Regular readers of Big Shot will remember that earlier this year Toronto techno multihyphenate Sydney Blu penned a Movement Detroit 2016 photo diary for us. Blu made her pilgrimage to the annual Motor City technofest to see friends, enjoy DJ sets by peers like Seth Troxler and A Tale of Us, and throw a shindig at Bleu nightclub where she was joined on the decks by an all-star lineup including Christian Martin, Gene Farris, The Saunderson Brothers and Landis LaPace.
After an eventful 2016, she’ll begin 2017 by contributing her red-hot tech-house monster “Momento” to VIVa Various Artists Club Cuts 2 EP on VIVa Limited, a series VIVa MUSIC boss Steve Lawler launched in 2015 to curate “unpretentious party jams made for the floor.” The three-tracker, which is out on January 13, 2017, also features featuring contributions by Claire Ripley and David Keno & Dalson.
Says Ms. Blu of her debut track for Lawler’s label: “I’ve been a fan of Steve Lawler’s since his Lights Out compilations. He used to come play at The Guvernment in Toronto when I was a resident there and played the best sets in the main room. It’s an honor to be signed to his label VIVa.”
In a hotel lobby far, far away, two longtime friends and music-industry peers — Sydney Blu and Jesse “The Scumfrog” Houk — sat down for a alk about life, music, collaboration and more. Blu is currently riding high after releasing her full-length debut, Relentless, in July on Black Hole Recordings. Houk, who relocated from NYC to New Mexico and has his new track “Spin” dropping soon on Blu’s Blu Music label, continues to expand upon the fiery 4/4 blueprint he etched when he hit the global scene 15 years ago, never looking back or compromising his sound over the years. Sit back, relax and get ready tobe a fly on the wall as the two friends kick it in a captivating conversation. Continue Reading
Sydney Blu, the DJ/producer/proprieter of Blu Music, brings her Blu Party back to Miami for its sixth edition during Miami Music Week.
Taking place at Steam Miami on March 24, 2015, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 am, the lineup for the 16-hour shindig is ridiculously good: Christian Smith, Doorly, D.Ramirez, Harry Romero, Joeski, Kevin Saunderson, Mendo, Patrick M, Pleasurekraft, Riva Starr, Stacey Pullen, Technasia, Yousef and, of course, Ms. Blu on the decks.
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Canadian DJ/producer/BLU Music proprietor Sydney Blu is getting ready to take on 2015 in a big way. Known for high-octane electro productions and DJ sets, which regularly bring her to clubs all over the world, the L.A.-based Blu is about to show the world another side of her musical personality later this month when she presents “My Neighbors Hate Me.”
Culled from her upcoming full-length debut due out in the new year, the songs finds Blu going her deepest and techiest.
Before dropping her new jam and embarking on a string of year-end DJ dates, we checked in with Ms. Blu and asked her to share her five favorite artists of the moment.
Sydney Blu’s “My Neighbors Hate Me” is released November 24, 2014 on Black Hole Recordings. Catch her at Steam in Miami on November 28, Vessel in San Francisco on December 4 and The BLU Party at Bespoke in Calgary, Canada, on December 11. Continue Reading