[Event Preview] Tiga at XOYO, London - Saurday 17th August
Canadian dance music superstar takes to the decks at Shoreditch’s XOYO on August 17th. As a production powerhouse Tiga is the name you’ll find attached to acts such as Justice, Friendly Fires, Peaches and LCD Soundsystem, and you don’t become the go-to producer for indie pop royalty’s remixes without some serious mixing deck talent, on- or off- stage. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, therefore, that Tiga is a DJ capable of bringing out saccharine smiles from even the most determined dancefloor chin-scratchers. His sets are all about showcasing dance music’s breadth as well as depth by revealing the connections between electronic music’s variety of genres.
With a record label of his own and having had a big hand in solidifying Montreal’s reputation as a transatlantic dance music hotspot, Tiga is definitely a DJ to catch if you want to be schooled in electronic grooves. But the Tiga Non Stop compilation, released late last year, emphasised that this Canadian is one of those rare selectors: the kind that can educate and entertain in equal measure. In other words, expect plenty of fun.
It’s not every day that you get to see a DJ like Tiga mix, and especially not for four hours. Expect the kind of eclectic, mind-bending, body-moving sonic journey that plenty of selectors promise but on the rare few can actually deliver.
Tiga (4 Hour Set)
Saturday 27th August
Article by Tabitha Thorlu Bang
Images courtesy of Tiga and Clash Music.
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