5a7| Every Thursday
Join us every Thursday afternoon under the sun for a perfect blend of Mojitos, Sangria and Martinis on our most unique and exclusive Montreal terraces.
Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano + Don Diablo + Norman Doray | 09.05.2014
The Dutch superduo travels around the world and let huge crowds in awe. Gigs at Ultra Music Festival in Miami and Croatia, worldwide editions of Sensation, BPM Festival at Playa del Carmen in Mexico, Dance Valley and Mysteryland in homecountry The Netherlands, several Electric Daisy Carnivals, clubtours in Vegas, Chicago, New York and an own club night in club Booom on the island of Ibiza. Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano have seen it all. With a residency in world-renowned club Hakkasan in EDM mecca Las Vegas and their Essentials Mix on the highly popular radio station BBC Radio 1,
2014 is starting off big.
Carnage + Dzeko and Torres | 09.06.2014
The hip-hop beatsmith, festival trapaholic and big room house hybrid reflects on if he’d never picked up the decks: “I’d be a tornado chaser,” he says without a millisecond of hesitation. It’s a good interview answer. Creative, and most likely in jest yet it makes sense because in some ways Carnage is a tornado chaser; always searching for the next thing that’ll tear. shit. up. Admitting his infamous festival trap is coming to an end through a twitter rant, house and trance are Carn’s next storm with “big music, big shit. Massive stuff.” This guy is a schemer.
Yet there seems to be no method behind the madness of Carnage’s diversity and multi-genre capabilities: “I honestly live a life of whatever I feel like doing. It’s spontaneous. If I want to make a rap record I make it, if I want to make a house record I make it. If I want to make some pretty shit I make some pretty shit, you know?” Carn is as free and untamed as the tornados he chases, with the real carpe diem attitude and genuine interest for exploring the musical spectrum, never afraid to remind you that he’s the league MVP.
Above & Beyond| 09.11.2014
CONNECTION. If one word sums up the phenomenon of Above & Beyond then that is surely it. Whether it’s the thousands of A&B fans singing their lyrics back at them at gigs from Beirut to Brixton, or the millions that tune in for their weekly Group Therapy radio show, connection – real human connection – is at the heart of all things that define Above & Beyond.
Ferry Corsten | 09.13.2014
Producer. DJ. Pioneer. Innovator. Visionary. He’s the man that singlehandedly initiated a revolution in a dance musicgenre -one that’s long since touched everycorner of the globe. Having designed the Dutch trance sound, he propelled it into the clubbing consciousness and on further still into popular culture. From there he continues to innovate at every turn, working with vocalists as diverse as SimonLe Bon and Guru and has remixed music from some of the planet’s most enduring artists – U2, The Killers, Faithless, Moby and William Orbit among them. For 20 years he’s foreseen what club citizens want to dance to and as an artisan DJ/producer, delivered it. He’s released three artist albums under his own name (with a fourth ‘WKND’ scheduled for February 2012)and in doing so has captured the hearts and minds of legions of fans and scooped some of the world’s most prestigious music prizes along the way. He’s regularly ranked as one of the top 10DJs in the world, and of late has turned to charitable activities, working with the World Wildlife Fund.Yet through all this he’s still one of the most down-to-earth, two-feet-on-the-floor DJs you’ll find. He’s Ferry Corsten.
W&W + Maarcos | 09.19.2014
Fusing styles and mixing influences W&W combine the uplifting and melodic elements of trance with the raw intensity of electro and progressiveness of house to create a sound uniquely their own. Infectious, rebellious and highly energetic, their list of productions is championed by the likes of Hardwell, Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, David Guetta and more for its breadth, diversity and massive appeal to multiple audiences.
As DJs, currently #14 in the DJ Mag Top 100, they are also dominating dance floors and festivals the world over. 2013 featured a hugely successful Miami Music Week, a participation in the ASOT600 world tour which ended at a sold out Madison Square Garden, and other festivals such as Tomorrowland/World, Electric Zoo, Ultra, Stereosonic and an Ibiza residency at Privilege to name a few. W&W even became first ever dance music act to perform at a Major League Baseball stadium when they took over Philadelphia Phillies Citizen’s Bank Ball Park for a two-hour set. And this year, their headlining status at the world’s most leading festival and clubs is about to get even bigger.
