Sights & Sounds – Megaphono: Feb 4, 2016

Ottawa’s west end played host on Thursday for the third day of Megaphono.

12 different performers took over various record stores and cafés, as people sipped on lattés, browsing through shelves of vinyls while Ottawa indie acts entertained listeners.

But the real party started later that night at Babylon Nightclub…

Cabaal + Hard Science
Cabaal + Hard Science (Photo by K.NE)

You can head to for more information and a full schedule, and check out Wednesday night’s gallery.



Just a few months shy of graduating from high school, Ottawa electronic artist Frayd opened the night at Babylon. Playing a combination of remixes and original works, the electro-house DJ showcased his young, Porter Robinson-esque production skills. Although most of his fan base are still in high school and were unable to attend, Frayd clearly enjoyed his time on stage, dancing to his own rhythm and showing no signs of disappointment for the smaller-than-usual crowd. Head to his website to hear more of his music and follow him on Facebook.

Cabaal & Hard Science

Combining hypnotic trance and house with an experimental video performance aspect,  audio-visual duo Cabaal & Hard Science set out to entertain. Magnetic loops, layers, and captivating visual patterns projected behind them were the building blocks for the night’s second performance. Learn more about Hard Science’s video projects at his website, and follow Cabaal on Facebook to stay up to date.


Ottawa disco-punk/synth-pop outfit SILKKEN are best known for their impromptu warehouse-style shows and infectious dance groove. Essentially an Ottawa-supergroup, SILKKEN (a.k.a Silkken Laumannn) is composed of members from folk rock group The Acorn and CEREMONY. Their local fan base and popularity provide the fuel for the band’s dance club energy. Check out their website for more information and music.

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