Electric Island Civic Day 2017: Happie's Top 527 July 2017 / by Happie Micha Edwards (author)
Electric Island Toronto is returning on August 7, with a lineup comprised of great local and international talent. Due to the flooding on Toronto Island, the event has been relocated to Port Lands (51 Commissioners Street).
Before heading to the event, check out Happie Micha Edward's top five artists to see at Electric Island Civic Day 2017:
Nature of Music
Formed in 2009, Nature of Music is a Toronto-based dynamic duo. Mazi and Kian both have a unique presence. The duo fuses rhythm and harmony into musical works. I'm excited to experience their live performance and DJing, especially the hints of spoken word a cappella. The duo is performing on stage 1. Genres: Deep House, Techno with melodic flows.
Nina Kravits, better known as Nina Kraviz, is a Russian DJ, music producer and singer. Nina Kraviz is a former dentist from Siberia who is now one of the most celebrated figures in the international techno scene. I am excited to see how the culture of Electric Island takes in her style. Her sound is very trippy, taking you to a dimension that does not exist in reality. She is performing on stage 1. Genres: Techno, Techno House, Deep House, Minimal Music, Electronica, Acid house and Tech trance.
Canadian native, Jeremy Stott, has established himself as a household name within the Toronto music scene over the last two years. His music captures your whole being in the realm to be free. If the last two years were any indication of where he is headed, you can bet your money it’s towards bigger and better things. Stott is performing on stage 2 at Electric Island. Genres: Techno, Dance and Electronic.
KiNK has become one of house music’s most in-demand producers and remixers. His tracks easily stand out in any club and they are second to none in the most competitive environment electronic music has ever seen. Being based in Sofia, Bulgaria, without a support network, a campaign or any media hype, his music alone – live and in the studio – created a momentum whose end we have yet to see. KiNK is playing at stage 1. Genres: House and Techno.
Damon “Dâm-Funk” Riddick is the epitome of funk. Ever since debuting with Stones Throw in 2008, Dâm-Funk has become one of the genres' most passionate proselytizers, out to save it from devilish depictions of cartoonish caricature. To him, funk is a way of living, “a feeling of struggle and staying cool through it all.” Dâm-Funk is performing on stage 2 at Electric Island. Genres: Funk, Boogie, Funktronica, Electronic, R&B and Synth pop.