Posted by Scott Willats
It feels like the long weekend just finished with a bang and already it’s Wednesday! What does Wednesday mean? Easy: time to get ready for another weekend! I’ll run down the three massive shows that take place tomorrow and Friday. But first lets get some of the bangers out of the way.
Number one is the dub guru known as Flux Pavilion (above), with a heater of the simplest form. It feels like we haven’t heard anything new from Britain’s Beast in awhile. So when I saw this track posted it was immediately the first I went to. Flux takes Example‘s “Midnight Run” and adds a heavier, upbeat feel to it. It works perfectly, leaving me to wonder why so many artists are having major success remixing Example’s tracks.
Continuing with another favourite pair, Crookers (above) are back, and they have dropped off their Dr. Gonzo album teaser. Now, when “Springer” came out back in early spring, I was hooked and absolutely loved the new direction they were taking their sound. Then came the release of the Dr. Gonzo Anthem EP, which left much to be desired from my perspective. But I now understand where they were going, and after seeing them perform at Labour of Love in August I can also see what they are trying to accomplish. And for a live show it works perrrrrrrrrrrrrrfectly. Enjoy this teaser.
Finally, a huge uptempo track from Modek. This Belgian DJ has taken Melente & Zero Cash’s “I’ll Be There” and laced it with grease and fat so thick you can feel your cholesterol levels growing as the tune bumps through your Bose speakers. The perfect song to play before you head out to the concerts this weekend.
And speaking of concerts: we’ve got Wolfgang Gartner in Toronto at The Hoxton tomorrow, Drop The Lime at the Mod Club on Friday, and Skrillex plus 12th Planet at Kool Haus on Saturday. Embrace Presents? They are truly gods amongst men. Pick up your tickets HERE.