Caught swatting non-existant bats and wearing his girlfriend’s shorts, Seth Troxler proved himself to be a very comical man with 1970’s swagger, when DJ MAG caught him for an impromptu interview at the Winter Music Conference in Miami in 2010. So, just what we can expect from him today at Electric Island, on Center Island in Toronto? It’s an open question - but one thing is for sure — the music should be good.
Teaming up with musician Amon Tobin of Ninja Tune label fame, Leviathan studio produced the animation for two songs as part of the ISAM 2.0 live audio-visual experience tour. In their stellar promotional video they expose some of their creative process and illuminate the mastery of their studio at work.
Listen to this beautiful remix of German composer Ulrich Schnauss’ song ‘I Take Comfort in Your Ignorance’ by Californian artist extraordinaire Tycho.
Check out this trippy video for a melodic track called “Cirrus” by Bonobo - the first single for his upcoming album, The North Borders, which will be released worldwide on April 1st, and April 2nd in North America. Can’t wait for this album, and Bonobo’s live tour starting in April 2013.
Posted on Jun 2nd 2012 1:00PM by Amanda Connon-Unda
Mathew Jonson, a Canadian electronic musician based in Berlin, is easily recognizable on stage for his improvisational talent — both as a solo artist, as Midnight Operator with his brother Hrdvsion, and as one part of the four-piece electronic act, Cobblestone Jazz.
Posted on Jun 1st 2012 4:30PM by Amanda Connon-Unda
Nautiluss seems to have come full circle as he prepares for his debut performance atMutek Festival tonight. Having grown up in Montreal, Nautiluss, perhaps better known as Graham Zilla (of former band Thunderheist), says he always wanted to play the festival.
Posted April 12 by Amanda Connon-Unda
There have been lots of memorable gigs for Metronomy, so it’s hard for the band’s founder and singer Joseph Mount and his cousin, main man behind the keyboards, Oscar Cash, to pick one favourite from the last year. The four-piece band (along with bassist bassist Gbenga Adelekan and drummer Anna Prior) have been on the road since December 2010 and will be on the road in North America for another month opening for Coldplay starting on April 17 for over a dozen dates before heading back to Europe for more gigs in June.
Mount and Cash sat down with Spinner for a chat days before the first of their two massive festival gigs (April 15 and 22) at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival in California.
Posted on Mar 6th 2012 11:30AM by Amanda Connon-Unda
Following a successful year of touring to support the release of his album ‘Bible Eyes,’ Toronto’s Egyptrixx is headlining a series of shows as part of The Red Bull Music Academy and Mutek Tour. The gigs wrap up March 8 in Winnipeg shortly before Mutek Festival announces the first group of performers for the festival’s 13th edition, which takes place May 30-June 3, in Montreal.
Posted on Mar 6th 2012 4:00PM by Amanda Connon-Unda
Originally from the Netherlands, Dutch electronic musician Martyn recalls leaving behind his big studio a few years ago for a move that would kick-start his career. He set up shop in Washington, DC, and in 2009 released his debut album, ‘Great Lengths,’ on his own 3024 label.
Posted on Jun 6th 2011 12:45PM by Amanda Connon-Unda
MUTEK’s 12th edition, which took place this past week in Montreal, will likely go down in history as the liveliest electronic music festival that Canada will see this year. With an amazing array of artists and showcases of both new music and technologies, the audio-visual experiences at the festival arguably stole the spotlight.
Posted on Jun 3rd 2011 1:00PM by Amanda Connon-Unda
Richie Hawtin is one of the world’s biggest DJs, but much of the Detroit techno luminary’s reputation is rooted in his pioneering production work as Plastikman in the 1990s. Lately, he’s been fusing his two careers together with his audio-visual extravaganza Plastikman Live. Enlisting a ten-person team of VJs and sound and light engineers, the Windsor, Ontario native has wowed dance crowds everywhere from Europe and North America to Japan, Argentina and Australia, including an acclaimed set at last year’s Coachella.
Posted on Jun 1st 2011 by Amanda Connon-Unda
It’s hard to believe but this year marks Amon Tobin’s debut at Montreal’s MUTEK Festival, now in its 12th year. Even so, Tobin is no stranger to the Canadian city, having lived there while producing several of his albums for the celebrated electronic label Ninja Tune. It’s only fitting then that the renowned Brazilian-born DJ and producer would select his former stomping ground for the world premiere of his new live show.
Posted on May 31st 2011 4:45PM by Amanda Connon-Unda
Nearly 100,000 people rang in Detroit’s 12th annual Movement Festival this Memorial Day long weekend dancing in the rain in the techno homeland’s outdoor Hart Plaza. The record number of attendees was up almost 5,000 from the previous year’s record, perhaps indicative of electronic music’s slow but steady resurgence in popularity in America after the decline and crack down of many underground dance music venues in the late-1990s, early-2000s.
Posted on May 30th 2011 1:00PM by Amanda Connon-Unda
With the recent 50th release from Thoughtless Music, music fans are taking note of Noah Pred as both a top-notch DJ/producer and the founder of the Toronto-based techno label. At this year’s Mutek festival, which kicks off June 1, five producers on Pred’s Thoughtless roster are poised to perform at the renowned five-day affair in Montreal.