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.
Loetech's XI and Matt Carl (aka Bombaman) have played a key part in bringing the UK dubstep sound to Toronto dance floors.
But they haven't been afraid to throw other flavours into the mix. Both are producing tracks on their own as well, and their take on the London sound is already making its way back across the ocean onto European dance floors.
You can find their tracks on a variety of labels, including Lo Dubs, Off Road, Aufect, Dubstep Digital and Formant, and an EP is coming soon on Surface Tension.
WHO'S DROPPING THEIR TRACKS
They've been getting international play from dubstep artists like Joe Nice, Headhunter, TRG, Rob Booth and Synkro, and some of their solo tracks have been getting love from hipster heroes like Diplo, Crookers and the Trouble & Bass crew.
WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE
"UK bass with really bad bipolar."
WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN FOR TORONTO'S SCENE TO BLOW UP LARGE
"People need to identify with the music and stop using the music to identify themselves. Open hearts, open minds."