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.
Jeffrey Addison and Gavin Rough, after producing music casually for years, started taking it more seriously around a year ago, and TMDP was born.
When they play the clubs, their approach is more like a live band's than a DJ's, which helps them stand out from the crowd. Their sound is somewhere between the big-room electro house of acts like Justice and the introspective tripped-out jams of cosmic disco producers like Prins Thomas.
They've found a home at YYZ, which will release their debut album soon. A 12-inch single is also in the works.
WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE
"We're focused on melodies and always looking for new ways to showcase them without limiting ourselves to a particular tempo or instrumentation. We want to be able to like our music a year or a decade down the road."
WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN FOR TORONTO'S SCENE TO BLOW UP LARGE
"Producers have to spend more time in the studio than in the clubs, and make sure their tracks don't need a club system to be listenable."