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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! BASSWEEK! Even though this is our 6th Bassweek we still often get the same questions over and over, so we’ve compiled this list of Frequently Asked Questions.


What does the wristband get you?

The Bassweek Wristband is your pass to get you into all Bassweek events for either free or a reduced rate.  The full list of events can be seen here:  CLICK HERE


Where do I pick up my wristband?

You can redeem your wristband ticket for your Bassweek Wristband at the first Bassweek event you attend. There will be Destiny representatives at the door to do the exchange.


Can I take my wristband off?

IMPORTANT! No, you can not. The Bassweek Wristband is your ticket to the events, and yours alone. It must remain attached to your body at all times for the entire week. The wristband will become invalid if removed for any reason. The wristbands are made of high quality materials and do not ‘break’ or ‘fall off’. Security will be checking the wristbands upon entry to each event to ensure they have not been removed or tampered with. We know all the ‘tricks’. We know what you look for.

IMPORTANT! If you have a job or some other requirement preventing you from wearing a wristband for whatever reason and you can’t hide it under a wristwatch or long sleeves, do not attach it to your wrist. In previous years we have had people attach their Bassweek wristbands to their ankles. DO NOT REMOVE YOUR WRISTBAND! Doing so will VOID your wristband and you will not be allowed into the rest of the shows.


Can I shower with my wristband on?

Absolutely! It dries quickly and won’t come off.


Can I eat my wristband?

We don’t recommend it, but it could be a good fibre supplement!  Please note: Bassweek wristbands that have passed through your intestinal tract are no longer valid.


You can still buy a wristband HERE.  See you on the dancefloor!

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Here’s a list of all the official BASSWEEK events:

  • March 11 – ON POINT presents HOMEGROWN (Velvet Underground)
  • March 12 – projek: RAM (Nest)
  • March 18 – HAYWYRE: Two Fold Pt. 2 Tour (Hoxton)
  • March 18 – Toronto Bass Community presents: LOW FREQUENCY (Lily)
  • March 19 – projek: HOSPITALITY (Nest)



Event Details:


March 11 – ON POINT presents HOMEGROWN



  • LUSH
  • STICKBUBBLY (bday set)
  • CHILTON GAINES (bday set)

MC LUCKY G (bday set)

508 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario

$10 before 12:00, discounted admission with BASSWEEK wristband.


March 12 – projek: RAM

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423 College Street, Toronto, Ontario

FREE with a BASSWEEK Wristband!


March 18 – Toronto Bass Community presents: LOW FREQUENCY (the BASSWEEK Edition)


2 Rooms/3 Sounds

DNB/DUBSTEP ROOM (Downstairs):


TRAP ROOM (Upstairs):


656 College St., Toronto, Ontario

$10 cover all night or $5 Reduced cover w/ BASSWEEK Wristband


March 18 – HAYWYRE: Two Fold Pt. 2 Tour





69 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario

Reduced cover w/ BASSWEEK Wristband


March 19 – projek: Hospitality






423 College Street, Toronto, Ontario

FREE with a BASSWEEK Wristband!

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Destiny, Embrace, ForwardDNB and DNB Federation Present:


11TH Annual Halloween Rave!!















410 Sherbourne St, Toronto, Ontario

Must be 19+ with ID
Doors Open at 10:00PM

ADVANCE TICKETS: Starting at $26.66 and Up, More @ Door


PLAY DE RECORD : 357 Yonge St. – Toronto, ON – 416-586-0380
CULTURE RISING : 139 Queen Street – Streetsville, ON – 905-826-9165
CULTURE RISING : 143 Lakeshore Rd E. – Port Credit, ON – 905-274-9165
DR DISC : 20 Wilson Street – Hamilton, ON – 905-523-1010

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On Friday, November 13th, Destiny & Embrace is proud to present:


Rave Of Thrones returns after an amazing first Toronto SOLD OUT show!






Must be 19+ With ID
Costumes Strongly Encouraged!

Tickets Available Online:

PLAY DE RECORD : 357 Yonge St. – Toronto, ON – 416-586-0380


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Although I have so many memories from Destiny events over the past years and it’s very hard to pin point one favourite memory.

