Dance

Swedish House Mafia: Concert Review

The house music stalwarts pull in 60,000 partygoers for two soldout nights at the Rogers Centre. By: Nick Krewen Special To The Star, Published on Sat Feb 23 2013     The Swedish House Mafia may be pulling the plug a tad prematurely. Even though house music stalwarts Axel “Axwell” Hedfors, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso are in the final throes of their reported last hurrah — the DJ/producers have…


Ellie Goulding just passing through pop

New hit album for star playing Sound Academy is just a diversion, she says, from dance music. Ellie Goulding plays Sound Academy on Sunday, Oct. 14. By: Nick Krewen Special to the Star, Published on Thu Oct 11 2012   You can take the girl out of EDM, but you can’t take EDM out of the girl — at least if Ellie Goulding has her way. The 25-year-old British singer…


LMFAO shares party-planning tips for MMVAs

Redfoo and Skyblu, collectively known as L.A. electro pop outfit LMFAO, are going to see a lot of Toronto over the next few weeks, first as co-hosts of Sunday’s MuchMusic Video Awards; then headlining July 4 at the Molson Amphitheatre. Nick Krewen Special to the Star Published on Sat Jun 16 2012 The progenitors of “Party Rock” have returned. Redfoo and Skyblu, collectively known as L.A. electro pop outfit LMFAO,…


Art Vs. Science: Dance band’s rise in fast tempo

Songs have the ‘relentless riff’ but trio were a quick hit. Art Vs. Science play two NXNE shows starting June 15. Nick Krewen Special to the Star Published on Fri Jun 15 2012   So it wasn’t entirely inspired by Daft Punk after all. There are certain sources that would have you believe that the formation of Sydney dance music trio Art Vs. Science was strictly due to a rousing…


Thomas Dolby, past, present and especially future

Entertainment / Music Eighties pop star, tech entrepreneur, now game designer — and through it all, a science obsessive.   Musician Thomas Dolby in his travelling “time capsule.” By: Nick Krewen Special to the Star, Published on Sun Apr 01 2012 Ever the inventive sort, Thomas Dolby is bringing a special guest to Monday night’s gig at the Mod Club: his own time machine. “It’s a 1930s Teardrop trailer that looks like Jules Verne customized…