Saturday, November 8, 2008

Transmitting from Toronto...

Greetings and welcome to Deep Transmissions. We endeavour to spread the word on the deeper side of electronic dance floor music to Toronto and beyond. Toronto has had a great history of dance music since the days of the Twilight Zone in the 80's (which was the Canadian mecca for house music in the early days) to the early 90's warehouse scene (remember places like Victoria St or 23 Hop?), later on in the seminal club Industry, the huge rave scene of the mid 90's and back to the deep house revival of the late 90's to early 00's at Roxy Blu.

Forward to 2008, and though there are still big and small clubs with countless international headliners, something seems to be lost. Not trying to be nostalgic, but perhaps the over-saturation of house and techno (and thus watering down) has somewhat taken the edge off the scene. If you care to look closer or dig deeper though, there is still quality and honest music being made and played out there. In Toronto, there's still college radio stations and a few forward thinking journalists that are keeping the flame. Some promoters are taking financial risks to bring unknown talent to the city and, local DJs are hosting under the radar events. From the white hot Berlin club scene to the fresh energy being released in former Eastern Bloc countries to the still resonant Detroit basement producers or the ever fanatic Japanese scene, the faithful are still doing it for the love of it (besides, from personal experience there isn't much $ to be made in the music industry these days).


So we will do our part to bring you what we can to help spread the word. Expect reviews, articles, interviews, charts, guest mixes and events listings. We will explore deep house, techno, tech-house, minimal, maybe even some dub step, tech-step, broken beat, but more important than genre-name dropping, just pushing good electronic dancefloor music we like.

4 comments:

todd said...

nice a blog from home, looking forward to reading guys.

Basic Soul Unit said...

Thx, its a start. We really hope it will be expand and be a base to inform and interest the Toronto and North American scene in general (and beyond).

Bill said...

Just stumbled across this site today; due in part to ideas that I have been brewing in my head for the last little while around this same subject. Your mission is spot on and if there is anyway I can help support it please let me know.

Basic Soul Unit said...

Thx,glad there are like-minded peeps out there. Definitely helping to spread the word to friends and people is always good. But if you have further ideas about articles, interviews you'd like to see, feel free to hit me up at basicsoulunit@gmail.com

Cheers
SL