Posted by Brian Hamilton
The pulse of a distant bass grows louder as the bpm:tv danceNEWS team and I approach Ontario Place for the inaugural Digital Dreams Music Festival. We jump aboard a media golf cart for a tour of the grounds, and it quickly becomes clear that we are in the midst of one hell of a party. Thousands of people are doing their righteous best to wear as little as possible and dance until the earth shakes.
Some of dance music’s heaviest hitters are behind the decks, unleashing a relentless onslaught of beats that serve to keep energy levels high all day. I am constantly finding myself in the middle of little circle dance parties, trying to take pictures while dancing. (If any of these shots look shaky, that’s why. That’s my excuse, anyway, and I’m sticking with it.)
Afrojack, Kaskade, R3hab, Alesso — just some of the big names responsible for the persistent ringing in my ears as I write this. Sore muscles and heatstroke notwithstanding, Digital Dreams was a hell of a beautiful ride — one I plan on taking again, year after year.