I am going to have to say one of my most memorable memories would have to be the last WEMF in 2012 in Madawaska. All around a solid weekend but what made it the best was playing the main stage “Tower Of Destiny” in front of a massive crowd, everyone dancing and going nuts in the mid afternoon in the middle of a field. Something about playing on that massive rig and stage the experience was so surreal and loved every minute of it.


So honoured to be part of and playing at Destiny’s 22nd anniversary with Andy C, Brillz and a ton of talented locals @ Sound Academy Friday Aug 14th.

Cheers to Destiny on your 22nd b-day and to making more amazing memories with you guys and the Toronto junglist crew!



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Narrowing down the Destiny memories is a tough one. If they’ve been around for 22 years, that means that many of the Destiny attendees are younger than that. Even my crappy math skills can put 2 + 2 together and come up with the fact that some of its attendees may very well have been conceived after a big night out at one of those early shows. Mind blown!


For DJ memories I’d have to start with WEMF. Since the days they opened up that “second” tent to drum and bass, I’ve been playing that stage and loving it no matter what slot it was. When its an outdoor, 3 day event, often in the middle of nowhere; there are bound to be a few epic stories to come out of it. But if I have to narrow it down a couple of events stand out…

The first would be a back to back set I played with Capital J at the Sauble Beach show (I think?). We arrived in the middle of the night after having made a crazy trek out, and if I remember correctly this was before they allowed booze on the grounds, so of course we snuck in as many booze cans as we possibly could in our record crates. Caps and I always approached those sets with the mindset that we really should be having as much fun as the people in front of us or what was the point. So we went all in!

But as the sun rose from behind the crowd, we started to see their faces and everyone at that point seemed to have a nice thick layer of dirt on them. The more the sun came up, the more dirty we realized everyone was! By this point the place was a mess of ravers sweating sand and looking like those dusty desert dudes from Mad Max 2. But they were not ready to stop; they would keep rocking even though it was well into the daylight hours now. At the height of the craziness, this kid starts gesturing wildly in front of us on the dance floor. He was so excited to give us something so i lean down to see what was up. That’s when he thrusts this heaping plate of bacon towards my face. Jay and I just lost it laughing and to this day that is most likely the weirdest thing that anyone ever tried to give me during a set. Needless to say, we did NOT eat the bacon.


Another fun one was during the last WEMF. Not the actual last WEMF, but the first time they tried calling it quits before the people demanded them to bring it back! I was scheduled to play the last DnB set which for me was an incredible honour. So I was planning to hit that set big time. But before all that was an extended set by Andy C. I was there with an amazing crew of people, lots of DJs, promoters and long time scenesters and we were smashing up that field in a massive way. The sound system was probably to this day the best outdoor system I’ve ever heard. We were dancing in the middle of the field and were getting just pummeled by sound, yet we all seemed to be able to talk and hear each other perfectly as we went nuts for a couple of hours of the Executioner. It was that perfect balance of elements that can only be described as magic. By the end I was just running on fumes and knew I was going to regret it if I stayed and kept going, after all I still had a set later on that morning that I had to play! So I went back to my tent and decided to get some sleep. What I didn’t realize is that my phone/alarm had died while I was sleeping and I hadn’t slept in two days. I was awakened about 5 minutes before my set by my girlfriend (now wife). I had 5 minutes to run from one end of the campground to the other, set up my gear and start playing. My body basically went from 0-100 kph in just a few minutes and to my surprise I was able to somehow get my brain working properly within the first tune and the set went off! I will definitely never forget that one!

As a party-goer, I would also have to mention all the amazing shows at Guv and Koolhaus (RIP GUV!) I’m pretty sure I went to just about every one including the epic 4 hour Andy C set at Koolhaus for the Destiny 20 year. This night also happened to be my wedding night! Since Jesse and Ryan were guests at the wedding and Dan was in my wedding party; it only made sense that rather than end at the usual wedding wrap up time, we would just keep the party going at Destiny. This one is special because we just rolled in there still decked out in our wedding outfits. Its not often you can say you raved with your whole crew in the VIP dressed in suits and ties and wedding dresses!


With that I say big up Destiny, the gold standard of partying in North America for now over 2 decades! As owner of my own events company, Soul In Motion, I have to say I really look up to these guys and I’m in awe when I think of all they have accomplished and given to our city in terms of keeping our scene alive and strong!



