Erik Leijon

Erik Leijon

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O plastikman facebook article
The Huffington Post Canada

Richie Hawtin: 'I Try To Play And Create Music That Sounds like Tomorrow'

This summer Detroit techno technocrat Richie Hawtin released his first Plastikman album since 2003's "Closer." The album, entitled "EX," is a live recording of a show he did at New...

O trentemoller facebook article
The Huffington Post Canada

Trentemøller Adds Indie Rock Stars To His Melancholic EDM

When Danish producer Anders Trentemøller is absorbed in work in his Copenhagen studio, there's little from the outside world capable of knocking him out of his bubble. Except for a call from De...

O mutek facebook article
The Huffington Post Canada

Montreal Goes Electronic For EM15 Festival

Montreal's preeminent international electronic music festival, MUTEK, is turning 15 this year, and true to its reputation for embracing the unconventional, the milestone is being celebrated with a con...

The Huffington Post Canada

All In The Family: One On One With Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen is Leonard Cohen's son and rest assured; he's well aware of the fact. For the longest time the 39-year-old wanted to carve his own path as a musician: trying his hand at writing songs for o...

O mutek facebook article
The Huffington Post Canada

MUTEK About Finding Your Own Beat

Instead of going for the biggest draws, Montreal’s MUTEK electronic and avant-garde music festival rewards the risk-takers. It may mean the occasional sparse room or awkward creative misfire, bu...

O osheaga 2013 kendrick facebook article
The Huffington Post Canada

The Best Of Osheaga 2013

This past weekend, Montreal’s Osheaga Festival continued its steady ascent from plucky young indie music gathering to one of the premier outdoor summer festivals in North America, and certainly...

O matthew herbert facebook article
The Huffington Post Canada

Matthew Herbert Talks Pig Noises, Libyan Bombs

At this year's MUTEK electronic music festival in Montreal, British producer Matthew Herbert will be bringing two very unique and unrelated live shows to Canadian audiences for the first time. The fir...

O montreal jazz festival facebook article
The Huffington Post Canada

Five Best Things We Saw At Montreal Jazz Fest

The 34th edition of the storied Montreal International Jazz Festival was, like every year, overloaded with acts worth checking out, traditional jazz or otherwise. From June 28 to July 7, the crowded s...