BACARDI announces talent line-up for Toronto stop of International Music
TORONTO, Oct. 11 /CNW/ - The largest spirit-sponsored music festival in
the world, the BACARDI B-LIVE tour, makes its Toronto stop on November 3rd
with a spectacular free concert event that features top international talent.
BACARDI is bringing in leading worldwide DJs James Murphy (LCD
Soundystem, DFA) and Diplo to perform with local artist, Nasty Nav. Together
they will deliver eclectic music through a live performance that is exclusive
to the tour.
Building on the successful 25-country music festival, the Toronto event
reinforces Bacardi rum's commitment to bring a variety of musical styles,
sounds and experiences to local audiences. Those of legal drinking age will
enjoy a unique vibe at BACARDI B-LIVE - complete with a custom live video
remix, thunderous sound system and fully-stocked BACARDI rum and mojito
cocktail bars serving signature drinks custom-mixed for the event.
To add to the spirit of the occasion, the legendary artists will share
the stage for the first time in an exhilarating performance at the original
printing facilities of the Globe & Mail, now known as The Toronto School of
Circus Arts, which will be completely transformed for this tour stop. Acrobats
and performers from the Circus' training centre will wow audiences by
performing theatrical, gravity defying manoeuvres overhead of the pulsating
"BACARDI B-LIVE is about fantastic music and creating something unique
and different for people to experience. It's not to be missed," says Steve
Sadoff, Brand Manager - Rums, Bacardi Canada Inc. "It's also a great way to
support Canada's most accomplished musical talent while bringing in new
international sounds for Torontonians to enjoy."
An Outstanding Line-up
Showcasing the latest DJ trends in electronic, dance and rock mash-up,
BACARDI B-LIVE will feature:
- James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem, DFA)
LCD Soundsystem is, first and foremost, a dance-rock party album full
of sounds and grooves. But, as you would expect from the composer of
Losing My Edge, it's also got plenty of great lyrics, smart themes,
sarcastic themes and good jokes. LCD Soundsystem is a slice of funky
life that holds that intelligence is not something to be suspicious
of, but aspired to -- as long as it doesn't get in the way of
throwing yourself around a dance floor like a big, sweaty fool, of
One thing is for sure - Diplo cannot be accused is being afraid to
experiment with new music. With his mash-up mixtapes, he found and
created a sound where his musical tastes -- '80s pop, electronica,
Dirty South hip-hop, and his major influence, Miami bass music --
intersect. His attention-grabbing projects Hollertronix, with partner
DJ Low Budget, and the Piracy Funds Terrorism, Vol. 1 mixtape, with
elusive British-Sri Lankan MC M.I.A., made a heavy impact on the
alternative electro-pop scene, amassing him rave reviews from music
critics and the like, including Spin magazine, which named him DJ of
the Year in 2005.
- Nasty Nav
Nasty Nav has been rocking Toronto dance floors for over 10 years.
While his first musical endeavors involved playing bass guitar for
local Toronto punk and indie rock bands, Nav also fell victim to a
serious love for vinyl early on. You can hear the years of record
collecting and DJing in his sets, making forgotten club classics
sound fresh again alongside current upfront electro, house, techno,
and grimey club bangers. Today, you can find him behind the decks on
some of Toronto's finest sound systems. Nav also runs Canada's
longest running DJ record shop, Play De Record in downtown Toronto.
He is currently making lots of noise in the studio and is set to
launch his own imprint, Nastymix Records, later this fall.
The BACARDI B-LIVE event is FREE and open to anyone over legal drinking
age. Tickets for BACARDI B-LIVE are available at www.bacardiblive.ca. Doors
open at 10:00 p.m.
BACARDI B-LIVE - Global
BACARDI B-LIVE is a constantly evolving global programme of music events
from the world's leading premium rum brand. BACARDI B-LIVE showcases leading
international and emerging regional artists, providing them with the
opportunity to collaborate, delivering exceptional audio visual experiences
and promoting spontaneity through audience participation.
BACARDI B-LIVE builds on the runaway success of BACARDI B-BAR, seven
years in the making and synonymous with outstanding parties, blending an
exceptional mix of renowned international DJs, acclaimed percussionists and
signature BACARDI rum based cocktails.
BACARDI B-LIVE...Many artists collaborate. One spirit released. For
further information, log on to www.bacardiblive.ca
BACARDI is currently the number one premium international rum brand in
the world. Established in 1862 by Don Facundo Bacardi, who revolutionised rum
by creating the world's first light smooth rum and the world's first white
rum, today BACARDI rum is sold in 180 countries around the world.
BACARDI rum is the authentic rum used in the Mojito cocktail, the
original rum used in the Daiquiri and is at the heart of the world's best
selling cocktail - BACARDI, cola and lime, known as the Cuba Libre.
BACARDI is a registered trademark of Bacardi & Company Limited
B-LIVE and BACARDI B-LIVE are trademarks of Bacardi & Company Limited
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For further information:
For further information: For BACARDI B-LIVE media passes or to set up an
interview, please contact: Caroline Verboon, The Boom Effect, (416) 901-4030,
firstname.lastname@example.org; Dawn Dwyer-Pappas, The Boom Effect, (415)