Video: Real Talk With Over 20 of Toronto's Dance Music Gurus
In mere days from now—November 4 through 9, to be exact—a selection of finalists from around the world will touch down in Toronto for the Red Bull Thre3style World Finals, the globe's best DJ competition actually geared towards the dancefloor. But it's not like the Canadian capital needs any talent imported. Many of the DJs/producers currently blowing up the club scene worldwide originate in the T… and you may not even know it.
In this video, Brooklyn-based DJ Jubilee—a Thre3style judge who has played in Canada so many times she's practically half-maple—visits over 15 of her Toronto-based friends, including Dim Mak superstars Keys N Krates and Autoerotique, bass dudes Hunter Siegel and Marcus Visionary, techno leading lights Gingy and Alixander III (of Azari & III), and frequent Thre3style performers Grandtheft, Thugli, and Skratch Bastid, among many others. Along the way we discover that the Toronto dance music scene is a fractured but lovable family—most of these producers have worked together, lived together, thrown parties together, or gotten in fights with each other at one point or another, whether they're deep in the techno game or banging out the hardest trap sounds.
Watch See You in Toronto to find about Torro Torro's secret love affair with pigs, why Bruce Trail is a wizard, who throws the best afterparties, how Autoerotique gets erotic, and why Hamilton is the darkest place on the planet Earth, among other secrets of the city's dance music elite.
MUSIC IN THE VIDEO:
1. Jubilee - Dis Time (self-released)
2. Keys N Krates - Treat me Right (THUGLI Remix) (Dim Mak)
3. Autoerotique - Turn Up the Volume (Dim Mak)
4. THUGLI - Run This (self-released)
5. Bruce Trail - Boulder Dame (unreleased)
6. Ambalance - Are You Around EP (self-released)
7. Offset - Absinthe (Jokers of the Scene Remix) (Correspondant)
8. Alphonse Alixander III - In A Vacuum (Idol Hanse)
Thanks to everyone in the video: Skratch Bastid, Grandtheft, Keys N Krates, Zeds Dead, Autoerotique, Torro Torro, Thugli, Gingy, Nautiluss, Alixander III, Egyptrixx, Bruce Trail, Jokers of the Scene, Lucie Tic, Darcy Scott, XI, Dougie Boom, Marcus Visionary, Hunter Siegel, St. Mandrew, Ryan Burton, Kirsten Campbell, Rare Beef Recordings crew, and all the great locations that let us film there, including Happy Child, Day N Nite Salon/Art Space, and F As in Frank.