It’s that time of year again. ÎleSoniq is upon us once more, meaning Parc Jean-Drapeau will see fleets of techno lovers come together for the weekend to bask in live DJ sets from some of the world’s most sought-after EDM producers.
Just look at this fire lineup: everyone from Diplo, LOUD LUXURY, Lil Xan and Andrew Rayel to The Chainsmokers will be performing back-to-back over August 10 – 11. That’s not to mention an impeccable roster of up-and-coming local and international acts who you may not know yet but who we can assure you want on your radar.
But if you’re having trouble deciding who to see, here’s a Day 1 suggestion list featuring some of our faves who will be making an appearance, curated by yours truly at the mtlguestlist.com team.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10:
Banx & Ranx (1pm, Scène MIRAGE Bud Light) — This electro-Caribbean duo from right here in Montreal received a Latin Grammy Award nomination for production and co-writing credits on Nicky Jam’s Fénix. They know how to bring the party, trust.
Herobust (5pm, Scène OASIS Fido) — If steep build-ups to magnificent, sky-high drops are your sort of thing, then this Georgian bass music producer is perfect to check out. At the same time, his growing oeuvre covers a whole lot of ground across musical styles and genres, so you never know exactly what you’re gonna get with this one.
Andrew Bayer (7:20pm, Scène NEON Bacardi) — While a massive chunk of ÎleSoniq-ers will be hanging tight around a different stage to catch Diplo (and really, who can blame them?), we urge you to stick around and party to Andrew Bayer’s masterful take on contemporary big room house — especially his newest release “Your Eyes” feat. Ane Brun.
DJ Snake (9:40pm, Scène OASIS Fido) — Blow a kiss, fire a gun. There’s no performer better to end your night leaning on than French EDM hitmaker William Sami Étienne Grigahcine (or, you know, ‘DJ Snake’ for short).
Check back later this week for your personal guide of who not to miss at ÎleSoniq Day 2!