The best time of the year, is usually the saddest time of the year.

As we prepare for what is sure to be the “Best” Electric Island of the year on Labour Day weekend, we are also saying goodbye to yet another summer come and gone. Electric Island became a staple throughout Toronto’s summer almost immediately after inception and from the beginning to this years Closing parties, it has never disappointed, even if it hasn’t always been on the island.

2017’s closing party is one for the books with the likes of Claude Von Stroke, Chris Liebing, Dusky Sonny Fodera, Nitin, Gab Home, My Favourite Robot, CRi, Simon Jain, Brian Johnson & Sam Haze taking over Sundays festivities.

Monday will feature Sven Vath, Dixon, The Black Madonna, Yotto, Mall Grab, Soul Clap, Jamie Kidd, Terrence Kissner, Jeff Button & Koki.

It’s safe to say that our summer is just about over, but not before we have one last party on the island.

Tickets available here

See you Sunday & Monday!

Photos courtesy of Ded Pixel

The rain might have postponed this weekends celebrations but it did not stop them from happening. Before the event even started, the E.I team were relentlessly working on securing a venue for the second instalment of the party series and succeeded with The Portlands on Commissioners road.

Once the stage was set, it was left to the artists to make the long weekend memorable for those in attendance. Richie Hawtin had the privilege of closing the day out before artists Maceo Plex and Recondite took the stage to set the mood. The second stage was also set with a number of Toronto locals including Aleksandar Kojic, Borzoo and Nadia before Chaim had closing duties.

Considering the amount of work needed to make an event happen at a new venue in such a small period of time, E.I, even without the I was a very special event. Production, setup, music and everything in between were on display and were taken very seriously with every detail considered.

Though we all hope the next Electric island will actually be on the Toronto islands, it’s fitting to know that the team behind the event series will always go over an beyond, even when their backs are pushed against the wall.

See you in August!


Photocredits: Andre M Photography 

Hard-work isn’t always rewarded, it can be over-looked and under appreciated, but it’s a risk a lot of people are willing to take. Among the hundreds of DJ sets over the past year, Enzo Siragusa and the FUSE family have been names that continue to pop up everywhere. There is something to be said of those who have the ability to turn heads and move dance floors, all the while pushing their own unique sound. A true definition of hard-work, paying off.

The funny part about ‘Fusic’ is how organically the sound grew. “It’s quite a stripped-back tone and that really evolved from the party, always the B-sides to records. The trippy dub sides with wobbly grooves.” – Enzo Siragusa

FUSE started as a party series in 2008 and grew into a label in 2011. It’s something Enzo created that served as an outlet to showcase music, artists and tracks. FUSE encompassed the underground and pushed the boundaries while paying attention to detail with all matters. Fast forward to a long, but rewarding 2016 where years of hard work started to really pay off for a group of artists who were creating music and throwing parties regularly. Their dub-house sound is evolving and unique, so much so that the FUSE faithful call it Fusic.

The most important thing is to create a certain type of vibe for an underground party. I’ve always focused firstly on the sound and when I say ‘sound,’ I’m referring to technically, how it resonates and reverberates – Enzo Siragusa

May 13th marks Enzo Siragusa‘s debut in Toronto at the city’s premiere underground music venue, CODA. The support cast is made up of local Toronto artists who have also been releasing music and throwing events. It includes Steve Marto & Paul Quzz of All Blak Records, Andrew Choe from My Side Project & Rayan of UNR.

Purchase your tickets HERE
Full event info HERE



CODA is running a contest for 2 free passes to see Enzo Siragusa this Saturday.
Click HERE to Enter!

Get Physical has released 2 Ricardo Villalobos Remixes that accompany an original mix by Reboot on the track titled “Are You Losing My Mind”.

With 20 minutes a track, Ricardo explores two very different sound between the two remixes. First being  ‘Hauswiedermischung’, which creates an organized chaos that consistently pushes a groove. The second, “Losing my Miles” Remix,  version where the track takes over his creativity while taking the listener on a wild ride.

Listen to one of the Remixes below

Find the release and both remixes on BEATPORT. 

The BPM Festival will enter the European market in 2017, following a 10 year spell in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. BPM will take place in Portugal, September 14 – 17 2017 on the beach resort of Praia da Rocha, Portimão in the countriy’s Algarve region.

