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【 Music Festival Report 】Electric Island 2016: ELECTRIC ISLAND LABOUR DAY WEEKEND / Day2
By Creators’ Lounge staff Atsushi
It is hot. September this year in Toronto is very hot. It seems that the heat wave and Electric Island has impacted the world’s climate. The beaming sun rays, the UV rays stinking the skin, people are continuously arriving this beautiful day. I’m sure tonight’s Electric Island will be a blast.
I notice a group of people gathering up a little away from the stage. It turns out to be a photography booth has been set up! A pretty lady wearing a sexy T-shirt that read SAPPORO was organizing the line, taking the photo, and handing out the photo prints for free. There was no reason not to line up.
Beside that was a complementary table tennis court set up. The people seemed to be enjoying themselves, they were so into the game that I wondered to myself if they could still hear the music.
Returning back to topic, I notice beautiful women with umbrellas dancing right next to the stage. The collaboration of house music and Japanese culture has a beauty that cannot be described by words.
Even among the uniquely dressed crowd, standing out was a girl with eyes like a cyborg. Can she even see? Wait, maybe they are actually lasers and she is constantly searching for the enemy. Amazing.
The person who energized the crowd this beautiful day was “ me”. A stunning girl dancing at the front and gorgeous girls dancing right behind her. The temperature hasn’t gone down yet, but the guys start to gather and raise it even more.
Dusk. Even more people arrive. In contrast to the decreased temperature of the day, the heat of energy keeps on rising at the Toronto Island. The blasting music, the dancing audience, then a little break to cool down. Toronto Island tonight, that has transformed into a paradise fulfilling our needs, enchants the hearts of the people who are dreading the close end to summer.
Under the sunset, we raise our hands, dance, and scream. It seems that the people surrounding the island is now ready.
Through the darkness of nightfall, you can see the lasers bouncing off the smoke. The climax to Toronto’s summer is almost here. The last person to rule the island is “LOCO DICE”! The parched electrical sounds and the soul vibrating bass drum, creates a bewitching yet psychedelic atmosphere that rapture the audience.
あつい。2016年9月のトロントは特別暑い。熱波とElectric Islandの影響は世界の気候を変えるらしい。照りつける日差し、肌に刺さる紫外線、晴天の中続々と集まってくる人。今宵のElectric Islandも盛り上がること請け合いである。
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
Alberto Jossue / Members Only
September 5th Line Up: Day 2
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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