This has been bubbling for a min, has been official but I waited to make the announcement. But the time is now upon us.
In a night that will launch The Drake Hotel's Toronto Internation Film Festival programming will be a quasi British Invasion. Live from the UK we have the following triumvirate:
Three of the UK's rising stars of cutting-edge electronic music are making their approach across the pond for four special appearances in Toronto September 9th. Slugabed, Illum Sphere and Blue Daisy are pioneers of a new wave of sound that is difficult to put a genre to, representing the finest in electronic bass music today. Headlining is Slugabed, pushing a unique strain of churning, blown-out hip hop that evokes the spirit of Dilla with a healthy dose of attitude. Next on the bill is Illum Sphere, whose recent release on Martyn's 3024 imprint proves his versatility as a producer, crafting amazingly intricate compositions that range between bumping house-electro rhythms and post-modern West Coast hip hop. Last but not least, broken into the music world's ears by Mary Anne Hobbs via her show on BBC Radio 1, Blue Daisy rounds out the lineup with his ethereal, elegant compositions of crackling, bumping beats and atmospheric soundscapes coalescing with entrancing melodies and soulful vocals. These three young producers are surely ones to watch in the coming year and are already well on their way forging new pathways in modern electronic music.
The Drake Underground will never be the same. Thursday Sept 9th, we rawk it out.
The Drake Hotel, mymanhenri + Kaleidoscope AV present:
Slugabed, Illum Sphere, Blue Daisy
Hosted by mymanhenri.
Thursday September 9th 2010
The Drake Underground - 1150 Queen St West.
$10_4am last call.
RSVP on Facebook™ event page here.