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NAME: BOBBY THRUST (aka: Brian B.)

Favourite Destiny Event: WEMF 1999 at Sauble beach was the first very large event I had been to. Being from Saskatoon, I had been to several amazing parties in the Prairies (really, it is true. It was a fantastic time to be alive and going to parties out West), but none the scope of a World Electronic Music Festival. At the time, I was doing a radio show at the community station (CFCR) and had also written a couple blurbs in the radio station’s monthly publication. I wondered if I could use that to my advantage and made a media request for WEMF and sure enough I was given full media credentials and the correct wristband to allow me access just about anywhere, including on stage.

Wanting to see the likes of Chris Liberator, Mark EG, Deko-ze , Commander Tom and other of the more aggressive artists, I spent a lot of time over at main stage. I was milling about with Patrick DSP, who became my friend that very weekend.


I recall an embarrassing moment where I saw Jon The Dentist. He was coming to Saskatoon soon or had just come and I was aware that he was getting married around that time according to the promoter of the local show. I thought I would show him that I knew people he knew by offering him congrats hoping to break the ice. It was the look in his face that showed me that the wedding was off. So I got my coat and walked down the plank from the main stage and decided to go back to my friends.

Around this time while visiting with Patrick DSP, a plucky kid came up to me and asked me if the person I was visiting with was Jon the Dentist – but he was pointing to Patrick DSP and not the angry fella on stage. I walked over to Patrick and whispered in his ear “you are Jon The Dentist, go with it” and introduced the kid. Needless to say, the kid was over the moon to meet his idol. Patrick, being the world-class performer that he is (even though Toronto never gave him his due) took this kid under his wing for what seemed like hours. My mind is foggy on the actual duration but I know that I saw them several more times over the next little bit and I have no idea what muck Patrick was saying but it all came to a crashing end when this kid, thinking he was being polite, offered Patrick the Dentist DSP some meth to which Patrick replied “Fuck Off” and walked away. The kid disappeared into the festival, never to be seen again but you could hear the sound of his heart breaking over the sound system.


Many of my Destiny highlights do revolve around WEMF as it was the one weekend that really brought together so many people that I enjoyed hearing or being around. It also was a good source of income as we sold plenty of tickets at 2 The Beat as we were one of the more ravier stores out there so we were a good partner on that end of things. I won’t lie that I was pretty happy the day Jesse told me we were outselling Numb (only in ticket sales, not in funfur clothing).

Happy 22nd, Destiny. I would be there to celebrate with you if were not going to Boomtown Fair in England to see such past Destiny performers as Chris, Aaron and Julian Liberator; The Geezer, DDR, Punk Floyd, D.A.V.E. The Drummer, Rowland the Bastard, Mark EG and more. I would never have made those friendships were it not for Destiny introducing those folks to Canada. Thank you!


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ROLE: DJ/Original Crew

22 years ago I wandered into a warehouse on Commisioners St. in Toronto and my life was never the same… it was Destiny Fridays. 28568_402928190821_1294508_nI had been going to parties for a bit but hadn’t had a chance to check out the first couple events. I was instantly hooked… I was instantly and always will be a “Destiny Kid“. I started my rave dj career in the back room… helped clean the space on Friday afternoons and it was my home every weekend until we moved… I have life long friendships that came from Destiny parties that I will always cherish. My 22 year friendship with the recently departed Don Berns aka Dr.Trance started at Destiny Fridays and grew into one of the most influential relationships in my life. I had the honor of actually throwing a rave WITH Destiny as Dr.Trance and I’s company 2XL helped bring Ultrasonic in with them for a warehouse party.



Speaking of Ultrasonic I became close friends with some of the guest djs Destiny brought in and those friendships exist to this day with Madam Zu, Mallorca Lee (Ultrasonic) and Mark EG just to name a few. My “raving crew” from Destiny Fridays remain, to this day, some of my closest friends… you will catch us all together on a dance floor from time to time. The bond we forged dancing the night away on Friday nights will last forever.

I would be remiss if I didn’t talk about WEMF. The first “3 day” took place at Mosport and I opened. I remember the track. Alien Factory – Destiny.

That night the rave was nearly blown away by a tornado and the next 2 days were spent by all of us just trying to keep it going.