2014 will take things to even new heights as kick things into high gear with the February release of – “BIGFOOT” – and launch of their brand new Las Vegas residency at Hakkasan.
Nervo | 09.26.2014
As they balance DJ-ing with songwriting/producing and making their own music—and also serving as hosts of NERVO Nation, their monthly show on SiriusXM’s BPM channel—the globe-trotting duo considers spinning essential to honing in on the perfect sound. “Since we’re not spending all our time in the studio anymore, we get to play our records when we DJ and instantly see how the crowd reacts,” says Mim. “We’re always educating ourselves with that feedback. And those moments when people have their hands in the air and they’re loving the tunes—it’s one of the best rushes you can experience. It means everything to us.”
Thomas Gold + Sandro Silva + Tujamo | 09.27.2014
Call it the Gold standard. There’s simply no other way to measure the staggering success that Thomas Gold has achieved in dance music, consistently obliterating boundaries and defying convention with chart-topping tracks and jaw-dropping performances across the globe.
Since storming onto the scene in 2006, the German artist has emerged as one of the most widely admired producers in modern dance music. Gold quickly caught the attention of such premier labels as Toolroom Records, Phazing, Spinnin’ Records and Size Records, while working with the likes of Fatboy Slim, Axwell and Dirty South. Gold’s rare ear for remixing acclaimed artists has also helped elevate his name into rarified air. His breakout remix of Adele’s “Set Fire to Rain” eclipsed 15 million YouTube views, while his reworks of industry icons like Lady Gaga, OneRepublic and Miike Snow continue to dominate dance floors worldwide.
Jack Beats + AC Slater | Night Bass | 10.01.2014
The brainchild of Beni G (Mixologists) and Plus One (Scratch Perverts), Jack Beats represent part of the new wave of British house music. Wobbly basslines, big breakdowns and edgy accapella’s are cut, copied and pasted together to create a floor-filling brand of house.
Citing influences as diverse as Timbaland, Rage Against the Machine, A Guy Called Gerald and SebastiAn, this British duo demanded our immediate attention after their gob-smacking take on Boy 8-Bit’s anthem Fogbank dropped earlier this year. What followed were bass-heavy collaborations with Deekline and Wizard, bombastic refixes of Trip’s guitar-driven Who’s That? and The Black Ghosts classic I Want Nothing and the unforgettable transformation of Epic Last Song by Does It Offend You, Yeah? into a classic pop-dance tune.
Dillon Francis | 11.30.2014
Dillon Francis has already made a name for himself with his groundbreaking remixes, in-demand production mastery, and cutting-edge videos. Now, the artist/producer/remixer/DJ is about to release his long awaited debut album, Money Sucks, Friends Rule on Columbia Records.First recognized for helping to bring the tribal dance movement Moombahton to the forefront, he’s scattered the dance music landscape with numerous influential EPs thus far, but it’s the effervescent debut album that the music world has been patiently waiting for. Tracks include “Get Low” with DJ Snake, the anthemic “Love in the Middle of a Firefight” featuring Brendon Urie (from Panic! At The Disco), “When We Were Young” featuring Sultan + Ned Shepard VS Chain Gang of 1974, “We Make It Bounce” featuring Major Lazer & Stylo G, “Set Me Free” featuring producer/DJ Martin Garrix, and the gritty, mind-blowing “All That” featuring Twista and The Rejectz. Dillon’s journey was full of pit-stops. First he attended art school, then he became a ‘trainee’ in a photography studio where he realized, “I didn’t want to do that – I wanted to play and make music, kind of knowing I was going to have to ‘make’ the music I wanted to hear.” Working with Martin Garrix on “Set Me Free” was another idyllic partnership. “He is so great to be around, has such happiness when he’s creating. The song was truly a labor of love.” Dillon says making “Get Low” with DJ Snake was a very fulfilling process. “We were intent on finding what works and what doesn’t. I eventually practiced playing it live, which is always my ultimate test if a song is going to work or not.”