Does your knowledge of our Commonwealth buds in Canada start and end with maple syrup and Wayne Gretksy? Then let the photos above instruct you in these Canadians’ skills behind the decks. Their show in Melbourne saw social media darling Ryan Hemsworth bring a set of raved-up trap with a dash of whimsy, while Kaytranada followed up with a potent cocktail of stuff both intricate and brawny. And, because it was Kaytranada’s 21st birthday, nobody wanted to stop the young gun from pushing his set into extra time. The Canadian headliners’ sets were bookended by weapons-grade beats from the US–Australian crew assembled by The Operatives. God save the Queen, Canadian homies.
Photography by Melissa Cowan.
Check out our interview with Ryan Hemsworth.
Check out our interview with Kaytranada.