I had the pleasure of running the “hard” room for a few years and put together some of my dream hard dance line ups with Destiny’s help. Two of my favorite sets ever were impromptu tag team sets with Madam ZU and Mark EG on renegade stages as well. I am very proud of my part in WEMF history to say the least. I love WEMF… I will never stop djing as long as there is hope of playing just one more… even if it’s fleeting.

I could go on for pages about memories but rather I just want to say that Ryan, Eryk and Jessie always made/make me feel at home and I am so very proud of what they created and what Destiny has become. To pick one memory that stands out would be impossible and that is a testament to just how many there are. Thank you and here’s to many more memories to come.


Friends Forever we will be…




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Most memorable Destiny experience? Simple: signing over 1000 autographs after an epic set in 2001. Amazing night, kind of the last Destiny/WEMF night I did. WEMF was very special and I am proud with my contribution and the amount of amazing European DJ’s I got over there for Ryan. Certainly beat the pants off ‘EDM’ and of course WEMF will always be synonymous with trance and house for me – because that was the best scene with the best vibe and the best times when the events commanded huge crowds.


One other memory – every minute I spent with the incredible Don Berns – I totally loved that man and cannot believe I never saw him again after 2001. Puts everything else into perspective.



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Wow… 22 years, that’s impressive! Destiny Events have been a staple as long as I’ve been around! So I have to say that having their support has granted me the good fortune of having many positive memories. Here’s my top 3.

Destiny Fridays:

28568_402928190821_1294508_nIn my early days of “raving” I remember attending many weekly events, be it Magic Monday’s @ Catch 22, Milanos on Sunday or Destiny Fridays.

I remember, back than I was listening to mostly ‘punk’ and ‘industrial’. I was curious about the rave culture and would venture out to the second level of a club on Isabella Street to investigate it. Week after week I’d go to this event called “Destiny Fridays” to watch and eventually study Toronto’s finest DJ’s and MC’s.

It’s was such an amazing experience and… I didn’t know anyone, so it wasn’t a social thing, it was strictly music. To go from that level, to being asked to perform years later is indescribable! Being accepted as a DJ that could keep up with the A-listers, by a company that I hold with such high regard is amazing!

By that point, their weekly was being held in a catacomb like warehouse in the club district that really represented the true spirit of rave to me! That ‘underground’ feeling that was so real back then. It was amazing and added to the experience! This time I wasn’t watching the residents…I was playing alongside them!

World Trance Festival aka WEMF:

189451_10150116572685822_4468407_nWell for those of you who’ve been around, know what WEMF wasn’t called WEMF for the first 2 years. The first installment of this epic series of events was in 1995 and was held in Barrie.

My crew consisting of curious non ravers and I had arrived right after the infamous tornado had touched down and were confused as the entire camp site seemed to be destroyed. Overturned tents and debris was everywhere! It was devastating and the damage was extensive, but it wasn’t enough to keep them down, a few hours later the stage was back up and music was pumping again! The vibe was positive the whole time!
The lasting memory from that weekend I’ll always have was watching the silhouette of a raver with “phat pants” dancing on top of a U-Haul as the sun came up. Awesome!

Projek Chase and Status:

533555_10151380074150934_178731889_nThis will be a night I’ll never forget! Being the first time I was booked to play a solo set for Destiny, I was a little nervous to say the least.

The date was November 30th 2012 and it was held inside the Guvernment’s main room! The space was at capacity and the energy was off the charts!

While I waited in the wings watching my heroes Chase & Status play hit after hit to the crowd the anticipation of my time was becoming more real! Unexpectedly, C&S decided to stop earlier than planned and suddenly… it was game time!

As I was about to plug in, I recall getting a word of encouragement from Ryan Kruger which was just enough to put me over the top! The crowd was extremely receptive to what I was playing and it was the most fun I’ve had in a long time. As 3am drew nigh, I was getting ready to stop, but the soundman, the bouncers and the full room said otherwise! I kept going and played just over 2 hours. What an incredible night!!



Politics aside, we are performers, and our job is to make people dance and have amazing memories they’ll keep forever. Destiny has always been a company that understood that fundamental element. Their shows are driven by a love for the music and nothing more! It’s that organic love that shines through and has allowed them to be around consistently for more than 2 decades!

