|Originally posted by basilisk |
Making a comprehensive guide to Toronto's scene would be impossible so it's just as well the author didn't try. Too bad angry people in the comments don't get that. It's a post on a general interest blog, not some kind of ultimate guide to everything noteworthy in Toronto's incredibly diverse electronic music scene.
What did you think of the article, & about the comments?
Here are some funny quotes from the comments section
|Originally posted by Bon|
This article has been re-hashed numerous times in a different way over the last ten years. It is only ever Toronto media talking up the scene - nobody else is interested.
Detroit has Movement, Montreal has Mutek, what does Toronto have?What is it about Toronto that makes it any different from any other mid sized city producing electronic music? That will make it stand out? Very little.
There is no signature sound from the city, nothing that makes a track identifiable as Toronto (as opposed to Berlin, London, Detroit, Chicago, New York), because Toronto is a bland, boring, safe, sterile city. And its plainly obvious that the city has very little to keep people there - as soon as they make a name for themselves and want to make a living out of electronic production and DJ'ing, they're gone.
|Originally posted by Mr Hood|
I think pop-EDM and dubstep culture are different than the EDM scene in the city..
While they're popular genres/sub genres of music, they don't speak for the entire EDM scene. Toronto has always been on the forefront of the global EDM scene, whether by big name artists coming to play, or homegrown talent making the next step to global acclaim.
While collaborating with artists and crossing genre lines does produce some great music in the city, it isn't what the local scene is really about.
There are some great artists being overlooked on this list, like James Teej and The King's Arms, A-Division, Chris Vench(who has been involved for many years), who are all doing great things musically. Pioneers in Toronto who are getting plenty of acclaim domestically and internationally, like Mc Flipside, Hatiras(now in portland oregon), deko-ze, manzone and strong, jerome robbins, carlo lio, among many others. These names stoked the fires and built the foundation that these "new edm producers" have platformed on.. Toronto has been producing djs/producers/promoters/record labels and a budding scene for many years. Toronto has always been at the forefront of EDM globally, it hasn't just realized its potential.. it's always been there. you just had to look harder for it before.
|Originally posted by LOL|
torro torro are a bunch of trend-jumping sycophants. the music does not live up to the hype.Hahahahah Zeds Dead and all that other brostep crap can roll over and die already….. there are a lot of talented artists in toronto, not many in this article though, but then again the ppl that read this prob think WEMF is the pinnacle of EDM festivals smh x10000000.tennyboppers that go to Bass Mentality and take as many drugs as they can do not represent the electronic scene in toronto thank you very much
Last edited by MrCanada on Jul-13-2012 at 21:23