I LOVE NEON was created in 1998 by friends Tiga, Justin Dallegret, Mark Dillon and John Hatz. They wanted to make it the most exciting club night in town and invited DJs from all over the world. Whether it’s Justice or Boys Noize, Crystal Castles or a Valentine’s Day Special Night with DFA Records and Hercules and Love Affair, I LOVE NEON likes to put on atypical concerts by bringing together awesome international DJs and musicians with local talent like Jordan Dare and Tiga. When you see a show organized by the I LOVE NEON collective, it’s not just a concert; the layout of the venue changes physically and visually, and elements of theatrical production and graphic design are also introduced onstage.
That’s why it’s so interesting to see an event put together by the I LOVE NEON crew, especially at the SAT (Society for Arts and Technology), an art gallery/event space/research centre devoted to promoting digital arts, both musical and visual, that is conveniently located on St. Laurent Blvd. It’s never the same; every event gives the audience something different. I LOVE NEON likes to play with the notion of space by transforming the interior of the SAT. By experimenting with crazy visuals and wild light effects, they create a unique experience you’re not likely to see anywhere else. I LOVE NEON is an excellent example of Montreal’s inner energy, and it’s a fairly accurate representation of the way we see creativity. With so many young creators and designers living in the city, we have developed our own language, our own way of mixing a range of artistic disciplines together, from music to graphic design, and lighting to cinema. You should definitely check out I LOVE NEON’S WEBSITE to find out when to catch the best of Montreal’s electronic music and digital art scene.
PHOTO: ANGELO SERVEDIO, SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO @ CLUB SODA