Event: Bud Light Digital Dreams @ Ontario Place, Toronto (June.28)

Citing safety concerns, the first day of the event was cancelled which left many fans infuriated who immediately took to social media to express their distaste for both Ink Entertainment & Live Nation.  But rather than sulking for what could have been, let’s take a moment to appreciate the upsides from this past weekend…
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Event: Electric Island Pt.2 ft. Sasha, Marcel Dettmann, & More

This edition of the Electric Island is more than just a celebration of good music. It’s a celebration of our great nation. On July 1st,  come enjoy a lineup of international heavy weights including Sasha, Marcel Dettmann, and more!

Best known for incorporating a raw American vibe to real deep house music is Objektivity owner Dennis Ferrer, who will be supporting Marcel Dettman who is currently the head of the techno scene in Germany. Dettmann interestingly describes his music as a product which “Draws its tension and momentum from a historically grown tradition and the conscious decision to break the rules”, which is more of a reason why you should check out his set.

To close the event is Sasha. Through his peerless command of dance floor sensibilities, Sasha will show our city the true meaning of “progressive” house this upcoming Wednesday.

* Electric Island is accessible via the Hanlan’s Point ferry, which can be boarded at 9 Queens Quay West, near the Westen Harbour Castle hotel. The ferry runs every 30 minutes. Full schedule and more information can be found at http://tinyurl.com/nthdcks 

Tickets are still available! http://electricisland.to/

Event: Mega DC @ Echostage, Washington DC. July 17.

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The stars have aligned as Canadian duo Adventure Club return to DC’s Echostage 7/17 for Mega DC. With them, they’ve brought a surprisingly diverse lineup of supporting artists.

Newcomer Jayden Parx looks to start things off. Combining elements from genres like tech, big room, bounce, and trap into his productions, he’s created quite a unique “dark room” sound. Anticipate a varied and interesting set from him that’s sure to drop jaws.

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Silent Sunsets @ Huntington Beach, CA (July 18th)

It’s the second coming… Of Silent Sunsets, not Jesus, relax everyone. But seriously, if you’re anywhere near Southern California you might want to invest in a ticket to this one. It’s a party like nothing else in the area. Finally, the people who brought us the Wet Electric Music Festival has figured out to throw a mini festival right in the middle of one of California’s most famous beaches. Imagine walking up to a blocked off section of the beach in the middle of a perfect day and seeing hundreds of people dancing, drinking and sharing good vibes. All you hear is a slight echo of bass from the stage monitors and all you can see are the faint lights coming off of the stage.

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Daily Artist Lineup & 6th Annual Toast of the Coast Announced for North Coast Musical Festival 2015

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This year’s North Coast Musical Festival held in Union Park Chicago, IL just announced the daily lineups and annual Toast of the Coast competition. While the exact times of the sets are unknown, music fans are getting a taste of which artists are the must see acts and which sets to forgo. Also, one day and two day passes are now for sale. Check out the list above, if you’re lucky all your favorite artists will be on one day. For the more unfortunate, a three day pass may be the way to go. Either way the daily lineup will allow for early planning. Procrastination has no place in planning for musical festivals. Trust me, September 4th will be here before you know it.
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The Dirtybird squad is getting ready to take over the U.S. with some BBQ and music

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In just about a week, Dirtybird will be taking over various cities across the United States for their Dirtybird BBQ 2015 Tour. Back in 2015, label boss Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, and the rest of the Dirtybird squad got together to play some good music and have some fun around the grill. Sounds simple?…Because it is.

Dirtybird BBQ is all about the family vibes. Unlike some of the larger, commercial tours, the Dirtybird squad puts all the gimmicks aside. The tour will kick off in Portland on July 4th and will move across the country and will end on September 13 at a location still TBA.

The lineup will, of course, feature the Dirtybird team, which includes Claude VonStroke, Christian Martin, J. Philip, Justin Jay, and more!

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