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Music at Night 099 with special guests Daniel Burton and Ryan McDonald (Monday January 27)

Ryan McDonald is no stranger to electronic music, starting as an avid enthusiast of everything electronica since the early nineties, these days Ryan is quickly becoming a front runner in the Toronto House Music community. Having grown up in Toronto (Canada), Ryan was surrounded by one of the most culturally inspiring cities in the world, and has had significant influences in all parts of the musical art-form. Originally a break dancer, and having studied piano at an early age, Ryan is no stranger to the power of musical influence and you can really see it in his programming. Ryan has held numerous residencies and has performed at many different clubs with some of Toronto’s top DJ’s across Toronto, including some of the current hottest spots such as ; Coda, One Loft, Nest, The Government Night Club, Cobra, Revival, Tryst, Wildflower, Ghost Bar (Niagara Falls) as well as many more. He also has done international stints down in Cancun Mexico (Ultra Lounge) and The Domincan Republic (Mangu, Onnos – Santo Domingo and Cabarete), With his sights set on the future, only expect bigger and better things from Ryan in 2020.

First and foremost an enthusiast to all that is house, Dan is one of Toronto’s most promising up and coming DJ’s. Raised in Toronto, he was immediately immersed into a diverse, and very individualistic culture. When he was 8 years old he was given his first musical instrument, the bass guitar, and immediately knew he was going to be doing something with music in his future. By his mid teens he had continued to grow and grasp new concepts into music, and studied music theory both in and out of the classroom environment, developing a deep love of complex rhythms and nuances, and specifically gained interest in jazz and punk rock. One should take notice at his ability to pursue and make ideas become reality- 50 Shades of Red, a punk rock quintet influenced heavily by bands such as the Distillers, Bad Religion, Anti Flag, and bands not found in mainstream culture, (Dan’s First band) ended up being one his most successful ventures, playing all of Toronto’s hottest rock clubs including The Big Bop, The Docks, Koolhaus just to name a few- by the ripe age of 16. In such a performer was born, and Dan has been playing live shows ever since, whether as a bass player, or DJ in the Toronto club circuit.

With his integral blends of techno and tech house influences, Dan knows how to work a crowd. Having worked the Toronto bar/ lounge circuit, Dan is eager and ready to move on to the bigger stage. Being in close environments with DJ’s Nathan Barato, Cam Maxwell, George William, El Duran, Paranoid Jack, Tim Patrick, Iron Mike, Anthony D’Amico, Julien Loreto, Chris Fresque, Rob Lamberti, Maddy Frizzell, Luis Sastre and others – just to name a few- he has quickly progressed in the electronic music community.

Dan is not a rookie in the music industry, he works as a full time producer and Recording Engineer, as well as a touring musician, he knows what to do on the decks, how to work a crowd and to get them excited.

This ex- Audio Creep had a fantastic year in 2009-2010, having done interviews on Scenester radio, and played all over Toronto… including Guvernment, Film lounge, Lily Lounge, LOL lounge, opened for Steve Lawler on New years at Circa 2010, as well as played WMC 2010 w/ international artists Subfractal, Erphun + More. Ready to continue moving forward, look for Dan and his upcoming releases and events!

Music at Night 098 Year Mix 2019 (Monday December 23)

Its that time of year again, the Music at Night Year Mix, where I play my favorite tracks of 2019. In this mix you will hear tracks by the best producers in techno such as Veerus, Pig&Dan, UMEK, Christian Smith, Drunken Kong, Adam Beyer, Layton Giordani, Green Velvet,  and many more. Tune in and find out what my pick of track of the year is.

Id also like to thank all the djs and producers that were guests on the show over the past year and a huge thank you to all the listeners.

Have a safe and happy Christmas/Holiday season

Brennen

Music at Night 097 with special guest Subfractal (Monday November 25)

In an age of short attention spans and constant media bombardment, Subfractal have unquestionably cemented their position as powerful techno tastemakers. A burgeoning electronic music scene and a common love of techno brought together Fahad Ahmad and Syed Raza back in ’06 where they met in Toronto, Canada. After collaborating on a handful of projects, the musical chemistry between the duo became evident, and Subfractal was born.

