Published Apr 17, 2014While blockbuster EDM has a reputation for filling stadiums with teenagers, this spring's APEX DJ tour is aiming to bring something a little different to clubs across the continent.
The tour features a revolving cast of dance artists like Thugfucker, DJ Tennis, Maya Jane Coles, Magda, James Holden, Justin Martin, Catz 'N Dogz, Kill Frenzy, Harvard Bass, Danny Daze, Tale of Us, Joy Orbison, Blond:ish and Michael Mayer. The lineup changes each night, with no artist playing more than a small handful of shows.
In addition to a number of U.S. gigs, APEX has Canadian shows in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal this month. See the schedule below.
The shows highlight the artists' DJ work rather than their original productions. "We're really focusing solely on the music here with an emphasis on DJs and the art of really playing a room," Andrew Kelsey of co-organizers Liaison Artists told Billboard. "The art of DJing kind of took a backseat in the recent past but is coming back fast. We consider many of those featured on this tour to be some of the best at their craft and it's our goal to really showcase them."
04/19 Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl (Thugfucker, DJ Tennis)
04/24 Toronto, ON - Hoxton (Magda, James Holden)
04/25 Montreal, QC - Telus/Stereo (Maya Jane Coles, Magda, James Holden)
04/26 Denver, CO - Gothic Theater (Maya Jane Coles, Magda)
05/02 Brooklyn, NY - Verboten (Justin Martin, Catz n Dogz, Kill Frenzy, Harvard Bass)
05/08 Seattle, WA - Q (Justin Martin, Danny Daze)
05/09 Los Angeles, CA - Lot 613 (Tale of Us, Joy Orbison, Blond:ish, Danny Daze, special guest)
05/10 San Francisco, CA - 525 Harrison (Tale of Us, Joy Orbison, Thugfucker, Blond:ish)
05/16 Miami, FL - Treehouse (Michael Mayer, Danny Daze)