wabi returns for a special collaboration with stackt market to create an incredible Nuit Blanche experience of sounds, sights, and connection in a unique outdoor environment. Inviting special guest performers from some of wabi's favourite artists, music and live visuals fill the market from sunset to sunrise. Stackt market is hosting over 20 art installations, with signature food and drinks from local craft producers.
Make it your base for your night's journey, catch up with friends, and soak up the vibes in wabi's outdoor living room!
As part of Nuit Blanche, Arthur will be performing a special live and improvised set on his modular synthesizer accompanied live by Toronto-based new media artist Karl Skene. The performance also marks the third release entitled "Lagrange Points" on his new electronic/experimental imprint, Endurance Asteroid.
Arthur Oskan is a renowned Canadian electronic music artist with work featured on acclaimed labels including My Favorite Robot, Thoughtless, Einmusika, and Beretta Music. As a Juno Award nominee and celebrated international live performer, he's established himself as an innovator, continuing to explore new ways to express a sound uniquely his own.
Oskan's sound is guided by his curiosity as a child, of life's darker corners and the luminescence of passing shadows. It highlights a time beyond the present, orbit influenced by the gentle pull from spacetime's possibility and past. Endurance Asteroid draws imagination into its wake, propelled by the momentum of new hope and awareness.
[Suction Records. Ice Machine]
Jason Amm's work as Solvent has neatly defied categorization. His music is too sweetly melodic for techno or acid, his compositions too fiendishly detailed for synth-pop. He's played “minimal wave” parties and goth clubs, indie-rock shows and techno all-nighters.
As co-founder of Suction Records, the Toronto-based label run with Lowfish's Gregory DeRocher, he has released acclaimed albums in addition to releases on Morr Music and Ghostly International. Along with notable remixes of artists including Soft Cell, Alter Ego, and Adult.
Jason teamed up with director Robert Fantinatto to produce the film "I Dream Of Wires"; about the history and resurgence of the modular synthesizer as well as a documentary about iconic synth pioneer, Bob Moog, and will soon be premiering his latest doc project, Subotnick, exploring the life of “the Father of Techno” 90 year-old Morton Subotnick.
Like every musician, Sanderson has been surrounded by music from an early age. After years of DJ'ing and doing background audio work for a couple of local bands, the need to delve properly into the production side of the industry took over in 2001. Stasis Recordings came to fruition a year after.
"The musical influences are all over the map but it's safe to say aspects of 80s new wave, dub reggae, electronic music, movie soundtracks, and sci-fi lore play roles in my writing process."
As minisystem, Toronto-based Jeff Lee composes electronic music with a stable of vintage analogue synthesizers and drum machines. He founded System80 in 2017 to bring the analogue sounds and synthesis methods from the 1970s and 1980s to the popular Eurorack modular synthesizer format. System80 is specifically focussed on the circuits and interfaces of the vintage Japanese instruments that were essential to the development of acid house, techno, and electro.
Hans Ohm has been putting together music focused events since the mid 90's with a strong emphasis on bringing like-minded people together, working creatively towards shared goals and building lasting relationships.
Most importantly, he's interested in furthering that special magic something that happens when large groups of the right persuasion move to the same beat — The Vibe.
Apart from community building Hans has been DJing for over twenty years now and still remains a junglist through and through, worshipping the breakbeat through all its permutations, gravitating towards anything deep dubby and bass heavy.
Nitsuji, Ozawa, Task, Kuro
Live visual collaboration:
Karl Skene is a Toronto-based new media artist specializing in generative visuals, projection mapping, LED design, and interactive installations. With a background in electronic music, he became drawn to VJing and lighting design at underground raves in 2014. Since then, he has diversified his skill-set by collaborating on numerous large scale installations with Young Offenders and Artefact Creative for clients such as Google, RBC, and Absolut.
- Saturday September 23.. 7pm - 7am [sunset to sunrise]
- Stackt Market.. 28 Bathurst St.
- Free & family friendly
- 7pm wabi djs
- 10pm solvent
- 11pm minisystem
- 12am arthur oskan > live
- 1am sanderson dear
- 2:30am hans ohm
- 4am wabi djs