asked guests Meghan and Ryan who they were most excited to see,

“We’re so excited to see Gareth Emery, he is definitely one of our favourites! We’re going to make our way to the front of the stage to get the best spot.”

Gareth Emery hit the main stage at 4:35PM – 5:40PM and gave fans his best house music and electronic tracks having the crowd grooving and dancing to the Los Angeles based DJ’s songs.

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Meanwhile on the Remy Martin stage, Slushii takes the stage with hundreds of fans shouting his name with signs that they made for their favourite DJ.

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This is the first year where Veld had more hip hop artists on the artist line up than usual and although this is primarily an EDM festival, all of the guests were beyond excited to have a mix of both house music and hip hop/rap at the festival that they attend year after year. First on the line up of hip hop artists was renowned artist ASAP Ferg. The anticipation that the fans built to see this hip hop artists performance was unreal, fans were chanting “ASAP, ASAP” for about 10 minutes straight until the artist finally made his appearance on stage.

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He delivered an extraordinary performance and ended up jumping off of the stage and stood on the barriers to engage completely with the fans. During his performance ASAP Ferg kept saying how he just wanted to party with Toronto, and how he doesn’t care about the fame, he was out there to have a great time just like everyone else!

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Next up on the Remy Martin stage was the famous dubstep DJ, Borgore. He brought an energetic set that had guests head banging and chanting for more from all of the dubstep and electronic tunes that this DJ was sending out throughout the festival.

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Over at the main stage, Zedd made his appearance and started off his set with his hit single “Clarity.” Zedd was considered as the EDM headliner that closed the festival, and made sure to bring all of his pyros along with him. There was fire, there was CO2 cannons, and there was fireworks! Zedd truly knows how to put on a show and how to make the crowd go wild with his big room and house music tunes that we all know and love.

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Switching back to the Remy Martin stage, rap group MIGOS came on stage and gave fans a performance to remember. There were ravers wearing MIGOS t-shirts and tank tops, chanting their name throughout their performance, as well as singing along to their favourite songs by this rap trio.

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As the night comes to a close, the main headliner of the night was famously known hip hop artist, Future. The anticipation for his performance was something we have never seen before. His set time was at 9:45PM, however he did not enter the stage until about 10:15PM, leaving a huge suspense for all fans. The mass crowd of over thousands of people were chanting his name until their favourite hip hop artist made his way to the main stage. The lights came on as bright as they possibly could and out came Future with a black hoodie, white denim jacket, and some gold sunglasses on. He sang songs off his new album, his singles, and featured songs with Drake and many other artists. He closed his set thanking Toronto and admired how much of a lively crowd and music scene we have.

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Overall, day one of Veld Music Festival was a success and fans were already counting down the hours until they can get right back on the park grounds to do it all over again for day two.

Saturday, August 6th – The second and final day of Veld is here and guests are re-entering the festival with even more energy than the day before. Rave attire on, glam ready, and the dancing shoes are on, everyone is ready to start raving and grooving to all of their best-loved artists and DJ’s that they have been waiting to see in Toronto all year long.

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First up on the line up, Mark Oliver on the main stage, MC Flipside on the Remy Martin Stage, and Giddy on the Sony Xperia stage, all of these talented DJ’s are ready to set the positive and warm vibes for all the ravers entering the festival once again. Toronto weather decided to bless us once more by delivering nothing but sun shine and full heat.

Toronto household names Frank Walker and Loud Luxury take the main stage and have guests immediately start dancing on their feet, shuffling and grooving away to the house music vibes.

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Over at the Sony Xperia stage, England’s very own house/techno DJ Mark Knight takes the stage and has the entire tented area filing up quite quickly with this DJ’s epic tracks.

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Just a short walk away from all of these stages were a couple amusement park rides such as a ferris wheel and a ride that takes you upside down! The line ups for these rides were full every day with festival goers wanting to get the best view of the festival grounds and enjoy the speed and fun feeling of being upside down.

_MG_8727_MG_8728There were a lot of different dessert options as well for when guests needed to fulfill a dessert craving… There was Kawartha ice cream on site as well as crepes, cheesecake, and an ice cream truck nearby all of the different vendors. Guests would enjoy a big heaping scoop of fresh ice cream while sitting on the hill watching and listening to the talented DJ’s and staying refreshed and cool from the beautiful weather that Toronto brought for us.

Right beyond the hill was DJ Ookay on the Remy Martin stage. He was playing all of the tracks that his fans know and love and had every single festival goer shuffling and rocking out in the crowd. At the end of his set he came outside of the DJ booth and said hello to all fans and thanked them for being such a great time.

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On to some hip-hop! Lil Uzi Vert had to unfortunately cancel his performance due to issues with travelling, however we were lucky enough to have a quick replacement with the unforgettable French Montana! French was placed to go on stage at 6:00PM and he had a wonderful DJ warm up the crowd for about 10 minutes before his set started.

