RYAN Playground makes her music video debut with her cover of a Shigeto remix of Sufjan Steven's Futile Devices.Working with her entourage of creative minds a video was born and gave life to the RYAN Playground persona.
The track has a subtle energy to it that is mirrored by the colors and attitude of the video. The song also features a sample from Good Music's Mercy, from the album Cruel Summer.
The video boasts fashion pieces from local designer and friend, Travis Taddeo as well as internationally handpicked outfits from Kenzo, Prada, Comme des Garçons, Rad Hourani and more.
The mastermind behind RYAN Playground, Ryan Martel, has been making a name for herself in the industry. She is a self-taught producer and DJ who does it all and has been living and breathing music since she received her first drum set at age 5 and began composing music at age 11.
Since the launch of RYAN Playground, her music has been extremely well received by the local community. She has been keeping busy playing for different events like Festival Mode & Design, Festival MEG, Cult Magazine's one year anniversary and LNDMRK's one year anniversary. Ryan was also approached by Cult Magazine and eyewear brand All In Eyewear to create exclusively curated mix tapes.
Igloofest just announced their official lineup for the 2016 edition of the winter festival every single Montrealer is waiting for. In an effort to represent our Montreal Djs, MTL Blog decided to do a quick listing of the local Djs you need to see this year.
From Lunice to Ryan Playground, first timers to Igloofest experienced artists, we are here to make sure you go the right date and the right time for your ears' proper pleasures:
Photo cred - Ryan Playground
Ryan Playground is signed to local creative agency Saintwoods. She's been in and around the local scene for some time, recognized as a top DJ, producer and singer, Ryan Playground will have you dancing all night long to her beautiful mixes.
Black Tiger Sex Machine just got back from a Europe tour and are ready to take over North America for their 2016 BTSM Church Tour. With their extremely original tiger formed masks, the electro based trio is back for an Igloofest performance not to miss.
Shaydakiss is not just making noise here at her hometown, but is also solidifying her presence nation-wide in Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Vancouver. Topping that, she's played the hottest spots in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami alongside artists like Diplo, A-Trak, Chromeo, Skrillex, & more.
Now, Bambii is actually located right now in Toronto but for what's it worth, it will be her first Igloofest showcase and she is absolutely amazing. She opened for Machine Drum, Falcons, Mykki Blanco, LE1F and recently collaborated with Full Crate. She enjoys playing House, RNB, Jersey & Global Sounds. Bambii will also be dropping an EP in 2016!
Montreal has been feeling the first wave of heat this week and Montrealers are ready for some partying! And it's just your luck, this weekend, there's a huge choice of event happening around the city, like the MAC transforming it's space to welcome partygoers and Tommy Kruise lighting up the scene at Le Belmont to celebrate CODA's departure from the venue.
So many great events and so little time before Monday! Don't worry, MTL Blog Events has all the ins on the hottest places to dance the night away or grab a drink in good company!
