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.
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.
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.
Jenny Liang – EDM TOR