Cazar has been pushing out top-drawer events since its conception. We’ve had the pleasure of listening to some of the world’s finest house artists in a refined, intimate setting. Guy Gerber, Birds of Mind, ITAI…countless Thursday nights are behind spent us listening to the best of the best. Tonight at Soubios, we’re lucky to have one of my personal favorite DJ’s spin for us; one who originated her global career here in Montreal.
Anstascia’s essence speaks deeply to the heart of Montrealers. It was here, after all ,where she gained traction throwing her own parties as the DJ Duo “Blond:ish”, with then partner-in-crime Vivie-Ann Bakos. After being signed to Michael Mayer’s label Kompakt, the duo gained international recognition; touring and playing major festivals across the globe.
Many of us remember their parties at Cherry, or long mornings spent in sync under the disco ball at Stereo Afterhours. The duo, their friendly, down-to-earth vibe, and their eclectic style of house music, was one of the major reasons I became so entranced with electronic music. The way Anstascia would interact with the crowd, the heart and soul she poured into her sets; it really made the dance floor feel like home.
All I have to say is 🎉wow 🙏🏻 and thank you @woomoonibiza for having me back back back 2 back with such a legend @djbehrouz what an epic night!! 🤓💜😍📽:@ibizasonica #djontour #ibiza #woomoonibiza #keepingitcasual
Posted by Anstascia on Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Now, after 10+ years creating and sharing music as Blond:ish, Anstascia has ventured into her next chapter as a solo artist.
After some time off this past Winter, Anstascia has returned to globe-trotting and captivating her crowds with psychedelic, moody, spiritual sets. She’s recently graced decks from Moscow, to Beirut, to New York, and she’s set to continue spreading nothing but good, healing vibes from Miami to Dubai. Her appearances at Woomoon and HEART Ibiza have been off the hook…as was her set at ADE’s Gardens of Babylon.
No words 😶 to describe the vibe @thegardensofbabylon ❤️ last Sunday #amsterdam #ade .. so #grateful to @shishibabylon 😍and @thealtitude.agency for believing in me 🤓🙏🏻🤗 🙏🏻 and slotting me amongst such an epic crew of talented artists 🐙.. recorded mix coming soon 🥳
Posted by Anstascia on Wednesday, October 23, 2019
It’s safe to say that Anstascia has resurfaced into the global scene with a fiery, creative, fresh energy. A kind of cleansing energy that the world needs right now. We’re stoked to hear something special as she returns to her roots tonight at Soubois. If you’d like to know what to expect, take a listen to her recent Inflight Radio set. It features an array of unique vocals and so, so much percussion (djembe, bongos, etc).
Feel free to check out her remix with South African DJ/Producer Bloem, with whom she’s played many a show with.
On opening duties for Anstascia are local artists Joumana and Leyla. After a summer of spinning at some of Montreal’s favorite parties, venues, and festivals, Joumana is a rising artist to put on your radar. I could think of no better individual with such a curated, beautifully mixed sound to start off the night for one of my own origin-story artists. You can listen to her much talked about Illusion Festival set below.
I can speak for many when I say Montrealers are excited to have Anstascia back home to captain the perfect feel-good night, and pull on our heartstrings. Calling all dreamers, wanderers, and kindered spirits…it’s all going down this evening. Take a close look at the decor while you’re there: ZoOzOo Creations installed something special to make tonight extra enchanted!
You can find more about the event here
Be sure to check out Soubois’ facebook page here
As always, I’ll see you on the dance floor x