Since then, their brand of brooding, driving, beautifully dark techno has been propelling them up the ranks of the electronic music scene. Their music has reached international audiences through releases on well-respected labels such as Harthouse, Excentric Muzik, Brood Audio, Sleaze Records, Respekt Recordings, Frequenza, Bosphorus Underground CODE, Piso Records, Klimaks, Airbus, Teggno and Inminimax to name a few.

With support from industry heavyweights like Umek, Adam Beyer, Chris Liebing, Speedy J, Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Spektre, Fergie, Erphun, Hernan Cattaneo, Phunk Investigation and so many more, it’s no surprise that Subfractal’s releases routinely appear in the upper echelons of countless worldwide electronic music rankings. Back in 2009, their remix of Larry Power’s ‘Milk’ spent over six weeks in the highly coveted #1 spot on Beatport Minimal. Since then, their releases have seen success in the Top 100 Techno charts on several occasions and expect more to come.

Acclaimed performances at the Winter Music Conference, Detroit Electronic Movement Festival and many clubs around the world including the legendary Tresor in Berlin, have seen Subfractal rip dancefloors apart with their showcases of their booming underground music. Fahad and Syed currently operate out of Toronto and New York City respectively, and continue to demonstrate their versatility. They’re constantly remixing talented artists across various sub-genres of electronic music, and throwing events to showcase the best talent from across the globe. Expectations are flying high for this talented duo and with a plethora of marquee releases and live shows on the way, they’re most definitely up for the challenge.

Supported & Plays:
Adam Beyer, Chris Liebing, Speedy J, Umek, Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Phil Kieran, Noir, Ahmet Sendil, Format:B, Wehbba, Manuel De La Mare, Miniminds, Richard Dinsdale, Erphun, Cari Lekebusch, Patrick Lindsey, Andrew Technique, Eddie Halliwell, Anderson Noise, Tomy DeClerque, Nihil Young, Carlo Lio, Mario Miranda, Alex Young, D-Unity, Eelke kleijn, Desyn Maseilo, Angy Kore, Chus & Ceballos, Roger Sanchez, Marcus Schossow, Alex Dolby among many others.

Links:
Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/subfractal
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/subfractal
Beatport: https://www.beatport.com/artist/subfractal/98384
Resident Advisor: https://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/subfractal

Music at Night 096 with special guest Your Boyzzz (Monday October 28)

Downtown Diego & Iron Mike are forever the voice of Toronto’s underground music scene. The two hosted weekly radio programs on CHIN 100.7FM, numerous live to air broadcasts and will be forever known for their highly successful “Feature Film Friday” nights in which they hosted, promoted and also DJ’ed, making it the hottest party spot in Toronto every Friday, featuring fresh new talent with local and international favourites!

Together the duo of “Your Boyzzz” have been booked to DJ & play events in the Toronto and Southern Ontario region with their signature feel good sounds and larger then life personalities!!

Music at Night 095 with special guest Mike Conradi (Monday September 23)

Mike Conradi began his DJ career in early 1999 and since then has played at countless clubs and events across Ontario Canada alongside some of the biggest names in electronic music. These include numerous main stage performances at the World Electronic Music Festival (WEMF) and at many of Toronto’s legendary venues such as Footwork, Circa, Sound Academy, System Soundbar and more. Over the last 17 years Mike has become well known for his technical mixing and energetic style behind the decks as well as his signature techno/house sound. As a producer Mike has been putting his years of experience to good use in the studio.

With releases already on labels such as Straight Up!, Gold N Tech, Champion Beats, Fine Grind Audio and Don’t Look Productions, this talented veteran clearly has no intention of slowing down anytime soon. Mike is also one half of the DJ/Production duo known as REX MANNING with Christian Poulsen aka Fear The Priest.

Music at Night 094 with special guest Kris Morton (Monday August 26)

With his “Techno one day, Trance the next” persona, his master mixing and ability to jump across multiple genres, combined with his overall presence behind the decks, is what truly establishes Kris as the much adored DJ in the Toronto underground scene that he is.

