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July 9, 2012
Hey, It’s Evan here, back again with some more sweet music coming from the eastern half of Canada.
So I’m in Toronto for the summer and on Saturday I got the chance to check out Locals Only, an awesome festival that featured some very talented up and coming producers. Artists were curated from a bunch of different generes of electronic music and it was a truly eclectic mix of artists.
One band who performed outside was Toronto via Halifax group Southern Shores. Their sound definitely has a tropical feel to it, and their incorporation of live performance and instrumentation was cool to watch among the constant grind of DJ sets.
I really enjoy their unique percussion samples, and their reverb heavy vocal samples, it helps create a sound that just washes over and calms down a listener. I can’t wait to hear what they come up with next!
Later on, I got the chance to see a set from Toronto’s Kill Them With Colour. A production duo whose made quite a bit of buzz for themselves with their creative electro infused remixes of tracks by Kid Cudi, M83, James Blake, and Michael Jackson, They’ve got an EP being released this week which is chock full of all original material.
Fans of 110 bpm style stuff will really dig this tasty moombahton track they made.
The slower rhythm and bassier vocal samples give this track an almost contemplative feel.
I also ran into 19 year old Toronto native/McGill Student, Lucas Ranalli, who produces and DJs under the name Bridge & Law. Despite his age, he’s been making some really great uplifting, yet hard hitting house tracks. Hear his latest offering, a remix 0f a record by Toronto Electro-Rap group, Ain’t No Love.
The opening synth of this track, with its small amount of delay really sets up the track nicely. I really like the hook’s melody too: a simple portamento that says a lot, bursts with energy and really drives the song along.
Last but not least, I’d like to shed some light on Halifax DJ Doc Brown. Over the past few years he’s been putting some serious time and effort into his sets and routines, performing and every bass heavy opportunity he can get his hands on.
One of them was Spin This!, competition for DJs and producers in the area to show their skills on the decks, and amaze a crowd and judges. Doc Brown’s deep digging skills and mixing abilities really shone through and he won; giving him the opportunity to rock an opening set at this year’s Halifax Pop Explosion!
Here’s some heavy, hard, dubz to get you ready!
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