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Renowned Toronto artist Bryan Espiritu – founder of The Legends League and Ideall Clothing, is celebrating his 30th birthday by holding his first solo art exhibit. I have the honor of being a part of the DJ lineup during the evening.. It’s a free event celebrating talent, art and music. If you are going to be in the city of Toronto on Friday, May 13, I highly recommend you attend this event. Click Here for more details.
The Legends League is a Toronto-born brand created by artist, designer and writer Bryan Espiritu. Fueled by his life experiences and passion for brutally honest representation, he has built a young and powerful following for his artwork, written work and clothing line IDEALL. “The Legends League” reveals the most candid pieces of a man who built his life around a brand about his life. Enjoy!
This year’s Halloween Weekend was pretty crazy.. On Friday Oct 30 we were at Toronto’s biggest Halloween costume party inside Liberty Grand with over 5000 people in attendance.. The next day (Saturday, October 30) we flew to PEI for the first time (Eastern Canada) to play The Wave at University of PEI, along with our drummer – JB Allen. This party was a smash… Thus brings us to Halloween night, Sunday Oct 31. We took an evening flight back to Toronto which got me back just in time to play a set at TIME Nightclub, alongside my dude DJ Tilt. Another Halloween weekend, another series of good parties.. Videos & pics from all 3 nights below.
Here are some upcoming dates.. I can’t believe I am seeing October, November & December.. Where did 2010 go?!
Oct 1 – Dragonfly [Casino Niagara]
Oct 2 – The Drink [Guvernment, Toronto]
Oct 4 – Revival [Toronto]
Oct 7 – Coors Light Mystery Mansion [XS, Toronto]
Oct 8 – Club V Opening [Newfoundland]
Oct 9 – The Drink [Guvernment, Toronto]
Oct 11 – 14 – NYC
Oct 15 – Tryst [Toronto]
Oct 16 – Mixology Show 9-10PM [Flow 93.5 FM]
Oct 16 – The Drink [Guvernment, Toronto]
Oct 22 – Seneca College
Oct 22 – Titanium [Waterloo]
Oct 23 – 27 – NYC
Oct 28 – Van Gogh’s [Guelph]
Oct 29 – Liberty Grand [Toronto]
Oct 30 – PEI University [Prince Edward Island]
Oct 31 – TIME [Toronto]
Nov 2 – Rogers Wireless Private Event [Toronto]
Nov 4 – Le Roi Des Belges [Brussels]
Nov 5 – Fabolous Concept at Club Verso [Kortrijk]
Nov 6 – Mixology Show 9-10PM [Flow 93.5 FM]
Nov 6 – Le Seven [Cambrai, France]
Nov 7 – TBD [Europe Tour]
Nov 10 – The Distillery [Calgary]
Nov 12 – Dragonfly [Casino Niagara Fallsview Resort]
Nov 13 – The Drink [Guvernment, Toronto]
Nov 20 – The Drink [Guvernment, Toronto]
Nov 24 – M1NT [Shanghai, China]
Nov 25 – M1NT [Shanghai, China]
Nov 26 – Beijing Club [Hong Kong, China]
Nov 27 – Mixology Show 9-10PM [Flow 93.5 FM]
Nov 27 – M1NT [Shanghai, China]
Dec 2 – TBD [San Diego, Ca]
Dec 3 – Google Staff Party [San Francisco, Ca]
Dec 4 – The Drink [Guvernment, Toronto]
Dec 10 – Tryst [Toronto]
Dec 11 -The Drink [Guvernment, Toronto]
Dec 17 – Beta [Waterloo] [Tentative]
Dec 18 – The Drink [Guvernment, Toronto]
Dec 24 – TBD
Dec 25 – The Drink [Guvernment, Toronto]
Dec 26 – Tryst [Toronto]
Dec 31 – TBD
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2010
Wristpect x Blackberry x Maritz Canada Deliver ‘Torch’
Mobile Industry Awards 2010 ‘Best Manufacturer of the Year’, Research In Motion and their award winning BlackBerry brand teamed up with the 2010 Toronto DJ of the year Wristpect, to launch the brand new and highly anticipated Blackberry Torch device in Canada. Los Angeles, Toronto, Vancouver & Montreal held the only North American events of their sort.
Alongside Maritz Canada, Blackberry recently held national launch events for their Torch device, entitled the ‘Influencer’ and the ‘Rep’.
The invite-only ‘Influencer’ event attracted over 200 high profile Blackberry users to experience the new Torch device. The Rep event was an extremely successful gathering of 400 enthusiastic sales associates who received Torch devices at each of their respective locations. The soundtrack for these events across the country was provided by DJ Wristpect, who also creatively used the Torch devices to deliver his performance.
“It is always an honour to work with such a powerful and prominent brand” said Wristpect. “As a heavy user & advocate of Blackberry devices for over 6 years now, I feel as though this has been a long time coming. I’ve converted hundreds of friends and colleagues into certified Blackberry addicts over the last several years.. I look forward to further developing a professional relationship with both Blackberry & Maritz, and using the new Torch device in my day to day business!”
Teaming up with major brands is not anything new for this young DJ/Entrepreneur; Wristpect has worked alongside brands such as Google, MTV and Hennessy to Sony, Redbull and Playboy.
Most recently, Wristpect was awarded ‘Toronto DJ of the Year’ at the 2010 Stylus DJ Awards. The year before, he was nominated Canada’s #1 Club DJ, joined Clinton Spark’s ‘Smash Squad DJ’ crew, and played club dates across New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Costa Rica, and more.
The Blackberry Torch is currently available through select carriers worldwide. Please contact your wireless provider formore information.
