By Ivana Markotic
Having reclaimed my hearing from Exit Festival in Serbia, I returned to Toronto just in time for the annual Time Festival on July 23rd at the Sound Academy. However, things were a little different this time around…

Last year’s impressive line-up caused serious crowds at an early hour and both levels of the Sound Academy were open for party-goers to experience. This year, the festival was a bit more subdued with only three stages (Main Stage, Liberation Room and Platform Room). The festival focused mainly on dubstep, and Diplo left his Major Lazer outfit behind for this return to Toronto.

As always, the festival exposed the audience to local DJs, like Mandem N Tandem. By the Main Stage, Kingdom makes his presence known by remixing his name. Cheers explode as Benga takes the stage, joined with Skream. The dubstep gods combined were the highlight, especially with Benga’s “No Bras, No Panties” anthem.

Until next TIME….