Four Tet

source: four tet fb page

Four Tet, aka Kieran Hebden, is a U.K. artist known to combine various styles of music together in his own abstract way. He will be releasing a brand new album called “Morning/Evening”, which will consist of only two tracks: “Morning Side” (20+ minutes in length), and “Evening Side” (19+ minutes). It will be his first album release since 2013 and I'm sure Four Tet fans will be chomping at the bit to hear these tracks live at AIM Festival. Besides the album, Four Tet has been consistently releasing fresh tracks over the past several months, so there will be no shortage of new stuff to showcase. Kieran was recently seen earlier this year playing a special B2B with Skrillex in London for a special event, which shows his versatility and willingness to push his own creative boundaries.  

Festival appearances: AIM

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Pachanga Boys

The German/Mexican duo known as Pachanga Boys rarely plays in North America. I'm not even sure they've had a gig in Canada since the establishment of this website back in 2012. So to see them on the bill at AIM Festival is a special treat that should not be wasted. Known for their blockbuster hit “Time”, they also have a 15 track album titled We Are Really Sorry, a playful album with a sense of humour. 

Festival appearance: AIM

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source: tiga fb page

The head of Turbo Recordings, this Montreal artist is a tastemaker and hit maker. His studio production output has been sparse of late but “Bugatti” was arguably one of the biggest underground releases of the summer last year. More recently he has released a new collab with Boys Noize called “100” which brings Tiga's vocals to life. But what makes Tiga stand out as a must-see act is for his talent behind the decks as he's capable of playing anything and everything. He will make you feel the groove and just dance. There's a reason why Tiga is at the top of AIM's billing, and it is well deserved.  

Festival appearance: AIM

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Zeds Dead

This Toronto duo has been at the cutting edge of the dubstep/bass scene for years and that's thanks to their top of the line productions in the studio as well as their skills behind the decks. Whenever they release a mix online it always attracts throngs of fans pining at their chance of listening in on what Zeds Dead thinks are the hottest tracks at any given moment. They recently released the Somewhere Else Remix EP with two brand new original remixes of “Hadouken” and “Collapse”. This summer they'll be travelling extensively throughout Canada thanks to multiple festival bookings as well as their marquee appearance on Skrillex's Full Flex Express Tour. 

Festival appearances: Ottawa Bluesfest, Tail Creek, Pemberton, Festival D'ete de Quebec

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