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FREAKOUT 2016!

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Destiny, Embrace, ForwardDNB & DNB Federation present:

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FREAKOUT 2016
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Lineup:

NOISIA
www.facebook.com/noisia

DELTA HEAVY
www.facebook.com/deltaheavyuk

BLACK SUN EMPIRE
www.facebook.com/blacksunempire

 

Supported By:

MARCUS VISIONARY
www.facebook.com/djmarcusvisionary

LUSH
www.facebook.com/djlushtoronto

MR. BROWN
www.facebook.com/dj.mrbrown

HYDEE
www.facebook.com/hydeedubstep

 

With:

CADDY CAD
MC JD

VENUE: MAISON MERCER
15 Mercer St, Toronto, Ontario

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

TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE: destiny.wantickets.com

Also:
PLAY DE RECORD : 411 Spadina Ave. – Toronto, ON – 416-586-0380

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BOTTLE SERVICE FOR FREAKOUT

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Attention FREAKOUT FANS!

Here you will find the bottle service packages that we have arranged with our friends at Maison Mercer for FREAKOUT 2016!

You can view the bottle service list which includes the products that are available as well as their prices HERE

For bottle service reservations please call the Maison Mercer VIP Manager at 647.924.0069 or bottleservice@maisonmercer.com

 


 

Maison Mercer
Bottle Service Packages

$865 (Gratuity Included)

$1335 (Gratuity Included)

$1850 (Gratuity Included)

 


 

NOTE: The above prices include 18% gratuity. Table reservations will be handled completely by the club, and because is a Halloween event they will require full payment in advance for the reservation. Your payment options are: credit card, email money transfer or cash drop off at the club prior to the event. Once your reservation is booked there is NO CANCELATION.

Should you have more questions, please feel free to email or call the club at your leisure and we would be happy to answer your questions.

For bottle service reservations please call the Maison Mercer VIP Manager at 647.924.0069 or bottleservice@maisonmercer.com

 

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5 REASONS TO GO TO FREAKOUT

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Top 5 reasons why you need this year’s Freakout
by Michael James Peros

5. The Venue: Maison Mercer

Maison has been an upscale nightclub for some time now so seeing D&B headliners inside may be a bit of a surprise for some people. The difference is that Maison may attract people which may have never been to a D&B event. It opens the playing field and gives everyone access. Don’t get it twisted though, the layout of Maison is proper, the sound system is crisp and the visuals are on point.

4. The Local Artists: Marcus Visionary, Lush, Hydee, Mr. Brown, Caddy Cad & MC JD.

None of these artists should be considered any less of talents than the headliners. It just so happens that they live in the GTA!

3. The Tradition of Freakout

DESTINY666_2004Ever since 2004 Destiny has been hosting the Halloween tradition of Freakout. Starting in 2004 as ‘Destiny666‘, to ‘Return To The gRAVE‘ in 2005, and finally taking on the ‘Freakout‘ name in 2006.  In the eyes of many, Freakout is considered THE D&B party of the year with various artists but more importantly different styles of D&B.

2. Black Sun Empire, Noisia, Delta Heavy

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Delta Heavy

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1. Every Rendition of Harley Quinn Imaginable

QUINNWith the success of Suicide Squad in theaters we are sure to see every rendition of Harley Quinn imaginable. What adds to the authenticity of this costume is Harley Quinn’s smeared makeup and distressed hair: something that normally happens during a Destiny rave anyways except now you don’t need to worry about getting looks on the street. Last year’s costume probably required fishnets – that you probably ripped. This is the only time you can re-used ripped fishnets and get away with it. Besides, being “Daddy’s Little Monster” at a rave is actually pretty normal behaviour.

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Halloween is not a gift-giving holiday, unless you consider gifting yourself with a ticket to this party. Red and blue hair dye is only socially appropriate on this holiday. You can’t expect to be positively received by your grandmother at Christmas dinner for your Kool-Aid coloured hair.

See you at Freakout!  Get your tickets HERE before they sell out!

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WHO ARE DIRTYPHONICS?

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“WE DON’T FOLLOW RULES”, Dirtyphonics collectively admit. “WE CREATE THEM”

With a Dim Mak album release and multiple continent-spanning tours to their name, the French electronic artists have earned the right to keep doing things their own way. Comprised of Charly Barranger, Julien ‘Pitchin’ Corrales and Julien Lignon, Dirtyphonics is a forward-thinking Bass Music phenomenon that made their name on defying labels and limitations.

dirtyphonics3“We started by playing in Metal bands”, recalls Charly. “Our sound was always meant to be powerful and high impact. From the day we started, we’ve challenged ourselves to create something new – we love to push boundaries”. With a unique stage presence and energy the boys did just that in translating the vibe and excitement from their head-banging days into Electronic Dance Music.