So to Ryan and Jesse, thanks for everything you’ve done! Your hard work and perseverance has been inspiring to me as a performer and a promoter!

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“My Destiny memory comes from the very first Destiny event, July 17 1993 at Isabella Gardens. There were actually three raves that night, none of the big promoters of that era such as Pleasure Force or Nitrous had an event that night so I guess it was an open date for smaller or lesser known promoters to throw an event (same thing goes on to this day).

happyfaceWe started our night at a Rave at the recently towed away for scrap ‘Captain Johns’ restaurant boat put on by Happy Face. It sucked.  We were really pissed that we wasted money and time there, to be perfectly honest.

Next we went to 318 Richmond (aka: 23 Hop) for a party called Vivid which if I remember was put on by this guy ‘Joe’ who was basically Dr No’s driver/right hand man. We tried to talk our way in cause we didn’t want to spend more money after 942438_10151603127600822_393363692_nHappy Face but who ever was at the door wasn’t having it. Basically this was the 1993 equivalent of the “cool guy” party, if you know what I mean, with all of our DJ heroes and their crews hanging out there and we didn’t have the “juice” to get in. This party had a great line up featuring Ruffneck, Medicine Muffin as well as one of the very first parties that Mystical played at. We went there to see him play specifically and when we couldn’t talk our way in it was looking like our night was a bust.

One of my friends suggested that we should check out this party up north of the city called “Destiny” seeing as we had to drive up north back home anyway. Destiny was a brand new promoter that we didn’t know and this was their first party so we had no idea what to expect.


We got there after 4am and somehow talked our way in (I owe you 20 bucks Ryan lol). Clearly this was the event that had pulled the most numbers as it was rammed. It was in this weird sort of chalet type building with this musty brown carpet on the floors and wooden panelling on the walls. Luckily for us we got there in time to catch our favourite DJ on the planet at that time, Dr No. I remember not being able to find the stage or the DJ booth and it was way to rammed and dark in there to even attempt to locate it at that point in the night for us (if you know what I mean….)

I will always remember the smoke machines filling the room and the green lasers cutting through the smoke creating that classic 90’s rave atmosphere while Dr No played the DARKEST 93 Hardcore/Jungle tunes and MCing for himself from some unknown location in that building. Was definitely a surreal raving moment for me, head down in the middle of the dancefloor with only the speaker stack as a reference point for where the music was coming from while the sun started to creep through the windows as Dr No played darkside Jungle from seemingly another planet. Who knew that about 10 years later I would start playing for this same company and that 22 years later (Wow!) we would all still be here doing this.  Crazy!

Huge respect out to Ryan, Jesse, Dan and the whole crew behind Destiny then and now for your unmatched dedication to providing a good time for people and creating a platform for the music and the culture behind it.

Here are two tunes that I remember being played that night, both certified 1993 Jungle classics for those who know. Take your brain to another dimension.”

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“My most memorable experience from a Destiny event would have to be Destiny 8 as it was the first one I played. I was playing a lot of the UK house and techno sound at the time. The lineup also included Cosmic Baby, DJ Dag, Kimball Collins, Dr Trance, Eryk S, Andy Roberts, Matt C, Nitin and more.

I’ve also had memorable experiences playing Destiny 9, Destiny Fridays, D10 (3 day festival: I remember playing in the woods which was surreal), Destiny 11, Destiny 28, and many more throughout the years leading up to the last World Electronic Music Festival.”


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“I have a lot of great memories from my VERY long time with Destiny. Some as a party goer, some as a DJ. All of them good.

28568_402928190821_1294508_nAs a raver in the early days, I went to many Destiny events, but I was a regular at Destiny Fridays at 31 Commissioner St. My weekends were planned around Destiny Friday’s first, everything else second. There were few nights I missed there. In fact, I skipped my high school prom to go to Destiny Fridays instead! It was a magical place.

One of the highlights from my time there was my hero (at the time): Dominik. In the glory days of the Toronto rave scene you couldn’t throw a party without having Dominik play. He was a true staple of the scene. I would go to hear him play every weekend. One night, they celebrated his 23rd birthday at Destiny Fridays. As we all sang Happy Birthday to him, I set a goal for myself that, as an aspiring DJ, I would be as popular as Dominik was by the time I was 23. Thankfully that’s a goal that I accomplished.

