New on the electronic scene, Toronto-based production outfit “Shadow Bloc” brings together veteran Canadian artists D-Region and Advance 44. With over 20 years of experience between its members, Shadow Bloc creates a unique fusion of electronic music that blurs the boundaries between mainstream dance music and the Toronto underground.
Shadow Bloc has completed projects for many high profile Canadian artists including Peter Jackson and Die Mannequin, as well as international reggae artist Sizzla.
With 12 years in the business, D-Region brings his blazing bass lines and creative audio sampling to Shadow Bloc. He is the founder of the Canadian independent label Furious Records and has worked with respected music groups like Universal/EMI, Moonshine, ZYX, Moist and Toronto’s Nice and Smooth.
Jason Boyer and Adrian Lifeson form the live PA electro duo Advance 44.
The son of Alex Lifeson, guitarist for the acclaimed band RUSH, Lifeson’s professional credits are extensive and include work on the Juno Nominated album Victor (Atlantic, 1997).
Boyer, a classically trained pianist educated at the University of Toronto, has been playing jazz piano for 10 years.
Advance 44 bring their technologically sophisticated hybrid of techno, trance and jungle to Shadow Bloc.