four months ago, i made a promise to myself. i decided to have “the summer of emma.” narcissistic and egotistical though it may be (natch), i’ve lived an entire summer for someone else on a number of occasions. “this summer will be different,” i said, mentally figuring out how much of my savings i could blow without putting myself in debt, “this summer would revolve around dancing, drinking, sunshine, ass kicking, and general merriment.” the stuff of dreams and/or idealistic movie scripts. either way, it all started with the list. you might remember it – i published it in may, and detailing my big plans. festivals were number one on the list, followed by food and alcohol related events (again, natch), projects, and drinking. i’m so happy to say that i crossed off most of the list.
so, here is a recap in photos, of some of the best moments of the summer emma – in all its shining, sparkley, whiskey filled glory. takes notes, kids, this is how it’s done.
also, i know you totally did not ask for this, but i’m a pretty good person so i thought i’d share a wee mix i’ve had on rotation (read: repeat) all summer. apologies in advance to everyone that’s thinking about punching me for playing this mix so many times. to everyone else, do check out the kollektiv’s other mixes thisaway!
rocking the space cloak/cosmic hoodie/galaxy cape at sound in motion in toronto. a truly magical weekend with some very special bots! read my review of SIM here.
getting funky with the 64 HZ crew in hochelaga, with tunes by zeina! had a pretty rad dance off with this chick’s beautiful mother and grandmother.
breathed in paint fumes for a couple hours at this year’s under pressure festival. check out more photos and read my review ova here!
sat in on the filming of the first episode of caolan leander’s webshow, untogether. really looking forward to seeing how it turns out! read the feature on untogether here!
passed by the station 16 opening party during muralfest, where i had the chance to meet my sort of twin, emily robertson, the gallery director and the rest of the station 16 crew. what an incredible group of people!! the gallery is a must see for all street art lovers.
one of the best moments of the summer, biking around to beats at the pirate radio bike rave in toronto for sound in motion. the looks we got as we plowed down queen street with speakers pumping was absolute perfection. my mom is still picking her jaw up off the floor.
blew quite literally every penny in my bank account getting there, but this year’s osheaga was more special than ever. read about it here!
one of the best parties of the summer took place in july – sound in motion at piknic electronic! the whole crew took over the dancefloor, and dr nojoke (pictured) threw down one of the best sets piknic has ever seen. dat kazoo though.
these two killin it as usual – yes ma’am teaching mutek how it’s done. read all about this year’s festival in the piece i wrote for myetvmedia – this way!
let’s not forget DEMF. easily the craziest weekend i spent all summer (well…so to speak), DEMF was truly an unforgettable experience. there are no words. actually, who am i kidding? there are always words. read em here.
MOAR CAPE. post piknic post after part post after after party adventures with my main girl, miss nolan brown.
property of beatport! on my first quest as a new hire for beatport at DEMF. honestly one of the most rewarding experiences of the summer. you can read my full review, which i wrote in tandem with fellow beatporter lauren salm, here.
krystale performing at this year’s jazz festival. read our interview this way!
i published my most successful article to date (WHAT UP), a comprehensive list of montreal’s street art superstars. read it here.
my favourite radio show celebrated its three year anniversary! booty all around! read the feature..