Photo: Mark Coatsworth
THE FUTURE SOUND OF TORONTO Featuring Egyptrixx, Syntonics, Sta, Loe tech, Autoerotique, Mansion, Pilotpriest and TMDP at Circa (126 John), Friday (January 30), 10 pm. $15. circatoronto.com.
Egyptrixx (aka David Psutka) has a style that dips its toes in many musical puddles, bringing together elements of dubstep and traditional house references and even touching on some ghettotech and booty.
It's about monstrous bass lines and twitchy rhythms, and the openness of his approach is attracting attention from forward-thinking DJs like Brooklyn hotshots Drop the Lime and AC Slater
Look for his tracks on Vicious Pop, Wide, Electrostimulation, Idiot House, Seclusiasis and Transgressive.
DOES TORONTO HAVE A SOUND
"The proper underground promoters push a fairly eclectic collection of parties, so it's hard to put a name to it."
WHAT HE SOUNDS LIKE
WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN FOR TORONTO'S SCENE TO BLOW UP LARGE
"To be frank, I think the Toronto scene is a long way from blowing up. Once we start crafting our own flavour and attitude instead of coughing up deficient versions of music that was relevant three years ago elsewhere, we'll be on our way."