The biggest stage in Canadian music was tinted purple Sunday night as Western alumni and students kicked off the 2019 Juno Awards with a surprise “once-in-a-lifetime performance.”
It’s mid-afternoon and Joe Depace and Andrew Fedyk are relaxing on a sunny beach in Cancún, Mexico, wrapping up a spring break tour before returning to Canada. It’s a calm before the storm for the DJ duo most would recognize by their stage name, Loud Luxury.
From the prosaic to the arcane, Wikipedia offers a world of factual tidbits, images and data about millions of people, places and things. Now a group of volunteers is looking to add Western-rich content to a number of entries in the crowd-sourced public database.
Discover what ‘Elements’ – including tunes penned and sung by Western alumnus Stephan Moccio – usher her into Juno weekend when Don Wright Faculty of Music Dean Betty Anne Younker takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.
The future of music won’t be contained to the concert stage – it will be on screens in the games being played by millions around the globe. And if the music industry is going to thrive in the future, it needs to embrace this new performance arena, according to a Western professor.
Loud Luxury, the Canadian dance/electronic duo born out of a friendship forged at Western, will not only be performing at the Juno Awards in London in March – they’ve just been nominated for four major awards at the event.