On the evening of October fourth, the chilly streets of Downtown Toronto were laden with art installations and people due to an overnight event taking place.  Meanwhile at The Hoxton, a packed house awaited the Dutch duo Vicetone to bring “The Heat,” for the final stop of their tour.

 

At ten past one Ruben den Boer and Victor Pool arrived, caught their breath after rushing to the venue through city traffic, and hit the decks.  They immediately brought the energy up and to a level that remained the entire night.

 

Victor Pool of Vicetone

Victor Pool of Vicetone

 

Spinning a set of big room house akin to the Vicetone sound, the dancing never stopped or slowed down.  Crowd favourites were evidently songs by the duo including their remake of Tony Igy’s “Astronomia (2014),” the guitar-heavy “Lowdown,” and the song of their tour, “Heat.”  It was at such points when the shoulder riding numbers increased as fans tried to inch their way closer to the front.

 

The Hoxton jumped and danced away to Vicetone remixes including Matthew Koma’s “One Night,” and Krewella’s “Enjoy the Ride,” amongst a redux of Daft Punk’s “One More Time” and Porter Robinson & Mat Zo’s “Easy.”  While the duo hails from the Netherlands, a strong Swedish presence was heard that night bringing some nostalgic feels through Swedish House Mafia’s “Save The World,”  and Alesso vs. One Republic’s “If I Lose Myself.”  Additionally, they mixed in Steve Angello’s “Knas” with their popular original, “Heartbeat.”

 

Ruben Den Boer of Vicetone

Ruben den Boer of Vicetone

 There’s no doubt that Toronto loves original Vicetone productions, as the room knew every word to songs like the the aforementioned “Heartbeat” and “Chasing Time.”  Such titles graced kandi bracelets that people were quite frequently reaching out and giving to the duo throughout the night.  Nearing the end of their set they played “Let Me Feel,” a brand new beautiful vocal track done with Nicky Romero and When We Are Wild – coming out tomorrow, October 6th.

 

Attendees chanted for an encore – and that, they received.  Vicetone dropped their remix of Nicky Romero and Krewella’s “Legacy,” providing one more chance to dance and sing their hearts out.  As the lights came on and clean-up began, Ruben and Victor took the time to hang out and take photos with fans.  Vicetone share a love for the music and their fans, and tonight was a perfect portrait of that.  Their energy on stage resonated with the crowd and brought more than just “The Heat” to Toronto – it brought good times, sweat, a lot of kandi, and the shedding of clothing too.

 

Vicetone

Photos by Krista de Leon

 

Listen to “Let Me Feel” with Nicky Romero ft. When We Are Young:  Here

 

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