Electric Island returns to Woodbine Park set amongst the trees for a stacked lineup including Knee Deep in Sound label boss Hot Since 82 making his return to Electric Island, one of the UK’s most buzzed about house duo’s Dusky, a very special live performance by Argentina’s Guti and Hot Creations co-founder Lee Foss, with support from Butrous and Andy Cue.
Andy was introduced on Electric Island in 2018 which helped give quite the boost later showcasing his sound further as a special guest at Drei’s Afterhours in Las Vegas, Vujaday Music Festival in Barbados (2019) while still performing his late night sessions at Coda, Parlour and One Loft. And, if this wasn’t keeping him busy enough, he also launched his own label Intake Music.
@theSceneinTo: What led you to start your own label Intake Music? Did you start with artists in mind that you wanted to represent?
@andy.cue: I wanted to immerse myself within the electronic music scene more than just being a DJ/Producer. Ambitious ideas influencing something fresh and diverse into the industry has been a driving force for me. There were no particular artists in mind initially. I spent plenty of time trying to figure out what style of sound I wanted to focus on before approaching artists.
@theSceneinTo: Where do you see electronic music in five years… ten years…?
@andy.cue: Difficult to say at the moment. Possibly a step backwards in terms of having more DJ’s (including myself) eager to play more vinyl sets and less digital. Imperfections are not always a bad thing and I’m always ready for a challenge.
@theSceneinTo: What new evolutions in electronic music are you most excited about?
@andy.cue: Definitely the trends in productions throughout all sub-genres of electronic music. I’m hopeful that something unconventional will catch on in this industry that can really shake up our expectations when it comes to a listener’s experience.
@theSceneinTo: You’re performing at Electric Island on August 10th. What do festivals like Electric Island do for the genre and its artists?
@andy.cue: It really helps keep the genre alive by bringing the collectives together. It helps showcase not only the music and artists, but also gives you a perspective of the electronic music scene in each city, in this case being Toronto.
The talent showcase continues on the Moog Audio Stage will have you in more of an intimate setting, amongst the huge oak trees and grassy dance floor as electronic maestro George Fitzgerald takes us on a journey with a DJ set, while one of the leading names in lo-fi house DJ Seinfeld will make his Electric Island debut, along with No.19 Music co-founder Nitin, with local support from Sean Roman and Jackie Spade.
Get your tickets to Electric Island, August 10th Here and get ready for the 2-day season closing party. A first in the Electric Island tradition.