Our second day of the festival was spent chilling around the Piknic Electronik stage, soaking in the sun and tunes. From what used to be the smallest stage a few years ago, Piknic Electronik has grown each festival both in size and talent. Our highlights? First up it was Chicago house rep Cajmere.
Making people dance since 1991, the man is nothing short of a pro. Decked out in his trademark sunglasses and throwing in dance moves as he spun the set was rad fun. Oh and he played “Coffee Pot (It’s Time for the Percolator)” which is a chuuuuuune.
Highlight number 2? Azari & III! The Toronto house quartet (fresh from Wednesday night’s Boiler Room) brought it and then some. The electric energy onstage was contagious as Fritz Helder and Starving Yet Full commanded attention with moves to match their vocals. Meanwhile behind the decks Alixander III and Dinamo Azari were having just as much fun. From “Hungry For The Power” to “Manic” each hit simple hit harder and harder. By the time they closed up with ”Reckless (With Your Love)” we were all in shambles.