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Ah Bestival, what to say… You were beautiful, fun, gorgeous, sassy, eclectic, immersive and impressive.  I rolled in Saturday afternoon to the new site at Toronto's Woodbine park expecting a good time, and was genuinely inundated by the festive atmosphere. From the free high 5s after the entrance gate, to the plethora of tasteful, thoughtfully-curated food trucks, drinks and cocktails at long bars, to the detailed decor throughout the site with its gorgeous flags and custom stages, to the games and inflatable church. Boredom was out of the question. Four stages to satisfy diverse musical tastes dotted the venue, along...

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Danny Tenaglia is an experience. I’ve heard it said that words don’t teach, life experience does. Words can affirm what life experience has shown you, but it’s the experience, the feeling of it, that truly allows you to know something. That’s how I feel trying to explain these nights.  It was fitting to have Tenaglia close out Nest’s First Anniversary celebration as it brought the club full-circle from his set at last year’s opening weekend. In that time, Nest has brought some of the industry’s finest: Victor Calderone, Hernan Cattaneo, Stacey Pullen, Radio Slave, Nicole Moudaber, Joseph Capriati, Marco Carola,...

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A rainbow greeted us from the airport and onto the bridge from Brooklyn to Manhattan last Friday. Best omen! I’d come to the city to check out EDC and Nicole Moudaber’s MoodZONE stage, see some friends and imbibe the overall New York City vibes. Electric Daisy Carnival is mega - 5 stages and almost 100 artists amidst a carnival atmosphere in the massive parking lot of Citi Field (home to the Mets) with rides, installation art, interactive structures, food trucks and more. I went late the first day to check out the atmosphere and Hot Since 82’s set at his...

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Always special to hear Victor Calderone play, I was excited to check him out for the first time at the Dynacord sanctuary that is Nest, Toronto. I walked in and it was alive. Midnight, a full party, great sound, dark, and the floor was pumping. So much power in the system and he knows how to use it. Simply full throttle techno. The people were having it. I felt like I walked into a mega house party, packed with people I’ve met a bunch of times over, some I knew well, many familiar faces, and the massive majority I hadn’t...

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Whilst in Miami I wrote a little review of Josh Wink's OVUM party w special guest Dubfire at Do Not Sit On The Furniture - here it is via Decoded Magazine ! Good times during Miami Music Week .. An awesome club thick with atmosphere and wicked music PARTY REVIEW: JOSH WINK & DUBFIRE AT DO NOT SIT, MIAMI (MARCH 2016)

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