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He played songs from some of his very first hit singles all the way to the most recent ones like his current top charted single Unforgettable. He had the crowd going wild, singing along to each and every song that he played, showing French just how much of his true fans are from Toronto.

Next up, Tchami took the main stage and delivered all of the future house vibes that had the crowd mesmerized from the start of his set all the way to the finish.

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Over on the Remy Martin stage, the humorous and talented DJ Getter took the stage with his many featured styles of music such as dubstep, trap music, drum n bass, and electro house. He pretty much delivered all types of vibes throughout his set and even showcased a remix of one Blink 182’s new songs off their album ‘California.’ His energetic set left festival goers with their energy spiked up to level 100 and ready for the world renowned dutch DJ, Tiesto over at the main stage.

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This is the first year that Tiesto has ever visited Veld Music Festival and this was a very exciting moment for all Torontians and ravers from all over the world that visit this festival year after year. As the sun went down, ravers excitement continued to increase with the entrance of the extraordinarily talented DJ. Tiesto delivered an unreal set, playing his famous older songs as well as many new tracks that he has been working on, along with featured tracks with other internationally recognized DJ’s such as Martin Garrix, Hardwell, and many others. He closed his set with a lot of fire, CO2 cannons and the roar of the crowd, not believing that they have finally seen this famous DJ in their city.

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Over at the Remy Martin stage, some craziness was going on when Tory Lanez entered the stage. This was by far the most incredible performance we saw all weekend. The Toronto legend Tory Lanez loved the crowds energy so much that he wanted to show Torontonians just how much he appreciated and loved them. He shouted on the mic that he wanted to crowd surf from the very front of the stage all the way to the back! Guests weren’t sure if he was being serious or not, but low and behold Lanez jumped into the crowd and began crowd surfing while singing to his songs until he reached the far back of the crowd where the sound booth is. _DSC5416He ended up climbing all the way up the sound booth tent and ended his set singing on the roof of the tent to a crowd that we’ve never seen so excited before. Tory Lanez definitely left an impression on Torontonians and had every one posting of his outrageous performance on all of their social media channels, bragging to their friends of how incredible of a time they are having at this popular festival of the summer.

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Time for the final act of the night, the one that everyone has been looking forward to, Major Lazer! This is also Major Lazers first time at Veld Music Festival so they were super excited to show Toronto just how energetic their sets are. And boy, they did not disappoint. Diplo (1/3 of the trio) was throwing out t-shirts, whistles, and memorabilia to the crowd throughout the beginning of their performance.

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They had fire works, they had fire that never quit, and CO2 cannons that could last as long as the night. Major Lazer is a trio that does not disappoint, from the dance hall tunes to the EDM tracks that they played, there was not a single person that was not up and dancing on their feet with a smile from ear to ear. This group was definitely a perfect choice to close out this incredible festival.

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With fireworks in the sky, day two has come to a close. It is easy to say that Veld Music Festival has exceeded and surpassed all expectations for 2017 and in our opinion, this has by far been the best Veld Festival to date. We are already looking forward to next year and who the Ink team will decide to bring on for the artist line up. (We’re hoping a few of these artists make their way back again next year!)

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ELECTRIC ISLAND RETURNS BACK TO THE ISLANDS FOR THE CIVIC HOLIDAY

NINA KRAVIZ, MANO LE TOUGH, KiNK & MORE TO HEADLINE

ELECTRIC ISLAND, MONDAY AUGUST 7, 2017

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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!

ELECTRIC ISLAND

ANNOUNCES CIVIC HOLIDAY

WITH NINA KRAVIZ, MANO LE TOUGH,

KiNK & MORE!

WHEN: MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2017
TIME: 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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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 ⚡️

STAGE 1:

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

STAGE 2:

Deetron
Dâm-Funk
Jeremy Stott
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Greg Gow

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Illenium Announces Phase One of Nationwide ‘AWAKE’ Tour & New ‘Fractures’ Remix

ILLENIUM ANNOUNCES PHASE ONE OF

MASSIVE NATIONWIDE ‘AWAKE’ TOUR

RELEASES STUNNING REMIX OF ‘FRACTURES’

OUT NOW VIA SEEKING BLUE / KASAYA

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Nick Miller, better known globally by his stage name Illenium, has had what can only be described as a banner summer. Playing massive festivals from Bonnaroo, EDC, Firefly, and Electric Forest to SOLD OUT club gigs across the country, the Denver based producer has taken his distinct brand of melodic bass from the mountains of Colorado to hundreds of thousands of fans internationally. Today Illenium has announced the first shows of his expansive ‘AWAKE’ tour, spanning from Denver to Kansas City, featuring currently unannounced support, and a fully revamped live setup.

