I came across an interesting article on Scientific American this week which details the science behind why vinyl sounds better than any other format. I always found that playing vinyl loud to be more comfortable to listen to than lets say a mp3, but I believed it had to do with its production value, compared to unmastered tracks one comes across on beatport.
Playing at CTRLROOM is a huge pleasure for me. It is refreshing to find a format that challenges the elitist gate-keepers who are keeping out talent in an effort to maintain the status quo. Being unique and expressing yourself is not enough to move forward. CTRLROOM has opened doors for me and others, as well as allowing a growing audience to explore music outside of Toronto’s rather narrow norms. After all, the best audience for the passionate DJ has always been a small, tightly knit group of supportive cohorts.
Do you like Techno? Then we have something in common. My friends at CTRL ROOM invited me over for a guest DJ appearance. The 3 hour Techno set was streamed live but in case you missed it you can watch it again on my new favourite social network: CHEW.tv. Special thanks must go to Hubert for putting it all together and for the great hustle put in to managing the space, all the folks who showed up at the studio or tuned in online, and my good friend Sergio Kyi for helping out with a personal crisis – thanks man. Continue reading