Another packed No Neon
event brought to us by Hunter Siegel
, lined up with unbelievable talent and an exciting turn out. I arrived in time to catch the end of Cosella
’s set, which was chill and progressive. He dropped his own track Ayo Techno
which he made with Anything Else
, that was just released on Sleazy G Records
less than a month ago! This track really built up the hype with the breaks and beeps leading into shuffle-worthy bass. Cosella will also be playing again in Toronto as a part of GOHard Toronto
at Echo Beach
on May 30th
, 2015, opening for artists like Destructo
, Dillon Francis
, Eric Prydz
and more. Toronto should be very proud.
Hunter Siegel was next up to bat, and dropped a ton of songs that are up and coming. He opened with his remix of Raveology
by DVBBS & Vinai
, played All Night Man
by himself & Wax Motif
, his remix of Jack U
’s iconic track Take U There
, and his original track Waiting Up
. His set was so unbelievably good. Every time he performs he has more original tracks to play, and he brings in the best of local and international artists. His set was all-around solid.
had a warm welcome from the crowd, and opened with some tech to get the ball rolling. She dropped Justin Martin
’s Remix of Henry Krinkle
’s track Stay
which hit everyone right in the feels. And of course the infamous track Rhymes
by Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo
appeased the crowd and brought down the house. The new retro tunes are part of a movement in the scene right now, and these artists are pushing it to the core.
This was honestly the best No Neon event yet. We’re not even halfway through the year yet and The Hoxton
has already seen such a build in community over this event series. Only 4 months ago, just after New Year’s Eve, was the first event and now they’re bringing in packed crowds who go nuts over their local Hunter even more than the international artists. Toronto is showing a great sense of pride and I’m excited to see what will come of No Neon amongst this year’s festival season. Hunter’s got some competition but we all know he usually has a few tricks up his sleeve.
Speaking of Up All Night, Hunter and Friends came to the official after party for No Neon that evening, at the Remix Lounge in Toronto. The party went all night past 6 am, and gives a new feeling towards afterhours clubs. MLID (My Life Is Dope) is run by four local DJs, who put these AP’s together for the crowd so we can keep dancing until the sun comes up. Last time, Wax Motif played a back-to-back set with Hunter, and DC from Zeds Dead also played.
This time we had Shaun Frank
and Hunter Siegel do an exclusive set at the AP. The bass was so heavy it was shaking my glass off the table! These guys know how to keep the crowd dancing. The really cool thing about these after parties is that the tickets are cheap, you never know who or where the event is until the night of, and it’s always
a good time. The Remix Lounge is curvy, warm and inviting. They have hookah, a spacious dance floor, and comfy couches to relax and socialize. It’s definitely more upscale compared to Comfort Zone
, so I 100% recommend trying it out next time. MLID
does a great job of hosting these underground parties. They’re DJs too, so their expertise really crafts the entire evening to give you the ultimate EDM experience in Toronto.
SERAFINA THOMA | EDM TOR