Presented by: House of TARG, Collective Arts Brewing
Doors: 9pm / Show at 10pm / 19+
S.O.S.fest - Ottawa's Synthesizer Festival
Ottawa’s popular electronic music series SWITCHED ON SYNTHS presents 5 evenings of synth fuelled events and concerts featuring legendary & emerging performers from Germany, Detroit, Toronto, Montreal & Ottawa all in the comfort of a true classic arcade. Expect to be transported across the wide spectrum of electronic music including SYNTHPOP, Hi-NRG, DARKWAVE, TECHNO & EXPERIMENTAL
TRANS-X (Mexico City/L.A./Mtl Hi-NRG SynthPop Legend) Trans-X is a Canadian 1980s synth band formed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. They are known for their hit song "Living on Video" which charted worldwide.
DANA JEAN PHOENIX (Toronto Synthwave)
Dana Jean Phoenix is a Synthwave artist from Toronto, who got her start touring internationally as a vocalist for Juno Award Winner Jully Black, and then as the front woman for the Juno Nominated electro-funk band God Made Me Funky.
Dana Jean has since gained a following in the international Synthwave scene, collaborating with Dreamwave and Darksynth heavyweights as GosT, Perturbator, Timecop1983, Highway Superstar, and Sunglasses Kid. Her original music has been featured on 'The Voice' (US), and the original feature film ‘The Walking Deceased’.
In 2017, her collaboration with Dutch dreamwave artist @Timecop1983 'Dreams (Feat. Dana Jean Phoenix)', was featured in the Netflix original films 'You Get Me' and 'Coin Heist'. The song will also be featured in the upcoming video game 'Crossing Souls', an old-school action adventure with RPG touches, that will be released on PS4 and PC on Feb. 13, 2018.
Dana's latest album, 'Synth City' features production from Timecop1983, The Northern Lights, Highway Superstar, Robots With Rayguns, London Lazers, Till Wild, and The Amazing Mr. S and has been featured on the Synthwave scene's leading sites and blogs: New Retro Wave, Vehlinggo, and Drive Radio.
SARAJEVO & MOI (Quebec City SynthPop/New Wave)
The band updates the sound and grooves of the New Wave era with a commanding soulful voice and engaging cutting edge arrangements. Sarajevo & Moi will conjure up soaring earworms reminiscent of the Human League and Ultravox.
MUFF WIGGLER (Ottawa Experimental)
The fun part about inviting a Synth Guru like Mike Mcgrath to perform is that you are never quite sure what you will get. Will it be a prepared composition or totally off the cuff? Will he break out the Buchla? Will he set up with his back to the audience? The only thing that you can expect from this eccentric synth wizard is the unexpected. Last time he performed at TARG a crowd invaded his space just to get a glimpse at how he was making such sublime noises.