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JOIN OUR TEAM! WE’RE EXPANDING!

Dan Monic | | 0 Comments

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Hey Destiny Fans! We’re expanding our team!

Do you love our events? Do you have a lot of Facebook friends? Twitter followers? Big BBM list (is that still a thing?)? Do you live, breathe, eat, and sleep bass music? Do people always come to you for the most up-to-date party info? Did you just start College or University in the fall? If so, we have just the opportunity for you!

We’re looking for some fresh, talented new team members to help get the word out on our many upcoming events!

What will you get while working with us?

  • Popular! Or at least more popular then you already are!
  • VIP Treatments! No lines, no cover, access to VIP areas, and more!
  • Money! Who doesn’t like money?!

We’re looking for first year, full time College or University students to be our brand representatives in the following schools:

  • U of T (Downtown Campus)
  • U of T (Scarborough Campus)
  • U of T (Erindale Campus)
  • Ryerson
  • York
  • Sheridan
  • Durham College
  • Humber (North)
  • Humber (Lakeshore)

Does this sound like you? If so, follow these steps:

  1. E-Mail your most up to date resume to dan@wemf.com.
  2. Be sure to include information about yourself and a link to your Facebook profile & Twitter account in your e-mail.
  3. Tell us who your favorite DJ’s/Artists are, favorite parties, etc.
  4. Get your friends to tweet us at @destinyevents to tell us why we’d be stupid not to hire you!

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BEHIND THE LINEUP: FRICTION

Sahara Peterkin | | 0 Comments

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FRICTION

Ed Keeley has seen and done it all. From his fans and followers to his fellow comrades throughout the drum and bass scene, his imprint is colossal. Pete Tong describes him as ‘one of the big dogs’ which is appropriate for what he’s been able to achieve in his career. Ed Keeley grew up in Brighton, and began playing and promoting events just like many others do in order to find a break. Throughout that time, he met local producers Stakka and K-Tee who were already established with Ram Records, resulting in a good working relationship. In 1998 he released his debut single, ‘Critical Mass’ under the name Kinnetix alongside Stakka and fell into his rhythm. The mesmerizing bassline proved to be a hit and soon after, major record labels were interested in him. He started releasing songs and remixes on Metalheadz, Hospital, Renegade Hardware which led to commercial success. With over 70 releases under his belt including the massive rework of the classic anthem, ‘Back To Your Roots‘ he’s been quite busy building his brand.

By 2004, he started his label, Shogun Audio. ‘Shogun’ (appropriately named) which means ‘military commander’ or ‘general’ in Japanese boasts a bevy of first-class artists that continue to make the label cutting-edge after 10 years of its inception. The sister label of Shogun, SGN:LTD was started shortly after in 2006 and includes artists with great ingenuity such as, SpectraSoul, Alix Perez and Icicle.

Having two labels, releasing music and touring didn’t slow him down. Previous guest appearances on the BBC Radio 1 Drum and Bass show eventually turned into a permanent position. In 2012, Friction got his own slot at the esteemed radio station which has been very successful with new and old listeners. If that wasn’t impressive enough, the multi-talented mastermind also has a long list of awards under his belt. Back in 2011 he was inaugurated into the D&B Hall of Fame at the DNB Arena Awards and has won several ‘Best Newcomer‘ and ‘Best DJ’ awards throughout the globe over the years. It’s always rare to find special gems that continue to diversity and add relevant history to drum and bass movement. You can be sure that his efforts and music will be a topic of discussion long after he hangs up his headphones.

DJ Friction at the Opera House in Toronto

A Few Fric’kin’ Facts: 

He describes his musical taste as ‘eclectic’
His father was self-employed in South London during the late 80’s. He remembers sitting in the back of his working space and listening to a wide variety of rock, pop, jazz, hip hop etc.. and describes his taste as ‘eclectic’

Who’s Friction listening to?
He thinks Rockwell, Metrik and Technimatic are keeping drum and bass really ‘fresh’ and delivering quality tunes.

He never misses a note!
He said after 6 month of buying his second laptop he had to take it in to add more memory because of the amount of music he receives. Between his BBC Radio 1 show, Shogun entries and music from his artists it all adds up quite fast!

