Artist Interviews

Interview with Music.Art.Ppl

Music.Art.Ppl (MAP) is a music and art collective based in Ottawa. Organizing inclusive events that incorporate live painting, visual projections, interactive decorations, and electronic music, MAP continues to strive to create inspirational spaces.  Before their appearance at Electric Circuits this weekend, we caught up with member JFUN to ask them about how they came together …

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Interview With Pursuit Grooves

American born, Toronto-based music producer/DJ Pursuit Grooves (aka Vanese Smith) journeys through electronic spaces via intricate rhythms, soulful synths, moody cinematic atmospheres and heavy basslines. She has released numerous albums on her label What Rules as well as Tectonic, Rush Hour, and Brownswood to name a few. EC checked in with her to talk music …

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Interview with Jax a Muse

Jackie Levitt, aka Jax A Muse, is a multimedia artist and performer who mixes and projects abstract, textural, and narrative video creations onto three dimensional installations. She specializes in animating raw and unconventional spaces with light and colour, augmenting sonic experiences with live visual experiences. This weekend she’ll be sharing her unique visuals with partygoers …

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Interview With Classic Roots

Infusing tribal rhythms and his own boreal spirit over raw techno beats, Toronto’s Classic Roots is one of Canada’s best kept secrets. Determined to continue producing his own music and sharing it with the world, Electric Circuits caught up with Classic Roots before his DJ set at EC this weekend. Check out Classic Roots’ music on …

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Interview with Rise Ashen

Ottawa’s Rise Ashen, a Juno Award nominated global-grooves producer, DJ, and dancer, has spent his life pursuing the intersection of traditional and futuristic music. This weekend he’s not just DJing at Electric Circuits, but also performing alongside Nunavut throat-singer duo Silla. EC caught up with him to discuss DJing, his live set-up, and his lifelong …

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