PURCHASE: ILLENIUM – AWAKE TOUR [TICKETS]

STREAM: ILLENIUM – FRACTURES (TRIVECTA REMIX) [SEEKING BLUE / KASAYA] (SOUNDCLOUD)

STREAM: ILLENIUM – FRACTURES (TRIVECTA REMIX) [SEEKING BLUE / KASAYA] (SPOTIFY)

Alongside the tour announcement, Illenium has also released the highly anticipated Trivecta Remix of ‘Fractures (ft. Nevve)’, which was initially teased in his EDC recap. Seeing heavy play throughout Miller’s sets, Trivecta’s rework maintains the melodic structure of the original, while adding an extra element of intensity, perfect for festival crowds. With Miller’s original effort having just crossed the 23,000,000-stream mark across all platforms, ‘Fractures (ft. Nevve)’ has received the perfect Main Stage treatment courtesy of Trivecta.

PURCHASE: ILLENIUM – FRACTURES (TRIVECTA REMIX) [SEEKING BLUE / KASAYA]

Fans can catch Illenium live all across the United States starting in Denver in November, heading through massive stadiums from San Francisco to Chicago, with many more dates set to be announced. The first date on his ‘AWAKE’ tour at the 1stBank Center in Colorado (November 10th) has already sold thousands of tickets, and will serve as Miller’s biggest headlining show to date. Pre-sale for tickets will be on Thursday July 20th 10am – 10pm local time, and the code is ‘Awake’. Fans who can’t make an upcoming show can listen to Illenium’s latest ‘Ashes to Ashes’ mix here! Follow Illenium, Trivecta, Seeking Blue, and Kasaya via their socials below, and grab tickets for all Illenium shows here!

 ‘AWAKE’ TOUR DATES – PHASE ONE

11.10 – 1stBank Center – Denver, CO
11.22 – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA

11.24 – WaMu Theater – Seattle, WA

11.25 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR

12.14 – Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL

12.21 – Arvest Bank Theatre – Kansas City, MO

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EDX Releases New Single ‘Bloom’ out now on Spinnin Deep + International Tour!

EDX ‘BLOOM’ – OUT NOW ON SPINNIN’ DEEP

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Continuing his growing relationship with Spinnin’ DeepEDX turns into the latter half of 2017 with brand new single ‘Bloom’, out now to stream and download worldwide.

After the old-school vibe of 25-year-anniversary marker ‘Voyage’, ‘Bloom’ sees the Swiss super producer return to a darker, more contemporary core. The stripped back cut shows hints of minimal tech-house that fluctuate confidently against EDX’s trademark deep, sonic basslines. Blooming in and out of the composition as the title suggests, the bass underpins chugging percussion elements and vocal stabs that work together to create a constantly driving, pushing, expanding rhythm.

With a concentration of dates in Europe over the summer festival and Ibiza season, including the legendary Tomorrowland as part of Spinnin’ Sessions, EDX returns to North American shores later this year with dates including Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, DC and Chicago.

EDX ‘Bloom’ is out now on Spinnin’ Deep.

 

For full details on all EDX Tour Dates, see below:

July 18 – Tomorrowland pres. Garden of Madness, Ushuaïa IBIZA

July 26 – HÏ Ibiza, IBIZA

July 28 – Tomorrowland – Spinnin’ Sessions, Boom BELGIUM

July 29 – Euforia Festival, Boszkowo POLAND

August 1 – Tomorrowland pres. Garden of Madness, Ushuaïa IBIZA

August 4 – Dance D-Vision, Zottegem BELGIUM

August 12 – Dance Valley, Spaardnem THE NETHERLANDS

August 14 – Sziget Festival, Budapest HUNGARY

August 15 – Tomorrowland pres. Garden of Madness, Ushuaïa IBIZA

August 19 – Kygo, Ushuaïa IBIZA

August 19 – Music On The Rocks, Positano ITALY

August 23 – Surrender, Las Vegas NV

August 25 – The Grasshopper, Ferndale MI

August 26 – Sound Nightclub, Los Angeles CA

August 27 – Encore Beach Club, Las Vegas NV

August 27 – Phoenix Hotel Pool, San Francisco CA

August 28 – XS, Las Vegas NV

September 7 – Intrigue, Las Vegas NV

September 8 – Soundcheck, Washington DC

September 12 – Shrine Nightclub, Mashantucket CT

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Marc Scibilia and Stadiumx Release New Track “Those Were The Days” Out Now via BMG.

‘Those Were The Days’ the collaboration from Hungarian progressive house duo, Stadiumx and US singer/songwriter Marc Scibilia is out now via BMG.

Stream – ‘Those Were The Days’

An irresistibly fun and smooth production, Stadiumx have delivered on all fronts with ‘Those Were The Days’, as they combine warm pads and an upbeat tropical house percussion with Marc Scibilia’s undeniably and emotional catchy topline.

Released via BMGs newly focused dance division, ‘Those Were The Days’ is bound to be played out across the airwaves this summer, and will be receiving remixes from the likes of Tocadisco, Plastik Funk and Oliver Moldan over the next month.

Check out the lyric video below!