Thanks for posting that video.
It makes me smile to think of the wonderful times had by so many people back in the late 90's and early 00's when I was still parting in Ontario.
I am happy to see that all the work that promoters did back then has developed into a sustainable industry. I can't imagine that many promoters when they started throwing parties thought that they will develop a career out of it.
That was hardly a history of Toronto's electronic music scene.
It was a video CV for those who have a stake in Digital Dreams.
Not that I take any issue with that. Quite the contrary. People - especially the younger generation of party-goers - should know the talent, intelligence and experience behind Toronto's festivals, which may on the surface look like corporate cash grabs.
I have no doubt that Ryan loves the music that he promotes, but he's always been a businessperson, first and foremost - anyone who ever played a Destiny Friday and didn't get paid at the end of the night can attest to that.
Had not seen this before. Good watch.
Reminds me a bit of those RA real scene mini-docs.
At the end, mentioning how things got quiet in the early 2000's while everyone was learning to make music- or find their sounds / voices what ever.. seems pretty right to me. Toronto is exploding right now with talent.
well shot for sure. not some much on history though. if you want a history on edm in toronto you've got to go further back than industry. nice that matt & kenny are getting props though. out of all the toronto djs kenny has always been one of my faves. we actually go way back to even before he started spinning.