Toronto’s Electric Island series is characteristically known for their long-established home on the Toronto Islands. Known for their signature day-into-night outdoor parties on the island, the seasonal event series has faced an imminent challenge threatening their home base.
Leading into their final event of the season, Electric Island has announced their move to Ontario Place’s West Island, a convenient replacement for the long weekend festivities. Keeping in line with their trademark island atmosphere, the new venue offers an improved landscape for the festival infrastructure.
Throughout the summer, the Toronto Island has been affected by record high water levels, causing flooding in certain areas of the land and a temporary suspension of the ferry service to the island’s main beach area, Hanlan’s Point.
The 2019 season so far has seen stunning performances from artists like Bedouin, Hot Since 82 and Seth Troxler during their first three events throughout the summer. The season finale held over the August 31-September 1 weekend brings highly anticipated bookings to the city, including the debut of masked German headliner, Boris Brejcha and the return of Dirtybird kingpin Claude Vonstroke.
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On the heels of another successful June edition, Splash House just dropped a huge lineup for August. Across three days and three resorts, DJs from multiple facets of dance music will provide an exquisite summer soundtrack.
As always, the party continues into the night all three days at the Palm Springs Air Museum with Hot Since 82, Mark Knight, and Walker & Royce slated to headline throughout the weekend. Check the full August lineup for Splash House below.
UK techno & house star Hot Since 82 will release his album project ‘8-track’ in July, an expanded collection of tracks that he has been working on for over two years. New single ‘You Are The Light’ is the third taste of the album, after ‘Buggin’ and ‘Bloodlines’ already picked up 9 million streams. PRE
Flashback to 2013, the year that Hot Since 82 would make his BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix debut. Pete Tong would go on to share the house music tastemaker’s two-hour effort over the BBC Radio 1 airwaves, to highlight Hot Since 82 as a standout electronic act. A benchmark in the budding career of any aspiring artist, a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix conveys a clear message: The producer who lands one has what it takes to continue to rise in the intensely competitive modern music market.
That was then for Hot Since 82, who now returns to BBC Radio 1 to curate another Essential Mix for the reputed radio station. Hot Since 82’s 2019 Essential Mix expounds upon the producer’s refined underground sound, to package productions hailing from respected labels like Cocoon Records, Defected Records, and Proton into an undulating two-hours of easy-flowing house music.
As the impending summer swelter creeps forward, Toronto’s vast suite of electronic events is starting to come into view, most notably the return of the Electric Island series. The 2019 season introduces a selection of techno and house heavyweights, including the return of Dirtybird label-head Claude VonStroke and UK house hero Hot Since 82, in addition to newcomers like lo-fi producer DJ Seinfeld and a DJ set from George Fitzgerald. Electric Island celebrates with events on May 19, June 22, August 10, and closes its term with a special two-day finale on August 31 and September 1.
Marking the inauguration of the summer season, the event series rings in their opening date with headliners Dubfire, Âme and Bedouin, wrapping up an afternoon of hazy melodies with a steadfast of techno and house tunes. Each event reigns support from local and international favorites, including Toronto native Jonathan Rosa and female duo Carrera & Tavares to warm up the crowd amid a profusion of surrounding talent.
Ahead of the 2019 season, Dancing Astronaut is giving away a pair of season passes to the Electric Island events for one lucky winner – valued at over $400. Enter for your chance to win access into all events for you and a friend this summer.
Whether listeners will be basking in the Miami sun, or alternatively watching Miami Music Week and Ultra Music Festival unfold from a distance, Ultra Records ensures that electronic aficionados won’t need to shuffle incessantly to find the songs sure to keep the energy going, from dusk to dawn. Cue—or rather, queue—Ultra Records’ ULTRA Music Festival 2019, a diverse collection of 16 cuts from a selection of top-billed artists, all of which will take the decks at the festival’s 21st iteration, from March 29-31.
