Boasting enough artists to send one into a weeklong YouTube vortex, we've picked ten unmissable acts (five Canadian and five international) that you'll want to catch over the course of the festival.
After Kendrick Lamar's takeover and the incredible album sale projections for Schoolboy Q's newest release, he has some serious shadows to walk through. Opening up the night was DJ Freeza Chin and rapper Tre Mission, who recently signed a multi album deal with UK-based label Big Dada and who we featured at the start of the year as one of Toronto's Top 5 Up and Coming Hip Hop Acts of this year.
March is an unpredictable month for dance parties. On one hand, the weather is finally starting to heat up, resulting in clubs often benefiting from all that spring fever. On the downside, the annual Winter Music Conference and Ultra Music Festival in Miami tend to keep many of the biggest names in electronic music occupied, not to mention how many locals also make the trek south. Nevertheless, there's no shortage of big parties to hit up this March across a wide variety of genres.
Here's a digest of the past month in Toronto-based tracks.