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Written by: Dianissa Boigues
Who else is counting down the days to Electric Love Festival (ELF) in British Columbia?
The lineup finally dropped, and it’s incredible! Not only are the artists top-notch, but the festival is working with PK Sound and Funktion-One to bring state of the art sound. They’ll also be creating epic visual experiences with Sigma 1 and Ineo Studios.
ELF will be featuring electronica genres such as Dubstep, Drum & Bass, and House & Funk, all in the beautiful Cheam Fishing Village. The festival will be feature Baauer (USA), Tokimonsta (USA), The Crystal Method (USA), John’00’ Fleming (UK), The Funk Hunters (CAN), Truth (NZ), Jvst Say Yes (AUS), Sikdope (POL), and over 200 world class DJs, which include BC favorites Moontricks, SkiiTour, Stickybuds, Longwalkshortdock, Kytami, and many more. There will also be daily hip-hop and live band showcases.
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With such an amazing variety of artists, I’m most excited for these international headliners.
FROM THE UK
Dodge was a dubstep/drumstep duo until Christopher Allen (Fuski) left the group in 2013. Rob Talbott (Dodge) continued to work with his record label Never Say Die Records until deciding to break off on his own. He co-founded the record label Disciple with Ross (Mediks/Astronaut) and released More Killer No Filler EP and All Killer No Filler EP. He also signed 12th Planet, Virtual Riot, Barely Alive, and Truthm, making it one of the hottest new labels. After accomplishing all this, Dodge shifted his focus to the release of his new album “The Greatest Album of All Time.” I’m totally stoked to see what Dodge will bring to ELF this year.
Modestep started as an electronic music band from London but now only consists of the original members Josh Friend and Pat Lundy. They started this year blazing with the release of Going Nowhere with Dion Timmer. Their latest single “Summer” is out on Monstercat and is sure to be the perfect song for Electric Love. This is a new start for the duo, and I’m excited to see what their new show brings.
Dirtyphonics, the trio from Paris, always brings amazing energy to their show mixing dubstep, drum & bass, and drumstep. In 2017, they paired with Virtual Riot and Example for their “Night Ride EP” followed by “Watch Out” with Bassnectar and “Got Your Love” with Riot. Later in 2017, we saw them pair up with Sullivan King for the release of the heavy metal influenced “Vantablack EP.” Since this release, they have been on tour and I’m sure it’s going to be a headbanging night that we’ll all remember.
I’m super stoked for these artists at Electric Love because they are going to be full of energy. You definitely don’t want to miss these international acts!
Beyond the headliners, here are some up-and-comers on this year’s lineup that you won’t want to miss.
They first became known because of their 2016 collaboration with JVST SAY YES on “Arrive.” Last year they released “Storm” on Dim Mak, which was a summer hit and resulted in their debut tour. This year, they’ve been busy collaborating with Dion Timmer on Cyan, with Protohype for the remix Echo, with Lektrique on Mercy, Dodge & Fuski & Phase One for Mistakes, and with Oski on Go My Way.
Nostalgix is a newcomer to the Vancouver music scene after winning last year’s mix contest, which earned her a spot to play at Paradiso Festival. She started this festival season making waves with her release of Passion Pit’s “SleepyHead” and her mix series.
Last year, this Vancouver Island duo released “Headnod” and the G-funk inspired “6 AM,” which propelled them into the electronic music scene. They started touring all summer long, with prime time slots at Shambhala, SXSW, and Burning Man’s Questionmark Stage. I’m looking forward to seeing what new music they drop during their set! But for now, let’s relive last summer’s mix.
These guys from Kelowna BC started getting noticed after their collaboration with Woofax on the track “The Devil.” They bring that heavy bass that will for sure cause some sore necks at Electric Love! And they just released a heavy banger mix with some unreleased tracks. Check it out:
Mt. Doyle, from Victoria, BC, originally played Drum n Bass but has now expanded his horizons to include Funk, House, Hip-Hop, and Bass, all with his soulful West Coast flavor. Over the years, Mt. Doyle has played at festivals all over BC including The Tall Tree Festival six years in a row. Throughout those six years, he’s shared the stage with international heavyweights Aphrodite, Funkanomics, Serial Killaz, Slynk, Netsky, Camo & Krooked, and Andy C.
Kermode is from Vancouver, BC. After years playing the local scene, he went back into the studio to develop a new sound. He’s since emerged with the release of his album Low Light LP focusing on electro house. This was followed by his live mix for the album release. I love his new music and can’t wait to see his show!
With such a variety of artists, everyone’s musical tastes are sure to be met! Electric Love is a family-friendly festival with a zero-tolerance policy for drugs and alcohol. Ages 12 and under get in for free, and anyone under 17 requires a guardian present.
Be on the lookout for the pre-party events to help you gear up! And if you haven’t already purchased your tickets, be sure to get them before they sell out! Tier 3 sold out once the line-up was announced! You can buy tickets here.
See you all on the dance floor!