The group found its footing in a potent blend of muscular Bass Music, mixing high-octane Drum and Bass, Heavy Bass House and Dubstep that spoke to a new generation of dance music fans. Refusing to be limited to any given genre, Dirtyphonics made has incorporated dramatic tempo changes into their tracks, issuing an unmistakable clarion call to their contemporaries that they would not be governed by old rules and outdated notions of performance propriety. “Our influences come from everywhere” Pitchin says. “We have been raised listening to so many different musical genres and we definitively don’t want to be stuck in a specific one. We have the most fun mixing them all together to create something unique”.

Dirtyphonics crash-landed into dance music’s consciousness in chart-topping fashion, releasing their 2008 debut single “French Fuck” to the tune of a Beatport #1 hit. Follow up singles “Quark” and “Vandals” proved the act’s ascension was no fluke, showcasing the group’s signature genre defying low-end heavy sound. The group quickly became a hot commodity in the remix world, lending their talents to tracks by the likes of Skrillex, the Bloody Beetroots, Marilyn Manson, Steve Aoki, Benny Benassi, Excision, Datsik, Borgore, Nero, Kaskade, Knife Party and Linkin Park.

dirtyphonics1In 2013, Dirtyphonics released their debut album “Irreverence” on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records label, showcasing the range of music they create. The critically acclaimed effort features singles “DIRTY”, “Walk In The Fire”, and “No Stopping Us”, and ran the stylistic gamut from anthemic electro to frenetic Drumstep as well as incorporating thrash guitars, pounding drums and other vestiges of the fierce heavy metal music that influences their art and characterized their past.

After this they released their “Write Your Future” sophomore EP with features including Grammy winner Trinidad James and Trap king Uz on “Hustle Hard”, Dubstep legend 12th planet, and singer Matt Rose, among others. Following this, Dirtyphonics shook the Drum and Bass world one more time with they’re anthem “Anonymous” that has been played well over a million times on Soundcloud.

2016 is set to be Dirtyphonic’s biggest year yet, with their infamous “Neckbreaker” North American tour, titled after their hit collaboration with Dubstep mad man Funtcase.

With a freshly bagged DJ Mag’s “Best French electronic band” award and new EP to be released, Dirtyphonics is re-inventing, once again, the rules of Bass Music.

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See DIRTYPHONICS live at CODA in Toronto on Friday, October 14th!  Get your tickets here: WANTICKETS

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DIRTYPHONICS

Dan Monic | | 0 Comments

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Destiny & Embrace present:

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PROJEK: DIRTYPHONICS
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Lineup:

DIRTYPHONICS
www.facebook.com/dirtyphonics

Supported By:

NC-17
www.facebook.com/nc17audio

LUKAV
www.facebook.com/LukavMusic

POLARIS
www.facebook.com/PolarisDnB

VENUE: CODA
794 Bathurst St, Toronto, Ontario

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

ADVANCE TICKETS: destiny.wantickets.com

Also:
PLAY DE RECORD : 411 Spadina Ave. – Toronto, ON – 416-586-0380

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HOSPITALITY 2016

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Destiny, Embrace and ForwardDNB present:

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PROJEK:HOSPITALITY
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Featuring:

METRIK
www.facebook.com/metrikmusic

S.P.Y
www.facebook.com/thespymusic

NU:TONE
www.facebook.com/dannutone

OWNGLOW
www.facebook.com/ownglowmusic

MC DINO
www.facebook.com/mcdino.ua

With:

LUSH
www.facebook.com/DJLushToronto

MR. BROWN
www.facebook.com/dj.mrbrown

VENUE: NEST
423 College Street, Toronto, Ontario

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

ADVANCE TICKETS: Starting at $30 and Up, More @ Door

Tickets Available Online: destiny.wantickets.com

Also:
PLAY DE RECORD : 411 Spadina Ave. – Toronto, ON – 416-586-0380

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BASSWEEK 2016 WRISTBAND FAQ

Dan Monic | | 0 Comments

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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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BASSWEEK 2016

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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

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Featuring:

  • MARCUS VISIONARY
  • EVERFRESH
  • LUSH
  • HUNGRY T
  • DCISION
  • MR. BROWN
  • STICKBUBBLY (bday set)
  • LOVE HZ
  • CHILTON GAINES (bday set)
  • POLARIS

MC JD
MC LUCKY G (bday set)
MC P
MC ZEE
MC A2

VENUE: VELVET UNDERGROUND
508 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario

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

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March 12 – projek: RAM

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Featuring:

CALYX & TEEBEE
DELTA HEAVY
CULTURE SHOCK

With:

MARCUS VISIONARY
HYDEE

VENUE: NEST

423 College Street, Toronto, Ontario

FREE with a BASSWEEK Wristband!