Remember that time I was on the cover of Eye Magazine promoting WEMF in 2000?

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Fast-forward a few years to my first opportunity to play for Destiny in 1997. I got to open the main room of ‘The Docks’ (now called Sound Academy). It was the biggest party and the biggest room I’d played at to date. I’d been playing at top 40 clubs and small parties for 5 years before that, but I was so nervous that I was shaking the whole set. From that night on I became a Destiny resident. I played many of the big parties, and very often at the NEW Destiny Fridays on Isabella St. Things came full circle.

I could go on and on about those days, but I’ll narrow it down to 2 great memories from playing Destiny events:

First: WEMF 1999 in Sauble Beach. The breaks DJ’s were put in a tent on a very hot and very dry weekend. When people started dancing the dust that they kicked up was insane! The tent was nicknamed ‘The Dust Bowl’ for the remainder of the weekend. When I started my set the records I’d put on the turntable were black, but when the song was done they were a brownish grey. It took weeks to clean those records afterwards, and some still have that dust in the grooves to this day! It was a great set and the people got dirty and danced hard. One girl came to the front to tell me how much she loved the set so far. She asked if I was single, because if I was she’d totally marry me! I laughed and jokingly told her: “I don’t see a ring!”. She promptly took one of hers off of her hand and put it on my pinky finger (the only one it would fit on). Thanks to Alex D from Tribe for capturing that moment.


Second: The second memory was given to me by a couple of people that stopped me at one of my Pure Phunk events in the early 2000’s to tell me a story. In 1998, Destiny booked me to play at their next event called ‘Fusion’. This party took place at the Warehouse (later called the Kool Haus) and I was to play in the Orange Room (later called Chroma) at 11:00pm. This was printed on all the posted time slots, and that’s what time I got there. However, there was a ‘game time decision’ to switch my slot with the 5:00am slot. Didn’t matter to me, I preferred to play late and back then breaks in the morning was a preferred genre. I recall that set well. The room was rammed from 5:00am to close and it was a great set.

What I didn’t know at the time was that I had fans! Two of those fans (who didn’t know each other) went to that party separately for the purpose of seeing me play. They saw that I was supposed to play at 11:00, and when I didn’t go on at 11:00 they found out that I’d been moved to 5:00am… so they waited… separately. Over the course of the night they noticed each other standing around and waiting. After a couple hours of exchanging glances they started talking. They both found out that they had something in common right away. Me. They talked, they danced, they had a great time, and they stayed in touch… and a year or so later they got married. Those that know me know that I’m never short on words, but when I met these two people and they told me their story I was literally speechless. This story still brings a smile to my face to this day. I wonder if they’re still together…

Congrats on 22 continuous years of amazing events, Destiny!

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“I have so many Destiny stories but the first two that come to mind are as follows:

I can’t remember exactly which WEMF it was but it was in the vinyl years and the DNB tent was outside. It was an open white tent on a field of grass so you could see the scenery around you. My set time was around 4 ish. For whatever reason the next DJ didn’t show up and I ended up playing for a few hours as the sun came up. This was at a time when I would travel with two half crates of vinyl. I played the A sides and the B sides and played some of the bigger tracks again. The crowd loved it and it was one of those DJ moments that you never forget.


The next one was Jesse coming over to my place a couple of years ago to tell me that Andy C requested I get added to the Ram night when it wasn’t my turn to be on the bill. That’s a great feeling when one of the greatest makes that request!

Thank you to both Ryan and Jesse for the continued support through all of the years. You’ve done so much for Jungle, DnB & Electronic music. You’ve held it up through all of the changing trends and we’re still here today fighting the good fight! It’s our destiny right?!

Happy 22 and here’s to many more!

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His name resonates within the DnB movement beyond proportions, his career has led to hometown and international success, his commitment to covet drum and bass and keep it growing within the community is undeniable. Who is this I’m speaking of? Well, it’s none other than Mr. Brown.

Whether he’s spinning an extended set at the now illustrious institution that is Church Sundays at Tota Lounge, or breaking bread (literally) at Prophecy Radio’s potlucks, he’s one of the most celebrated pioneers of drum and bass in Toronto.