 

Friction will be here Friday, February 20th at The Opera House alongside local heavyweights; DJ Lush, Hydee, DJ Spinz & Stickbubbly . Tickets will sell out, so make sure you grab em’ up ASAP and get ready for the music to lead you astray!

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BEHIND THE LINEUP: MATTEO DIMARR

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Matteo DiMarr aka M1.

No hype. No gimmicks. A Toronto House Music Legend with a discography spanning 3 DECADES and owner of legendary record label Jinxx Records.

You may remember him most from this anthem:

Check out his latest release on My Digital Enemy’s label ‘Zulu Records

Take a look at this amazing and extensive discography!

Artist Title Label
M1 Feel The Drums/Get You/EroticSignals Emotive
M1  Dynomite Emotive
Insomnia I’ll Be There/The bottle/Assualt Emotive
M1 Then & Now/Feel The Drums Rmx/Dynomite Rmx Emotive
Insomnia Imagination/Who has the Jazz?/Summer Swing Emotive
M1 Reach For The Stars/Dirty Five/Rubba Dub Emotive
Dirty Mind Dirty Mind Ep Jinxx
M1 In Yo’Face EP Jinxx
M1 Won’t You Come Away? Canadian Exclusive Hi Bias/Bmg
Jacksoul Got Your Soul/Cityscape BMG
M One I Can Feel It Jinxx
M One I Can Feel It (Cd single) Popular/Warner
M1 Electronic Funk Jinxx
M1 Electronic Funk (European release) Popular/Italy
M1 Luv 2 dance Jinxx
Matthaus Fear of Silence V.1 Stickman
Jinxx Boys Back Door Revelations Aquarius
Neon Lights The Glow EP Jinxx
Matthaus Mouth Music EP Stickman
Neon Lights Shimmering EP Jinxx
Manmachine Fever/Point The Way/Music on My Mind DNH
M1 Pres. Manmachine Falling Jinxx
M1 E.F.2000 Jinxx/Higherstate
Neon Lights All In My Mind EP Brique Rouge
Matthaus Mouth Music EP Remixes Groovalicious
Playhouse You Feel Music Scorpio
Dirty Gringo Circus Freak/Side Show Beats Honchos/NRK
House Builder Inner City Blues/ Life,Life,Life… DNH
Matthaus Scat Box EP Stickman
3 The Hard Way Brooklyn/Joy Ride/SP Izim DNH
Neon Lights Sountrack For The Blind Brique Rouge
Dirty Gringo Snake Charmer/Gringo’s Theme Jinxx
Neon Lights Gumbo! Remixes Brique Rouge
Neon Lights More Gumbo! – Secret Gems From The Vault Brique Rouge
Neon Lights Decoder EP Brique Rouge
The Bionic Men The Dawning Stickman
The Bionic Men Toronto Underground/Ghetto Chicken Stickman
M1 Fly/Hatiras Electronic Luv Nue Method
Nick Holder History In The Making NRK
Native Tongue Fuma/High Brique Rouge
M1 & MC Flipside Freak The Frequency Reinvent Music
M1 & MC Flipside Freak The Frequency Net’s Work International Italy
M1 Your Only Friend/Intercepter RZ/Brique Rouge
The Highlife Paradise Angel Reinvent Music
Faux Fish Universal Canada DVD
M1 Porn Tech Money Sex Reinvent Music
M1 & MC Flipside Freak The Frequency/Antoine Clamaran Remix Electrade France
M1 Electronic Funk/Mixes Future Reinvent Music
Neon Lights Hey Everybody Reinvent Music
M1 Robopop Reinvent Music / Universal
Mic Perri 1000 Degrees PBR
M1 Freak Music Pt1 Mar186
Matteo DiMarr Middlefinger/The Scream Mar186
Matteo DiMarr Drop&Climb Mar186
Matteo DiMarr The Chase Is Better Than The Catch Mar186
M1 & MC Flipside Naughty Mar186
Matteo DiMarr Growlur Mar186
M1 Mezmerize EP Mar186
M1 Rumble Mar186
M1 Smoke & Mirrors Mar186
M1 & MC Flipside I’ll House You Mar186
Matteo DiMarr Karma/Rodeo Mar186
Matteo DiMarr What Time Is It? Mar186
Matteo DiMarr The Dumb Down Mar186
House Music United Yes We Can Reinvent Music
Matteo DiMarr Whisper 2000 Mar186
FPS Bad Habits Dataworx
Matteo DiMarr Red Mar186
FPS Mist/Fallout Toolroom
Matteo DiMarr Darkness Mar186
M1 Never Far Away Reinvent Music
Matteo DiMarr No Air/Sahara Mar186
Matteo DiMarr Addicted/Full Circle Toolroom
Matteo DiMarr & Sydney Blu Panic Attack Ep Blu Music/Toolroom
Matteo DiMarr Smell The Wood Mar186
MC Flipside & Matteo DiMarr Beside You PBR Recordings
Matteo DiMarr Drumbotto Mar186
Matteo DiMarr Classic Tracks Reinvent Music
Matteo DiMarr & Fab Strong Sirkuss Mar186
Matteo DiMarr F This Club & Blower Feat.Dashka SIZE
Matteo DiMarr Dark Drums Series One Mar186
Matteo DiMarr & Adam K Bum Bom Hotbox
Matteo DiMarr Sunrise Beat Therapy
Matteo DiMarr Creep SIZE
Matteo DiMarr & Ant Brooks Feel It Mar186
Matteo DiMarr & Dirty Harris Silverback Maquina
Matteo DiMarr Dark Drums Series Two Mar186
My Digital Enemy & Matteo DiMarr Lattitude Hotfingers
Matteo DiMarr Zilla Mar186
Matteo DiMarr An Angel’s Prayer Feat Roland Clark Zulu
Matteo DiMarr Not In My House PBR