The Algarve is an intimate setting, with white sand beaches and picturesque cliffs that will be the perfect back drop for one of the most celebrated festivals around the world. Early bird passes are available via the BPM Festival website.

Official line ups to follow.

Respected producer and DJ Martin Buttrich is back with his hotly-anticipated new project ‘Collaborator Vol. 1’. Forthcoming on Martin’s own label Rhythm Assault, the 12-track body of original productions will tie together previous collaborations with exciting, new material.

A veritable roll call of electronic music royalty comes together to lend their talents to the collection. Mostly formed in Martin’s famed Barcelona studio, ‘Collaborator Vol. 1’ is the result of friends coming together to experiment and push each other’s creative boundaries.

Martin is the thread that ties this long list of guest artists together, and this is reflected in the sounds present throughout the LP. The individual styles of collaborators come together like the many shades of electronic music present in a Buttrich DJ set; from the fast-paced quirkiness of Luciano or the Martinez Brothers on ‘Animal’ and ‘9 Pound Hammer’, to the refined house of Guti and Konrad Black on ‘New Game’ and ‘Canyon’, through to the mature, darker atmosphere of ‘Messenger’ with Audiofly and ‘Nach Acht’ with Buttrich’s long term production and sparring partner Timo Maas.

Martin’s impeccable sense of mastering ensures the collection of tracks run smoothly alongside each other; his characteristic rich basslines, sense of melody and polished percussion easily recognisable throughout Collaborator Vol 1. 

A previously Grammy-Nominated artist, Martin has always stayed relatively behind the scenes whilst producing for high profile artists – Loco Dice, Depeche Mode and Kelis to name just a few. The release of Collaborator Vol 1 puts Martin at the forefront, whilst providing a statement on his influential position in the electronic music scene.

1. DJ Tennis & Martin Buttrich – Perpetual
2. Ramon Tapia & Martin Buttrich – Evita
3. Timo Maas & Martin Buttrich – Nach Acht
4. Loco Dice & Martin Buttrich – Damn U Made It
5. Audiofly & Martin Buttrich – Messenger
6. Luciano, Kelli Ali & Martin Buttrich – Animal
7. The Martinez Brothers & Martin Buttrich – 9 Pound Hammer
8. Konrad Black & Martin Buttrich – Canyon
9. Davide Squillace, Matthias Tanzmann & Martin Buttrich – Persuade Me
10. Tiga & Martin Buttrich – Alpine Dub
11. Guti & Martin Buttrich – New Game
12. Matthew Jonson & Martin Buttrich – Synchronicity

Welcome to the new age of entertainment.

Boiler Room has just launched a unique virtual reality experience through Google’s Pixel phone titled VR dancefloors: Techno in Berlin. 

This experience is available through the Pixel app, Inception, and features a live performance by Berlin’s FJAAK. This new VR experience is intended to cultivate a “immersive, interactive, online music experience,” claims Stephen Appleyard, Chief Business Development Officer at Boiler Room.

Download the Inception app to watch VR dancefloors: Techno In Berlin on a Pixel phone.

Watch a preview of the VR experience

In a world wind of events, Tunisian club “El Guitone Nightclub” has closed following a live set performed by Dax J during Orbit Festival which featured the Muslim call to prayer.

British DJ, Dax J, was playing the coastal city of Nabeul for Orbit Festival which took place near the resort town of Hammarnet—and also featured DVS1, La Fleur and Radio Slave. Following Dax J’s set on April 1st, videos emerged of his set featuring samples of the Muslim call to prayer which attracted the attention of authorities in the Muslim-majority country.

The club, El Guitone, has since shut down as is under investigation. The manager of the venue has been arrested for “violation against good morals and public outrage against modesty,” according to Nabeul governor Mnaouar Ouertani, who said that the government will “not allow attacks against religious feelings and the sacred.”

Dax J has since apologized, stating that he did not realize that the Muslim community would be offended. He has also removed his Facebook page in the wake of on-going death threats.

Orbit Festival has released a statement regarding the incident and defending Dax J.

Chers amis, Nous tenons, tout d'abord, à remercier toutes les personnes qui nous ont fait honneur par leur présence….

Posted by Orbit Festival on Monday, April 3, 2017