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

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2 Rooms/3 Sounds

DNB/DUBSTEP ROOM (Downstairs):

HYTEK (HYDEE & ITEK)
THRIZZO
GULLY SQUAD
D.J.F B2B PAWPZ

TRAP ROOM (Upstairs):

BUILT-IN
MONTALBAN
W6RREN
HENDERSON

VENUE: LI’LY Lounge
656 College St., Toronto, Ontario

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

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March 18 – HAYWYRE: Two Fold Pt. 2 Tour

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Featuring:

HAYWYRE
www.haywyremusic.com

SAN HOLO
GRABBITZ

VENUE: THE HOXTON
69 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario

Reduced cover w/ BASSWEEK Wristband

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March 19 – projek: Hospitality

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Featuring:

S.P.Y
FRED V & GRAFIX
ETHERWOOD
MC DINO

With:

LUSH
MR. BROWN
BASSIK

VENUE: NEST
423 College Street, Toronto, Ontario

FREE with a BASSWEEK Wristband!

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FREAKOUT RETURNS!

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Destiny, Embrace, ForwardDNB and DNB Federation Present:

FREAKOUT!

11TH Annual Halloween Rave!!

Featuring:

BLACK SUN EMPIRE
www.facebook.com/blacksunempire

ED RUSH & OPTICAL
www.facebook.com/EdRush.Optical

FUNTCASE
www.facebook.com/FuntCaseUK

LOADSTAR
www.facebook.com/Loadstarmusic

THE UPBEATS
www.facebook.com/theupbeats

With:

MARCUS VISIONARY
www.facebook.com/djmarcusvisionary

NC-17
www.facebook.com/nc17audio

LUSH
www.facebook.com/DJLushToronto

MR. BROWN
www.facebook.com/dj.mrbrown

HYDEE
www.facebook.com/hydeedubstep

BASSIK
www.facebook.com/bassikmusic

POLARIS
www.facebook.com/PolarisDnB

VENUE: THE PHOENIX CONCERT THEATRE
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

ONLINE: www.wantickets.com/freakout

Also:
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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RAVE OF THRONES RETURNS!

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

RAVE OF THRONES

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

Featuring:

KRISTIAN NAIRN aka: HODOR – Live DJ Set

With:

ADDY

ANDY ARES

Must be 19+ With ID
Costumes Strongly Encouraged!

Tickets Available Online: www.wantickets.com/raveofthrones

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

 

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DESTINY MEMORIES: HYDEE

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NAME: HYDEE
ROLE: DJ
GENRE: DRUM & BASS / DUBSTEP

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.

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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!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/hydeedubstep
Twitter: www.twitter.com/hydeedubstep
Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/hydee

 

** Join us on August 14th, 2015 to celebrate 22 continuous years of Destiny events! CLICK HERE for more info **

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DESTINY MEMORIES: DJ SPINZ

Dan Monic | | 0 Comments

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NAME: DJ SPINZ
ROLE: DJ
GENRE: DRUM & BASS

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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/djspinz
Twitter: www.twitter.com/djspinzto
Mixcloud:www.mixcloud.com/spinzcycle

 

** Join us on August 14th, 2015 to celebrate 22 continuous years of Destiny events! CLICK HERE for more info **

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DESTINY MEMORIES: BOBBY THRUST

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NAME: BOBBY THRUST (aka: Brian B.)
ROLE: RECORD STORE OWNER (2 The Beat)
GENRE: ALL

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.

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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.

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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!

 

** Join us on August 14th, 2015 to celebrate 22 continuous years of Destiny events! CLICK HERE for more info **

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DESTINY MEMORIES: GRIMACE

Dan Monic | | 0 Comments

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NAME: GRIMACE
ROLE: DJ/Original Crew
GENRE: HARDER

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.

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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.

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Friends Forever we will be…

Grimace

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Mark-Grimace
Web: www.babylonfm.com
Mixcloudwww.mixcloud.com/mark-grimace

 

** Join us on August 14th, 2015 to celebrate 22 continuous years of Destiny events! CLICK HERE for more info **

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DESTINY MEMORIES: JON THE DENTIST

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NAME: JON THE DENTIST
ROLE: DJ
GENRE: TRANCE/HARD HOUSE

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.

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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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