The city of Toronto is home to many successful and extremely talented producers, from house music to trap and bass, the six consistently contributes great music to the EDM scene. Toronto’s dance music community is flourishing and part of the success can be attributed to these 5 artists.
Miss Tara has been busy blessing the people of Toronto’s ears with her groovy beats ever since she rose from the underground, back in early 2013. She fuses her authentic sounds with an upbeat energy to create some of the most unique and catchy tracks in the dance music scene. In 2017, she released many singles, some featuring talented vocalists like Ashni and Simms. Her 34-track album “Let Live” has also garnered international attention, having ranked #1 on Beatport Electro House Top 100 Releases. She is currently working on her new album, “Love” which is set to release for early 2018. Be sure to check out some of her latest hour long radio mixes HERE.
If you attend shows in Toronto, you are likely familiar with the name Hunter Siegel. The DJ and producer is well known in the city for his event series “No Neon,” attracting partygoers who live for the darker and bass heavy house vibes. In the past, he has brought out artists like Matroda, Wuki, and Torro Torro, to throw down sets at “No Neon.” He is an accomplished producer, with a focus on the bass house, G-house, and future house genres. He has collaborated with many accomplished artists like Zeds Dead, AutoErotique, and Delaney Jane. To catch Hunter Siegel Live, keep an eye on upcoming events at “Velvet Underground.”
Keys N Krates
Keys N Krates are some of the most multi-dimensional and innovative producers/DJ’s that the dance music scene in Toronto currently has to offer. The trio started as a live hip-hop band and uses its influences mixed with some UK bass to produce their ear melting tracks. In 2017 Keys N Krates has been busy producing bone chilling tracks like “Glitter” and “Right Here.” The group has big plans in 2018, they start their U.S tour on January 24th in Buffalo and will be playing 35 shows. The tour ends with a show at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto on May 11th, so be sure to stop by to catch the trio’s live performance.
If you like trap, future bass, and feel good music, then Thugli is a DJ group you have to check out. The Toronto based duo was first established in 2012 and quickly made waves in the city’s EDM scene. The young DJ’s are known for their ability to mix on vinyl, with years of experience behind the decks, dating back to when they were 14 or 15. Thugli has been busy this year, touring across Canada and throwing down sets in Calgary, Whistler, Ottawa, and their hometown Toronto. If you haven’t yet had the chance to see Thugli live, have no fear, there will be opportunities to catch them at a Toronto show in 2018.
Deko-ze is no stranger to the dance music scene, with nearly 20 years of experience under his belt, this DJ knows how to get the party started. He is well known for his ability to smoothly transition between house, tech-house, tribal and techno. Deko-ze co-owns and runs the Toronto based label, Jungle Funk Recordings, and has made great contributions to the EDM scene. The label has established itself as one of Canada’s leading sources for dance music, with releases featuring some of the world’s hottest artists. Keep your eyes peeled in the coming months and watch out for any upcoming Deko-ze shows in the six, they are not to be missed.
Sam is a bass music enthusiast who lives in Northern Ontario. He’s passionate about the bass scene and wants to help it expand and grow. Sam is a graduate of the Durham College journalism program and currently works at the Fort Frances Times as a general reporter and photographer. Sam loves breaking music news and covering new releases. He also enjoys DJing dance music and going to shows in his spare time.