Toro Magazine (is that still around?) has posted an interview with Toronto-based electronic artist Egyptrixx (a.k.a. David Psutka). Here’s what he has to say about Tdot’s electronic/dance music scene:
Does Toronto have an identifiable sound, comparable to the London electronic/dance music scene?
Definitely not. I wasn’t around in the ‘90s for the drum-and-bass thing, which I hear was good, but no. London is much bigger, with a much bigger appreciative attitude toward the art of club music. Toronto has no apparatus or infrastructure for a scene to grow around – venues, book agencies, labels, that sort of thing. It’s a complex answer. I don’t think journalists treat electronic music the way they do in the U.K. We don’t have the promoters, or agencies that support artists and allow them to develop a profile.
But it’s not a bad thing. In Toronto, you have a really eclectic group of musicians, everyone is doing something different. I think the reason for that diversity is because we don’t have a flagship venue, or label that everyone is trying to sound like.
Is that true, do you think? Is there really no such thing as a distinctive Toronto sound?
A glimpse of what we did and saw in Miami during the Music week and the Ultra Music Festival.
So many great moments from this year’s Ultra Music Festival in Miami! Bob Sinclar at the Pacha Ibiza Classics Pool Party was an absolute standout. An amazing time at the Shelborne in South Beach — with Pete Tong and DJ Jazzy Jeff, too!
What were your UMF highlights?
Another week, another Hot 20 Dance Chart. Who’s on top this week? “C’mon,” from Tiesto vs. Diplo featuring Busta Rhymes, unseating last week’s champ “Higher,” from Taio Cruz featuring Kylie Minogue, which free-fell all the way to number five. New contenders this week: Eric Prydz, “Niton (The Reason)” at number 18, and Steve Aoki & Laidback Luke featuring Lil Jon, “Turbulence” at number 16. And keep your eye on “Who’s That Chick?” from David Guetta featuring Rihanna, which jumped all the way from ninth place to number four.
Hey! Just a reminder that there’s still plenty of time to enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to see Tiesto live at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto. Just mosey on over to the bpm:tv Facebook page before April 14 to get all the deets and to find out how to enter. Tiesto brings his “Club Life” tour to TO on April 21, with special guests Wolfgang Gartner and Hardwell. presented by GEM, Embrace and Z103.5. For more information, visit embracepresents.comor email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All three Dj’s shed their light on Ultra Music Festival.
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Here it is: our first video from the Ultra Music Festival in Miami!
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Check out this week’s new Hot 20 Dance Chart! Taio Cruz featuring Kylie Minogue takes over top spot with “Higher,” while Freemasons featuring Wynter Gordon tumble all the way to number six. New singles by Dash Berlin featuring Emma Hewitt and Sunloverz VS Rosette enter the chart at 19 and 17, respectively. Meanwhile, Tiesto vs. Diplo surges to number three, while David Guetta and Benny Benassi crack the top 10.