Paul van Dyk Explores Space (And Brings You Along For The Ride) @ New City Gas, May 13th, 2017

In today’s music scene, electronic dance music (EDM) is most widely represented in the form of artists like The Chainsmokers and Zedd, who produce a more pop-influenced style of EDM—but the trance subgenre is still alive and thriving. Award-winning DJ and producer Paul van Dyk proved this on Saturday, May 13, when he and the opening acts Alex M.O.R.P.H. and Heatbeat successfully filled Montreal’s New City Gas. The venue, a large industrial warehouse-type structure, was crowded by people both on the floor section and in the V.I.P. booths which line both sides of the venue.


Sara-Danielle @ Le Ritz PDB, May 3rd, 2017

Having growing up in a city whose main claim to fame is the promise of a stable career in government, running into old high school friends in Montreal has become quite the common occurrence. This past Wednesday, I once again found myself running into an old pal from my hometown. Like most instances, the encounter took place at a bar. Unlike other occasions, however, I was there to take part in their album launch.


An Interview with Paul van Dyk

This Saturday, Montreal will welcome Grammy-award winning DJ and electronic music producer Paul van Dyk at New City Gas as part of his ongoing North American tour. CJLO has taken the time to speak to the man himself about his upcoming show, his passion for music, and his newest music and plans.

How does it feel to be back in Montreal? Are there any memories you have of the city?

I’m thrilled to be back in Montreal, it’s certainly one of my favorite places to visit in Canada. I always feel so much genuine love from the crowds here.


OBEY Convention X: Go East

Recently, I have spoken with individuals who, perhaps to my undeserved surprise, have never ventured to the Eastern edge—who have never set foot in Nova Scotia despite enticing tales of slackened lifestyles, dramatic landscapes, majestic sea creatures, and kindly leprechauns. This May, there is a more of a reason than ever to go the distance and explore the mysterious Maritimes firsthand—OBEY Convention X, one of the most forward thinking arts festivals in Canada, is celebrating its tenth year of being.


Jazz Cartier @ Le Belmont, May 3rd 2017

On what was the tenth leg of his Secret Garden Tour sponsored by Red Bull, Jazz Cartier took over Le Belmont on May 3 and put on a performance that perfectly captured the high octane spirit of his music.

Although the show started an hour late, Jazz Cartier, J.I.D, and Levi Carter gave the sold-out crowd the madness they came for.


GIVEAWAY WEEK @ CJLO

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Atripat Guest Mix for Waves of Honey

Tonight 10 pm sharp, a guest mix submitted by producer Atripat  all the way from Autralia, will be played on Waves of Honey. Atripat is an experimental electronic artist whom, when releasing his first EP "APT" in 2013, was producing sounds more around the genres of hip hop and techno but more recently has been driven by minimal synths, ambient soundscapes, and less beats. He also has an alter ego artist known as Osetero where he releases his more beat driven dark experimental chopped and screwed tracks.

The guest mix he sent in for Waves of Honey is a mix of Atripat and his alter ego Osetero as well as songs that are influential to him at the moment.


Froth w/ Wildhoney and Mundy’s Bay @ Le Ritz PDB, May 2nd, 2017

Perhaps this is simply an effect of the indie-scene filter bubble I’m floating in at the minute—the reverb-addled echo chamber that encourages me to skip any and every song that doesn’t start with a chip-packet crackle of feedback and some sweet, jangly, twangy arpeggio—but I’m convinced (hyperbole alert!) that we are currently experiencing a shoegaze revival. The Shoegaze Revival. Slowdive are back, Ride are back; in the last few years, we’ve had new albums by My Bloody Valentine and Swervedriver after hiatuses of 15-20 years.


Mono & Holy Sons @ Centre Phi, April 26, 2017

Holy Sons and Mono played some beautifully heavy music at the modern and intimate Centre Phi on April 26, 2017.


What's Up With the Habs?

April 3rd seems like it was yesterday. On this day, I was sitting fifth row at the BB&T center in Sunrise Florida. The Montréal Canadiens won the game 4-1 and they looked big, strong, and very fast disposing of the Florida Panthers. Maybe because I was in a condo next to the beach, but I did not even watch the remaining five games of the season because I thought to myself, win or lose, we are facing the New York Rangers in the first round and most likely beat them too… in five games!


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