Thursday, April 16th
Les Jeunes Jeudis avec Loud & Lary. Every thursday, the new age quebecer rap group, Loud Lary Ajust, takes over the turntables! Spinning everything current from Trap to Hip-Hop anthems you still can't get out of your head, this is where you'll want to be if you need a break from your week! View Event>
Kahn with Lexis, Son Raw and Dubspecter at Newspeak. Bringing his punk rock infused sound with him,Khan will be crossing seas tomorrow to come and party at the finest, new spot in Montreal, Newspeak! View Event>
Trashback Thursdays: Open Deck with Mr.Nokturn, Double Trouble, and special Guests. Trash Family is set to TRASH the TRH-Bar (was that too much?) this thursday! Cheap drinks and good company is all you'll find here! View Event>
Friday, April 17th
#LECYPHER Week 22: Tribute to the Pioneers of Hip-Hop. Come enjoy a night of live music and soul food at Le Cypher. Celebrating some of Hip-Hop's pioneers, come dance to some funky bass! View Event>
Les Printemps du MAC 2015 : META. Friday night, indulge in chic affairs and an open bar stacked by Grey Goose and Bombay at the MAC. Transformed for the purpose of the event, it's the opportunity to enjoy art like never before, to the sounds of Dj Thomas H! View Event>
The Grand Finale: Tommy Kruise, Ryan Playground, J.u.D, Thomas White & Dear Lola. Set to be an historic happening, Tommy Kruise, Ryan Playground and others promised to give epic performances! Are you ready to drink & dance? View Event>
Omarion at Viva Lounge. We just announced Drake coming to Montreal, but the city is already welcoming a star this week! Omarion, of B2K fame, will be hosting your party at Viva Lounge this Friday. Come drink and party under the sun with Omarion! View Event>
Tokyo Flex Fridays. If you're a Saint-Laurent kind of person, and even if you're not to be honest, Tokyo is known to all to be the place to find yourself in good company, with good music every Friday nights. View Event>
Saturday, April 18th
Blockhead with Elaquent, DJ Brace & In_The_Valley. Fresh off it's opening, Newspeak keeps the party going every weekend! This Saturday, get to experience the sounds of Blockhead and In_The_Valley ! View Event>
Luxe with Shaydakiss, A-Rock and Hatchy. Get dressed up and come party with the always enchanting Shaydakiss at Velvet this Saturday! View Event>
Richie Hawtin presents: CNTRL. Bringing his campus tour to Montreal, Richie Hawtin will be mixing technology and music to get you on your feet. Add some alcohol to the equation and your night is sure to be a good one! View Event>
Jazz & Illa: Fresh off the release of his new single "Strippers", catch Illa J performing over live soul music every sunday at Honey Martin with FAWNA & ATAMONE. If you dread your Monday mornings, this is the place to lounge at on a Sunday. View Event>
We hope you all recovered from St. Patrick's Day, because you'll need much more energy than a drunken Irishman to make it to all the insane events going on this weekend. From Jean Grae and Rakim for Hip Hop week, to the world's largest toga party, to lip-smacking steak deals at Cabane du Portugal, the MTL Blog Events team doesn't know what else to thank than the luck of the Irish for this hype weekend.
Thursday, March 19th
Beatfreakz Presents Legacy Bashment at Le Bayou Bar. This free weekly event offers up tasty beats by local DJ's Ugo Chavez and Blaster. Bashment is the Jamaican word for hip, exciting, and happening -- and this free weekly event definitely lives up to it's name. View event>
Monroe at En Cachette has it all . With drink specials (plus extra specials for ladies!) and Hip-Hop on deck all night with Empress and Emma Beko. View event>
#Trashbackthursdays at TRH-Bar has been getting increasingly wild and crazy every week. Come get rowdy with our beloved Trash Fam. View event>
MELT at Blizzarts is one of our favorite spots to spend Thursdays. With delicious drink deals until 23h, banging beats by the marvelous MELT crew, chill leather booths, and a dance floor that's always lit, what else could you ask for? View event>
Friday, March 20th
Jean Grae, Freddie Joachim, Bambu, Illa J, and DJ Gayance at Belmont will be one of the dopest events of Hip Hop Week Montreal. If you're a real Hip Hop head, don't miss Jean Grae speaking at Concordia at 7:00pm before the show! View event>
Ryan Playground, Grandbuda, and Noo-Bap at Blue Dog is going to be wild. Featuring MOTO Made's #cuteboyzgang and one of the best in the game, this party will have you turnt up all night long. View event>
La Bacchanale: "Les Nuits de la Liberté" with Ellen Allien is going to throw down Berlin techno style. If you're into the German electronic scene, this event is not to be missed. View event>
World's Largest Toga Party with Pierce Fulton is a chance to be a part of a World Record Breaking event! Let's party like it's Ancient Rome. View event>
Get Nice Friday's at Blizzarts is a classic spot for Hip Hop and Rap with a crowd that isn't afraid to get down. Simahlak will be spinning fat tracks for you to enjoy while sipping on crafty cocktails. View event>
Rakim for Hip Hop Week at Belmont is going to be legendary. One of the god's of Hip Hop is coming to talk at McGill and then hit Belmont with his next level verses. View event>
Red Bull Thre3style Showcase at Apt. 200 for the launch of two new Red Bull Editions flavors and a VIP view of the world’s best DJs in a competition that values technical skill as much as the ability to thrill a dance floor. Don't miss out! View event>
Plateau Boogie Presents Petre Inspirescu and Akufen. Come out and dance all night with our favorite boogie crew. This hip event is still TBA, so keep an eye out for the secret location. View event>
BLVD44 Saturdays is perfect for you if you like jamming out to club hits. View event>
Sunday, March 22nd
Special Steak Menu at La Cabane du Portugal. You can get a rib steak with caesar salad & fries for the special price of $15.95. Definitely the perfect place to eat out this Sunday. View event>
Jazz & Illa at Honey Martin continues to be the chillest spot to vibe every Sunday evening. Come catch Illa J & Fawna on the mic and keys with Atamone on the guitar. View event>
Tokyo Bar Sundays is a great place for those of us who celebrate "Sunday Funday". Definitely hit it up if you are feeling like having Saturday night part 2. View event>
Need more info? Feel like we are missing an event? Contact us at MTL Blog Events with any inquiries you may have.
