Igloofest did not lose any time shifting into gears to begin the new year, starting off strong in its first weekend of festivities with a diversity of sounds from both the past and the future.
From the tech-house of veterans Josh Wink and DJ Sneak to the Piu Piu of Scott C, High-Klassified and Kenlo, the festival clearly set out the tone of its wide and eclectic spectrum, gathered and unified under the “electronic music” umbrella. A celebration of things similar and opposite, in a lineup showcasing the evolution of today’s sound, built on the foundations of what was previously laid out. Hats off to the booking agents of Igloofest for bringing together these different scenes.
Hats off also to the festival’s personnel, always hospitable and courteous under any circumstance. No small feat considering the scale of the event and the conditions in which it takes places, with temperatures beyond the freezing point and crowds sometimes nearing ten thousand people.
Highlights of the second weekend include the all-female lineup of January 24th, with Alicia Hush, Miss Kittin, Ellen Allien (head of German label BPitch Control) on the main stage, Nymra & Sofisticated under the igloo and VJ Ma” on projection duties. As for the male counterpart of the weekend, Tronald Trump, Kaytranada, TNGHT and Schlachthofbronx will takeover the main stage on the 26th, in what is safe to assume will be one of the most memorable nights of this year’s edition.
From gaining swift international presence alongside household names, to walking in the steps of their mentors who gained swift international presence, all these Montreal DJs and producers have already left their mark both on the urban landscape and in a generation’s mind.
A demonstration of what makes Montreal, Montreal.