Posted by Scott Willats
It’s Friday!!! Yes, the weekend is here — and this one has a unique taste to it. For those of you across Canada, I truly apologize for speaking specifically to Toronto crowds. Throughout the next few months I will focus on every major city in Canada and their electro scene. But this weekend could be a classic in Ontario’s capital.
TIFF, the Toronto International Film Festival is in town and for electro heads like us the main importance of this event is the extended 4 am closing. Whaaat? Like us Canadians don’t drink enough in our allocated hours: now we get an an extra two. No complaints here, though. That just means the late night sets are going to be that much more lucid — and I’m stoked.
Amongst the many parties tonight, two are on the top of the list. At The Mod Club tonight there will be the ever-growing and ever present Poupon‘s Searching EP release party. You want a good vibe, with good people in a classic setting? Simple, head to The Mod Club for 10 pm, and I can assure you that a smile (whether from the Jäger or the music) will be written across your mug around 4 am. Check out the teaser … like, really check it. Lights low, drink in hand … enough said!
The second party is more of an up-tempo, in-your-face bass-fest with some of the most knowledgeable music fans in the city bumping to trashy electro. One of the mad geniuses behind the trend setting earmilk.com, ElectBlake, is throwing down a huge party at The Gladstone. Never seen many of the artists perform, so I can’t really give an accurate portrayal of what it should be like tonight — buuuuuut considering my iPod consists roughly 65% of material found on earmilk.com I would definitely recommend checking it out. The jump-off starts at 10 pm. DETAILS HERE. Have a listen to the Promo Mix on SoundCloud.
Too many options, I know. Maybe do like me: pull the old credit card out, put on the dancing shoes and reinvent the term club hop. 4 am comes but once a year.
BTW the definitive track from Labour of Love is this epic big room banger! On a weekend like this I have to throw it in to get you hyped.
Enjoy the hangovers! xx