Electric Escape presents
// U4RIA //
a feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness.
at Nest Toronto
423 College St West
SUPER LIMITED EARLY BIRD TICKETS GO ON SALE — Tuesday January 2nd at 5pm on electricescape.ca
We are delighted to announce the next installment in our newest series of events in Toronto called U4RIA: Trance Collective
This series will feature top tier international acts from all sub genres within trance, all in a more intimate setting, with longer set times and no corners cut in regards to «the experience».
Toronto, this new series is for you. Trance Family, we hear your words and are responding to your requests. It is with great pleasure that we present to you, the third edition in a series of events, U4RIA.
For the next installment of U4RIA, we are excited to feature one of the artists in the Trance scene today, MARK SIXMA as he makes his return to Toronto for a special extended set inside Nest Toronto.
// MARK SIXMA //
Mark Sixma inevitably caught the dance music bug growing up in now-famous Breda, the Dutch city that produced Tiësto, Hardwell, and more. After mastering the art of DJing in his teenage years, Mark decided to try his hand at making his own music to play live.
One of his first releases, ‘Destination 6’, received ‘Tune of the Week’ status on Armin van Buuren’s radio show, A State Of Trance, and was supported by some of the biggest names on the planet. The next single led to Mark signing with Armada Music. Fade 2 Black was, once again, selected as Tune of the Week on ASOT, truly cementing Mark as one to watch within the world of trance.
Armin van Buuren then selected Mark’s tracks for his annual, platinum-selling A State Of Trance compilation three years in a row. In addition to the compilations, Armin also featured one of Mark’s tunes on his Wii Game and gave him the opportunity to remix ‘Minack’, the massive collaboration with Ferry Corsten.
Since then Mark has gone on to release on some of the biggest labels in dance music, including but not limited to: Armada, Revealed, and Blackhole Recordings. Also on his list of achievements is the mix compilation ‘Worldwide Trance Sounds Vol. 6’ on Armada Music.
Mark Sixma has toured extensively, with big performances across the globe alongside top DJs like Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Gareth Emery, Judge Jules, Markus Schulz, Paul van Dyk, Sander van Doorn and W&W. Mark has performed at several festivals including Stereosonic, A State of Trance 550 & 650, Nature One (two times) as well as Electronic Family, Escapade Music Festival, and Ultra Music Festival Miami in 2015. He also played alongside Armin van Buuren for the official closing party of the legendary Guverment in Toronto.
In 2013 Mark Sixma made his debut on W&W’s fast-rising label ‘Mainstage Music’ with his epic smash ‘Requiem’. This fought off competition to hit the Beatport Trance Chart at #1, beating the likes of world number one DJ and producer Armin van Buuren, whilst also holding the #1 slot on major digital download sites Audiojelly and Trackitdown, achieving a unique hat-trick of chart-topping positions!
His tune ‘Requiem’ was the most played trance track of 2013, and he had scored six top 10 Beatport records for his original tracks ‘Character’, ‘Refused’, and ‘The Saga’, and his remixes of Orjan Nilsen (‘Mafioso’), Cosmic Gate (‘Crushed’), and Jorn van Deynhoven (‘New Horizon’) up to this point.
2014 was a breakout year for Sixma, who released an updated version of the iconic ‘Adagio For Strings’, ‘Shadow’ (W&W Edit), remixed Cosmic Gate and Armin van Buuren (‘Save My Night’), and released on both Armada Music and Revealed Recordings. While ‘Adagio’ held the #1 spot on Beatport, Sixma got to kick himself out of the charts with his next record, as his remix of ‘Falling Back’ supplanted ‘Adagio’ to claim the #1 position in the charts from himself — a feat very few have accomplished.
Mark Sixma’s first North American Tour took place in 2015, following his top-level releases and remixes from the previous year. After seeing heavy support from Armin van Buuren, the two finally collaborated on ‘Panta Rhei’, a major accomplishment for Sixma that would lock in his place in the the dance music elite. As Mark Sixma shifts gears, he heads into the future with more ammunition than ever, and he’s poised to dominate the industry that he’s shook since the very beginning of his career.
// DEECEE //
One of Toronto's upcoming artists was a former resident of the Hoxton and from the Embrace Presents DJ roster. Currently residing at Uniun Factory Fridays for INK, U4RIA Trance Collective at Nest, Nvision Trance Events at Coda, and special events at Sound Exchange Toronto.
Electric Escape's resident DJ
// A.D. THE KID //
EARLY BIRD TICKETS GO ON SALE TUESDAY JANUARY 2ND AT 5PM @ electricescape.ca
EARLY BIRD $15 + taxes/fees
TIER 2 $22 + taxes/fees
TIER 3 $28 + taxes/fees
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