Mr-Brown-2Born and raised in Toronto, James’ Trinidadian heritage exposed him to many different types of music. From the rhythmic-driven sound of steel drums in calypso to disco tracks played at home growing up, the repertoire of his musical knowledge grew quickly.

When asked about his transformation throughout the years in regards to musical influences he said;

“When I was about 13, I was really into breakdancing… that was my introduction to hip hop and turntable culture. In high school, I got into the mod / rude boy scene and with that, brought Motown, Soul, Reggae and Ska. The 3rd generation of Ska became harder and more punk influence and since I was a skater the entire time that was naturally the next step. But, in 1993 after hearing a Goldie (aka Ruffige Kru) mix tape by accident, I was sold and there was no turning back.”

In the midst of finding his niche and settling into the world of drum and bass he started playing shows in the city at The Labyrinth Lounge, The Apothecary, Audioworks and the Big Bop. Shortly after, he met DJ Sniper & Mystical Influence and started a rotation at Turbo Nightclub, eventually leading to infamous Destiny Friday’s. Shortly after, it was full steam ahead for James. Playing locally and internationally amongst the who’s who of drum and bass, he began conceptualizing projects with both established and up and coming performers in Toronto’s music scene.

In 2007, he joined Prophecy FM with fellow dnb heavyweights; Marcus Visionary, DJ Prime and Gremlinz. The weekly radio show has been an anchor for dj’s, junglists and everyone in between. The Sunday night instalment of well-procured music has been wildly popular for over 20 years and makes it the longest running ‘on air’ drum and bass radio show in North America. Not bad, right?


Continuously working on various projects over the years like Theory Events, Junglist Movement, Heavyweight and playing shows with artists like Netsky, Andy C, Calibre and Sigma has kept Mr. Brown busy and successful throughout the years. More importantly, his knowledge and grassroots approach eventually led to his biggest endeavor to date, Soul in Motion.

In 2002, James started his own production company alongside his friends and fellow DJs, Scott Free and DJ Spinz. Unlike other production companies their foundation was built on a philosophy of unification.

“Soul in Motion is a philosophy. An idea that good music can bring people together which can breed harmony and companionship amongst not just dnb and jungle supporters in the city, but anyone looking for a good party.”

That mentality has made Soul in Motion very successful. With their 13 year anniversary on the horizon, a legacy of great parties and connecting international acts with homegrown talent, they’ve done what they set out to do. It’s not just about the music, it’s about the community and the fabric made stronger by SIM’s contributions.

With an esteemed reputation and dedication to building brands within Toronto’s drum and bass scene, it’s no mistake that Mr. Brown’s career continues to flourish after 25 years. With his solo project, Forward DNB also doing well in the city, the sky still has no limit.

Before we get ready to see Mr. Brown live in action on Saturday night for the highly-anticipated Projek: Spor show, I asked him a few quick questions about food and music of course!

Q: What’s your favorite restaurant right now?

A: Raijin Ramen – Yonge & Dundas

Q: What is your favorite guilty pleasure song?

A: Anything by KISS

Q: If you could fly anywhere, where would it be?

A: Australia to cage dive with sharks


Mr. Brown – Projek Spor Promo Mix by Mr. Brown on Mixcloud


  1. Messiah – Konflict – Spor Remix
  2. Dirge – Spor & Apex & Ewun & Evol Intent
  3. 3 Faces – Spor & Infiltrata
  4. Silver Spaceman – Spor
  5. 1 Up – Spor
  6. Molehill – Spor
  7. Knock You Down VIP – Spor
  8. Stombox – The Qemists – Spor Remix
  9. Lose It – Spor
  10. Aztec – Spor
  11. Nasty – Prodigy – Spor Remix
  12. Bullet Time – Bad Company – Spor Remix
  13. Kingdom – Spor
  14. Toxic Shock – Pendulum – Spor Remix
  15. As I Need You feat. Tasha Baxter – Spor
  16. Some Other Funk – Spor
  17. Breath in, Scream Out – Spor
  18. Ziggaurat – Spor
  19. If You Cry – Spor
  20. The Resistance – Spor
  21. Claret’s March – Spor
  22. The Eyes Have It – Spor
  23. Ignition – Spor
  24. Overdue feat. Tasha Baxter – Spor

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