Check out Matteo Dimarr at ‘Family Affair‘ on Sunday, February 15th 2015.  More Info HERE

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BEHIND THE LINEUP: RONY SEIKALY

Sahara Peterkin | | 0 Comments

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What does the NBA and house music have in common? The multi-talented Rony Seikaly.

seikaly-thumb-200x241From an eleven year career in the NBA playing for the Heat, Warriors, Magic and Nets, to controlling the decks, he’s the full package. The Lebanese-born, Athens raised superstar made quite the name for himself around his neighbourhood. In his parent’s garage he decided to set up a mini nightclub and used his allowance to buy all the necessary equipment. From the record player to the bulbs and electrical wiring, he did everything himself. Rony’s musical inspirations were mixed; his parents played a lot of classical music and he opted for more modern music during childhood like Kiss and Genesis.

Along with his connection to music, his 6’11’ frame was undeniable. He was offered a scholarship to the University of Syracuse upon high school graduation and played four years of NCAA Division 1 basketball. During that time, he became a star centre defeating the likes of Patrick Ewing amongst many others, and setting new records at the university. Having such an esteemed career at Syracuse, got him drafted ninth overall by the Miami Heat. After playing with four different teams and setting major defensive records, he retired from the NBA in 1999 with an impressive eleven year run.

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After a small hiatus, Rony went back to his first love, music. The sun-drenched house music hub of Miami where he used to play, was the perfect fit. Amongst owning restaurants there, he started to focus on his music and got gigs at coveted clubs like, LIV. With a strong backing from artists in the scene and his own abilities. he landed more shows all over the U.S. and abroad including some major clubs in Ibiza, New York and Los Angeles. Miami however, remained home. He opened up his own studio and started producing more material. By 2010, he released his first EP titled, ‘House Calls‘ on the legendary Subliminal Records which was produced by the house music boss himself, Erick Morillo. Since then, he’s released a number of amazing songs along with a full album mix, ‘Nervous Nightlife Presents Rony Seikaly

The nickname of ‘Spin Doctor‘, given to him by his teammates for his low post moves on the court, now so perfectly encapsulates his career as a successful DJ. With more projects on the go and his radio show, SugarFree, his star continues to shine.

Check out Rony Seikaly at ‘Family Affair‘ on Sunday, February 15th 2015.  More Info HERE

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EVENT: A FAMILY AFFAIR

Dan Monic | | 0 Comments

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Destiny, White Label Promo, Balance, The Gerbz Present:

A FAMILY AFFAIR – Family Day Sunday Long Weekend

Sunday February 15th, 2015

featuring

MY DIGITAL ENEMY

http://www.mydigitalenemy.com


RONY SEIKALY (Special Late Night Extended Set)

http://www.ronyseikaly.com


JOEE CONS

http://www.facebook.com/joeecons


MATTEO DIMARR

http://www.facebook.com/matteodimarr

VENUE: RYZE
423 College Street, Toronto

Must be 19+ with ID
Doors Open at 10:00PM, Going until 6:00AM!!

