Goodbye June, hello July! Hard to believe we’re already gearing up for our third month of the 10th season, but that’s exactly where we’re at. After a memorable reconstruction of our very first Piknic event last weekend, this coming Sunday we jump right back into 2012 with a rush of our fan favourite, electro swing!
Presented by Camuz, this monster mash of two styles that span a century to meet begins at 2pm sharp with melodically deep local DJ Pierre de Lux, who helms the deck for 2-and-a-half hours before handing over the Calder to the Speakeasy Electro Swing crew. To say that you’re not familiar with DJ Eliazar, Don Mescal, and Khalil would be like admitting you didn't attend their Igloofest 2012 event – in itself social suicide. These three local DJs blend innovation and populism in a way that has thrilled our followers, not to mention the many droves who catch their gigs across the city. The marathon electro swing party goes right through 8pm, when Parisian producers Smokey Joe & The Kid inject their own blend of swing, hip-hop, and electro into the mix, showcasing just what international talents are doing with this vibrant sound.
Over at the GURU stage, we get going at 3pm as usual with the minimal and ambient sounds of local producer Daoust, before German producer Hubble sets up shop at 5pm for his brand of “long, hypnotic journeys”.
See you on the island!