Dancing Astronaut’s Must See Acts of Escapade 2014
Dancing Astronaut does Canada: Must See Acts of Escapade 2014
Returning to the capitol for the annual Canada Day celebrations, Escapade Music Festival is ready to set up camp in Ottawa for its 2014 installment — a weekend long festival ahead of a club series and a holiday bash.
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Dzeko & Torres
Under the wings of Tiesto, Dzeko & Torres are Musical Freedom’s newest golden boys. With a collaboration with the labelhead himself on the brand new studio album, A Town Called Paradise, the hometown duo promise to bring “Can’t Forget” along with a slew of new material to Escapade’s main stage.
Trek to The Deep End, Day One’s haven for all things deep house. Between the likes of Lee Foss and Catz N Dogz is Dirtybird’s own Justin Martin. A late night club favorite, Martin is no stranger to the festival circuit, and Escapade’s themed stage practically has his name emblazoned upon it.
Fedde Le Grand
Consistently releasing original material, making appearances at weekend-long festivities, or headlining his own shows around the world, Fedde Le Grand is a jack of all trades superstar DJ. His two most recent trademarks come in the form of his own solo work for Spinnin, “You Got This,” along with a remix for Michael Jackson’s posthumous lead single.
Beloved by the city of Ottawa, and attendees of Escapades past, Ben Gold returns to the capitol’s festival to celebrate the nation’s proudest weekend. On Day One, Ben will be hosting GOLDRUSH, his own area, where the star of the show calls upon the likes of Andrew Rayel and Orjan Nilson to give EMF some trance-savvy flavor.
The headliner who needs no introduction, Eric Prydz has his sights set on Ottawa to treat Escapade to rare act. Closing out the first night as successor to Chuckie, Eric will flip the switch on the vibes beneath the sunlight and have the night sky lit with the allure of Pryda.
Recent guest to Dancing Astronaut’s Axis radio, the Dutch duo known as Wolfpack looks to bring a boisterous energy to the second day of Escapade. Native to Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s Smash The House imprint, Wolfpack eye a level of effectiveness on par with the world’s highlest regarded DJs.
In The Tech Fusion Tent you’ll find a getaway for those looking to get lost in all elements of raw house music. With iconic names such as Mark Knight and Danny Tenaglia occupying the stage on Day Two, most admirers will lay eyes upon Pleasurekraft. Having toured the globe this spring, the poised Kraftek sound will reach Ottawa and can’t be missed.
The man. The burrito. The show. Carnage is a one man circus, and on Escapade’s second afternoon, he will helm the Main Stage with nothing short of what has become a signature performance. Expect a high-octane set led by trap, influenced by hip-hop, and strung together by a cult leader-like figure with an unmatched stage presence.
Holding down the trap portion of the bass music spectrum, Grandtheft will grace the Temple of Bass stage on Day Two of Escapade Music Festival with ferocity. Fresh off the announcement of a forthcoming remix with Diplo on Calvin Harris’ “Summer,” the drum demon puts on his game face as the sole representative of the Mad Decent family for the stage’s festivities. The turn up is real with any Grandtheft set, so make sure to keep your elbows high as you hear the 808 monster dominate the Temple of Bass.
When Escapade closes out its two-day festival before going on to dominate Ottawa’s club circuit, it will be Kaskade carrying the flag. Headlining Day Two and primed to shut things down in a fashion attractive to all attendees, the Main Stage will come blaring with an array of sounds. Tracks off his more recent Atmosphere album are due to make a splash while the Redux side of things will shine to great reception.