Expectations vs. Reality: 6 Fest and its “Special Guest”

(By: Nicole Di Donato) Ryerson students are upset that Drake didn’t touch the stage at this year’s 6 Fest. The past two shows that the Ryerson Students’ Union organized featured Drake as the surprise guest, setting high expectations for festival goers. Drake last made a surprise appearance in May at Ryerson’s 6 Cent concert alongside rapper Future’s DJ, DJ Esco. Being the back-to-back special guest … Continue reading Expectations vs. Reality: 6 Fest and its “Special Guest”

Ryerson’s 6 Fest sets the stage for more

(By: Angela McLean) On an open lot in downtown Toronto, a slew of hip-hop, R&B and rap artists and DJs devoted their Canadian Thanksgiving weekend to putting on a show for several thousand students as part of the Ryerson Students’ Union’s 6 Fest. Undoubtedly the RSU’s biggest event to date, it was unfortunately riddled with, and at times overshadowed by, controversy over a lack of … Continue reading Ryerson’s 6 Fest sets the stage for more

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