Archive for Press
Quick recap of the Grey Goose Cherry Noir Toronto launch I played back in February! Music produced by @BigPopsNP.
Excited to announce I’m heading back to Asia for another tour! This will be my 5th time there and it’s always a good time. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Singapore over the course of the next week. Full event details are below and if you need guest list to any of the parties, you can always email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
WED FEB 20
BISOUS // HONG KONG
On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 I played a private event for Blackberry’s BB10 launch. It was definitely one of the most interesting functions I’ve had to DJ in my career considering it was a 730am-11am set. Never before have I had a 630 AM soundcheck/call time but as they say, there’s a first time for everything! The event itself took place at Blackberry’s Headquarters in Waterloo, ON and the audience was comprised of 6000+ employees from all ages and walks of life. Myself and my emcee, Sir Lancelot, had the challenging task of keeping everyone excited and energetic until we went live to the stream of their CEO’s speech/product unveiling in New York City. As you can imagine, I played all genres and musical styles to cater to the diverse crowd.
Immediately after playing Kaulfeuten in Zurich, it was back to the airport to head to London England. After checking into my hotel (located in the Bloomsbury district), I was able to find an authentic barbershop and spend some time roaming the area. The following two nights (Thurs/Fri) I was playing at two of London’s best clubs – Chinawhite on Thursday night and the Playboy Club on Friday Night. It was great to finally connect with my people DJ Sam Young and DJ Smoov, and catch up in person over some delicious Nando’s Chicken. Chinawhite on Thursday was an amazing night.. Management had said the club was slower than usual because of the riots going on at the time, but it did not effect the vibe of the night at all. Great crowd and great atmosphere.. The floor was packed until the very end of the night and I had a great time playing a mix of house, hip hop, and classics! Thank you to James & Sam at Chinawhite for having me and I look forward to being back soon.. The next night was the final night of my 10 day European tour inside London’s brand new Playboy Club. Having played The Playboy Mansion a few years ago, I was curious as to how this would measure up. The Playboy Club is an ultra-exclusive members nightclub, lounge, and casino in one located in the posh Mayfair district of the city. Again, the night was slower than usual because of the aforementioned riots going on at the time, but it did not stop people from dancing, letting loose, and having fun!
To view the rest of the pictures from London.. Read More +
The first stop of August’s 10-day European Tour was Brussels, Belgium. This was my 2nd time in Belgium (the last time I was there was in November 2010) and it was just as I had remembered it: laid back, beautiful, good people, amazing architecture, good food, and a good time. Big shouts out to my man DJ Psar and the entire MP Fam for all of the hospitality! I played 2 great nights in Brussels and Inglemunster Belgium before flying to Norway on Saturday morning..
To view all of the pics from Belgium.. Read More +
MANIFESTO FESTIVAL OF COMMUNITY AND CULTURE
11 days. 13 events. 100+ artists. One city.
September 15th-25th, 2011
I’m really excited about this one! The Manifesto Festival is such a beautiful thing and I was upset that I was out of town for last year’s festivities.. This year’s line up is incredible and includes Rakim & Kid Capri, 9th Wonder & Phonte (reunited for the first time since Little Brother split up), ZULU Nation, Mad Decent, Blu & Exile and so many more.. I’m honoured to be playing the main stage between 5:30pm – 7:30pm! Toronto, please come out and support this beautiful celebration of art, music, and culture.
Press Release & Full Information Below
I really don’t know what else to say other than THANK YOU for all of your support.. This past Monday Night, May 30, 2011 I received awards for 2011 Toronto DJ of the Year, as well as 2011 Fan Choice Club DJ of the Year! Big shouts out to all of the DJ’s, producers, and artists who were in attendance. Also, much love to my 194 family for taking home awards for Club MC of the Year (Sir Lancelot), Female DJ of the Year (Lissa Monet), and Mixtape of the Year (Lissa Monet & P-Plus). Full list of winners and press release below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
ANNOUNCING THE 2011 Stylus Award CHAMPIONS!
