Canada Day celebrations, to the disappointment of many, fall on a Wednesday this year. While most people might still party like it’s a school night most of us get the Wednesday off and have an option to get this party going as early as 1pm when the gates to the Electric Island swing open at Hanlan’s Point beach.
Wrapping up this long month of music festivities this team is most excited to see Lee Foss coming into t-dot from Chicago, a city often referred to as the birthplace of house music. Foss is the Art Department’s favorite producer, owner of Hot Creations label and made his name playing some of the hottest house parties across North America and Europe.
Next on the bill is Dennis Ferrer from New York. Over the years, Ferrier has been moving the music industry forward in many electronic circles. His passion for music more or less recently got encapsulated in Objektivity, a music label that focuses on vocals more than beats giving volume to indie performers, like Ane Brun and Télépopmusik, and balances the fine art of underground music that is well respected in the mainstream. One of the other headliners is a techno pioneer Marcel Dettmann, Germany, known for playing tracks from across decades from pure techno to recent club hits. His sets are often described as “uncompromising”.
Deeper into the evening Electric Island will be a home away from home to Alexander Coe, aka Sasha. Coe has been touring beach stages from Mexico to Ibiza for years and this Wednesday he will bring the beats and wealth of musical knowledge to the festive Canadian soil. Since his first set in the late ‘80s a lot has changed but not Coe’s ability to make people go mental on the dance floor so we’re hoping this award-winning DJ will be a solid set up for fireworks craze.
Among the new comers are Toronto’s Greg Gow, Jeff Button, and Jonathan Rosa. Cannot wait to see these three make their mark on the festive summer.