Stoked to be back in Vancouver this week to enjoy some ocean air, some great sushi and visiting with my closest friends. Of course I had to squeeze in a few nights DJing with my pals too – first one is going dowm tomorrow night at Republic for Good Life Sundays.
Last week Nike invited a few friends in Toronto to visit their special pop-up Tech Fleece Studio. We were asked to bring a few of our favourite fall clothing items from our closet and to work with stylist Talia Brown to incorporate the new tech pack into our existing essential pieces. I was really stoked on this concept because this is how I wear sportswear — by mixing it in with denim, leather and other less “activewear” pieces in my closet.
The latest Tech Pack pieces are amazing. I was definitely feeling that black dress as well as the white sweater, which is actually the first apparel piece to combine the tech knit and tech fleece in one garment. I also loved the pairing of the blazer with the Nike tank, grey wool pants from Aritzia and the amazing Flyknit Prestos. That’s exactly the type of outfit I would wear if I was heading to a meeting or when I wanted to look casual but a bit more polished. You can read all about the Tech Pack here.
Naskademini was on hand to take some photos, which turned out great. Thanks to Nike for such a fun experience!
Still so jazzed that I got to play at Piknic Électronik Montréal – what an experience! Stream my set from that day below; tracklist after the jump too.
For a decade now, Manifesto has been pushing hip hop culture in the city of Toronto with their annual festival that celebrates local, national and international talent and prides itself on being “a multi-disciplinary, world-class festival with a positive social and economic impact.” This is a festival that we would often hear about all the way in Calgary and when I moved here and learned more I was instantly impressed. This organization places so much value on local artists, on building community and most importantly, on empowering youth. It’s a true Toronto treasure. You can just imagine how stoked I am to be part of the 10-year anniversary celebrations this year! Thank you Manifesto; it’s an honour.
I’ll be DJing this Friday at Odd Thomas for the kick off party alongside my friend Sophie Jones and the one and only Boi-1da. He’s the producer behind the boards of some of my favourite Drake and OVO songs, so needless to say it’s going to be super dope! Rich Kidd will also be in the house hosting. Peep the Facebook event here and cop tickets here — it’s going to be a night you don’t wanna miss!
It’s been one hell of a summer. I can honestly say that summer ’16 was the most eventful one of my life; I really didn’t think anything could top last summer but this one proved me wrong. I grew so much, both personally and professionally, in just two months; I did so many things for the first time; I gained so much clarity about areas I needed to grow and improve; and I met some amazing people who took me by surprise. I have nothing but gratitude for everything that has happened this summer, and I’m excited to be capping it all off with a bang by playing at PIKNIC ELECTRONIK this weekend in beautiful Montreal.
When I started DJing in October 2014 I could have never dreamed that less than two years later I would be playing all electronic music in a festival setting – ever! But it’s a testament to how unpredictable life can be, and how inspiration and love can be found in even the most unexpected places. I’m super excited to play a two hour set (probably gonna be playing a lot of garage and deep house), opening up a day programmed by my friends at Saintwoods. The lineup features some extended Saintwoods family and the headliner is Claptone from Germany. Tickets are available here; if you’re in the Montreal area it would be amazing to see some old friends or meet some new ones!
2:00 to 4:00 PM — yours truly
4:00 to 5:45 — Cabana b2b Senudiz
5:45 to 7:30 — WYLN b2b Thomas White
7:30 to close — Claptone