Toronto, ON – May 30, 2011. Following a spectacular show, artists and celebrities from across the nation gathered at the 2011 Stylus Awards sponsored by Pioneer DJ to honour the best in the biz. Hundreds of Canada’s supreme talent packed the Queen Elizabeth Theatre to celebrate the 20 presented awards.
A COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS IS AVAILABLE BELOW.
Kicking off the evening in style, the red carpet was packed with the who’s who of the music industry. Guests mixed and mingled while enjoying a stupendous gift lounge created by VOCAB Communications. Host Trixx dazzled the crowd with his comedic whit as ecstatic nominees were called to the podium. Performers Reema Major (G7/Universal), JRDN (Kuya Productions), Rich Kidd (Ridgeway Entertainment Group), Danny Fernandes (CP Records/EMI) and Aleesia entertained audiences showcasing some of the finest musical artistry on the scene today. A special presentation tonight was the induction of Stylus Hall of Fame Canadian Hip Hop pioneers: Ron Nelson and Wesley “Maestro Fresh Wes” Williams.
The 2011 Stylus Awards sponsored by Pioneer DJ wraps up an incredible SpinFest weekend. 9 of the 29 awards were presented on Sunday evening *May 29th at the Stylus Pre-Award Show Nominee Party Presented by HP at The Mod Club.
2011 Stylus Award Winners Presented by Pioneer DJ
Fan Choice Club DJ of the Year presented by Pioneer DJ
Wristpect – Toronto
Fan Choice Artist of the Year
Canadian Hip Hop Single of the Year
Drake Miss Me ft Lil’ Wayne
Canadian R&B Single of the Year
JRDN – You Can Have it All
Canadian Dance/Pop Single of the Year
Shawn Desman – Night Like This
House DJ of the Year
JoJo Flores – Montreal
Electro DJ of the Year
Deadmau5 – Toronto
Dance DJ of the Year
4 Korners – Toronto
DJ Remix of the Year presented by HP
Kap n Kirk & Joe Ghost - Stromae Te Quiero (Kap n Kirk, Joe Ghost remix)
Canadian Producer of the Year presented by HP
Boi -1 da Over, Drake
Female DJ of the Year
Lissa Monet – Toronto
Radio Mixshow DJ of the Year presented by Heineken
DJ Climaxxx & Mocha Set it Off Kiss 92.5 – Toronto
Vancouver DJ of the Year presented by BlackBerry
Toronto DJ of the Year presented by BlackBerry
Montreal DJ of the Year presented by BlackBerry
Video DJ of the Year presented by Xtenda Mix
DJ Dopey – Toronto
Club MC of the Year
Sir Lancelot – Toronto
Underground Hip Hop DJ of the Year *Presented at Sunday’s Gala
Mel Boogie – Toronto
College Radio Show of the Year *Presented at Sunday’s Gala
Mel Boogie, JJ Rock and Big G Dropping Dimez CKLN 88.1 – Toronto
Club Reggae DJ of the Year *Presented at Sunday’s Gala
Spex – Toronto
Soca DJ of the Year *Presented at Sunday’s Gala
Soca Sweetness – Toronto
West Coast DJ of the Year (British Columbia, Alberta, & Saskatchewan *not including Vancouver)
*Presented at Sunday’s Gala
Smalltown DJs – Calgary
Central DJ of the Year (Manitoba, Ontario, & Quebec *not including Montreal and Toronto) *Presented at Sunday’s Gala
White Gold – Kitchener
East Coast DJ of the Year (Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick and Newfoundland) *Presented at Sunday’s Gala
IV – Halifax
Rated Next DJ of the Year *Presented at Sunday’s Gala
DJ Rych Kydd – Toronto
DJ Mixtape of the Year *Presented at Sunday’s Gala
P Plus and Lissa Monet Love Letters & Broken Hearts Pt. 2
Artist Mixtape of the Year
Rich Kidd – We On Some Rich Kidd Sh*t Vol 4: The Boiling Point
Hall of Fame Inductees
Ron Nelson DJ/Promoter
Maestro Fresh Wes Artist
About The Stylus Group
The Stylus Awards are a unique facet to the DJ and club culture in Canada. As the only institution recognizing the breadth of DJ talent in Canada, Stylus are able to bring a forum that allows DJs and Canadian Artists to display and perform their talent to the Canadian Music industry. The events throughout SpinFest and the Stylus Awards harbour performances, a national music conference, concerts and local events, all allowing Canadian Artists and DJs to flourish and be recognized. For up to date news, rule regulations, and submission guidelines of the 2011 Stylus Awards and SpinFest presented by Pioneer DJ please visit: www.stylusgroup.ca.