Montreal has the craziest events for you this weekend. MTL Blog Events compilled over the next four days your best 18 happenings to attend. If you are heading to Igloofest on Friday, Saturday or Sunday we made sure you have an event to hit up right after.
From Studio Backstage to Apt.200, promoters, organizations and venues planned out loads of stuff for y'all to enjoy your weekend to the fullest.
Thursday, January 22nd
Gladiator, Sleepy Tom and Robert Robert will be performing at Le Belmont this Thursday night. View Event>
#FLAWLESS invites Ryan Playground and you to chill the evening out in their venue right next to Metro St-Laurent. View Event>
Winter Wonderland at Club Soda is fend to be absolute madness. XL Lifestyle regrouped all Montreal universities together to host the biggest party this Thursday. Already over 500 tickets sold. View Event>
Lights Down Bass Up at Muzique is your best club experience for tonight. View Event>
Trashback Thursdays is your weekly dose of bass music, techno and electro! Make sure you pass by TRH-Bar if you enjoy mosh pits and tattoos. View Event>
Friday, January 23rd
Crayski is your chance to do Three-Ski in the middle of Montreal's downtown! View Event>
Igloofest 2015 is up the whole weekend for their official second weekend! This Friday, on the Videotron Stage, you will have the chance to listen to Montreal's best talents from Saintwoods! View Event>
Saintwoods Official Igloofest Afterparty will be at Apt.200 on St-Laurent street. Do not miss out, it is fend to be the craziest night in town this Friday.View Event>
Zola Jesus will be performing this weekend at Centre Phi and will be sided by Deradoorian! View Event>
Bass Medidation Vol.2 presented Musik Me Luv at Studio Backstage is the most insane rave going on this weekend. Bass music, techno, electro, trash electro, you have all you want to dance off the whole night off! View Event>
Saturday, January 24th
Formely Known As Magazine is hosting a party for the launch of their second issue! Who's down for a secret location loft party? I am. View Event>
STWO will be performing live at Apt.200 on Saturday night. Make sure you get there early, all advance tickets are sold out but there are some left at the door! View Event>
After-Party Show Harley presented by Jack Saloon with Fred Lebel. Come taste amazing food and party with at their show-bar! View Event>
Souflette Launch Party presented by Saine Scene. The night will have a listening session with Opulence Family, DJs from Dr.Mad, Charles Cozy and Jonathan Pilotte! View Event>
Robin Schultz is performing at New City Gas.View Event>
Sunday, January 25th
Igloofest Sundays are freaking great. Dance under the snow with international and local DJs during a whole evening of fun! View Event>
Tokyo Bar Sundays welcomes to the best sunday parties. For a great Sunday night, head to Igloofest then finish it off beautifully at Tokyo Bar! View Event>
Jazz & Dilla is your weekly dose of jazz, a nice beer and a cozy atmosphere. View Event>