ADVANCE TICKETS: Starting at $25 and Up, More @ Door

Tickets Available Online: wantickets.com/familyaffair

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

For Bottle Service/Table Reservations 416.792.9488

Sound Powered by: DYNACORD

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BEHIND THE LINEUP: LOGISTICS

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SNOW & BASS – January 30th, 2015 @ Ryze
(event info here)

In the midst of body-numbing temperatures in Toronto it’s only reasonable that we bring three of drum and bass’ heavyweights for a night of strict bass business. Get out of your winter woes and join us inside Ryze Nightclub January 30th to experience these legends in an intimate setting. Need more convincing? Just scroll down and get reacquainted with drum and bass royalty.

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Logistics:

Continuing on the theme of brotherly love and musicality within the family, Matt Gresham better known as Logistics is a name that is synonymous with stunning, atmospheric production, specifically, in the liquid drum and bass arena. His brothers, Dan Gresham known as ‘Nu:Tone‘ and Nick Gresham known as ‘Other Echoes’ helped corral him in the direction of drum and bass since it initially didn’t grab his ear as much as rock and other forms of electronic music. After Dan introduced him to the  Music Box LP‘ released on Full Cycle Records, there was no turning back. The release of the singles, ‘Come To You/Music on Nu:Tone’s label, Brand.nu kickstarted his career and pushed forward his production skills.

Shortly after he signed to the prestigious Hospital Records label in 2004 and released a slew of singles including the classic ‘Spacejam’ EP and the track ‘Together’ that had wide spread appeal. In 2006 he released his first debut LP titled, ‘Now More Than Ever’ was released and  received major hype from label manager and mate Tony Colman (London Elektricity) That album, then went on to a win at the BBC 1XTRA’s 2007 Bass Awards. His follow-up album, ‘Reality Checkpoint’ was also highly regarded as multi-faceted yet, consciously dyanamic effort further solidifying his work in the scene. Known for stepping outside his comfort zone and creating music that has textural notes, he teamed up with his brother Dan under their moniker, ‘Nu:Logic‘ and released a fan-favourite, ‘What I’ve Always Waited For’. The cohesive project had good success with tracks like ‘Morning Light’ and ‘Everlasting Days’. The list of achievements continue to rack up for Logistics. From countless collaborations with his brother and label mate to seven LPs under his belt, he keeps getting better. His constant headliner gigs around the world seem to be at an all-time high and there are no signs of this mastermind slowing down.

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BEHIND THE LINEUP: NICKY BLACKMARKET

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SNOW & BASS – January 30th, 2015 @ Ryze
(event info here)

In the midst of body-numbing temperatures in Toronto it’s only reasonable that we bring three of drum and bass’ heavyweights for a night of strict bass business. Get out of your winter woes and join us inside Ryze Nightclub January 30th to experience these legends in an intimate setting. Need more convincing? Just scroll down and get reacquainted with drum and bass royalty.

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Nicky Blackmarket:

Known for his long career in drum and bass and his impact at the iconic record store, ‘Blackmarket Records‘ now, ‘BM-Soho’, Nicky has secured a niche set of followers. From early breakbeat hardcore fans to new drum and bass fans, his presence and respect is felt throughout the globe. Nicholas Andersson-Glyden started DJing at youth clubs in London at the age of 14 which turned into getting more into the public ear (pun intended) at Friends FM. Exposure on the radio waves eventually led to Nicky joining the team at Blackmarket Records in 1990 and two years later, he decided to open up a separate department to cater to the growing breakbeat sound we now know as, drum and bass. Alongside cultivating the department and being hands-on with all of the material coming through the shop he continued to focus on his own career. He started his own label Gyroscope Records alongside music royalty, Dave Piccioni which resulted in the release of his first record the, ‘Spam’ EP and the coveted ‘D’Bounce EP Vol.1′. Regarding himself as a “DJ first” he continuously traveled around the UK and internationally doing what he loves most.

