REVIEW: Ozmozis presents Arctic Moon with FluX at Toika Lounge 27-12-13



Who’s afraid of 138?! Toronto certainly isn’t!

I was not expecting to attend this Arctic Moon event but I won tickets courtesy of Ozmozis Productions, and I’m so glad I did. Fans who saw  Tomasz Popielarski the last time he was in town said his set was amazing.  I really wanted to experience it myself, so I was pretty excited. Thank you team Ozmozis!

Toika Lounge was emptier then usual when I arrived, because a large number of regular attendees were at the Solaris Festival. It just made more space for the trance lovers to dance. It doesn’t matter how big or small the crowd is at the Ozmozis events, it’s always about the passion. Fans who like a small, intimate atmosphere united with the one love we call trance, know Toika Lounge is where to be.

Photo Credit: Adele Desloges for EDM TOR

Photo Credit: Adele Desloges for EDM TOR

The amazing local talent FluX started the night off with Michael Wood‘s remix of Strobe, a bouncy intro into a night full of uplifting and 138 tracks. He progressively raised the BPM level as the venue filled up, dropping tracks like Markus Schulz‘s new single Remember This, and crowd favorite KhohMa – Dark Knight. Then he ended his set with his own mash-up of Andrew Rayel and Rafael Frost Where Do We Go! (FluX Mashup). If you haven’t been out to see FluX in person, I suggest you go support one of Toronto’s up-and-coming DJs. If you like a dark and energy-filled sets, he will deliver what you want and more. Trust me when I say he’s someone to watch out for.

It was time now for the man of the hour, and Arctic Moon stepped into the DJ booth. Everyone cheered for FluX as Arctic Moon was about to start. He didn’t waste any time and went straight into a monster opening. Everyone’s  hands were in the air, and people were dancing and jumping. The energy level was through the roof! This young DJ knew exactly what the crowd wanted and he just kept feeding the fire. I personally love uplifting trance, it puts a huge smile on my face and it makes me feel good from the inside, out. He was very interactive with the crowd, always smiling and jumping with his fans. He dropped his own tracks like Adelaide and Starships Over Alice. It seems like no matter what he played, he got a huge reaction from the crowd, and he was loving every second of it.

When we were well into his set, Arctic Moon did something I had never seen a DJ do before. He started to accept requests from the audience. Fans were typing songs onto their mobile phones, and no matter what people threw at him, he somehow intertwined it into his set and made it amazing. I have to say I was thoroughly impressed by his entire performance.

Photo Credit: Adele Desloges for EDM TOR

Photo Credit: Adele Desloges for EDM TOR

After his last song, the crowd cheered for an encore. Arctic Moon was caught up in the moment and he took this request too! He played for a few more minutes and slowly shut it down. The lights were already on and the Ozmozis team asked Arctic Moon to sign some flyer posters and tickets to give to the diehard fans who stayed until close. Everyone eagerly crowded the front of the DJ booth with open hands and huge smiles on there faces, waiting for their chance to snatch an autograph. Then he even took a bunch of pictures with his beloved fans.

Even though a technical difficulty with the equipment led to a few moments of silence, the set was near perfection. The night may have ended, but you could still feel the energy level just as strong as it felt at the beginning of the night. Toronto’s TranceFamily did a phenomenal job of holding down the fort at Toika once again. It was the perfect addition to my Christmas break.

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Adele is the owner of Tranceported. She manages and maintains the social media and the photo and video teams, and has been shooting our event photos since 2011. She has been a fan of Trance music since the mid-90s and started this website (formerly called EDM TOR) in 2012.

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