Good Day World!
It’s about that time.. The 6th Annual Stylus DJ Awards are around the corner! If you appreciate the time and hard work that I put in to my career, I’d like to ask you for two minutes of your day to place your votes. Thank you all for your continued support over the years!!
Here is how you can help!
1) Log on to http://stylusgroup.ca/votenow
2) Vote ‘Wristpect’ in the following categories
Category #2 – Radio Mixshow of the Year ‘Mixology’ (Download all shows here)
Category #9 – Toronto DJ of The Year
Category #15 – House DJ of the Year
Category #16 – Club Dance DJ of the Year
Category #18 – Electro DJ of the Year
*Please vote for ‘Sir Lancelot’ for Club MC of the Year
3) If you are unfamiliar with any fields you can put N/A
Thanks again for taking the time.. Peace!
On Monday, January 10, 2011, I held down the musical duties at the 5th Annual ‘Toronto Raptors Red Party’. The event took place at Muzik in Toronto and was a great experience overall. It was cool to have The Raptors + all of the corporate big wigs from companies that work with and support MLSE together in one room. Read an article on BizBash here, and a write-up on NBA.com here. Pics below.
I’m very proud and excited to announce that one of my good friends – Yale fox, has been selected as 1 of 200 presenters from around the world at this year’s coveted TED speaker series.
“It’s with much honor to announce today that I’ve fulfilled one of my life goals, and have been selected from thousands of applicants for a 2011 TED Fellowship. If you don’t know what TED is, it’s time to find out. TED is a non-profit organization based on forward thinking individuals and ideas that are worth spreading. Past speakers include Sir Richard Branson, Al Gore and Bill Gates to name a few. I’ll be presenting some of my research at this year’s conference.
Here’s a link to the official press release – they actually mentioned me specifically which is pretty awesome. You can find more information on their site here. For those of you that are wondering, tickets for this conference are around $4000 and they sell out a year in advance. Here’s a list of the other Fellows that I’ll be speaking with:
James Patten (US) A US-based inventor who is exploring new ways that physical objects can represent and control digital information
Chris Woebken (US / Germany) A German-American interaction designer whose installations create novel relationships between humans and animals
Yara Shaban (Jordan) A Jordanian electrical engineer who’s working to engage women in technology education and development in the Middle East
Camille Seaman (US) A Native American photographer whose work captures the harsh beauty of remote Arctic landscapes
Isabel Behncke Izquierdo (Chile / UK / DRC) A Chilean primatologist who studies play behavior among bonobos in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Prumsodun Ok (US / Cambodia) A Cambodian-American choreographer and performance artist whose work merges classical Cambodian and modern dance
Sey Min (Korea) A Korean data-visualization designer who works with live data sets to creatively display information
Luke Hutchison (US / New Zealand) A New Zealand-based computer scientist and computational biologist who is looking for the structural blueprints of life
Sumit Dagar (India) An Indian interaction designer and filmmaker working on the Braille Phone, a mobile phone for the blind