Skrillex‘s critically-acclaimed Full Flex Express is making a comeback. The train first embarked during the summer of 2012, returning in 2015 with a star-studded lineup including headliners Skrillex and Diplo as Jack Ü, plus performances from Zeds Dead, A$AP Ferg, Tycho, Kiesza, Hundred Waters, and a very special back-to-back set with Anna Lunoe and Mija. In the tradition of the original Festival Express tour, Full Flex will cruise across Canada throughout 8 days in July, making stops at some of the biggest venues in the country. In keeping with the spirit of collaboration set by the very first tour, Skrillex is partnering with Red Bull to provide a state-of-the-art mini studio in one of the train cars to inspire artists to create and collaborate.
Full Flex Express was born in the summer of 2012 when Skrillex boarded a train in Toronto with a group of friends and set out across Canada. The artists lived and played together throughout the six show tour, inspired by the legendary 1970 Festival Express tour by The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and The Band. Skrillex has led the charge in a 21st century reboot of that idea and brought a new generation of rock stars along with him. As a part of the Full Flex Express Tour’s ongoing partnership with Bridges for Music, a portion of the proceeds from each ticket sold will go towards helping purchase music equipment for local youth music programs in each city along the tour. More details to be announced towards the start of the tour.
“It took 2 years for us to get this back on track and feeling great, we have one of the best lineups we could have ever hoped for.” – SKRILLEX
FULL FLEX EXPRESS TOUR DATES:
Wednesday, July 8th – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Blues Festival * Thursday, July 9th – Quebec City, QC – Quebec City Summer Festival * # Friday, July 10th – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean Drapeau * Saturday, July 11th – Toronto, ON – Echo Beach Tuesday, July 14th – Winnipeg, MB – Adrenaline Adventures * # Wednesday, July 15th – Saskatoon, SK – Diefenbaker Park * # Friday, July 17th – Calgary, AB – Prairie Winds Park Sunday, July 19th – Pemberton, BC – Pemberton Festival *
Man oh man, sleep can do a man wonders and you’ll notice it through the ecletcic selection I have picked out for y’all today! There really is no method to the madness on these five choices however, you’ll notice some classical influence a portion of the pieces. Now to start things off, I thought it would be appropriate to use SBTRKT’s new release with A$AP FERG. At first I thought it was an interesting choice for these two work on a collabop.i98 but you’ll hear from the man himself on his ideology. The instrumentals are beyond words explanation and the vocals are an interesting twist to the harmony. Where do I even begin with this next Kat?! EPROM, takes normality and just flips it on its head. This is just such a heavy and nassssssty take on Move That Dope, I can’t wait to hear it on a big system. The touch on the 808’s are what kept getting me to loop sections hahaha. To lighten it up a little bit, Champagne Drip, orchestrated a tropical n’ bouncy mix. Expect the soundscapes of, Trippy Turtle and those alike, in this lil’ gem. To keep the mood uplifting and progressing, I found another beauty from Pixlelord. I could not tell you what the title of the track is, but this remix is so so sooooo sublime! I’m not even going to try and explain this one, for it wouldn’t even do the track justice!!! To end our adventure together, I found this Russian producer, Ultrademon, and to me its Vogue, but I could be wrong, Doesn’t even matter, this will get that footwork goin’ and dem hands throwing angles. Have a wonderful Friday friends n’ fam. –Roane
SBTRKT – VOICES IN MY HEAD ft. A$AP Ferg
heres another song from my upcoming album. i started this in London with an idea i recorded on an upright piano – took this to Los Angeles (set up at Fleas the Boat studio in Silver Lake) collaborating further with Stella (drums) & Emily (vocals) from Warpaint – took this back to london to work more arrangement ideas to it and finally a couple months later took that to New York (Downtown – The Roots were in the studio next door!) and collaborated with Ferg (out to our friend Callender for connecting us) this is one of my fave tracks and seemed to be a fitting ending to the record too. this started with me having a seed idea but seeing it grow way beyond that with these multi layers of collaboration and places. shout to ferg, stella and emily for their input!
Most of the tropical stuff that gets sent our way only seems palatable if you shave your chest or something. So when The Well turned us on to this mix by the mysterious Champagne Drip, we were stoked to find some real umph amongst all the the palm trees and good vibes.
Here’s that tracklist: Champagne Drip x Billy Ocean – Champagne Drip Theme x Caribbean Queen Trippy Turtle x Talking Heads – Trippy’s Theme x Once In A Lifetime Bobby Tank – Learn From You Edgewoode x MANIKAN – Riding Round 285 Disclosure – You & Me feat. Eliza Doolittle (Flume Remix) Lowly – ID Wave Racer – Streamers Parkinson White x Kyle Cook – Temple Rusko – Sunshower Basenji – Heirloom Elliphant – Revolusion (Champagne Drip Remix) Champagne Drip – Bermuda Champagne Drip – Honeymoon (feat. Ash Riser) Champagne Drip – Love In What So Not – Touched Touch Sensitive – Slowments