From Montreal’s underground rave scene comes Pelada, the collaboration between producer Tobias Rochman and vocalist Chris Vargas. Together, they make tectonic hardware jams influenced by electro, acid house, techno and punk. The name Pelada comes from Spanish, the language all vocals are performed in, and is roughly slang for “naked.”
Seamlessly navigating through virtually all known moody electronic music genres, Roya crafts soundscapes that are at once dreamy, sorrowful, passionate, sensual, and angstful. When performing live, Roya delivers a minimalist set, armed with only her synths and captivating vocals, enveloping the audience in an ethereal ambiance.
Culture and tradition meet percussion-forward electronic beats via amiskwacîwâskahikan’s ASKO. Band founder Marek Tyler is a contemporary Indigenous drummer, offering the harmonious music of ASKO to celebrate his community and family. Rounded out by collaborators Cassia Hardy (Wares) and Matthew Cardinal (nêhiyawk), ASKO’s sonic cornucopia of bright synth and bottom-end bass is definitely music to feel in your heart.
Eine Kleine China
Eine Kleine China (pronounced “eye-na kly-na China”) is a Calgary-based experimental electronic artist. He merges conceptual guitar melodies, jerky beats, eclectic samples and sparse vocals to take listeners on a vibrant sensory journey through time and space — akin to the meditative practice that inspired his sound.
About Sled Island
The Sled Island Music & Arts Festival is a five-day, multi-venue festival taking place June 21 – 25, 2023. For more information, visit SledIsland.com.
Everyone has the right to feel safe and included at Sled Island. All festival attendees agree to abide by Sled Island’s safer spaces and inclusion policy, which can be found at SledIsland.com/SaferSpaces.
Sled Island acknowledges Calgary as the traditional territory of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Ĩyãħé Nakoda First Nations, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley First Nations. Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
Please note: This is an 18+ event.