Greetings, EDM-heads of Montreal and elsewhere. Wandering souls upon this Planet Earth. What brings you to this page? Could you possibly have landed here because you’re looking to locate some word on ÎleSoniq, the stacked techno music festival that goes off AF one August weekend every year on Parc Jean-Drapeau… because said annual August weekend just happens to be this one?
Whoooo boys (and gals). We brought you a fine-tuned îleSoniq Day 1 suggestion list earlier in the week, and now we’re back to offer you some directions concerning who not to miss this Saturday.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11:
Fafa Khan (1pm, Scène MIRAGE Bud Light)
This should require no explanation. We stan a local legend. Fafa Khan throws hip hop, R&B, trap, reggae and old school in a blender and pours it out for all of our ears to drink. Plus, later that night, she’s in charge of the beats for an official afterparty at Club Muzique.
LOUD LUXURY (3pm, Scène Oasis Fido)
This Toronto duo has been surfing the radio waves all summer with their infectious and inescapable smash hit “Loud” feat. brando. The Chainsmokers better watch their throne is all I’m saying.
Bhad Babie (5:15pm, Scène MIRAGE Bud Light)
Say what you want about the meme-turned-musician… but she’s proven quite industrious at stretching her 15 minutes of fame into something that suspiciously resembles a music career. And if Ty Dolla $ign and Lil Yachty think she has the chops to hop in the recording studio with them, then hey, maybe Bhabie ain’t actually all that Bhad.
Lil Xan (6:15pm, Scène MIRAGE Bud Light)
Xans don’t make you, but seeing Lil Xan live might make your Saturday. Or not. But hey, he’s here, a figurehead of that new wave they call mumble rap, or SoundCloud trap, or trillwave or whatever. Either way, it’ll be something to witness, even if the crowd he’s drawn could be as curious as the troubled, enigmatic youngster onstage.
The Chainsmokers (9:40pm, Scène Oasis Fido)
This up-and-coming EDM-pop duo is sure to be the next big thing in the music industry – keep your eyes on them, y’all. JK! We all know The Chainsmokers are massive, and we either love or hate them for it. But there’s no denying that they’ve creeped their way into the fabric of our own personal soundtracks of the past few years with ubiquitous jams like “Closer” and “Something Just like This,” so why try to so hard to fight it? Why not just throw yourself face-first into The Chainsmokers wave and ride it into oblivion?