While Eastern Canada boasts a wide array of festivals from Escapade to Sensation, Western Canada is quickly gaining traction and establishing itself as a premiere dance music location. After the monstrous success of Northern Lights Music Festival in EDMonton, Calgary is taking the reins by boasting the first ever Badlands: Stampede Music Festival taking place July 5th to July 8th at Canada Olympic Park. The impressive lineup includes Afrojack, Kaskade, Pretty Lights, Steve Aoki, Adventure Club and more, to be powered by 200,000 watts of PK Sound, and have mainstage display modeled after Europe’s biggest festivals. Only one question remains, will you rave in your Stampede gear or leave the boots behind?
Pre-Sale April 24th & 25th at 10am, and general on-sale April 26th at 10am here. All further information on event page here.
Adventure Club burst onto the scene in 2011 and quickly became the heroes of melodic dubstep. Thus it’s only appropriate that their new mix series is entitled “Superheroes Anonymous.” Just as they proved with their Life in Color Mix, Adventure Club’s diverse taste in electronic music spans nearly every tempo and style. From the opening trap remix by Bare, to harder dubstep selections by Pegboard Nerds and DANK, to chilled-out bass music cuts from Jakwob, Active Child and Kastle, Adventure Club’s newest mix never lingers on any mood for too long. Their mixing style is fearless, albeit a bit shaky at times, as they mash multiple tracks together and attempt bold, risky transitions. Download the mix for free from their SoundCloud and click past the break for the tracklist.
It’s tough being a Canadian sometimes. While bustling with fresh talent, our producers are frequently mistaken for our neighbours to the south. Of course, we are often too polite to cause a scene but it’s due time that we shine a light on our accomplished artists and let the world know we hamper more musical scope than just the Biebs. Canada has a vast EDM scene comparable, if not better, to metropolitans in the US, and we are mighty proud of it.
As opposed to beach or desert festivals, we have outdoor blizzard raves fit with ice sculptures and snow huts, like Igloofest in Montreal and Brrrrr! Winter Music Festival in Toronto. Frankly, if you’re not putting on neon snowpants and toques to go rave in the snow, you’re doing it wrong. We also enjoy getting lost in dense Canadian forests at Shambhala and celebrating our Nation’s birthday at Escapade. Our clubs like Flames Central in Calgary are named after hockey teams, and we are home to the one and only EDMonton. The Guvernment Toronto is constantly hailed by DJs for having the best crowds, while Celebrities Vancouver is in one of the best cities in the world. We grew up on MuchDance compilation albums and Rick Campanelli interviews. Last but not least, we have developed a fair amount of respected producers, the frontrunners listed below.
Montreal duo Christian and Leighton, otherwise known as Adventure Club, created quite a stir at UMF not only with their Ultra Chile and Drop Zone scheduled sets, but also with a surprise B2B set with Krewella, as well having their Yuna “Lullabies” remix chosen to close out Ultra TV. The pair known best for giving away free downloads of their emotional, melodic dubstep have created a massive following, which will only become stronger. Currently working on their debut album, we can’t wait to hear the surprises they have in store.
Anyone who has seen Adventure Club live knows that their taste in electronic music goes beyond their penchant for melodic dubstep — the Montreal duo have an affinity for the entire spectrum of beautiful bass music. Releasing their first ever published mixtape, Adventure Club stay true to this idea, sculpting a thirty minute mix of delightful dubstep, trap, downtempo, and deep house for Life in Color (formerly known as Dayglow). With tracks from Flinch, TNGHT, Flume, Duke Dumont, and Disclosure, this is one of the most eclectic mixtapes we’ve heard in a while. In typical Adventure Club fashion, the mixtape is available for free download from their SoundCloud. Click past the break for the full tracklist and download.
Montreal dubstep duo Adventure Club have an undeniable penchant for selecting soulful, emotive vocals (see “Need Your Heart,” “Rise & Fall,” and “Wait”). In combination with their soft, reverb-laden piano work and melody-driven approach to dubstep, Adventure Club have successfully crafted their own brand of beautiful bass music. Their newest remix of “Lullabies” by Yuna is a testament to this fact. The beginning seconds are visceral and nostalgic, drawing you in before the swirling, growling bass consumes you. Pick up the song for free from Adventure Club’s Facebook.
Pacha NYC and Life In Color (formerly Dayglow) just posted their teasers for big New Years Eve events. Pacha’s video contains a millisecond of Afrojack footage and a teaser for more information on Friday, but we’re pretty sure his show will be at Pier 94. Life In Color will be bringing Steve Aoki, Tommy Trash, and Adventure Club to Atlantic City as well on the same night.
The only question is: Where will you be ringing in the New Year?
The loosely termed genre of “lovestep” has become something of dubstep vernacular nowadays. Though commonly associated with artists such as Adventure Club and Kill Paris, it has come to represent any overly melodic, emotionally-oriented dubstep production. Along these lines, upcoming dubstep producer Mitis has released his most recent original, “In My Eyes,” a cosmic, piano-oriented production that emphasizes the softer side of dubstep. “In My Eyes” is perfect for a dreamy Sunday afternoon. Download it for free below, and check out Mitis’s SoundCloud for even more free downloads.
Those that stayed through the first morning at EDC LV 2012 had the opportunity to see Canadian dubstep duo Adventure Club drop a great set as the sun rose. The guys have released a free remix of Alexisonfire’s track, “To A Friend,” combining their unique blend of dubstep elements and disco fragments as well. The frontman’s transcendent vocals characteristic of electronic music are a perfect interlude between the dub drops, and we applaud Adventure Land’s continuous cross pollination of rock music with dubstep. Check them out at Electric Zoo on Sunday if you’ll be there. Stream “To A Friend” and grab the download below.
Adventure Club are continuing their wonderful habit of giving away all their music for free. “Retro City” is another huge dubstep banger from the Montreal based duo. This hits a little harder and has a much sharper drop than most of their older work which has tended to feature slow, heavy bass drops. Adventure Club must be doing something right as their legion of fans continues to explode. Check out “Retro City” below and grab the free download.