By Alex Kruse

Sydney Blu is a huge name in the techno and house music scene, but she also happens to be one of Thunder Bay’s most successful exports. Lucky for us, she’s returning for the holidays (as she does most years) and treating fans to an intimate show at Black Pirates Pub on December 29.

She’s coming off an incredibly busy and productive year, having just launched her latest work, Mind Games, as well as the official tour to support. Mind Games was released on Knee Deep in Sound, which is the label of fellow DJ and producer Hot Since 82, and premiered exclusively on on Billboard Dance. Right before heading to Thunder Bay, she’ll be checking one off her bucket list by playing a huge gig at Output in Brooklyn, New York.

While it’s mainly family that draws her back to Thunder Bay, she also enjoys bringing “more current techno and house music to the city.” Blu loves joining in a yoga class at local favourite The Bodymind Centre and heading out to the lake with her family year after year. It seems that you can take the girl out of the north, but can’t take the north out of the girl. “I love walking my dogs by the creek that I grew up by. It’s a place that gives me peace and quiet, and it resets my brain.”

Despite a jam-packed year, Blu isn’t slowing down in 2018. She’s planning on touring parts of the world that she’s yet to discover, pursuing bigger label releases for her music, and performing at special festivals all over the world.

Sydney Blu plays Black Pirates Pub on December 29, find her on Facebook for details.