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.
Violca and Barletta just started producing together as Mansion this past summer but are already making waves in the clubs and on the blogs for their shameless love of big-room house. Bucking the trend of buzz-saw bass lines and distorted synths, they've helped bring pianos and melody back to the scene. Their authorized remix of MSTRKRFT's Bounce brought them immediate attention on the international scene, which they've capitalized on by cranking out new tunes at an impressive rate.
WHAT'S GOOD ABOUT BEING FROM TORONTO?
"There's a lot of attention on our dance music scene right now, so you definitely get credit just for being from here."
WHAT IS TORONTO'S SOUND?
"There's so much variety and talent here, there isn't really a particular sound or style that sums it up."
WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE
WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN FOR TORONTO'S SCENE TO BLOW UP LARGE
"This article, just to prove that it already has!"