Soundclash

The Toronto Rave Movement: The History & The Legacy

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Toronto’s Rave Movement and community was the largest and arguably most vibrant in North America for many years. Though the crowds and events dwindled for a period in the mid-late 2000s, Toronto talent grew stronger (and more international in reach), promoters came to collaborate more, and a whole new set of scenes emerged in this city, especially as electronic music exploded around the globe. On Saturday July 13, 2013 – as part of Harbourfront Centre’s popular SoundClash Festival – DJ and journalist Denise Benson hosted two lively discussions: The Toronto Rave Movement: The History, followed by The Toronto Rave Movement: The Legacy.

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Backstage interview with Chairlift

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During the SoundClash music festival, Chairlift played an amazing concert on our WestJet Stage. Before their performance, we were able to get a quick interview – check it out!

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MC Jazz and DJ Cozmic Cat kick off our SoundClash Festival

MC Jazz and DJ Cozmic Cat kick off Soundclash music festival tonight with a performance to set the bar for an amazing concert filled weekend. Catch them playing tonight at 9:30 p.m on our Redpath Stage.

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Born Ruffians will be Performing at Soundclash Festival

The Toronto based indie rock band Born Ruffians is performing a free concert at our WestJet Stage this weekend to commemorate the 2013 Soundclash Music Festival.

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Vendors to look out for during the SoundClash Festival

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This weekend’s genre-bending music festival SoundClash will feature our very own marketplace alongside musicians Chairlift, Born Ruffians, our SoundClash Music Award Nominees! While you’re listening to new cutting edge sound, check out the World Cafe and Lake View Market where you can find tasty food and amazing artisan goods from around the world. We love to support Canadian business so …

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SoundClash Music Award Finalist: Brendan Phillip

R&B singer and songwriter Brendan Philip has already honed his live performance skills from opening for Bilal to Shad K and M.I.A. With many releases slated for 2013 on the newly minted Fake Art Records label out of Toronto, Brendan Philip is here.

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SoundClash Music Award Finalist: Kashka

KASHKA is the ongoing “folkpoptronica” project of Kat Burns, a musician and songwriter based in Toronto. Originally launched to catch the songs that didn’t fit under the orchestral-folk-pop umbrella of her former band, Forest City Lovers, the project has since grown legs and begun to power walk; with arms up and a determined look across her face.

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SoundClash Music Award Finalist: Program

Blending post-punk, shoegaze and electronic, Toronto’s Program has just released their first official album in March 2013. Currently, Program is working on their full-length album which has hopes to be released in the fall 2013.

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SoundClash Music Award Finalist: The Thing Is

The Thing Is plays a true fusion of genres, telling the heart’s stories from a whirling storm of cultures. The release of The Thing Is debut self-titled CD in April 2012 was a TD Canada Trust Jazz Festival Special Project, and has been followed by collaborations, commissions, and plenty of fancy-flights.

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SoundClash Music Award Finalist: Grounders

Toronto band Grounders is a group of five friends who combine their talents to create a sound that is simultaneously natural and charmingly idiosyncratic. With the production help of Marcel Ramagnano at BoomBox Sound in Toronto, the band has neatly distilled their two years of playing everything from boozy hole-in-the-wall gigs to packed POP! Montreal shows. As one of the six finalists for this year’s SoundClash Music Award, Grounders will be hitting The Redpath Stage Saturday July 13th from 7:30-8pm.

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