Dj Hedspin (Eh! Team Djs – www.theehteamdjs.blogspot.com) x Sharks + Hammers (www.sharksandhammers.com/) have teamed up to put out a mixtape / t-shirt package dedicated to one of the pioneers and best to ever do it, Rakim. This mix contains original samples, unreleased demos, b-side remixes, radio commercials, and interview footage. The t-shirts will be available
(http://sharksandhammers.bigcartel.com/) and at other retailers across North America.
Click below for full tracklist..
Via High Snobiety
“As part of the inaugural World Basketball Festival – brought together by Converse, the Jordan Brand and Nike Basketball – recording artist JAY-Z will take the stage at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on Thursday August 12, 2010, following an on-court showcase featuring finalists for the 2010 USA Basketball World Championship Team.
In addition to his performance, JAY-Z has joined forces with Nike to create an iconic collection of Air Force Ones – the All Black Everything collection inspired by the World Basketball Festival. Nike has donated the shoes to the Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation who in turn have linked up with eBay on a charity auction that begins on August 12th at www.ebay.com/jayznikewbf. Only two pairs of each of the five designs will be created, one for the winning bidder and one for the man behind the design, JAY-Z.
The entire Radio City Music Hall basketball and musical performance will stream live on http://www.facebook.com/wbf beginning at 6:30 p.m. EDT until its conclusion.”
Last weekend (May 28 – June 01), The Stylus Group held the 5th Annual Stylus Spinfest & DJ Awards. The weekend’s events & Monday’s award show brought together & celebrated the deejays, artists, producers, labels, and individuals who help shape and develop Canada’s urban music scene.
Last year I won ‘Canadian Club DJ of the Year’ and thanks to your support, I was nominated for 3 awards this year (Club DJ of the Year, Toronto DJ of the Year & Mixtape of the Year) & ended up taking home 2 – Toronto DJ of the Year & Mixtape of the Year! I suck terribly at acceptance speeches and never remember to say what I want or thank the people I want to, so here goes..
Mixtape of the Year – Bridging The Gap V4 – Toronto to Virginia
Hosted By: The Clipse
Thank you to The Clipse (Malice & Pusha-T), Rick Geez, Geezy, Pharrel, Shae, NERD, Star-Trak, everyone in Virgina (all artists & producers), everyone in Toronto (all artists & producers), Bryan E. of The Legends League for the dope cover art and t-shirt design, my dude’s Bobby Redef & Sir Lancelot for making me scrap the tape & start over, my boy Mattice for his creative direction & ableton help, Mediaphase for their online distribution & support, IdeLL Clothing, Play Cloths, Orisue, Ransom, Nahright, 2Dopeboyz, all of the bloggers who posted the tape, and everyone who continues to support the movement!
Toronto DJ of The Year
Big thank you first and foremost to my parents, for being supportive of me quitting the corporate 9-5 grind to focus on DJ’ing back when it was not looking so promising.. The fact that they let me to pursue my passion at such a young age says a lot and meant a lot to me, and I’m always thankful for that. Thanks to my girl, for being so understanding and supportive as well, and of course, my entire team.. My emcee, Sir Lancelot (we consistently shut parties down together), Mediaphase, all the promoters & corporate clients whom I’ve worked with, everyone at FLOW 93.5 FM, my sponsors (IdeaLL, Orisue, Ransom, Ortofon), Stylus Group, Marc Ecko Watches and finally everyone who comes out to the parties, downloads the mixtapes/podcasts & continues to show love and support in general.. Much thanks!
For a full run down on all the winners from the 2010 Stylus DJ Awards log onto www.stylusgroup.ca
On May 20 – 24, I was out in LA playing some dates in Hollywood w/ my dude Sir Lancelot. We were at Cabana Club on Thurs, Beachwood Fri, Marbella Sat, and Empire on Sunday! Big shouts out to the man DJ Mike Danger for everything as usual – he is that dude! Between the club gigs, we connected with DJ Skee at his studios, caught up with the homies at Orisue, went by Mad Lion’s studio, did some shopping and ate a lot of food.. Look out for Bridging The Gap: Toronto – LA.. It’s coming! I’ll also have a video from this tour put together soon, in the meantime here are some pics..
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Toronto based artist Bryan Espiritu has released the highly anticipated Wealth Series of his Ideall Clothing fashion line. In the lookbook you will find some very honest insight into the inspirations, and concepts behind each design written by Bryan himself.
CLICK HERE to check out the Spring/Summer Wealth Series line.
Just found this over at A-Trak‘s site.. Thought it would serve as a good source of inspiration to all those trying to do their ‘own thing’ ! Hard work, passion, and persistence will always pay off.. Big up Fools Gold, keep that good music coming!
*RE-MASTERED* Wristpect Presents Bridging The Gap V4 – Toronto to Virginia [Hosted By The Clipse]
Hosted by The Clipse
Edit: The original .zip file I posted for download was somehow corrupted, and it affected the audio quality. I have re-upped the .zip and it is now much better quality audio, so I encourage you to re-download this version.
I’m sorry to have kept you waiting on this edition of the ‘Bridging The Gap’ mixtape series [Toronto to Virgina] and appreciate your patience.. It’s coming soon.. I promise. I was supposed to wrap this up before leaving for tour and I felt like I was rushing the final product.. While I was out DJ’ing on the West Coast, I decided to step back from what I had originally done and take a slightly different approach. I’ve been putting a lot of work into this and want to make sure I deliver a quality product to you guys.. Again, thanks for your support and patience with this!
Official “Bridging the Gap: T.O. to V.A.[Hosted by The Clipse]” Fully Wholly by creative genius Bryan Espiritu.
“Fuck you, we’re from T.O.”