Shadow Bloc

Shadow Bloc Biography:

New on the electronic scene, Toronto-based drum and bass production outfit “Shadow Bloc” brings together veteran artists D-Region and Advance 44. With a collective 20+ years experience on the global electronic scene, Shadow Bloc combines Advance 44’s ambient, trance-infused sound with D-Region’s raw, underground energy.

In addition to composing original music, Shadow Bloc is also doing drum and bass remixes for major artists including Peter Jackson, Toronto-based female vocalist Die Mannequin, and reggae dancehall sensation, Sizzla.

For more information on Shadow Bloc, please visit the Shadow Bloc website.

D-Region

With thousands of records sold internationally on more than a half-dozen labels, four national tours, countless remix projects, and Canada’s Furious Records’ imprint under his belt, D-Region has proven to be a premier contributor to the North American DnB scene.

Known for his signature dancefloor sound, D-Region has shared the stage with the world’s biggest DnB names, including Grooverider, DJ Storm, John B, and more.

For more information on D-Region please visit Furious Records

Advance 44

Jason Boyer and Adrian Lifeson form Toronto-based electro duo Advance 44.

The son of Alex Lifeson, guitarist for internationally-acclaimed band RUSH, Lifeson grew up in a strong guitar-based and industrial background.  Boyer, a classically trained pianist, has been playing jazz piano for 10 years. Maximalists with a preference for layered, dense sounds, Advance 44’s sound is primarily techno and trance with elements of jungle.

Lauded for their innovative performances, the pair have been performing live electronic PA sets well before the days of Reason and Ableton Live. They developed their own techniques for showcasing electronic music in a live and improvised environment, which they have performed extensively in both outdoor festivals and indoor venues in Canada and Dubai.

More information on Advance 44 can be found in the bio page here.