Preview: Electric Island Civic Holiday weekend

We’ve been telling you to check out Electric Island all summer, and our sentiment hasn’t changed. On the long weekend coming up on August 4th, there’s no excuse to not jump on the Toronto island ferry and make the journey across the lake for some incredible tunes.

Headlining this upcoming civic holiday party will be Seth Troxler, Maya Jane Coles, Bob Moses & My Favorite Robot. Yes, you heard that right! All of those international names will be in one spot with sun, beer, and good friends.

Who you’ll be seeing:

Seth Troxler is not to be missed. DJing since he was 16, he was one of the top sets at Detroit Electronic Music Festival, playing in the city where he started his career. He’s collaborated with massive names, such as Art Department and boasts an underground sound.

Maya Jane Coles may only be 25 years old, but she’s been hustling to make a name for herself. Recently, she released her debut album, Comfort. Her sound is incredibly unique and it’s a guarantee that hearing her play live will be more than memorable.

Canadian born, but New York formed duo Bob Moses will be incorporating live vocals and guitar into their sets making sure that they give an experience you won’t get from any other DJ set.

My Favorite Robot is an interesting trio that like to push the boundaries of regular electronic dance music. These Canadians have really managed to make a name for themselves with their label and getting to see them is truly an honor.

This is the second last Electric Island of the year, so make sure to make it out before you run out of time. And for those of you who have friends who are still uninitiated into the world of EDM festivals, strongly consider this as your opportunity. Laidback, easily accessible, and filled with warm, friendly sights and sounds, this is the ideal time to showcase what the world of EDM can really be about.

Get tickets: http://electricisland.to/tickets/

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Samie Durnford

Samie Durnford

Contributor at Addicted
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.
Samie Durnford