Two must see electronica shows coming to Toronto
More and more waves of electronica have been flooding Toronto like a tsunami, with festivals like Veld and many brand name acts coming through the city like Deadmau5, Skrillex, Zedd, Avicii, and much more, it’s a steadily increasing following coming to these shows, and they demand more, here’s a couple to look forward to in October.
24 year old UK artist Flux Pavilion, a.k.a. Joshua Steele, is coming back to Toronto’s Kool Haus complex to spin his new record and drop bass on Oct. 4.
The co-founder of Circus Records released Blow the Roof in January and will be showcasing the album in depth as well as his most famous hits like “The Scientist” and “Double Edge” which appeared on the track list for 2012’s “Need For Speed: Most Wanted” video game. With the public’s great anticipation of his newest EP to be released in October, he will surely be leaking some of his new unheard material, and blowing the roof off the club.
Flux has been on the rise since 2008, making his name known for his intense bass drops that are incorporated into brostep and moombahcore electronic music. He tours festivals, and travels the world throughout the summer and has become a household brand for dubstep enthusiasts. His single “I Can’t Stop” was used in the viral Kony 2012 campaign, and has been featured in both, 2012’s “SSX” snowboarding video game, and the 2013 Hollywood remake of “The Great Gatsby”.
His music involves a vast array of synthesizers, samples, drum machines and musical sequencing. Artists such as Chiddy Bang, and Jay-Z and Kanye West have been known to use samples of Steele’s unique beats and vocals. With the increased popularity of dubstep and Steele’s genre bending electro savvy, Flux Pavilion promises to set the stage with an influx of lights and lasers, and bass so low your knees shake. Alongside of Flux Pavilion, Kool Haus will be graced with Cookie Monsta and Brown+Gammon to pump you up for a very heavy drop. Get ready for the bass.BASSNECTAR
Bassnectar , a.k.a Lorin Ashton of California is back again with another massively evolved new release from his labs. Take You Down is five lush and wild songs to inspire you for the Immersive Music Tour, kicking off in just two weeks and then zooming across the country.
Hitting Toronto on Oct. 11 at Sound Academy on Polson Pier with pulsing chords, emotive synths, and heavy 808s, this album is a sonic follow-up to Timestretch, and is a deep, lush and euphoric space to fall in to autumn.
For those unfamiliar with Bassnectar, his original musical influences include metal and rock bands such as Megadeth, and Nirvana. His heavy and electronic style of music is best described as amorphous and ever-changing. His collection of albums is diverse, and the personalities portrayed in them range from hip-hop to of course his Pennywise tribute which was released on VaVa Voom in April last year.
He is distinguished by his live performance and light shows. So get ready for bass so intense you can feel it in your ribcage, his deep connection to his music and a light show to match what promises to be a cerebral and sensorial overload and as always Lorin’s constant head banging throughout his set. He will be supported by Koan Sound and Adreilien (Heyoka) so this is going to be a party you absolutely will not want to miss.Story By Madysun Ball