Since 2002, Kris has performed in North America, Australia, Europe, & USA. Currently residing in Toronto, Canada, Kris has DJ residencies with Monkey Buzinezz & Circus Afterhours, both in Montreal. He has performed alongside many of the best DJs in the world like Sander van Doorn, John O’Callaghan, W&W, John 00 Fleming, Marco V, Richard Durand and many more.

His debut single ‘Ignition’ signed by Outburst Records in UK and a follow up track ‘Orbital’ released in March 2016.

www.soundcloud.com/krismortonmusic

Music at Night 093 with special guest BagHead (Monday July 22)


BagHead has set himself apart from the flock. With over 10 years experience as an artist in the Toronto underground, this often controversial DJ has learned to always believe in the music. Often blurring the lines between Techno, tech-house, House and Minimal, his passion driven sets are for music lovers and dancers alike.

Guest mix for D.I. Radio for www.musicatnight.com
Gallery Appearances
Acid lounge Appearances
Numerous chart rankings on Mixcloud

Opening Sets for Internationals:
Sayeed Younan (IRQ) ,Jay Frog (Ger) Mladin Tomic (HVT), Deko-ze (CAN), Terrence Parker (DET) Miguel Bastida (SPN), Stefano Kosa (ITL) Ant Brooks (U.K.)
“Becoming a regular At The Comfort Zone was special for obvious reasons, having spent many hours on the other side of the decks, as a patron, and obtaining an ear for that undeniable CZ sound.”

Music at Night 092 with special guest Nigel Best (Monday June 24)


Nigel Best (aka thepharmacist) has been involved in music for most of his life. From the early days of collecting records, DJ’ing at local youth clubs in England, where he grew up, to residencies at various clubs through the disco, new wave and early house music days. Along the way, there’s been his work on radio, record companies and managing the musical careers of artists. In 2000, he returned to playing live, with stops at WEMF renegade stages and various clubs along the way, as well as playing on bills alongside Deko-ze, Crystal Castles, Jelo, Adam K, Tom Stephan, Larry Tee, Andy Reid, and Samhouse. Along with his live shows, he is currently involved in music production, and promotion for Liverpool, UK techno label, Deep Water Recordings. 

Music at Night 091 with special guest Sheebz (Monday May 27)


Sheebz is a musical firecracker making waves in the Hamilton and Toronto scenes. Incredibly versatile, she plays dynamic live sets in a variety of genres from techno to disco. Whatever the vibe, Sheebz will have you grinning and bouncing along for the ride. Her DJ sets always tell a story, full of energy and emotional expression. She completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Cognition, where she learned how our brains process and enjoy music.

She uses this knowledge to her advantage to create beautiful mixes that make your dopamine receptors tingle. Being a classically-trained musician has made Sheebz a music snob, and she gravitates towards songs that have true musicality and organic sounds. Sheebz is an empath who connects effortlessly with her crowd to read and respond to their mood.

Where does all this passion come from? Sheebz is a voice for people with addiction and mental illness and knows that music can bring people together to heal from trauma and pain. Always full of energy and love for the music, she is motivated by the need to create in each of her listeners the primal urge to move to the beat.

Music at Night 090 with special guest Jamieson Bruce (Monday April 22)

DJing/producing since 1997, Toronto-born accomplice is well known from his early days of holding down residencies with iDJ, and the legendary Junglist Fridays at Blue Dog, both in Montreal, as well as hosting underground parties with Cognitive Vibe in the early 2000s. accomplice resided in Seoul, South Korea for five years where, with the Breakbeat Massive, he was regularly featured at one off events in and around Seoul (including in front of 50,000 people at the Pentaport Festival in 2008), a monthly resident at the legendary Vinyl Underground in Busan, and a resident of Konkrete Jungle Seoul at Club Cargo.

Now located in a hidden bunker north of Toronto, accomplice frequently makes trips down to
Detroit where he has honed his love of no-nonsense techno.

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