Lessons from the dance floor at Electric Island Civic Day

Guidance from your elders is invaluable. Today we’re offering some old school lessons to the new school, so listen up, we might just save you a ton of humiliation, money or physical pain.

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Drake opens flagship store in Toronto to coincide with OVOfest

Drake and his posse roll up in a Cadillac-type vehicle, roam the halls clad in October’s Very Own (OVO) gear – like he and 20 of his best friends went for a stroll after dinner decked out in bling and sweatshirts with the owl OVO logo. Of course the mall is closed. The video, released on social media hit a million views like a Formula 1 vehicle – ‘zero to a hundred’ – in about 24 hours on Instagram.

Jump on this exclusive ride and tour the mall with Drake in a video from October’s Very Own.

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Portlands hosts Electric Island on civic holiday with Nina Kraviz, Mano Le Tough, KiNK

Fresh from the July 1 celebration when thousands of electronic music lovers gathered at the Portlands to ring in Canada’s 150th birthday at Electric Island with techno-pioneer Richie Hawtin, comes the civic holiday edition of the music festival with another colossal line-up of performers.

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Life in Shadow: A Eulogy for my Brother

by Angélique Davies

Reconstructing Jonathan Davies has been illuminating for me. Collecting stories about my brother has caused a cascade of memories that seem to creep into my waking state, and it is like my brother’s voice is in my head, asking me to remember him well.

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Life in Shadow: Finding New Artistic Direction with Groovy Julia

by Angélique Davies

From 1987 to ’93, Jonathan held various positions in the Canada Employment and Immigration Commission. Around 1989, while training to be a case presenting officer, he met Chris Cook, who lived in Jon’s neighbourhood.

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Prodigy’s Lyrical Legacy Will Impact the Culture Forever – Havoc, Mobb Deep

Everyone who has ever worked with Prodigy seems to have something to say about his passing. The words of these music industry colleagues and friends give us a glimpse of the man and the artist, who was skilled at turning social injustice into lyrical poetry.

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Explore the Roots of Bestival from Sunday Best to Common People

According to the music festival’s director and partner Ben Turner, Bestival got its start as a series of parties created by BBC Radio DJ Rob Da Bank called Sunday Best, which took place at a tea shop in London, UK. Da Bank would invite “legends of our nightlife world and DJs to play for nothing” and the audience would pay a mere 99p (.99 cents) per person to get in, says Turner.

Bestival in Woodbine Park, Toronto. Photo: Cherryl Bird
Bestival in Woodbine Park, Toronto. Photo: Cherryl Bird

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Geo-diverse, Hyper-local Expression

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