Neon Dreams

The Algonquin Students' Association Presents

Neon Dreams


Tue, March 28, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Observatory (A170)

Ottawa, ON

$3.50 - $8.50

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

  • General admission. 
  • All ages Algonquin College students. Valid Algonquin College student ID required.
  • 19+ Guests. Valid Government ID required.
  • Guests must be accompanied by an Algonquin College student. Max 3 Guests per Algonquin Student.
  • All tickets are final sale. No exchanges, upgrades, or refunds.

Neon Dreams
Neon Dreams
Neon Dreams is a 4-Piece electronic live group and production team that is looking to bring something different to the EDM world. Hailing from Halifax, NS, Canada, Neon Dreams takes the typical production/DJ format of an EDM act and adds live instruments to bring an explosive energy to on-stage performances and studio recordings. While all 4 members of Neon Dreams work in-studio on the production and writing side of the music, during live performances they each take on their own specific and key roles. On stage, Frank Kadillac remains as the group’s lead vocalist, Corey LeRue takes on the role of DJ/Backing Vocals, Matt Gats becomes the group’s lead guitarist and Adrian Morris is on the drums/live sampling. While different from most EDM acts today, they fit right at home. Their music, which ranges vastly from electronic pop to hard-hitting festival tracks, is unique to Canada’s Atlantic coast and often borrows different sounds from many genres within the electronic dance world, further establishing the group’s distinct style.

January 2015 marked the groups signing to Waka Flocka Flame’s management imprint 36BRICKHOUSE. The Halifax-based quartet Neon Dreams celebrated their new signing with elbow-throwing trap-style remixes of Waka’s “50k,” and “Hard in the Paint,” and truly set a precedent for the rapper’s upcoming EDM album “Turn Up God,” which will be Executive-Produced by the group. Now with an official video to their “Hard in the Paint” remix and several other releases alongside 36BRICKHOUSE and Waka, the group is set to show the world their own unique sound.

The group’s breakthrough single of 2015, “Love Experts,” marked the first track from their debut album “The Last of Us,” released on September 4th, 2015. “Love Experts” debuted on Bell Media stations across Canada through their Future Star program and was quickly picked up by other Top-40 stations nationwide. The single then began to climb Canadian radio charts making its way ontoBillboard’s CHR Top 40 chart and iTunes’ Top 10 electronic chart. An official video soon followed, making its debut on Dancing Astronaut, pushing the song’s release to an international scale. The single’s pop-dance elements are just a taste of what is to come from the group’s debut album. Tracks such as “Shadows” show off the group’s darker, heavier side – while the album’s title track, “The Last of Us,” shows off aggressive, yet melodic progressive house elements. The group’s debut album boasts features from Waka Flocka Flame and JRDN.

Since the group’s emergence mid-2013, they have received heavy blog support from major sources such as, Run The Trap, Dancing Astronaut, EDM Sauce, Fresh New Tracks and Good Music All Day. This has allowed the group to tour and share the stage with such acts as Diplo, Waka Flocka Flame, Benny Benassi, Flosstradamus, DVBBS, 3LAU, Caked Up, DJ Bl3nd, Keys N Krates, Michael Woods, Grandtheft, and Jesse Marco. With a promising beginning to their career, Neon Dreams is set for success to revolutionize the electronic dance music live show.
Skillfully combining the best of hip-hop, reggae, trap, and rock with earworm hooks, Toronto’s Darenots are the genre busting sound of the city. Forming in 2015, vocalists James Mascola and Rev, along with CJ Hinds and Swav Pior of illScarlett, are a veteran lineup that produces an unforgettable live experience which intuitively marries contagious electronic beats with driven guitars and body blasting rhythm.

Between party anthems like “Heavyweight” and “Good Good” and the chill grooves of “911” and “Focus to Faded”, The Now Is Truth is a sophisticated debut EP that effortlessly moves bodies to the beat. Released in early 2016 on NVRNF/Law Records, the ‘ep’ features collaborations with Cam Hunter (Down With Webster), Kaleo Wassman (Pepper) & Grieves (Rhymesayers Ent). Since the release, Darenots have performed to packed houses alongside Hollerado, illScarlett, July Talk, DZ Deathrays, USS, Walk Off The Earth, Pepper and The Dirty Heads.

2017 sees no slowing down as the band gears up to release new music and continues bringing that ‘Good Good’ to crowds across Canada and the US.
Venue Information:
Observatory (A170)
1385 Woodroffe Ave.
Ottawa, ON, K2G 1V8