Fight the Cold, Dance Inside and Enjoy the Show
Live Music Shows to Keep Your Feet Warm
Brace yourselves, Winter is coming! Fortunately, amazing shows keep popping up across the city and these featured artists have us excited to start dancing inside again.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of concerts you should definitely attend in the following weeks:
October 17th – Kali Uchis at L’Olympia
Growing up between Colombia, South America, and North America, Kali Uchis learned how to play the piano and the saxophone in a jazz band and fell in love with music. Her collaboration with Snoop Dog in 2014 inspired her to release her first studio performance. On her EP, Por Vida, she partnered up with industry big shots such as Diplo, Tyler The Creator, and Kaytranada, among others. Singer, songwriter, producer, and fashion designer, she is an artist in constant evolution. Her music navigates through the realms of reggaeton, funk, and R&B with a subtle touch of breezy Brazilian jazz and dreamy love sounds full of melancholy. On her “In Your Dreams Tour”, she will be performing her eclectic album Isolation, which confirmed her position as a new gravitational force in pop. We can’t wait to see her shimmy between genres with her incontestable swag.
October 21st – Petit Biscuit at MTELUS
The young prodigy of French electro has more than a few up his sleeve. Petit Biscuit, real name Mehdi Benjelloun, came back this year with a personal and creative opus combining ambient, techno, and house with heavenly vocals, soft string melodies, and cozy atmospheres. Having studied the cello for 13 years, the wise-beyond-his-years teenager developed a stellar and unique homemade sound fulfilling both his acoustic obsessions and electronic desires, using a mix of tailored arrangements, both classical and modern. With his LP Presence, he’s become the next cool kid to hold it down on the dance floor, asserting himself as a distinguished artist, dropping energetic and vivacious tracks on his audience. His mix of influences, alongside his technical mastery, create a dazzling variety of atmospheres, as he is crafting the sound of tomorrow. On October 21st, he will defend his new tracks on stage and take us on an inspiring journey for both the mind and heart.
November 17th – Dusky at Newspeak
The electronic duo from London, consisting of Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman, has gotten dance music down to an exact science, a search for the perfect fusion of underground influences, dance floor fantasies, and heart-on-sleeve emotion. Their meticulous sound design and catchy tracks ensure maximum impact in a nightclub. Their methodical arrangements blend in bright, melodic progressive house influenced by jazz, classical, and avant-garde electronica. As they moved towards a darker, deeper sound, iconic DJs such as Pete Tong, Maya Jane Coles, and Laurent Garnier started playing their music. In 2014, they set up their own label, marked by the duo’s characteristic balance of hard and soft. On November 17th, let’s take a deep dive into British rave history!
November 19th – RÜFÜS DU SOL at MTELUS
The alternative dance group from Sydney will once again have us on our feet and trapped in a blissful euphoric mood. Their swimmingly laid-back dance tracks are designed to fill a dance floor with smiling faces while Tyrone Lindqvist’s smooth and gentle voice comfortably whispers into our ears. Their bright and vibrating pop tunes evoke the promise of early evening hedonism that descends into a hectic dance breakdown. Inspired by the legendary venues in Berlin, the epicenter of European electronic music, Rüfüs mixes together the pulsating house build-ups of a German club with the light grooves of sunny Australian summers. While their main focus is to make appealing music for the masses, it’s live where the band truly comes into its own. On stage, their songs take on a new life.
November 22nd – Digitalism at Newspeak
Jens Moelle & Ismail Tuefekci are probably the artists most dedicated of all to the idea of merging rock and electronic dance music. While loads of rock bands make music for the dance floor, the Hamburg duo makes electronic music that everyone can rock to. In the past few years, they have been known for their indie remixes of important bands such as The White Stripes, The Klaxons, and The Cure, among others. Signed by the hot label Kitsuné, the house-rock duo started producing reliable club staples full of thumping techno beats, fizzy guitar breaks, poking drum machines, and distorted synth. On stage, their ever-evolving gig set-up is designed to never drop out of groove. Smothered with heavy compression, their tracks make their synthesizers act like rock instruments with celestial overtones. “If Franz Ferdinand are doing rock music that make people dance, Digitalism are making dance music that make people rock.”
Photo Credits: Frédéric Dugit, Nicholas Hunt
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