Music.Art.Ppl made our fall return earlier this month and transformed the Happy Goat Coffe Company’s original Laurel location into a magical end of summer oasis. We had an evening with some very special people, including Ottawa’s own Teddy Rockspin. Teddy, otherwise known as Dante Scaffidi-Argentina, was playing his first ever headlining gig. His beats were off the charts as he guided the dance floor well into the night. Map residents JFun, Pithra and Nikoli warmed it up with fire sets. Nikoli, delved into some deeper grooves inspired by the Desert Hearts crew. By 11 the place was getting full and Pithra and JFun traded off, moving from deep house to soulful all the way to progressive beats.
We had support from Dems and Dolls, Triple 7, Festival Flea, Letasha’s Goodies, Spiritual Underground and a whole lot of friends and revelers to welcome us back from our summer hiatus. One of the most exciting things about our collective is how much community support we have. Dems and Dolls crafted a live art version of Teddy’s logo. Meanwhile outside the Triple 7 trailer was stalk full of goodies from the Festival Flea.
Speaking of Goodies, we had many of them thanks to Letasha. Spiritual Underground provided delicious visuals that were melting the coffee shops walls. The staff at Happy Goat were on point and hustled to make sure no one waited for drinks and everything ran smoothly. Thank you to each of them for the support and hard work to make this event a banger!! We can’t do these events alone and we appreciate the help and support from these crews and collectives!
The heat in Happy Goat was palpable and so we left the garage doors up to soak in one of the last summer nights. Teddy finished things off with an epic set that stretched into the wee hours. Lights, deco, visuals and live art all mingled to create a tapestry effect and allow escape for one last night of summer. Check below for more pics and mixes from the collective.
Next up Dowden from Toronto at the famous Mercury Lounge on Friday October 5th. Hit the link at the bottom for more information and don’t miss out!!