With appearances from ZHU, Black Coffee, Louis The Child, SNBRN, Flosstradamus, Hot Since 82, and a wealth of other respected acts, the compilation encompasses the range of genre and sound evident represented on this year’s lineup. In its engagement of an array of different sub-genres and sonic styles, ULTRA Music Festival 2019 is evidence of the electronic inclusivity that has long contributed to Ultra’s status as the world’s premiere electronic music festival.
House and techno titans will unite again atop Detroit’s riverfront Hart Plaza for another Memorial Day weekend segment of Movement Festival. So far, organizers have pulled back the curtain on only a small, yet lustrous, corner of their secured repertoire, including hot-button house authority, Chris Lake, the aptly named, old-school-meets-new-school Hot Since 82, Belgium’s fiercely flourishing techno temptress, Amelie Lens, and local-turned-global rap icon, Danny Brown, who satiates the fest’s longtime affinity for bolstering Detroit-native talent.
The festival, this year pegged for May 25-27 has long acted as a summertime commencement in Detroit–the techno promised land–as well as a harbinger of the annual electronic festival season at large. The 2019 installment will also include a live set from Orbital, who have been a pair of instrumental components in electronic music’s acclimation in both the UK and US fronts since the late ’80s. The upcoming edition will be the duo’s Movement debut, as well as their first live performance in Detroit in nearly two decades.
If last year’s expectation-eclipsing lineup, which included Claude VonStroke, Lee Burridge, Maceo Plex, REZZ, Dubfire, and a face-melting slew of multifarious talent, spanning house, techno, hip-hop, and experimental subsets across the electronic emblem, the ten thus-far-released acts are only a Costco-size sample of what’s to come.
Movement 2019 acts thus far include (in alphabetical order):
AMELIE LENS CHRIS LAKE DANNY BROWN DJ BONE DJ NOBU FLOORPLAN – LIVE HEIKO LAUX HOT SINCE 82 ORBITAL- LIVE STEPHAN BODZIN – LIVE
Daley Padley, better known as UK DJ and producer Hot Since 82, is out with the second single from his forthcoming album. Titled “Bloodlines,” the track infuses groovy techno arrangements with a propelling bassline, with a steady floor-ready beat. The new single is energetic and complex, and the addition of soulful vocal samples adds a compelling dynamic to the track. Padley has released two versions of “Bloodlines.”
The single follows his June release, “Buggin,’” and both tracks are set to be featured on 82’s upcoming album 8-track, which will be released in early 2019. Padley has stated that 8-track provides him with a “blank canvas” that will help him further his creative exploration. The project is set to be released via his own label, Knee Deep in Sound.
Hot Since 82 redefined what it might mean to ‘swab the deck’ during his live streamed set aboard a pirate ship in Ibiza.
The near two-hour effort transported the house music heavyweight from the Balearic clubs that so commonly provide the platforms for DJs’ live performances on the White Island, and onto the sea, where the waters plunged as deep as the beats that Hot Since 82 doled out. With the producer’s family and friends aboard the intimate vessel, it’s safe to say that no mutinies transpired.
Though Morocco’s Oasis Festival is less than a month away from its Atlas mountains descent, the festival’s continuing to pull from its bag of tricks, and has recently announced yet another new wave of artists for the September 14-16 edition. The festival’s rounded out its bill with the addition of Sasha, Hot Since 82, Joy Orbison, Cinthie and more, who are joining a bevy of legendary acts like Carl Cox, DJ Koze, Peggy Gou, The Black Madonna and many, many more.
Alongside the Grammy-nominated producer Sasha and Knee Deep in Sound label head Hot Since 82, comes the addition of Joy Orbison, who’s revered in the UK for his sensational bass and techno. Additional adds include Alex Niggemann, who will be joining Amine K and Denis Horvat for a b2b2b set, as well as the Chicago house hero. Boo Williams, a special b2b set from Berlin’s own Cinthie, and more.
Along with the lineup additions, Oasis Festival has announced the inaugural “Welcome to the Kingdom” program, which intends to create a cultural, creative, and immersive space and will be curated by the acclaimed Moroccan fashion designer, Amine Bendriouich.