Top 3 reasons to see Madeon tonight

This is an image of Madeon when he was last in Ottawa:

DJ Mag Canada wrote a nice piece giving 3 reasons for Ottawa fans to go see Madeon tonight at Barrymore's. Check it out.

Madeon also recently conducted an AMA (Ask me Anything) on Reddit that focused specifically on questions about his productions. It was a fascinating read because it showed off his deep technical knowledge for producing electronic dance music.

If you want to get tickets for tonight there are still $25 tickets available at Want Tickets.

The end of DNA Presents Saturday shows at Barrymore's

DNA Presents released this statement on their site (VIA @likeanerdd) a few hours ago: 

VENUE CHANGE: Due to a scheduling conflict with Barrymore's starting their own weekly retro night on Saturdays we have been informed by management that all DNA Presents Saturday shows including Thomas Gold will not be able to be accommodated at the venue. Therefore, we are moving the show to LS Live. All tickets that were purchased for the show at Barrymore's will be honoured at LS Live.

We as fans are not privy to the confidential negotiations that occurred between DNA Presents and Barrymore's so we may never know the true reason behind this decision.

But what I have noticed over the past month prior to this announcement was that many top events such as Hardwell and Excision were already being shifted to LS Live where once you might assume that Barrymore's would have been the obvious choice. 

What I do know is that there remains a significant opportunity for someone out there to invest in a club made specifically for EDM events in Ottawa. Toronto has recently seen the opening of brand new clubs such as Uniun, Moskito, Cinema, and the Aria Complex. Montreal is now home to potentially one of the best venues for EDM in North America with the New City Gas. Even in Vancouver I see the established club Celebrities has responded to the increased competition and decided to remodel and will soon relaunch with a new Funktion One sound system.

Hopefully one day Ottawa will follow suit.

Tonight there are 3 great events to choose from in Ottawa

For the Electro/Progressive House fans there will be Dzeko & Torres at the Mansion Nightclub with DJ Cristangelo opening. Dzeko & Torress have been recently featured on Dancing Astronaut for one of their latest releases 'Hey!' which was also played during Steve Aoki's BBC 1 Essential Mix:

6 days ago they recently released an hour mix on Soundcloud:

You can sign up for reduced guestlist on Want Tickets.

Trance fans will have a very tough decision to make tonight as there are two solid options available. The first one hardly needs any introduction as Cosmic Gate are considered Trance legends and are returning to Ottawa for the first time since their last gig a year ago. DNA Presents are kicking off their 1 year anniversary celebration with Cosmic Gate at Barrymore's.

Christian Schweizer is a name that might not be known to some but he is one of the rising stars in the Trance world hailing from Argentina. He has been a personal favourite of mine because he has produced some great trance tracks that can destroy any dance floor. If you are looking to see a young up and coming Trance producer/DJ that takes you beyond the uplifting Trance style that you are used to then Chris Schweizer at Bijou Nightclub  is your best bet for Friday night. DJ Charles will also be playing an extended warm up set from midnight to 3:00 am!

Listen to his latest hit 'Believe', which was recently featured on an ASOT broadcast. It is currently #10 in the Beatport Trance charts:

There is a third option for those more adventurous and ready to party Friday night: You can pick between Dzeko & Torres or Cosmic Gate for the first event and then head over to Bijou Nightclub for some after hours with Chris Schweizer!

The Bijou night is running late tonight with Chris Schweizer playing from 3:00 am until 5:00 am which gives you a rare opportunity to actually see two full events in Ottawa. Why not? I dare you to.