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.
Syntonics started life as a larger experimental electronic band but in recent years have reinvented themselves as a more dance-floor-friendly duo.
[rssbreak]DJ Barbi (aka Barbi Castelvi) and Cryogenetic (aka Mitchell Gomes, sometimes known as Cryo). Both have been making music since the early 90s, as part of traditional guitar-based bands and within electronic music.
They run their own label, Intelligenix, which is distributed through DJ Godfather's website, electrobounce.com. They also have a 12-inch coming out on American dubstep label LoDubs, with remixes by Bombaman (half of Loetech).
WHAT IS TORONTO'S SOUND?
"It's hard to limit Toronto to one specific sound at this point, because there are so many different influences on it. People like Bombaman and Egyptrixx are definitely creating new vibes, though."
WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE
"Our sound is constantly evolving. We've produced tracks that range from ghettotech, booty bass and electrofunk to freestyle, Miami bass, 80s disco and new wave. Currently, we like the sound of jungle booty."
WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN FOR TORONTO'S SCENE TO BLOW UP LARGE?