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This year Canada Day weekend brought with it a new meaning for our city, and more importantly the passionate fans of electronic dance music. For the first time ever in the Toronto downtown core, dance music and some of its biggest personalities came together for the Digital Dreams Music Festival. With names like Afrojack, Kaskade, Mark Knight, Richie Hawtin, Steve Lawler, and Alesso; fan expectations were high for the first of several outdoor EDM festivals in Southern Ontario this summer.
On day one we arrived at M.C.A Flats in enough time to get familiar with the venue before proud Canadian Alain Macklovitch aka A-Trak took the stage for his 4:30 pm set time. Known for his mastery of the turntables, the man recruited by Kanye West personally to be his tour DJ combined house, disco, and urban sounds to the delight of an eager crowd. His popular tunes ‘Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix)’ and ‘The Big Bad Wolf’ made for easy sing alongs to loyal fans and served as the perfect exposure to his sound for the unfamiliar. As usual the musical genius did not disappoint in his latest trip to Toronto, and he was certainly the perfect way to kick off our Digital Dreams experience.
Following A-Trak was a man was long overdue for a return to our city. Chuckie is host of one of the best shows aired on BBC that is responsible for introducing us to some of the most outrageous and unique hidden gems we’ve ever heard. As expected his set was filled with the ‘dirty Dutch’ sound that characterizes hits played like ‘Who Is Ready to Jump?’ and ‘Move It To The Drum’, a collaboration with Hardwell. It’s inspiring to witness the passion he has for the music he plays, a trait on display through his constant shout outs and hypes.