That place in the distance that we had been dreaming of for so long had finally became a reality once again on Saturday night. Fresh off his set at Electric Daisy Carnival LasVegas on Friday, Madeon traveled north to our city to make his debut in the world famous Guvernment night club.
Aside from the heart pounding bass and epic ramp up of the volume, the confetti cannons are always a signal to the crowd that Madeon has arrived. As the rainbow of colourful confetti rocketed upwards and fluttered down, he had hardly even played a few notes but the crowd was beside themselves with excitement. Ripping through his own original tracks like Finale and Icarus to the newer releases of Technicolour and Cut the Kid, he kept hands in the air and feet barely on the ground for a solid hour and a half.
No night would be complete at the Guvernment without a visit from our homegrown talent deadmau5. Speaking with Madeon on Twitter before the show, deadmau5 was guaranteed to show up to the performance as he normally does with all of the talent he decides to be friendly with as they pass through Toronto. You could tell they were having a great time together, laughing and dancing while Madeon played his set. At one point, deadmau5 picked up Madeon during Madeon’s smash remix of Raise Your Weapon.
Madeon has incredible talent. He has an impeccable ear for music and a huge head start on his career. The way he flawlessly mixes from one song into another is an absolute treat to witness. For being as young as he is, he has an entire world of opportunity in front of him and you can be assured he will not let that slip through his fingers.
I dare going as far as saying that adding a live performance by Madeon to your bucket list is nowhere near as crazy as you may think. The memories I have made from the times I have seen him perform, and the friends I have met at those events will last a lifetime. So, for now, I am satisfied, but here’s to yet another undetermined time frame full of dreaming of that place in the distance, so that we can return to it sooner, rather than later.
Matt Longmuir – EDM TOR