【 Music Festival Report 】Electric Island 2016: ELECTRIC ISLAND LABOUR DAY WEEKEND / Day1

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ELECTRIC ISLAND LABOUR DAY WEEKEND

ELECTRIC ISLAND LABOUR DAY WEEKEND

ELECTRIC ISLAND LABOUR DAY WEEKEND

【 Music Festival Report 】Electric Island 2016: ELECTRIC ISLAND LABOUR DAY WEEKEND / Day1
By Creators’ Lounge staff Yoshimi(Torocal Girls / トロカル女子)

Sunday, Sept. 4th.
September brought autumn.
Students are going back to school starting this month, it means summer is gone.
This was the last long weekend this summer.
It was especially getting cooler in the morning and night time these days,though it was still hot during the day.

The summer is short but the duration of sunshine is longer in Toronto, so people really enjoy it.
They are very good at managing the time, keeping their mind under control and enjoying the summer time.

I personally like Toronto Island so much.
There is a calm atmosphere, like a parallel world.
It’s a nice difference, people can go there easily by a ferry from Toronto which is the biggest city in Canada.

The music festival held there must be fantastic.
There was the wonderland for adults beyond the gate.
It added the spice of music to Toronto Island.
People can’t drink alcohol while smoking cigarettes in Toronto, even though it’s natural in Japan.
However it was possible here as long as IDs were checked at the gate and children admission was prohibited.

It was an outdoor festival for adults, a little different from a general event.
The casting of artists were great, every artist performed us cool music which matched that festival.
The stability of the artists would be the reason why many people come to the event every time.
I saw the big wave of the audience.
Everybody gave out a happy energy.
That wonderland was created by the chain reaction of this energy.

The space was filled up with a lot of smiles, the people enjoyed the time with the music and alcohol.
Days are getting shorter little by little, the end of summer is coming closer.
The sunset made us sentimental but we were fine, we were at Electric Island.
The mood of the audience got hot even without the sunshine.
The light in the dark was so beautiful, the party has just started.
The artists boosted the audience with their music.
The adults were fully enjoying the day.

The cold and long winter is coming soon, so what?
It’s the saddest thing is not to be able to enjoy the time now.
Everyone already knows that.

ELECTRIC ISLAND LABOUR DAY WEEKEND

ELECTRIC ISLAND LABOUR DAY WEEKEND




9月に入った途端、秋になったトロント。
夏も終わり、学生たちは今月から学校が始まる。
これが夏最後のロングウィークエンド。

ここ数日で特に朝晩の気温は顕著に下がり始めたものの、この日は晴天で日中はまだまだ残暑が残っていた。
トロントの夏は短いが、それと引き換えに日照時間は長く、みんな本当に力の限り夏を楽しんでいる。
時間の使い方、気持ちの切り替え、夏を楽しみ尽くすそのライフスタイルには学ぶものがたくさんある。

個人的にもトロントアイランドは大好きだ。
不思議なゆったりとした時間が流れていて、パラレルワールドのようだ。
カナダ最大の都市、トロントからフェリーですぐ行けて、そのギャップがたまらない。

そんなパラレル空間で音楽フェスなんて最高に決まってるじゃないか。
ゲートをくぐると、もうそこは大人のワンダーランド。
トロントアイランドに流れる時間に音楽というスパイスが加わる。

日本では当たり前にできてしまうことだけど、トロントではアルコールを飲みながら煙草を吸うということはできない。
入場の際、IDチェックは必須で、子供は入場できない代わりに、ここではそれが叶う。
普通のイベントとはまた違う、大人が楽しむための野外フェス。

それぞれのアーティストたちが贈る音楽はこのフェスにハマりすぎてて、さすがのキャスティングだと思った。
その安定さゆえ、毎回ちゃんと動員数もついてくるものなのだろう。
人の波がどんどん大きくなる。

みんなからハッピーな波動を感じる。
それが連鎖し、この空間ができあがっているのだろう。
音楽に揺られ、アルコールに酔い、周りは笑顔に溢れていた。

刻一刻と日は短くなり、夏の終わりが近づく。
傾いた日差しに気づくと少し寂しくもなったりするけど、ここに流れる時間とビートがそれを忘れさせてくれる。
日は落ちても、気持ちはブーストしていく。

夜に揺らめくライトも綺麗で、まだまだ楽しみ足りない。
アーティストたちもオーディエンスを煽る。
大人たちが全力で楽しんでいた。

これからまた寒く長い冬が来るけど、それが何?
今できることを楽しめないことほど悲しいものはない。
みんなそれをよく知っているのだ。




ELECTRIC ISLAND

ELECTRIC ISLAND LABOUR DAY WEEKEND
WHEN: September 4 & 5, 2016
WHERE: Hanlan’s Point, Toronto Islands
Doors Open at 1:00PM

September 4th Line Up: Day 1
Get Real: Green Velvet & Claude VonStroke

Nicole Moudaber

Justin Martin
Biscep
Alberto Jossue / Members Only

September 5th Line Up: Day 2
Loco Dice

Dixon

Ame [Live]
Fatima Yamaha [Live]
Jamie Kidd / Simon Jain / Night Vision




This past long weekend’s festivities have many of us still buzzing with excitement. The Civic Holiday saw one of the most magical Electric Islands to date, as 6,000 people made their way from the mainland to gather with friends and dance below the summer’s sun and vibrant, night sky. From the moment the gates opened until the very final note, the music rang out flawlessly! Toronto local and No.19 Co-founder Nitin kicked things off, setting the tone for German duo andhim. Despite being down one member, andhim commanded the stage with ease. Missing in action was Guy Gerber, but to the satisfaction of many, Toronto’s famed Kenny Glasgow of Art Department stepped in, throwing down an incredibly cool and funky house set. Gui Boratto made an impressive Electric Island debut, opening up the stage for German live-act sensation Paul Kalkbrenner, who effortlessly stole the show with his upbeat and interactive act. Yes, Monday August 1st was a memorable one!

Now, we look forward to the final Electric Island weekend of summer 2016! On Sunday, September 4 and Monday, September 5, for the very first time Electric Island will open its doors for a two day, back to back special. Packed with double the DJs, the Labour Day weekend will be a finale like you’ve never seen before!

As always, both days will feature a range of sounds. Day 1 will hear lighter, bumping and sinfully, groovy techno with acts like Get Real: Claude VonStroke b2b Green Velvet to the heavier, dark baselines of techno maverick Nicole Moudaber. Dirtybird staple Justin Martin will dish out his signature twist of Hip-Hop inspired G-house, while Irishmen Bicep lay down some deep, progressive chords and entrancing vocals. As the sun sets upon Day 1, there’s no time for slowing down! Day 2 is stacked with some of the biggest names on the global dance music stage.

Fatima Yamaha will make his Electric Island debut, wowing crowds with his blend of electronic pop. The big room, deep progressive sounds of artists like Guy J and live act Âme will be definite crowd pleasers. Changing the mood up will be a sought-after name among the techno community, the one and only Loco Dice. Not to mention, Innervisions’ boss Dixon will be there to take crowds on an unforgettable journey! We couldn’t think of a better way to bid Summer 2016 good-bye than a two day get-a-way on the lush, green island, surrounded by friends and astounding music.






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