Author Archives: Samie Durnford

About Samie Durnford

Samie Durnford is a Toronto based writer with a heart that beats at 138BPM. An electronic music lover, you can find her listening to anything from trance to techno. Samie has been a reality TV columnist for the Toronto Sun and has interviewed DJs for THUMP Canada. She's taken electronic music on as a lifestyle, travelling to EDM festivals across North America whenever she can.

Interview: Toronto’s Moscow Noir talks new music and unique sounds

It’s not often you find music that allows you to sit back, close your eyes, and listen as you take a journey through the sounds, letting your imagination take hold. Moscow Noir makes that kind of music – a true gift…

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5 pro tips to make the most of Electric Island this summer

  Kicking off the first official summer long weekend is the Victoria Day’s edition of Electric Island. On Monday, May 22 we can’t wait to head over to Woodbine Park (the festival’s new location in light of recent flooding on…

Crystal Ballroom unveiled as stunning new event space

Future brides and tenacious event coordinators get ready: The Crystal Ballroom is the spot to host your next big event. The Omni King Edward Hotel unveiled its Crystal Ballroom this week and it was quite the display. The stunning room…

Electric Island announces stacked summer line-up

Electric Island just announced it’s lineup for this summer and it’s absolutely insane. We can’t wait to check out the second stage, making the wait for that summer sunshine even more unbearable. Heading into its fifth season, the organizers of…

Win tickets to Toronto’s 7th annual Bassweek

Calling all bassheads! Toronto’s 7th Annual Bassweek is coming to the city next week and we’re giving away free tickets to EVERY event. Yes, you read that right. We’re giving away six pairs of tickets to six lucky bass fans….

Exclusive Interview with Celebrity DJ William Reed

  It’s not often you find a DJ so well networked and experienced as DJ William Reed (aka Celebrity DJ). His extremely colourful career as a DJ, party host, presenter, and fashion savvy socialite is one to be admired. Born…

Steve Lawler to play at Maison Mercer this Friday

  This Friday, Maison Mercer will be welcoming techno powerhouse, Steve Lawler. An incredibly versatile artist, Lawler’s musical talent comes from years of experience – from illegal warehouse raves to headlining respected festivals across the globe. He runs his own…