17/10/07 weekend roundup: RΞZZ, k?d, ttwwrrss

First, a PSA courtesy of my Starbucks app: free pumpkin spice whip on any PSL this weekend but any intention of #basically commemorating Canadian Thanksgiving was probably coincidental given this promo ends Sunday, a day short of our entire long weekend.

More importantly (although this is subjective), rising Canadian DJ RΞZZ is in Toronto tonight at The Danforth with LA's No Mana, on a tour supporting RΞZZ's recent debut, Mass Manipulation. Up-and-coming producer k?d, who's been on the bill for other shows in the tour, is missing but scheduled at The Velvet later in the evening, leading some to believe that the two might appear at both venues.

Both work within the rather limitless bounds of the "future electronic" genre, a generation after the likes of Porter Robinson and Madeon. RΞZZ was picked up by OWSLA and subsequently mau5trap, fellow Niagara native deadmau5's label, in 2015. Here's k?d's latest cut, a joint track with Dallas youngster Medasin:

Meanwhile, a personal long-running favourite, ttwwrrss is due at Doors in Hamilton, ON tomorrow night, October 8th, on a bill featuring headliner CURTA. Ironically, I'm writing from Hamilton at the moment, but also from a brief coffee stop en route to Niagara Falls -- it figures I won't personally be sticking around north of the border for this packed weekend.

The following twwrrss pitch is from about a year ago, but in light of NHL opening weekend: