“Five Minutes With” Calgary musician, Aagtive

Aagtive (Pronounced “Octave”) creates original music that is quirky, exciting and hypnotic. Painting soundscapes that will send your imagination into far-off places. Using rare vintage synths combined with modern tech makes for music you’ve never heard before. Employing vintage synthesizers as well as modern tech to find the sound of the future. Aagtive is currently made up of one band member, Jason, who from the comfort of his home studio is stepping outside of his classical piano training to make original music with unusual sound designs. Aagtive is growing attention online and has had some college radio features across Canada after the release of his debut album earlier this year.





Experimental Ambient



# of Albums:


Latest Album:

Internal Happiness

Latest Single:

Fiery Night Light

Latest Video:

Favourite musician growing up:

Smashing Pumpkins

Favourite musician now:

Collin Benders

Guilty pleasure song:

Inspector Norse, Todd Terje

Live show ritual:

I haven’t done a live gig yet. But for my Youtube Jam sessions (which are basically live) Loki, one of our kittens usually comes and joins me.

Favourite local musician:

Tegan and Sara

EP or LP?

I prefer LPs

Early bird or night owl?

Night Owl

Road or studio?


Where can we follow you?

Instagram | TikTok | Youtube


Rapid Fire Calgary Qs

Favourite local restaurant:

The Himilayan on 17th Ave.

Favourite street in your city:

Inglewood (9th Ave. SE) because there are lots of fun niche shops on that strip.

Favourite park in your city:

Nose Hill because there are lots to explore.

Favourite music venue in your city:

Theatre 1308

Favourite music store in your city:

That Old Retro Store



About Demian Vernieri 541 Articles
Demian is an Argentinian retired musician, avid gamer and editor for the Montréal Guardian, Toronto Guardian, Calgary Guardian and Vancouver Guardian websites.