Last NXNE we proved—along with some assistance from Ryan Hemsworth and his Secret Songs crew—that there ain’t no party like an A.Side party. It’s 2019 and that fact still stands, with our team bringing the summer heat with another steamy showcase as a part of NXNE’s curator series. Consider this your invitation.
This year we’re taking advantage of the Drake Underground’s intimate vibes to give you snap shots of the city’s scenes from different angles—from singer-songwriter Adria Kain’s crafty take on neo-soul, Sylo Nozra’s head-in-the-cloud slow jams, to the smooth-as-butter grooves of veteran rapper-ternt-rising producer Junia-T. Not only will Saturday, June15th be a guaranteed good time, but also a glimpse at the artists pushing the boundaries of the Toronto sound.
Joining our eclectic all-star array of headliners are Techno Hall of Fame, a new incarnation of Bedroomer-affiliated producer/babe LUM whose recent run of swim good now collabs have been preparing us for poolside vibes (should they ever actually arrive in summer ’19), bars courtesy of promising, charismatic West End rapper Shaunie Don, and a few surprises (not sure how we’ll top a surprise Ryan Hemsworth set, fancy cookies, and late night burgers but we’ll definitely try).
No need to RSVP, just show up to the Drake Underground on June 15th at 11pm (this is gonna be a late one) for free admission with your NXNE wristband or $10 at the door ($8 advance) and we’ll see you there—because we know that nothing says summer like sweating it out to some jams in a Queen Street basement.