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The Toronto Rave Movement :: The History & The Legacy

August 29th, 2013 by JACK | No Comments

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Sit back and take in this history lesson from some panelists that have been around since the origins of the movement in our city. While many know that much of the music’s history came from Chicago, New York and Detroit, Toronto was heavily influenced by the proximity of these cities and had a HUGE underground movement […]


Then & Now :: Roxy Blu (By Denise Benson)

January 6th, 2013 by JACK | No Comments

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  Then & Now: Roxy Blu Introducing Then & Now, a  feature by Denise Benson where she takes a look at what’s become of Toronto’s legendary, but now defunct, dance clubs. In this inaugural edition, she revisits the much-missed Roxy Blu. (via thegridto) BY: Denise Benson Club: Roxy Blu Location: 12 Brant St. Years in […]


Studio 54 :: Style & The Launch of Studio 54 Radio

January 4th, 2013 by JACK | No Comments

“A guy named Steve Rubell had a dream: To throw the best damned party the world had ever seen and to make it last forever. He built a world where fantasy was put up as reality and where an 80-year-old disco queen could dance till dawn. Where models mingled with mechanics, plumbers danced with princes. […]


Then & Now :: Industry (By Denise Benson)

December 26th, 2012 by JACK | No Comments

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PHOTOGRAPH: ROGER NAZ Matt C and Kenny Glasgow at Industry Then & Now: Industry via THE GRID   In this instalment of Then & Now, Denise Benson looks back at the legendary King West super-club that put Toronto on the international dance-music map, Industry.  BY: DENISE BENSON Club: Industry nightclub, 901 King West Years in operation: […]


Hi Tech Soul :: The Creation of Techno Music, 2006 (Documentary)

December 30th, 2011 by JACK | No Comments

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If you don’t know about The Originator, The Innovator & The Elevator, check out this amazing doc and take in some history from the D. HIGH TECH SOUL is the first documentary to tackle the deep roots of techno music alongside the cultural history of Detroit, its birthplace. From the race riots of 1967 to […]


Electric Circus :: International Guests (UK, Japan, France)

December 24th, 2011 by JACK | No Comments

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“The early rave scene in the UK, ’88-’89 we would dance in the fields open air, free of thought and we could do what we would want to do…7-8 o’clock in the morning I get to go on and play my music to these people and they’re still dancing til 2 in the afternoon.” -Carl […]


Electric Circus :: Chicago Guests

December 24th, 2011 by JACK | No Comments

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Mark Farina. DEMF Politics. (2001) “Carl Craig hired me and he eventually got fired…I ended up playing for Mecca, a Toronto based thing…it’s hard to have a Detroit thing without Carl Craig invovled.” DJ Heather another regular from CHI-TOWN credits influences from DJ Sneak, Mark Farina, Derrick Carter and more… “House Music, that is my […]


Electric Circus :: NYC Guests

December 24th, 2011 by JACK | No Comments

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DJ Neil Aline (NYC) reppin Garage 416 (2001) Did everyone that had a gig at Roxy for Garage416 roll through EC First? DJ E-MAN (NYC) .Shouts out to Kerri Chandler, Jon Cutler, DJ Romain…(2001) A regular guest from NYC on the show,(1994-1997) DJ Romain from Brooklyn, talking about his experiences on Electric Circus in Toronto. […]


Electric Circus :: Toronto,1988-2003

December 24th, 2011 by JACK | No Comments

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Are we going backwards? Wishing for Deep House on commercial radio when back in the day we had it on TV?  Maybe some things are better left in the underground… If you’re from Toronto, you probably watched Electric Circus growing up. This Canadian broadcast of a live dance music show at the MuchMusic studios was […]


Electric Circus :: Martha Wash, Barbra Tucker, Pete Rock, CL Smooth, & More (Performances)

December 22nd, 2011 by JACK | No Comments

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This is the real. The original. The only one. It’s raining men. Martha Wash on Electric Circus. Brooklyn is in the house. Barbra Tucker, Electric Circus at Canada’s Wonderland (Summer , 2000)   Gloria Gaynor at Electric Circus Puff Daddy (Pretty sure that’s what he called himself then) Pete Rock & CL Smooth (1992) Tag […]



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