Whether its an abandoned boathouse, a textile factory, or a boarding school, The Abandoned series have proven to transform any venue into something extraordinary. This Halloween, The Abandoned team will be taking you on a musical journey into the deepest, darkest edges of your being in none other than an Abandoned Church.
The unique series of parties began back in 2012, and has since prevailed into something remarkable, holding a close spot in the hearts of Montreal partygoers. The first edition was located in a boathouse, followed by a textile factory and a boarding school, where each venue was tranformed with a fusion of sensory components that make these parties unforgettable. Ever since the Abandoned series set its first mark on the scene, organizers have continued to produce high-quality events that embody the essence of the underground. The episodes include unusual concepts with carefully curated locations that are transfigured into an atmosphere unlike the one we currently inhabit.
Behind the prevail of the Abandoned series is a passionate team of local collectives who give full dedication into creating a vibe that offers a magical, thrilling feeling, and this Halloween will be no exception. Friday, October 27th, we gather together in an abandoned church, as we confess our sins, or create more.
This purculiar venue’s soundscape and atmosphere will be curated by a collaboration of collectives channeling their respective talents into two rooms of audiovisual satisfaction. Partygoers can expect phenomenal scenography, accompanied with reverberating acoustics and a creative display of digital, visual, and live artistic stimulation. And of course, it would not be an Abandoned party without rumbling bass-lines intertwined with deep, dark, and groovy techno beats.
A 12-hour service will take place in the Abandoned church, featuring glass stained-windows and high ceilings setting as the perfect space for a night full of creepy pleasure. The line up is jam-packed with international and local artists that are ready to take charge of the dancefloors in each of the two rooms: The Church and The Crypt.
On line-up duty in The Church we’ve got local techno boss Atroxx, known for his heavy-hitting techno performances at clubs like Stereo Montreal, as well as his work with What Is Deep Podcast and Darkroom. Joining him is Stereo resident, DJ and producer Jimmy Be who never fails at taking crowds on a musical journey with his unique blend of diverse genres and styles. Montreal’s well known DJ duo D&D will also be taking charge of the decks. The duo continues to dominate dance floors with their unique synergy and music found on labels like Ground Factory, Trapez Ltd., and Phobiq. Respected Eastern Canadian DJ and active member of Tech Safari Productions Yann is set to give us a riviting performance. Also gracing the decks is Quebec City’s well known artist Dez.1 who has succesfully maintained an underground sound while utilizing different rhythms. Montreal local DJ and cinematic-techno producer Urubu will feed our souls with satisfying beats as well as artist Leohnart. To top off this stellar line-up, we’ve got California based techno pioneer DJ Drumcell, founder of Droid Recordings and known best for his ability to take charge of any room with his hypnotic performances.
Brace yourselves- The Crypt room will indulge your every dark fantasy with spooky decor and a line-up featuring some of your favourite artists. On music duty will be Montreal fan-favourite Tone Depth who will deliver his signature soulful buildups and burns, while DJ Clarian provides melodic, deep-groovy beats. Local house and techno artist Van Did will be serving us up his unique sound as well as local melodic deep house duo Hicky & Kalo to complete the roster.
Follow the bewitching success of past parties, and join us on this musical journey with a stacked roster of music collectives, ready to bring you the latest instalment in the Abandoned series: Abandoned Church.
What better way to celebrate the night of the living dead than with an alluring spread of local and international artists, immersive art installations, dark gliding rhythms, and riveting production.
To help you unleash your dark side for this thrilling evening, we’ve got a playlist curtesy of Husa Sounds :
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