Between running the shop, producing and djing he met the MC Stevie Hyper D. As a dynamic duo they played parties at the Raw Club in the west of London and played on Kool FM (East London’s longest running radio station) which featured them every Sunday as a part of the station’s, ‘Super-Sunday’ special. Unfortunately, their run ended rather abruptly due to the untimely death of Stevie a few years after. Continuing to move forward and be cutting-edge in the drum and bass scene he created his second label, ‘Kartoonz‘ which released TNT’s massive anthem, ‘2 degrees‘ amongst many other hits. His undeniable dedication to the drum and bass scene make him a trailblazer deserving of the title as a founding pioneer and legend.

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BEHIND THE LINEUP: OPTICAL

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SNOW & BASS – January 30th, 2015 @ Ryze
(event info here)

In the midst of body-numbing temperatures in Toronto it’s only reasonable that we bring three of drum and bass’ heavyweights for a night of strict bass business. Get out of your winter woes and join us inside Ryze Nightclub January 30th to experience these legends in an intimate setting. Need more convincing? Just scroll down and get reacquainted with drum and bass royalty.

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Optical:

We all know Matt Quinn (Optical) as the creative quirky co-pilot to the immensely talented duo that is Ed Rush & Optical. However, we rarely look at their own accomplishments before they came together to become one of the most respected djs of all time in drum and bass. Coming from a musically-inclined family with two brothers; one of them being ‘Matrix from ‘Matrix and Futurebound’ it wasn’t surprising when Matt decided to also get involved in the drum and bass scene. He started to make music at the age of 17 and shortly after, released music off his first hardcore imprint, Phat Tunes. In the years following, he focused on production and released music various aliases one of the more popular ones being ‘Morpheus’ under the Blame Technology label. After 96′ Optical was full steam ahead. He helped cultivate one of Grooverider’s most prolific LPs ‘Mysteries of Funk‘ and released many tracks on Metalheadz and Prototype Recordings.

After meeting Ben Settle (Ed Rush) they co-founded Virus Recordings in 1998. Pairing Ed Rush’s dark minimalist tendencies with Optical’s dark yet, whimsical futuristic soundscapes made for a perfect match. Both inspired by each other’s musical references they continuously worked together to achieve one seamless sound that we now describe as ‘neuro-funk’ which is arguably one of the most important contributions in drum and bass influencing artists like Phace, Optiv&BTK, Noisia, Gridlok and The Upbeats to name a few. Optical’s superstar status is emblazoned in drum and bass for good reason. His upbeat demeanour on the decks always makes for an amazing show!

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SKRILLEX MAKES A SPEECH ON STATE OF EDM

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After fights broke out the night before, Skrillex delivered a speech on the state of EDM at Solaris Festival last weekend in Toronto.  Here is what he said:

You all are beautiful! Give a round of applause for yourselves! All you, you too! I feel your energy, I can see an ocean of faces all sweaty, all crazy … Now we are going into the new year! This is crazy, the last few years. In electronic music in North America, Canada, everywhere over this area, it’s crazy. Because all this, you guys out here, doing this for years! Going, listening, this is our generation right now! And looking at the audience, I [see] so many different types of people! I see black kids, white kids, Chinese kids, Asian kids, Russian kids, Puerto Rican kids, Mexican kids — all you guys are here now! That’s amazing, man.

There is some special s–t going on in our generation right now. Let’s not take that for granted. We need, into the new year, let’s go in together. Let’s take this positivity over into 2015, because we need more positive s–t on this planet. I feel like this is what it’s about, man, we got 6,000 people here, no one is fighting and everyone is having a good time. I’m so impressed on this stage looking at you, I really am, I really appreciate your energy. So in 2015 let’s carry over this positivity, let’s spread it and make it bigger and better, and more soulful and more real than it ever has been before. But it’s not just up to me — it’s up to you guys! Really. I’m just one person, it’s all about all of you people, it’s amazing energy in this room.

This music is for everybody — it’s for the outcasts, it’s for the cool people, it’s for the fat kids, it’s for the skinny kids, it’s for the gay kids, the straight kids. The aliens! The yellow people, the purple people, the black people, the white people, No matter who you are, this is for you. If you see someone at your school, or at your work and they look left out man, all you gotta do, our New Year’s resolution is hand a hand out, in 2015 and say, “Hey, it’s all right. I know how it is.” Make some noise for love in 2015.

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PROJEK: ANDY C PICTS

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