Tiga at The O2 Academy, Bournemouth

It must be difficult for Tiga; a men who organised one of Canada’s first ever raves, opened the first record store in Montreal dedicated to techno music, owned the city’s first after-hour nightclub, helped promote the genre through his radio show, his DJing, and his Turbo label, but has now been branded a sellout because his first tastes of stardom came through covers that he release of Corey Hart and Nelly’s already big hitters.

This aside, though, for those who love the Montreal-born DJ and producer were not disappointed with his headline set in Bournemouth for Treatment, a major house event. The O2 Academy, is one of the best venues in the South of England, and thanks to the steady stream of alcohol, people were in high spirits awaiting the Canadian DJ to grace the stage. Tiga performed an energetic set, and added something that got the crowd going. His latest hit ‘Bugatti’ was met with a loud cheers from onlookers, and Tiga definitely earned his spot at the top of the Treatment bill.

We were lucky enough to catch house man Chris Lorenzo, as well as Jonas Rathsman, who we saw at Bugged Out Weekender, Waze & Odyssey and Krankbrother. A pretty successful night of house madness. An exciting night in Bournemouth unfortunately ended, but a chance to see Tiga again will not be met with hesitation. If you haven’t caught the Canadian at a set yet, make sure you do. Because you don’t know what you’re missing out on.


Tobi Stidolph

Press Manager & inSYNC Writer