There has been a recent trend of amazing electronic music coming from the maple leaf country lately. With talents like Zeds Dead, Sibian & Faun, Datsik, and of course Deadmau5, Canadians have put many a fingerprint on electronic music as of late. Interestingly enough, a promotional group based in Toronto named Only At Night (OAN) has entered the fray and has commissioned several huge tracks in a compilation called Only At Night Vol 1 to promote their mission of providing low-cost, highly entertaining shows at several low-key clubs in the Toronto area. Their first compilation volume is a huge statement, supplying high quality electro house, future garage, and post-dubstep all at the attractive price of $0 (for a limited time only).
KwikFiks’ I Love You is one of many incredible tracks on Only At Night Vol 1. The tune is a soul-affected future-garage banger, with swirling pads and subtle 2-step rhythm. The next massive track is called Almost French by Toronto producers 3 A.M. The trio of producers have put together some excellent synth work with this tune, programming a neuro-electronic lead melody and growling sub-bassline. Another huge, yet completely unexpected tune, is Vanity Muscles’ Lena Olin ’88. The Canadian producer has created a funky house roller, creatively sampling Nas’ You Owe Me and laying down a deluge of hi-hats and crackling snares.