EXCLUSIVE: Shaun Frank reflects on his success, sound and the world of EDM

(By: Angela McLean) Meet 23-year-old singer/producer/DJ extraordinaire, Shaun Frank. You may recognize him from one of his many collaborations with artists like Oliver Heldens, KSHMR and Borgeous, or from one of his many festival sets at the likes of VELD, Paradiso, Escapade and Bestival Toronto. His latest single, “La La Land,” with DVBBS and Delaney Jane is on the fast track to becoming one of … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Shaun Frank reflects on his success, sound and the world of EDM

In Conversation With… Elliott Vincent Jones

(By: Josie Mills) Toronto new age artpop creator Elliott Vincent Jones recently took a break from a European tour to return home and play an incredible set at Bestival Toronto. Since leaving his Ell V Gore punk-rocker days behind, Jones has embraced softer pop sounds and is full of optimism after finding sobriety with his new EP, ‘Arto Arto.’ Critics and fans alike are paying … Continue reading In Conversation With… Elliott Vincent Jones

In Conversation With… Blajk

(By: Josie Mills) Black is officially the new orange – at least when it comes to music. Toronto-based electro-rock band Blajk (pronounced “black”) played a great set full of fun synths to dance to when RUtv News saw them at Bestival Toronto. An awesome group of fans was in the crowd singing along to their songs “Good Liars,” “Lost” and more, and those fans continue … Continue reading In Conversation With… Blajk

In Conversation With… Bestival’s Rob da Bank

(By: Josie Mills) It’s officially been a week since Bestival Toronto and the nostalgia is kicking in. But if there’s one person that deserves a special shout out, it’s the festival’s official curator, Rob da Bank. Robert John Gorham, well known as “Rob da Bank,” is an English DJ and the co-founder of Bestival on the Isle of Wight, Camp Bestival in Lulworth, Dorset and, … Continue reading In Conversation With… Bestival’s Rob da Bank

EXCLUSIVE: Thugli on hometown festivals and MMVA nominations

(By: Angela McLean) If you’re a fan of the Canadian dance music scene, Thugli is a name you need to know. Back in the summer of 2012, friends Tom Wrecks and Pat Drastik officially joined forces to become musical partners and started releasing original bangers and club remixes via Soundcloud. Their producing talent caught the attention of industry heavyweights like Diplo and his Mad Decent … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: Thugli on hometown festivals and MMVA nominations

Bestival Toronto brought out the best

(By: Angela McLean and Josie Mills, with photos by Angela McLean) A great variety of music, plenty of Instagram-worthy food options, a family atmosphere filled with good vibes and not a drop of rain – Bestival Toronto truly had the best of it all! Returning for its second year, the North American take on the UK-based festival drew over 10,000 music aficionados to Woodbine Park … Continue reading Bestival Toronto brought out the best